Quinte Arts Council
Quinte Arts Council receives significant grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation
On January 20, 2012, at the opening reception of the newest exhibit of the Quinte Arts Council’s (QAC) Art in the Community program showcasing the work of local artists, the QAC announced that it has received an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant of $79,400 over the next two years to help the organization build and manage its volunteer base.
Funds received from the Foundation will be used to hire an individual with demonstrated skill in the area of volunteer policy and procedure development to take on the role of Volunteer Coordinator. This person will also be responsible for recruiting and managing volunteers to work in all aspects of QAC’s operations from special events, administration to board governance and committees. The project will also provide funding so that QAC has access to online technology to recruit and manage volunteers through the Volunteer Impact Software available from Volunteer and Information Quinte.
“Our human resources have been cut to a bare bones minimum for the last few years and we are extremely grateful to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their assistance in helping us to strengthen and build our volunteer resources,” states Carol Feeney, Quinte Arts Council’s executive director. “We recognize and appreciate those people who continue to help us with the Festival of Trees and Art in the Community as well as those who currently sit on our board of directors. We look forward to adding people in these areas as well as addressing gaps that exist in administration, programming and governance.”
Todd Smith, MPP (Prince Edward-Hastings), who was in attendance at the opening remarked "I am more than happy to present this Trillium Grant to Quinte Arts Council. The Quinte Arts Council plays a huge role in enriching the cultural soul of our community and its organizations like that this program was designed to support."
Artists involved in the QAC’s current exhibit which runs until March 2, 2012 include David Vaughan, Daniel Vaughan, members of the Belleville Art Association, Denis Stembridge, Niki Mitz, Jan Atkinson, Tess Moffatt, Marie Timbers, Peter Paylor, Sia, Tina Osborne, Zak Sieben, Pamela Kaltenreider, Noemi Chuaqui-Offermanns, Mary Lou Ashton and Sharon Lee Argyle.
The Quinte Arts Council is
a registered not-for-profit community arts organization that develops and
promotes arts events and programs in the Quinte Region. Founded in 1967, it has
a membership of over 500 artists, individuals and businesses and over 80 member
groups serving this area. QAC produces quality year round visual, performing
and arts education programs and publishes the Umbrella arts newspaper 6 times
per year. For more information, call 613-962-1232.