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NDAC is committed to excellence and accessibility. Our programs enable individual artists and arts organizations to explore, create, and thrive.


Local artists transform downtown Nelson for a fully in-person experience featuring local artists, live performers, and music.

Rural Artist Support Weekend

A free symposium that empowers local artists with training and tools to enhance their arts business practice.

Richard Carver Award

An annual award for a local emerging writer, honoring Richard Carver—a mover and shaker of the Nelson arts scene.

The Narrows Artist Residency

A unique residency for local artists to explore their practice in a beautiful setting, located a short boat ride from the City of Nelson.

Nelson Dance Educators’ Showcase

Nelson’s dance educators and their students create stunning performances and raise funds to support local dancers.

Bigby Place Arts Initiative

A free monthly class delivered by multidisciplinary educators and artists to provide community access to the arts.

Youth Art Project

A safe and inclusive event encouraging creativity, collaboration, and community among young artists in the Nelson area.

Explore Past Work

Enriching Our Community. Browse the projects that have helped foster creativity and community in our region

Commission Murals

Making Art for Everyone

Find out more about the incredible murals decorating our city.

Artist: Tyler Toews

Photographer: David Gluns

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