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EAST – Call for Applications

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11th December

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
ABOUT THE PROGRAM

This program will be facilitated by Toronto’s powerhouse vocalist and entertainer, Dynesti Williams.

Selected participants will receive free weekly group coaching and mentorship in various areas of music, live performance, and entertainment business over the course of 5 months.

MUSIC GENRESPop + Hip-Hop/Rap + Afrobeats + Caribbean + Soul/R&B

PROGRAM DATESMondays & Thursdays | 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM | February 3 – June 25, 2020

PROGRAM COMPONENTS / OUTCOMES

+ Music creation, branding and artistic development

+ Healthy relationship building skills

+ Songwriting classes

+ Professional studio recording sessions

+ Professional mixing and mastering of recorded works

+ Artist photo shoot

+ Live performance training

+ Recording studio performance training

+ Performance in a live showcase

ABOUT THE COORDINATOR: DYNESTI WILLIAMS

Dynesti Williams in­spires peo­ple to re­con­nect to their higher selves through bold and un­apolo­getic live per­for­mances, lyrics, videos, and sonic ex­pe­ri­ences. She is known as a fierce en­ter­tainer from Toronto ON, Canada with a contagious energy … Read More »



ON VEW AT THE BLUFFS GALLERY: ‘Of Moons, Birds and Ruins’

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11th December

Of Moons, Birds and Ruins
EXHIBITION STATEMENT

Of Moons, Birds, and Ruins is an exhibition by students in the Studio program at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Exploring themes of temporality, geometry, architecture, and utopia, the show encompasses unique interpretations of these motifs courtesy of the artists.

The pieces presented in this exhibition are deeply meaningful to each of the artists as they reveal an ongoing interior dialogue between them and their surroundings. Based on an intrinsic desire to make a small difference in the current reality we live in, the artists comment upon and depict personal interpretations of temporality, geometry, architecture, and utopia in their own way, encouraging the audience to engage critically with our world.

The exhibition features work that examines heritage through architecture and the effects of the presence or absence these structures have on our lives. Concepts of utopia, explore … Read More »



Scarborough Arts Annual Report 2018-19

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26th November

Scarborough Arts’ 2018-19 Annual Report is here! 

Have a read through to find more about the programs we have delivered, our financials, the support we received over the previous year, and what’s in store for the coming 2019-2020 year. 

There are two options below: read online with ISSUU or PDF download below. 

 

Scarborough Arts Annual Report 2018 – 2019

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34th Annual Juried Exhibition: Introspection

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1st November

34TH ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION: INTROSPECTION

Today, where everyone is dealing with the anxieties of daily life, it is often difficult to take time to reflect on our thoughts and feelings, to sit back and ask ourselves one question, ‘Who am I?’.

This year, Scarborough Arts invites you to join us on an introspective journey. It is a time to focus on ourselves, to develop a more thorough understanding of our core values, capabilities, and ambitions. It is a moment to realize our challenges and triumphs. Through your art, you can explore yourself in abstract and creative ways.

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EXHIBITION DATES:November 23 – December 12

LOCATION:Cedar Ridge Creative Centre225 Confederation Dr, Scarborough, ON M1G 1B2

DIRECTIONS

OPENING RECEPTION:November 23, 12–4 PM

SEE PHOTOS

MORE INFORMATION

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ABOUT THE SCARBOROUGH ARTS ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITIONS

Scarborough Arts produces the Annual Juried Exhibition, a showcase of visual artworks created by artists in response to a theme. … Read More »



Youth Playwrights Hub 2020

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1st November

Join the Scarborough Youth Playwrights Hub!

Have you always wanted to join a theatre group? Test out your writing skills? Try something exciting and new? Join the Youth Playwrights Hub!

The Youth Playwrights Hub is BACK! We, once again, are partnering with Tarragon Theatre to offer free play creation opportunities to youth living in Scarborough! Sign up for nine free playwriting workshops hosted at Scarborough Arts from 6 – 8 pm on Thursday nights from January 9 – March 12th, 2020. This program is open to any and all youth currently attending high school in Scarborough. 

Each participant will work toward developing their own short play that will be shared with the public this spring! These sessions will be co-facilitated by Caitie Graham and Charles Marco Diokno Manzo. 

