History

The Langley Arts Council (LAC) is a not-for-profit organization that has been serving the residents of the Township and City of Langley since 1968. The LAC attained charitable status in 1996 which gave the Arts Council more opportunity for continued growth and flourish into the arts and cultural umbrella organization it is today.

Mission Statement

As a community-based arts organization, the mission of the Langley Arts Council is to: “Cultivate, sustain, and proliferate artistic activity in the Langleys by offering both monetary and resource support to the community as well as developing new and innovative programs in a variety of artistic disciplines.”


Mandate

The Langley Art Council’s mandate is to: “Increase and broaden opportunities for citizens to enjoy and participate in cultural activities; to engage in such activities as will promote the advancement of education in arts, culture, and heritage, or other purposes of charitable nature beneficial to the community, to improve the standards of artistic expression in the community and increase the public’s knowledge of, appreciation for, and participation in the arts.”