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Creativity Connected Awards

Deadline: September 15, 2018

The Creativity Connected Awards recognize companies or individuals in Richmond Hill who have demonstrated excellence in the creative industries field. The purpose of the Awards is to celebrate creativity and the power of ideas in all forms.

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Theatre Ontario Professional Theatre Training Program

Deadline: October 1, 2018

The Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP) offers financial support for unique and flexible training with a chosen mentor in any theatrical discipline except performance.

This program is funded by the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

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Richmond Hill Arts Awards

Deadline: December 6, 2018 at 4pm.

The Richmond Hill Arts Awards profile cultural success stories by recognizing artistic talent and community contribution to the arts sector in Richmond Hill. The Richmond Hill Arts Awards will be presented annually at the Richmond Hill Cultural Summit.

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Applied Arts Awards

Deadline: Various

Launched in 1992, the Applied Arts Awards are the only competition in Canada that recognizes the creative work of professionals across the visual communications sector, from image-makers to advertising executives to designers. These awards are your best opportunity to promote your work to an audience of the best and brightest of the industry as well as to potential clients. Over the past 25 years, the Applied Arts Awards have become an international recognition of creative excellence.

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Premier's Awards for Excellence in the Arts

Deadline: December 4, 2018 1pm

In 2006, the Government of Ontario created the awards as a sign of the province’s deep appreciation of the wonderful artists and arts groups who have chosen to work here and its appreciation for their invaluable and lasting contribution to the enrichment of our way of life.

The awards recognize the outstanding achievements of artists and arts organizations, as well as their contributions to arts and culture in Ontario over a significant period of time.

The awards support any artistic practice, including but not limited to craft, dance, literature, media arts, music, theatre, visual arts and cultural industries, such as book and magazine publishing, digital media, film, television and sound recording. The awards are not intended as a lifetime achievement award.

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Applications For Artrepreneur York Region Cohort 6 Now Open!

Deadline for Applications: Sunday, August 26th, 2018 by 11:59 p.m
Duration of Program: In Class, Tuesdays, 10:30am-1:30pm September 18, 2018 - December 18, 2018

Expo: January 2019 TBA
Whitchurch Stouffville Public Library, 2 Park Dr, Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A 4K1

Cost: $185(non-York Region Arts Council Members), $150 (York Region Arts Council Members)


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About Artrepreneur

The Artrepreneur program provides the tools for creative entrepreneurs to grow themselves and their organizations through education, resources and networks.
We strive to establish Artrepreneur as Ontario's leading business development accelerator for creative entrepreneurs.

Artrepreneur is a program designed to equip independent artists, arts administrators and creative entrepreneurs with vital business skills needed for success across all arts disciplines and industries. Artists are entrepreneurs who contribute greatly to the social and economic well-being of their communities and, as such, require strategic training to grow in capacity. By incubating artists of all disciplines in one program, we foster collaboration and the sharing of ideas, tools, tips and best practices, resulting in a well-rounded understanding of what it takes to “make it” as as a creative entrepreneur.

This is the sixth cohort of Artrepreneur York Region. The program was created in 2015 and will have completed 10 cohorts in eight communities (Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Newmarket, Markham, Georgina, Barrie, Collingwood and Midland) by the end of 2018.

The Program

Artrepreneur York Region is comprised of weekly seminars, workshops, assignments and a final presentation and expo over a period of four months. It primarily serves York Region based artists, arts groups and arts businesses working in all artistic disciplines such as, though not limited to, visual arts, dance, theatre, film, music, jewellery, fasion, augmented reality and game design. Sessions are hands-on and will range in format from lectures to peer-to-peer workshops.

Throughout the program, faculty will guide fellows in the step-by-step development of a business plan by providing them with templates, learning modules and actionable assignments. By the end of the program, fellows will have a complete business plan and the opportunity to present their work in front of art industry leaders. Upon successful completion, fellows will also be awarded a certificate endorsed by all program partners.

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Please direct all inquiries to:

Deanna Galati
Program Coordinator, York Region Arts Council

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We would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Ontario Arts Council and Regional Municipality of York.

                               , a project of the York Region Arts Council (YRAC) aims to promote visual artists in York Region through a range of services, including e-commerce features, artist profiles and curated collections. Artist members can sell their work commission-free, and create a profile to expand their online presence.

Members-Upload your FREE profile and sell your art on this virtual marketplace.


Experience York Region (formerly known as YorkScene) is your ultimate resource for all there is to see and do in York Region and the Region’s nine municipalities – Town of Georgina, Town of East Gwillimbury, Town of Newmarket, Town of Aurora, Town of Richmond Hill, King Township, Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville, City of Vaughan and City of Markham.

Just minutes north of Toronto, York Region is a special place – it is uniquely characterized by its rich cultural diversity, vibrant community life, vast green spaces and Lake Simcoe waterfront. As a resident or visitor, there are many opportunities to discover and experience everything York Region has to offer. Browse through daily to learn about local events, activities, venues and places that cater to your individual interests and tastes. You will find that York Region is sizzling with arts, culture, golf, sporting, outdoors, culinary, shopping, nightlife and recreational entertainment, as well as plenty of places to stay. is the property of the York Region Arts Council and a collaborative initiative between the York Region Arts Council, the Regional Municipality of York, Economic Strategy Branch, and York Region Media Group, a division of Metroland Media Group. Throughout the past eight years, the site has been funded by a number of organizations, including the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, the Regional Municipality of York, Metroland Media Group, Central Counties Tourism and the York Region Arts Council. Experience York Region – It's All Here!

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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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