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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
  • Nanaimo Artwalk – Vancouver Islands’ largest visual art show
  • Islands Short Fiction Review
  • Ekphrastic Poetry Celebration
  • Multiple Online Galleries

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 at a discount at Iron Oxide Art Supplies.

Help shape the future through program development and research initiatives.

Become a member or renew now!

Membership Annual Fee

Students $0
Individuals $20 or pay an optional $30 to support students
Not for Profit and Business Organizations

  • Micro 1-9 employees $50
  • Small 10-99 employees $75
  • Medium 100-499 employees $100
  • Large 500+ $250

Membership fees can be paid by cheque. Please send your cheque to Nanaimo Arts Council Po Box 401, Station A Nanaimo BC V9R 5L3. We will inform you once your cheque has been processed and your membership is active.


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