The Arts Council of Muskoka is a non-profit organization whose vision is to enrich Muskoka through the arts and whose mission is to identify, unite, support, promote and facilitate artists and artistic activity in Muskoka.
Posted 28 November 2012: ACM Bus Tour Series: Frida & Diego at the AGO in Toronto
Passion, Politics and Painting
Only 25 spots available!
All meals & refreshments
Admittance to other events
Huntsville - North Art Supply 6 West St. N.
Bracebridge - Martin’s Fine Art Centre 158 Manitoba St.
Checks payable to: Arts Council of Muskoka
705-645-9971 Saundra or
Give the perfect gift for all your art loving friends and family. Make your plans and book now so you do not miss out! DEADLINE: 20 December 2012 (no refund after)
Posted 19 October 2012: “Paths to Creative Knowledge” Symposium Scheduled for October 27th
It is well known that ongoing learning is critical to being successful in the knowledge-based economy, which is quickly becoming an important part of Muskoka’s year-round economic base. Recent studies have shown that many people, especially those aged 20 to 39, leave Muskoka to pursue their education or find work elsewhere. The “Paths to Creative Knowledge” symposium aims to highlight the variety of learning opportunities offered right here in Muskoka – residents don’t have to leave to continue their learning.
The symposium, held at Nipissing University in Bracebridge, will feature a panel discussion with local leaders in the field on the state of education in Muskoka, hands-on workshops, a networking luncheon and an “educational marketplace” showcasing Muskoka’s educational businesses and organizations. The daylong event will be facilitated by CBC radio’s tech guru Jesse Hirsh (jessehirsh.com), and the keynote speaker is Emily Pohl-Weary (emilypohlweary.com), a Hugo-award winning author, founder of the Parkdale Street Writers for at-risk youth, and executive director of the Academy of the Impossible (impossible.ws).
The symposium will be highly interactive, with graphic artist Pamela Hubbard visually recording the event and an “ask me anything” live social media conversation facilitated by Norah Fountain. Participants can get involved by following @knownetmuskoka on Twitter and using the hashtag #knownet2012.
The event is open to the public, but pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, visit the Knowledge Network’s website at www.knownet.ca.
The Knowledge Network is an initiative of the Arts Council of Muskoka and Nipissing University, with funding from the Ontario Ministry of Culture’s Cultural Strategic Investment Fund. The symposium is presented in partnership with Muskoka Chautauqua and Muskoka Futures.For more information, contact Knowledge Network coordinator Jen Morgan Anderson at email@example.com.
Posted 11 July 2012: Join the Summer Sessions with the Knowledge Network
Visit two of Muskoka's most successful creative businesses and learn about their journey from start-up to success!
Muskoka Brewery: Wednesday, July 18, 5:30PM-7:30PM
Brookland Farms: Wednesday, August 15, 5:30PM-7:30PM
Sponsored by the Arts Council of Muskoka, Nipissing University and the province of Ontario.
Posted 25 June 2012: Bus Tour Series: Van Gogh Up Close
The first major Van Gogh exhibition in Canada in over 25 years, this exhibition brings together more than 40 of Van Gogh's paintings as well as a selection of Japanese woodblock prints, nineteenth-century photographs, and works on paper from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries.
Bus Tour Dates: Tues., August 28 to Wed., August 29, 2012
- round trip bus from Muskoka to Ottawa, driver tip included
- local pick-up
- goodies on bus plus Van Gogh biography
- overnight stay at the Lord Elgin Hotel in Downtown Ottawa (double occupancy)
- entrance to the National Gallery on Wednesday
- Van Gogh exhibit Wednesday 10:30am plus audio guide
- Registration deadline: July 25, 2012
For more information, to register or to buy tickets, see flyer > PDF
Posted 23 May 2012: Nipissing University to Offer Arts & Culture Program for Fall 2012
Nipissing University will offer a new Arts and Culture Program scheduled for Fall 2012. The program is interdisciplinary and include Arts & Culture Management as well as a certificate in Arts & Culture Management. A description of the programs can be found at the Nipissing University web page.
This program is a good candidate for simultaneous delivery in both Huntsville and Bracebridge, with professors alternating between on-site and teleconference delivery for non-studio classes. Education Huntsville is helping to gauge the level of interest for this exciting new program. If you are interested, please help us by responding to a short survey.
Posted 23 May 2012: Arts Council of Muskoka Annual General Meeting
All are welcome to the 2012 ACM Annual General Meeting. This year features:
- Displays and presentations by Caroline Butson (learning centre teacher/artist), Elizabeth Dawson, Pat Hillcoat, Karen Hood-Caddy (author of "Howl") and Lynda Lynn
- Musical performances by Beverlie Robertson and Jen Morgan Anderson
- Updates from The Knowledge Network (Jen Morgan Anderson) and Nipissing University (Bob Bergquist).
Date: May 23, 2012
Place: Nipissing University, 125 Wellington St., Bracebridge
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 705-644-0531.
Posted 10 April 2012: ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO PICASSO EXHIBIT BUS TRIP TOUR
Experience the Canadian exclusive exhibition featuring masterpieces from the Musee National Picasso, Paris!
Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2012
$75.00 Arts Council of Muskoka members
Only 30 spots available - RSVP deadline April 23
Tour payment drop-off (cheque or cash) at Martins Muskoka's Fine Arts Centre Bracebridge or call 705-787-1918 for information
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