Photo by Mary Matheson

Photo by Mary Matheson

Art in the Heart of the Cariboo since 1977

$40 for 40 Years Campaign ~ Show your love for IMA!

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Over the last forty years in the tiny town of Wells, BC, Island Mountain Arts has been at the artistic frontier inspiring and empowering generations of Canadian artists.

Some might say our work is the real gold at the core of the Cariboo story as we’ve been growing a grassroots arts economy and creative community for decades. 

Thousands of summer festival-goers hit the road each year to our ArtsWells Festival of All Things Art which sees our area swell from 300 to over 3,000 people.

Our celebrated School of the Arts and new Artist-in-Residence program offer immersive experiences like no other and have nurtured the talents of hundreds of Canadian artists who’ve had their start here at Island Mountain Arts (IMA).

With a roster of classes, mentorships, exhibitions, workshops and seminars, IMA continues to offer an Experience Like No Other.

The majority of our funding is directed to programming to pay artists, instructors and related production costs. But, like any 40 year old, we need to keep the lights on, feed ourselves and pay the mortgage.  And, despite the big impact we deliver in services to our community and region, we have never had any operational funding.

Help fuel the fire… so we don’t burn out!  Your gift of $40 to mark our 40 years will help support our continuing work with emerging and established artists from across the country and around the world. Any donation of $40 or more will receive an historic Island Mountain Arts postcard in the mail. IMA is a registered Canadian charity. Donations of $20 or more are eligible for a tax receipt

Show your love for IMA! Donate today and leave your mark on BC’s unique artistic legacy.

Thank you from the Board and Staff of Island Mountain Arts.

Board
President, Josh Trotter Wanner
Vice President, Emma Jarrett
Secretary, Meghan McDermott
Treasurer, Kimberley Solecki
Director, Peter Corbett
Director, Paul Crawford
Director, Carla Stephenson
Director, Leanne Nash

Staff
Executive & Artistic Director, Julie Fowler
Financial Administrator, Leila Sumi
Community Outreach Manager, Ksenya Dorwart

“Island Mountain Arts deserves a good foundation to continue their work, which is a beautiful, important, necessary, singular, magical touchstone. I want to see it continue to grow organically. It is the easiest thing we could donate to.” -Ari Neufeld, musician. 

Photo by Kent Bernadet

Photo by Kent Bernadet