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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 - October 2018

04 October 2018

Mass Culture Gatherings

Mass Culture has received funding to develop and support a series of gatherings across Canada. These gatherings are supported by the generosity of the Toronto Arts Council through their Open Door program. Eleven conversations are currently in planning across the country, gathering artists, cultural workers, policy-makers, academics… to consider the gaps and needs in Canadian research and policy on topics ranging from cities as creative hubs, affordable housing for artists and professional development to well-being and creativity, social ROI and the impact of community arts.  Read More

Moving forward - Towards a Stronger Canadian Museum Sector 

A House of Commons committee put forth recommendations to Canada's federal government. Read More

Ontario Tourism Summit 2018

Gather with industry colleagues and tourism leaders for two days at Caesars Windsor to network, gain new insights, explore trending topics and celebrate excellence at the Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence Gala.  Read More

The Ottawa Art Gallery has launched the publication and program Contemporary Indigenous Arts in the Classroom

The publication and program “aims to provide elementary and high school–level teachers with curriculum-linked lesson plans designed by contemporary Indigenous artists,” says a release. Read More

Take the Survey: Impact of Bill 148 on Ontario Business​

Please take TIAO short (10 questions) survey on how amendments to Ontario's employment standards, labour relations and occupational health and safety legislation (collectively called Bill 148) has impacted your business since January 1, 2018.

Ontario’s new rules - Cannabis legalization on Oct 17, 2018

Read up on rules for the workplace and where it can be used here.   

Vancouver painter Tyler Toews on his art career and living with schizophrenia

Living with and accepting his mental illness has helped this artist find creative fulfilment. Read More

Theatre Ontario Introduces Emergence 2.0

Two part event that features advocating for yourself and coffee date mentorship sessions. Read More

Member News - October 2018

04 October 2018

Aurora Cultural Centre Receives Multi-Year Committment from RBC Foundation Emerging Artist Project

The RBC Foundation donation allows the Centre to offer all practitioners in the Emerging Artist Series a professional fee related to their craft , educational opportunities, professional production support and marketing. Learn More

Georgina Arts Centre & Gallery Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Georgina Arts Centre &Gallery takes place on Monday, October 15 at 7pm. Learn More 

King Heritage and Cultural Centre Presents Arthur Currie Exhibit

October 8th - November 12th The Life and Legacy of Sir Arthur Currie Read More Here

Richmond Hill Artist in Residence - Bookaleidoscope by Aimie Botelho
Blacksmith and artist Aimie Botelho has constructed an outdoor kaleidoscope that provides an opportunity to see the world in different colours and patterns. Enjoy a shared family experience where children and adults can view the world around them with a new perspective. Learn more about the Artist in Residence Program

Pub Portraits 

An open invitation to join with other adventurous artists for an evening of free range drawing at The Schomberg Pub. Take turns posing for portraits. Or draw random still life objects spirited in by your new art besties. Don't forget your sketch book and maybe another to share. You never know who will get drawn in.  RSVP Janet at 905-713-2417     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

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 

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

An Evening with Lucy Maud Montgomery

This is being offered at the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre on Saturday, November 10th.  Dr. Laura Robinson will be on-site exploring Lucy Maud Montgomery’s reflections on WW1.  You will enjoy a curated menu consisting of recipes from Montgomery’s own kitchen & from her beloved novels. Cocktails: 6:15 p.m.  Dinner: 7 p.m.  Tickets are available for purchase by calling the Museum. Learn More


 

 

 

 

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.

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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