We know that a thriving cultural scene is vital to the long-term livability and success of our communities. That’s why the Columbia Valley Arts & Culture Endowment Fund was established. The Columbia Valley Arts & Culture Endowment Fund is a designated, endowed fund that supports the Columbia Valley Arts Council – a local registered charity whose purpose is to foster the growth, awareness and appreciation of the arts in the Columbia Valley.
To grow this new fund, two generous donors will match donations to the fund up to $10,000. Additionally, these donations will be matched by the Canadian Cultural Investment Fund; a Canadian Heritage federal program that encourages gifts to arts & culture organization endowment funds to support their long-term stability. As a result of these matching opportunities, a gift of $1 becomes a gift of $3. Donations must be made on or before November 15, 2018.
The fund was established in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the Columbia Valley Arts Council. Formally registered in 1976, the Columbia Valley Arts Council grew out of the combined efforts of local artists with representatives of the museum, choir and supporters of the Kootenay Chamber Orchestra, to coordinate all such activities in the Columbia Valley. The Columbia Valley Arts Council resides in Pynelogs; a historic log building on the shores of Lake Windermere.