Jubilee Arts Canada

About Jubilee Arts, the International Arts Festival

Jubilee Arts is a is a new international programme to be established in this Diamond Jubilee year to celebrate the Jamat’s vast artistic skills and cultural traditions and endeavours to create a deeper appreciation for the arts within the Jamat. Jubilee Arts provides opportunities for aspiring Ismaili artists from around the world to showcase and further develop their talents both during and beyond the Diamond Jubilee year. 

The International Arts Festival is the inaugural event of Jubilee Arts where Ismaili artists from around the world will come together to celebrate talent in one of three anchor events: a Talent Showcase; a Film Festival; and an Art Gallery. The International Arts Festival is a unique opportunity for the global Jamat to experience our rich cultural traditions and plurality through artistic expression.


About Jubilee Arts Canada, the National Arts Festival

Jubilee Arts Canada is a national sub-component of Jubilee Arts, the International Arts Festival, and will be preceded by Regional Arts Festivals across Canada. The Jubilee Arts Canada Festival will be comprised of three anchor events: a National Talent Showcase, a National Film Festival, and a National Art Gallery.

Jubilee Arts Canada will catalyse opportunities for aspiring, emerging and established Ismaili artists residing in Canada, to showcase and further develop their talents both during and beyond the Diamond Jubilee year, and to represent the Canadian Jamat at the International Jubilee Arts festival. 

Jubilee Arts Canada will be a distinctive experience for the Canadian Jamat to embrace its rich cultural traditions and plurality through the lens of artistic expression and creation. 


How can you participate in Jubilee Arts Canada?

To be eligible for participation at the National Arts Festival, artists will have to first partake in their respective Regional Arts Festivals which will be hosted in Canada in the following regions: British Columbia, Edmonton, Prairies, Ottawa, Ontario and Québec.

Jubilee Arts Canada has a goal to engage over 1,500 artists and 8,500 patrons across Canada, leading up to the National Arts Festival, where over 5,000 patrons are expected to attend. 

There will be three anchor events in both the Regional, and National Arts Festivals, whereby participants will be able to submit their work. Participants can choose to partake in more than one anchor event or category.


The Talent Showcase

  The Art Gallery   The Film Festival

An entertaining display of performing arts talent on a grand stage. Performances will include dance, musical, theatrical, literary, vocal categories, and more.


  A showcase of visual art in forms including paint, paper art, sculpture, three-dimensional art, graphic design, installation art, and more.   Featured short films that express filmmakers’ ideas through narrative, documentary, experimental, animation and other forms of visual storytelling.

Download the guide (PDF)

  Download the guide (PDF)   Download the guide (PDF)

Jubilee Arts encourages the development and celebration of established and aspiring artists by showcasing the global Jamat’s varied socio-cultural traditions. The arts have a long and rich tradition within our Jamat. JA intends to celebrate this strong and storied heritage while introducing a new talent identification and engagement structure, which is expected to last beyond the Diamond Jubilee year.

Keep up to date with upcoming news and information about Jubilee Arts and other Arts activities by signing up to the National Arts Registry: Click here.

Do you have any questions or concerns? Feel free to reach out to your Jubilee Arts team:


National jubileearts.canada@iicanada.net  
British Columbia jubileearts.bc@iicanada.net Registration (Coming soon)
Edmonton jubileearts.edmonton@iicanada.net Registration (Coming soon)
Prairies jubileearts.prairies@iicanada.net Registration (Coming soon)
Ontario jubileearts.ontario@iicanada.net Registration (Coming soon)
Ottawa jubileearts.ottawa@iicanada.net Registration (Coming soon)
Quebec & Maritimes jubileearts.quebec@iicanada.net Registration (Coming soon)