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In 2017, the Gabriola Arts Council celebrated 20 years of organizing arts and culture events on Gabriola Island. The Arts Council has more than 750 members—that’s close to 20% of the Island’s population! Join your friends and neighbours who support the creative work of the arts council, offering popular, community-driven events like the Isle of the Arts Festival, Gabriola Theatre Festival, and Thanksgiving Studio Tour. We also offer an annual Youth Engagement Project, and the life-changing Healing Power of Art Program.
Sign up today. It’s the most creative investment you can make. Don’t miss out!
Bring a Friend!
Are all of the adults in your family a member? How about your friends and neighbours? Please help us to spread the word, and encourage everyone you know to sign up today. You can buy gift memberships too! Perfect for birthdays, thank-you presents, or even welcome-to-the-neighbourhood gifts.
Why become a member of the Gabriola Arts Council?
There are many benefits to being a member of GAC:
- You will receive our regular e-newsletter packed full of arts and community events and news. Don’t miss out on up-to-date event and exhibit information, and a whole lot more. It will appear in your in-box every second Wednesday.
- You will be able to promote your arts, culture, or community event in our newsletter. It’s a great way to reach interested community members.
- You will have a vote at our AGM. Add your voice to the development of arts and culture programming and events on Gabriola.
- Your membership fees support the great programs and events offered by the Arts Council.
- We rely on a variety of public and private grants to run our events and programs. Granting agencies like to know that an organization has active community support. The more members the Arts Council has, the more money we can potentially bring to the island—and most of this money goes directly into Gabriola’s economy. Please help us bring the money to Gabriola!
- You have to be a member in order to teach a workshop at the Isle of the Arts Festival, exhibit at one of the GAC artist markets throughout the year, or participate in the Thanksgiving Studio Tour;
- Membership is required if you want to register a page in our online Artists Directory;
- You will receive a reduced rate at GAC-sponsored professional development workshops or programs;
- Members receive a reduced rate on rental of the Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre.
- Members have access to low-cost and/or free rental of equipment including easels and sound equipment;
- Members can access group medical and dental insurance at group rates via GAC’s membership in ArtsBC;
- Members are invited to join Gabriola Arts Council committees;
- Members have the ability and opportunity to help shape and advocate for local arts and culture.
- Members get that great feeling of being part of something active and exciting in your community.
Click HERE to read more about GAC’s contribution to the Gabriola community.
If you would like to support the Gabriola Arts Council with a donation, please review your options on this page.
Are you an artist, artisan, writer, musician, performer or other art and/or culture producer? For an extra $25/year you can add a page to our Artist’s Directory.
If you are registering for a Membership AND Directory listing, please complete the registration form below and then submit your material for the directory listing using the Directory Update Form.
If you would like to download a membership form and register your membership by post or in person, click here.
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