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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 Youth Committee

02 October 2018

 

The York Region Arts Council (YRAC) is excited to announce its applications for the inaugural YRAC Youth Committee. The Youth Committee is a one-year volunteer commitment for young aspiring artists who want to discuss current issues in the art and address the needs of artists in York Region. YRAC will accept 5-10 youth who live in York Region to be part of this committee. The role of the Youth Committee will be to act as youth advocates for the arts. Committee members will be invested in developing communication skills, leadership skills, as well as developing themselves professionally.

Why you should apply:

  • Develop hands-on skills in leadership, event planning and teamwork

  • Create a platform for the youth voice to be heard in the York Region arts community

  • Make connections and be a part of a region wide network of youth leaders

  • Learn about pathways for you to discover a career in the arts and/or become creative entrepreneurs within York Region and beyond

  • Help create a dynamic York Region arts and culture scene by increasing knowledge, communication and awareness

  • Earn volunteer hours and reference letters for post-secondary applications and outside employment opportunities

 

Eligibility & Selection Criteria:

  • Must be between the ages of 16-25; if under the age of 18, parental/guardian consent must be given

  • Applicants must reside in York Region

  • Applicants must have an interest in the arts and culture industry, or be working towards a career in the arts

  • Incomplete application forms will not be accepted

  • Applicants will go through an interview process in November 2018

  • Co-Chairs & Secretar

How to Apply:

 

If you have any questions about the Youth Committee or the application, please email Deanna Galati at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Digital Art Services Symposium 2019

15 May 2019

All Digits on Deck
Building digital arts services for collective impact

As technology progressively transforms every facet of society, there is a pressing need for the arts and culture sector to jointly take ownership of its own digital futures.

From March 15-20, 2019, the 2019 Digital Arts Services Symposium / Symposium des services d’arts numériques (DASSAN19) offers constructive, cross-sectoral dialogues and alliance-building opportunities inspired by pioneering keynote speakers, community salon sessions, professional industry exchanges, hackathon competition with a $5,000 grand prize, and a bootcamp for fledgling devotees to the digital world.

Proudly presented by ArtsPond in association with Agilo Arts and BeMused Network, DASSAN19 is designed to nurture valuable insights for both emerging and experienced producers and technologists alike, with the goal of building a critical digital practice within the arts and culture sector in Canada.

DASSAN19 is generously funded by the Digital Strategy Fund at Canada Council for the Ar

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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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