Arts Council~Haliburton Highlands 
April 2016 Newsletter
April 2016 - News, Events, Workshops, Services and more
The Arts Council and SPARC are happy to announce that Greg Thomas has been hired as the new SPARC Network Coordinator. Greg brings theatre and networking experience to the job. Over the next three years, he will be working with the SPARC community across Ontario, the Network Steering Committee and the Arts Council-Haliburton Highlands to help realize the vision of a strong, supportive network of rural and remote performing artists and organizations in Ontario.
We would like to thank Elisha Barlow for the ground work she laid in her time with SPARC, knowing that it will be a tremendous help to Greg as he works on this provincial initiative. Our thanks also to Ontario Trillium Foundation and Canadian Heritage for their financial support and project recognition.
Local performing artists can meet Greg at our next Spotlight on the Performing Arts gathering in May 2016. Watch for details coming soon.

The Arts Council - Haliburton Highlands has sent an open letter to Minden Hills Council in response to budget cuts to the Minden Hills Cultural Centre. These cuts to the Cultural Centre not only affect the Centre itself, but the whole arts, culture, and heritage community. We encourage artists and community groups to realize the resource they have in the Minden Hills Cultural Centre and support its use and activities. We hope that the desire of Minden Hills Council is to see the Cultural Centre thrive again. However, this must happen by investing in its facilities and staff, not by making culture the easy cut.
Erin Kernohan-Berning 
Arts Council~Haliburton Highlands
for being an advertiser in our Directory

Haliburton County Folk Society 
Spring Classes

Weekly for Adults :
Hand to Wheel:
Tues.  6:30- 9:30 pm, April 12- May 31
Wed.  1:00- 4:00 pm, April 13-June 1
Wed.  6:30- 9:30 pm, April 13 - June 1

Weekly for Children & Teens:
Saturday Crafty Clay for Kids:
Saturdays:10 am -12 pm, April 16-May21

Saturday Craft Clay for Teens:
Ages 12 & up
Saturdays:1:30-3:30pm April 16-May 21
Agnes Jamieson Gallery 
Presents: HERE
Chris Hanson & Hendrika Sonnenberg
March 31-April 30/16

Arts Council~Haliburton Highlands 
Membership Renewal
Photo by Jen Posti.

Membership renewal deadline has passed.  Please renew your membership ASAP!

Our Funders

Trillium Foundation
prov of ont


Our Donors


The Haliburton Forest Woodshop


Artists in the Schools 


Lions logo

The Haliburton & District Lions Club

The Minden & District Lions Club


Rotary Club

Rotary Club of Haliburton




Parker Pad & Printing Ltd. 

Jim Blake

John Patterson

Shawn Hagerman


Sounds of the Night: Owl Prowl!
April 16: 8:00 pm -10:00 pm
meet at Zion United Church, 1021 East Rd. Carnarvon

Haliburton County Public Library
Financial Literacy Workshop: Buying your first home
April 7: 2pm Minden Hills Branch
Financial Literacy Workshop: Identity theft
Wilberforce Branch
Pitch in and Clean up!
April 12-23 all branches
Spring into Fun! Family Story Time & Earth Day Craft
April 23: 10:30 am Dysart & Minden branches
Altered Books - Crafts for Adults
April 16: 2pm Minden branch
April 19 Gooderham branch

Hand to Wheel: Tuesday evening 6:30-9:30  April 12-May 31
                            Wed. afternoon: 1-4, April 13- June 1
                            Wed. evening: 6:30-9:30, April 13- June 1
Children & Teens:
Saturday Crafty Clay for Kids: April 16-21; 10 am -12 pm
Saturday Crafty Clay for Teens : April 16- May 21, 1:30-3:30

Bread Baking Workshop
April 20: 9 am -1 pm
Full Moon: Sound Bath Concert
April 22: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Telling Our Stories: Tales of the Yukon
April 20th: 7-9 pm with Karl Hartwick & Bob Davis
Winter Adventures
Art & Syrup of Maple:Apr. 1, 8, 12
Stray Cats: Apr. 21
Some Like it Hot: Glassblowing workshop: Apr, 23
Gone to Pot: Adventures in Clay: Apr. 29

