The Central Interior Regional Arts Council (CIRAC) is a not-for-profit charitable organization funded by membership fees, donations and grants, the most significant of which is an operating grant from the BC Arts Council.

We serve a vast area from MacKenzie in the north to 100 Mile House in the south, from Valemount in the east to Burns Lake, Vanderhoof, Fort St James and Bella Coola in the west. Our territory thus includes all or part of four Regional Districts with CRD and Fraser-Fort George being the most populous.

Our mandate is to initiate and promote the cultural enrichment of the lives of the people in British Columbia's Central Interior.

Our membership consists of various Community Arts Councils in the region, together with over sixty individual members. We serve the members through communication, coordination and education.

Our mandate means that we must not duplicate what the local arts councils do, but rather, seek opportunities to promote regional artists and their works. With this in mind, we publish a quarterly journal, Arts North; hold an annual juried art show, with the best works touring throughout the region; and hold an annual "Book & CD Nook", in which published authors from the region are invited to promote their work.

We hold regional meetings of arts council representatives twice a year, and hold a significant conference every two years.

CIRAC kindly acknowledges the support of:

Feature Artist

Arts Fest 2012 - Call For Entry

Supporting and Recognizing Emerging Central Interior Artists

An Exhibition and Art Practices Symposium


Deadline: March 15, 2012

Coordinated by: Nechako Community Arts Council and Central Interior Regional Arts Council

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