2022 Art Auction

Our 2022 Art Auction is in full swing! Do you want to own an Art Chair, or a scuplture from the Wood Carving Symposium? Enter your bid today. Closes November 1st

In the Moment, Call for Artists

Calling all visual artists! We are seeking submissions for the ‘In The Moment’ Exhibition. Open to all mediums and ages. Participating artists are paid for exhibiting! Entries close September 30.

Performance Series

The RCAC’s Annual Performance Series returns with an amazing line-up of artists! This year buy a series bundle for only $100!

2022 Art Auction

Our 2022 Art Auction is in full swing! Do you want to own one of the RCAC Art Chairs? Or maybe one of the sculptures created in the 2020 Wood Carving Symposium? Enter your bid today at 32auctions.com/rcac-2022
Closes November 1st

In The Moment, Call for Artists

Calling all visual artists! We are seeking submissions for the ‘In The Moment’ Exhibition. Open to all mediums and ages. Participating artists are paid for exhibiting! Enter here.
Entries Close September 30.

Performance Series is Back!

The RCAC’s Annual Performance Series returns with an amazing line-up of artists! This year buy a series bundle for only $100!

For Arts & Culture

An Expression of Our Community

Welcome to our new site! We are thrilled to be working toward making this a functional space for you to access information and tickets for upcoming events, call for artists, and other news! We appreciate your understanding and patience as we continue to update.

The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture was founded in 1998, by a group of artists who recognized a need to promote and grow the arts & culture sector in Rossland. Our goal to ‘enhance lifestyles through creative expression’ is achieved by providing year-round, diverse and accessible arts and culture programming and events.

Support for the RCAC comes from many different areas of the community – our members, volunteers, and sponsors. We are acutely aware that without your support, the Rossland Council for Arts and Culture would not be the force we are today.

Fall 2022, Visual Art Exhibition: In the Moment

Calling all artists for submissions!

The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture (RCAC) invites West Kootenay artists and artisans to participate in a juried visual art exhibition entitled, In The Moment. We want to showcase your work!

The past several years has brought into focus the nature of impermanence in our daily lives. Living “in the moment” has taken on greater meaning and importance. Being in the moment can evoke countless ideas, observing the calm and quiet that results from time slowing down, the richness of colour as the sun sets, the subtle beauty of a rising full moon and the crystal formations that comprise the hoarfrost in the trees are moments in time there for us to observe and contemplate. This exhibition encourages emerging and professional artists, including youth, of all visual art mediums to explore the nature of their lived experiences in these changing times, pushing original, creative ideas representing personal moments in time.

Submissions to the exhibition should be an artist’s representation of living In The Moment. This juried exhibition will be in the Lily May Room of the Miners Hall October 14th to 23rd, 2022. All artists with successful submissions will be remunerated for exhibiting their works.

West Kootenay artists/artisans are encouraged to respond to this theme with new and recent ideas and works. All original visual art works must have been completed within the last two years. All mediums are welcome: paintings, sculpture, fibre art, and more. Open to visual artists of all ages.

The RCAC would like to thank in advance, the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance, Columbia Basin Trust, BC Arts Council and BC Gaming Commission for making this exhibition possible! These funders provide exceptional opportunities for unique, creative emerging and established artists to showcase their work in our community. Without their support, this event could not take place.

Deadline for submissions is September 30th, 2022.

For more info please contact visualarts.rcac@gmail.com

Funding Partners and Sponsors

The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture sources the majority of its funding from Provincial, Regional and Municipal sources. The RCAC would like to thank our current funding partners for their support.

Every year the RCAC identifies grants which we are eligible to apply for that can be used to fund our programs. The amount of money these funding partners have to distribute each year is limited and there is often competition for these funds from other non-profit societies.

Over the years the RCAC has developed skills in grant writing, and learned how to strengthen our applications to improve the probability of being awarded funds. One of the ways we do this is by showing that a portion of the budgeted program revenues comes from non-provincial, regional or municipal sources. The RCAC also uses the earned and contributed revenues we generate to help fund our programs. These are seen by our funding partners as a measure of the success of our programming, and the level of support the RCAC receives from our community.

Contributed revenues are raised from local businesses and corporations who show their support for Arts and Culture in Rossland by sponsoring RCAC programs and events. Earned revenues are generated from ticket sales, workshop fees and membership dues.

The RCAC recognizes the importance of finding new ways to raise new sponsorship revenues, and at the same time look for opportunities to acknowledge sponsor’s support. With this in mind the RCAC launched a new and simplified sponsorship and recognition framework in Spring 2022.

Business sponsors are recognized on our website, in our monthly Newsletter, and in our downtown Kiosk. Sponsors also receive a RCAC Sponsor decal to display in the window of their business. If you are a local business and want to support the Arts in Rossland, by sponsoring the RCAC, please contact us at rosslandarts@gmail.com