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We offer community arts programming in six Toronto neighbourhoods for all ages. Our programs bring together artists and community members to reflect the identities and aspirations of each community.

Special Projects

We offer Special Projects such as arts initiatives, events, and workshops that occur city-wide. These projects encourage connection and collaboration among artists and those interested in the arts.


We foster emerging, youth and/or newcomer artists to help them further their own practices and advance their artistic careers. Our mentorship hub connects them with employment opportunities, grants, and more.

Support Us

You can help us continue to build vibrant communities through arts initiatives. There are many ways you can show your support: make a donation, give a gift in kind, or fundraise by running your own event or campaign.  

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CUE grants are for new-generation artists (aged 15-29), living and working on the margins in Toronto who are facing systemic barriers to accessing professional arts opportunities. Apply for a $1000 grant to produce an art project in any discipline!Submission Deadline: October 27th, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.Please note that all must speak with CUE before submitting an application. E-mail the organization at cuesubmissions@gmail.com to set up an e-mail, phone or video chat about your project proposal!You can find more information at www.cueartprojects.ca/grants ... See MoreSee Less
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Art Starts is committed to acknowledging and acting on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action.To recognize the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, we'd like to share our Cartography project. This was an important project in amplifying the truth of how our city and surrounding areas came to be.We collaborated with indigenous consultants: Lindsey Lickers & Renee Thomas, Traditional Knowledge Keeper; Maria Montejo, a cartographer, artists and residents of local communities to create a new map of Toronto - a map that highlights the culture and tradition of the First Nations people of the region.We are grateful to be able to do our work on this traditional territory and will continue to involve ourselves in the reconciliation process.Funded by Community Foundations of Canada, Alliance 2030, Ontario 150, Toronto Foundation, Ontario Arts Council - Conseil des arts de l'Ontario and Toronto Arts Council LEARN MORE: artstartsto.com/cartography-17/ ... See MoreSee Less
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🥕 Get creative in the kitchen!Our Healthy Habits program is back! Ages 7-10 are invited to learn how to prepare their own healthy meals and even grow their own ingredients!This 6-week program will cover healthy eating foundations and plenty more creative activities. We start on October 6th if you'd like to join us!Learn more about this free program and register below:REGISTER NOW: forms.gle/wP8XJ2vD9BpyBRNr8 ... See MoreSee Less
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Want to be an Art Starter in your community?

We are seeking paid Bingo Volunteers responsible for representing Art Starts in a customer service role during 2-hour bingo sessions between one and four times each month at Delta Bingo St. Clair.



We are currently looking for a Program Coordinator to join Art Starts. The ideal candidate will have experience as an arts administrator, be self-directed and work well in a team environment.

The Program Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating specific projects within the organization and report directly to the Program Director.

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