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, 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.  

Art Starts Now...

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🤩 Help build the next 30 years of Art Starts! We turned 30 this year and we're looking towards the future. We're so grateful for your support in building the last 30 years, now we need your support to build the next 30 years.➡️ Today, on Giving Tuesday, we are launching our year-long campaign. Our fundraising goal for this year is $30,000.Your donations will support our work with children, youth and seniors - cultivating life skills and inspiring personal growth through workshops, youth mentorships and collaborative community art-making.DONATE NOW: artstartsto.com/30-for-30/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Art Starts Team


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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