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Call for Applications

The York Region Arts Council (YRAC) is seeking submissions from artists of all disciplines wishing to be considered for the Artist in Residence program hosted at the Kortright Centre for Conservation in Vaughan or NewMakeIt in Newmarket. There is one residency available at each of the host spaces. Please cater your application and proposal to the selected host space. Please note that this is not a live-in residency.

Purpose

The Artist in Residence program will provide two professional artists or collectives of artists with the opportunity to develop themselves as professionals. The program will give selected artists $2500 each, along with exposure to potential partners, media channels and patrons of art. The program will also provide the artist with the resources and tools needed to build their portfolio. This is a unique opportunity for York Region artists to nurture their professional practices close to home.

Program Goals

The overarching goals of the Artist in Residence program are to:

  • Create a new work of art inspired by the space & community of the host organization
  • Engage the community in which the artist will be hosted
  • Provide an opportunity for York Region artists to build their portfolio
  • Provide resources and exposure to support artists in York Region
  • Contribute to the creation of a vibrant York Region

How to Apply

If you have any questions, please contact Ganesh Thavarajah, Manager, Programs at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Upcoming

Building and Measuring Social Strategy: The ROM’s Solution

Thursday, April 3 | 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
With Ryan Dodge, Social Media Coordinator at the Royal Ontario Museum
At The Varley Art Gallery of Markham 
YRAC, MAC & Varley Members: FREE
Nonmembers: $10

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Do’s & Don’ts of Grant Writing: OAC Information Session

Wednesday, May 14 | 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
With Loree Lawrence, Community and Multidisciplinary Arts Officer and Lisa Wöhrle, Associate Visual Art and Crafts Officer at the Ontario Arts Council 
At the Vellore Cultural Interpretive Centre 
YRAC Members: FREE
Nonmembers: $10 

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Upcoming

The York Region Arts Council offers monthly free Arts Cafe and Symposium Events – an opportunity to expand your skills and meet with other artists. We also welcome suggestions for future sessions.

Brand U: Perfecting Your Personal & Business Brand

Wednesday, March 5 | 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
With Laura Furtado, Dancer, Choreographer and Founder/Owner at DivaGirl Inc.
At 19 on the Park – Lebovic Centre for Arts & Entertainment, Whitchurch-Stouffville 
YRAC Members: FREE
Nonmembers: $10 

 

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Brand U: Perfecting Your Personal & Business Brand

Wednesday, March 5 | 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
With Laura Furtado, Dancer, Choreographer and Founder/Owner at DivaGirl Inc.
At 19 on the Park – Lebovic Centre for Arts & Entertainment, Whitchurch-Stouffville 

Email Marketing Tips & Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation

Tuesday, April 22 | 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
With Robert Burko, CEO of Elite Email
At the Aurora Cultural Centre 
YRAC Members: FREE
Nonmembers: $10

Culture Days 2014 Info Session

Tuesday, May 27 | 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
With Catherine McLeod, Culture Days Animator/Coordinator 
At the Elgin West Community Centre 
YRAC Members & Nonmembers: FREE
 

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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