To be a part of this FREE writing hub all we ask is for you to … Read More »



PRESS RELEASE: Scarborough Arts Welcomes New Program Manager, Emily Peltier

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31st October

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 31, 2019. Scarborough, ON— Scarborough Arts is pleased to welcome our new Program Manager, Emily Peltier. Emily started her role at Scarborough Arts on September 17th, 2019. Emily brings a decade of experience in program development, curation, community arts, and arts activism. Emily is a fierce advocate for 2SLGBTQ+ communities and upholds this through her grassroots and community focused curatorial work. 

Emily’s experience includes working as an independent curator and writer. She is the co-creator and curator of the world’s first, and only, miniature 2SLGBTQ+ gallery and collective, Glory Hole Gallery. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from OCAD University and has curated and co-curated exhibitions at the Art Gallery of … Read More »


SAVE THE DATE: Scarborough Arts’ Annual General Meeting 2018-19

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2nd October

You’re invited to Scarborough Arts’ Annual General Meeting
Scarborough Arts’ Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 26, 6–8 PM at the Scarborough Civic Centre

  Scarborough Arts’ Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 6–8 PM, at the Scarborough Civic Centre, Committee Rooms 1 & 2. We invite our members, artists, volunteers, organizational partners, program participants, and members of the Scarborough community to join us as we celebrate recent achievements, recap the past year’s projects and programs, and look forward to new and exciting opportunities for the year ahead.

The evening will include:

A presentation of Scarborough Arts programs from the 2018-2019 year

A preview of our upcoming 2019-2020 … Read More »



Call for Submissions: Scarborough Arts’ 34th Annual Juried Exhibition: Introspection

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3rd September

2019 THEME: INTROSPECTION

DEADLINE TO APPLY ONLINE: October 11, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

GENERAL INFORMATION

ABOUT THE THEME

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

IMPORTANT DATES

SUBMISSION FEES

APPLICATION ALTERNATIVES

GENERAL INFORMATION

Scarborough Arts produces the Annual Juried Exhibition, a showcase of visual artworks created by local artists in response to a theme. For Scarborough Arts’ 34th Annual Juried Exhibition, artists are invited to submit works in painting, illustration, photography, sculpture, printmaking, video, and installation that respond to the theme Introspection.

Submissions are open to emerging, mid-career, and professional artists. In order to be eligible, artists must reside in Scarborough or in the Greater Toronto Area. 

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Scarborough Arts is seeking a Youth Coordinator & Peer Mentors for EAST Youth Collective

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29th August

East 7: Healthy Relationships Through Music is a free youth-led music and sexual health program for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) women and women-identifying* youth [16-24] in Scarborough. 

Are you a passionate BIPOC woman or woman-identifying person with an interest in gaining leadership experience? Are you interested in mentoring others with and through art? Do you want to learn more about how to execute an arts program in your community, or how to connect your community through art? 

If so, Scarborough Arts is looking for you!

We are currently hiring dynamic, energetic and passionate Youth Coordinator and two (2) Peer Mentors for our  7th annual East Program: EAST: Healthy Relationships Through Music – A Resiliency Program.

 *This program is for women and people who self-identify as women. We use an inclusive definition of “woman”, which welcomes trans-women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people.

Youth Coordinator

Position: Youth CoordinatorCompensation: $20.00/hourTerm: 14 hours per week … Read More »



The Scarborough Sign Photo Contest

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12th August

The Scarborough Sign Photo Contest STARTS August 28!

PRESS RELEASE

ABOUT

The Scarborough Sign Photo Contest is BACK with more amazing prizes to win! We’re on the hunt, once again, for the most creative photo! Showcase your Scarborough pride, take a photo with The Scarborough Sign, and receive the chance to win some fun-filled prizes packages!

 

DATES:

August 28 – September 20

LOCATION:

University of Toronto Scarborough

MAP IT

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@scarborougharts

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

CONTEST DATES

ELIGIBILITY

PRIZE PACKAGES

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

We’re looking for the most creative photos of the Scarborough Sign!

1. SNAP– Head to the University of Toronto Scarborough (1265 Military Trail, Scarborough, ON), strike your most creative pose, and snap a photo with The Scarborough Sign! 2. POST– Upload the photo on your Instagram, tag us @ScarboroughArts, and use the hashtag #ScarboroughSign. In the caption, tell us what kind of public art … Read More »




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