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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.

What Makes Arts for Change Work Excellent? Webinar

24 April 2018

This webinar introduces Animating Democracy’s Aesthetic Perspectives: Attributes of Excellence in Arts for Change. The flexible framework describes 11 aesthetic attributes that can be observed in artistic processes and products and that contribute to the work’s artistic potency and social and civic effectiveness. Developed by artists and allied funders and evaluators, Aesthetic Perspectives offers pointed description, reflective questions, and illuminating examples to inform and inspire reflection, and dialogue. This framework is a valuable tool for artists, presenters, programmers, curators, critics, funders, evaluators, educators and audiences. Sign up here.

 

 

Balancing Programming and Space Rentals Webinar

25 April 2018

Are space rentals causing your organization’s arts programs to take a back seat? Balancing in-house programs with space rentals can be a challenge, especially when these areas present competing priorities for arts organizations. In this webinar, we will cover ways in which organizations can strategize for high-demand rentals and space availability for their own programs, such as rehearsals, performances, workshops, etc.

This webinar is relevant to any creative space manager looking for more information on ways to balance space availability and resources when it comes to in house programs.

There will be time for questions and discussion following the presentations.

Register Here

 

 

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 

York Region Arts Council, YRAC

1310 Kerrisdale Blvd., Unit 200
Newmarket, ON. L3Y 7B3

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