QAC Blog

Cultivating Creativity: New QAC show celebrates the RISE of women in the arts

February 7, 2020 — By Fiona Campbell/ Quinte Arts Council Gender inequality is still a real issue in Canada’s arts and cultural sector. Defined as the unequal treatment or perception of individuals based on their gender, this issue is one of national socio-cultural significance, according to an October 2018 report released by the Ontario Arts Council. The study, The…
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Cultivating Creativity: Milestone year for Quinte Society for Chamber Music

January 31, 2020 — By Cynthia Young This year marks the five-year anniversary of the inception of the Quinte Society for Chamber Music (QSCM), and what an eventful five years it has been. Starting with nothing but a shared love of classical music, a small group of dedicated volunteers has presented at least two major concert events featuring high…
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Cultivating Creativity: Celebrating Peter Davis

January 24, 2020 — By Carol Bauer On December 21, 2019, the arts community lost a dear friend, colleague and talented artist. Peter Davis passed away peacefully at home, at the age of 82, after a long decline. He is survived by Jane Mackenzie, his partner of 49 years, his daughter, Kim Davis, and many nieces and nephews. Peter…
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Cultivating Creativity: Christmas show helps fund the next generation

December 6, 2019 —   “The Quinte Arts Council’s Arts Education Program helps fund programming experiences not otherwise available to young people in our community,” says executive director Janet Jarrell. “It is vital to the succession of arts and culture in our community.”   By Fiona Campbell/Quinte Arts Council Art and creative expression play a critical role in child…
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Cultivating Creativity: Christmas Caravan Coming to Town

November 15, 2019 —   “We thought it would be really fun to bring that energy and drive of all those rhythms to the Christmas songs that people love to sing, as well as the musical mashups that we create from scratch. So while it’s a Christmas album, we’ve really tried to tie in diverse voices from many parts…
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