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


A series of in-person and online events and workshops designed to support, build, and strengthen the diverse artistic community in York Region through networking, exhibitions, and discussions.


The Experience Trail is a series of virtual and live events and activities around York Region launched on From Cultural Campfires, art exhibitions, Culture Breaks, pop-up performances, and the Dance Together Festival York Region, The Experience Trail features a diversity of artistic mediums and stories. Visit for updates on all Arts & Culture in the region!

The Experience Trail also features the Experience Trail Markers, a collaborative and interactive art project designed to reconnect York Region through art. 

Funded by the Government of Canada and the Ontario ReConnect Grant.

OUR PARK: A Community Public Art Project

York Region Arts Council (YRAC) in collaboration with Markham Public Art is proud to announce the launch of the pilot granting program entitled “Our Park”: Community Art Project Grant.

“Our Park” grant aims to provide funding to Markham-based professional artists, arts organizations, artist collectives, and non-profit organizations to create and present free arts programming in selected parks located in Markham.

Local Pairings

Local Pairings creates partnerships with artists, venues, and event organizers of York Region to activate arts, promote local engagement in culture and tourism, and strengthen connectivity between municipalities. This program provides artist fees, rehearsal space, skill sharing opportunities, and networking events