Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Ontario Arts Council Professional Development Support

I want to take a moment to acknowledge and offer a heartfelt thanks to the Ontario Arts Council for the Access and Career Development grant to advance my skills as an aspiring Aboriginal Fashion designer.

Access and Career Development is a new Ontario Arts Council (OAC) program that supports Ontario-based Aboriginal arts professionals and arts professionals of colour. The program will fund professional development and skill-building opportunities that advance the applicants’ artistic work and careers. In keeping with its strategic plan, Stability and Strength, the OAC is committed to reflecting the cultural diversity and Aboriginal identity of the province through its programs. The OAC also recognizes that there continue to be systemic barriers for arts professionals of colour and Aboriginal arts professionals. Part of the solution is the launch of Access and Career Development to support the cultural diversity of Ontario’s arts sector.

For more information and details on application eligibility and submission dates click here to see their website. Take control of your dreams and follow your heart and see what happens with opportunities like the one the Ontario Arts Council supported me with.

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