Ptarmigan Arts (formally Ptarmigan Music And Theatre Society) is a registered, charitable arts organization with a mandate to deliver community arts outreach programs. We have been in existence for over 25 years and have a solid track record of coordinating and delivering successful, innovative and inspirational artistic workshops for our communities in areas such as music, theatre, dance and the visual arts. We work to ensure our educational programs are accessible to all, and run those programs for people ranging in age from seniors to preschoolers. Our clients include schools, community groups, seniors’ centers, homeless shelters, and facilities that serve clients with disabilities and disadvantages. Ptarmigan’s work helps all members of our society, especially those who are marginalized due to isolation, poverty or health, to live healthier, happier and more engaged lives.
Ptarmigan programs are offered at low cost or no cost, in order to ensure that they are accessible to all members of our society. We focus on community building through the arts and work to ensure that our programs are presented in accessible community venues and are readily available to people who are challenged by financial, physical, mental or geographic barriers.
Currently Ptarmigan is concentrating on providing arts programs in the Southern Gulf Islands and Southern Vancouver Island.
What people are saying
“Ptarmigan staff have shown themselves able to effectively engage marginalized populations in arts programming...we have witnessed many hard-to-reach clients engaging positively and able to express themselves and have noted that the music jam sessions have become an important part of the week for many client participants.”
— Erin, Volunteer Coordinator, Cool Aid Society