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Sector News - October 2017

Sector News - October 2017

11 October 2017  

ArtsBuild Ontario announces new Vendor Directory

ABO is excited to announce their newest online service - the ABO Vendor Directory!

The ABO Vendor Directory connects arts organizations with service providers they need to support their creative spaces (... this can include everything from engineers to consultants to technical support!)

Registration is currently open to service providers and vendors. Arts organizations will soon be able to search for the services they need for their facilities, maintenance projects and creative spaces… all in one place! The ABO Vendor Directory will be ready to search in early 2018.

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The Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) is preparing programming for next year and they need to hear from you

Please take a moment to fill out this brief survey of potential workshop topics. The survey will take approximately less than 10 minutes and is available here:


The RMG and OAAG are teaming up to produce a new digital symposium and want your input

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery is partnering with OAAG to develop a two-day, digital symposium project that will provide the opportunity to think about how the art gallery situates itself and responds to the challenges, issues and opportunities of the digital era. This symposium will be facilitated with workshops with open-ended questions about Art, Science and Technology.

We are interested in receiving your feedback in regards to our proposed symposium and would appreciate if you filled out the survey below.

The survey will take approximately 5 minutes and is available here:


Canada Council for the Arts announces GGBooks Finalists

It’s time for the Governor General’s Literary Awards and the Canada Council is excited to announce the 70 GGBooks finalists!

The peer assessment committees selected this bold collection of books including first-time nominees, CanLit favourites of the year and finalists from coast to coast to coast. From beautifully illustrated young people’s books; to daring plays and poetry; to seamless works of translation and superb works of fiction and non-fiction, we're delighted to share with you the best books of 2017.

Canada Council proudly funds and administers the Governor General’s Literary Awards – one of Canada's longest standing literary prizes - since 1959. Did you know it's the only award that celebrates 7 distinct categories in 2 official languages?

Get reading today and stay tuned! The winners 2017 will be announced on November 1st.

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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.

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York Region Arts Council, YRAC

395 Mulock Drive,
Newmarket, ON. L3Y 4Y9

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

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