Kootenay Art News

News stories and releases

Creston Valley Arts Council GIFT SHOP!

Visit the Arts Council Gift shop and see our 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

Touring Ktunaxa Ancestral Homelands – Wayne Louie Presentation

  Thursday July 12, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

Wayne Louie in a sturgeon nose canoe   Creston, BC – Lower Kootenay Band Flats – Taking place on July 12 – 15, Wayne Louie of the Lower Kootenay Ktunaxa Nation will be touring to 4 locations in the Kootenays … Continue reading

Apply for the Entrepreneur Success Fund for a chance to receive up to $2,500

  Tuesday July 10, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

Startup Canada has partnered with TruShield Insurance to launch the Entrepreneur Success Fund, which invests in existing projects, programs and initiatives that support entrepreneur success across Canada. Applications are due by August 31, 2018 at 11:59 pm PT. APPLY NOW To read the full … Continue reading

Summer Kicks presents VALDY this Wednesday

  Tuesday July 10, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

7pm Wednesday July 11 VALDY with Carl Trinkwon & The Masters of Nun Valdy, that most amiable and charming of music legends, is the very definition of a national folk icon. Isn’t he Canada’s Troubadour in Chief? Guitar in hand … Continue reading


  Tuesday July 10, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

Hello, We hope your summer is going well! We have had many requests for this movie and we will be bringing it in for a few showings! Won’t You Be My Neighbor? July 23-26 Mon-Thurs 7pm EZ Tuesday 2pm matinee … Continue reading

Alliance News / BC Arts Council Launches New Strategic Plan Focused on Equity, Diversity and Access

  Tuesday July 10, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

Featured In This Issue Getting Ready for the October Municipal Elections with ArtsVote BC The Amplify BC Career Development Fund is Open for Applications BC Arts Council Launches New Strategic Plan Focused on Equity, Diversity and Access Hot Off the … Continue reading


  Tuesday July 10, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

Hey there! Didn’t get to participate in Culture Days last year? Don’t worry! It’s back for the second year in Nelson! This year it falls September 28, 29 and 30. Last year we had 37 different activities across town and … Continue reading

RLOP Member Nights – Call for Proposals

  Tuesday July 10, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

Come join the Rossland Light Opera Players for Member Nights! Starting in September 2018, the RLOP will host monthly evenings for members to learn, participate and have fun with our featured artists, performers or instructors. Each evening will focus on … Continue reading

Library photo exhibition celebrates literary greats

  Tuesday July 10, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

A photographic exhibition at the Nelson Public Library offers a sampling of images and words celebrating  the best and the brightest of BC’s writers. The exhibition, featuring  photographs from the book 111 West Coast Literary Portraits (Mother Tongue, 2012) by … Continue reading

CCNC July Member News: Keynote Speaker Announcement, P2P Announcement and more!

  Tuesday July 10, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

In this issue: Call for 2018-19 CCNC Board Nominations Keynote Speaker Announcement Announcing Peer-to-Peer Presenters Early Bird Registration Summit Sponsorship Summit Hotel Summit Flight Discounts News from the Membership Call for 2018-19 CCNC Board Nominations CCNC is seeking expressions of … Continue reading

TechSoup Canada: Two July Webinars: Shady IT Vendors! & Tech Planning Smackdown!

  Tuesday July 10, 2018     Kootenay Arts Bulletin  

Avoiding “Shady” IT Vendors: Doing Cloud-based Software Deals with Confidence Plenty of cloud-based tech vendors will lock your nonprofit into an unfair contract. In this webinar, contract law expert Phil Downe of Relations Management Group will equip you with the skills … Continue reading

Donate to the Creston Valley Arts Council

Help the Creston Valley Arts Council provide services in the arts and culture sectors of our community. Your donations will be very much appreciated.

Become a member of the Creston Valley Arts Council Today

  Membership Print Application

  Membership Online Application

BC Arts Council
BC Arts Council
Kootenay Cultural Alliance