Since its inception, the St. Norbert Arts Centre has had an active role as a community creator, presenter, facilitator, publisher, public space, and historic site; expressing its core values of diversity, equality and harmony. The Centre does not distinguish between professional and community cultural activities but rather provides an opportunity to expanded dialogue between the arts and other realms of social expression. Past projects have seen collaboration in diverse fields such as education, academics, activist practices, health care and spirituality. SNAC's continuing vision of organic, process-driven collaborations between all players is an important community-building endeavour.
Many of our early projects were produced as part of our "Living Earth Culture Village", the St. Norbert Arts Centre’s residency program welcoming people from all walks of life to participate in a community cultural experience focused on environmental activism.