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...

3 days ago

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As we get closer to National Volunteer week, we’re thinking about all the ways we can do more for our communities ❤️ 🏙We’re curious: how do you give back to your community? ... See MoreSee Less
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We’re excited to support WorkInCulture with announcing the release of their latest newcomer report.Check out 'Navigating a Career in the Arts for Newcomers', that shares the needs and expectations of new Canadian and immigrant artists and artsprofessionals.Read about lived experiences, and suggestions for better outcomes for new Canadians in the arts and culture sector.Learn more: workinculture.ca/WICResearch ... See MoreSee Less
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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.

Art Starts With You!

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