Outer City Arts at Brock's Big Bite in Cannington.

Outer City Arts introduced itself to the participants of this year's Brock's Big Bite with an information and greeting booth. This was the first time the public had a chance to see the face of the organization and contribute to our ongoing survey and community consultation as to what they would like to see in the way of activities at a local arts center. The booth was a resounding success and we seized the opportunity to do a co-promo with The Nourish and Development Foundation / Brock's Big Bite and the Brock Youth Council to produce this birds-eye view of the event! Thanks to all the came by to say hi and to Brock's Big Bite for a wonderful day - so glad the rain held off!

 

SERA / OCA partnership awarded Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant

In November 2016 Outer City Arts and Social Enterprise Rural Alliance SERA entered into an agreement to work together, with SERA as the applicant to administer a Seed-Grant for OCA. The year-long project employs a project manager and will help OCA to envision the best strategies for the development of a rural-based arts centre.  The project includes site visits to other many other successful arts centres in the region and beyond, community consultations in the form of meetings and surveys as well as the development of business plan and growth strategy for the organization.