The Nanaimo Arts Council provides opportunities for people to participate in creative activities through our programs and partnerships. We are the only arts organization in the community with a mandate to serve all forms of artistic expression.
The Nanaimo Arts Council will facilitate connections between artists, arts organizations and the community to encourage creative opportunities for all.
We envision a healthy community inspired and enriched by its arts and culture, with the support of the Nanaimo Arts Council.
Inclusivity & Community
Responsibility & Accountability
Growth & Learning
Fun & Creativity
For almost fifty years, Nanaimo Arts Council has played an integral part in the incubation and development of many of Nanaimo’s now autonomous organizations and events, including the Port Theatre and the Nanaimo Conservatory of Music. NAC has worked hard to both support creators and develop audiences and is now actively involved in blurring the line between them.