Kootenay Art News

News stories and releases

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

December News from The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture

  Saturday December 16, 2017     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

This past year has been a busy one for the RCAC: Thank you for your support in 2017! We couldn’t have done it without you. We are incredibly proud of our contribution to the successful completion of the Miners Hall … Continue reading

Alliance News / The BC Alliance for Arts + Culture Closes for the Holidays Dec. 16

  Saturday December 16, 2017     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

Featured In This Issue The BC Alliance for Arts + Culture is Closing for the Holidays List Your Space on SpaceFinder BC to Enter Our Holiday Giveaway! Hot Off the Blog: Victoria Foundation Awards $2.3 Million in Funding to Vancouver Island … Continue reading

Give the gift of music, theatre, or dance at The Bailey Theatre this Christmas!

  Saturday December 16, 2017     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

PIGS: Canada’s Most Authentic Pink Floyd Tribute – Left + Right Canada Tour Friday, March 2 Formed in 2008 in Victoria, British Columbia, PIGS: Canada’s Most Authentic Pink Floyd Tribute have spent ten years perfecting their craft in front of … Continue reading

SEEDS Nelson to Move in Spring 2018

  Saturday December 16, 2017     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

Photo: SEEDS board members Terry Brennan, Stephanie Myers, Greenhouse manager Nicole Murray and board member Liz Abraham (missing from the pic are board members are Jon Meyer and Trevor Sawchuk).

Law For NonProfits: Upcoming Vancouver Workshops

  Saturday December 16, 2017     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

Hi everyone: Start your New Year right with our new Societies Act workshop on January 17 at 9:30 am and Privacy 101 at 1:30 pm. More details below. A reminder that we can offer a full or partial bursary to City of … Continue reading

Heritage Update: New Funding On The Horizon?

  Saturday December 16, 2017     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

The Province of BC’s Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services initiated a series of province-wide public consultations that resulted in 119 unanimous recommendations focusing on 12 themes, including arts, culture, and heritage. Heritage BC and BCMA were two organizations … Continue reading

Arts BC Insights: Revitalizing Your Arts Organization

  Saturday December 16, 2017     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

Insight Team member, Dr. Sharon McCoubrey, shares her expertise on how to avoid stagnation with 10 strategies to revitalize your arts organization. Dr. Sharon McCoubrey, Insight Team Member Dr. McCoubrey is Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia, after 43 years as an art educator. … Continue reading

Select Standing Committee Report on Finances 2018

  Saturday December 16, 2017     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

Excerpt: RECOMMENDATIONS The Committee recommends to the Legislative Assembly that the provincial government: Arts and Culture 113. Double investment in the BC Arts Council over four years to ensure that funding for core operations and programming is provided across the … Continue reading

Arts BC 2018 Conference: Engagement in a #NewArtsEra Registation Now Open

  Thursday December 14, 2017     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

Early Bird Registration is now open for the Arts BC’s 2018 Conference: Engagement in a #NewArtsEra, May 10 – 12, in Burnaby, BC. Join us at the beautiful Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre where you’ll experience three days packed with learning and networking … Continue reading

Auditions Announced for Grease: The Musical – Nelson, BC

  Thursday December 14, 2017     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

Photo: Rock of Ages 2016, Courtney Thompson Photography Hot on the heels of the massively successful Steel Magnolias, Black Productions (Rock of Ages, Hedwig, Cabaret, Chicago) is proud to bring GREASE to the Capitol Theatre stage in collaboration with the … Continue reading

Become a member of the Community Arts Council of Creston Today

BC Arts Council
BC Arts Council
Kootenay Cultural Alliance