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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.

Member News - December 2018

06 December 2018

McMichael Canadian Art Collection Presents This House Was Made for Christmas

Purchase your tickets to the This House Was Made for Christmas Family Program on Dec. 9 and 16 and enjoy a wagon ride through the McMichael's magnificent forest, a picture with Santa, art activities, a performance and more! Learn More

The Varley Art Gallery wins at 2018 OOAG Awards

Markham's Varley Art Gallery won for the following categories: Exhibition Installation and Design, Design Awards: Identity Renewal. Learn More

Art Society King partners with local Artisans 

ASK is proud to partner on this event at Olde Mill Art Gallery and Shoppe with 11 local and talented artists. Now open Thursday to Sundays! Visit until December 22. Learn More

Sector News - December 2018

05 December 2018

Doctors Can Now Prescribe Visits to the ROM to Combat Anxiety

A group of Ontario community health centres are taking part in a pilot program that offers social and artistic remedies — including choir classes, fishing lessons, knitting and a visit to the Royal Ontario Museum — as an alternative treatment for certain health issues such as anxiety and loneliness. Read More

(FE)ST Tickets On Sale Now

The inaugural (FE)ST Festival & Events Symposium & Training event takes place January 24, 2019. Festival and event organizers can expect a full-day professional development event featuring two keynote speakers, breakout sessions and panel discussion on topics such as Diverisity and Inclusion, Healthy Workplace Culture, Event Security and Risk Management and Marketing and Promotion. Read More

Millennial Travel Program Results

In 2016, Destination Canada launched the Millennial Travel Program with Bell Media and 21 industry partners - a massive bilingual content campaign that would challenge Canadian millennials to explore Canada’s urban backstreets, communal hubs and rugged trails, and to create their own experiences along the way.  Read More

Works by Canadian Artists Featured at Art Basel in Miami

Some of the Canadian dealers, artists and projects around South Beach and its environs this week. Any significant Canadian sales reported by the international press will be noted in next week’s Canadian Artnews roundup. Read More

Giving Tuesday A Great Chance To Give Back

26 November 2018

In honour of Giving Tuesday, we recently spoke with YorkRegion.com about our campaign to raise funds towards our mission of growing arts and culture across York Region. We collaborated with Anya Mielniczek, a local artist, on something really special only available for 100 people. If you're in the mood for gift-giving, whether for a loved one who is an art-lover, or for yourself - consider purchasing an original piece of artwork, with 100% of the proceeds being donated towards a cause that you care about - growing arts and culture across York Region through knowledge, capacity-building and professional development for artists.  Read more here.
 

York Region Arts Council, YRAC

1310 Kerrisdale Blvd., Unit 200
Newmarket, ON. L3Y 7B3

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