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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.

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 

Member News - February 2018

06 February 2018

Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville Presents: All in This Together

The exhibit, All in This Together will be available to be seen at the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre now through April 28th!  Explore the atmosphere and experiences of our community during war time.  Included in the exhibit, the “Dear Sadie” exhibit – on loan from the Archives of Ontario.  

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The Wizard of Oz will be playing at the Flato Markham Theatre

The beloved tale in which we travel over the rainbowto discover the magical power of home.

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Arts Society King Hosts New Events and Exhibitions

Arts Society King continues to host arts and cultural community programming and rotating exhibitions throughout the year. Visit their website for upcoming events and learn how you can get involved.

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Artrepreneur Alumni Spotlight - Miss Coco Murray

30 January 2018


Artrepreneur is a creative business accelerator program run through York Region Arts Council designed to equip independent artists, arts administrators and creative entrepreneurs with vital business skills needed for success across all arts disciplines and industries. By incubating artists of all disciplines in one program, this program fosters collaboration and the sharing of ideas, tools, tips and best practices, resulting in a well-rounded understanding of what it takes to “make it” as a creative entrepreneur.

We are currently accepting applications for Cohort 5 of Artrepreneur York Region, and wanted to share the story of a successful Artrepreneur alumni and her inspirational journey.

Miss CoCo is a dance artist, cultural arts educator, dance instructor, community arts programmer, researcher and social entrepreneur.  She holds a Sociology BA from the University of Toronto, an Honors BA in Race, Ethnicity and Indigeneity and is a MEd candidate at York University.  She is a 2013 recipient of the Canadian Dance Assembly’s ‘I love Community’ award that currently designs and implements funded arts projects for children, youth and adults.  She has presented at international academic conferences, taught workshops during her study abroad in South Africa and Costa Rica, and performed in Bermuda and Senegal.   Coco served as a Research Assistant for the Cultural Pluralism of the Arts Movement Ontario and is a contributing writer for The Dance Current, Canada’s dance magazine.

York Region Arts Council, YRAC

395 Mulock Drive,
Newmarket, ON. L3Y 4Y9

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

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