About Us

The Dufferin Arts Council is a registered charity that was founded in 1992. We are proud to have supported and encouraged artists in Dufferin County for more than 30 years and look forward to continuing artistic inspiration.

Dufferin Arts Council respectfully acknowledges that we live and create art in Dufferin County, which resides within the traditional territory and ancestral lands of the Tionontati (Petun), Attawandaron (Neutral), Haudenosaunee (Six Nations), and Anishinaabe peoples.

These traditional territories are steeped in rich Indigenous history and traditions. It is with this statement that we declare to honour and respect the past, present and future connection of Indigenous peoples with this land, its waterways and resources.

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Our mission

The mission of the Dufferin Arts Council is to enrich the community by actively supporting the arts and artists through communication, resources for learning, cultural programs and partnerships thereby strengthening the arts through leadership, education, advocacy and promotion.

Anyone can be a member of DAC...

all you need is a love for the arts

To sustain the level of funding our programs require and be able to explore new opportunities as they arise, we rely on the generosity of members and benefactors.   

Our goal

Our goal is to continue to be a leader in the flourishing arts community of Dufferin County and the Headwaters region.