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There Is A Reason We Have Been Around For More Than 55 Years!

From our humble yet ambitious beginning in Canada’s Centennial year of 1967, the ARTS COUNCIL of SURREY (ACS) has grown to become a leading force in the promotion and advancement of the Literary, Performing and Visually Arts in the greater Surrey region. As Surrey continues to forge itself to the largest city in all of BC, so to will the ACS continue on its’ path to ensuring a positive environment and artistic opportunities for our many members.

Today, you can join over 1000 ACS members who, over the years, have appreciated the many benefits of belonging to this significant arts resource. Regardless of level, age or discipline, the ACS has a place for you.

Our combined Group, Individual, Associate and Business members give the ACS a potential reach of over 100,000 art-influencers and culture-shifters. If you want to be notice and get your message out to those who matter - it is time to join the ACS!

The ACS has a Membership Plan specifically tailor to your needs. We invite you to read this section and then call us at 604.594.2700 or email us at to become a valued Member and let us join you in your artistic journey. You may also scroll down to our printable MEMBERSHIP FORM, fill it out and submit it at your convenience.


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  • SPOTLIGHT on the Arts

    Published 10 times a year is distributed to Arts Council members and member groups, schools libraries, recreation centers, City Council, Seniors’ Centers and Tourism outlets throughout the province, and at all community events in which we participate.

    1: Members are able to submit promotional material or flyers to be included in the newsletter/website distribution.
    2: Members can have their events included in ASC website’s appropriate pages.
    3: ART SPOT Resource Centre of ACS. We have information, networks and mentors on many topics of value to members.
    4: Group Members can apply for grants to support their activities.
    5: Discounts are available to special events for seniors, families and children.

  • GRANTS: Financial Assistance

    There are two funding options for your non profit organization and Member of the ACS:


    Group members may apply for a ACS Cultural Grant through the Arts Council of Surrey. To qualify a member of your group must have attended 6 out of 8 general meetings. The group must have a BC non-profit Society Number, or been declared a Non-Profit Society by a special act of Parliament. Applying groups must also attend a meeting with the Grants Committee.

    GROUP MEMBERS that are registered Not-for-Profit may make application to the Arts Council of Surrey. Applications are available through the Arts Council of Surrey office [Phone 604.585.2787 | Email or may be DOWNLOAD ACS CULTURAL GRANT APP HERE.

    Applications are due beginning of September each year.


    The ACS helps you close the financial gap. The GAP provides access to our member groups, for the period of one year to funding sources through a large list of foundations. The GAP provides contact and grant info on each foundation or organization and searches can be targeted per project or in general.

    Written Submissions to participate in the GAP take place each September. Simply email us at expressing your interested to participate. Grants will be applied from January to December the following year.

    The cost to participate is $50 per year. Applications are due by the end of September.

  • ACS ART SPOT: Resource Centre

    We currently have information of value to individuals involved in the arts, professional and non-professional performers, with regard to government agencies, foundations or businesses that provide financial assistance and publicity including media contacts.

    We also have the Newton Cultural Centre which offers a variety of spaces you can rent for exhibitions, Readings, Auditions/Practices, Meetings and many other purposes.

    Further, renting any space in the NCC for your event gives you unprecedented access to market your event through ACS email blasts, website and multi-media social platforms. With over 400 Members at your fingertips – you need to look no further than the ACS for all your artistic needs as you develop your career.

    It is the intent of the ACS to continue to build upon our ‘ART SPOT: Resource Centre’ in order to provide you with links and access to the information, spaces, businesses, governments and money you need to succeed. If you have contacts/links that you would like to share with other artists and is not currently on our list, we would encourage to you send it to us at for inclusion in our ART SPOT!

  • SERVICES: Office

    The Arts Council of Surrey has available a number of office services for its members. Services are provided on an “at cost” basis as available. This includes photocopying, computer assistance and use of fax machine. For more information about these services, please contact the Office Administrator.

  • SERVICES: Other

    As an umbrella organization for many groups, we look forward to initiating new services to benefit the growth of the arts in Surrey. If a group has any requirements, which are not presently met by the Council, we would be happy to discuss them.

  • PROJECTS: Co-sponsorship

    The ACS is proud of the support we provide our many members. Another area we offer assistance is in the co-sponsorship of special projects. While too numerous to list, the ACS has worked with members on producing such highly successful annual events as: the Christmas Treasures Craft Fair, the Surrey Secondary Art Exhibit and the Cloverdale Blueberry Festival.

