Wednesday, January 30, 2013

David Love Band performs

February 2, 9:30 PM. at The Franklin House this Saturday night. for some classic rockers, jangly pop classics and some cool instrumentals. Hope to see you there!


Monday, February 4, 2013,  10am-1pm at  BAC member (via ORMTA) Jen Smele's studio, 17 Archibald Street. WORKSHOP with Reginald Miller for Piano teachers answering questions about RCM repertoire from Grades 5 to ARCT. $20. Refreshments will be served. RSVP: 

Learn to Record Computer Music

February 9, 1 - 4 PM. Learn to Record Computer Music WORKSHOP at Higher Ground Neighbourhood Outreach, 42 Scott Street

Originally published on January 30, 2013 at 11:53 PM


Peel Panto Players is looking for all kinds of backstage help for all productions this year. if you are interested in building sets, assistant stage managing, set dressing, working on costumes and props. if you have any particular talent in choreography or music or singing, please contact us. Come on out and have some fun! Contact Julie Vandrish at

Originally published on January 30, 2013 at 11:38 AM

Spark Box Studio's Winter Residency & Emerging Artist Award

2013 Winter ResidencySpark Box Studio's 2013 Winter Residency Open Call is now accepting applications from national and international artists at all stages of their career. Each year we are excited to invite a new group of artists into our space. Here artists will be given the time and space to network, research, experiment and built their artist practices. Focusing on your art career at a quiet, self-directed residency is a great experience and what better place to do it than surrounded by the rural Ontario countryside.

Emerging Artist Award:
Beginning your career as an emerging artist can be tough, which is why Spark Box Studio is offering FREE RESIDENCIES to fine art students and emerging artists. This residency opportunity is a unique way for young and emerging artists to cultivate new ideas, access a rich library of arts resources, learn about career-building opportunities, and develop an understanding of the art world from a business perspective.
Six emerging artists will receive a one-week (7 days) residency at our studio in Prince Edward County. The selected applicants will be given a private studio space and given access to the Spark Box Studio equipment and resources, as well, winners will be provided with living accommodations for their week-long stay. They will also have access to career guidance from owners Chrissy Poitras and Kyle Topping, along with, local community members.

The winter residency award runs from February 1, 2013 to April 30, 2013. Please be advised that the award is for 7 consecutive days.

Applying for the Residency Award gives artists the opportunity to practice an essential business skill in the art world: the application process.

Originally published on December 11, 2012 at 11:09 AM
Republished on December 12, 11:05 AM, January 10, 2013 at 11:30 AM, January 23, 2013 at 1:01 PM


Large rehearsal rooms with mirrors and dance floors, small 7 medium studios, some equipment. Perfect for Dance/Yoga/Acting/Music Therapy, etc.  Reception area, change rooms, etc. Elegant, clean, and inviting. Reasonably priced, partially subsidized by (Sandalwood & Kennedy or Bovaird & Airport) Daily, Weekly,  Monthly and Seasonal Rates. For more information please call 416-902-0658.

Originally published on January 23, 2013 at 12:27 PM

Professional visual arts opportunity

Art For All Canada, Inc. (AFAC) is a not-for-profit organization,
run by artists, to help artists to develop, show and sell their work commission-free. 
Our web site is at 

[AFAC has] some great opportunities now available for sculptors and artists making formed pieces to display their work in highly visible, free-standing, locked, glass cabinets centrally situated in the concourse of The Rainbow Cinemas Gallery in the St. Lawrence Market area of downtown Olde Toronto.

The art in these cabinets is viewed by thousands of people as they make their way to the theatres.

[Artists] may set [their] own prices and keep 100% of the proceeds (we do not charge commission). A hanging fee also covers the preparation and distribution of a press release and video link to our list of art buyers, art media and critics as well as other art galleries.

This is a great low cost way to bring your work directly to the attention of buyers and provides you with additional prospective marketing opportunities.

Please forward this to any other artists you know who might be interested.

Yours in art,

Sheila J. Mitchell
Art For All Canada, Inc.
Tel: (416)-756-3221

See artist and event videos at
a Not-For-Profit Social Enterprise

Originally posted on Jan 15, 2013 at 10:20 AM
Republished on January 23, 2013 at 12:01 PM.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

You are invited to

Jan 25, 9 PM. David Love Band’s Friday night party at Oscar's Roadhouse, 1785 Queen St.E. at Bramalea Road. For some classic rockers, jangly pop classics and some cool instrumentals,


Jan 26 – BAC member Dan McVeigh performs his one-man band show at Lionheart Pub. 

