The Shatford Centre is managed by Okanagan School of the Arts, a registered not-for-profit society which governs the operations of the Shatford Centre.
Although the building is leased from School District 67, the staff are hired by OSA, the non-profit society that operates the Shatford Centre.
In April of 2011 the Okanagan School of the Arts (OSA) moved into the building and began its programming and administration of the building.
Registered participants may cancel their registration (for a $10 cancellation fee or 5% of the course fee if paid by credit card or Paypal, whichever is greater) up to one week prior to a course beginning. After that time, course fees are non-refundable except in cases of medical or family emergency. In such a case, a written request for refund, accompanied by appropriate documentation from a third party (e.e. medical note), must be submitted.
For certain courses or workshops this policy may differ and that will be reflected in the course description.
The Okanagan School of the Arts is a non-profit society, established in 1961, which provides a full range of creative classes, programs & workshops for individuals of all ages and stages
The Shatford Centre, a Georgian heritage building, built in 1921 was almost lost. A citizens’ campaign to save the building from demolition and refurbish it for civic uses was successful. The Shatford Centre operates as a multidisciplinary visual and performing arts centre.
No, the building is owned by School District 67 Okanagan Skaha and leased to the OSA.
Yes, you are free to come to the Shatford Centre building and view the exhibits, when installed. You can check out what events and programs are happening by looking through the Community Information Kiosk, pick up the Shatford Chronicles, make an appointment with staff or whatever else interests you.