For 27 years, Art Starts’ mandate has been to bring diverse communities together through collaborative arts projects. For this work, communities are our focus. We determine community needs and work with professional artists to develop creative projects that tell people’s stories. We produce large scale artworks that are community centred and community led.
Today, our model is growing and shifting. We have a new department that aims to prioritize supporting the professional artists we work with by giving them opportunities to produce new and innovative work that is self-driven as opposed to community driven. Our intent is to give them the supports they need to further their own practices, by helping them connect and collaborate with other artists, produce works that are meaningful to them and advance their artistic development.
The Ghost of Todmorden Mills
Be a part of the Ghosts of Todmorden Mills Project! Enhance your photography and photoshop skills while collaborating with professional artists.
The Color Wheel Project
Watch paintings and mural art be brought to life through movement, sound and costumes!
Path of Possibilities 2019
Learn about the 7 Grandfather Teachings, 4 Sacred Medicines, residential school, and so much more!
The Art Starts Street Festival
Join us for a full day of FREE performances, art exhibits, and hands-on collaborative art-making
A series of free workshops dedicated to helping artists across the city.
Training for emerging youth and/or newcomer artists to create and run their own community-arts program.