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Arts have never been so relevant!

Arts are integral to the fabric of our community. For more than 25 years, the Bowen Island Arts Council, or BIAC as we are known, has been dedicated to representing and coordinating the creative efforts and programs of all cultural groups. BIAC strives to stimulate the development of arts and cultural projects and activities that result in social and economic benefits for the entire community. BIAC also fosters an interest and pride in the cultural heritage and history of Bowen Island.

BIAC operates the Galley @ Artisan Square, produces a series of literary and musical performances,  organizes the Bowen Art Walk, Studio Tours and local BC Cultural Crawl,  offers an array of programs and art instruction, circulates a weekly Arts & Cultural Events update and sponsors a diversity of activities and events. Our various committees are working hard to serve the myriad artists who call Bowen home.

Our staff, committees and dozens of volunteers continue to deliver services and programs in demand on Bowen. The Cultural Master Plan, a bylaw of the Bowen Island Municipality is our guiding document and informs the Strategic Plan, which is regularly reviewed by the Board and staff of BIAC.

BIAC plays an advocacy role, promoting awareness and understanding of the significant role arts and culture play in enhancing the economic and social welfare of the community. We coordinate and participate in community-building events with the wider population, including educational institutions, seniors, heritage organizations, business and our municipality. We network with other organizations and play an important role in groups such as Tourism Bowen Island and the Economic Development Committee of the Bowen Island Municipality

BIAC is a registered nonprofit agency with charitable tax status. It was founded in May, 1988. As per the Cultural Master Plan, the Bowen Island Municipality recognizes BIAC as the lead advisory body in matters concerning arts and culture.

BIAC gratefully acknowledges the support of the Bowen Island Municipality, the BC Arts Council and the Province of British Columbia. BIAC also thanks all its wonderful members and our community for their fine support of our arts and culture.

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Board of Directors
Carol Cram, President
Dave Pollard, Treasurer
Mariana Holbrook
Tina Overbury
Nerys Poole
Peter Williamson
Judi Gedye
Kathleen Ainscough
Greta Smith
Corinne Metcalfe
Andrea Little

 

OFFICE: located at The Gallery, Artisan Square,
589 Artisan Square, Box 211, Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G0

Website: www.biac.ca
E-mail:
Phone: 604-947-2454
Executive Director: Jacqueline M. Massey
Gallery Coordinator/Curator: Janet Esseiva

The Gallery



Bowen Collected
local art from private collections
Sept 15 - Oct 15, 2017
Celebration / Reception: Fri, Sept 15, 2017, 7-9pm
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Upcoming Shows

Artist Calls


BIAC Annual Report

Check out the 2015 Annual Report of the BIAC. Download a copy here.


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