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Sector News - September 2017

12 September 2017

OAC Celebrates Government’s Increased Investment in Ontario’s Professional Artists and Arts Organizations

Enthusiastic applause broke out at last week’s surprise announcement by Premier Kathleen Wynne and Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport that the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) will receive a funding increase to its current base of $60 million bringing it to $80 million over four years by 2020-21. The $50 million increase will roll out accordingly: $5 million in 2017-18, $10 million in 2018-19, $15 million in 2019-20 and $20 million in 2020-21.

Over the next four years, this added investment to OAC programs will ensure that Ontarians have increased access to arts activity throughout the province and ensure that they see themselves represented in the arts.

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Member News - September 2017

12 September 2017

New film shooting in Markham this fall

In September and October 2017, the Varley Art Gallery of Markham welcomes French film director Olivier Bosson, who will be filming in Markham with a cast of community members. Bosson’s film is commissioned by Catherine Sicot (Elegoa Cultural Productions) as part of a larger international project Facing: The stories of Others, which will unfold in Canada, France and Cuba in 2017 and 2018. Facing is funded in parts by the Canada Council for the Art’s New Chapter program. Interested in being part of this exciting opportunity? Casting sessions will take place between September 10 – 20 all around Markham! No acting experience required. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Sector News - August 2017

10 August 2017

Markham’s Mena Massoud Cast as Aladdin

“The star of Disney's new live-action remake of Aladdin is a young Egyptian-Canadian actor from the Toronto area who is a ‘natural leading man’ says his former university professor. Mena Massoud was born in Egypt but grew up in Markham, Ont., and graduated from Ryerson University's performance acting program in 2014, after transferring from the University of Toronto.

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

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