Art and culture play an important role in defining who we are as a community and contributes to a healthy local economy and lifestyle for those who live and work in the area. Our programs continue to adapt, change and evolve in response to the needs of our members and our community.
Since 1967, the Quinte Arts Council has been the community leader in advancing, cultivating, promoting and advocating for a vibrant and diverse arts community of the Quinte region, while supporting the new generation of artists, offering quality experiences and arts education.
As an umbrella organization representing all artistic disciplines, we believe the arts belong to everyone, of all ages and stages, race, sexual orientation and gender, and our goal is to ensure diverse perspectives are represented and experienced through art.
Our revenues come from government at the municipal and provincial level, sponsorships, foundations, memberships and donations. QAC is governed by a volunteer board of directors and relies on volunteers to assist the team with programs and special events.
The Quinte Arts Council is a registered charitable umbrella organization (#107869448RR0001) dedicated to promoting artists and arts organizations in all disciplines and to further appreciation of arts and culture in the Quinte region. The geographic region we serve is from the southern-most tip of Prince Edward County, north to Bancroft and east and west from Napanee to Brighton.
Quinte Arts Council is located on the territory of the Huron-Wendat, the Anishnaabeg, and the Haudenosaunee people. We acknowledge our shared obligation to respect, honour and sustain these lands and the natural resources contained within.
Our office and gallery, presenting the work of local artists, is located at 36 Bridge Street East in downtown Belleville.
Please note: as of March 16, 2020, we are closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please read our updated hours here.
March 17 2021: The QAC Team participated in and hosted the Respectful Workplaces in the Arts workshop (sponsored by Canadian Heritage and CHRC) to encourage better workplace practices and behaviours. The workshop covered information on Provincial and Territorial legislation, definitions of harassment and bullying as well as case-studies to navigate the complexities of problematic situations, facilitated by Farah Fancy, an experienced cultural sector leader. Resources were discussed to help individuals and organizations towards contributing to better work environments and/or to develop their own policies/codes of conduct.