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Registration now open for SA Suite of Programs — Winter/Spring 2018!

10th January

This Winter/Spring 2018, Scarborough Arts is pleased to present our new suite of arts workshops! After a city-wide call earlier this year that attracted emerging and professional artists and arts educators from across the city, Scarborough Arts is happy to now be offering a diverse collection of creative, innovative, and accessible workshops to the Scarborough community.

Taking place each month in or around the Bluffs Gallery at 1859 Kingston Road, these workshops cover different art disciplines including: visual art, literary art, music, dance, photography, and participatory art. Workshops are categorized into four streams namely: SA Creates, SA Writes, SA Moves, and SA Kids. We invite everyone—artists or non-artists, audiences of all ages and skill levels—to explore their creative side and participate in these workshops.

Registration is now open for all workshops! For more information, contact Scarborough Arts at info@scarborougharts.com or 416-698-7322.

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Announcement: Scarborough Arts Appoints its 2017-2018 Board of Directors

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9th January

Scarborough Arts is pleased to announce its newly appointed slate of Board of Directors for 2017-2018 as voted by members at the Annual General Meeting held on the 21st of November 2017.

Representing a diverse range of sectors and armed with varying expertise, the Scarborough Arts 2017-2018 Board of Directors is as follows:

​J​ulie Witt, Chair
Johnny Zhang, Treasurer
Melissa Daly-Buajitti, Secretary
Heather Black, Director
Juliana Feng, Director
Erin Peck, Director
Irina Fyfe, Director

Ex-officio member is Councillor Michelle Holland, Ward 35, Scarborough Southwest.

Scarborough Arts thanks its past Board members, Gilad Cohen, Megan Pearson, and Simon Paabor for the time they served on the Board.

Get in touch with the Board of Directors at board@scarborougharts.com. 



The BIG ART BOOK # 6: Something Different is here!

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6th December

 

For the 2017 edition, visual and literary artists of all ages explored the theme Something Different. Artists and writers submitted work that demonstrated a radical approach to and experimentation with/in style, form, subject matter, display strategies, or technique. 

Browse the entire publication online for free via Issuu OR purchase a pre-order of the print copy below.

BOOK PRICES:
– BIG ART BOOK (Pick-up at Bluffs Gallery): $35
– BIG ART BOOK + Domestic Shipping to Canada: $45

*BIG ART BOOKS will be shipped mid-January 2018. To pre-order the BIG ART BOOK, choose one of the options below and click ‘Add to Cart’. Clicking the ‘Add to Cart’ button will take you to PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to use the service. 

BIG ART BOOK Issue # 6: Something Different

BIG ART BOOK Only $35.00 CADBIG ART BOOK + Shipping $45.00 CAD

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Call for Submissions: What’s Your Story, Scarborough? Short Prose and Poetry Competition for Emerging Writers

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6th December

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
The Ontario Book Publishers Organization is pleased to announce that submissions are being accepted until January 15, 2018 for the What’s Your Story? Short Prose and Poetry Competition for Emerging Writers. 

This writing competition is part of What’s Your Story?, a series of events that celebrates the literary communities in four different community hubs: Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough, and East Toronto. In the spring of 2018, literary events will be held in each of these neighbourhoods featuring two winning emerging authors and their works (along with two established writers). There will be a total of eight winning emerging authors and eight winning established authors who have written works inspired by one of the four community hubs Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough, and East Toronto.  Short prose submissions must be between 1,300 and 1,500 words and poetry submissions must be a maximum of two pages.

PRIZE
There is a $1,000 prize … Read More »



Scarborough Arts Annual Report 2016-17

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21st November

Scarborough Arts’ Annual Report 2016-17 is here! 

Have a read through to find more about the programs we’ve delivered, our financials, the support we’ve received over the previous year, and what’s in store for the coming year. 

Download the 2016-17 Annual Report HERE. 
Download the 2016-17 Financial Statements HERE. 

