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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 proud to showcase local talent and we look forward to reviewing your application. This is a brand new format, so past rules of not performing in consecutive Cultivates or not being eligible if you performed under contract with GAC in the last calendar year, do not apply.

We welcome applications from creative performers of all kinds: musicians and musical groups, theatre (group or individual), dancers, and more! Do you have a passion for performance? We’d love to hear from you.

Applications close February 15th.


Applications for visual artists will follow later in February/March.

Together we cultivate the arts.




Application Form:

GAC Media Beginner Intensive Videography Class on Gabriola Island

Take a Videography Course for Beginners

The Gabriola Arts Council is putting on a videography class this February to help anyone begin their adventures in videography, taught by Jules Molloy, a very talented instructor and videographer himself.

The Beginner Intensive Videography Course takes the beginner through the entire process of creating a video, from planning, to shooting, to editing at a high level. Classes are small, maximum 6 and minimum 4 to run the class.

We call it an intensive because it’s a real hands-on workshop and you’ll be producing a video in a relatively short amount of time. With 16 hours of instruction even a beginner can make a great professional quality video.
Register here.

February 6th to February 27th (Four 4-hour sessions on Monday evenings 5:30-9:30pm)
16 hours of instruction
6 students maximum
Cost is $320*

*Financial assistance is available on an as-needed basis. Please reach out to to discuss.

GAC Media is a grant funded program that pairs quality instruction and quality equipment with students of all ages who are eager to learn videography. Our dream is to create a community of video enthusiasts who create their own engaging video content and video based art to share with others. We can’t wait to see the world through your eyes.

Gabriola Island Studio Tour 2023

Register for the 2023 Thanksgiving Studio Tour

Artist may now register for Studio Tour here:

who can participate?

The Thanksgiving Studio Tour is for full-time resident artists on Gabriola, Mudge*, Link*, De Courcy*, or Valdes Island*. All visual artists and artisans who are permanent residents of these Islands and members of the Gabriola Arts Council may participate in the Studio Tour.

*Note that all Artists must show their work on Gabriola Island during the studio tour.

For help finding a Gabriola-based host or gallery to display your work during the Tour weekend – please reach out to as early as possible so we may help match you with a suitable host.

More information on who can participate, on the benefits of participating, and on financial assistance can be found here.

Thanksgiving Studio Tour Gabriola Registration

Artist Registration for the 2023 Thanksgiving Studio Tour

Studio Tour isn’t until October but artist registration is right around the corner. Artists wishing to participate in Studio Tour may register on January 9th and 10th. Get all the details here:

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the office (250-247-7409), so we can assist you.

Please also note, we do offer a limited amount of inclusivity funding. If you cannot afford the full Tour fee and need some assistance, call the office and ask for Carol. We’ll help you out! No forms, just a conversation to see what you need, in order to share your art practice during the 2023 Studio Tour.

Regarding GAC membership, please note if you are signing up for Tour, you only need basic membership you do not have to take out an Artist membership. (The Artist membership is for artists who only want membership and access to the creative directory on TAOG.) If you are registering for Tour your TAOG artist listing is included in your fee, but your regular $20 GAC membership is not. If you have purchased an Artist membership and you want to register for Tour call the office and we’ll get it sorted.
Our apologies for any confusion.