Formed in 2005 The Hope & District Arts Council had a vision to provide affordable, accessible arts and cultural programming to the community and surrounding area.
A small group believed in the powerful impact of arts and culture on a community and were interested in re-establishing an arts council in Hope. Thanks to their dedication The Hope & District Arts Council was created.
From 2007-2009 we received provincial funding for administration and were able to hire staff members who worked endlessly to get the council “off the ground.”
We put community interests first, fostering and promoting arts and culture by offering affordable, accessible arts programming and cultural activities.
The Hope & District Arts Council is an arts and cultural non-profit society with over 50 members.
To enhance the quality of life in Hope, British Columbia and District by:
fostering and promoting arts and culture
increasing and broadening opportunities for residents to participate in and enjoy cultural activities
Celebrate, preserve, support and advocate for the Arts in an inclusive way, bringing together the community’s artists and artistic organizations;
Enrich the community’s quality of life by fostering public interest in, appreciation for and understanding of the Arts;
Bridge cultures through the Arts;
Promote the vision, creativity and energy of the community through the Arts;
Encourage creative participation and excellence in artistic development; and
Act as a clearing house for information and a forum for communication in the field of the Arts.
To further its mandate, mission and goals, the Hope & District Arts Council will, at all times, be guided by the following core values:
Pursuit of Excellence
Celebration of Diversity
Leadership and Innovation
Communication and Consultation
Respect and Inclusiveness
Integrity and Transparency
Our gallery showcases works by its members, all who are local artists and artisans in Hope, BC.
Day trips to various arts and cultural events in the lower mainland popular with seniors
“Retrospect ”Art Exhibit
Exhibit featuring work by Art Machine participants of all ages held at the Hope Arts Gallery
Special events presented for specific projects such as Embrace, BC and Capacity and Sustainability grants
Each December join us for a candle light church walk, art exhibit, opening and arts and crafts events
In The Park
Concerts held in Memorial Park every Friday during July and August from