    In addition to member projects, we also do several events in partnership or cooperation with the City of Surrey. From Canada Day to the Fusion Festival – the ACS will work with all art lovers to produce the best events possible for the advancement of the arts and artists in Surrey.


    In 2010, the ACS, the City of Surrey and three levels of government changed Surrey Art history with the restoration of the old Firehall #10 in Newton. This state of the art restoration turned the old Firehall into the new HQ for the Arts Council of Surrey. Named the Newton Cultural Centre [NCC] it is a thriving cultural centre in the heart of Newton.

    As an artist, performer or writer, or as someone who lives and/or works in Newton, or anywhere on the Lower mainland, you can take advantage of the centre's economical rental rates and book your event or ongoing activity into one of these three easily accessible, affordable, and currently available spaces.

    All spaces are wheel chair accessible and a lift is available. Parking for 25 vehicles. Full services, utilities and amenities.


SPOTLIGHT on the Arts or read past issues in our Archives


One stop for all your artistic needs

FEES: 5 Levels of Accommodation

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS [$30.00 tax included]
-Residents of Surrey
-Eligible for Directorship
-Receive Newsletter
-Vote at General Meetings

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS [$25.00 tax included]
-Non- residents of Surrey
-Receive Newsletter
-Attend General Meetings (no vote)

GROUP MEMBERS: NON GRANT [$40.00 tax included]
-Not eligible to apply for grants
-Receive Newsletter
-Vote at General Meetings
-Representative eligible to Directorship
-Link to Website

GROUP MEMBER: GRANT ELIGIBLE [$55.00 tax included]
-Registered Non-profit Society
-Receive Newsletter
-Vote at General Meetings
-Eligible for grants
-Representative eligible for Directorship
-Need to provide a list of group’s membership
-Link to Website

BUSINESS MEMBERS [$60.00 tax included]
-Receive Newsletter
-Vote at General Meetings
-Representative eligible to Directorship
-Link to Website


Please 1: fill out form right on the pdf, 2: copy or print, 3: email, fax or mail the Membership Form to:
Newton Cultural Centre
13530 72nd Avenue,
Surrey, BC, V3W 2P1

Updated May 2022



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Vancouver Cantonese Opera |

Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration Society (VIBC) |


Westcoast Harmony Chorus |

White Rock Players’ Club | 604.536.7535 |

White Rock & Surrey Writers’ Club |

White Rock Players’ Club |



Yoruba Social & Cultural Assoc of BC | 604-722-0141


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Barristers & Solicitors 604-588-9321 | Pulse FM 107.7 778-574-2077 | Q Quad-Lock Building Systems Ltd. 604-590-3111 | R Richmond Academy of Dance 604-278-7816 | Robert Dominick Consulting Inc. 604-488-4886 S Seaboard Self Storage 604-585-3252 | Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel | 604-582-9288 | Shiny Power Wash
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Throughout the Ages, the Arts have had to rely on patrons to survive. While it is not a matter of survival in today’s’ Art world, the Arts still benefit greatly from the support and generousity of the non-arts and business communities at large. To this end, the ACS gives out two important distinctions at the annual AGM.

The first is the ‘Business & the Arts’ Award. This award recognizes a business that has shown itself to be a true patron of the Arts with their support. The second award is ‘Outstanding Service to the Arts’. This award can be given to an individual or entity that has given a significant amount of time and/or service to the advancement of the Arts.

Business & the Arts | Atlas Trailer Coach Products Ltd.
Outstanding Service to the Arts | Jim Trimble

2020 Business & the Arts |Museum of Surrey
2020 Outstanding Service to the Arts | Judy Villeneuve
2019 Business & the Arts |Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel
2019 Outstanding Service to the Arts | Helmut Gruntorad
2018 Business & the Arts |Fastsigns
2018 Outstanding Service to the Arts | Shiela McKinnon
2017 Business & the Arts |Crown Dental Studio
2017Outstanding Service to the Arts | Dave Relf (Superior Trophies)
2016 Business & the Arts |STARBUCKS
2016 Outstanding Service to the Arts | Mary-Lou Williams
2015 Outstanding Service to the Arts |
2015 Business & the Arts | Root Source Intl.


We value our Volunteers. We know there are many people who enjoy the Arts and want to help out various Arts organizations.
If you are interested in being a volunteer for the ACS or one of our Member Groups please contact us at: