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The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) is pleased to announce that the Indigenous and Culturally Specific Dance: Training Projects program has been broadened and renamed to reflect expanded eligibility for the program.

Dance Ontario's Commissioning Committee (Jesse Dell, Tina Nicolaidis, Lola Ryan, Jennifer Watkins) has selected Makeda Benitez and Decades Collective as recipients of the Dance Ontario Creative Partnerships for 2018/19. These unique artists will present world premieres at DanceWeekend at the Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront January 26 and 27, 2019.

First elected in 2007, Sylvia has been working tirelessly to voice the issues that matter to Dufferin-Caledon residents. Sylvia has introduced many pieces of legislation that have been adopted into government legislation or have become law, including Social Assistance Statute Law Amendment Act, the Aggregate Recycling Promotion Act and the Respecting Private Property Act.

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Grants of up to $30,000 are available to animate select Toronto Historic Sites & Museums


Congratulations to Dance Ontario members who have been nominated for Dora Mavor Moore Awards in the Dance Division!
Outstanding Production
DanceWorks/Human Body Expression for Chasing The Path
Outstanding Original Choreography
Alyssa Martin for string quartet no.14 in g major  DanceWorks/Rock Bottom Movement
Hanna Kiel for Chasing The Path  DanceWorks/Human Body Expression

The DTRC is thrilled to announce that Sarah Lochhead will be joining the Dancer Transition Resource Centre as our Director of Administration. Sarah is bringing a wealth of experience to the organization; she was most recently the Director of The Dance Current and the Executive Director of Simcoe Contemporary Dancers—a not-for-profit dance company based in Barrie, ON.

GASTON, Dr. Anne-Marie (née Groves), who performed under the stage name of 'Anjali', died July 6, 1941 April 5, 2018. She was dancer, choreographer, writer, photographer, lecturer, teacher and traveller: Beloved wife and sister. Anne-Marie was born, raised, educated (at Lisgar Collegiate, where she was head girl) and died in Ottawa. She did her first degree at Queen's University and subsequently earned two post-graduate degrees (M.Litt., D.Phil) at Oxford University, UK.

The Canada Council for the Arts and the Department of Canadian Heritage today announced $550,000 to be directed towards a wide range of undertakings to prevent harassment in the arts. The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) will play a lead role, coordinating this far-reaching series of anti-harassment initiatives in the live performing arts, visual arts and crafts, and literary arts.