When you make a donation to the Arts Council of New Westminster, you’re not just supporting the arts — you’re making our community a more healthy and vibrant place for everyone.

The Arts Council of New Westminster is a registered charitable organization that works to make the arts essential and accessible in our city. Made up of hundreds of artists from across New Westminster, the arts council delivers programs that build community and facilitates cross-cultural understanding. We offer a wide variety of free outdoor and indoor arts activities including Music by the River, New West Craft, ArtsToGo workshops, Uptown Unplugged, The Gallery at Queen’s Park and more.  In 2019 the Arts Council of New Westminster presented 336 diverse artists in events that welcomed 144,000 guests in New Westminster. We are an essential part of making our community an inclusive, vibrant and engaged community.

Donate today, and give the experience of arts and culture.

What can my monthly donation do?

  • A $25 gift will send five children to an ArtsToGo arts workshop in the heart of the city.
  • A $50 gift will sponsor a local artist’s or group exhibition in The Gallery at Queen’s Park notable exhibitions from 2019 include the ‘History in Relief’: The ACNW Permanent Collection and The Art of Queer for New West Pride Week.
  • A $100 gift will support our original music programming at annual events like Music By the River.  Local artists perform a variety of styles and genres along the banks of the Fraser River. In 2019 we collaborated with the Savage Society to launch the original Indigenous Music Series.
  • A $250 donation will support the Hilda Cliffe Scholarship Fund, an annual arts award that recognizes the talent of a deserving New Westminster Secondary School arts student. Help launch a lifetime of creative success.

Make a gift in the name of those special friends and family on your list. All donations over $20 will receive a tax receipt. 

Our donors all receive advance invitations to our special community events.  You will be recognized for your generosity and commitment to making New Westminster a stimulating and sustainable city.

The Arts Council of New Westminster is a registered charitable organization (#108071788RR0001).