To increase access to Victoria’s artistic output; today and for future generations.  


  1. To enable and support the promotion of Victoria's artists and artistic events locally, nationally and internationally.
  2. To host and maintain a permanent, living archive of the artistic activity in Victoria and support others who do so.
  3. To support the development of effective communication tools, which facilitate connections within the local artistic community.
  4. To provide education regarding technology and online solutions to artists and cultural organizations


Our Projects


ArtsVictoria.ca integrates current event listings and multimedia arts portfolios, and creates an explorable, living archive of the arts in Victoria BC. 


LiveVictoria.com has been providing live music listings, and connecting Victoria's music commnity since 1999. 


Kyra Kordoski (President)

Kay Galivan (Vice President)

Nev Gibson (Treasurer)

Doug Jarvis 

Jason Guille

Troy Lemberg

Ross Whelan


The Victoria Arts Promotion and Preservation society was officially incorporated April of 2014 after a number of years of formative meetings and planning. In its early days VAPPS served as an advisory board to ensure that the ArtsVictoria.ca website, which was solely funded by the City of Victoria at that time, served the needs of the entire arts community. 

In 2015, in partnership with the City of Victoria we added a public art map and gallery to ArtsVictoria.ca which merged the City’s official public art database, with an open community driven system that allows anyone to post notable art of any kind. Later in 2015, VAPPS organized their first event where teams of people travelled around the city photographing and publishing information on local street art.

In 2020 the City of Victoria gifted ArtsVictoria.ca to VAPPS so it could run independently. At the same time LiveVictoria.com which had been run privately for more than 20 years was also donated to VAPPS.

In 2021 with a small grant from the City of Victoria and a gargantuan volunteer effort we built a new visual identity and design for the sites and set a course to be a model for other communitites to follow.

Get Involved

We want to hear from you. Drop us a line at [email protected]. We have an open board meeting policy, email [email protected] for time and place.