We are a not-for-profit community arts organization with a vision to nurture the artistic and creative potential of Brantford. We aim to give local artists, of every age and skill level, the chance to showcase their works in an open and accessible venue. We try to showcase the entire arts community featuring contemporary, and traditional artists that work in a variety of mediums. We are an art gallery, a music venue, artist studios, a place to read poetry, a multi-media resource and so much more!

Our Vision

To be a centre for creative activity in Brantford and surrounding communities that inspires, stimulates and encourages imagination and artistic growth.

Our Mission

The Brantford Arts Block aims to enhance the public’s understanding of the importance of arts, culture and creative thinking by:

  • fostering a sense of pride in our unique artistic and cultural similarities and differences;
  • encouraging experimentation, exploration, and artistic growth among artists and non-artists of every age and skill level;
  • engaging with local community groups to encourage meaningful artistic collaboration;
  • embracing all forms of art and artistic expression; and,
  • stimulating creative expression in all who practice, appreciate of have yet to discover the arts.

Our Objects

Our charitable objects are to:

  • educate and increase the public’s understanding and appreciation of the arts;
  • provide instruction on topics related to the performing and visual arts;
  • produce performing arts festivals for the purposes of educating and advancing the public’s understanding and appreciation of performing arts; and,
  • educate and nurture artists through participation in festivals and related workshops.