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Member News - August 2017

10 August 2017

Aurora Cultural Center

The building at 22 Church Street officially opened as a public school on September 30, 1886; within the first 2 years, Aurora’s first high school opened in two upper floor classrooms. Since that time, the “Aurora Public School” has functioned as a school board, a training institute, an overflow school, a museum, and now a multi-purpose centre of arts, culture and heritage.

Artist Spotlight - Sylvia Chan

02 August 2017

About the Artist

Sylvia is an Award Winning Artist and Ontario Certified Teacher who creates opportunities for people to get in touch with their inner ‘artist’ and inspires youth to make a difference in the community by use of their creativity and imagination. Owns and operates successful community art initiatives and events, Sylvia Chan is a professional artist and art educator from Markham with over 10 years of painting and teaching experience. She is the owner of Creative Genius Art Academy. The academy brings art to everyone, regardless of background or experience and teaches students to break out of their comfort zone, explore new mediums and have a great experience creating art! She is also an artist in residence for York region district school board, where she facilitates art workshops for grade 6 – 12 students.

Sector News - July 2017

13 July 2017

Ontario Arts Council Receives $5 Million Funding Increase

"In May, the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport communicated that they would be increasing funding to the Ontario Arts Council by $5 million dollars, per year, over the next four years." 

Find out how the new funding will affect all organizations that receive operating grants.

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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