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Nanaimo Arts Council Members at an exhibition


Member benefits include a wide array of opportunities to show your work, expand your network, develop your career, and advance art and culture in Nanaimo. Here are some of them.

Participate in visual art exhibitions, demonstrations, sales events, and literary competitions.

  • Art Around Town shows
  • Ekphrastic Poetry Celebration
  • Commercial Street Night Market
  • Nanaimo Artwalk – Vancouver Islands’ largest visual art show
  • Islands Short Fiction Review
  • Ekphrastic Poetry Celebration

Receive compensation from art sales, event prizes, licensing, judging and honoraria.

Expand your audience via NAC’s Sun Star, Purple Urchin, and Art Around Town online galleries.

Promote art and culture events in NAC’s newsletter.

Build career-enhancing skills by coordinating an art program or event.

Support an art program by volunteering from among a wide variety of roles.

Satisfy the requirements for a VIU internship.

Purchase art supplies with a 10% discount at Iron Oxide Art Supplies.

Help shape the future through program development and research initiatives.

Become a member or renew now!

Choose your annual fee on a sliding scale from $0 (Students), $15 or $25 for individuals.

Group membership is $30.

Membership fees can be paid by cheque. For details, contact NAC treasurer Dana Smiley at d.smiley@nanaimoartscouncil.ca


Looking to create a group membership? You can do so on the group memberships page.

New Membership Account

Already a member? You can sign in to your account here to renew.