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  24-A Alexander St
Brampton, ON
L6V 1H6

About Us

Programs, Activities and Initiatives of the Brampton Arts Council

To fulfill our mandate, the Brampton Arts Council carries out activities in the following categories:

  • Education/Development
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Communications
  • Promotion & Advocacy

Programs and Activities:

Advocacy, Partnership & Community Involvement (Past & Present):

  • Art In Public Places Committee (City of Brampton)
  • Arts Alive (Peel Board of Education)
  • Brampton Day (City of Brampton)
  • Chartwell Greenway Retirement's "Pathway to the Arts"
  • Cinderella (Library)
  • Councillors' Charity Golf Tournament for the Arts
  • Coke's Youth Art Competition Committee
  • Communities in Bloom (City of Brampton)
  • Cultural Planning Committee (City of Brampton & Library)
  • Doors Open Brampton Committee (Brampton Historical Society)
  • Downtown And Queen Street Corridor Advisory Committee (City of Brampton)
  • Downtown Task Force Committee (City of Brampton)
  • Elders Peel Committee
  • Graphic Novel of the Arts (Communities in Bloom & City of Brampton)
  • Jazz Festival Committee (Community Partners)
  • Looking up to the Arts (Shoppers World)
  • Public Art Mural Program Committee
  • Peel District School Board Community Art Liaison Committee
  • Parks, Culture & Recreation Master Plan (City of Brampton)
  • Studios of Brampton (Community Partners)
  • University of Toronto's Career/Volunteer Fair
  • Winter Lights (City of Brampton)

Membership & Outreach:

  • Liaison: BAC acts as a champion for art issues to various levels of government and on committees throughout the city, which gives us the opportunity to promote the arts.
  • Community Outreach: BAC Board and staff are available to act as resources or mentors in art business skills - for example, assistance or direction in filling out grant applications, how to become incorporated, how to prepare by-laws/constitutions and a variety of other issues. This service is extended to all Brampton residents in the art & culture sector.
  • Referrals: BAC receives requests daily for individuals & groups to perform, teach, facilitate workshop, advise, etc.
  • Rental Reduction: BAC member groups qualify to reduced City of Brampton venue rentals.
  • Funding: BAC, as a charitable organization, acts as the “flow through organization” for funding to groups.
  • Sponsorships: allocates sponsorships, when funding is available through the Community Arts Project Program, for example.
  • Administrative Services: such as photocopying, printing and postage meter usage are available at veryreasonable rates.
  • Meeting Space: Boardroom is available to our group members free of charge.
  • Information Centre: BAC maintains a library of information on arts-related groups and activities. Information on funding and reference materials is available.

Publicity & Promotion:

  • BAC Arts Guide: In addition to our virtual calendar, this pamphlet announces all group members' events from September to the end of June. A directory of all group members is listed for information. A BAC Summer Art Guide is produced to highlight our groups' summer activities. This is distributed city wide i.e. recreation centres, theatres, libraries, welcome wagon, new developments.
  • BAC ArtsTalk Newsletter: This is a quarterly newsletter distributed with current BAC and members' activities. (Ads can be placed in our quarterly newsletter at rates beginning at $25)
  • BAC Newsflash: This weekly e-newsletter is sent to all members, sponsors, politicians, etc. to keep them current on new events listings, audition calls, postings in the arts & culture sections, workshops. It is now also available on Facebookas well.
  • BAC Web Site: Features Calendar of Events, newsletters and links. We provide links to all of our member groups' web sites as well, as part of this service; we ask that there also be a reciprocal link to the BAC Site.
  • HACE™ Directory: Community-wide directory, categorizing the arts in the Heritage, Arts, Culture and Entertainment Sectors.
  • BAC Events: Brampton Art Council's annual events present some of the events the council organizes, administers that encourage development, recognition, networking or promotional opportunities.
  • Members' flyers are distributed in our quarterly newsletter and are available to the public in our office display area.