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Municipal Arts Councils

Markham Arts Council

The mission of the Markham Arts Council is to serve and enhance our community’s well being by providing arts and cultural education and awareness while supporting the work and development of visual, literary and performing artists.


  1. Collaboration: Providing space for artists from varying disciplines and cultural backgrounds to work together on collaborative projects and initiatives.
  2. Creativity: Fostering and nurturing creativity by providing emerging and established artists with opportunities to grow and learn. Providing the support, advice and encouragement artists need to pursue their passions.
  3. Community: Building a stronger, more unified arts community that encompasses literature, experimental art, visual arts, new media, music, dance, performance and dramatic arts. Advocate for the arts in the City of Markham.

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Arts Society King

Their vision is to enrich King Township through arts and culture for all. Arts Society King (ASK) promotes, supports and advocates for arts and culture through effective partnerships and innovative events and programs.

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Newmarket Arts Council

Their primary objectives are to act as a catalyst in bringing together artists, businesses and patrons of the arts to increase access to performance, exhibition and recital space in Newmarket, and to encourage connection and communication among all three groups.

The council plans workshops and seminars that bring together people seeking to learn and share knowledge on matters important to the membership, such as business concepts and cross-disciplinary topics.

Other planned benefits for members include a members directory, events listing, featured artist every month and a space for opinion and reviews.

For more information:

York Region Arts Council, YRAC

395 Mulock Drive,
Newmarket, ON. L3Y 4Y9

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

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