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Welcomes You to. Building Arts Community in Markham ! August 12, 13, 18 2014. Meet our Board of Directors. Kim Sommers Director of Finance Petroff Partnership Architects Pat Howell Markham African Caribbean Association Muzna Siddiqi Marketing Manager, MAC liaison for MTAC - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Welcomes You to

Welcomes You to Building Arts Community in Markham! August 12, 13, 18 2014

Jane Milrose, ChairOwner -- Expedia CruiseShipCenters

Diane Hallquist, Vice ChairSeneca College

Peter Still, TreasurerPeter Still, CGA

Helen ArgiroMAC Executive DirectorYRAC Board of Directors

Kim SommersDirector of Finance Petroff Partnership Architects

Pat HowellMarkham African Caribbean Association

Muzna SiddiqiMarketing Manager, MAC liaison for MTAC

Nazish HussainMarkham Lawyer, MAC Volunteer Coordinator

Christine JordonMarkham Volunteer, Liaison for MCPG

Meet our Board of Directors

IntroductionsShort SurveyDiscussion:Sharing the Needs & ChallengesSuggesting Solutions & OpportunitiesProposing Next StepsClosing

Agenda

Markham Arts Council/MAC Registered charity not-for-profit organizationFocus on Markhams arts and cultural sector Founded and in continuous operation since 2004

MandateThe Markham Arts Council serves the community and enriches the lives of its citizens by educating, developing and supporting a vibrant cultural community that champions the arts, while promoting the work of professional and emerging literary, visual and performing artists.

Current Arts ProgrammingInternational Festival of Authors/IFOA Markham, Touring Event: expansion is planned for future IFOA events in Markham on an annual basisMarkham at the Movies, Toronto International Film Festivals Film Circuit: bringing TIFF films to MarkhamMarkham Teen Arts Council: fostering arts and culture while providing leadership opportunities for Markham youthMarkham Creative Photography Group: Founded in 2013, has over 650 members and growingVisual Art Show(s): Members Fall Art Show Sept.17th-21st at the McKay Art CentreHoliday Artisan Show & Sale (2nd Annual): local artisans display and sell their work in this curated show

Arts Programming: Partner EventsArtsExposed ConferencePartnership with York Regional Arts Council - 4th annual

PechaKuchaPartnership with Markham Public Libraries and the Varley Art Gallery - 3 times per year

Found Words Poetry DayPartnership with the Varley Art Gallery

York SlamProfessional/emerging spoken word artists 3rd annual

Markham TalesPartnership with Diaspora Dialogues Toronto

MFA Writers WorkshopPartnership with Humber College and IFOA Harbourfront new programming for fall 2014

1.Building Arts Community ValueIncubation for community groups/committeesOutreach to members & arts communityShared knowledge, facilities and resourcesGroup discounts (design, print, advertising)Consultations + educational seminars & workshops: grant-writing, fundraising, Artist entrepreneurial skillsNetworking & showcasing opportunities for artistsJoint fundraising event(s) to benefit arts organizationsLiaison to City of Markham on behalf of community-based arts & cultural organizations

Building CapitalGrants, event sponsorship, fundraising initiatives, etc.

Building Infrastructure

Launching LaVaLab Tues. Aug. 12th @ noon!

Working with City of Markham Strategic Planning

Our Immediate FutureLaVaLab is an online website/digital portal and Literary and Visual Arts Journal NOW LIVEIt has been dubbed ...the Facebook for artists by XI Digital MediaIt will unify, showcase and promote the work of writers and artists throughout York Region and the world in one online locationLaVaLab will create a significant and sustainable revenue stream through annual membership fees, personal profile fees, advertising opportunities and competition entrance fees within 3 to 5 yearsThe Ontario Trillium Foundation has approved a 3 year grant totalling $185,000 for the construction and development of LaVaLab LaVaLab is now in beta testing phase and is being closely watch by arts and culture organizations across CanadaProfits from this innovative revenue generating project will contribute to the future financial sustainability and operating costs of Markham Arts Council

Needs/ChallengesSolutions/Opportunities

Arts Community

Needs/ChallengesSolutions/Opportunities

Arts Community

OUR TO-DO LIST!

Future Arts ProgrammingArts in the Park

Artist Studio Tour

Luminato Festival of Arts & Creativity

Benefit Concert for the Arts

Arts Award Recognition Program

Markham Arts & Culture CentreYOU

Arts Future ProgrammingArts in the Park (June 2014 pilot with the Unionville Festival) Artist Studio Tour Luminato (discussions underway for future programming)

Benefit Concert for the ArtsBenefit Concert for the Arts2 or 3 night event featuring headline talent from various cultural communities in MarkhamPresented as an annual eventGrow into Gala for the Arts event

Arts Awards Recognition ProgramAwards for excellence presented to arts and culture organizations, and individual artistsExamples: Best new talent, Best volunteer, Best corporate sponsor, Best new artist, etc.Gala evening to present awards

Arts & Culture CentreWould:Provide artists with multi-purpose workspace Provide artists with space to create, collaborate, workshop, rehearse, exhibit and/or perform their art/work from concept to completion

16Arts & Culture CentreWill have living space to facilitate cultural exchange artists or art students from around the worldWill include a black box theatre with retractable seatingWill be a hub of activity; a model of creativity and a home for exciting, innovative programming that showcases the expressive talents of a wide range of culturally diverse artists living and working in Markham along with artists from around the worldWill grow into a School for the Arts

THANK YOU Arts & Culture Thrive Here!