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The Nanaimo Arts Council's News Letter
November/December 2013  issue is here.

Achievement Awards 2014


The Nanaimo Arts Council is accepting applications for its Achievement Award program.  The program provides financial aid for tuition, supplies and equipment to individuals furthering their studies in the arts at colleges, universities and educational workshops.  The awards are open to all areas of the arts: performing, literary, visual, etc.

The Nanaimo Arts Council Achievement Award Program has given out over $51,000 to students in the Nanaimo area over the past sixteen years.  Selections are made on the basis of talent, achievements to date, potential, long range goals and benefit to the community.  Last year the Nanaimo Arts Council awarded a total of four thousand dollars to students for studies in graphic design, musical theatre, dance, vocal, jazz and theatre.

A number of Nanaimo Arts Councilís Achievement Award winners have gone on to successful careers in the arts. Former recipients include a featured violinist with the Vancouver Island Sympathy, a solo concert pianist, a singer with the Canadian Opera Company, and two dancers currently working with Ballet BC.

Application forms are available here or the Nanaimo Arts Council gallery in Nanaimo North Town Centre. Applications must be submitted with all supporting documentation by March 30, 2014. Late entries will not be accepted.

For more information, contact the Nanaimo Arts Council at 250-729-3947, or email

Nanaimo Beading Circle

Steeped in tradition, the art of beading is one of many cultural arts that the Mid-Island Metis Nation is making available for everyone to try, in during their Wednesday night Beading Circles at the Nanaimo Harbourfront Library.

View a video about the Nanaimo Beading Circle
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