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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 - January 2019

15 January 2019

Take action – Province Cuts $15 Million to OTF budget

The government has just put your community at risk by withdrawing a promised $15 million to Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF); money that would have been granted out to community projects. Funding that would have strengthened communities won’t be distributed. Like funding to fix the ice rink roof, support a local festival, buy community play equipment, provide meals to vulnerable people, and create jobs. We don’t want to see this happen – and we don’t think you do, either. Read More

Alberta declares January the Month of the Artist 

“Alberta is the first province in Canada to dedicate a month to celebrate artists. It is a way to raise awareness of the challenges artists face and the value they bring to our province. Art is work. Art creates jobs, and art contributes to our growing economy.” So says Alberta Minister of Culture and Tourism Ricardo Miranda as the provincial government kicks off the endeavour. Read More

David Tsubouchi appointed to the Ontario Arts Council board of directors

David Tsubouchi of Baltimore, Ontario, was appointed to the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) board of directors in mid-December 2018. David is a former Ontario cabinet minister and MPP for Markham. Notably, he served as Ontario’s Minister of Culture under Premier Ernie Eves in 2003, having previously held several other cabinet posts. 

University of Waterloo researchers find that drawing is better than taking notes for memory retention

“The researchers say even four-second drawing can help people recall a word, and they believe the technique could be useful for people with dementia,” CBC reports. Read More

Member News - January 2019

09 January 2019

Memory Bathing at the Latcham Gallery

In her new body of work consisting of drawings, wood sculptures, and fabricated metal, Laura Moore explores memory and the passing of information as it exists in the natural world and through human made technology. Exhibition runs until February 16. Learn More

Stephen Andrews: Aftermath at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Coinciding with the exhibition David Milne: Modern Painting and the centenary of the Armistice, this exhibition will focus on Stephen Andrews’ works responding to images of war and prisoners of war, exploring the way in which we experience such imagery through the media. Exhibition runs until February 18. Learn More

Art Society King partners with local Artisans - Extended Dates

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 March 31. Learn More

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

York Region Arts Council, YRAC

395 Mulock Drive,
Newmarket, ON. L3Y 4Y9

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

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