Reconciliation: A Commitment

Gabriola Arts Council is committed to promoting a deeper understanding of our true history, and supporting the path to a new relationship between Indigenous and settler peoples. We acknowledge our hosts, the Snuneymuxw First Nation, and recognize that we live and create on unceded Coast Salish territory. As part of GAC’s mandate, we support the resurgence of Indigenous culture and the work of Indigenous artists. Read more…

Gabriola Artists Studio Tour

Isle of the Arts Festival

Healing Power of Art



We are looking for three strong, enthusiastic, hard-working construction and building workers who are keen to learn new skills. Under the supervision of GAC’s Building Supervisor, the construction and building workers will be involved with all tasks related to the installation and finishing of a log building on the GAC property. Read more…

Common Ground

An Arts-Based Support Group for Those Living with or Recovering from Cancer or Other Life-Challenging Illnesses

“… a unique way to express our thoughts, feelings, and insights with others with similar challenges.” — previous participant

Are you suffering from cancer or the after-effects of treatment? Read more…


Gabriola Artists Support Program



In celebration of our twentieth anniversary in 2017, the Gabriola Arts Council (GAC) created a fund to support local artists in their pursuit of creative, educational, or community-based projects. The fund was seeded by contributions from the President’s Legacy Fund (created from donations made in honour of Kathy Ramsey’s contribution to arts and culture on Gabriola) and a donation from Tammy Hudgeon. The GAC Board of Directors agreed to allocate a portion of membership fees to the GASP, a decision which will ensure an ongoing source of revenue for the fund.

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GAC Needs You!

GAC Volunteer Position:
Facility and Equipment Manager

The completion of our renovations and the acquisition of a full suite of audiovisual gear for community use means we have a busy calendar of bookings for the Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre and for our equipment. We’re looking for one or two detail-oriented, hands-on individuals Read more…

GAC is hiring a student for the summer!

The Gabriola Arts Council is looking for a creative, energetic, hardworking student to work with us

Our new Community Arts Assistant will be available to work full-time for the months of July and August, and is interested in music, theatre, festivals, special events, community work, crafts, and more. The tasks will be varied and interesting, and one of the highlights will be working on the new music and theatre festival in mid-August.

You must be a high school student returning to high school in September 2018.

We’re happy to talk about flexible work hours. Salary is $13/hour.

Interested applicants should send a resume with a cover letter to before Thursday, May 3 at 4 pm.

Munu Canoe Family Fundraiser

Fundraiser and Cultural Demonstration

Monday, May 21  |  11 am to 2:30 pm
Gabriola Sands Provincial Park (Twin Beaches)  |  Gabriola Island

Free admission! Everyone Welcome!

Tribal Journeys is an annual event Read more…

Gary Holmes Receives the 2018 ARTY Award

ARTY Award Goes to Snake Island Railroad Frontman

Gary retired from his lifelong work as a trainman a few years ago and took up the guitar more seriously. Shortly after, Gary and his bandmates started performing on the Island, most often at the Skol Pub where this popular Alt Country group keeps the dance floor hopping. Read more…