Kootenay Art News

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Arts Council Series - Photography and Social Media for Artists

Photographing your 2D & 3D Art - The Basics
Tuesday Feb 20 / 6-9pm College of the Rockies.

Basic No Stress Photo Editing
Tuesday Feb 27 / 6-9pm College of the Rockies.

Social Media for Visual Artists
Tuesday Mar 6 / 6-9pm College of the Rockies.

Selling your Artwork on Facebook and other Social Media
Tuesday Mar 13 / 6-9pm College of the Rockies.

CKCA Grant Writing Workshops 2018


CKCA Arts and Culture Funding Program 2018-2019



January 17, 2016



Changes to the BC Society Act


Law For Non Profits

The new Societies Act is here. Today we launch our free on-demand Webinar on Vimeo, and information about the Law for Non Profits Transition Hubs.

Here is a one-page flyer with the links and information. Please forward to your network, or print and post where it is relevant for others:



January 8, 2016

Columbia Basin Trust commits 15 per cent increase to support local projects

(Columbia Basin) – Community projects will be getting access to more funds this spring through Columbia Basin Trust’s popular Community Initiatives and Affected Areas programs. The Trust announced a 15 per cent increase from $3.6 million per year throughout the Basin, to over $4.2 million per year for each of the next five years.

"We are pleased to continue our long-standing partnership with local governments and First Nations to identify local priorities and deliver benefits to Basin communities," said Neil Muth, President and CEO. "The ultimate goal is to support the projects that are important to residents, and we know this increase will help communities do more."

Started in 1998, these programs are the Trust’s longest running granting programs designed to help address the needs of Basin communities. The Trust distributes funds to local government and First Nation partners once a year, and communities then use various methods—from local council decisions to votes from residents—to decide which projects will receive grants.

"We are very pleased that CBT has decided to increase the funding for this program," said Revelstoke Mayor Mark McKee. "Over the past 18 years, the program has provided significant support for many community projects that could not have proceeded without the funds provided by the Trust, and these projects have really benefitted our residents and improved their quality of life in many ways."

"From Better Babies to seniors programs, educational initiatives, environmental projects and community hall renovations, the Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs have provided critical support to a broad range of projects that have directly benefited the residents in our communities," says RDEK Board Chair Rob Gay. "Every year we are over-subscribed, and the increase in funding is fantastic news as it will allow even more people to benefit from these valuable programs."

The new five-year commitment totals over $21 million and extends to 2021.

To learn more about the programs and view upcoming deadlines visit cbt.org/cipaap.

Columbia Basin Trust supports the ideas and efforts of the people in the Columbia Basin. To learn more about the Trust’s programs and initiatives, and how it helps deliver social, economic and environmental benefits to the Basin, visit cbt.org or call 1.800.505.8998.

Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs: Annual Funding 2016/17–2020/21

All areas receive Community Initiatives funding, while the communities and areas around the Arrow, Kinbasket, Duncan and Koocanusa reservoirs which were most affected by the construction of the Treaty dams, also receive Affected Areas funding.

Local Government Annual Funding
City of Revelstoke $404,269
Ktunaxa Nation Council (four bands) $144,900
Shuswap Band $36,225
Regional District of Central Kootenay $1,486,213
Regional District of East Kootenay $1,197,531
Regional District of Kootenay Boundary $354,973
Town of Golden $325,562
Village of Valemount $261,950

Kootenay Arts Bulletin News

Call for Entry: Artists / Heritage Venues

  Thursday February 22, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

Columbia Basin Culture Tour – August 11 & 12, 2018 a project of the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance Columbia Basin – Call for entry: registration is now open for artists/venues in the Columbia Basin to participate in the Columbia Basin … Continue reading

Province Provides $50 Million in New Funding for First Nations Languages!

  Thursday February 22, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

Dear Language Champions, Chiefs and Council, and Community Partners, We are pleased to share the news that the provincial government in British Columbia has recognized the importance of Indigenous language revitalization in its 2018 budget announcement. The province will be … Continue reading

Important Changes to the Microsoft Software Donation Program on TechSoup Canada

  Thursday February 22, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

Today we’re sharing news from Microsoft and an update on planned changes to their program on TechSoup Canada. Some of these changes will impact the current Microsoft Software Donation Program on TechSoup Canada, and may be of interest to your nonprofit … Continue reading

Spencer Chandra Herbert, MLA: Budget 2018 – Arts & Culture News

  Thursday February 22, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

After years of advocacy of good people like you, I wanted to share some good news from todays budget with you. We’re engaging young minds who could become the creative thinkers, artists and innovative problem-solvers of tomorrow. $15 million dollars … Continue reading

Dancing, theatre and movies this week in Trail!

  Thursday February 22, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

Rossland Light Opera Players presents Finding a Wife for Gino February 24 at 7 pm Rossland Light Opera Players present A Two-Act Italian Musical Comedy Written and Directed by Jamie Santano. Forty-year-old Gino Santucci isn’t married, much to the dismay … Continue reading

2018 Call for BC Culture Days Artist Ambassadors

  Thursday February 22, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

Deadline: March 21, 2018 2018 is set to be another exciting year for BC Culture Days, with many new projects on the horizon! To support this year’s campaign, we are pleased to announce that, once again, we will be inviting BC artists to … Continue reading

27th Annual Kaslo Jazz Etc. Summer Music Festival Initial Artist Announcement!

  Thursday February 22, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

We are incredibly excited to share the Initial 2018 Artist Lineup! Thank you to everyone who participated in the wordplay contest. The answer is: Cave Singers! The winner has been notified. Stay tuned for more wordplay contests and artists to … Continue reading

BC Association for Charitable Gaming Executive Director Job Posting

  Thursday February 22, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

The BCACG is in the process of selecting a new Executive Director.  The job description notes that living in the Lower Mainland or on Vancouver Island is an asset, but professional competencies will be considered above location (in other words, … Continue reading

FPCC’s Mentor-Apprentice Program is now accepting applications!

  Thursday February 22, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

FPCC is pleased to announce that the Mentor-Apprentice Program is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 program year! The Mentor-Apprentice Program supports one-on-one teams of a language mentor and apprentice to complete 300 hours of language immersion work together over … Continue reading

Archivists look to ‘decolonize’ Canada’s memory banks

  Thursday February 22, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

The Canadian Press Published Monday, February 19, 2018 4:12AM EST   Reconciliation is rewriting Canada’s memory banks as archivists across the country work to make their collections more open to and sensitive towards Indigenous people. Library and Archives Canada is … Continue reading

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