The Arrow Lakes Historical Society is just one of over 170 arts, culture and heritage projects which, including the Columbia Basin Culture Tour, have received a total of $706,000 in funding for the 2013-2014 season through the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA), in partnership with Columbia Basin Trust (CBT).
“The grant is to help finish digitize Milton’s photos,” said the Arrow Lakes Historical Society’s Rosemarie Parent, wife of the late local historian Milton Parent. “He found a way to get copies of photos without taking the pictures away from people.”
“The CKCA Steering Committee was pleased to be able to supply CBT funding to good projects all across the Basin. We hope cultural organizations will start thinking about activities that will be happening between June 2014 and May 2015 and planning their applications now for the next funding cycle,” said Jacquie Hamilton, Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance Chair.
CKCA administers and manages arts, culture and heritage program funding on behalf of CBT. Funding applications were adjudicated in May by the CKCA Steering Committee, with input from community arts councils. The funding will go toward a wide range of projects, including individual and group projects, master classes, major exhibitions and heritage capital projects.
“Arts, culture and heritage are fundamental to who we are as Basin residents and integral to community well being in the Columbia Basin,” said Neil Muth, CBT President and CEO. “We fully support CKCA in its efforts to build long-term sustainability for artists and to strengthen and support arts, culture and heritage organizations.”
CKCA funding helps individuals and organizations realize heritage projects and projects in all arts disciplines, including visual art, theatre, music, dance, media, literature and inter-arts. For a list of funded projects, visit the CKCA website at www.basinculture.com or call 1-877-505-7355.
-with files from CKCA