Celebrating the Past.

Cultivating the Future.

Art Starts is turning 30 and we want you to join the celebration!

Community Love

Look forward to celebratory events and activations in the communities we serve – there will be something for everyone!

Top Supporters

Our top contributors over the years have been highlighted on social media and our blog. 

Vision for the Future

Together, let’s imagine the future! Engage in discussions at our in-person events and on social media, and share your great ideas for Art Starts.

"I’ve seen how community arts shine a positive light on communities that don’t get much positive attention. I’ve seen how the arts have empowered individuals and whole communities to tell their stories."

- Katherine Earl, Former Program Director

Top Supporters

From artists to community members, these features look at their meaningful contributions to our organization and visions for the future.


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Dwayne is a Spoken Word Artist who has been a huge supporter of Art Starts and community-arts at large. He has published 14 written and 9 audio collections of his work, toured 18 countries, and been inducted into the Scarborough Walk of Fame. He also performed at two of our Virtuosity of Blackness events.
Thank you, Dwayne, for being an advocate for Black artists and helping us in our mission to make Art Starts a creative hub for artists and communities!

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Community Love

From contests to neighbourhood BBQs, these happenings will celebrate the communities that continue to support us.

Illustrate Art Starts for a chance to win!

To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we want a new look! All of our program participants are invited to submit their artwork to be featured along side our logo.

You can draw a paintbrush, an emoji, an animal – whatever comes to mind when you think of Art Starts! The only requirement is that you are a past or present participant of one of our programs. 

The top entries will be selected and presented on social media for voting. The final chosen artist will win a Google Chromebook!

Artist name/Product title

A few sentences about the artist and or the item for sale. 

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