Art Starts Workshops 2018
A series of workshops dedicated to helping artists and community-art facilitators in the Toronto area.
This one-day Symposium produced by Art Starts in consultation with Airsa, Arts & Thought, offered workshops and networking opportunities to newcomer artists living in Toronto and artists from the ethno-cultural communities Art Starts serves.
Zion Schoolhouse 2018
To celebrate Zion Schoolhouse’s 150th anniversary, the Zion Schoolhouse Project presented three maps imagining the schoolhouse and surrounding area in the present (2018), the year it was built (1869) and 150 years in the future (2169).
The Placemaking Project 2018
The Placemaking Project brought together six youth artists and a lot of creativity to animate Ellesmere Skatepark in Scarborough. Under the guidance of 2 lead artists, the team conceptualized, designed, and painted the park.
Cartography 17 is a restorative and collaborative new map of Toronto with the input of its diverse residents on the foundation of the culture and tradition of the First Nations people of the region.
The map used a multifaceted approach to map-making by collaborating with Indigenous consultants, a Traditional Knowledge Keeper, a cartographer, artists and residents of local communities.
Platform A Micro-Grants
From 2015 - 2018, Platform A supported community arts practices through accessible grants. Thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation, youth, emerging & newcomer artists/collectives were awarded $1,000 to assist in the development and the creation of new art projects.