Arts and Heritage Community Grants

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Imaginarium

We offer funding by application to community groups and individuals in Creemore and the surrounding area for projects in harmony with our mandate.

Watch for the annual call for applicants … the deadline is the end of January.

 

 

NCPS Band
Nottawasaga & Creemore Public School

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some of our past and current recipients:

  • Avening Community Centre
  • Creemore & Nottawasaga Public School
  • Creemore Children’s Festival
  • Creemore Legion
  • Creemore Santa Claus Parade
  • Imaginarium Art Camp
  • Mill Street Art Studio
  • Mad & Noisy Gallery
  • Sara Sniderhan
  • St.

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Artists in the School

The Artists in the School program is a series of visual art classes for young people in grades four to eight at Nottawasage & Creemore Public School.

Gail Caswell
Gail Caswell

Each spring, Gail Caswell (Board member) and Jordan Eveland bring a hands-on creative experience to roughly 120 students at the Nottawasaga & Creemore Public School. This year, the series focuses on acrylic painting on canvas.
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The Lobster Dinner

The Lobster Dinner 2015 / Photo: Bryan Davies
The Lobster Dinner 2015 / Photo: Bryan Davies

May 14, 2016

Station on the Green. For members and guests.

Reception at 6:30 pm.

Tickets $50 • Cash bar

Always a sellout! Place your ticket order below. A delicious evening of food and conversation! Enjoy lobster, baked potato, coleslaw and dessert.

This is an important fundraiser for our ongoing programs. A Creemore tradition, this springtime gathering is a key fundraiser for the Creemore Festival of the Arts, our Artists in the School program, heritage installations, and our arts and heritage community grants.
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Sunday Afternoons: Tea and History Series

Petun to Wyandot by Charles Garrard

Sunday afternoons.

This longstanding series brings warmth to a winter Sunday afternoon while deepening our understanding of history.

The 2015 speaker was Charles Garrard, author of Petun to Wyandot: The Ontario Petun from the Sixteenth Century (Canadian Museum of History/University of Ottawa Press, 2014). The book, winner of the Ontario Archaeological Society Award for Excellence in Publishing, distills a lifetime of research on the now-dispersed Wyandot tribe, once called the Petun, who encountered the French explorer Samuel de Champlain in 1616 in the area now known as Creemore.
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2015 AGM Speaker

The 2015 AGM speaker was past bookstore owner, local historian and past Purple Hills president, Pat Raible. Her fascinating insights into the 17th century daily lives of the Petun Indians brought history alive.

OUR NEIGHBOURS THE PETUN

By Pat Raible

An admiring look at the First Nations peoples who, in the late 16th and early 17th centuries, lived in and near what is present-day Creemore.
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Annual General Meeting 2016

Photo: Purple Hills
Photo: Purple Hills

APRIL 24, 2016

Station on the Green.

Open to everyone. Free.

Luncheon at 12:30 pm.  AGM at 1:30 pm. 

Gather with friends old and new for a Sunday luncheon to honour and encourage the volunteers who make our programs happen, and ensure our continued role in the community. Lasagna, Caesar salad, bread, coffee/tea and apple crumble (and a gluten free alternative) will be on the menu.
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Community Grant Recipients 2016

After-school art classes by grant recipient, Mill Street Art Studio.
After-school art classes by grant recipient, Mill Street Art Studio.

Community Grants

The Purple Hills Arts & Heritage Society offers occasional funding for arts and heritage projects in Creemore and the surrounding area. We received especially strong applications in 2016.

We also provide annual arts and history bursaries to promising students in arts and history at Stayner Collegiate Institute and Nottawasaga & Creemore Public School.
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The Village And I by Sara Sniderhan

Donna Lowe
Portrait of Donna Lowe by Sara Sniderhan

Artist Sara Sniderhan wanted to honour the elders in her adopted village.

A year in the making, the idea evolved into a series of portraits and a limited edition book that included the life stories of the portrait subjects.

The portraits were created in various media by Sara, Peter Adams, Martha Bull, Juliet Jancso, David Bruce Johnson, Andrej Kovacs, Peter Mitchell, Jim Paget and Christopher Roberts.
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Arts Festival Wrap-up 2015

Creemore Cafe by Allan Thompson
Photo by: Allan Thompson (Artists on Location 2015)

When the valley lights up with the richness of autumn, the time is right to spend a weekend exploring rich colours and textures created by local artists and artisans. Enjoy restaurants, cafés and a pub serving all day, and stay overnight in a local inn or bed-and-breakfast.

Artists on Location
The Artists on Location are the heart of the festival, installed in studios, restaurants and historic buildings — even in the grocery store parking lot.
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Hidden Treasures Garden Tour 2015

Creemore Garden Tour
Photo: Bryan Davies

This longstanding fundraiser keeps getting better.

In 2015, eight gardens in Creemore, Avening, Dunedin and the surrounding hills opened their gates and hearts to help us grow. The Hidden Treasures Garden Tour included six private gardens and two vineyards, all remarkable for their variety of design, plant materials, water and dry features, and many clever ideas.

Grateful thanks is due to the gardeners, who shared their treasures with such generosity of spirit.
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