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.

   Our Mission

The Nanaimo Arts Council will facilitate connections between artists, arts organizations and the community to encourage creative opportunities for all.

Our Vision

We envision a healthy community inspired and enriched by its arts and culture, with the support of the Nanaimo Arts Council.

Our Values

Inclusivity & Community

Responsibility & Accountability

Growth & Learning

Fun & Creativity

 Our History

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.

"Nanaimo Arts Council acknowledges with gratitude and thanks  that we are on the traditional and unceded territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation."

We acknowledge the financial assistance from

the Province of British Columbia.


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Contact Us


P.O. Box 401 Stn A

Nanaimo, BC V9R 5L3