Mission & Mandate
of Island Mountain Arts

Our Mission

“Island Mountain Arts serves artists and stimulates and enhances artistic, cultural and economic development by striving for excellence in the arts through workshops, seminars, exhibitions and the ArtsWells Festival.”


Accountability, Excellence, Integrity, Community


IMA’s programs aim to improve the artistic and financial well-being of artists by offering a learning environment within a day’s travel of most places in B.C. It aims to increase the level of respect and appreciation for art and artists, and to integrate culture into all possible areas of society.