A Bit About Us
Arts Orillia exists to build diverse artistic programs that foster positive experiences in the arts within our communities.
Our communities will experience a diversity of voices and stories that respond to the important issues of our time through powerful public encounters that encourage and support artistic creativity.
Arts Orillia Believes in…
Collaboration: …actively working with individuals and organizations from our communities, our region, and beyond to encourage creative inspiration and expression.
Curiosity: …ensuring that we are ready to adapt to changing circumstances by encouraging the exploration of all artistic disciplines.
Innovation: …seeking out resources that enable us to be nimble and creative as we provide a setting that encourages outstanding opportunities for artists and their audiences.
Inclusion and Equity: …providing opportunities for all.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
An intrinsic part of our mission, vision, and values is our commitment to provide opportunities that are equitable, diverse, and inclusionary. We seek to celebrate and lift up our community and everyone in it through the arts.
Arts Orillia is grateful to work and gather on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg, including the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi nations, collectively known as the Three Fires Confederacy.
We celebrate Indigenous history, art, and culture and recognize the enduring presence of Indigenous peoples on this land. We are committed to moving forward in the spirit of reconciliation and respect with all First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people in a collaborative process that honours long-lasting relationships with our Indigenous colleagues.