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.
Ayodele Hudlin is an entrepreneur and Toronto based fashion designer who discovered her passion for teaching when she joined Art Starts in 2018.
As an advocate for the community, Ayodele has affinity for teaching the art of sewing and design to people of all ages. Her philosophy is that art can be integrated into anyone’s life as a means of expressing of oneself and as a form of healing.
Anjelica is a passionate dancer and choreographer who joined the Art Starts team as an instructor in 2016.
Her unique ability to blend and teach different dance forms was an instant hit with the busy moms and caregivers from our Program Without Walls Program.
Art is Anjelica’s livelihood and she’s witnessed the profound affect it’s had on her participants beyond the classroom. The positivity and confidence generated in her classes echo throughout the day-to-day lives of each of her students.
Liz Forsberg began her career as a community-engaged artist and joined Art Starts in 2008 as the Managing Director. Over the next 8 years in this role Liz worked on some of our most memorable projects to date.
She was present as Art Starts was welcomed into the Lawrence Heights neighbourhood to begin what has become a long-term relationship with residents and partner organizations, as well as the Glendower Mosaic.
Katherine Earl is an artist, educator and business owner who spent 15 years growing with Art Starts.
Starting with the organization at just 20 years old, Katherine transitioned from lead artist to program manager, and eventually Program Director. She witnessed the organization’s expansion from a small storefront to serving multiple communities city-wide and the many lives that changed as a result.