The Gabriola Arts Council is pursuing a Regional District tax contribution of $50,000 annually.
The Gabriola Arts Council is one of only a few community arts councils in British Columbia that does not receive regional district and/or municipal operating funds. Around B.C. and across the country, local governments recognize the value that locally-based arts programming brings to a community. In the absence of municipal funding, we are pursuing regional district funding. This will bring GAC in line with other arts councils in B.C., and will ensure that we can continue the successful operation of our lively organization that so enhances community life on Gabriola. Read more…
The Gabriola Arts Council is a community arts council serving artists, members, and the general community on Gabriola Island. Formed in 1997, GAC is a federally registered charitable organization run by a volunteer board of directors, and managed by an Executive Director. GAC offers three long-running Festivals—Isle of the Arts Festival, Gabriola Theatre Festival, Artist Studio Tour—as well as a new Music Festival, and a variety of programs including Healing Power of Art and a Youth Engagement Initiative. GAC is an active member of Arts BC and the Alliance for Arts and Culture, and networks regularly with other arts organizations in the province.
The Program Director is a new position replacing our previous Events Manager role. The Program Director (PD) is passionate about connecting the Gabriola community with arts and culture. Read more…
Join us in celebrating the Gabriola Arts Council’s 20th anniversary celebrations, where artists, artisans, crafters, farmers, cooks, bakers, chefs, community groups, organizations, and businesses will have an opportunity to engage with a wide of range of off-island and local music lovers. Read more…
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The Gabriola Arts Council is happy to be partnering with the Village Food Market to make the Canada Day event one to remember! Parade! Music! BBQ by donation! Kids Corner! Cash bar! Fun times to be had!
And check out the little Shaw TV feature!
Thank you to the Department of Canadian Heritage for supporting this event.
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Big News! Plans are underway for a brand new multi-genre Musical Festival for this Labour Day long weekend (September 2-3, 2017)! Produced by the Gabriola Arts Council as part of our 20th anniversary celebrations, the Gabriola Music Fest will offer a Main Stage with more than 16 top-notch bands and performers from around the west coast, and including everything from folk to pop, blues to R&B, reggae to Latin, and rock to electronic. After the sun goes down, festival-goers will move into the Roxy Theatre to enjoy late-night, world-class DJs and live performance artists from around the world. Read more…
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Originally formed as Festival Gabriola Society on April 15, 1997, the organization became the Gabriola Arts Council effective October 19, 2006. We are a not-for-profit society under the Society’s Act, and a charitable organization under the Charities Directorate. Read more »
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