About Your Centre

About the Centre

Where our community experiences the arts

The FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton provides experiences that foster an appreciation of the arts, from our community and beyond, through education, engagement and exposure.

The FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton is the community's cornerstone for creativity.  It is an interdisciplinary arts venue that builds and supports cultural vitality in the Town of Milton.  It creates partnerships between the Town of Milton and the community that supports arts and culture as part of everyday life in Milton.  The FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton presents and supports the presentation of performances, events, art exhibitions and programs and provides professional support to community-based arts groups and artists.

Ignite your imagination in this unique, state of the art facility, offering exciting performing, visual, media and literary arts experiences for all ages, thanks to the support of the Governments of Canada and Ontario and the Town of Milton Investment in the Arts Campaign.

Facility Design

The design of the facility was inspired by the beauty of the natural landscape of Milton and surrounding conservation areas.  The use of limestone, wood finishes and glass reflect the themes of water, agriculture, escarpment and community.  The Centre was designed to facilitate expansive natural light, creating a vibrant, dynamic and inspiring atmosphere.

Background

In 2009, Milton Council approved the accelerated construction of the Centre, supported by a $16.2 million investment from the Building Canada Fund - Communities Component.  This $39.3 million project was funded through provincial and federal grants, dedicated to community infrastructure projects.  The FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton is owned and operated by the Corporation of the Town of Milton.