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 Programs

Keep an eye out for upcoming seminars and workshops!

Arts Exposed Conference

Join us for our dynamic full day conference on October 24! This year’s theme is ThinkBIG!

Artist Marketplace

Your connection to York Region Artists.

March News

Please note that www.YorkRegionArtsCouncil.com is under construction! New website coming soon.


Art Mentorship Project
Application Deadline: March 15, 2015 by midnight
Program Duration: Mentorship sessions are June through September, Exhibition will be October through December 2015
Download the call for applications here.
Read the press release here.

NEW! Artrepreneur: Business Development Incubator for Artists
Application Deadline: April 1, 2015 by 5:00 pm
Program Duration: May 6 through July 29 (One 2.5 hr class each week)
Download the call for applications here.
Access the online application form here.
Read the press release here.

Join us for another Arts After Hours Networking Event on March 26th from 7:00 to 9:30 pm! The event features the Vaughan Film Festival in the gorgeous Vaughan City Hall. Food is sponsored by Pizza Nova and there will be a cash bar plus a raffle with great prizes. Due to generous sponsorship, this event is free to attend. Please RSVP online at www.ArtsAfterHours2015.eventbrite.ca.

We have been and continue to be in a major period of change and growth. One example of this is the redevelopment of ArtistMarketplace.ca – an e-commerce website that profiles York Region based visual artists and artisans working in all mediums. Learn about the artists and purchase work online from the comfort of your home or office.

Bonnie Devine and Kevin Yung have been working diligently on the Art Mentorship Project throughout the last several months. Exhibition date TBA! Stay informed about the project by visiting our Facebook page for updates.

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!

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