About Culture in Kelowna

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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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Share the Plan grant program

We invite individuals, organizations, businesses and collectives of diverse histories and practices to play an active part in the process of sharing and implementing the 2020-2025 Cultural Plan by hosting a “Share the Plan” event with your staff, board, volunteers, members, friends or the general public. A “Share the Plan” Event Grant is intended to support you to host a conversation about the 2020-2025 Cultural Plan and report your thoughts and ideas back to us.

For more information, read through the Call for Expression of Interest below!

Share the Plan Call for Expressions of Interest

Check out the Share the Plan Toolkit for ideas and help with your event.

Share the Plan Toolkit

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