"Please Respond": Haliburton Highlands Secondary School Portfolio Exhibition
April 23: 2-4 pm

April 2: Jeff Moulton: Songwriter Dinners -Grill on the Gull
Apr. 4: Open Mike -Dominion Hotel
Apr. 9: Open Stage @ Haliburton Highlands Museum 
Apr. 15: Nudie -Home Routes Concert @ Michael & Jewelle Schleiden-Webb
Apr. 16: Crooked Bros -Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion
Apr. 17: Compagnie des Voisins -
Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion

HERE: Chris Hanson & Hendrika Sonnenberg
March 31 - April 30 

FABcamp: Fine Art Boot Camp
April 2: Dorset Rec. Centre

Fine Art Boot Camp
April 2: 9 am- 5 pm
12th Annual Evening of Wine, Words, Music & Art
April 15: 6:30 
Dorset Recreation Centre
Check out the Dorset Rec Calendar for March events

We've changed our name, but not our commitment to providing the best possible art educationexperience for our students. Our new name now reflects the breadth of our expanded programming: art and design studies offered in full-time, part-time, and accelerated formats; available at multiple campus locations and partner institutions.
Summer 2016 registration is open
Make this the year you try your hand at something new! Perhaps something completely different or  a new technique to be integrated into your current practice. With 70 new courses and 20 new instructors there are lots of options. For example, potters might consider Celtic Design & Monograms or Japanese Brush Painting; if you paint and draw you might enjoy Printmaking or Travelling with a Sketchbook; Digital Explorations & Collage has great potential for integration in a variety of processes. Visit to download the calendar and feel free to contact us with any questions. Like us on Facebook to get the latest news.
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SPOTLIGHT on the Performing Arts
May 2016
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Benefits of Membership
As a member of the Arts Council~Haliburton Highlands you receive:   
  • FREE listing of your artist/studio/business/organization details in the Arts Council's online Directory and in the annual printed Arts Directory (25,000+ distribution) with your BRONZE level membership.
  • Ability to purchase an enhanced listing in the annual Arts Directory (GOLD & SILVER level memberships).
  • Exclusive events listing in monthly newsletter e-blast to approximately 1,000 recipients AND free listing of your events on the Arts Council website.
  • Participation in promotional material mailing to Ontario Tourism Centres.
  • FREE classified ads in monthly newsletter and on the Arts Council website.
  • Ability to purchase your own e-blast to the Arts Council's database ($25 + HST per).
  • Access to Arts Council credit card program (7.5% fee on sales) and wine glass rental ($4.20 per dozen + HST).
  • Participation in the Artists in the Schools program.
  • Use of Arts Council Membership logo on your promotional material.
  • A vote at the Arts Council Annual General Meeting.
  • Opportunity to be a Featured Artist on the Arts Council web site.
  • Access to the Haliburton School of the Arts extensive resource library.
  • Paid opportunities to participate/exhibit at Arts Council-sponsored community events. 
What does the Arts Council do on members' behalf?
  • Compiles information for members about funding, resources, competitions, requests for proposals for artists and arts organizations and businesses.
  • Acts a voice for arts, culture and heritage in Haliburton County. The Arts Council has representation on the Haliburton County Tourism Coalition and is involved in provincial and national arts organizations.
  • Provides an information service to the public about the services, skills and products provided by members of the Arts Council. The Arts Council responds to requests for information by the public received by phone, mail or e-mail.
  • Facilitates business-to-business connections among Arts Council members
  • Collaborates with other organizations to promote the arts, culture and heritage. 
If you are interested in donating to the Artists in the Schools program, donors receive a charitable tax receipt. Cheques can be made out to the Friends of the Arts in Haliburton Highlands and mailed to PO Box 931, Haliburton ON K0M 1S0. Alternatively, you may donate via PayPal.