Our Mission & Vision
To foster the cultural enrichment of South Simcoe by developing a widespread appreciation of, support for and involvement with the arts.
To continually enhance our collaborations with our community partners, which in turn will enrich and enhance arts and cultural events. Our artistic vision is to inspire all artists to develop creatively, to enable them to feel encouraged to express themselves with new and fresh approaches and to provide forums for all artists to share their work and talent in our communities. Our specific Artistic Goal is to increase our series of educational workshops to strengthen skills, share knowledge, and to educate all artists.
We actively pursue our goal of “Arts for All”. By challenging belief systems and other barriers, we strive to make community education more accessible. Our gift shop showcases literary arts, music, mixed media, works of glass, wood, ceramic and fibre, and photographic, drawn and painted images on canvas, paper and card created by artists from throughout Simcoe County. We also have partnering community venues that showcase members’ hanging art.
We recognize the valuable benefits creating art has for personal wellbeing, e.g. improving self-esteem and providing positive life experiences. Our instructors receive CARFAC rates to facilitate and deliver arts programming in a variety of artistic disciplines. Workshops are at our gift shop location and in various satellite venues throughout South Simcoe. Members are able to use our workshop space to facilitate their own classses. We also provide mentoring to new workshop providers.