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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 - July 2018

29 June 2018

Ottawa announces $125 million over five years for Canadian arts & culture​

Canada's powerhouse arts and culture sector will be receiving new support from Ottawa, Heritage Minister Melanie Joly announced June 26. Over the next five years, $125 million will be spent on domestic programs, expanding the eligible sectors that can receive money and helping artists export their work internationally. The investment recognizes the growing economic and cultural impact of Canada's arts and creative industries, which now represent 2.8 per cent of the country's GDP.

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CultureDays Announces 2018 Theme On Beat

Presented by National Partner Sun Life Financial, OnBeat is a collective drumming and rhythm-inspired event bringing together thousands of Canadians from coast-to-coast both in-person and online to celebrate making the arts accessible, inclusive and fun!

Across the country, communities, organizations, and individuals are invited to participate in OnBeat by organizing drumming and/or rhythm-inspired events during Culture Days.

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Statistics Canada launches new survey on the digital economy

Digital technologies are significant drivers of productivity, innovation and competitiveness, and are constantly reshaping the Canadian economy. As the global economy shifts towards digitalization, Statistics Canada is conducting a new survey to fill important data gaps about Canadians' activities and participation in the digital economy.

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Study Tour engages cities in discussions on creative placemaking​

Artscape, with support from the World Cities Culture Forum and Canada Council for the Arts, and in association with the City of Toronto, was pleased to host a week-long study tour titled, Innovations in Creative Space & Placemaking. From June 4 to 8, delegates discussed the impacts of this crisis on cultural capital and communities, share ideas and successful approaches to building and sustaining space for culture in urban communities and explored local examples of creative placemaking. 

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Member News - July 2018

29 June 2018

2018 Art & Studio Tour

The 16th Annual Richmond Hill Art & Studio Tour continues to showcase some of the most impressive art in Canada! October 13th and October 14th. Learn More

Contemporary Landscapes - Winged Canvas

An exploration of the different ways we understand and capture our rapidly changing world. July 13 - August 12. Learn More

Made in Canada Exhibit

The exhibit will be available to be seen at the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre now through Dec 8th during regular hours of operation.  Let the artifacts in this exhibit – both from the Museum and loaned from local residents – share their military stories with you.  Learn More 

D'air Dance Collective 

Presenting their first recital as a dance family, Chapter One: Our Journey Begins will showcase all the hard work they have put into dancing for the 2017/18 Dance Season!

D'Air Dance Collective will be showing performances from their recreational competitive teams, as well as suprise guest performers! You wont want to miss it! Learn More

Georgina Arts Centre & Gallery 

Book club July 26 2018 at 7pm. Call the Georgina Arts Centre & Gallery. Learn More 

Arts Society King presents Sharon Kirsch Exhibit 

Sharon Kirsh's vibrant, richly layered, textured cold wax abstracts explore the relationship between what we experience in nature and what can be imagined when we daydream. Experimental and playful, vibrant saturated colour and deep texture is enhanced through building up, then excavating luminescent translucent layers, all working together to create mystery, depth and history.    Read More Here

Georgina Arts Centre & Gallery Seeking Board Members

The Board of the Georgina Arts Centre and Gallery is looking for two new board members. Here is an excellent opportunity to serve your community by directing the future of our art education and exhibition of the artistic work of our community. They are at an exciting time with a new executive director and beginning a search for a new location in Georgina. If you have time and interest in serving on this board, please contact the gallery (905) 722- 9587.
BILL MAJOR, Chair of the Board of Directors   

Sector News - June 2018

07 June 2018

Culture Days OnBeat & Registration Webinar

The recording of #OnBeat and Registration Info Session is now available online. If you're new to Culture Days or need a refresher, we also review the registration process. Check it out!

To get #OnBeat with Culture Days, click here for more info, details and inspiration. You can download #OnBeat images to share on social media here.

Submit Nominations for Ontario Tourism Awards

The Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence celebrate success and recognize those who have made outstanding contributions to Ontario’s tourism industry. Awards are jointly presented by the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO), Destination Ontario, the Culinary Tourism Alliance and Attractions Ontario across four respective categories:

• Tourism Industry Awards of Excellence (TIAO)

• Tourism Marketing & Travel Media Awards of Excellence (Destination Ontario)

• Culinary Tourism Awards of Excellence (CTA)

• Ontario's Choice Awards (Attractions Ontario)

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Whitchurch-Stouffville publishes semi-annual Mandarin version of OTR

"On the Road to Whitchurch-Stouffville" is a business and tourism-oriented community newspaper, plus official town news. It is published monthly by the Economic Development Office for the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville. This edition is focused on farms, food and fun. Learn more

Bonnie Kraft Wins Town of Aurora Arts & Culture Awards

The Aurora Cultural Centre was pleased to share the news that Bonnie Kraft, Founding Director and Past President of the Board, has been conferred with the Town of Aurora Arts & Culture Award. Bonnie was awarded this honour during the Town of Aurora Community Awards on May 28 in Council Chambers.

 

 

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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