Oshawa’s McLaughlin Gallery, Whitby’s Station Gallery benefit from provincial grants

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Published November 8, 2022 at 3:24 pm

Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa

Two of Durham Region’s most prominent art galleries are getting an infusion of Ontario Arts Council provincial cash worth more than $100,000.

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa is receiving a $72,181 operating grant through the Public Art Galleries: Operating Program, while Whitby’s Station Art Gallery is getting $32,340.

Operating grants provide ongoing support for operations of not-for-profit, professional art galleries in Ontario and support organizations committed to Ontario’s visual arts infrastructure, are committed to strengthening artist development and are creating opportunities for the public to interact with contemporary visual art.

“Art enriches the lives of people in Ontario and also plays an important role in the economy of Municipalities like those here in the Region of Durham.” said Whitby MPP Lorne Coe, who cited the Station Gallery for its dedication to “bringing art and culture to the families of Whitby” through its education programs, performances and special events.

The Ontario Arts Council invests in the work of artists working in many disciplines, including craft, dance, literature, music, theatre, media and visual arts and touring, and delivers more than 50 funding programs for Ontario-based artists and arts organizations. It is the primary funder of the professional not-for-profit arts sector in the province and fosters the creation and production of art for the benefit of all Ontarians.

“Ontario’s culture and identity is proudly showcased for the world to see with key investments in local artists and essential infrastructure projects for the galleries to welcome the community” added Durham MPP Todd McCarthy.

For Artists and arts organizations interested in applying for OAC grants, learn more by visiting OAC’s website at http://www.arts.on.ca/grants

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