Funding Opportunities

ARTS EVOLUTION

Maximum request: $15,000

Application deadline: 5 p.m. Pacific on March 8, 2024.

Who can apply? Registered non-profit arts and culture organizations.

Funding is available for:

  • Projects that support non-profit organizations with multi-component arts and culture projects that support audience development, arts community development or increased capacity within the presenting organization. Activities may include:
    • Presenting the work of a Basin artist or artists to the community. Grants support the coordination, programming and promotion of juried or curated exhibitions or performances. Projects may include a touring component, workshops or artist talks.
    • The creation of new works, curatorial projects or collaborative arts and culture projects.
    • Undertaking organizational development projects and workshops that will improve arts and culture organizations’ structure, evolution and capacity to serve communities.

How to apply: Submit applications online.

Hard copy forms are available by request.

*We strongly encourage you to contact CKCA to discuss your project before starting the application.

Relevant documents:

MAJOR PROJECT ARTS & CULTURE

All funding awards: $10,000.

Application deadline: 5 p.m. Pacific on March 8, 2024.

Who can apply? Individual artists in all disciplines, or arts and culture groups and organizations.

Objectives:

  • Create large-scale arts and culture projects that further the strategic directions of CKCA and Columbia Basin Trust.

Funding is available for: Projects to create artistic works, bodies of work, arts and culture performances, events or projects on a major scale.

How to apply: Submit applications online.

Hard copy forms are available by request.

*We strongly encourage you to contact CKCA to discuss your project before starting the application. Projects must exhibit additional sources of revenue in addition to CKCA.

Relevant documents:

MENTORING/MASTER CLASSES

Maximum request: $5,000

Application deadline: 5 p.m. Pacific on March 8, 2024.

Who can apply? Arts and culture groups or organizations.

Objectives:

  • Help groups provide quality mentoring opportunities to artists with an advanced level of training in their field. Participants in mentoring and master class programs should have specialized training in the skill being taught and are committed to devoting more time to the skill when financially possible. Specialized training is not necessarily obtained within an academic institution, and we recognize the transmission of artistic practices from knowledge keepers with lived experience.

Funding is available for: Projects that provide artistic or cultural mentoring or master classes to Basin artists, provided by instructors or mentors who are recognized professionals in their fields.

How to apply: Submit applications online.

Hard copy forms are available by request.

Relevant documents:

TOURING

Maximum request: $5,000

Application deadline: 5 p.m. Pacific on March 8, 2024.

Who can apply? Individual artists in all disciplines, or arts and culture groups and organizations.

Objectives:

  • Help individuals or groups tour arts and culture productions, exhibitions or workshops in the Basin.
  • Increase public awareness of Basin arts and culture productions.

Funding is available for: Tours in the Basin of arts and culture performances, exhibitions and workshops.

How to apply: Submit applications online.

Hard copy forms are available by request.

Relevant documents:

MINOR CAPITAL ARTS

Maximum request: $10,000

Application deadline: 5 p.m. Pacific on March 8, 2024.

Who can apply? Registered non-profit arts and culture organizations and venues.

Objectives:

  • Support the development and preservation of arts and culture venues, and support the capital needs of arts and culture organizations.

Funding is available for: The capital needs of arts and culture organizations and venues, including purchasing items and undertaking projects like: equipment; computers; software; instruments; risers; presentation cabinets or fixtures; renovating, initiating or building facilities; acoustical improvements.

How to apply: Submit applications online.

Hard copy forms are available by request.

Relevant documents:

ARTS FUNDING TO COMMUNITIES

Maximum request: $2,500

Application deadline: 5 p.m. Pacific on March 1, 2024.

Who can apply? Individual artists in all disciplines, or arts and culture groups and organizations.

Objectives:

  • Fund individual or group projects that provide opportunities for community engagement with arts and culture.
  • Respond to unique local issues.
  • Support the artistic development of artists or the programming development of arts and culture organizations.
  • 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.

Funding is available for: Any local artistic or cultural project benefiting Basin artists and communities. Local arts councils make recommendations to CKCA about which projects to support based on the strength and quality of the applications.

How to apply: Submit applications online.

Hard copy forms are available by request.

Relevant documents:

Which arts council covers my area? View all the arts councils below and click here to view the list of jurisdictions.