QAC Blog

CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: Wind and Water Writing Contest deadline extended

April 2, 2021 — By Fiona Campbell/Quinte Arts Council Why do people enter writing contests? Some enter to get practice writing to a theme or word count. Others enter to motivate themselves to finish their stories. And, of course, there are those who enter with the simple motivation: to win. With local public health officials asking people not to…
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CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: Garden Sanctuary art show invites viewers to really look

March 19, 2021 — By Fiona Campbell/Quinte Arts Council While local artist Rachel Harbour was having a socially-distanced chat last August with Wendy Rayson-Kerr, acting curator of the John M. Parrott Gallery, she learned there was a time slot open for a show in January. There was something, a whisper, perhaps a poke from the universe, saying, “take this…
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CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: Upcoming workshop to address respectful workplaces in the arts

March 12, 2021 — By Fiona Campbell/Quinte Arts Council Dealing with work stress every day can be hard. But for many people, a toxic culture makes it a nightmare. There’s still a long way to go in making harassment and discrimination-free workplaces a reality, and what’s more, people working in the arts are not immune to being silenced by…
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CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: Local artist participates in International Art and Found Day

March 5, 2021 — By Fiona Campbell/Quinte Arts Council In 2015, Toronto-based artist Courtney Senior initiated a social project called #ArtandFound. As a fledgling abstract artist who used art to process the sudden death of her father, she wasn’t yet ready to sell her work, but wanted it to go to a home where it could be appreciated and…
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CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: Expressions Juried Show invites artists to “Re-Imagine”

February 26, 2021 — By Fiona Campbell/Quinte Arts Council The pandemic has forced us to re-imagine what our lives look like: how we work, how we connect with friends and family, how we pass time, and how we create. At the Quinte Arts Council we’ve seen artists exploring new mediums or creative processes, taking on new projects, learning new…
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