The City of Nanaimo recognizes the importance of cultural planning and development for generating wealth, and for the contribution to quality of life culture offers to residents and visitors. Quality of place attracts and retains artists and skilled workers who provide the creativity and innovation that will be instrumental in making Nanaimo a more sustainable and successful city.
The Parks, Recreation and Culture Department believes that engaging the local arts and culture community through networking sessions, educational forums and feedback opportunities is an important role in helping us become a more creative community. Look for these opportunities every quarter.
The Nanaimo Cultural Committee provides the department and commission direction as to how best assist in the development of local cultural resources and assists the city in how to best invest in established and emerging arts and cultural organizations by way of administering arts and cultural event grants and cultural operating grants. We also celebrate our artists and cultural leaders by presenting the Cultural Awards and Civic Merit Awards.
Within this section of the site, you'll find information about a variety of resources available to local arts and cultural groups.
Find community groups and organizations in this list. Please keep in mind this information is provided to us by the community. If your group is not on this list or the contact information needs to be updated, please call us at 250.756.5200 so we can stay current.
You will also now find the Nanaimo Cultural Map which is a comprehensive listing of all of Nanaimo's cultural assets and resources. If you are member of a cultural organization that wants to be listed on the map please claim your listing here http://cnan.ca/15IXKTN
The Nanaimo community has just completed a draft of the cultural plan, "A Cultural Plan for a Creative City." Click on the links below for the plan and the corresponding appendices.
If you have questions about any of the City of Nanaimo's cultural programs, please contact Bob Kuhn, Manager Recreation and Culture Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250.756.5200.
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