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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

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.

Sector News - September 2018

07 September 2018

40,000 sq ft TV and Film Facility Announced at TIFF in Markham

First Studio City is building a 400,000-square-foot film studio in the City of Markham, Mayor Frank Scarpitti announced Sept. 7. Read More

Do Canada's Art Laws Need to Change?

The nation’s major museums are pushing for a speedy appeal to a recent court ruling. But is it the ruling, or the law itself, that needs to change? Read More

Meet the Winners of the 2018 Canadian Art Writing Prize​

Critics from Toronto, Saskatoon and Vancouver make a strong showing in this year’s edition of the national art-writing prize. Read More

Latcham Art Centre Grand Opening

On August 23, Latcham Art Centre, formerly Latcham Gallery celebrated their grand opening at a their new location with their new name.  A reception was held in celebration and their premiere exhibition was opened, Jaime Angelopoulos and Derrick Piens: Anthropocene. Latcham Art Centre is now located on 2 Park Drive in Stouffville. Read More

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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