Category: Current Programs

The Scarborough Sign

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18th January

The Scarborough Sign at Fools Paradise (2019). Photo by Peppercorn Imagine. 

The Scarborough Sign is a community-developed public art installation that showcases and brings together Scarborough’s many artistic communities and neighbourhoods. 

The life-sized SCARBOROUGH sign travels to neighbourhoods across Scarborough. At each stop, The Scarborough Sign displays community arts projects by local artists, collectives, and residents. The Sign also engages audiences in multi-disciplinary arts events, accessible workshops, and site-specific arts activities.



The Scarborough Sign is back on the road starting January 2020! The Sign will travel to many more neighbourhoods and will be displayed at major cultural events in Scarborough. 




In 2019, The Scarborough Sign traveled to seven locations in Scarborough including historically and culturally signifigant places such as the Guild Park and Gardens, Wexford for Taste of Lawrence, Fools’ Paradise, Agincourt Mall, the University of Toronto Scarborough, and Centennial College.



In 2018, The … Read More »

EAST Youth Programs

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24th January

EAST is a collaborative program for Scarborough youth between the ages of 16 and 24 who work under the guidance of professional artists, project managers, local social service providers, youth outreach workers, and peer mentors. EAST uses the universal medium of arts and creativity to encourage healthy, innovative forms of self expression; foster a sustainable, enriching relationship with the arts; teach broadly based transferable life skills; provide new and engaging social experiences; help identify future post-secondary and employment directions; and provide direct employment preparation training. All EAST workshops are free and open to all.  


EAST: Healthy Relationships Through Music

EAST Healthy Relationships Through Music is a free music and sexual health program for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) women [ages 16-24] in Scarborough.


EAST Mixtape Challenge

Early in 2018, a call for participants was released inviting youth to participate in EAST Mixtape Challenge. Eight youth applied to … Read More »

Seniors Programs

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24th January

Healthy Arts for Seniors (2018). Photo by Kat Rizza Photography. 

Scarborough Arts’ Seniors Programs have been in existence since 2013. The program travels to different neighbourhoods in Scarborough offering inclusive and accessible writing and visual art workshops with a goal to reduce social isolation for Scarborough’s seniors, to engage and support them on their journey of capturing and documenting their life stories, and showcasing and publication opportunities to share their stories with the public.


Healthy Arts for Seniors: Cultural Cookbook

Fall/Winter 2019-2020

From September 2019 to March 2020, Scarborough Arts presents two Healthy Arts for Seniors: Cultural Cookbook programs one for all seniors and one for Newcomer and Refugee Seniors. This year’s program is presented in partnership with Council of Agencies Serving South Asians, East Scarborough Storefront, and the Agincourt Community Services Association. 

Participants traveled to Chester Le Community Corner and East Scarborough Storefront to … Read More »


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24th January

SA Suite of Programs is a diverse collection of creative, innovative, and accessible activities that take place in various locations across Scarborough. Twice a year, Scarborough Arts puts out a call to emerging and professional artists and arts educators from across the city to pitch workshops, talks, and events that form our seasonal roster of SA Suites. Activities are categorized into five streams:

— SA Creates— SA Talks— SA Moves— SA Kids — SA Writes

SA Suites are open to everyone and anyone—artists and non-artists and audiences of all ages and skill levels — who would like to explore different mediums and expand their creativity.



Check back here for our upcoming roster of arts workshops, talks, and events in Scarborough!


Winter/Spring 2019

Winter/Spring 2018

Fall 2017

Winter/Spring 2017

Fall 2016


27th May

Introspection (2019). Photo by Kat Rizza Photography.

Every year, Scarborough Arts produces its Annual Juried Exhibition, a showcase of visual and media art created and curated in response to a themed call. Pieces, which can be in any medium, are selected for exhibition based upon a combination of artistic quality, technical execution, conceptual strength, originality, and impact. The jury, made up of gallery and community arts professionals, changes each year.

From 2015 to 2017, the BIG ART BOOK, a print and online anthology of visual arts and literature, was published as a companion to the Annual Juried Exhibition. 



Check back here Summer 2020 for announcements on our 35th Annual Juried Exhibition Call for Submissions.


Introspection (2019)



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