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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.

Sector News - January 2019

15 January 2019

Take action – Province Cuts $15 Million to OTF budget

The government has just put your community at risk by withdrawing a promised $15 million to Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF); money that would have been granted out to community projects. Funding that would have strengthened communities won’t be distributed. Like funding to fix the ice rink roof, support a local festival, buy community play equipment, provide meals to vulnerable people, and create jobs. We don’t want to see this happen – and we don’t think you do, either. Read More

Alberta declares January the Month of the Artist 

“Alberta is the first province in Canada to dedicate a month to celebrate artists. It is a way to raise awareness of the challenges artists face and the value they bring to our province. Art is work. Art creates jobs, and art contributes to our growing economy.” So says Alberta Minister of Culture and Tourism Ricardo Miranda as the provincial government kicks off the endeavour. Read More

David Tsubouchi appointed to the Ontario Arts Council board of directors

David Tsubouchi of Baltimore, Ontario, was appointed to the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) board of directors in mid-December 2018. David is a former Ontario cabinet minister and MPP for Markham. Notably, he served as Ontario’s Minister of Culture under Premier Ernie Eves in 2003, having previously held several other cabinet posts. 

University of Waterloo researchers find that drawing is better than taking notes for memory retention

“The researchers say even four-second drawing can help people recall a word, and they believe the technique could be useful for people with dementia,” CBC reports. Read More

Fieldnotes Strategic Clarity - OTF Webinar

06 February 2019

Fieldnotes – Strategic Clarity

6 Feb 2019 2:00 PM

Brian Beiles from Prince Edward County Learning Collaborative and Meghan Richardson from Food for Life will discuss strategic clarity and the  importance of developing a shared vision and language.

 

Fieldnotes Collaborative Leadership - OTF Webinar

30 January 2019

Fieldnotes Webinar Series
 

Fieldnotes – Collaborative Leadership

30 Jan 2019 2:00 PM

Kira Heineck from the Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness and Lisa Kohler from Halton Environmental Network will discuss the importance of adopting a collaborative leadership model and how diverse perspectives help strengthen collaboratives.

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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