GAC offers workshops on a variety of topics, and networking opportunities for Guelph’s creative community.
Residents and visitors can learn about Guelph’s history while taking in the beautiful architectural and natural features of the city through 6 different Historical Walking Tours. GAC has been promoting the cultural heritage of Guelph through these tours for more than 30 years.
Art on the Street is Guelph’s flagship art sale and exhibition. In collaboration with the Downtown Guelph Business Association, GAC showcases an array of multi-disciplinary local talent during this annual one-day event. Filling Quebec St. with incredible work and live performances, art lovers are able to chat with local artists and purchase their favourite works.
Each year, GAC Artist Members are invited to submit expressions of interest for solo or group exhibitions in the main floor gallery space at 10C Shared Space, GAC’s home at 42 Carden.
The Guelph Emerging Artist Mentorship Project (GEAMP) is a unique opportunity for emerging artists to support them in the critical transition into professional practice. This project is presented by Guelph Arts Council (GAC) in partnership with the University of Guelph School of Fine Art and Music (SOFAM)
Doors Open Guelph is an annual celebration of Guelph’s community heritage. This free event opens the physical or digital doors of some of Guelph’s most remarkable spaces. It’s a great way to learn something new about your community.
In 2019, GAC and 10C Shared Space began developing a joint Artist-in-Residence program that seeks to elevate and support Indigenous artists and creatives. Working with Indigenous Elders, artists and community members, GAC and 10C have created a program framework and philosophy to guide the next stages of this project.
GAC offers the Jane Graham Memorial Award, Youth Opportunities Award and the Sue Richards Artist Relief Fund.