Wednesday, March 12, 2014


Deadline: May 1, 2014. CALL FOR ARTISTS/ARTISANS. The Brampton Arts Council is calling for artists and artisans at our annual outdoor show and market Art in the Open, a feature at the local Farmers’ Market. In its 15th year, Art in the Open is still going strong! PART-TIME and FULL-TIME vendor positions are available for creators of hand-crafted, original works. Art in the Open takes place every Saturday, 7 am – 1 pm in downtown Brampton on the north-east corner of Main & Queen from June to October. For more info, (905) 874-2919 or Note: Limited jeweller space. Spread the word.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Remember the FREE Facebook/Twitter Workshop

James Fowler is back for a HACE Mini Series Workshop - Beyond the Basics - Social Media for Artists and Cultural Organizations. You've got one more week to register at 905-874-2919 or See the original post here:

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

2014 BAC Membership fees were due January 1st, 2014.  If you have not renewed, please do so as soon as possible.  If you have not received an invoice, please contact

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Share your arts and services with Brampton's business community!

The Brampton Arts Council is pleased to once again host and sponsor the Brampton Board of Trade – “AFTER BUSINESS EVENT” on Wednesday, March 5, 2014.

BAC MEMBERS, this is your opportunity to network with the business community and share ideas with your peers.  Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis from all BAC Individual members and member groups in good standing.  Space is limited.  

You will find more details in the application package here: . Complete applications are due on or before 12 noon, February 26, 2014.

A free booth space opportunity not to be missed!  Apply today!

Curious about "After Business"? Check out images from last year's event here:

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

NEW! HACE(TM) Mini Series Workshop

"Beyond the Basics - Social Media for Artists and Cultural Organizations"
(For Facebook & Twitter)

Saturday, February 22, 2014, 1 PM - 4:30 PM at the Brampton Golf Club
Due to incredible demand and astoundingly positive reviews at his last workshop “On-line marketing for VISUAL artists”, James Fowler has graciously agreed to return to present an extended workshop on using social media via Facebook & Twitter. (You do not have to be a visual artist to attend this workshop.)

Developed for artists or people working in cultural organizations who use Twitter and Facebook to promote their work or organization's programs, this hands-on group workshop will show you how to get your messaging right and learn how to develop a great content plan, build and schedule inventory, manage your message and team workflow through a social media dashboard.

You will learn to incorporate linking & sharing tools to amplify your message and further build your audience. Learn to use in-platform applications and tools to work effectively and efficiently and get familiar with how each can best be used.  Get to know how to develop a sharp listening program through various online and in-platform monitoring tools. Learn to identify leads for event participants, membership and sales. Become familiar with various external and internal metrics tools to help identify which parts of your social media communications program are working and how to improve your initiatives. 

Please note:
1. Participants must bring: laptop/notepad computer c/w power cord and power bar to reach the nearest electrical outlet
2. Participants should have a Facebook Page and Twitter account in active use.

Read about the presenter James Fowler here:

CALL 905-874-2919 OR EMAIL

Monday, December 16, 2013

Season's Greetings!

Happy holidays to you and yours this festive season. We’ve enjoyed working with you and look forward to seeing and working with you in the new year.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013


Vancliffen Arts Foundation in collaboration with the Brampton Arts Council would like to announce, BALLET DAY with Mr. Nigel Burgoine, former Principal dancer with London Festival Ballet (now English National Ballet) and Artistic Director of Ballet Theatre of Toledo (USA) on January 12, 2014, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

The ballet classes are open to male and female students and are divided into three levels from Intermediate to Semi-Professional ages 12 -19. Girls should bring Pointe shoes.

At the request of the participants, these 1 1/2 hrs classes may be considered an audition class for the summer intensive program of English National Ballet School in the USA that will run from July 21-26, 2014 in Toledo. Students auditioning should bring a head shot.

The Ballet Workshops will be hosted at 'THE STUDIO" 250 Clarence St. Unit 5-6, Brampton. Ballet Day is made possible through a Brampton Arts Council grant. For more info and to register, please call (905) 458 0753 or email:
Classes are as follows:
Ages 12-13     Intermediate                                     10-11:30 AM
Ages 14-15     Advanced Intermediate                    11:45 AM-1:15 PM
Ages 16-19     Advanced and Semi-professional     2:45-4:15 PM