Ontario Culture Days launched an exciting new initiative called the Youth Arts Ambassadors Program (YAAP) aimed at fostering and supporting the next generation of community artists in our province. YAAP commissions five diverse youth artists to create new community arts projects in their respective regions that premiere during the 2016 Culture Days weekend taking place September 30, October 1 and 2, 2016. Vaughan resident, YRAC member and Artrepreneur fellow, Veronica Abrenica was selected to represent York Region and its surrounding areas.
Betty Wong's painting “Chasing Dream #1” won 7th place in the Painting Category. This is one of the two paintings that Betty did in empathy for the 2014 Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong. The painting is in watercolour mainly, with some acrylic on canvas. The warm and bright tone depicts hope and strength for the future of her birthplace.
Do you want to make a difference in your community? Interested in being part of an entrepreneurial team? Love arts, culture and tourism? If so, we have an opportunity for you!
OPEN CALL FOR BOARD MEMBERS
The York Region Arts Council (YRAC) is currently seeking qualified individuals to join our Board of Directors. This is an excellent volunteer opportunity for emerging or established professionals with an interest in arts, culture and/or tourism. We are specifically seeking individuals who offer knowledge/expertise in one or more of the following areas: marketing, HR, strategic planning, fundraising, project management and governance.