Free Arts and Culture Grant Writing Workshops


Columbia Basin – Want to learn more about how to apply for arts and culture grants delivered by the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance? Attend a free workshop with Krista Patterson, who will share how to apply and what to expect from the application process.

Individuals working in all artistic disciplines as well as arts and cultural organizations residing in the Columbia Basin are invited to attend the workshops.

The Columbia Basin Trust’s arts and culture grants are managed and administered by CKCA. The Trust proudly supports initiatives and projects that highlight Basin arts and culture, and for 2019/20, the arts and culture grant program allocation is $750,000.

Workshops are FREE. Pre-registration is required.

Workshops are offered online starting February 5. For dates and to register visit:

More information and general funding policies are available online at Further questions? E-mail or call 1-250-505-5505; toll free 1-877-505-7355.

Working with community arts councils, individual artists, performers, writers, and arts and cultural organizations, the goal of the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance is to build long-term sustainability for artists and to strengthen and support arts and cultural organizations.

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CKCA and the Trust announce 2019-20 programs

Columbia Basin – Artists in all disciplines-as well as arts and culture organizations-are invited to apply for funding through the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA), which delivers the Arts and Culture Program on behalf of Columbia Basin Trust.
The Trust has a longstanding partnership with CKCA for the delivery of arts and culture programming, as well as representing the interests of the arts and culture community in the region.

“Over the past 20 years, we’ve seen firsthand the positive impact funding has on supporting arts and culture, in particular the many emerging artists in this region who have thrived,” said Laura White, CKCA Chair. “The Trust’s continued investment in arts and culture through the CKCA will have a significant impact for artists and organizations in the Basin.”

For 2019-20, CKCA is receiving $750,000 from the Trust to directly support arts and culture projects. Funding is available for individuals and groups through the following programs: funding through community arts councils; minor capital arts projects; touring; arts and cultural mentoring / master classes; major project arts; artists in education; and an arts presenting and creation program for organizations. Applications are adjudicated once a year by local arts councils and the CKCA Steering Committee. Funding also supports the development of a regional arts and cultural publication and the popular Columbia Basin Culture Tour, which will occur in August 2019.

“Celebrating arts and culture is an important part of life for Basin residents. We know that it contributes to our quality of life here,” said Michelle d’Entremont, Manager, Delivery of Benefits, Columbia Basin Trust. “CKCA programming offers valuable support and expertise in the arts and culture sector that enriches our communities and supports the successful development of artists.”

Visit, for more information about programs and application procedures. Please note, applications will now be submitted online for most programs. Call CKCA at 250.505.5505 or 1.877.505.7355 for any additional questions.

CKCA applications must be received by March 1 or March 15, 2019, depending on the program.

Columbia Basin Trust supports efforts to deliver social, economic and environmental benefits to the residents of the Columbia Basin. To learn more about Trust programs and initiatives, visit or call 1.800.505.8998.

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Award winning movies, puppets from Iceland, bawdy comedy and music – it’s all at The Bailey!

Trail & District Arts Council presents
Sunday Cinema

Sunday, February 24 at 4:30 pm – The Royal Theatre

The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush. No stranger to politics, Cheney’s impressive résumé includes stints as White House chief of staff, House Minority Whip and defence secretary. When Bush wins by a narrow margin, Cheney begins to use his newfound power to help reshape the country and the world in ways that we still feel today.

“McKay treats the movie as a slightly cracked burlesque. He turns history into a rollicking circus for liberals, inviting us to revel in Dick Cheney’s Greatest Hits Of Infamy.” – Owen Gleiberman, Variety

The film has won many awards including: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Screenplay and Best Director at the Golden Globes; Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Editingat the BAFTAs; and Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for Amy Adams at the SAG Awards.

The film has multiple Oscar nominations including Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Screenplay.

Director: Adam McKay  /  Stars: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell  /  2h12min / Biography, Comedy, Drama /  Rating: 14A


All tickets are $10 cash at the door.

