The TACS was established in 2012 with a board of nine community members who each bring professional experience in a variety of fields along with a keen interest and support of the arts. The board consists of an executive  and directors.  We do not have memberships but we are looking for sponsorship from the DOT, businesses, residents and other organizations. At this time the board members consist of Maureen Fraser, Peggy Jameson, Marion Syme, Kim Hoag, Rob Renna, Julia Taffe, Jason McWhinnie, Andrea Ferguson, Georgina Valk,  Norma Dryden and Jennifer Steven. The TACS was formed after the Tofino Art Scan (2012) that addressed an need for a creditable voice and advocate in the arts community.

Since 2012, the Tofino Arts Council has sponsored seven visual arts workshops in the community. We have assisted with children’s activities at the Tofino Saturday Market, supported dance workshops in Ahousat and Tofino and put on a speaker series which explores topics relating to the arts. We are sponsoring an evening of poetry and spoken word and two performances of a locally produced play.