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What We Do


Showcasing Opportunities

NDAC's Amazing Events

NDAC provides Artists with opportunities to present their work in professional settings, producing events such as the Nelson International Mural FestivalArtWalk, Appetite for Art and the Nelson Dance Educator’s Showcase.

Artist Awards and Bursaries

Community Awards for Members and Non Members

NDAC is proud to provide opportunities for Artists to receive awards and bursaries such as our Richard Carver Award, the Wood Gundy The Narrows Artist Residency, Member Grants and our Dance Bursaries.

Artist Advocacy

Liaising with the City of Nelson

NDAC is proud to be a representative on the City of Nelson’s Cultural Development Committee, creating a conduit between artists and the City of Nelson and advocating for arts and culture in our area. NDAC is also creating a presence at the Railtown and Downtown Urban Design Strategy sessions to ensure that the needs of the Arts & Culture sector are heard.
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Nelson International Mural Festival

We are thrilled to be hosting so many talented artists in our lovely little mountain town for the Nelson International Mural Festival.

The Nelson and District Arts Council is excited to present the sixth Nelson International Mural Festival happening August 11th-13th, 2023, with murals throughout Nelson, BC and an in-person festival!

The festival is an inclusive event intended for all cultures, genders, ages and abilities. All festival events take place in public spaces and will be offered free of charge.

About Us

NDAC in the Community

Martha Stokoe

Visual Artist, Hidden Creek Resident Artist 2018

My stay at the Hidden Creed Art Retreat was amazing. It freed me from the distractions of daily life and the surroundings gave me an immense reservoir of ideas for future work.

Margaret Stegman

Coordinator, Canada 150 Wearable Art Show

NDAC is wonderful at helping neophytes with arts' grants applications - energetic, focused, skilled, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and lots of fun besides.

Melody Diachun

Musician/Program Coordinator: Selkirk College Contemporary Music Program

Nelson is Canada’s Arts & Counterculture mecca, attracting extraordinary artists, artisans, dancers, and musicians from far and wide. Thanks to the NDAC for giving Arts experiences to our community

Slava Doval

Founder of DanceFusion, Dance Representative for the Cultural Development Committee for the City of Nelson

In so many ways I thought the Dance Educators Showcase was a success, not only as a wonderful evening of talent and entertainment, but also a community engagement event.

Jaimie Killen

Artist: ArtWalk

Artwalk was my introduction into the art world with my photography. Thank you to NDAC for offering me the momentum I needed to focus on my dreams!

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Contact us at info@ndac.ca to let us know how NDAC has impacted you!

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