To coordinate the arts resources in the Annapolis Region and act as a focus for local arts talent and expertise.
To foster an appreciation and understanding of the arts through community oriented programs and the initiation of creative opportunities.
To give the community access to the arts professionals working in the area and elsewhere and to foster the continued development and expansion of community's invovlement in and knowledge of the arts.
To broaden and generate revenue opportunities for the region's practicing artists to develop and maintain ARTsPLACE as a regional arts centre.
About ANNAPOLIS REGION COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL
The Annapolis Region Community Arts Council (ARCAC) is a community organization dedicated to encouraging and promoting the arts. ARCAC was founded by a group of artists in 1982, they felt that if art was to survive as living cultural force, artists should take the first step toward demystifing the practice of art.
Today we run a year round schedule of exhibitions, workshops and special events and through our Scholarship Fund, we assist students of all ages who wish to pursue art-related courses of study.
ARTsPLACE Artist-run Centre exhibition schedule has been designed to reflect the role ARCAC plays as intermediary between the contemporary art world out there and the local community. ARTsPLACE is funded in-part by the Artist Run Centres (ARC) program of the Canada Council, the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage and by volunteer fundraising endeavours.