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New report: Ontarians value the positive impact of arts on quality of life

Toronto, June 8, 2017 – A new Ontario Arts Council (OAC) study conducted by Nanos Research shows that Ontario residents recognize the important contribution of the arts to vibrant, livable communities. Impressions of the Impact of the Arts on Quality of Life and Well-Being in Ontario, the Nanos Research report based on a random survey of 1,004 individuals, found that a large majority of Ontarians agree that the arts contribute to the various elements of quality of life and community well-being. The research also demonstrated how strongly these views are held by Ontarians. Survey Highlights Arts and quality of life.
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STC SEARCHING FOR NEW ARTISTIC LEADER

Gerry Copeman, president of the Sudbury Theatre Center Board of Governors, today announced that Sudbury’s only professional Anglophone theatre company now celebrating its 45th anniversary will commence a national search for its next artistic leader. STC’s current artistic executive director, Caleb Marshall, ends his term in June after three seasons at the helm. Marshall will support the theatre through the transition period as an artistic consultant, and will be returning next season as a guest director. “I am deeply proud of what we have accomplished in three seasons,” said Marshall. “I was honoured to work with such a dedicated team.
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Great Art for Great Lakes Announces Commissioned Artists Across Eight Great Lakes Communities

In early 2017, Waterlution, in partnership with Greatness—The Great Lakes Project—posted a call for artistic submissions in eight Great Art for Great Lakes (GAGL) communities, including: Kingston, Hamilton, Mississauga, Sudbury-Manitoulin, Thunder Bay, Aamjiwnaang First Nation, Owen sound & Toronto. We are very pleased to introduce these artists to you today. Special thank you to our Community Liaisons, and our selection committee members for their participation and dedication to this project, full details available here. Please visit our ‘Meet the Artist’ page online to read their artist statements for each incredible artwork to be completed with the help of the public.
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ONTARIO CONFIRMS $3.25 M INVESTMENT FOR CAPITAL PROJECT

(Sudbury, May 10th 2017) The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport will invest $3.25 M in the Place des Arts capital project. This contribution was included in the recent Ontario 2017 Budget, made public last April 27th, surprising the seven founding members1 who did not expect to see their capital project highlighted in the budget. “With this contribution, more than 30 % of the required funding is now confirmed. This is an extremely encouraging development!” indicated the Chair of the Board, Stéphane Gauthier. “I wish to thank our MPP and Minister of Energy, the Honourable Glenn Thibeault for championing the.
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Call for Emerging Artists – Elemental Festival 2017

4elements Living Arts welcomes proposals from emerging artists who would like to participate in this year’s Elemental Festival in Kagawong | Gaagigewang on Mnidoo Mnising |Manitoulin Island. Elemental Festival is a site-specific multi-arts gathering that occurs annually during the salmon run in the fall. Our small village centers around the Kagawong River that runs over Bridal Veil Falls and empties into Mudge Bay at the northern side of the island. Billings Township has a population of approximately 500 year- round residents, living in a stunning northern Ontario location, on the North Channel of Lake Huron. Its closest neighbouring community is.
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Call for Canadian artists & scientists: Silence Awareness Existence residency program in Finland

Silence Awareness Existence Thematic residency program for artists, scientists & deep minds   Arts | Science | Creativity | Literature | Psychology | Existentialism1 and 2 month residencies in December 2017 – March 2018 at Arteles Creative Center in Hämeenkyrö, Finland Deadline for applications: 30th of June 2017 Read more & apply online: www.arteles.orgSilence Awareness Existence is a thematic residency program in Finland for artists, scientists and creatives, engaged in the theme on various fields. The program brings together international artists and professionals from different backgrounds. Artistic, scientific, meditative and existentialistic approaches are all equally embraced. Read more & apply.
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Thorneloe University Chapel Garners Prestigious Architectural Award

The unique design of Thorneloe University’s chapel has garnered provincial recognition alongside some of Canada’s most famous landmarks. This year, the Fielding Memorial Chapel of St. Mark will share the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) Landmark Award with the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto. Past Landmark Award recipients include Massey College, the Toronto Eaton Centre, the CN Tower and Ontario Place. The award recognizes “buildings that demonstrate architecture’s beauty, endurance and lasting contribution to the community and to society,” which were constructed prior to 1992. The OAA Awards Ceremony will take place on May 26, 2017 in Ottawa. Designed by.
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STC LAUNCHES SEASON OF NOSTALGIA, AWE, AND LAUGHTER

As STC wraps up its jam-packed 45th anniversary season, it’s looking forward to a 17|18 Season that will induce laughter, tug at your heart strings, and have you reminiscing over the good old days. STC spent this season inviting Sudburians to discover their Home for the Performing Arts, and introduced a record number of offerings spanning theatre, dance, comedy, music, and variety. The offerings celebrated Canada 150, and reflected Northern Ontario stories and artists. After an anniversary season, STC is feeling nostalgic and the new season’s theme is Nostalgia, Awe, and Laughter, a celebration of entertainment from decades past. “The.
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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: THE CANADIAN SESQUICENTENNIAL QUILT

Deadline: April 30, 2017 In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Canada, and as part of the inaugural Canadian Craft Biennial organized by the Art Gallery of Burlington and Craft Ontario, you are invited to submit a quilted square to be included in The Canadian Sesquicentennial Quilt. Participants are encouraged to share their ideas and memories about their region and of what it means to be Canadian. We are seeking submissions from all across Canada. Squares should be made of fabric and be 12 x 12 inches (30 x 30 cm) or 6 x 6 inches (15 x 15 cm)..
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Tickets Now on Sale for PlaySmelter 2017 – New Work Theatre Festival

Tickets are now available for PlaySmelter 2017, Sudbury’s new work theatre festival. To celebrate its fifth year, the festival will be presenting the world premiere production of Blind Nickel Pig by Lara Bradley and the Sudbury premiere of Receiver of Wreck by Matthew Heiti. Accompanying these full productions will be exciting first readings of three new scripts by Northern Ontario writers: Pakistani Sugar by Brigitte Gall (Minden, ON), Debwewin (Truth) by Sarah Gartshore (Sudbury, ON) and The Sandcastle by Eli Chilton (Moose Factory, ON). All events will take place May 9-13 at the Ukrainian National Federation, 130 Frood Road. “This.
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