Traditional Territory Acknowledgment

We are grateful to operate on the traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh as we work with the local community and surrounding nations within the Omineca region, the Dakelh (Carrier) & Tsek'ehne (Sekani). We endeavor to ensure our work promotes, enhances and is respectful of the territory and the diversity of the regions Indigenous people and cultures. Nenachailhuya!

Photo Credit | Jennifer Annaïs Pighin

Photo Credit | Jennifer Annaïs Pighin

Vision Statement

A safe space for creativity to flourish.

Mission Statement

Omineca Arts Centre will create space and opportunity for innovative, multidisciplinary, collaborative, and marginalized art forms within the Omineca region.

Core Values

Welcoming, Innovative, Inclusive, Community-minded, Supportive, Accessible.

Who We Are

The Omineca Arts Centre is an interdisciplinary, locally-led artist run center that is grounded in arts-based community development. The organization has been developed in collaboration with Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Living Labs and Two Rivers Gallery following the Neighborhood Time Exchange project in 2016-2017. Omineca continues to facilitate collaboration and diversify opportunities for emerging & professional visual, literary, musical and performing artists.

Why Omineca

The Omineca Arts Centre is located in a storefront in the pedestrian core of Prince George's downtown. Our aim is to co-develop meaningful and collaborative artistic projects, experiences, and models for catalyzing arts and culture in the Omineca region, while prioritizing inclusivity, responsiveness, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Engagement Opportunities

Omineca invites local, regional and visiting artists, curators, musicians, performers, authors & poets to connect and engage in projects and collaborate with us to support, enhance and drive the capacity and reality of the arts in Central and Northern British Columbia. Visual Arts & Exhibits | Music & Performance | Gatherings & Drumming Circles | Workshops & Classes | Poetry & Readings | Artist Residencies | Screenings & Video | Photography | Theatre | Participatory Art Events | Art Library | Projects & Research

About our Visionary Tier Sponsors

Emily Carr University of Art + Design is a world leader in education and research. Encouraging experimentation at the intersection of art, design, media and technology, our learning community merges research, critical theory and studio practice in an interdisciplinary environment. Alumni and faculty are internationally recognized as award-winning creators and thought leaders who have an enormous impact on both the cultural sector and economy. We engage students, industry, and society to continuously explore and think differently about creativity and how it shapes our world.

Living Labs specializes in the initiation of creative projects and social venture as part of the Shumka Centre for Creative Entrepreneurship at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. The centre builds projects and partnership models that use art and design as a mechanism for innovation and community building, and works with an extensive network of educators, mentors, artists, curators and cultural producers. Since 2015 Living Labs has been working in various capacities in Prince George in connection with Emily Carr’s campus at the Wood Innovation Design Centre.