Subject: October Newsletter:Cultural Summit, Balance the Budget, Donevan Art Programming, and much more!

Subject: Your Culture Counts October e-newsletter is here!
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Join us for the 4th Annual Cultural Summit

The Cultural Summit is an event organized by the City of Oshawa. The aim of the Cultural Summit is to provide an update on the City's activities as well as to provide a learning exchange opportunity for cultural workers and supporters in the community.

The event will take place on Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Arts Resource Centre.

Do you work in the arts, culture or heritage sector? Do you want to know how you can get involved and become more connected with the many cultural organizations Oshawa has to offer?

If so, this is a great opportunity to learn more about the cultural scene in Oshawa and network with like-minded people employed with local arts, culture or heritage organizations.

Date: Tuesday, November 21st , 2017
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: TBD
First Ever Public Art Task Force!

The City of Oshawa is pleased to announce the City’s first Public Art Task Force.

The Public Art Task Force will help support the Public Art Policy and support the City’s Recreation & Culture Services staff on activities including assisting with the development of a city-wide Public Art Strategy, advising on new public art projects and priorities, reviewing public art donations and making recommendations on juried public art competitions.

The Public Art Task Force is comprised of representatives from stakeholder organizations and groups (e.g. The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Durham College, Oshawa Art Association, Cultural Leadership Council) and individual community members who were selected following a public call for applications.

The members of the Public Art Task Force members are:
• Linda Jansma – representing The Robert McLaughlin Gallery
• Sean McQuay – representing Durham College
• Mary Gartlan – representing the Oshawa Art Association
• Will McGuirk – representing the Cultural Leadership Council
• Dani Crosby – Individual Member
• Alyssia Nelson – Individual Member

Donevan Art Park
If you haven't visited the Donevan Art Park, we suggest you go and explore the site. The artists continue to step up their game with new and interesting works on the wall!

Graffiti 101

This fall, we are excited to be introducing our first graffiti training programs for youth. Register yourself or a youth you know today! Program begins October 10th!
Graffiti Drop-in Programs

During the Fall, we are offering Graffiti Drop-in sessions on Thursdays from 4:00 to 6:00 pm and Saturdays from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. They are free and open to all ages. Come and check them out!
Culture Days - Big Thank you 

Thank You
to both our visitors and partner organizations for making Culture Days at the Arts Resource Centre a huge success! Both Friday and Saturday were filled with great activities and lively patrons. 

Special thank you to Durham College, The Ontario Philharmonic, Long & McQuade, Marcerie Riel, Durham Youth Orchestra, and Healthy Kids Community Challenge Coordinator.

Time-Lapse Video

If you were unable to come to the Exhibition Reception and Film Launch on Friday, Sept 30th, you can check out the time-lapse video of the installation of the vinyls on Youtube! 

The artworks were designed by Durham College’s 2016/2017 School of Media, Art and Design’s Community Collaboration students. The works visually capture the contributions of community organizations – who are celebrating milestone anniversaries in 2017 – to Oshawa.

Art @ the ARC

You are welcome to explore the original artworks on display at the Arts Resource Centre exhibition space Art @ the ARC and online.

Image: Dani Crosby, Durham College, Course Instructor, Student Cameron Graham, Student Victoria Marshall, and Dean of the School of Media, Art and Design, Durham College, Greg Murphy (R to L)
Fall Programming at the Arts Resource Centre: 

The Fall 2017 Active Oshawa Guide is available and registration is open. 

Arts Programming at the Arts Resource Centre has already begun But you can sign up and receive a credit for the classes you didn't take! Its not too late to join!

We have multiple creative classes available including some new programs such as:

New  "Paint the Night Away" (Perfect Date Activity)

Come out, get creative, and enjoy a social night out. This one-night class will provide participants with all the required material, an instructor to guide you through each step of the way, and a masterpiece of your very own to take home. No artistic skills are required! Program dates/times vary for different age groups.

Program date: Thursday November 30th 7:00pm - 9:00pm 
Age: 16 years+
Price:  $29.25 
Code: 438889
Are you up for the challenge? Submit your balanced budget for a chance to win!

The City of Oshawa is preparing the 108 City budget and wants to hear from the Oshawa community! Tell us your budget priorities and submit a Balanced Budget for the chance to win 1 of 25 prizes! Your challenge: you must balance within $250,000 or you will not be able to submit.

Stories from the Collection: Parkwood National Historic Site
The Cycle: COURAGE 

A multi-genre, multi-cultural art exposition based on the theme of courage, colour orange and symbol of a bear.  

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Gallery 67, 67 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
Attendance is free and open to all ages
Apply to Attend ARTPOWER 
offered by Business for the Arts

Irrespective of how the Art sector evolves, leadership is a fundamental skill present in every future iteration. 

This conference is developed on the tenants of the Canadian Arts Summit, where we bring together arts and business leaders from across Canada to exchange ideas and collectively address issues in the arts sector. The exchange is important, as life is about the people you meet and the things you create with them.

ARTPOWER will be developed through an exploration of self, community, and nation throughout the day conference taking place at the 17th Floor of the new Globe and Mail Centre on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017, 8am.

Oshawa 365

Looking to get involved in the Oshawa community?

Have an event that you would like to promote?

Oshawa 365 is a free online calendar developed by the City of Oshawa to showcase upcoming festivals, sporting, arts, cultural, etc.

Individuals can also sign up to receive emails about new events.

The site is user friendly and can be modified to match individual interest.

Community events that meet posting criteria can also be added to Oshawa 365 calendar for additional promotion.

What's your story?

We're calling on community members and local organizations and service clubs to share their "Our Oshawa" stories and photos: 
  • Connect Oshawa – post your good news story and read the stories of others 
  • YouTube – watch, like and comment on the Our Oshawa video series
  • Instagram – capture the beauty and community spirit of Oshawa and tag your photos using #OurOshawa
  • Twitter – share your good news stories and photos using #OurOshawa
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