Arts Alive Minden - Supporting Arts and Culture in Minden, Ontario

John Lennard, one of the many artists who generously donates his work to support Arts Alive Minden, is presenting a painting to Jon Smith.

Arts Alive Minden is a non-profit and charitable foundation dedicated to providing support to the cultural institutions and groups operating in the Minden area by raising awareness, funds and public support.

Arts Alive Minden is the business name of the Minden Hills Cultural Centre Foundation, registered as a Charitable Foundation on March 4, 2003 — #885511808RR0001.


  1. To assist the Minden and area community to develop programs, services and public support for arts and culture
  2. To support the development and delivery of cultural events for residents of all ages, interests and abilities
  3. To raise funds to encourage and support such activities
  4. To encourage partnerships among community groups, business and arts institutions
  5. To support the professional development of artists working in the Minden area
  6. To celebrate the artistry, learning and cultural growth in the Minden area


Georgina Parkes, Chair
Jack Brezina, Vice-Chair
Sylvia Rose, Treasurer
Mary Samson, Secretary
Michael Fay, Past-Chair
Wayne Rose, Elly Malcomson, John Lennard,
Joan Anderson, Sandy Valentine, Stella Voison, Sue Pethic

Dan Wyjad, Lawyer, from Pinckard Wyjad Fleming and Associates, provides legal advice to the Foundation.


The Board of Arts Alive Minden celebrated our generous artist donors at the announcement of $5750 for the 2012 Community Grants Program on June 7, 2012. Photo by Angelica Blenich.

We carry out fund raising activities each year. Arts Exposed is a festive gala, held in the fall of the year. We are blessed by auction items donated by our supporting artists and the culinary creativity of our caterer, Grill on the Gull. Live theatre and performance are produced through a partnership with the Conjurors of Haliburton County.

Arts Alive Minden has raised $45,000 towards the Agnes Jamieson Gallery expansion and $15,000 towards the construction of R. D. Lawrence Place. The annual community grants program has contributed $30,031 to support local arts groups, artists, and the community to develop and celebrate arts and culture in Minden and area.



Arts Alive Minden ~ P.O. Box 653, Minden ON, K0M 2K0 ~

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