2 days of theatre, 2 days of music, plus incredible exhibits of local art.
Welcome to the 3rd Cultivate Festival on beautiful Gabriola!
Join us in celebrating theatre, music & art over four days amidst the natural wonders of the island. Cultivate is about creation, connection, and community. The Gabriola Arts Council is proud to present a festival that reflects the essence of Gabriola.
Together we Cultivate the arts.
photo: Jeff Malmgren
Gabriola Arts Council (GAC) respectfully acknowledges that the land on which we live and create is the traditional, ancestral, and uncededterritory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation whose presence here reaches back to time immemorial. GAC respects and affirms the inherent rights and title of Snuneymuxw First Nation.
We endeavour to honour Coast Salish land and its treaties by strengthening our relationship and responsibilities to them. We are grateful to Snuneymuxw First Nation, who continue to share their knowledge about the history of the lands and water and their relations to them. We believe that the Arts can contribute to the healing and decolonizing journey we all share together and commit to honouring Indigenous self-determination, sovereignty and resurgence.
Cultivate News and Updates
With grateful hearts, we thank you for helping to make Cultivate 2019 a success on so many important levels. We had a blast, and hope that you did too.
In the spirit of long-term sustainability and deeper planning, we’ve decided to open up our organizing circle and to share some of the load of planning, organizing, and holding this big event with interested and invested community groups and individuals. Recognizing that this kind of grassroots community organizing can take time, especially if we want to do it right, we have decided to hold the next Cultivate Festival in 2021.
Feeling disappointed? We are too. And we also know that taking time to welcome more community members into the process will go a long way to ensuring the long-term success of this beautiful little festival.
Please join us in nurturing Cultivate 2021! We will announce a planning meeting and community gathering early in the new year.
Until then, we ask you to hold the vision, and keep dreaming alive the festival that fills our hearts and brings together our community through the arts.
With appreciation and gratitude,
Your friends at the Gabriola Arts Council
(Photo of Crystal Carlson by Finding Charlotte photography.)