Photographer: Electrify

Rural Artist Support Weekend

NDAC provides local artists with an annual free symposium featuring speakers from the business and granting community. This weekend-long event provides invaluable education to artists seeking to enhance their business practices.

Featuring speakers and workshops covering topics from how to write successful grant applications to marketing your arts business on social media, and invaluable information and advice on the day-to-day operations of running a business, the weekend event serves to strengthen the knowledge base of our local artists, and empower them with the tools and skills that support their professional development.

Recognizing Artists

Area Artists are the backbone of our cultural excellence and we as a community need to provide them with more opportunities to educate themselves and to feel heard and supported.

Many artists can find the business of art a daunting undertaking, and not understanding the key concepts of business can be a massive barrier on the road to success. This weekend assists with breaking down that barrier.



Discover essential resources: application forms, artist guidelines, statements, and more.  

Become A Member

Join the NDAC with individual or group membership and be a part of arts innovation in the Nelson community.  

About NDAC

The Nelson and District Arts Council (NDAC) offers arts and culture programming, education, and advocacy to over 15,000 artists and art-lovers in the Nelson area. 

Participant Feedback Form

Be an Arts Advocate. Share your experience and ideas for how we can keep the arts thriving in the Nelson community.

Explore Past Work

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

Thank you for the support of our funders and sponsors

Left Photographer: Ingrid Love
Top Photographer: Colin Burrell
Bottom Artist: Kelly Shpeley
Bottom Photographer: Ingrid Love
Right Artist: Carla Stephenson
Right Photographer: Electrify
Image #1 Photographer: Ingrid Love
Image #2 Photographer: Colin Burrell
Image #3 Artist: Kelly Shpeley
Image #3 Photographer: Ingrid Love
Image #4 Artist: Carla Stephenson
Image #4 Photographer: Electrify