Ontario Arts Council SupportsDurham Region Art Galleries

Station Gallery, Robert McLaughlin Gallery to receive
Public Art Galleries: Operating Grant


WHITBY – Ontario is supporting two Durham Region Art Galleries with Operating
Grants through the Public Art Galleries: Operating Program. Operating grants provide
ongoing support for operations of not-for-profit, professional art galleries in Ontario.
Whitby’s Station Gallery is receiving a $32,340 grant, and Oshawa’s Robert McLaughlin
Gallery is receiving a $72,181 grant. These grants support organizations committed to
Ontario’s visual arts infrastructure, are committed to strengthening artist development
and creating opportunities for the public to interact with contemporary visual art.
“Art enriches the lives of people in Ontario and also plays an important role in the
economy of Municipalities like those here in the Region of Durham.” said Lorne Coe,
Member of Provincial Parliament for Whitby and Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier.
“The Station Gallery is dedicated to bringing art and culture to the families of Whitby and
has built strong community connections through its education programs, performances
and special events.”
“Ontario’s culture and identity is proudly showcased for the world to see with key
investments in local artists and essential infrastructure projects for the galleries to
welcome the community” said Todd McCarthy, Member of Provincial Parliament for
Durham and Parliamentary Assistant to the President of the Treasury Board.
The Ontario Arts Council invests in the work of artists working in many disciplines,
including craft, dance, literature, music, theatre, media arts and visual arts, and
touring and delivers over 50 funding programs for Ontario-based artists and arts
organizations. It is the primary funder of the professional not-for-profit arts sector in the
province and fosters the creation and production of art for the benefit of all Ontarians.