Arts and culture

The 2020 City of Victoria Youth Poet Laureate Neko Smart will give up her seat for the next young poet in January. (Contributed/ Jeremy Loveday)

Nominations open for Victoria’s 2021 Youth Poet Laureate

Honourary one-year term reserved for region’s emerging poets


WildWings Festival pandemic edition coming to Cowichan in October

Three outdoor events, two reception-free art shows, and one small indoor workshop.

  • Oct 5, 2020


Voting now ready for Oak Bay’s Arts Alive 2020 sculptures

Audio and written descriptions posted for all 10 sculptures

Art+Earth Festival gets growing this weekend

Find out what events are in-person and what’s happening online

Kingcome artist wins contest at Museum of Anthropology

Coral Shaughnessy-Moon’s design will be sold on t-shirts at the museum and online

Carved culturally modified tree stolen from North Island forest

The Spirit of Anutz was felled sometime in late August near Nimpkish Lake

Province announces $2M in arts and culture funding under BC Arts Council

The program will go toward renovating arts and cultural spaces in BC and to buy special equipment

Poetry contest started for Vancouver Island poets

“We’re such a unique group,” says founder on why she wanted to start the collective

Drive-in movies are coming to Port McNeill

Gate House Theatre expects to start running shows by September

Courtenay theatre gets support for livestream ‘hybrid’ shows this year

Island Coastal Economic Trust funds help Sid Williams Theatre with infrastructure, training

Colwood art centre shuts its doors indefinitely

Board members look for new location when feasible, continue online

COVID can’t stop culture

‘Culture doesn’t stop’ say Comox Valley’s cultural groups while detainling socially distant options

  • May 5, 2020

Victoria’s Bateman gallery goes online to bring nature, art into homes

Bateman Foundation collaborates with Black Press Media for the Mental Health Resource Guide.

Vancouver Island painter wins salmon stamp contest

Funds raised from Joshua Hansen’s ‘Untouchable’ go towards salmon conservation

Making jewelry by hand: DIY ring-making at Parksville’s Metal Art Studio

Valerie Harty offers jewelry-making classes, drop-in sessions in the MAC’s MakerSpace