who we are
Our mission at Arts New West is to bring community together through the Arts.
Founded in 1967 as the Arts Council of New Westminster, Arts New West is a not-for-profit community arts organisation built by artists and arts groups with a shared interest in visual, performing, and literary arts. Our goal is to foster, support and promote the arts for all age groups, cultures and Indigenous community members.
To bring community together through the Arts
Arts New West meets our mission by fostering, supporting, and promoting arts for all age groups, cultures and Indigenous community members. We do this by:
Providing meaningful experiences in a welcoming environment for visitors, participants and volunteers by offering a variety of high-quality artistic experiences for all ages; and creating opportunities to nurture and support our artists, so they may continue to grow and strive for artistic excellence.
Annual General Meeting
November 26, 2023
Thank you to everyone who joined us for a look back at 2023 and look ahead to another great year of community arts with Arts New West.
The next AGM will be held in November 2024.
At Arts New West, we live and work on the unceded, traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the QayQayt Nation as well as all Coast Salish Nations.
Hear from our Indigenous community.
Chief Rhonda Larrabee led the Qayqayt First Nation from invisibility to a community of almost 100 documented members and continues to serve as the elected Chief of the Nation. Her story is captured in the award winning National Film Board of Canada documentary “A Tribe of One.”