Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

The North Vancouver Recreation & Culture Commission has a mandate to deliver and support a wide range of arts programs and activities that promote creativity, celebrate diversity and contribute to North Vancouver's vibrancy and unique sense of place.

NVRC Cultural Services oversee a range of programs and services to ensure that North Vancouver's creative sector is nurtured, celebrated and accessible to all including: a grants funding program; a multi-faceted public art program; cultural policy and planning resources; and year round community outreach programs.

In addition, NVRC offers a wide selection of arts classes, programs and presentations at community recreation centres, outdoor spaces, and the Centennial Theatre.

Follow the links below to learn more about NVRC Arts & Culture programs and services.

Culture Days

Explore and participate in a variety of free, hands-on, interactive and behind-the-scenes cultural activities during the last weekend of September. learn more

NVRC Arts Programs

NVRC offers thousands of learn-to registered arts programs including visual arts, dance, music, pottery, circus, and performing arts for all ages at all our Community Recreation Centres. learn more

NVRC Pottery & Art Studios

Learn more about our pottery studios at Delbrook Community Recreation Centre and Parkgate Community Centre and the art studio at John Braithwaite Community Centre. learn more


artsNews is a monthly newsletter with stories and information about arts and cultural activities happening all across the North Shore, plus upcoming, shows and events at Centennial Theatre. learn more

ON! Calendar

Check out the ON! event calendar for cultural event listings. Local artists and arts organizations can upload their event information to the ON! Calendar for free. learn more

Public Art

Explore the over 100 public artworks spread across North Vancouver. Find out more about Civic Public Art, Community Public Art and Developer Public Art. learn more

Arts Directory

Check out the Arts Directory featuring North Shore theatres, galleries, artist studios, libraries, churches, outdoor festival sites and links to arts, culture and heritage organizations. learn more

Centennial Theatre

Visit our Centennial Theatre website for information on upcoming performances and rental opportunities. learn more

Arts + Culture Grants

Our cultural services staff administers a wide range of community, arts and cultural grant programs on behalf of the City and District of North Vancouver. learn more

Community Opportunities

Our Community Opportunities includes local calls for artists and creative opportunities, information about organizational resources and workshops. learn more


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