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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.

Fieldnotes Community Engagament - OTF Webinar

23 January 2019

Fieldnotes Webinar Series
Learn from collectives about their experiences working to solve complex issues in their communities.

This webinar series features conversations with various organizations on the topics of: Community Engagement, Collaborative Leadership and Strategic Clarity.

Fieldnotes – Community Engagement

23 Jan 2019 2:00 PM

Cathy Dueck and Jacob Rodenburg from Camp Kawartha will share what they've learned about community engagement and the role it plays in building a movement.


What is Collaborative Leadership - OTF Webinar

16 January 2019

We’re excited to announce we've partnered with the Tamarack Institute to host an upcoming series of webinars on community engagement and collaborative leadership.

Below, you'll find more information on each webinar:

What is Collaborative Leadership?
16 Jan 2019 2:00 PM

This webinar is the second in a two-part series, and presenters will:

  • Review the keys to successful collaboration
  • Discuss collaborative leadership and what this means for community change efforts
  • Present a strategy for moving forward

Winter Workshops with Shadowpath

29 January 2019

If you stumble, make it part of the dance. Improvisation allows you to adapt and overcome!

This adult class is for those looking to develop confidence, creative-thinking and collaborative skills. Using improv exercises and games, participants will have fun while improving upon public speaking, communication and freeing imagination. AND it’s not just for laughs! These transferable skills can help you combat nerves, adjust to change, handle conflict and share opinions effectively, teaching you how to read a room and enhance the energy within it. Issac Asimov said, To succeed, planning alone is insufficient. One must improvise as well.

5pm - 6pm

Scene Writing 101

A writing workshop for adults interested in learning the basics of theatrical writing.

Starting with a focus on character creation, dialogue and structure, participants will explore their dramatic edge in both partner and solo work.

Using prompts, creativity exercises and images, each writer will work to create an original short scene and grow their innovative storytelling toolbox.

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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