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Sector News - February 2018

Sector News - February 2018

07 February 2018  

The OAAG and ADAC Appraisal Toolkit Has Launched

Need help with the appraisal of donated work? Are you familiar with tax rules and advantages for donors of artwork? Presented by OAAG and ADAC for collection managers and museum professionals, this is a how-to manual for obtaining a monetary appraisal. Learn More

Social Assistance Rules Change to Better Support Ontario Artists

On December 13, 2017, the Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS) announced that, effective that day, arts grants are exempt as income and assets in both ODSP and OW. This means that artists who are on OW or ODSP and receive an arts grant will no longer have the money deducted from their monthly benefits, and will not have to risk becoming ineligible for continuing support from these programs. Learn More 

Canadian Heritage Wants to Hear From The Visual Arts Community

The Department of Canadian Heritage needs your help to better understand challenges and opportunities within the Canadian visual arts marketplace. We want to hear your perspective, whether you are an artist, a collector, a consumer or connected with the visual arts marketplace. Learn More

Call for Proposal for OMA Annual Conference 2018 

The Ontario Museum Association is currently seeking proposals for the annual conference, Collaborating for Impact: Not Business Usual. The theme examines the idea that museums can more effectively service the public through the establishment of dynamic and innovative partnerships both within and outside of the sector. Learn More



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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