Events



MAR 1 – APR 30

Quinte Arts Council brings you Virtual Art

With the rapidly changing events related to COVID-19, and out of caution for the health and safety of all, many arts events are being postponed or cancelled. From live theatre to concerts, gallery openings to museums, the most moving of art experiences involve being in a crowd. At this time, social isolation is encouraged by Health Canada to slow the spread of this pandemic which poses a challenge to the art world - postponing or cancelling events in the effort to contain the spread of the virus is commendable.  The Quinte Arts Council shares concerns for the artists in this community and across the globe. As of Monday March 16th, the QAC will be closed to the general public until further notice. Event organizers can still submit future events that comply with all restrictions related to COVID-19. The QAC will monitor the events and publish them as soon as we are all able to safely celebrate the arts once again together! At this time we are publishing virtual live, simulive, or on demand presentations for your enjoyment. Stay safe and stay well.    




MAR 3 – APR 15
9:30am - 4:30 pm

RISE Because We Are Equal VIRTUAL Show

International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8 is a global day honouring and celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women all over the world. The IWD campaign theme for 2020 is #EachforEqual. To honour the day, Quinte Arts Council is hosting the RISE : Because We Are Equal show to celebrate the voices and aesthetics of women artists. Open to all who identify as women, this show features painting, photography, mixed media, illustration, textiles, sculpture, and more. Due to COVID-19 we are now hosting this show virtually on Facebook and Instagram and on our website. New artist featured daily!

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MAR 27 – APR 30

Support & Resources for Small Business During COVID-19

Are you an artist with a small business? Restrictions on travel and public gatherings, as well as supply chain disruptions and market uncertainty is creating challenges for business. The Latest Updates from Tourism Specific Sites, and so much more. Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO)

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MAR 27 – APR 30

Mark Hopper Photo Puzzles

Love Mark Hopper photos? Have some time at home right now? Try these virtual puzzles on jigsawplannet.com

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MAR 27 – APR 30

Watch Roots Calling

*PARENTAL ADVISORY: This documentary deals with heavy themes of suicide and substance abuse. Some parts may be triggering for certain audience members*

When Eddie Gough was adopted at six months old, he began a life isolated from his Indigenous roots. After a long struggle with feeling displaced and despising his own reflection, Eddie sets out on a journey to reconnect with his home community of Wikwemikong First Nation on Manitoulin Island during Pow Wow celebrations in search of his true identity. This Documentary takes a look at how identity affects mental health and why it's important to connect with, embrace and celebrate heritage, particularly First Nations culture in Canada. Directed by Joel George Music from bedtracks.com Additional music from audiojungle.net Produced by Prime Focus Productions (Canada) in collaboration with First Nations Technical Institute (fnti.net)

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MAR 27 – APR 30

Affinity – 90 day free trial

Supporting the creative community

With all that’s going on right now due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in response to the many stories we’re hearing from the creative community about how they’re being severely impacted, we felt it was our responsibility to try to offer as much support as possible during this incredibly difficult time. That’s why we’ve put in place three new measures which we hope will help at least some of you out there. These are:
  • A new 90-day free trial of the Mac and Windows versions of the whole Affinity suite
  • A 50% discount for those who would rather buy and keep the apps on Mac, Windows PC and iPad
  • A pledge to engage more than 100 freelance creatives for work, spending the equivalent of our annual commissioning budget in the next three months (more details of this will be announced soon).

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MAR 27 – APR 30

Glanmore National Historic Site – Virtual Tour

Take a tour through this amazing homestead. Glanmore was built in 1882-1883 for wealthy banker J.P.C. Phillips (1842-1912) and his wife Harriet Dougall Phillips (1839-1915). The grand interior features beautiful hand-painted ceilings and ornate woodwork. Many of Glanmore’s rooms have been restored to the 1890s.

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MAR 27 – APR 30

All Access Music – Virtual Concerts and Lessons

We love our music school family and we feel positive from the response we’ve gotten so far. We have had a lot of ugly cries this week over the kindness in this community. Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for virtual event details about Live Stream Concerts, Lesson Videos and More!

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MAR 27 – APR 30

Pinnacle Music – Virtual Lessons

Pinnacle Music Studios School of Music is one of the largest music schools in eastern Ontario and the largest in the Quinte area. Our teachers are dedicated, qualified music teachers whose goal is to instil a love of music in each student as well as promote musical excellence in whatever instrument they choose to pursue.

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MAR 27 – APR 15
9:00am - 12:00am

Deadline extended! 2nd Annual Wind & Water Writing Contest

Writers of the Quinte region are invited to submit work to the Prince Edward County Arts Council’s 2nd Annual Wind and Water Writing Contest! This year, we are looking for stories on the theme of Memory. There are two separate $200 prizes–one for fiction and nonfiction, another for poetry. The criteria remain the same as last year, however! We simply want your best work, with all writing judged based on use of creative writing tools, dialogue, imagery, characterization, and more. We’ll take everything from genre work (romance, YA) to more experimental forms, all with the goal of powerfully employing the written word. Deadline April 15th.

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