Keeping it close to the vest

A full day sponsored workshop for arts and cultural organization staff and board members is being offered in Castlegar by artsVest.

A full day sponsored workshop for arts and cultural organization staff and board members is being offered in Castlegar in late June.

Called artsVest, the workshop is organized by Business for the Arts (Toronto) and provides small- to mid-sized arts and culture organizations with the expertise and tools to develop sponsorship opportunities with local business, through in-depth sponsorship training, matching incentive funds and community networking events.

artsVest™ is a matching incentive funding and sponsorship training program, designed to spark new business sponsorship of arts and culture and to build capacity in cultural organizations. artsVest is jointly funded by Canadian Heritage, the Province of British Columbia, the Columbia Basin Trust and TELUS.

The workshop will be offered in Castlegar on June 22 (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.). The workshop will include a guide to completing the application for artsVest funding. People must attend a workshop to be eligible to apply for the funding.

To register, people can go online at For more information about artsVest, go to


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