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We are dedicated to fostering a rich and vibrant creative sector in our community by supporting cultural events, programs, facilities, organizations and artists. We recognize that both our residents and visitors value artistic and cultural opportunities. Ultimately, arts, culture and heritage enhances how visitors experience our city, and why residents are proud to call it home.

It is not the role of government to create culture. Our role is to help it grow organically through supporting our community’s creative champions. It is through the tireless work of artists, organization leaders, volunteers and audiences that Kelowna can be home to so many high-quality cultural experiences.

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Central Okanagan Music Strategy

In response to the updated 2020-2025 Cultural Plan, Creative Okanagan and a group of like-minded community members (the Leadership Ensemble) are developing the Central Okanagan Music Strategy. This Strategy will advance the sustainability of the music industry in our community and beyond.

Stay tuned for more information to get involved!

Dimensions of success: strengthening your non-profit using stage-based wisdom

On behalf of the Community Partners involved with Dimensions of Success, we are disappointed to announce the community workshops scheduled for March 13 (Consultant Session) and March 14 (Community Session) will be postponed until a later date. As you may be aware, the primary facilitator of this training session is from the United States.  The Provincial Medical Health Officer just announced anyone travelling to Canada from outside of Canada including the United States, would have to self-isolate for 14 days before returning to work or school. Out of an abundance of caution we have made the difficult decision to postpone the event.

The Community Partners are thrilled with the interest in this program and we are excited to bring the opportunity back to you when the time is right for our community. We will connect with each of you once that date has been determined.

Visit the World Health Organization or Public Health Agency of Canada or BC Centre for Disease Control for accurate and up to date information on coronavirus response.

On behalf of all project partners: Central Okanagan Foundation, Valley First, Vantage Point and City of Kelowna.

Poster distribution program

Do you have an upcoming event and want to get the word out to the community? In our efforts to promote arts, culture and heritage in Kelowna, Cultural Services will distribute and display event posters for cultural events on bulletin boards at various facilities around the City. Check out the guidelines below for eligibility and more information.

Poster Distribution Guidelines

Upcoming Poster Distribution Days
Drop your posters off at the Cultural Services office before that month's distribution day to make sure it is included.

  • January 30th
  • February 27th
  • March 26th
  • April 30th
  • May 28th
  • June 25th