What is the NDAC?
The Nelson and District Arts Council (NDAC) is a registered non-profit organization that was formed in 1969 as the Kootenay-Columbia Arts Council.
All the board members are volunteers who are committed to promoting and encouraging cultural and artistic activities in our community through accessing funds for projects. The Council has both individual and group members that draw from the greater cultural community throughout its area.
To stimulate, broaden, encourage and facilitate the continuing development of arts and cultural opportunities, projects and activities in Nelson and District.
Where are we?
The regional area of NDAC spans from South Slocan to the North Shore, Procter and Queens Bay, and from Nelson to Apex, and includes all communities within these boundaries, however, members are welcome from everywhere worldwide!
The area we cover
What do we do?
The NDAC has individual and group members who all participate in art and culture related activities. Members represent such disciplines as theatre, music, dance, visual arts, crafts, heritage and writing. See our Members’ page for more information about our Board and Members.
We present a number of projects each year intended to foster the arts in Nelson and District including Nelson ArtWalk.
Fostering communication, networking and providing support to members is one of NDAC’s main objectives. In addition, members and member groups are eligible through us for small funding awards from the B.C. Arts Council.
Gathering information and providing it to the community by way of email bulletins, workshops and information meetings is one of NDAC’s goals.
Advocacy, representation and education are all important in fostering greater appreciation and support of arts and culture in the Nelson area. NDAC also has a seat on the Cultural Development Commission for the City of Nelson working toward a more coordinated arts, culture and heritage community.
We welcome your interest and involvement in the work of the Nelson and District Arts Council.
NDAC would like to thank the following organizations for their support and sponsorship:
British Columbia Arts Council, The City of Nelson, Central Kootenay Regional District, BC Assembly of Arts Councils, BC Ministry of Gaming, Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance.