Welcome to Guelph Arts Council's News web page!

Based in Guelph, Ontario, Guelph Arts Council functions as an umbrella organization, working to stimulate and co-ordinate the development of the visual, heritage, literary and performing arts so as to enrich the cultural life of the community and to encourage the widespread appreciation of, support for and involvement in the arts. For more details on Council programs and services, see Member Services Section following News Section.

For more information, please contact:

Guelph Arts Council
147 Wyndham Street North -- Suite 404
Guelph, Ontario NlH 4E9
Phone (519) 836-3280 Fax (519) 766-9212

Consultation/Co-ordination/Facilitation Service
- provides guidance and administrative support to individuals/groups
- serves as advocate for individuals, groups and community in supporting and
nurturing the role of arts and culture in education and community life
-serves as catalyst/initiator/facilitator for new ideas or programs
-serves as liaison with educators, city officials, provincial and federal bodies
- serves as "eyes and ears" of cultural life in community
Resource Centre
- flyer, brochure, poster display space available
-extensive files on local, regional, national organizations
-reference library of current periodicals, directories and other materials
on such topics as taxation, copyright, grants, marketing, charitable status
-arts directory of local artists and art organizations
-comprehensive press list available as well as list of community groups
-a place to find out "what's going on"

Master Calendar
- comprehensive year-long calendar of cultural events
-serves to help arts community co-ordinate and schedule events
-helps avoid the problem of double bookings
-serves to publicize upcoming events
-consult GAC office before scheduling events

Arts in Guelph
-complete newsletter mailed bi-monthly to members
-articles about visual, performing, media, literary and heritage arts
-calendar of community arts-related events
-listings of gallery exhibits, courses/workshops, youth programs, calls for entry,
conferences, grants/awards
-serves to keep community current and informed

-ongoing Historical Walking Tours in spring and fall
-ongoing Heritage Awards program
-annual Féte Romantique fundraiser
-annual Youth Awards program
-periodic workshops and information evenings for groups/individuals

Mailing Insert Service

-arts-related brochures, flyers, posters can be included with mailing of Arts in
Guelph (small basic charge)
-inserts must be approved by Guelph Arts Council

Meeting/Workshop Space
-available for non-profit groups for reasonable fee
-room capacity for 35-40 people
-overhead, slide projector, flip chart, lectern, tables, fridge, coffee maker available
-advance bookings required

Equipment Usage
-photocopier, postage meter, fax machine, available at reasonable rates
-advanced bookings requested
-long-arm stapler, paper punch, paper cutter also available
-advance bookings requested

Mail Holding Service
- available for non-profit cultural groups that need an address for receiving mail
(without the expense of a post office box)
The Arts are for Everyone

For more detailed information about services and fees, please call or visit Guelph
Arts Council's office (accessible):

Guelph Arts Council
147 Wyndham Street North - Suite 404
Guelph, OntarioN1H 4E9
Phone (519) 836-3280Fax (519) 766-9212