Arts Organizations

Regional, Provincial and Federal Resources

The following organizations support the ACNO, and are resources we access regularly. We thought you might find them useful too! Click on their links to have more resources at your fingertips!

TONAC: Thompson Okanagan Network of Art Councils

The Thompson Okanagan has a thriving arts and culture community. To learn more about events, activities, festivals, galleries, and arts and cultural organizations throughout the Okanagan Valley, visit our regional arts councils. These links will take you right there!


The ACNO is actively involved in the following community development initiatives, and is always open to discussing new ideas that support Greater Vernon:

Tourism Commission

Linking arts and culture to economic development

Innovation Centre Makers Space

Working with community agencies and groups to examine the feasibility of developing an Innovation Centre and Makers Space in the City of Vernon

Implementation Advisory Team

A group of arts and culture lead organizations that report to the Greater Vernon Advisory Committee and drive the initiatives laid out in the Greater Vernon Cultural Plan


Gives managers and executive directors of not-for-profit organizations the tools and strategies they need to succeed. By coming together and meeting for discussions and guest presentations, members of SharED share best practices for strategic planning, finances, human resources, marketing and more.

Greater Vernon Cultural Centre

The Arts Council plays a key role in the development of the Cultural Centre to be built in downtown Vernon

TONAC – Thompson Okanagan Network of Arts Councils

Working together for our communities! To see a list of participating Arts Council, please contact the ACNO or refer to the Directory on our Resource Page