Monica Wickeler is a LGBTQ2S+/Luxembourg/Canadian artist with a passion for public art. She was originally trained in the craft of hand-painted outdoor advertising in the 90’s and has moved her practice towards community-based public art installations in Toronto and across Canada.
Monica has worked with Art Starts on two mural projects. She was brought on as a lead artist and helped youth artists tackle a large-scale mural project from start to finish.
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.
The Program Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating specific projects within the organization and report directly to the Program Director.
In light of our 30th anniversary, we wanted to capture as many real stories about Art Starts as we could. Stories that highlight our both triumphs and our challenges. Who better to account for the challenges of starting something new than one of our own founding members: Elizabeth Cinello.
We asked Elizabeth: what was Art Starts’ greatest challenge? Her story takes us back 30 years when community arts was a new concept and local artists were struggling to be recognized.
We are looking for a Program Assistant to be responsible for supporting tasks and duties related to the successful implementation of programs.
The Program Assistant reports directly to the Program Coordinator and works in cooperation with the Community Program Manager, artists and program participants.
Kim is an artist, arts advocate and cultural leader living in Toronto. Coming from an arts administrator and teacher background, Kim was hired as Administrations Manager in 2010.
She grew with the organization as our staff, communities and overall impact expanded, and eventually became Director of Operations. With Kim onboard, Art Starts transformed from a grassroots organization into a recognized leader in the community arts sector.