The arts are so much more than entertainment. They come from the kind of thinking that our economy needs to generate and sustain growth and prosperity. We are primed for the idea-driven creative economy to take root.
Are these the people your idea needs?
Dufferin County has a strong artistic community; stores and galleries that support local artists, local artists with their own studios and nationwide renown, and when the autumn season of studio tours and the annual Headwaters Arts Festival, people come to Dufferin County from around to see what’s new this year.
Collaboration is Key to Community
The benefit, beyond tourism and support for local artists, is the value of the creative mind. The world is changing from routine to creative oriented and people whose abilities to analyze and recognize patterns solve problems quickly, and produce better answers… their social intelligence helps them collaborate with others and their speaking and writing skills helps them communicate more effectively. Are these the people your idea needs? We have them in abundance.
Headwaters Arts is a not-for-profit, volunteer-driven, membership organization that serves as an umbrella multi-discipline arts organization for the Headwaters region. Their mandate is to bring together artists and supporters to promote the development, appreciation and enjoyment of all arts in the Hills of Headwaters.
Dufferin Arts Council (DAC)
The Dufferin Arts Council (DAC) was founded in 1992 as a volunteer, not-for-profit community organization. The goal was, and still is, to support and promote the arts and provide members with cultural experiences and social activities.
To keep informed on the latest happenings in the arts community follow the musings of Dufferin Arts Council artists as they share their thoughts on the Dufferin Arts Council Blog here
Grace Tipling Hall in Shelburne is the venue for concerts and lecture series by well known personalities. Periodically, workshops are offered in areas such as painting, photography, and creative writing.