Art Gallery Kimberley: photo credit Frida Viklund

CKCA Funding

If you have an idea that focuses on arts and culture, this program could help support it. Grants from the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA)—funded by Columbia Basin Trust and managed by the West Kootenay Regional Arts Council—are available for all art disciplines, for both individuals and arts and culture organizations. 

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Everything Became Beautiful, Erica Konrad


We support and present workshops to enrich our artistic and cultural community.

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Kimberley Horror Fest


View our calendar of events to find out what’s happening in our region’s arts, culture and heritage community.

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Castlegar Sculpturewalk

Support Us

Support arts, culture and heritage projects with your kind donation.

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Illuminated Collapse, Jude Griebel

Culture Tour

Explore the work of skilled and diverse regional artists and fascinating cultural and heritage sites.

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As the regional arts council for the Kootenays, we support a thriving arts, culture and heritage sector and act as a catalyst to build capacity throughout the creative ecology. By convening the cultural sector and offering a comprehensive suite of programs to strengthen the regional arts community, we look to a future where the Kootenay region is recognized for its world-class arts and culture.

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Starbelly Jam Masterclass

ARTiculate Magazine

What’s going on in arts, culture and heritage in the region? Check out the in-depth stories in ARTiculate.