Kootenay Art News

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June 1 st Creston Valley Arts Council GIFT SHOP OPENING!

Visit the new Arts Council Gift shop and see the display of local art and fine craft.

See Our Poster

Friday 10am - 2pm
Saturday 9am - 1pm
Sunday 10am - 2 pm

Where: Creston Visitors Centre, 121 Northwest Blvd. Creston BC

2018 BC Culture Days Ambassadors Announced

BC Culture Days has announced the winners of the 2018 Ambassador and Awards program. Each ambassador will be awarded $1,000 ($500 production budget + $500 Artist Honorarium) to present a Culture Days activity and act as a spokesperson for BC Culture Days leading up to the Culture Days weekend, September 28, 29, and 30.


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

Alliance News / Office Closed During Our Unrestricted Conference

  Wednesday June 13, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

Featured In This Issue Downtown Office Closed During Unrestricted Conference Hot Off the Blog: Canada Council Seeks Deaf and Disabled Artists for Study on Arts Practices   Downtown Office Closed During Unrestricted Conference Unrestricted, our annual conference presented in collaboration with the … Continue reading

Spring and Summer Programming at Oxygen Art Centre

  Wednesday June 13, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

June, July and August are busy months at Oxygen Art Centre! Please check out our summer Adult and Youth Education opportunities, and come down to visit Wayfinding: identity and the Kootenays a Juried Emerging Artists Exhibition open until July 7th. Also, … Continue reading

Key City Theatre: Please Attend our 2018-19 Season Preview June 14

  Wednesday June 13, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

We are thrilled to Announce our 2018-19 Key City Theatre Season Line Up! THURSDAY JUNE 14 at 7:00 PM Wine & Cheese Reception at 6:00 PM Live entertainment & Fun! Join us as we unveil our exciting 27th Season. The evening … Continue reading

Summer Kicks presents TINY LIGHTS REDUX this Wednesday

  Wednesday June 13, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

Wednesday June 13 “TINY LIGHTS REDUX” The Wolfe – Maddie Storvald – Steve Brockley Band with Krista & The Krybabys Fresh from playing at the Tiny Lights Festival in Ymir (this past weekend), three “best of the fest” acts will … Continue reading

Heritage BC Update: interpreting heritage with the help of paint and code

  Wednesday June 13, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

Celebrating Recipients of the 2018 Heritage Awards Trethewey House Heritage Site Agents of Discovery Award of Recognition, Heritage Education and Awareness With a mandate to preserve and exhibit artifacts, and to educate and entertain the public, Heritage Abbotsford Society had … Continue reading

Amplify BC Live Music program will support BC-based live music events – Opens October 3rd, deadline November 14

  Wednesday June 13, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

Hello Live Music advocates and event producers, https://www.creativebc.com/programs/amplify-bc#funding-programs-deadlines Amplify BC – Live Music events program This program will support BC-based live music events, creating engagement opportunities for audiences, artists and youth, and enhancing music tourism throughout BC. Live Music intake … Continue reading

TechSoup Canada: 3 weeks away – Strategies for Donor Retention Using Your CRM

  Wednesday June 13, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

Philip Manzano of Keela.co will be presenting a webinar on how to increase donor retention by creating reliable reports and data. This webinar is for nonprofit professionals with essential fundraising skills who are looking to improve their craft with the use of … Continue reading

CBT: Non-profit Advisors Program Update

  Wednesday June 13, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

This program can help your non-profit increase capacity, become more sustainable and become more efficient. Here are some program updates: Upcoming Workshops The College of the Rockies Continuing Education Program is offering workshops in June including: financial management for non-profits board governance … Continue reading

Upcoming events at the Capitol Theatre

  Wednesday June 13, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

FILM SCREENING United By Water Thursday, June 14th @ 7pm Tickets: Free Upper Columbia United Tribes, the Sinixt & the Capitol Theatre have teamed up to present United By Water, an evening of films about water, salmon, rivers and climate … Continue reading

Dates Announced: Engagement Sessions on Indigenous Languages Legislation

  Wednesday June 13, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

The Government of Canada has released a schedule of dates for engagement on the proposed federal Indigenous languages legislation. The schedule for the B.C. engagement sessions is as follows: June 26, 2018 – Vancouver (Métis) June 27, 2018 – Vancouver … Continue reading

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