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A Creative Hub For Fort St. John

The Arts Council is working to bring a Creative Hub to Fort St. John. A Creative Hub will be a transformative place for Fort St. John. The facility will catalyze cultural development in the community by providing a unique and interesting place for multicultural expression, innovation, and community connection.

It will be a sustainable facility in which artists, artisans, performers, musicians, and other creators can ply their crafts. The facility will become a key community asset that encourages the creation of high-quality art and broader community interest in the arts. The community and professional artists will be drawn to the facility through engaging public programming and animation, exciting community events, and enriching educational opportunities.


Guiding Principles for the New Facility


> Seven guiding principles for the new creative hub were developed based on input received from the Steering Committee and project stakeholders. It is envisioned the new creative hub will:
> Promote excellence in artistic endeavours and support the creation of high-quality art.
> Provide spaces that will enable local arts organizations to grow their memberships and programs.
> Be a highly accessible facility that welcomes patrons of all abilities, cultures, and means.
> Be a place that encourages collaboration, innovation, education, and professional development among the arts community.
> Be sustainably operated to ensure the facility remains viable over the long term.
> Be governed with strong input from artists to ensure the needs of the creative community are being met.
> Support broader community development, arts education, economic development, tourism development, and enhancement to the quality of life in Fort St. John and the surrounding region.

Tuberz® Design Competition

Calling All Artists!

The City of Fort St. John and the Fort St. John Community Arts Council invite all artists in the Peace River Regional District to submit artwork fo this year’s High on Ice Winter Fest’s Half-Pike Tuberz®.  This promotional item is shared with carving artists, staff, volunteers and community members.

The City of Fort St. John High on Ice Winter Fest runs February 17-20, 2023, with the theme “Explore the Folklore” – a winter story telling adventure.  The traditions, stories, myths, creatures of the past and our divers and rich culture that connect us as a community are infused in this theme.

We are excited to include the designs of our local artists to celebrate this year’s High on Ice Winter Fest. 

Artists can submit entries until November 30, 2022 at 4:00 pm.   For further details, see below, or visit www.fortstjohn.ca/ice         

Competition Information