The Cultivate Team 2022

Summer seems so far away, but the Gabriola Arts Council (GAC) thinks it is the perfect time to talk about Cultivate 2022. The festival will be back at the Gabriola Commons June 30 – July 3. We are running with the notion that restrictions will be lifted and we can enjoy live theatre, live music, and amazing art over four days without worry. We’re a positive bunch! Yes bunch because Cultivate is structured a little differently this year.  Not to mention all the food and libations! Ok we’ll tell you about one vendor: mini donuts!!!!!!!!! We’re breathless with anticipation over those tiny morsels of awesomeness. Can. Not. Wait.

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Studio Tour 2022 Registration

Please go to to register to participate in the 2022 Thanksgiving Studio Tour.

Any questions call the office: 250-247-7409.

Thank you!

Kasahara Trust call for 2022 applications

Kasahara Gabriola Trust Artist Residency

Residency Period: March 4, 2022 to June 24, 2022

Application due January 14, 2022 by 5pm PST

Applicant notified January 21, 2021

Kasahara Gabriola Trust and the Gabriola Arts Council is seeking applications for the third residency program, from artists working in a wide range of disciplines. Residencies are four months in length and take place on Gabriola Island, BC, the Isle of the Arts. Gabriola Island is a Gulf Island located in the Salish Sea and is a 20 minute ferry ride from Nanaimo, BC on Vancouver Island.

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Call for Workshop Proposals – Isle of the Arts Festival 2022

We are now accepting arts+culture workshop and event proposals for the annual Isle of the Arts Festival, produced by the Gabriola Arts Council. From pottery to chalk to herbs to drawing to singing to woodworking and to everything in between. If you have a skill or event you’d be interested in sharing on Gabriola Island as part of this fun and fabulous 10 days arts festival, let us know!

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