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CVAC February Newsletter


2019-2020 Arts & Culture Funding Programs

Deadlines Are As Close As March 1st

Phantom Of The Gallery
Call To Artists

Submission Deadline: July 15th, 2019

Click Here To Read More

Phantom Of The Gallery Exhibit
Exhibit Date: September 26th-28th

Where:  Casey’s Community House – upper floor. 1136 Canyon St. Creston, BC.


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BCTC Newsletter February 2019



To read the newsletter, click here.

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World of Puppets’ “Metamorphosis”

Date & Time: March 9 at 7:30 pm

For more info go to or call 250-368-9669  or visit The Bailey Theatre, 1501 Cedar Ave., Trail.

Submission: Metamorphosis is a show by Bernd Ogronik, of Worlds of Puppets who was the founder and Artistic Director of the Icelandic Centre for Puppetry Arts. Known for the amazing hand carved wooden puppets he makes, which he magically brings to life during the performance.

The show is a series of short stories that depicts the constantly changing nature of our existence and our perception. Nothing remains the way it seems, as it does not matter what we see but how we see it.

The cast consists of the most intricate marionettes and rod puppets carved of wood, as well as unforgettable characters created simply with silk scarves and the hands and feet of the puppeteer. The context of the vignettes ranges from the trivial to the metaphysical. A strong emphasis lies on imagery, made possible through the surrealistic quality inherit in Puppets.

Admission (advance purchase) $24 / Admission (at the door) $26

Suitable for adults 19+

Presented by the Trail & District Arts Council’s as part of the Experiments in Entertainment Series.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des Arts du Canada Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien.

More info at #BringingTheArtsToLife

All tickets are general admission.

The E2 series is sponsored by Trail Beer Refinery.

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World of Puppets’ “Peter and the Wolf”

Date & Time: March 9 at 2 pm

In this beautiful telling of “Peter and the Wolf” by World of Puppets, each character is portrayed by an amazing cast of intricate marionettes carved of wood, as well as other styles of puppets.

The music leads the show in this piece, that was created by Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev in 1936 to help young people get to know the instruments in a symphony orchestra.

The show is the creation of Bernd Ogrodnik, former Master Puppeteer for Iceland’s National Theater and founder and Artistic Director of the Icelandic Center for Puppetry Arts.

45 minute performance with the opportunity to go onstage after the show and meet the puppets up close!

Tickets are $15.

Performances suitable for ages 5-10.

For more information visit or call 250-368-9669

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des Arts du Canada

Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien.

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Sunday Cinema – looks so great! / Plus another climbing movie!


Please find the attached Sunday Cinema films presented by The Trail & District Arts Council. They have some amazing films coming including VICE and IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK.

Tickets are $10 at the door.

We are thrilled to partner with TAWKROC to present REEL ROCK 13 for 1 show Thursday Feb 28 7pm. All proceeds go toward securing the Waterline crag in Castlegar. One of the biggest and best in the West Koots, more info at

REEL ROCK 13 hosts the latest collection of the year’s best climbing films:

Doors open: 615pm, Show starts: 7pm
Tickets: $20 at the door.

We look forward to seeing you in the seats!



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Do you Like to Have Fun?

Join in the Fun at Key City Theatre!
We have added an Evening Orientation Session Just for You!

Do you like to have FUN?

Make new friends?  (Maybe even famous ones?)

Learn new skills?

Make a difference in your community?

Are you friendly and helpful?

If you answered Yes to at least one of these questions then we have a wonderful opportunity for you:


The Arts are the heart and soul of our community. Key City Theatre is an exciting venue that presents over 100 events per year to over 45,000 people. Our volunteers are the life-blood of our organization and many have been with us for 27 years! We provide full training and are proud of our Service Excellence –

Our patrons are our focus and You are the Star!

Our commitment is to fun, your commitment can be as little as a few hours per month or as much as you like.

We invite you to lend your hands as ushers, door hosts, concession and bar staff, decorating, art gallery and more.
Laughter and smiles are included!

Getting started is easy!

Our next Volunteer Orientation Get Together is Monday February 25 at 2:00 pm

Just call us at 250-426-7006 or email and we will be sure to have enough refreshments on hand. Be sure to bring a friend!                    250-426-7006

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