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Art Starts Celebrates, Featuring Katherine Earl

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. 

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Art Starts Celebrates, Featuring Douglas Hurst

Douglas has become a champion for Art Starts in the way he teaches and engages school aged children and families to reach a better awareness of themselves and their communities. His impact extends over 15 years, during which he’s facilitated numerous programs and played an imperative role in shaping the future of our youth participants.

Art Starts is celebrating 30 years in October 2022 and as a way to commemorate our past and future, we’re spotlighting our top 30 supporters. From artists to community members, these features will look at their meaningful contributions to our organization and visions for the future.

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JOB OPPORTUNITY: FUNDRAISING COORDINATOR

We are seeking an inspired and enthusiastic individual with excellent communication skills, a love of detail and a growth mindset.

The Fundraising Coordinator reports to the Director of Development to implement fundraising initiatives, produce high quality funder reports, provide support with campaigns, event sponsorship, donor stewardship, grant applications, etc.

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JOB OPPORTUNITY: PROGRAM COORDINATOR

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 is a member of the Art Starts team who will be responsible for coordinating specific projects within the organization and report directly to the Program Director. The Program Coordinator promotes Art Starts’ organizational culture, works in cooperation with individuals and organizations and supports our artists and program participants to inspire positive results.

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The Youth Artists Behind The StreetART Toronto Mural Project

Meet the youth artists of the incredible StreetARToronto Mural Project!

This summer at Art Starts we had the opportunity to work with four members of our incredible 2SLGBTQIA+ community to create a public art piece on the shipping containers at Albion Library.

In our latest blog, we introduce our talented team of artists and discuss with them their expectations for the project.