Isle of the Arts Festival

Registration is open for IOTA 2018.

Click here to go to the IOTA website.

Click here to go directly to the workshop and event registration page.

Click here if finances are a barrier and you would like to request some support.

Click here if you would like to nominate someone for the 2018 ARTY Award.

Click here if you would like to donate to the Inclusion Campaign.

Happy making and creating.


GAC 2017 — Celebrating 20 Years!

Here’s a look at 2017 in photos. Thank you to Bill Pope for the images, and to all of our members and supporters for being part of GAC’s work in the community.

More to come in 2018 — and beyond!


Update: the proposed bylaw changes were passed, and the new directors were elected as proposed. Welcome to the GAC Board, Dirk, Mary Ann, and Frank!

Planning to attend the GAC AGM on Tuesday, February 27th? Here are some documents you’ll want to read in advance.

First, we are proposing a set of changes to our bylaws. Click here to review the document that outlines and explains the proposed changes and provides a rationale for each change.

Click here for the slate of members who are running to fill the three available director positions on the board.

Click here to read the minutes from last year’s AGM.

Tuesday, February 27 @ 6 pm at the Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre | 476 South Road

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…

Artist in Residence 2018

The Haven/Gabriola Arts Council Artist in Residence for 2018 has been selected.

The Haven and The Gabriola Arts Council are pleased to announce that Ayala Reznik has been chosen as the Haven/Gabriola Arts Council Artist in Residence in 2018. Ayala is a Toronto-based sculptor and multi-media artist whose recent work has explored representation of the female body, Read more…

GAC Members Can Access Group Health, Dental & Life Insurance

As a GAC Member, you are entitled to access benefits available via our Arts BC membership, through the Arts & Entertainment Plan.

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Intentional Aging

Exploring the Path from Senior to Elder

A new session of this popular arts-based program will be starting again in January.

What does it mean to be an elder? Is it simply a process of growing older or does it require a conscious choice? How do we take our place as elders in community? As elders, what can we offer our community?

How do we want to be remembered?

Using the storying and experiential tools of Narrative and Drama Therapy, we will explore aging, death, and dying; creating a legacy; and taking one’s place as elders in our community. Read more…