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BCAC Arts & Culture Resiliency Supplement

  NAC springs into action thanks to a BCAC Arts & Culture Resiliency Supplement The Nanaimo Arts Council is once again grateful to the British Columbia Arts Council, this time for awarding us an Arts & Culture Resiliency Supplement grant. This $18,000 award...

ISLAND SHORT FICTION CONTEST 2021

  COVID keeping you at home? Do you love to write? If you live on Vancouver Island or the Gulf Islands, this opportunity is for you! Enter your story of up to 2000 words in the 15th Annual Islands Short Fiction Contest. There are three age categories and $2200 dollars...

CALL TO ARTISTS! INAUGURAL EXHIBITION in the new ‘SUN STAR’ ONLINE GALLERY!

  CALL TO ARTISTS! INAUGURAL EXHIBITION in the ‘SUN STAR’ ONLINE GALLERY April 9 to June 9, 2021 One work per artist for this exhibition please Nanaimo Arts Council members only. No entry fee Poor photos may be declined for exhibition. Number of exhibitors per show...

COVID keeping you at home? Do you love to write? If you live on Vancouver Island or the Gulf Islands, this opportunity is for you! Enter your story of up to 2000 words in the 15th Annual Islands Short Fiction Contest. There are three age categories and $2200 dollars in prizes to win. Junior (12 & under) and Youth (13-18) categories are free to enter. Adult entries are only $20 per story submitted.

Deadline for submissions is March 31, 2021. Remember, you can’t win if you don’t play! So write your heart out and send us your best stories!

Presented with generous assistance and funding from Vancouver Island University’s Department of Journalism and Creative Writing, the Vancouver Island Regional Library, the Nanaimo Foundation, The City of Nanaimo, and the British Columbia Arts Council.

The Nanaimo Arts Council is committed to bringing people together. We believe a strong community is made by supporting local artists and events. 

We have been promoting long-standing programs like the Islands Short Fiction Contest and the popular Art Around Town.  We are always on the lookout for new and exciting opportunities to nurture events that help make Nanaimo a great place to  live.

Welcome to the shiny new Nanaimo Arts Council website. We have been working hard to create a website that is filled with useful information and easy to navigate pages. The NAC website will be showcasing a new online art show and information about upcoming local events.

We welcome everyone from artists to art lovers. Whether you are a musician or a concert goer, a writer or a reader, we’ve got you covered. So please come in and have a look around. 

We hope you like what you see. 

Nanaimo Arts Council acknowledges with gratitude and respect that we
are on the traditional territory of the Snuneymuxw, Snaw-naw-as, and Stz’uminus First Nations. Haych qa Siem.

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