Making the Case for Culture - Why Should We Support the Arts in Our Community?

The reasons to support culture are many. Art has a value for its own sake and for its contributions to cultural development. But is also makes wider contribution. Communities take pride in identifying their distinctive culture and creativity. Economic benefits to the community go hand in hand with the arts.*

*Adapted from “Making the case for culture” published by the Creative City Network of Canada with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts

The Marble Arts Centre, 13 Bridgewater Road,
Actinolite (Municipality of Tweed)

How Can I Support the T&AAC?

You can become a member! Supporting T&AAC contributes to a vibrant, creative, and prosperous community. Together we can achieve great things in the years to come. To join, simply fill out and return the form below, or visit for a printable form.

Membership Form



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Area(s) of Interest:____________


Annual Membership:
Individual: $25 Student: $15
Family/Business $40
Please make cheques payable to:

The Tweed & Area Arts Council
P.O. Box 359, Tweed, ON, K0K 3J0

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What is the Tweed & Area Arts Council?

The Tweed & Area Arts Council (T&AAC) is a volunteer organization created in 2006. Membership is open to all who wish to join.

The T&AAC was incorporated in 2007 and is a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency. Charitable tax receipts are issued for memberships and donations. The volunteer board is elected by the members at the annual general meeting. Board members serve one or two-year terms.

What is the Vision of T&AAC?

The T&AAC was founded on the belief that the arts are for everyone. Our vision is to enrich the cultural life of the community by promoting awareness of and appreciation for all of the arts.

What are T&AAC Objectives?

  • Develop relationships between artists and the community
  • Advance awareness and appreciation of the arts through communication, education, and partnerships
  • Create and maintain the Marble Arts Centre (MAC)
  • Collaborate closely with the Municipality of Tweed and other partners
  • Encourage participation in the arts, especially by youth and seniors.
  • Provide public performances and visual arts displays
  • Provide instructional seminars
  • Produce arts festivals and cultural activities.

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Who Should be Involved in T&AAC?

Some members are supporters without direct involvement in the arts. Others are painters, potters, actors, musicians, dancers, and writers. T&AAC welcomes everyone with an interest in the arts.

What Does T&AAC Do?

On its own and with partners, over the years T&AAC has:

  • Developed the Marble Arts Centre – MAC – in Actinolite
  • Produced the annual ‘Art in the Park
  • Presented the T&AAC Student Theatre classes and productions
  • Hosted productions by the Marble Arts Players, Tweed Summer Youth Theatre, Tweed & Co. Theatre and others at the MAC
  • Sponsored an annual writers’ competition
  • Provided space at the MAC for the annual Tweed & Area Studio Tour and Alberta Young Jamborees
  • Shown classic movies at the MAC and Moira Place long-term care facility ……and much, much more.