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Member News - January 2018

18 January 2018

Music Aurora Presents 7th Annual Aurora Winter Blues Festival 

Greg Smith, Festival Director, announced the launch of the 7th Annual Aurora Winter Blues Festival (AWBF), York Region’s only genuine Blues Music Festival. The Festival features live music, workshops, and pop-up performances throughout the month of February across several locations around Aurora.

Sector News - January 2018

11 January 2018

York Region Arts Council Awarded Prestigious Ontario Trillium Foundation Grow Grant

The York Region Arts Council (YRAC) has been awarded its largest funding ever for a single project courtesy of the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s (OTF) Grow grant program. The grant will support the Artrepreneur program, a business accelerator program for artists, arts administrators and creative entrepreneurs. The OTF Grow grant was awarded for the purpose of delivering a project that builds on the success of a proven model or program with a $419,700 grant over 36 months. Learn More 

OAAG is currently developing an Election Advocacy Toolkit for our membership. You can provide input as they are interested in hearing more about what your organization would like to see included.

This year, we are committed to advocating for your organization during the Ontario provincial and municipal elections. Along with our efforts, the Election Advocacy Toolkit will provide you with the necessary information, guidance, and strategies to effectively advocate for issues that are important to you, and help bring about the changes that you would like to see in your community.
 
This survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes of your time. Learn more here

A new property tax class for "Creative Facilities" is on its way

On December 6, 2017 Toronto City Council voted to establish a new property tax class for "Creative Co-Location Facilities", which will make some arts and culture facilities, including numerous Artscape projects, eligible to receive significant relief from property tax bills pegged to market values. The best news is that this announcement, reported by Councillor Cressy, comes just in time for inclusion in the 2018 taxation year. 

Learn more here

OOAG (Ontario Association of Art Galleries) holds AGM and Announces New Board of Directors

On Monday November 27, 2017, OOAG hosted their Annual General Meeting at the Power Plant Gallery.

They also announced new board members who will be working together to drive OAAG's mission forward to better service the membership and community.

Sector News - October 2017

11 October 2017

ArtsBuild Ontario announces new Vendor Directory

ABO is excited to announce their newest online service - the ABO Vendor Directory!

The ABO Vendor Directory connects arts organizations with service providers they need to support their creative spaces (... this can include everything from engineers to consultants to technical support!)

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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