Squamish Arts Council Mission & Mandate:
The Squamish Arts Council’s (SAC) mission is to generate awareness of and improve access to arts , culture and heritage in Squamish. Since 2013, the SAC Board has focused on transitioning from an ‘operational’ arts organization to one that is more resource based that would serve as an arm’s length organization to the District of Squamish for the administration and adjudication of grant monies to arts groups, plus contribute to the development of stronger arts policy for the community, and provide more resources, mentorship and support for local arts, culture and heritage groups. 2014 was a turning point for SAC with many of these goals in progress and/or realized. 2015 has been a year of strategic planning for the future. More details coming soon.
Become a Member
Join the Squamish Arts Council. Become a part of a group dedicated to making art and cultural opportunities happen in Squamish.
Some awesome member benefits include:
- Use of the SAC building 1 free time per month to host meet-ups or any not-for-profit endeavour or event.
- Voting rights at the Annual General Meeting held in March each year.
- Members can apply for the SAC Community Arts & Culture Enhancement Grant if they fall under the eligible applicant guidelines.
- Periodical newsletters with Calls for Artists, events and volunteer opportunities.
Arts & Culture Enhancement Grants
Our 2017 recipients are:
Squamish Elementary School PAC – Aboriginal Community Art & Teaching Project
Sea to Sky Singers – 2017 Spring Concerts
Squamish Visuals – ArtWalk-150
Cheakamus Centre – Spirit Within
Squamish Farmer’s Market – Summer Entertainment Program
Between Shifts – KAYAK
Granting period is now opened for 2018!
Deadline is November 20th, 2018.