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  • Opportunity Knocks registration fall 2018

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  • Cultural Job and Volunteer Opportunities

    Please let us know of any opportunities... This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Opportunities    Job Boards & Culture Employment Resources See also our calls page, which includes paid opportunities for creative peopleJob Opportunities  Streetwise seeks artistsRead More
  • Guelph Black Heritage Society Announces Heritage Hall Rehearsal Studio

    By Guelph Black Heritage Society The Guelph Black Heritage Society is pleased to announce that we will be opening a new, inclusive music rehearsal space for rent in the basementRead More
  • Candidates respond: How would you support the arts on City Council?

    How would you support the arts on City Council? Guelph Arts Council has championed the arts in Guelph since 1975. We believe in the intrinsic value of artists and theRead More
  • Event honours Sue Smith’s contributions to music and youth

    Sue Smith, Photo by Trina Koster By Jane Litchfield Music, youth, and community will be in the spotlight on Sunday, September 30, as Guelph singer, songwriter, writer, teacher, and communityRead More
  • Guelph Studio Tour Introduces Six New Members

    by The Guelph Studio TourImages courtesy of the artists   The Guelph Studio Tour is an annual art tour and sale that takes place the weekend after Thanksgiving. This yearRead More
  • Guelph Arts Council Announces Deadline for 2018 Jane Graham Memorial Award

    Guelph, ON – September 24, 2018 – In memory of Guelph visual artist Jane Graham, Guelph Arts Council offers an annual award to a regional visual artist(s) to pursue professional development opportunities.Read More
  • Musicians invited to speak out on copyright

    by Jane Litchfield The topic of musicians’ livelihood was on the table when a number of musicians met with Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield on September 5 at Guelph Arts Council’sRead More
  • Save-the-Date for GAC Fall Workshops

    Keep an eye on Arts Blast, guelpharts.ca, and our tweets and posts for registration details of at least two workshops this fall. First up is a co-presentation with Guelph SpokenRead More
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Our Vision: Championing Guelph’s vibrant creative community

Our Mission: To advocate for and foster a collaborative creative community in Guelph

For forty years, Guelph Arts Council has been dedicated to supporting, stimulating and promoting arts and culture in Guelph. As we head into our 40th anniversary year, we look to the future with optimism and a reassessment of our purpose in this vibrant community.

Through our most recent strategic planning, we have set key goals for the Arts Council that will guide our activities for the next three to five years.

We aim to:

  • raise awareness of and involvement in the arts in Guelph
  • provide opportunities for the creative community to further their trade
  • foster community engagement, partnerships, and creative collaboration

In addition to these overarching goals, we aim to be as efficient and environmentally-friendly as possible. We have ceased our regular mailings and printed calendars* and all of our information will be available on our website. The site will continue to evolve and grow, providing event listings, artist profiles, resources and more.

Guelph Arts Council is overseen by an elected volunteer Board of Directors representing a cross-section of the community, including business, legal, communications and the arts.

We hope you’ll join us as we celebrate the last forty successful years of the Council and look ahead to the next forty.

Membership makes a difference

When you become a member of Guelph Arts Council, you are adding your voice to support arts and culture in our dynamic city.

Donate to Guelph Arts Council

With the support of donors like you, we can strengthen arts and culture in Guelph today and for the future.

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