WHAt A Year It Has Been…


We are planning and working towards a gradual and careful re-opening of the ACS Gallery and Theatre over the coming months and have been grateful to have played a part in community safety and health.

We look forward to welcoming all our Members to our first Virtual General Meeting tentatively scheduled for September 8, 2020 @ 7:15pm. Be sure to contact our office to receive registration information. We’re hoping to see a large attendance, remember big or small all our input makes a better Art Council.

The ACS Gallery at the Newton Cultural Centre will be continuing with its monthly exhibits of the works of local, emerging and professional artists, along with our online viewing as well – which reminds me—the 2021 Gallery deadline for 2021 exhibits is September 30, 2020. Don’t miss your chance; interested artists please contact the Arts Council of Surrey at See page 4 for future ACS Gallery Events.

We all need a little extra help through this year of uncertainty and changes, so ACS Applying Group Members wishing to apply for the 2020 ACS Member Group Assistance Grant Program, the submission deadline has been extended to Wednesday September 30, 2020. Due to the Covid-19 we will be adjusting the minimum meetings requirement during the year to qualify.
Email to receive application.

October brings the Surrey International Writers Conference, due to Covid-19 this will be going online. October 23 – 25, 2020 with masterclasses October 22, 2020. Register now at

Check out page 12 for upcoming events such as the Culture Days 2020 September 25 – October 25 and Fusion Festival upcoming 90 minute live stream and video series.

NOT A MEMBER? No worries-it’s easy to join. Just follow this link, read about the many benefits to Membership and scroll down to the Membership button where you will find a PDF you can fill out right on line to send to us.