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Grants to British Columbia Arts Nonprofits and Individuals for Local Cultural Projects

Arts and Culture Grant Programs: Arts Funding to Communities


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Funding Source
Columbia Basin Trust and Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA)
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Geographic Focus
Canada:British Columbia: Columbia Basin Trust region;

Important Dates
Deadline: 03/03/23 5:00 PM Local Time Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $2,500 to British Columbia arts and cultural nonprofit organizations and individuals for arts and cultural projects that benefit residents in eligible communities. Funding is intended for arts activities and programs that address local concerns and that benefit the residents of the Columbia Basin Trust region.


  • Fund individual or group projects
  • Respond to unique local issues
  • Provide funds to artists, or to arts and cultural groups
  • Involve more artists in local arts projects and arts decision making
  • Raise awareness of artists as belonging to the Basin and being interpreters of Basin culture

Examples of eligible projects:

  • Individual artists requiring funding to create an original new artistic project (artwork, writing, media, performance, dance, etc.);
  • Individuals, arts, cultural or community groups offering new projects, programs, events, and workshops;
  • Arts, cultural, or musical groups requiring uniforms or costumes.
  • Funding may include the payment of artists, performers and writers for the production, performance, or exhibition of their works. 


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Funding eligibility and guidelines:
- Funding is available to individuals, groups, or organizations.
- Funding is available for local artistic or cultural projects benefiting Basin artists and/or communities.

General Eligibility for all Arts and Cultural funding:

Additional Geographic Information:

Map of the Columbia Basin Trust region:

Funding under this grant program is not available for capital expenses.

For a list of ineligible requests, see:

Pre-Application Information
Deadline for Arts Funding to Communities: 5:00 pm local time, March 3, 2023

The payment of artists, performers, and writers for the production, performance, or exhibition of their works is a CKCA priority.

About the Columbia Basin:

Estimated Size of Grant
Maximum request is $2,500. Average awards tend to be in the $500 to $2,500 range.

Term of Contract
Projects must take place between June 1, 2023, and May 31, 2024.

Contact Information

Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance

Office Location:
#4 – 619B Front Street
Nelson, B.C.
(above Kootenay Valley Financial Services)

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