 

 



Congratulations to Shafia Shaikh, winner of the 2017 Scarborough Design Competition

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13th September

We are proud to announce the winner of the 2017 Scarborough Design Competition: artist Shafia Shaikh with her piece Growing Up Scarborough. After receiving numerous submissions from Scarborough and Toronto artists, the jury chose Shafia’s design as the recipient of this year’s award for its excellent execution and thoughtfulness in depicting Scarborough’s essence. 

As an artist who grew up in Scarborough, Shafia believes that art has a unique ability to confront social issues and injustices, while allowing for individual reflection. She hopes to bring awareness to lived experiences of women of colour as a means to contribute to change. Read more about Shafia Shaikh and her winning design below. 

Your design is so rich in icons and meaning. What would you say are the most significant elements in your design and what do they mean? 
SHAFIA SHAIKH: The most significant icon in my design would be the … Read More »



Call for Applications: Healthy Arts for Seniors Program

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9th August

Call for Applications: Healthy Arts for Seniors Program 
(WINTER TERM: January to March 2018)

Scarborough Arts, in partnership with the East Scarborough Storefront and Agincourt Community Services Association, is pleased to announce Healthy Arts for Seniors (HAFS), a free photography and storytelling program for Scarborough seniors aged 55+. In a series of weekly workshops, participants will be encouraged to explore various ways of storytelling through words and images. At the end of the program, written, audio, and photographic works produced by senior participants will be collected and published in a print and online anthology and will be showcased at a launch event.

We are currently inviting seniors aged 55+ who are interested in learning the art of photography and writing to apply. No previous experience in photography or storytelling necessary! All materials will be provided.

TO APPLY FOR THE PROGRAM:

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This August, Scarborough is Alive with Art!

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25th July

Scarborough Arts’ Alive with Art (formerly Art in the Park) is a free, two-day arts festival celebrating Scarborough’s creativity.



AT THE BLUFFS GALLERY: EAST Animating Democracy Exhibit — Until August 26, 2017

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5th July

EAST Animating Democracy Youth Photography Exhibition

Until August 26, 2017 
Scarborough Arts’ Bluffs Gallery, 1859 Kingston Road

OPENING RECEPTION: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 5-7 PM 

FEATURING ARTISTS:
Mahad Arale, Jenn Boulay, Aishah Cader, Nadia Huaco, Jeremiah Miles, Hagr Saad, Shango, Leru Xu, Hazelmae Valenzuela, and Alyssa Vidal

EAST Animating Democracy is Scarborough Arts’ free photography and filmmaking program for youth aged 14 to 21 years old facilitated by media artists Solana Cain, Chris Laxton, and Sampreeth Rao. For eight weeks, the youth worked closely with their mentors and learned about the technical and creative aspects of film-making and photography including storytelling, film production, camerawork, lighting, writing, directing, and editing, with a focus on social justice and civic engagement. 

See the new photographic works and celebrate the achievements of these incredible emerging youth artists at the opening reception of EAST Animating Democracy Photography Exhibition on Tuesday, July 18! In addition to photographic works, … Read More »



Call for Applications: SA Together Residency Program for Art Groups and Collectives 2017

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28th June

APPLICATION FORM: http://bit.ly/2s277Lj
DEADLINE: August 22, 2017

SA Together is a year-long residency program by Scarborough Arts designed to support Scarborough’s local art and culture groups, social and educational collectives, and non-for-profit collectives and organizations. The program offers capacity-enhancing tools while building stronger connections between collectives through resource-sharing and by working together.

This is the second year of Scarborough Arts’ SA Together Residency Program. The inaugural group of SA Together residents include Frances Potts, MVDHOUSE, Pulari Collective, Sweat Stain Collective, and the Wave Art Collective. Read more about them here. 

PROGRAM OUTLINE & HIGHLIGHTS
Scarborough Arts is excited to announce a call for applicants. Selected groups will be offered:

Use of the Scarborough Arts space including the SA Bluffs Gallery and the Randall Starr Board Room
Up to $500 in fees to the group’s individual missions through their planned programs and events during the run of the residency program from … Read More »




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