Campbell River Arts Council


ABCD (Arts-Based Community Development)

Growing out of the Arts & Health Initiative started in 2008, Arts Based Community Development (ABCD) is an ongoing series of partnerships that use the arts as a resource for service delivery. Past programs have partnered with the John Howard Society, Immigrant Welcome Centre, Family Services, the Women's Centre, Aids Vancouver Island, Stroke Recovery Association, amongst others. The programs aim to contribute positively to the economic, cultural and social development of Campbell River (i.e., its overall community "health"). CLICK HERE to download the ABCD programs PDF file.


The Annual Members' Exhibition is a celebration of the visual art community of North Vancouver Island. The exhibition comprises original art work created by a diverse group of artists who are members of the Campbell River Art Gallery and Campbell River Arts Council. Click HERE to see this year's entries.

For your 2017 Members' Exhibition Entry Form CLICK HERE

For your 2017 TRACE donation form CLICK HERE

Annual Photo Show

8th Annual Photo Show Winners Announced!

What is your favourite image of Campbell River's ocean and river shorelines? For the 11 photographers who entered the Campbell River Arts Councils' 8th Annual Photo Show, it was a collection of wonderful movement, colours and wildlife! Our shorelines are one of our most important community features and this photo show delivers some wonderful images!

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Our Journey-Expressions Through Art

“Our Journey: Expressions Through Art” is a collection of children’s art created by children and youth who have received services at Campbell River Family Services Society. The Counsellors at Campbell River Family Services Society often use creative means when working with children and youth, especially in those cases where there may have been trauma or abuse. As explained by the British Columbia Art Therapy Association, “Thought and feeling often reach expression in images rather than words… through the use of art therapy, feelings and inner conflicts can be projected into visual form.”

This amazing collection of art showcasing the creations of children as young as six years of age has been made possible through a grant from the Campbell River Community Foundation and in partnership with the Tidemark Theatre and the Campbell River Arts Council.

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PhotoVoice Project

Building upon the Resiliency Toolkit, two artists, Jill Banting and Sarah Kerr collaborated with students at Equinox Alternate at Robron Centre to create a photo/ voice installation- a resiliency wall. Working with one classroom, instead of the three in our original proposal, this six week project integrated the resiliency curriculum through a participatory photographic process.
Using digital cameras, students explored the school environment as a site for art making. Capturing imagery and using narrative to uncover stories of place, the students developed their personal voices through storytelling. Using dialogue, the artists and teachers worked together with the students to develop image making and writing abilities by identifying key themes that were emerging in their work.

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Provides funding (based on financial need) for graduating high school students who are going on to study within an arts-related program at college or university. Rachael Vey from Timberline and Ashley Poslowsky from Carihi Secondary School received bursaries from the Arts Council in 2014. In 2013, the recipients were Kentaro Matsuzawa from Timberline and Rory Shade from Carihi. In 2012 the Timberline Secondary School recipient was Ariell Amyot and the Carihi Secondary School recipient was Kaely Cronk.


The Banner Project is an extensive community project (including schools, artists, festival organizations and community groups) that has beautified Campbell River since 1994.
To view this year Banner Project CLICK HERE.


A weekly email about arts-related news, both local and country wide. Download past issues of the Roundup HERE.


A series of workshops designed for skill-development within the local writing community. Watch for the new Writers' Forum coming this fall. If you become a member of the Arts Council you will receive information about upcoming workshops (for membership form CLICK HERE).  Or CLICK HERE to register online.