The Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society offers occasional workshops which are intended to increase capacity for organizations or offer professional development for artists.

The CCACS does not administer technique based arts workshops, as the numerous arts organizations within the Central Cariboo often offer their own workshops. Please check the calendar of events for other workshop offerings in the area, or contact specific groups to join their membership and gain access to their internal workshops.

Past Workshops:

Grant writing

January 12, 2017, 6-8pm at the Central Cariboo Arts Centre
Instructor: Graham Kelsey
This is a free workshop – Register with the CCACS by January 8th at 778-412-9044 or
The workshop will introduce commonly made pitfalls in grant applications (e.g. budgeting, project description, etc). It will be focused on the CCACS Project Grant application.

Creativity Playground: a workshop for discovering your creative self

Do you wonder what it feels like to create something from your imagination? Do you remember what it feels like to play and make stuff just because? Imagine playing, exploring, experimenting, and discovering. Imagine letting yourself be curious, and then following your curiosity to see where it leads. This is the Creativity Playground workshop: four days of discovering your creative self. No experience required.

What will this feel like? Think playground, petting zoo, laboratory, and test kitchen all rolled into one. Let your inner child lead the way! Joyful messes, mistakes, and masterpieces are expected and celebrated. Come and play!

A fantastic gift for the artist (or aspiring artist) in your life.

Modules from:
Cat Prevette: Visual Arts; Cariboo Art Society
Lesley Lloyd: Pottery; Cariboo Potters’ Guild
Brandon Hoffman: Music; Gnomegrown Music
Linda Purjue: Fibre Art; Williams Lake Spinners and Weavers
Melissa Newberry: Dance
Sharon Taylor: Writing
Williams Lake Studio Theatre: Theatre / improv

Chief instructor / Mess & masterpiece maker
Cat Fink: Artist, writer, creativity coach and blogger
Cat has been a professional mess and masteriece maker for twenty years. She loves to spark and share creativity.

February 18, 19, 25 & 26 2017
at the Central Cariboo Arts Centre
90 Fourth Ave N, Williams Lake BC

Early bird price: $140
After January 1: $160
Includes supplies coffee, tea, and snacks
Age 17+

For more information or to register, contact:
778 412 9044 |


Social Media for your Arts Organization 101

Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society and the Community Arts Council of Williams Lake team up to bring you an entry-level workshop about starting a social media presence for your arts organization.

Venta and Brandon will introduce a handful of tools available to help you develop and engage an audience online and in the community. We will walk through the process of setting up a Facebook page, Facebook event, and sponsoring posts.

Tuesday, October 25 2016 from 7-8:30pm at the Central Cariboo Arts Centre; 90 Fourth Avenue North.

Free for artists and arts groups in the Central Cariboo.


Expand your expressive freedom

CCACS presents a workshop for actors, musicians and all artists looking to remove physical or mental blocks to increase their creativity, connection and presence in their art.
Saturday, February 6, 2016, 10am-1:15pm at the Central Cariboo Arts Centre
$45 per person. To register, call 778.412.9044 or email Space is limited.

With a few key ideas, you can remove the strain and enjoy a continual improvement in how you express yourself. Join Instructor Emma Jarrett in an interactive masterclass, and learn to more easily experience:
– freedom of expression
– presence, creativity, and precision
– connection with your craft and audience

Emma is passionate about helping artists free themselves from self-imposed limitations to authentically reach their audience. Discover the rewards that freedom of expression can bring to your creative and everyday life.