Cultural Alliance on the lookout for Steering Committee members

The Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA) is looking for members to join its volunteer Steering Committee

The Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA) is inviting members of the arts, culture, and heritage community in the Columbia Basin to join its volunteer Steering Committee.

The CKCA is a representative body of the arts, culture, and heritage communities across the Basin, and manages and administers arts, culture, and heritage funding programs on behalf of Columbia Basin Trust (CBT).

The Steering Committee will consist of 14 members: six from the West Kootenay, five from the East Kootenay, one from the Valemount area, and two from the Heritage sector. As the CKCA represents all of the many disciplines in the arts, culture and heritage, it is important that the Steering Committee provides a broad representation. The CKCA is particularly interested in new members that represent youth or cultural diversity.

Committee members are elected for two year terms and are expected to represent the broader needs of arts, culture, and heritage sectors in the Basin, rather than individual arts councils or heritage organizations, or the communities they live in.

The Steering Committee is looking for nominees with a strong background in arts, culture, or heritage, as well as experience working on boards or committees. Members also need to understand the needs and issues of the sector to effectively develop funding programs, policies, and proposals.

While nominees do not have to be members of any other organizations, it is up to their local community arts councils, or the Heritage Federations of South East BC (HFSEBC) to nominate them. Both the Fernie and Sparwood arts councils are currently eligible to put forward a nominee to the Steering Committee.

The deadline for arts council nominations is April 2 at 5 p.m.

For more information on the nomination process contact your local arts council, or call CKCA at 1-877-505-7355.

 

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