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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: COMMUNITY PROGRAM MANAGER

We are currently looking for a Community Program Manager to ensure the success of the art and mentorship programs we offer. The ideal candidate will have experience working in a community setting and have lived  experience in this capacity.

We are looking for a positive role model, someone who has a desire to work with  people in the Lawrence Heights, Oakwood and Eglinton and Neptune area. 

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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.

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The Virtuosity of Blackness Moving Beyond Black History Month

Just a year ago, The Virtuosity of Blackness took stage in the Art Starts studio. Since then, the idea has evolved and not to mention, shifted due to the pandemic.

As we get ready to release VoB 3.0, our latest blog looks at the origins of the virtual showcase, the ways in which it supports emerging, Black artists, the amazing people involved, and its plans for the future.