Art Starts Here...


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/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.  

Art Starts Now...

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Art Starts

We believe art is a powerful tool for change. By providing high quality arts programming, we believe we can help build healthier communities.

We listen and identify the needs of each of our communities and create programs to reflect this. With the help of professional artists, we work together to overcome obstacles and inspire change.

The photo below is from our Up & Rooted program in 2018. The Villaways participants were invited to reimagine their community using Lego during a time of revitalization that has caused many residents to be displaced.
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2019 Recap: A Year of Exciting Partnerships

The New Year is fast approaching and we turn to reflect on the year gone by. As a non-profit, we squeeze a lot into just 12 months, so it’s important to celebrate the accomplishments of our team, participants and stakeholders ...
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