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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.

YRAC Members Social

15 November 2018

The York Region Arts Council is excited to be hosting the YRAC Members Social; a networking evening for our YRAC members and past program participants during Global Entrepreneurship Week! Join us for an evening of food, drinks, and connections with other local artists in York Region. This is a free social event for artists to meet one another and to get to know each other in the community a little more. YRAC wishes to promote community engagement, collaboration between artists, and lasting connections. We want to recognize and appreciate the wonderful artists and entrepreneurs we have in our art community and those who have graduated from our programs. We are so excited to host like-minded artists and creatives for this social event.

What is Global Entrepreneurship Week?

It’s a week to celebrate the success and work of leaders and creators who develop innovative ideas and startups to better our economy and impact within our communities. Global Entrepreneurship Week inspires people locally, nationally, and globally to recognize our entrepreneurs and to inspire others to create and innovate new potential ideas.

Please note light refreshments and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided, the menu and bar are available for attendees to purchase additional items as they would like.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Emergence 2.0

15 October 2018

Emergence 2.0 is a two-part event that will consist of the following:

  1. Advocating for Yourself: an open panel discussion for emerging artists
  2. Coffee Dates: one-on-one mentorship coffee sessions with an artist

Advocating for Yourself - Our panel discussion will consist of three artists offering their insights and knowledge on the different ways to advocate for yourself for a career in theatre. This will include advocating in terms of equity, representation, contracts and negotiations, and more.

Coffee Dates will allow each young artist to select a mentor of their choice on a first-come, first-served basis. Each will get 20 minutes to connect and speak to their selected mentor. Mentors will come from various artistic backgrounds within the theatre industry, including: directors, actors, creators, playwrights, producers, designers, stage managers and more. Community Building exercises will be held for artists while they are not speaking with a mentor.

Dinner will be provided for participants.

Ideas Digital Forum 2018

12 October 2018

Two days of engaging conversations between artists, curators, digital specialists, and scholars dedicated to thinking critically and collectively about the future of digital technology, digital art and public art galleries. 

Guided by thought-leaders from Berlin, England, and across Canada, participants and presenters will come together to discuss the opportunities and obstacles that digital technologies brings with it, and what pathway it puts forth for the future of the Public Art Galleries.

As much as the interaction between the Public Art Gallery as the site of engagement with these digital technologies, the symposium will collaboratively find answers for some of the medium’s more precarious questions: how it will it affect artists’ practices; how will it be curated; collected; written about; archived; and engaged.

York Region Arts Council, YRAC

1310 Kerrisdale Blvd., Unit 200
Newmarket, ON. L3Y 7B3

Phone: 905-726-3278
Fax: 905-726-2788

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