qathet ART is committed to improving the quality of life of all people by supporting diverse and accessible artistic activities. The qathet Art Council was established in 2007 and is a non-profit registered BC Society with a volunteer Board of Directors representing a cross section of the community. The organization started the qathet Art Centre in 2018 with a focus on contemporary new media. The qathet Art Centre is located on the traditional territory of the Tla'amin Nation above the Powell River Public Library in a central accessible location (with elevator). The centre offers multidisciplinary programming which is at the core of all activities, directing workshop themes, projects, artist talks, school tours and community outreach.
qathet ART's priority work for 2022/23 are:
1. finalizing a name change in alignment with Tla'amin Nation request to remove reference and legacy of Israel Powell (Powell River Council for Arts and Culture)
2. supporting youth through arts programming
3. bringing awareness to sustainability and environmental impacts in the arts sector
qathet ART (qA) provides opportunities for the importance of artists as purveyor of critical comment and inspiration within the cultural community. The organization aims to confront habitual behaviour and push for experimentation, change, new growth and ideas. Currently qA has prioritized work needed to confront our colonial past and encourage diverse modes of expression.
1) To support diverse artistic and cultural activities in the qathet Regional District.
2) To enable accessible education through the arts.
3) To advocate for artists and arts and culture organizations
qathet Art Council Calendar
April - Community Grant Intake
Grant applications are available from this website, email or at the qathet Art Centre . Applications may be submitted between the 1st and the 15th of April.
Please contact us at qathetART@gmail.com so we can mentor you with your application. The grant applications are reviewed by the qathet Art Council Board of Directors. The grants are awarded in May.
September - Community Grant Intake
Grant applications are available from this website, email or at The Art Centre. Applications may be submitted between September 1st and the 15th. Please contact us at qathetART@gmail.com , so we can mentor you with your application.
The grant applications are reviewed by the qathet Art Council Board of Directors.
The grants are awarded in October.
February - Annual General Meeting
Calling all artists, and arts, culture and heritage organizations. We need our members to vote for their creative community. If you would like to be on the Board, please contact us prior to the meeting, we must have your intentions two weeks prior to the AGM. The last AGM was February 23, 2022.