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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, 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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🎉 Art Starts is celebrating 30 years in October 2022 and as a way to commemorate our past and future we’re spotlighting our top 30 supporters.From artists to community members, these features will look at their meaningful contributions to our organization and visions for the future.✍️ Our first feature highlights Douglas Hurst @douglasyvolunteer: an artist, puppeteer and producer who has a long-standing history with Art Starts. Douglas has become a champion for Art Starts in the way he teaches and engages school aged children and families to reach a better awareness of themselves and their communities.His impact extends over 15 years, during which he's facilitated numerous programs and played an imperative role in shaping the future of our youth participants.➡️ Discover the huge impact Douglas has had on our organization over the years in our latest blog. READ MORE: artstartsto.com/douglas-hurst/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Art Starts Celebrates, Featuring Douglas Hurst

Douglas has become a champion for Art Starts in the way he teaches and engages school aged children and families to reach a better awareness of themselves and their communities. His impact extends over 15 years, during which he’s facilitated numerous programs and played an imperative role in shaping the future of our youth participants.

Art Starts is celebrating 30 years in October 2022 and as a way to commemorate our past and future, we’re spotlighting our top 30 supporters. From artists to community members, these features will look at their meaningful contributions to our organization and visions for the future.

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JOB OPPORTUNITY: COMMUNITY PROGRAM MANAGER

We are currently looking for a Community Program Manager to ensure the success of the art and mentorship programs we offer. The ideal candidate will have experience working in a community setting and have lived  experience in this capacity.

We are looking for a positive role model, someone who has a desire to work with  people in the Lawrence Heights, Oakwood and Eglinton and Neptune area. 

Art Starts With You!

in 2019

1895

Program participants

539

Artists hired

5418

Audience members

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