Art Kids – Call for Submissions

The Monashee Arts Council (MAC) is looking for artists twenty five and under who love the arts and would like to showcase their work!

So if you or someone you know enjoys creating works of art? Be it drawing, painting, photography, sculpting, pottery, beading, wood carving, sewing or weaving, the Monashee Arts Council wants to know!

The Monashee Arts Council members hope this show will encourage our talented local youth to get involved and go public with their work. There will be a people’s choice prize and an opportunity to sell your work.

 

Arts and Culture Program Coordinator – Job Posting

Do you love the arts? Do you want to see culture thrive in our rural and village community? The Monashee Arts Council is looking for someone to take up the role of part time coordinator

The position is 16 hours per week

Applicant should be able to self-direct but also work cooperatively with a volunteer board and other volunteers.

Speaking and writing skills are essential.

Tasks include:

    • researching funding sources for new and ongoing arts and culture activities; preparing grant applications in conjunction with the board
    • maintaining correspondence, mailing and membership lists; maintaining records; bank deposits
    • working cooperatively with the Village Gallery subcommittee of the Monashee Arts Council
    • maintaining a regular Monashee Arts Council presence in print and social media including website; writing articles, proofreading articles; competency with social media, and word processing essential
    • assembling a monthly newsletter to members;
    • assisting the board in the preparation of an annual budget to support the implementation of the Arts and Culture Master Plan Goals;
    • assisting the board in developing and supporting arts and cultural programming for youth and adult members of the community. 

The position starts August 26th.

Deadline for applications is Tuesday August 25 noon. Applications can be dropped off at the Village Gallery between 10 and 4pm Mon to Saturday. or by email to monasheeartscouncil@gmail.com

References will be required

New Faces, Familiar Faces… Meet the MAC Board of Directors!

What an exceptional evening!  Our AGM & 20th Anniversary Celebration was a huge success and we’d like to thank everyone who came out to reminisce and dream about the future of MAC.  We have some new faces who have joined our board of directors as well as some familiar faces who will be continuing with us to keep moving forward in creative and dynamic ways.

Meet the Artist Project

Meet the Artist Project – call for participating artists

The Monashee Arts Council has entered into an agreement with the Okanagan Regional Library (Lumby) to offer a program to raise the awareness in the community of our local artists.  This project will provide a venue for local artists to showcase their work in the Lumby Branch, as well as take part in evening/weekend events during which the public can meet the artists to discuss their pieces

MAC’s 20th Anniversary Year

We are celebrating our 20th year of sharing & promoting arts & culture in our region!

 

We are going through our records to create a truly special celebration of this and we would love to hear from YOU!

Cultural Survey

The Monashee Arts Council is taking a Cultural Survey of Lumby, Whitevale, Mabel Lake, Lavington/Coldstream, Cherryville and the surrounding areas. Are you an artist, sculptor, potter, performer, writer, playwright or any other type of cultural creative? Let us know who you are!  MAC directors will be doing interviews to discover what talents are in the area.

Almost 2 Decades of MAC

Supporting Arts & Culture in the Community for almost Two Decades!

The Monashee Arts Council has been actively working on bringing artistic and cultural events to Lumby and the surrounding areas for almost two decades!
We take great pride in being able to support both our local artists and supporters of the arts.  We are a dedicated group of volunteers (with the support of our Arts & Culture Program Coordinator, Jennifer Greenwood), who are committed to continuing this important work in the community.  We always welcome new members to join us in our activities.  If you’d like to join the arts council and/or volunteer to help with one of our many rewarding committees/projects, please contact Jennifer at the MAC office located in the Village Gallery at 1975 Vernon St., in the heart of Lumby, by phone at 778-473-3029 or by email at monasheeartscouncil@gmail.com
We’d love to hear from you!