The Community Arts Council of Prince George & District (“CAC”) was established in 1968 to respond to a growing need to expand the reputation of artistic endeavours throughout the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George. The CAC has been a vital component of the Prince George district for over 55 years. Since its founding, the CAC and its members have been providing a wide range of services and programs that have helped contribute to the spirit of innovation, ingenuity and open-mindedness that defines the Prince George district. As of this year, the CAC is the umbrella organization to 245 members, comprising professional and emerging artists, performers, ensembles, artisan guilds and cultural organizations, all living and working in an area covering more than 51,000 km². The heart of our organization has been at Studio 2880, situated on the traditional unceded territory of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation, since 1976. These facilities have become a destination for people who wish to purchase locally created artworks, and access and benefit from the unique educational programs and services offered there. Additionally, the CAC delivers performing arts programs at two venues, the newly developed Knox Performance Centre, and the Prince George Playhouse, the community’s civic theatre. The CAC is proud to present local and touring performing artists and organizations representing classical and contemporary dance, music and theatre from across Canada.
The CAC respects and values the full spectrum of differences among people. We are committed to reflecting that diversity with our board, staff, and volunteers and through all aspects of our operations. With that commitment, the CAC strives to develop a community that fully includes, celebrates, and supports the needs, and contributions of all our residents.
Arts are central to the well-being of our communities. All our residents are elevated through the diverse contributions of our artists and arts lovers. The CAC advocates for the support and investment in diversity - individuals, organizations, and communities. Unique perspectives lead to the long-term health and richness of our people and is integral to achieving excellence. The CAC is committed to supporting and promoting the expression and creation of culturally diverse experiences, and spaces throughout our community.
We will inspire our diverse community to become a centre of creativity and well-being; a place where art has no boundaries.