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Call for Doors Open Guelph 2019 Site Submissions

Guelph Arts Council is excited to announce a call for site proposals for Doors Open Guelph 2019. Doors Open is a celebration of Guelph's finest buildings, creative spaces, and historically or architecturally relevant sites. Presented annually by Guelph Arts Council since 2002, the program showcases Guelph’s hidden gems, as well as our community’s architecture, heritage, creativity, and innovation. The 2019 event takes place on Saturday, April 27 from 10 am to 4 pm.

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The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Application instructions and criteria can be found online. Sites will be assessed on their architectural, cultural, historical or social significance; innovative design or technology; and capacity to contribute to a successful event.

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Funding available for visual artists and youth projects this fall

by GAC

Visual artists seeking professional development opportunities should take note of the October 15, 2018 deadline to apply for up to $500 through the GAC Jane Graham Memorial Award.

Youth, or other artists/organizations wishing to create, expand or enhance opportunities for youth to engage in the arts, should note the November 15, 2018 deadline to apply for up to $500 through the GAC Youth Opportunities Award.

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Five Fun Fall Festivals

by Katie Wilde

Guelph Dance Festival kicked off the season in June, and Hillside kept things buzzing through July. Here are five more festivals to look forward to in 2018.

Five Fun Fall Festivals 2018

1. Discover your next great read at…

Eden Mills Writers Festival
September 7-9

On the second weekend in September the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival celebrates three decades of community and great Canadian literature.

Friday features a 30th anniversary celebration at the Eden Mills Community Hall, with storytelling, music, and a cash bar. There will also be a ten-minute reading from “The Cowgirl and the Indian”, a play by Eden Mills residents Kieran and Teeka Ric about Native/non-Native relations, written in collaboration with their mother, playwright Dale Hamilton, and Coast Salish elder Shane Point. Saturday boasts a slate of sold-out events including writing workshops and Jann Arden: In Conversation. On Sunday, from noon to 6pm, event-goers will gather at a variety of wheelchair-accessible sites along the banks of the Eramosa river, for readings by

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DIYode’s New Digs Could Be Your New Workspace

by Katie Wilde
all images courtesy of DIYode


DIYode is a Guelph-based collective dedicated to re-invigorating the DIY movement in our city. The organization recently made a big move, as they shifted their community makerspace from their long-time location on Wyndham St S, to a new space at 183 Dufferin Street. They currently have creative 'office' spaces available for rent in the new building.

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Former location on Wyndham St South (left), new location at 183 Dufferin St (right).

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