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Member News - October 2017

11 October 2017

Maryam Ebrahimi Participates in Richmond Hill Studio Tour

Maryam Embrahimi will be exhibiting in Richmond Hill’s Studio Tour on October 14 and 15. The show runs from 10am to 5pm on both days and Maryam’s work will be located at 18 Heirloom Street , Richmond Hill, ON L4E 4X7.

This is the 15th anniversary of the Richmond Hill Studio Tour and Maryam’s third year participating. The Studio Tour features over 45 artists from Richmond Hill and area. There truly is something available to everyone, with a wide assortment of paintings, jewelry, pottery and more.

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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York Region Arts Council, YRAC

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

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