Mission & Mandate
Squamish Arts Council aims to generate awareness of & improve access to arts & culture in Squamish while supporting local artists.
Through seeking funding resources, strengthening communication, and supporting local art initiatives we hope to serve the Squamish community as an advocate for the vision of a vibrant arts & culture scene in Squamish.
Help us shape the future of arts and culture in Squamish
What’s the purpose of an Arts Council?
Historically, arts councils were set up as colonially-based organizations in communities around the province to serve members interested in the arts. Today, Arts Councils help to lead cultural development in their communities by fostering artistic vibrancy, nurturing pride of place and being community-relevant (identifying if there are challenges and opportunities that arts and culture can help with).
What is the Squamish Arts Council doing to plan for the future?
The SAC engaged Patricia Huntsman Culture + Communication to lead the Strategic Planning and Engagement Project.
The purpose of the project is to undertake strategic planning for the SAC, the outcome of which will be a three-year strategic plan. The project will reflect the landscape of arts and culture in the Sea to Sky area, as well as the broader arts and culture context. As part of the project scope, the consultant team will work with the SAC Board and staff to examine leadership, capacity and areas of opportunity within the organization.
The project will include an engagement process that involves the SAC Board of Directors and staff, key stakeholders and the public, and builds on various past engagement data in the community.