Strategic Plan 2019-2024

Our Vision


Our Mission

To promote the development of arts and culture through events, public awareness, advocacy, support for artists, and community connections.

Our Values

Integrity & Professionalism
Diversity & Inclusivity
Healthy Relationships
Joy and Fun

For over 50 years, the Kamloops Arts Council has been working to connect creative communities. We provide local artists and arts groups in all disciplines with opportunities for exposure, networking, and professional development. We also take the arts out to the community, producing high-quality, year-round low and no-cost arts programs, performances, workshops and events for all. We believe the arts are for everyone, and that they have the power to heal, transform, connect, and devcelop skills in children, youth, adults and seniors, including those in crisis. Art changes lives.

Priority 1: Programs and Services

We aim to increase the impact of our programs and services by bringing the arts to the people.

Intended Outcomes:

  • Artists have increased capacity to acquire funding and conduct business.
  • The public has a greater awareness of our outreach efforts (and their impacts).
  • The public has a wide variety of recreational opportunities in arts and culture.
  • Marginalized people have the opportunity to increase wellness through the arts.

Priority 2: Connections

We aim to increase the impact of our programs and services by bringing the arts to the people.

Intended Outcomes:

  • KAC members utilize their memberships to the fullest.
  • Artists of all disciplines feel a greater sense of connection.
  • KAC is acknowledged as a leader in the Kamloops arts community
  • The public has greater opportunities to enjoy arts and culture with a KAC membership.
  • The KAC provides a collective and collaborative space for artists and the public.
  • The public has a greater appreciation for arts and culture.

Priority 3: Operations and Governance

We aim to ensure the Kamloops Arts Council is an effective organization and a great place for passionate people to work and volunteer.

Intended Outcomes:

  • KAC Board of Directors is effective and happy.
  • KAC staff are happy and feel supported by the Board of Directors.
  • KAC staff are efficient.
  • KAC Board of Directors is seen as a “board of choice.”

Priority 4: Funding

We aim for a well-balanced funding portfolio that supports our growing role in the arts community.

Intended Outcomes:

  • KAC has a diversified funding portfolio.
  • KAC is able to establish and sustain a new KAC space.
  • KAC enjoys growth in programs, services, and connections.
  • KAC has increases in staff numbers and wages.

Contact Us Today!

Visit Us

7 Seymour Street West (at 1st)
Kamloops, BC V2C 1E4


Tuesday to Saturday,

10am - 12pm & 1 - 4pm

The Kamloops Arts Council office and KAC Main Gallery are located in the city-owned Old Courthouse Cultural Centre at 7 Seymour Street West. We share this wonderful century-old building with the Courthouse Gallery Cooperative and Theatre BC (Mainstage).

Visit us, our gallery and the rest of the amazing arts groups that are housed under one roof!

Please note: Kamloops Arts Council does not handle bookings for rentals of the Old Courthouse.  For information on rentals, please contact City of Kamloops Arts, Facility Booking, at [email protected] or (250) 828-3707.

KAC is situated on the traditional and unceded lands of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc within the ne Secwepemcúl’ecw

We acknowledge the financial support of our Core Supporters: The City of Kamloops and BC Arts Council