Healing Power of Art

GAC is HIRING!

JOB POSTING

We are looking for three strong, enthusiastic, hard-working construction and building workers who are keen to learn new skills. Under the supervision of GAC’s Building Supervisor, the construction and building workers will be involved with all tasks related to the installation and finishing of a log building on the GAC property. Read more…

Cultivate Theatre+Music+Art Festival

Check out the new website for the new CULTIVATE Festival — a fabulous mash-up of the beloved and long-running Gabriola Theatre Festival and last year’s smash hit Gabriola Music Festival. All of the same great arts and entertainment, at a brand new venue, with a whole lot more to do and see.

CLICK HERE to get the website.

CLICK HERE to get to the Facebook page.

CLICK HERE to register to be a vendor at the Artists Village.

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.

Reconciliation not only requires apologies, reparations, the relearning of Canada’s national history, and public commemoration, but also needs real social political, and economic change … Canadians from all walks of life are responsible for taking action on reconciliation in concrete ways, working collaboratively with Aboriginal peoples. Reconciliation begins with each and every one of us.
—The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

GASP!

Gabriola Artists Support Program

CLICK HERE to read about the recipients of the 2018 GAC GASP funding. Details about the 2019 submission deadlines will be released in the Spring.

BACKGROUND AND PROGRAM PRIORITIES

In celebration of our twentieth anniversary in 2017, the Gabriola Arts Council (GAC) created a fund 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 made in honour of Kathy Ramsey’s contribution to arts and culture on Gabriola) and a donation from Tammy Hudgeon. The GAC Board of Directors agreed to allocate a portion of membership fees to the GASP, a decision which will ensure an ongoing source of revenue for the fund.

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