Guelph Arts Council

Contact Information
Alternate Name GAC
Office Phone 519-836-3280
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Primary Executive Patti Broughton, Executive Director
Site Location Guelph-Downtown
Located In Community Guelph
Address & Map
10C Shared Space
42 Carden St
Guelph, ON N1H 3A2
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Intersection Wyndham St and Carden St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Agency) Coordinating and facilitating body that supports and promotes arts, culture and heritage.
Description (Service) Services and programs include: 
* online events calendar  
* member directory  
* historical walking tours and Doors Open Guelph  
* advocacy to support role of arts in community life  
* consultation for individuals and groups developing arts-related projects 
* Fete Romantique annual fundraiser 
Guelph Arts Council walking tours are offered on selected Sundays, Apr-Oct. There are six tours: 
* Where Guelph Began 
* Downtown Walkabout 
* The Slopes of the Speed 
* Altar and Hearth 
* Brooklyn and the College Hill 
* Ward One Guelph
Hours Office hours Tue-Fri 10 am-4 pm 
* walking tours begin at 2 pm at different locations and take approximately two hours to complete 
* Annual General Meeting in May
Areas Served Guelph ; Wellington County
Eligibility For Membership: 
* Businesses/NPOs: must operate generally in Guelph and Wellington County and be supportive of Arts and Heritage 
* Artist-run Businesses: must operate a business engaged in Arts or Heritage endeavours or pursuits, excluding the sale of Arts or Heritage supplies and equipment; must be primarily in Guelph and Wellington County 
* Individual Artists: must be an artist or arts worker residing in Guelph or Wellington County actively practicing Arts or Heritage endeavours or pursuits 
* Arts and Heritage Organizations: must operate generally in Guelph or Wellington County and operate as a not-for-profit group or association, governed by a board / committee of community representatives; must also actively encourage practicing artists or be engaged in Arts or Heritage endeavours or pursuits
Application Members: member agreement form  
Volunteers: volunteer registration form 
Registration forms available online at Guelph Arts Council
Languages English
Fees Membership - General Member, Artist Member and Organizational Member categories ; Walking tours: $5 fee per person (does not include admission to Guelph Museums). Call or visit website for information.
Time-Limited Events Annual events: Doors Open Guelph, Apr 22, 2017 * Art on the Street, Jun 24, 2017
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Established 1975
Funding City / Town - City of Guelph ; Fundraising ; Donations - and business sponsorships ; Ontario Arts Council; Ontario Trillium Foundation
Elections Annual General Meeting
Resources Arts Blast e-news, Walking Tour booklets (six booklets), note cards
Service Categories Artist Services ; Arts Associations ; Fundraising and Resource Development Support ; Sightseeing/Guided Tours ~ Historic Preservation ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Arts and Culture Occupations ; Visual Arts