Incorporated under the BC Societies Act in 1973, the Cranbrook and District Arts Council's purpose is to support the development of the arts in the Cranbrook and District area, and to increase public awareness and opportunities for participation in the arts and cultural events in this community.
To sponsor, participate in and promote programs designed to enhance the art and cultural life of the local and surrounding communities
To gather and disseminate information on art and cultural activities in the area
To administer grants and award funding for artistic activities and in support of community arts organizations
To act as advocate on behalf of members, lobbying civic and provincial government agencies regarding funding needs and issues of concern to the arts community.