Created in 1996, the Conseil culturel et artistique francophone de la Colombie-Britannique (CCAFCB) is the official provincial advocate for Francophone arts and culture, bringing together BC Francophone and Francophile artists and associations with a cultural and artistic mandate.
The mission of the CCAFCB is to facilitate dialogue, networking and collaboration among community organizations and Francophone/Francophile artists. It provides Francophone/Francophile artists and presenters with a common forum and it actively supports the initiatives of the Francophone/Francophile arts and culture sector. At the heart of the CCAFCB are representation, development and promotion of Francophone/Francophile arts and culture in British Columbia.
- To create a sense of belonging and pride by fostering the cultural development of the British Columbia Francophone/Francophile community
- To represent and defend the cultural and artistic interests of the BC Francophone/Francophile community
- To raise community awareness of the importance of creating cultural space for the Francophone/Francophile community
- To promote Francophone/Francophile arts and culture and to increase the accessibility of cultural products for the community
- To promote cultural exchanges and support creativity
- To develop programs supporting the activities and cultural products of the community
- To collaborate with artistic circles, the community and its members in the creation of artistic and cultural projects
- To act as liaison to governmental, paragovernmental and private organizations involved in culture
- To represent the francophone arts and culture sector both provincially and federally
- To promote the francophone artistic and cultural activities of organization and their artists
- To offer training and workshops, and participate in the development of artists and associations working in the arts in French
- Encourage networking and dialogue for the advancement of arts and culture in French in British Columbia
Culturally driven by...
- A vibrant and dynamic arts and culture sector
- A community that takes full advantage of a wide variety of cultural and artistic experiences
- A recognized artistic community that thrives at the heart of Francophone/Francophile communities
- A supportive partnership with the community