The York Region Arts Council is a non-profit, charitable umbrella organization that serves to advance, promote, represent and connect the arts community across the region.

Become a Member

As a member of the York Region Arts Council you will enjoy a variety of benefits in our local communities.

York Scene

We are now live and bringing you the best web portal for arts, culture, entertainment news and information.

Special Events

Special events brought to you by YRAC.

Educational Workshops

With facilitator Donna Lockhart of the RETHINK Group, November 6, 2013.

Arts Exposed Conference

Join us for our dynamic 2 day conference on October 4 & 5! This year’s theme is Creating, Marketing & Living the Experience!

Artist Marketplace

Your connection to York Region Artists.

August News

We look forward to sharing further developments on many of the projects we announced earlier this year!

Here is a snapshot of where we are and what we have coming up:

  • Art Mentorship Project: A partnership with the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Emerging artists within the first three years of independent practice are paired with an established, professional artist. The 2014 mentor is Bonnie Devine and the apprentice is Kevin Yung from Markham. Learn more here!

  • YorkScene.com: Eat, Play & Stay in York Region! YorkScene is a free resource for community organizers to list upcoming events on a platform that sees a lot of traffic. YorkScene also runs regular contests where you can win amazing cultural experience prizes. Visit www.YorkScene.com to learn more!

  • Arts Exposed Conference: We are actively working on producing the 4th annual Arts Exposed: York Region Arts & Culture Conference in the fall of 2014. Stay tuned for a “save the date” notice, coming soon!

  • Please note that we have changed our general email accounts. For YorkScene inquiries, please contact info@yorkscene.com and for all other YRAC inquiries, please contact info@yorkregionartscouncil.com.

    Creatively yours,
    Nancy Bodi, Samantha Rodin & Divya Sabharwal