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Kawartha Arts Network Inc. is a not-for-profit artists’ co-operative operating in the Kawartha Lakes, Ontario.

We are committed to:

  • finding opportunities for our members to share their work with the public throughout the Kawartha Lakes and beyond.
  • creating an environment that fosters creative thinking and artistic networking
  • offering opportunities for artists and the general public to participate in educational workshops and networking /sharing opportunities
  • encouraging the youth of our community to get involved in the arts

Members have a wide variety of exhibition options with KAN throughout the year. Some of these include an on-going and ever-changing display in the Guild Room of the Academy Theatre in Lindsay, participation at outdoor shows such as Kawartha Palooza and the “Made in Kawartha Lakes” art/artisan show and sale which is sponsored by the Kawartha Lakes Arts Council.

KAN is a co-operative of practicing artists with a community vision in the City of Kawartha Lakes.

We offer many opportunities to meet other artists, develop and showcase artistic abilities and to actively promote art in the Kawartha Lakes region.

Membership Opportunities:
  • exhibition opportunities
  • meet other local artists for fun
  • networking and education
  • an artist page on our website
  • discounted classes and workshops
  • educational discount on art supplies with our membership card
  • promotion of your artwork through the KAN social media sites
  • KAN newsletter
Membership Levels:
  • Artist: $45/year
  • Student (with proof of student status): $25/year
Committee signup:

Part of the membership requirements for joining KAN is to help in the running of our co-operative by signing on to one of the following committees:

  • Events and Meetings: Plan content for meetings, schedule co-op events, communication with members
  • Poster Design/Distribution
  • Advertising/Graphic Work: Creation of signs, brochures, etc. for KAN use, getting info of events to public via ads, posters, etc.
  • Curatorial: Organizing and hanging of exhibitions
  • Social Media: Regular posting of information to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
  • Mailing: Maintaining member and general mailing lists, sending mailouts regarding events
  • Membership: Recruiting, record-keeping, communication
  • Programming: organizing and running educational workshops

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