Life in the Basin is celebrated with vibrant arts, culture and heritage. We provide funding and support through various programs and partner with the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance and Heritage BC to deliver some of these.
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Arts and Culture
- If you are an artist or represent an arts and culture organization, our Arts and Culture Program may be able to provide support.
- If your organization needs support with capital investment in an arts and culture facility or space, such as renovations or the purchase of equipment, you may be eligible for an Arts and Culture Venue Grant.
- If your organization owns a major built heritage asset, our Built Heritage Grants Program may be able to help you with conservation, rehabilitation or restoration work.
- Heritage, Museum and Archive Grants offer support to projects specific to the current needs of heritage organizations, including museums, and archives, historical societies and similar organizations, to support planning, programming, preservation and promotion.
Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs support local arts, culture and heritage projects that provide additional value to Basin communities.
- If you need support making your non-profit organization stronger, our Non-profit Advisors Program can help you increase capacity, become more sustainable and become more efficient.
- If your arts and culture organization could use assistance, check out the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance. They provide valuable support, including grants, grant writing workshops, the Columbia Basin Culture Tour, support for applicants, as well as serving as the voice for Arts Councils in the region.
- The Trust and Heritage BC have partnered to support a Basin-based Heritage Planner to provide support and strengthen the heritage, museum and archives sector in the region.
The Trust and Heritage BC have partnered to support a Basin-based Heritage Planner to provide support and strengthen the heritage, museum and archives sector in the Basin.
The activities of the Heritage Planner will include items such as:
- addressing skills and professional development through advisory services, mentoring and training opportunities;
- partnering with organizations and existing delivery agents to maximize heritage, museums and archives education opportunities, such as conferences and workshops;
- developing an inventory of funders and grant writing resources to support the financial well-being of the heritage and museum sector;
- monitoring and advising on the full range of local government heritage, planning issues, such as heritage alteration permit review processes, community heritage registers and heritage designation;
- monitoring and advising on the full range of museums and archives planning, policy and practices, such as acquisition, repatriation, de-accessioning of artifact and archival materials, collections management, museum & archives conservation issues, exhibition and programming design, visitor services etc.;
- overseeing the maintenance of and additions to the Heritage Inventory and strategic directions for built heritage resources in the Basin;
- supporting the delivery of the Built Heritage Grants and the Heritage, Museum and Archive Grants; and
- coordinating an annual Columbia Basin Heritage Conference.
Heritage Planner, Heritage BC
Arts and Culture
Goal 1: Support and Enhance Arts and Culture
Goal 2: Support to Create More Successful Artists
Goal 3: Expand the Impact of Arts and Culture in the Basin
Goal 1: Enhance the Capacity of Basin Heritage Organizations
Goal 2: Preserve, Restore and Rehabilitate Basin Built Heritage Assets