Registration for Isle of the Arts Festival is now open

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Register Now This year you can also register in person at the Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre. If you plan to pay by cash or cheque, you’ll need to register in-person. More details on in-person registration can be found here.

2023 Arty Award Nominations are LIVE!

Gabriola Arts Council ARTY Award The Gabriola Arts Council’s ARTY Award is given to a Gabriola resident, group or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to arts and culture on Gabriola Island in the previous year. WHO is eligible: – any full-time resident of Gabriola Island, or a Gabriola-based group, organization or business; – […]

International Women’s Day

The Gabriola Arts Council celebrates giving women what they need to experience equity. Embracing equity means we don’t just talk about it, we don’t just write about it, we EMBRACE it with the goal of creating a more inclusive environment for women to succeed. If you #EmbraceEquity, give yourself a hug. We can challenge gender […]

Isle of the Arts Festival: The Stories We Tell

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Isle of the Arts Festival: The Stories We Tell March 30th – April 9th The Isle of the Arts Festival (IoTA) is back March 30th through April 9th! Bigger and brighter than ever before with a diverse offering of a whopping 37 workshops, 5 dynamic events, a fulsome Professional Development Day with lunch included. This […]

Black History Month: Week Four

In the final instalment for Black History Month, we put the spotlight on ground breaking Black Canadians, who have used their art form or their platform to combat racism and social inequality. We chose four, out of many, who might spark interest to do your own research and learn more about Black Canadians who have […]

Black History Month: Week Three

Maya Angelou was an author, historian, songwriter, playwright, dancer, stage and screen producer, director, performer, singer, and civil rights activist. In her 86 years on this earth, she will likely be most remembered for her poems, where her keen insight shines through. She won three Grammy Awards for spoken-word recordings of her poetry and prose […]

Black History Month: Week Two

The month of February is dedicated to Black History Month (BHM). The Gabriola Arts Council began February 1st with a BHM quiz featured on Not a contest, but encouragement to research the answers and for us all to learn together. To follow is an excerpt of Martin Luther King Jr’s address on August 28, […]

Black History Month: Week One

February is Black History Month (BHM), and there are many Black Canadians who have played a role in Canadian heritage. We focus a spotlight on February, but the conversation lasts all year. The history is rich, diverse, and overflowing with strength. We are sharing snippets to pique your desire to investigate and learn more. Although […]

Apply to Perform at Cultivate 2023

Cultivate Festival will take place over 9 days this summer, from July 1st through 9th. This year’s format is a little different than previous years, with more of everything you love. We’re extending the celebration to 9 days which includes venues island wide. As always, there will be theatre, music, and amazing art. Cultivate is […]