Arts BC

Community arts and culture leaders are the living, breathing force in British Columbia’s creative ecology. They are our most precious resource and help generate vibrant communities and artistic activity throughout our province.

Arts BC is a resource and works to cultivate community cultural development through knowledge-sharing and serving its province-wide network including 300 arts councils, arts, culture and heritage organizations, individual artists, creative entrepreneurs, community and partner groups.

Our job is to give individuals and organizations the tools and support to excel at arts and cultural leadership of all types and forms. We connect people and promote partnerships, we champion artistic endeavours across all disciplines, emerging and established, and we foster exchange through peer learning.

“We need to reach out to everyone in the province who plays a role in arts and culture and work together to build upon our collective strengths. Our members have access to a number of benefits, but more importantly, we have the opportunity to connect with each other and collaborate. We recognize that the cultural sector in British Columbia has had challenges, but with challenges comes opportunity. ArtsBC is an opportunity for people and organizations across the province to come together in support of arts and culture.”

Joan Richoz
Arts BC President

Arts BC