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Sector News - March 2019

06 March 2019

York Region Arts Council (YRAC) Says Goodbye to Executive Director

It is with a heavy heart and much gratitude that we announce Samantha Wainberg has left the position of Executive Director for the York Region Arts Council to pursue a new opportunity as of March 4, 2019. Read More

Canada Needs a More Robust Strategy on Cultural Diplomacy

Why international relations will be a big focus for Simon Brault, the newly reappointed Canada Council director, in his second term. 
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Shadowpath Theatre Company and York Region Arts Council Release Creative Space Feasibility Study

This report and action plan is the culmination of 12 months of research referred to as the York Region Creative Space Feasibility Study. This study was funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) and was conducted in collaboration between two independent non-profit charitable organizations, Shadowpath Theatre Productions and the York Region Arts Council (YRAC), who have a mandate to serve York Region artists and engage citizens in local arts experiences. The intention of the study is to explore potential solutions to gaps in creation
and presentation spaces that local arts professionals currently face. Read Report

Member News - March 2019

06 March 2019

Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre Events

Register your children for the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre’s March Break Camp: Around the World!  The camp will run Monday through Friday, March 11- 15th from 9am to 4pm.  Your kids will discover inventions and dream up their own.  Includes crafts, games and more!  Recommended ages: 5-12.  Pre-registration is required.  Go to for more info!

Come to the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre for an amazing workshop that you won’t want to miss: The Art of Marmalade!  The workshop will run on Saturday, March 30th from 12-4pm.  Master preserver, Camilla Wynne will share the storied history and modern day recipes of marmalade. You will sample different styles and flavours, and learn safe canning practices and the science of preserving. You will prepare two different marmalades and take home a jar of each.  Pre-registration is required.  Go to for more info!

Hop on in to the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre for Easter Hoppenings on Saturday, April 20th!  The program will run from 1 – 2:30pm and is recommended for children ages 3 to 10.  They will go on an Easter egg hunt, decorate a sugar cookie and create a work of art!  Pre-registration is required.  Go to for more info!

Come to the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre to view the Exhibit: A Stitch in Time.  Enjoy examples of intricate hand stitched samplers from the Museum’s collection.  The exhibit will run from February 5th through April 27th and is included with general admission.  Go to for more info!


Member News - February 2019

19 February 2019

Latcham Art Centre Call for Entries:  2019 Annual Juried Exhibition

Don’t miss your chance to be included in this anticipated group exhibition! Latcham Art Centre is looking for submissions in all media for our Annual Juried Exhibition.  Open to artists living and working in Ontario. A maximum of two recent original artworks (2017-2019) may be submitted by each artist and must be dropped off in person at Latcham Art Centre on Monday, March 4 between 11am and 8pm. Learn More  

The McMichael congratulates Toronto-based artist Stephen Andrews on the 2019 Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts. The McMichael was honored to host Andrews' exhibition Aftermath. Learn More

Arts Society King Presents the The Mayor's Celebration of the Youth Arts: March 25 - May 3

An art exhibit featuring secondary students from Country Day School, King City Secondary School and Villanova College. Learn More

York Region Arts Council, YRAC

395 Mulock Drive,
Newmarket, ON. L3Y 4Y9

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

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