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ABOUT PENMAR

Penmar Community Arts Society is a registered Canadian Charity that is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.


Penmar has a rich history of positive economic impact in the areas they operate by creating a welcoming environment for all art and culture fans.

Penmar owns the brand Music Lottery and operated a province-wide fundraising program between 2018 and 2020 using BC Gaming Licenses.

 
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WHAT WE DO

  • We develop sustainable fundraising programs to fund the future of live music.

  • We provide grants to support live music venues and the artists that play there.

  • We create jobs in live music booking, production and marketing services in Canada.

 

OUR HISTORY

Local Through and Through

In 2013, Penmar was formed in Penticton, with the goal of establishing and operating a performance arts centre in a heritage building in the town.

When the building was bought out by a winery in 2015, Penmar changed its focus to a Provincial one and in 2016 relocated its operations to Surrey, BC, and has been creating fundraising initiatives and supporting live music events in the South Fraser Region as well as Penticton ever since.

 
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NOW GETTING BACK TO LIVE PERFORMANCES

We are excited to announce we will be doing in person performances soon, stay tuned for more information

 
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OUR MISSION

To fund and facilitate the future of live music in communities outside major metropolitan areas and ensure that performers and concert support workers are paid a sustainable, living wage.
The ultimate goal is to facilitate the purchase and manage various community owned and operated live music venues in these communities.

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OUR MANAGEMENT

Penmar Community Arts Society consists of a variety of professionals who have an interest in creating live music experiences for the benefit of artists, audiences and the local music economy and we work with various community partners and advisors in the live music industry in BC and Canada.

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WHAT WE DO

We develop sustainable fundraising programs to fund the future of live music.
We provide grants to support live music venues and the artists that play there.
We create jobs in live music booking, production and marketing services in Canada.

 

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