Art Starts Here...

Programs

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.

Mentorship

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...

14 hours ago

Art Starts

Relive a night of triumph, dancing, and COLOUR! The Queen and Her Inner Battles was a flashmob performance inspired by the work of mural artist Jacqueline Comrie Garrido which explored the complexities of dealing with mental health struggles.

The flashmob took place at four different locations in Toronto on October 5th, 2019 on the night of Nuit Blanche. This interactive performance invited spectators to watch The Queen engage with the characters in her mind and overcome negative emotions. In the end, they are invited to join in a celebratory dance as The Queen conquers her inner battles and finds happiness.

This project was a long time in the making with many hours dedicated to costume design and rehearsals, and we're so grateful for our amazing team that made it happen: Julian Carvajal, Producer; Diseiye Thompson, Lead Designer; Victoria MataSoledad, Lead Choreographer; Rick Lazar, Lead Percussionist

We acknowledge the support of Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des arts du Canada, @Ontario Arts Council - Conseil des arts de l'Ontario, Toronto Arts Council & Delta Bingo and Gaming for this project.

Special Thanks to the Embassy of Panama in Canada, Consulate of Panama in Toronto, Ozery Family Bakery, Scadding Court Community Centre, TD Latinos in Leadership Volunteers #TDVolunteers #Volunteers #CreativeYouth #ArtStarters
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5 days ago

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Join ACSA in their collaborative program led by Ward Museum called Block by Block. This project captures stories of newcomers to the area of Agincourt and celebrates community.

Attend their year of the end block party on Friday, October 18th from 6-9 PM to hear some of these stories and mingle with the community!
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in 2018

1430

Program participants

180

Artists hired

2391

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