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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 - May 2018

13 May 2018

 

TD-NEWMARKET MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018 Receives $36,250 Celebrate Ontario Funds in support of TD-NMF Tribute Concert Series – Music at Riverwalk Series!

Arts Music Festivals York Region (“AMFYR”), non-profit organization which runs the annual TD-Newmarket Music Festival, is proud to be recipient of a $36,250 Celebrate Ontario Grant to create the TD-Newmarket Music Festival – Tribute Concert Series. Read More Here

Open House

Come to the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre on Saturday, May 19th from 12-4pm for our Open House!  They are offering FREE admission in celebration of International Museum’s Day.   Learn about all the Museum has to offer – rentals, summer camps, exhibits, special events and programs.  Go to www.townofws.ca/museum for more info

Sector News - April 2018

04 April 2018

Canadian Art Gallery Educators Symposium 2018:​ Making Learning Visible

A dynamic four days of programming includes hands on writing workshops with Kris Wetterlund (Director of Education and Interpretation at the Corning Museum of Glass and founder/editor of Museum-Ed), presentations by Judith Koke (most recently Chief of Public Programming at the Art Gallery of Ontario), an interactive experience with Peter Morin (Tahltan Nation artist, writer, curator, and educator), and intimate discussions with our peers. Click here to learn more. 

Three Artists Shortlisted for $50k Scotiabank Photography Award

They are: New York-based artist Moyra Davey, Toronto-based Haudenosaunee artist Greg Staats and Vancouver-based artist Stephen Waddell.

The award winner, to be announced on May 8, will receive a $50,000 cash prize, an exhibition at the Ryerson Image Centre during the 2019 Contact Photography Festival, and a book of their work published by Steidl. Overall, the award aims to recognize the achievements of established mid-to-late-career photo-based artists. Click here to learn more.

2018 Ontario Budget

The 2018 Ontario Budget: A Plan for Care and Opportunity was released March 28th. Although the document promises significant investment in health care, child care, and mental health, it does not mention any significant changes in regards to arts funding. Learn More

A New Visual, Media and Performing Arts Space

The creation of a new visual, media and performing arts space will become reality at 176 Lakeshore Drive in North Bay.

It is the result of a partnership between the Nipissing Region Curatorial Collective (NRCC), the Department of Canadian Heritage and Pronor Developments. The new galleries, known as NOVAH, will be an integral part of a new “Innovation and Co-working Hub” that focuses on Arts, Wellness and Commerce called coworking176.space. Learn More 

Get to Know YRAC Members - Sarah Magni

04 April 2018

YRAC membership encompasses such a wide variety of talented and skilled individuals that we wanted to take some time to highlight some of you. This month we are featuring Sarah Magni, from Thatz Showbiz Theatre Project. Learn more about her journey here.

Tell us about yourself and your organization

I'm a performer, writer, theatre creator, arts educator and advocate.  My organization Thatz Showbiz Theatre Project uses theatre to educate, empower and for social change.  Young people come to us to gain theatre based creative tools that they can then take out into the world, into their communities and make them better.  Some of our students go on to have successful careers as performers while others use their tools to effect positive change in themselves and those around them in other ways.  It's important to me that everyone gains an understanding of the many important contributions theatre practitioners can provide and the many facets of being an artist.  There are a wide range of vocations available to creatives, it's our job to help young people discover those.

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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