JANUARY FREE youth workshops

JANUARY FREE youth workshops schedule for Youth Arts Against Violence, Tuesday – Thursday, 4 – 7 pm. Ages 12 – 24 are welcome. Tuesday is Music Production &/or Step Dance, Wednesday is Photography or Modern Batik, & Thursday is Photoshop or Visual Arts. Friday, 4:30 – 6:30 PM is Drama workshops are at the Eclypse Youth Centre, 60 West Drive, St 101. DROP IN from January 2 – 4. Regular schedule returns Jan 7. Please call to register a space. 905-790-7707

Originally posted on January 10, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Thursday, January 17, 2013

WRITING for the FUN of it!

Adult Writing Workshops at Brampton Library, Four Corners. Whether you are an experienced writer or have always felt it was something you wanted to try, this could be the perfect opportunity to gain new insight, practical skills & loads of inspiration Max class size is 20. $15. Class is run by BAC member Kimberley Williamson. Try

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

CARFAC initiative

CARFAC Ontario is providing leadership on Strengthening the Sector: Resources and Best Practices for the Visual, Media and Craft-Based Arts Sector, a multi-year project focused on researching and developing resources and tools for the visual, media and craft-based arts sector. The following goals guide the project:

1. Establishing industry standards in the visual, media and craft-based arts sector
2. Building relationships and trust across the sectors among all stakeholders
3. Supporting professionalization across the sector
4. Developing a basis for the development of policy and legislative initiatives that are to the long-term benefit of the sector

For more information on the project click here.
Regional Forums: RSVP is required.

Location: Niagara Artists Centre
Date: January 11th - 6:30-8:30pm
Thunder Bay
Location: Thunder Bay Art Gallery
Date: January 14th - 6:30-8:30pm
Sudbury/North Bay
Location: Art Gallery of Sudbury
Date: January 15th - 2:30-4:30pm
Location: Museum London
Date: January 18th - 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Gallery 1313
Date: January 21st - 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Gallery 101
Date: January 23rd -6:30-8:30pm

Province-Wide Survey: Following the Forums, a province-wide survey will be launched to seek further input from the sector.
CARFAC Ontario 
Toll-free: 1-877-890-8850 
Find us on Facebook
Follow us on twitter @carfacontario

Thursday, January 10, 2013


BRAMPTON’S GOT TALENT AUDITION CALL! January 9, 14 & 16, 5 – 9 PM at Century Gardens Recreation Centre, Lawn Bowling Club, 340 Vodden Street E. All ages and talent (comedian, photographer, musician, dancer, singer, cartoonist, & more) welcome. Registration required.

Progressive Art for Progressive Kids

Registration now on for Friday night Teen Classes (13-19) starting Jan. 11/13 “Portraits from Photographs” and Saturday Kid’s Classes (8-12) starting Jan 12/13, 2-4pm “Abstract Acrylics”. Morning class is sold out! Hurry only 9 spots remaining in both classes. At Beaux-Arts Brampton

NEW Program Information Meeting

Sat. Jan 12 - NEW Program Information Meeting at 51 Mountainash Rd. (Bovaird & Airport area) The purpose of this gathering is to allow parents to meet us, see the facility and ask questions about our subsidized Daytime Programs at 3pm in the Grand Ballroom & our Afternoon & Weekend Programs at 3:30pm in the Inspiration Hall. *Music *Dance *Drama *Art. "For the Love of It!" Hosted by (647-338-4502)

Learn to Record on Computer

January 13, 1 - 4 PM. Workshop. Brought to you by Higher Ground Neighbourhood Outreach. 42 Scott St.

Originally published on December 12, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Brampton Library Youth Writers Club Meeting

January 16 at Four Corners Library Branch, 65 Queen St E. Open to Secondary school students. This club and its monthly meetings are to inspire and enhance the writing skills of aspiring youth writers, to publish selected works, and to learn from special guest authors. 905-793-4636. Registration required. Limited space of 20.