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OPEN CALL: LOOKING FOR LOCAL TALENT

Art Starts is currently looking for young, gifted Black performers to audition for our latest instalment of the Virtuosity of Blackness 4.0 (VOB 4.0). We want to showcase your talent and invite you to light up the stage.

Art Starts will be part of the Arts in the Park Festival in the fall of 2021 at the illustrious Earl Bales Park. VOB 4.0 will electrify our audiences with stellar performances, dynamic DJs, soulful drummers and industrious vendors.

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JOB OPPORTUNITY: VIDEO MAKER

POSITION SUMMARY The Video Maker will oversee the documentation of Art Starts programming and events through photography and  video. Through the creation of photographic archives and video shorts, the Video Maker will help Art Starts  communicate the incredible stories of artists and communities working together across the city.  This position is partially funded through the […]

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‘It’s Okay To Be Where You Are’, Staying Grounded in Times of Restlessness with Artist Jasmine Gui

Jasmine Gui is an interdisciplinary artist and editor living in Toronto. Her primary medium is experimental paper arts as one half of the creative duo, jabs. She also is the founder of Project 40 Collective, co-founder of TACLA, and works as a programmer and grant writer at the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival.  Jasmine […]

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‘Returning to Tangible Ways of Work’, Processing Thoughts During Difficult Times with Artist Abby Ho

Abby Ho is an emerging Asian Canadian artist based in Toronto (photo by James Lai). Her process-based practice works with the materiality of paper, exploring the interrelationship between herself and the environment. Her latest project ‘Transference’ – as part of the artistic duo, ‘jabs’ –  uses paper as a medium in conversation. This project is […]