Originally founded as The Sudbury Arts Festival Association, a non-profit organization on July 31, 1974, our name changed in June of 1998 to the Sudbury Arts Council / Conseil des arts de Sudbury.

Sudbury Arts Council / Conseil des arts de Sudbury hosted Spring Alive, an arts festival for several years during the 1980s. We were involved in establishing Cinefest, the Sudbury Writers’ Guild, the annual art studio tour, and Wordstock 2013. We host a monthly networking event called Arts After Five.

Our mission is to connect, communicate, and celebrate. We connect local arts with each other and their audience, we communicate as an umbrella organization, ensuring artists have a voice in Greater Sudbury and that the arts remain relevant to the community. We publish a monthly newsletter and maintain a comprehensive website. We celebrate the arts as events such as Arts After Five, Wordstock and Culture Days.

We are a recognized charity eligible to issue donation receipts.