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YRAC Programming

YRAC Programs

ARTREPRENEUR

Artrepreneur is 13-week business accelerator program designed for creatives who want to start or grow an arts-related business. This 40-hour course equips artists with the necessary business skills to write a business plan and run their own business. 

Benefits:

  • Learn the fundamentals of running a business
  • Write a business plan (marketing and finance)
  • Meet other creative entrepreneurs and experts
  • Practise public speaking and pitching
  • Develop or ideate a creative business idea
  • Showcase your business at the graduation show

Who is this program for: 

  • Artists who run or have an idea for a creative business
  • Entrepreneurs working in any creative discipline

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ARTIST IN RESIDENCE (AIR)

The AIR program pairs York Region artists with a local host organization to develop a new piece of work over a three (3) month residency. Residents also engage the community at the host space and receive a fee for their work.

Benefits: 

  • Receive funding for your project
  • Work out of a unique space
  • Develop a new piece of art
  • Grow your artistic practice
  • Engage the public with your art
  • Experiment with new project ideas

Who is this program for: 

  • Artists looking to build their portfolio and gain exposure
  • Artists looking for funding and a workspace
  • Mid-career to established artists in any discipline

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ARTS MENTORSHIP PROGRAM (AMP)

AMP is a 9-month program that pairs emerging artists with established artists. The pairs will meet once a month to discuss their professional goals. Mentees will also receive professional development workshops in a collaborative group environment.

Benefits: 

  • Receive +10 hours of 1-on-1 mentorship
  • Meet other artists and experts
  • Attend +10 hours of workshops
  • Access a mentor for nine (9) months

Who is this program for: 

  • Artists at any stage of their careers, looking to receive mentorship in a specific discipline and area of their practice

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York Region Arts Council, YRAC

395 Mulock Drive,
Newmarket, ON. L3Y 4Y9

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

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