2024 Arty Award Nominations

Bill pope is awarded the Arty Award by Frank Shoemaker, Gabriola Island

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 (2023).

Gabriola Artist Support Program for professional and emerging artists

Gabriola Artist Support Program logo

The Gabriola Arts Council is excited to be opening up the call for applicants for GASP! again in 2024. The GASP! fund was created in 2017 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 in honour […]

Studio Tour 2024 Registration

Thanksgiving Studio Tour - Artist and Artisan Registration. Photo of a driveway with white flag, and signs to indicate it is a Studio

The Thanksgiving Studio Tour has been the key visual arts event on Gabriola Island for more than 27 years. One of the most extensive studio tours in the Pacific Northwest, in 2023 the Tour featured 65 artists at 57 studios, and attracted hundreds of visitors from Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland, and beyond. Our intention […]

Call for Applications: Music Residency

The KGT Artist in Residency Program is going Musical! Kasahara Gabriola Trust and the Gabriola Arts Council are seeking artist-in-residence applications from Canadian musicians working in a wide range of disciplines including songwriting, performance arts or music/sound production. Artist residencies, specifically for musicians Only one applicant will be chosen for each  residency period. Sorry, the […]

Call for proposals: Isle of the Arts Festival

The call for proposals has now closed We know you have been waiting for it…..Our annual Isle of the Arts Festival (IoTA) 2024. We are thrilled to announce that proposals are now being accepted for your arts, culture and new this year culinary arts workshops and events. With pottery, paint, textiles, drawing, poetry, singing, printing and everything […]

Call for applications – RHYTHM IN THE RAW Installations

RHYTHM IN THE RAW at Cultivate is an experiment in public art creation. Cultivate is looking for creatives to create temporary installations on the Arts Council property over the course of the nine day festival. A child might build a beautiful two story mansion from twigs and moss, while you might fasten together a metal […]

Call for artists and artisans – RHYTHM IN THE NIGHT MARKET

Calling all artists and artisans! Cultivate is joining forces with the Agi Co-op at their market on July 5th at the Commons. The RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT MARKET will take place from 4-7pm with agricultural vendors, music, and food served out of the Commons Kitchen. The combined energy of Cultivate and Agi will surely draw […]

Call for applications – RHYTHM art show

Cultivate 2023 is all about finding your rhythm. We are hosting an art show where the inspiration is RHYTHM, however that strikes a chord, in whatever medium. We are limited to art that can hang on the gallery system at the Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre, as the centre will be used for performances during […]

Call for Applications: Kasahara Gabriola Trust Artist Residency

Explore your Art within the Gabriola Island Community Kasahara Gabriola Trust and the Gabriola Arts Council are seeking applications from artists working in a wide range of disciplines for five residency periods from September 2023 to June 2024 which take place on Gabriola Island, BC, the Isle of the Arts. Gabriola Island is one of […]