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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.

YSpace Food Accelerator Program

10 July 2019

We are excited to let you know that YSpace has officially launched our Food Accelerator, a five-month scaleup program for high-potential food and beverage consumer packaged goods startups. The program will provide founders with the tools, skills and connections they need to thrive in the consumer-packaged goods industry.

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Sector News - July 2019

05 July 2019

Latcham Art Centre and Gallery Exhibit: SHAPING TIME

Artist:  Natalie Hunter, Xiaojing Yan and Lois Schklar
Dates: July 10, 2019 to August 24, 2019

Celebrate our 40th anniversary with the group exhibition about memory and time featuring artists Natalie Hunter, Lois Schklar, Xiaojing Yan. Join us for the special opening night party on Wednesday, July 10th at 7pm to honour this important milestone and all the incredible individuals in our community and beyond that have made Latcham Art Centre the vibrant visual art centre it is today. This exhibition purposefully represents artists at all different stages of their careers, pairing two established artists who have exhibited with the gallery in past and an emerging artist, showcasing the role a public art gallery plays in helping to support the growth and development of artists.

Refreshments will be served.  Remarks at 7:30pm.  Everyone is welcome!

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Canada Needs a More Robust Strategy on Cultural Diplomacy

Why international relations will be a big focus for Simon Brault, the newly reappointed Canada Council director, in his second term. 
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Shadowpath Theatre Company and York Region Arts Council Release Creative Space Feasibility Study

This report and action plan is the culmination of 12 months of research referred to as the York Region Creative Space Feasibility Study. This study was funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) and was conducted in collaboration between two independent non-profit charitable organizations, Shadowpath Theatre Productions and the York Region Arts Council (YRAC), who have a mandate to serve York Region artists and engage citizens in local arts experiences. The intention of the study is to explore potential solutions to gaps in creation
and presentation spaces that local arts professionals currently face. Read Report

Member News - July 2019

05 July 2019

Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre Events

Join us at the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre on Thursday, July 18 for our Teddy Bear Tea!  The tea will run from 10am to 11:30am.  Your children and their favourite teddy bears will enjoy a morning of bear-themed activities, including a story, craft, and a snack!  Recommended for ages 3 to 8 and pre-registration is required.  Go to for more info!

The Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre has an exciting new exhibit coming up!  Archaeology Alive: The Jean Baptiste Lainé Site and Whitchurch-Stouffville will explore the amazing archaeological site that was uncovered in Whitchurch-Stouffville between 2003 and 2005.  You will engage with artifacts on loan from the Canadian Museum of History and the Huron-Wendat Museum, a 3-D gaming experience, and oral histories from Huron-Wendat nation members.  Follow for updates. 

The Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre is offering themed summer camps each week of summer!!  The camps are for children ages 5-12 and they run Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm.  Before and after care are available.  Go to for more info!

Come to the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre on Sunday, August 11th for the 46th Annual Antique & Classic Car Show!  The Car Show will run from 11am to 4pm.  Exhibitors from across southern Ontario will display their prized antique & classic cars!  This family event includes food vendors, music and children & heritage activities.  Go to for more info!

York Region Arts Council, YRAC

395 Mulock Drive,
Newmarket, ON. L3Y 4Y9

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

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