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Ontario Supporting Local Festivals and Events

Ontario Supporting Local Festivals and Events

Earlier this month, the provincial government announced that it would invest $9 million through the new Reconnect Festival and Event Program to support municipalities and event organizers during COVID-19.  This funding will be used to maintain public safety requirements and allow people to reconnect with their communities through online, drive-through, and other innovative experiences. Organizers will be developing creative programs such as virtual Remembrance Day events, reverse holiday p...
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Paul Kneale’s “Recycling” Exhibit at Glenhyrst

Paul Kneale’s “Recycling” Exhibit at Glenhyrst

With the weather getting cooler, you might be looking for something indoors to do over the next several weeks. Visit Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant and view their latest exhibition by Brantford artist, Paul Kneale. Influenced by the histories of scanography and zerography, Kneale uses inexpensive flatbed scanners to produce large scale scanner paintings. His approach simultaneously breaks from the canon of Modernist abstraction while leading contemporary painting in new directions. Using an un...
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Woodland Cultural Centre’s ‘Save the Evidence’ Campaign

Woodland Cultural Centre’s ‘Save the Evidence’ Campaign

You may have noticed some recent media coverage about Orange Shirt Day. Orange Shirt Day is recognized annually on September 30 and serves to commemorate the residential school experience, witness and honour the healing journey of residential school Survivors and their families, and commit to the ongoing process of reconciliation. Orange Shirt Day has become a National Campaign to raise awareness and provide education about Residential Schools in Canada. In 2019, Woodland Cultural Cen...
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Fall Tours at Mohawk Chapel

Fall Tours at Mohawk Chapel

Her Majesty’s Royal Chapel of the Mohawks is beautiful to see year-round, but during the fall, the autumn foliage decorates the grounds and creates a picture perfect scene. Mohawk Chapel was the first Protestant church in Upper Canada and is now the oldest surviving church in Ontario. This historic landmark offers year-round tours and hosts a number of private and public events each year. This fall and winter, Mohawk Chapel has lined up some exciting tours, including their 235th anniversar...
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October Featured Artist: Q-MACK

October Featured Artist: Q-MACK

October’s Featured Artist is Quincy Mack (aka Q-MACK), a professional basketball freestyler, NBA entertainer, public speaker and youth educator from Brantford. Q-MACK has been entertaining audiences all over North America since 2000 with his dazzling basketball tricks and engaging personality. Q-MACK began working for the NBA in 2000 as a touring entertainer and live event host and was signed by Nike in 2001 as a basketball freestyler and personality. He has since been hired by over 4000 ...
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Virtual Author Talks at Brantford Public Library

Virtual Author Talks at Brantford Public Library

Join some of Canada’s biggest and best authors for intimate online conversations with Brantford Public Library’s Thursday Night Author Talks series. The Author Talks are free and those interested can now register through the Library’s website. Thursday, October 15, 2020 - Helen Humphreys, author of Rabbit Foot Bill  The series will kick off Thursday, October 15 with an event featuring a discussion with bestselling author Helen Humphreys. Humphreys is ...
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October Training & Networking for Creative Industry Professionals

October Training & Networking for Creative Industry Professionals

Welcome to our October roundup of training and networking opportunities for creative professionals in our community. Don’t forget to sign up for our monthly Arts & Culture e-newsletter to get these opportunities delivered straight to your email inbox so you don’t miss a thing. Looking to join a monthly, recurring networking group? Scroll to the bottom of this blog to learn about local groups and when they meet. Do you have any great training or networking opportunities to share...
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