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(Tweed & Area Arts Council)

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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.

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?
Membership Has its Benefits

The Tweed & Area Arts Council (T&AAC) is a charitable, not-for-profit organization run entirely by volunteers. Established in 2006, membership is open to all who wish to join. T&AAC was founded on the belief that the arts are for everyone, and our vision is to enrich the cultural life of the community by promoting awareness of and appreciation for all of the arts. We own and operate the Marble Arts Centre (MAC) in Actinolite – an accessible, licenced venue with comfortable theatre seating that hosts many performances each year in an historic hall with wonderful acoustics. The first performance at the MAC was held in May 2010; it officially opened in June 2011.

Charitable tax receipts are issued for memberships and donations.

Benefits of membership include

  • Demonstrating that you value having a comfortable, accessible venue for the arts, because your membership will help to keep the lights on at the MAC!
  • Feeling good about showing tangible support for arts and culture … a vibrant arts scene benefits people of all ages in our community, and attracts new residents and visitors
  • Helping to bring ‘Art in the Park’ and great shows by local, regional, national and international performers to be enjoyed by local residents and visitors to the GTA (Greater Tweed Area)
  • Supporting local theatre programming such as the Marble Arts Student Theatre classes/performances (2 sessions/year since 2012) and productions by the Marble Arts Players
  • Voting rights at the Annual General Meeting (every September)
  • Receiving our periodic electronic newsletters and e-mail updates on upcoming events and performances at the MAC and other T&AAC activities
  • The opportunity to exhibit your work at the Marble Arts Centre
  • Receiving email news from organizations T&AAC is a member of (e.g., Quinte Arts Council, Tweed & Area Chamber of Commerce)
  • Supporting the Arts Council as a voice for culture in our area!

There are currently four classes of T&AAC membership available:

  1. Individual / Senior – $25
  2. Student – $15
  3. Family – $40
  4. Business – $40
About T&AAC Programming: The Marble Arts Student Theatre and the Marble Arts Players provide opportunities for local youth and people of all ages in the Tweed area to foster their inner artist! Concerts covering a wide range of musical genres have graced our stage. We also host the annual ‘Art in the Park’ event, and occasional concerts at the historic lake-side Tweed Kiwanis Pavilion. The renowned Tweed & Company Theatre has roots in the MAC, and regularly performs here. The MAC has also hosted shows as part of the Ontario Festival of Small Halls’ fall concerts and ‘Deck the Halls’ Christmas series. We have partnered with The Heart of Hastings Hospice in 2019 and 2020 on the ‘Music with a Heart’ series to raise awareness and funds for both organizations.

To learn more about what we do, check out our website, Facebook or Instagram!

click here for a printable Membership Form

Please make cheques payable to:
The Tweed & Area Arts Council
P.O. Box 359, Tweed, ON, K0K 3J0

Tweed and Area Arts Council, PO Box 359, Tweed, ON K0K 3J0
* Tweed & Area Arts Council * www.tweedartscouncil.ca * 613.478.1343

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