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Culture Days will return September 22 – October 15, 2023.

ArtTalks - Art and Culture in today's context

Markham, ON

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We are very excited to present an ArtTalk by D Paul Schafer. Paul has worked in the arts and cultural field for more than 50 years as an educator, advisor, administrator, and researcher. He was Assistant Director of the Ontario Arts Council from 1966 to 1970, a founder and Director of York University's Programme in Arts and Media Administration from 1970 to 1974, and Coordinator of the Cooperative Programme in Arts Administration and Cooperative Programme in International Development at the University of Toronto from 1984 to 1990. He has taught arts administration and cultural policy at York University and the University of Toronto, executed a number of projects for Canada's Department of External Affairs, and undertaken numerous projects and several advisory missions for UNESCO to different parts of the world. He is currently the Director of the World Culture Project. Paul is the author of numerous books on culture and the arts in general and the arts, culture, and Canadian culture in particular. Information on these books and numerous articles he has written on these subjects over the years is available in the Hot Topics and Publications Section of the World Culture Project website. His specialties are: The centrality of the arts, culture, cultures, and cultural development and cultural policy broadly defined. Learn more about Paul here:

Tue 13 Oct
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

This event is free.

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Markham Arts Council

The Markham Arts Council was originally started with a mission to serve and enhance our community’s well being by providing arts and cultural education and awareness while supporting the work and development of visual, literary and performing artists. Over the years, the Arts Council has worked on collaborative projects and initiatives by providing emerging and established artists with opportunities to grow and learn. Our aim is to build a stronger, more diverse yet unified arts community that encompasses literary arts, experimental art, visual arts, new media, music, dance, performance and dramatic arts.


197 Main Street Unionville

Markham, ON

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Markham Arts Council