Through our programs Comox Valley Arts aims to support, promote and celebrate a vibrant and inclusive arts community and provide access to arts and cultural resources to everyone of all ages and backgrounds. Grounding our work is a foundation of community art education and engagement. To us, public participation and collaboration is central to our mission, for real “community art” to take place. The principles behind the work are active participation, intentional inclusion, and ongoing learning. The process builds community, increases awareness of the value the arts in our lives, develops creativity, and addresses common issues.
With the aim of creating community through art, Comox Valley Arts develops and participates in a range of initiatives and programs. Our programmatic vision is guided by our strategic plan. Our programs are funded by the City of Courtenay, the Comox Valley Regional District, the Comox Valley Community Foundation, the British Columbia Arts Council, BC Gaming and individual donors in our community.