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Funding Your Project

Creative Spark

"Small Projects can have a big impact."

Artists across all disiplines & cultures who are living and working in the Columbia Basin region and have an interest in working with young people in an arts-based capacity are invited to apply for Creative Spark Columbia Basin grants.

Creative Spark Columbia Basin grants offer 100% coverage for projects up to $2,000 to support artists to engage young people in schools and/or communities in arts-based projects

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The Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA) administers and manages arts and culture granting programs on behalf of the Columbia Basin Trust.

Here you will find information on the annual arts and culture funding programs, contacts for local arts councils in the Columbia Basin, lists of arts, culture and heritage projects that have been funded by the Trust through the CKCA, arts links to funders and arts, culture and heritage resources, and an on-line art gallery showcasing the work of Basin artists.

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Columbia Basin Trust supports the ideas and efforts of the people in the Columbia Basin.The Columbia Basin Trust provides funding and support through various programs and partner with the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance to deliver support to both individual artists and organisations alike.

Columbia Basin Trust

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Columbia Gaming Grants

Community Gaming Grants provide $135 million annually to not-for-profit organizations throughout B.C., to support their delivery of ongoing programs and services that meet the needs of their communities.

BC Arts Council

The BC Arts Council (BCAC) was created in 1995 as an agency of the Province of British Columbia under the Arts Council Act. The BCAC nurtures and supports arts and cultural activity in communities across British Columbia. From community arts in rural and urban centres, to individual artists, professional performing arts companies, Indigenous artists and cultural organizations, art galleries, local museums and music festivals – BCAC supports a range of activities while engaging with artists and communities to inform policies and programs.

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Arts BC

Arts BC is a Provincial Arts Service Organization, and they make it their job to give individuals and organizations the tools and support in order to excel at Arts and Cultural leadership, of all types and forms

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Leon and Thea Koerner Award

The Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation provides funding to stimulate and invigorate non-profit organizations in the cultural and creative arts and the social services who serve communities throughout British Columbia. The grants are given so that groups may undertake programs and/or projects that would not be possible otherwise, or require additional financial assistance.

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