March 2022  West Kootenay Regional Arts Council is seeking an Executive Director. Deadline to apply: Friday, April 8, 2022. Details available as a PDF file, or by emailing [email protected] to request more information.

Note: Copyright ownership of images on this site remains with the creator of the work/image. Permission has been given for this use of images by WKRAC, but if you wish to reproduce ANY images you see on this site you must contact the owner of the image directly for permission.

We gratefully acknowledge the continued support of the Province of BC and the British Columbia Arts Council.

BC Arts Council - WKRAC Sponsor

Upcoming Workshops, Educational Opportunities and Events

How to Present a Festival / Multi Artist Live Stream Event

June 9, 2020
Free event. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

Are you an arts presenter, organization or festival wondering how to present your event online via livestream in response to COVID-19?

Join us June 9, 10 am to 12 noon for an online workshop led by Kristen Sunde, Bay Area creative consultant and digital festival facilitator. This event was postponed from June 2, in support of #theshowmustbepaused

This event is free for to all arts organizations and festivals in the West Kootenay region (maximum of 2 people per organization). Space is limited so register soon!

**some spaces still available - now open to Kootenay musicians too

Click on the link below for more event details or to register.

When: 10 am - 12 noon, June 9, 2020
Where: Online
Cost: FREE but pre-registration is required

Click here to register: How to Livestream - Kristen Sunde
*Registration will close automatically once the space is full.

This event is being presented by the Nelson and District Arts Council, in partership with the West Kootenay Regional Arts Council (WKRAC) with the generous support of The Vancouver Foundation Community Response Fund.


Are you involved with a Non Profit society, or know someone who is?  

The new Societies Act, which governs registered non-profit societies in British Columbia, came into effect on November 28, 2016. The new act includes a number of updates to allow for more flexibility in how societies operate, while still protecting the public interest. The act allowed for a two-year transition period for registered non-profit societies in BC to become compliant.

The Pacific Legal Education and Outreach Society (PLEO) developed a project to offer resources and mentorship during the transition period, to assist non-profit groups in various areas of the province with reviewing and updating their Constitution and Bylaws to become compliant with the new act.

In The East and West Kootenay regions, two Society Act Transition Hubs were created to help present the facilitated meetings and materials, and to help societies in their area better access these resources. T
hese hubs were funded by the Trust and created in partnership with the West Kootenay Regional Arts Council, Selkirk College and College of the Rockies.

Your society should have filed your transition application by November 28, 2018 to remain in good standing. If a society fails to complete the Transition Application by November 28, 2018 the Registrar may issue a Notice of Commencement of Dissolution as per Section 214 (1)(b) of the Act. For more information and resources regarding transition, please go to:


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