CARFAC  – carfac.ca

Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC) is incorporated federally as a non-profit corporation that is the national voice of Canada’s professional visual artists. As a non-profit association and a National Art Service Organization, our mandate is to promote the visual arts in Canada, to promote a socio-economic climate that is conducive to the production of visual arts in Canada, and to conduct research and engage in public education for these purposes.


 

Thompson Okanagan Network of Arts Councils (TONAC)

TONAC was born out of the dissolution of the Okanagan Mainline Regional Arts Council (OMRAC). The board of OMRAC dissolved in order to get rid of the structure and regulations that boards are required to maintain, and instead have an informal group that meets less regularly but continues to support each other.

Funds left over from OMRAC are held with the Shuswap Community Foundation and are earmarked to fund an annual meeting of arts councils in which arts councils share resources, stories and strengthen ties and network between arts councils in our region. 

 


 

Other Support for Artists:

Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists/West Chapter (CADA/BC) cadabc.org for
performers, choreographers, teachers, artistic directors & more

Canadian Actors’ Equity Association (Equity) caea.com for performers (actors,
singers, dancers), directors, choreographers, fight directors and stage managers,
engaged in theatre, opera and dance in English Canada

Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) imaa.ca for independent media artists
and cultural workers

BC Alliance for Arts + Cultureallianceforarts.com represents members from across the artistic disciplines. It includes organizations, professional associations, not-for-profit groups, artists and cultural workers throughout British Columbia. They also have a great job board.


City of Kelowna Cultural Plan 

The Creative Sector in Kelowna, BC: An Economic Impact Assessment


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