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CACSP Small Expressions Show Now Open

Big fun working small is what our Small Expresssions Show is all about…

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CACSP Office Closed March 7-15

Our office at Tulista Park Gallery will be closed Saturday, March 7 through Sunday, March 15. Correspondence can still be dropped off at the Gallery which is open for the Small Expressions Show Tuesdays-Sundays from 10am-4pm. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to getting back with you after the 15th.

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Art and Conservation Peru Show, Starts March 30th

Coming soon to our Tulista Park Gallery…

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The Community Arts Council of the Saanich Peninsula (CACSP) is seeking new Board Members

The Community Arts Council of the Saanich Peninsula (CACSP) is seeking new Board Members who would like to actively contribute to supporting and enhancing arts and culture on the Peninsula.
In particular we are seeking Board members skilled in the following:
Fundraising and Event Planning
Volunteer Management
Capital Project Management
If you have the time and energy, and would love to use your unique set of skills and knowledge to enhancing community, we would love to meet with you!
Please email or call 250-656-7400 with expressions of interest by March 16.



Yes I Dance Survey Results Released

“Results are in from a nation-wide online survey designed to gain a better understanding of who dances in Canada, where they dance, and why.

Canadian dancers, teachers and choreographers were invited to provide feedback through the Yes I Dance survey, part of the Canada Dance Mapping Study conducted by the Canada Council for the Arts.

Over 8100 people responded, representing 190 forms of dance.

Find stats, facts and videos of the survey’s top 100 dance forms on an interactive Dance Wheel and read the survey highlights in the executive summary or full report.

The survey is part of Dance Across Canada, a major research project funded by the Canada Council with financial contributions from the Ontario Arts Council.”

Taken from Alliance for Arts and Culture March 4 Blog


The Selfie Workshop at Tulista Park Gallery

Selfies are all the rage! Today’s Saanich Peninsula Arts and Crafts Society (SPAC) workshop took the selfie to a whole new level with their fibre art selfies. There were chortles of laughter as workshop participants debate about how much to ‘photoshop’ their selfies. To find yourself in fibre and learn more about SPAC click HERE.

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Thank You to All New and Returning CACSP Members

Thank you to all who have renewed/become new members of the CACSP. 2014 memberships expired December 31st. 2015 memberships are active January 1-December 31st. To everyone who indicated on their membership forms they would like to be listed in our “Artist Directory,” we apologize for the delay in getting you listed…know we will do so ASAP! Thank you for your patience.

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Just 10 Days Open for 2015 Tulista Park Gallery Rental in 2015

Space is very limited for Tulista Gallery rentals in 2015! Call or email now to reserve one of the few remaining spaces for your 2015 show! We are also taking ‘Dibs’ for rental space in 2016 at this time.

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An Exciting Year of Shows and Events in Tulista Park Gallery

Here is the list of CACSP shows and events for 2015 as they now stand


Family Day Weekend Raffle for “Arts in the Schools” a Success

Thank you to everyone who supported this raffle. $810 was raised this past weekend for the “Arts in the Schools” program. The LEGO Watch System was won by D. MacEwan of Sidney.

Special thanks to:
the volunteers who made it happen
the Sidney Museum and Archives for hosting this raffle
Lolly Gobble Sweet Shop for the candy block discount



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Winners of CAPACOA Awards Announced

Two BC recipients are among the winners of the CAPACOA Awards, which recognize excellence in the field of live performance touring and presenting. Click HERE to view the report.

From Alliance for Arts and Culture January 28, 2015 Blog

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Reports on Support of the Arts, Economic and Social Benefits

“The latest edition of Arts Research Monitor from Hill Strategies Research includes summaries of recent reports that examine business support for the arts in Canada, perceptions of businesses and the public regarding supporting the arts, the social and economic benefits of arts organizations in Alberta, the long-term economic impacts of the arts in American metropolitan areas, and potential indicators of the benefits of the arts for community livability.” Please click HERE to view the reports

From Alliance for Arts and Culture January 28, 2015 Blog

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CACSP Presents $10,000 Grant to School District 63 for ‘Arts in the Schools’ Program

On Wednesday night representatives from the CACSP, Councillor Barbara Fallot of the Town of Sidney and Councillor Alicia Cormier of the District of Central Saanich, (Councillor Geoff Orr of the District of North Saanich sending his regrets) attended the Saanich School Board’s (SD63) first 2015 Board meeting to present this year’s ‘Arts in the Schools’ Grant…


CACSP welcomes the Saanich Peninsula Arts and Crafts Society for the Month of February

A warm welcome to the Saanich Peninsula Arts and Crafts Society (SPAC) for the month of February in the Tulista Gallery. SPAC will hosts 26 days of mini workshops for its members in a wide variety of mediums. Please contact to become a SPAC member and enjoy creativity, comradery and professional growth!

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Distinctly Sidney Event Calendar


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New Study on BC’s Music Industry

British Columbia is the third largest centre for music production in Canada…

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Arts Reading

We hope you have enjoyed the postings of latest arts research over the past year. If you are interested in reading more over the holidays click HERE  . This link will bring you to the Hill Strategies website where you can browse through past research reports ranging from aboriginal arts to arts education to the health benefits of the arts AND SO MUCH MORE! Happy holiday reading.

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Member Group Grants Awarded for 2015

Congratulations to the following member groups on receipt of CACSP grants for 2015…

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Like CACSP on Facebook!

CACSP is now on Facebook and seeking friends. Please like and/or friend us! Find us at and receive show updates and other real-time happenings.

CACSP Now Listed on CanadaHelps and Victoria Foundation

The CACSP was recently approved for listing on CanadaHelps and Victoria Foundation…