The Kawartha Lakes Arts Council's mission is to help our community discover, appreciate, and enjoy the work of those who create and express our culture through the arts.  Our goal is to support all creative forms of art making including the visual arts, music, theatre, dance, film, literature, artisan crafts and digital media. Our wish is to infuse arts and culture into the everyday lives and businesses throughout our community. 

Specifically...the Kawartha Lakes Arts Council is an incorporated, not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving the arts community in the Kawartha Lakes by:

-Encouraging, promoting, supporting and advocating for artists and the arts in all of its forms

-Facilitating collaborations and partnerships that will ensure a vibrant arts community

-Fostering the professional development of local artists through workshops, forums and other educational and training activities and events

-Encouraging and fostering investment and support of the arts in our community.

With members located throughout the Kawartha Lakes, KLAC is helping to connect all of our communities with activities, events and  opportunities that maximize the success of the arts sector and in turn our creative economy throughout the Kawartha Lakes.

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