Arts and Culture

The COVID-19 pandemic has deeply impacted the arts sector in unbelievable ways. City staff are here to help where we can and connect you to the resources and information you need as we navigate this unprecedented time.

City staff are participating in COVID-19 emergency response conversations among artists, funders, arts leaders and public officials to help us determine how best we can be helpful in immediate, recovery, and long-term efforts. We have gathered resources to help connect local artists and organizations with the support they need. The City will continue to update this page and provide resources to help the arts community during the pandemic. 

COVID-19 Special Event Permits 

The Arts, Culture and Events office is accepting applications for Block Parties. Applicants are required to poll residents and develop a safety plan that limits the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Details on the new block party application process are available here. 

Arts, Culture and Events Staff Directory 

Phone calls to the office will not be answered but we will be checking messages. Please include your name, phone number and email address so that we can respond accordingly. 

General inquiries: phone: 250.361.0246 

Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations