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Sector News - April 2018

Sector News - April 2018

04 April 2018  

Canadian Art Gallery Educators Symposium 2018:​ Making Learning Visible

A dynamic four days of programming includes hands on writing workshops with Kris Wetterlund (Director of Education and Interpretation at the Corning Museum of Glass and founder/editor of Museum-Ed), presentations by Judith Koke (most recently Chief of Public Programming at the Art Gallery of Ontario), an interactive experience with Peter Morin (Tahltan Nation artist, writer, curator, and educator), and intimate discussions with our peers. Click here to learn more. 

Three Artists Shortlisted for $50k Scotiabank Photography Award

They are: New York-based artist Moyra Davey, Toronto-based Haudenosaunee artist Greg Staats and Vancouver-based artist Stephen Waddell.

The award winner, to be announced on May 8, will receive a $50,000 cash prize, an exhibition at the Ryerson Image Centre during the 2019 Contact Photography Festival, and a book of their work published by Steidl. Overall, the award aims to recognize the achievements of established mid-to-late-career photo-based artists. Click here to learn more.

2018 Ontario Budget

The 2018 Ontario Budget: A Plan for Care and Opportunity was released March 28th. Although the document promises significant investment in health care, child care, and mental health, it does not mention any significant changes in regards to arts funding. Learn More

A New Visual, Media and Performing Arts Space

The creation of a new visual, media and performing arts space will become reality at 176 Lakeshore Drive in North Bay.

It is the result of a partnership between the Nipissing Region Curatorial Collective (NRCC), the Department of Canadian Heritage and Pronor Developments. The new galleries, known as NOVAH, will be an integral part of a new “Innovation and Co-working Hub” that focuses on Arts, Wellness and Commerce called coworking176.space. Learn More 

Groundstory: Effects of Gentrifying Neighbourhoods
 

Groundstory is a cross-sectoral effort to identify and address the effects of gentrification on the arts in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, and across Canada through a deep commitment to shared learning online. 

Facilitated by ArtsPond with generous funding from Ontario Trillium Foundation, upcoming activities include Round the Block public roundtables in Toronto (May 3) and Hamilton (May 7). At these free events, vulnerable arts and culture workers impacted by the lack or loss of affordable and accessible spaces and housing are invited to share their perspectives in an open community dialogue.  Learn More

The Royal Conservatory of Music Announces Former VP of Business for the Arts, Aida Aydinyan, as Incoming General Manager, Performing Arts

The Royal Conservatory of Music has officially announced Canadian-Armenian Aida Aydinyan as their incoming General Manager, Performing Arts. Ms. Aydinyan will be responsible for all aspects of the operations, including box office, production, facility rentals, front of house, food and beverages, and, in partnership with Mervon Mehta, will lead a team of about 150 full-time and part-time employees. Her portfolio will also include financial management, development, marketing the facilities, liaising with external patrons, and clients, as well as government relations for the Performing Arts  ​ Learn More

 

YRAC

The York Region Arts Council is a non-profit, charitable umbrella organization that serves to advance, promote, represent and connect the arts community across the region.

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York Region Arts Council, YRAC

1310 Kerrisdale Blvd., Unit 200
Newmarket, ON. L3Y 7B3

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