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EAST Arts Management Collective seeks applicants for its second year

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12th December

Are you a young artist who wants to learn how to manage events and arts projects? Do you know any young people thinking of a career in the arts, or youth entrepreneurs looking to expand their networks in the arts industry?

EAST Arts Management Collective is a collaborative project for individuals aged 16-24 interested in project and event management, public relations, marketing and promotions, documentation, professional development, and entrepreneurship.

Under the guidance of the Scarborough Arts Manager – Youth Programs and industry professionals, and in collaboration with the EAST Music Collective, the Arts Management Collective will develop an organized project management strategy, build entrepreneurial networks, and identify specific project roles that correspond to industry careers.

In addition to employment training, the EAST Arts Management Collective will receive focused skill development towards branding, press releases, fundraising, and producing showcases … Read More »

Calling Scarborough’s Senior Writers – Join Phase Two of Our Program

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13th November

Are you 55 years or older, and have a story to tell?
We want to hear from you!

Learn tools of self-publishing on blogs, YouTube, and other social media platforms! Participants will experiment with recording equipment to spread their stories digitally.

No previous experience with digital storytelling is necessary for this free workshop – you’ll be coached by an instructor through interactive exercises.

To register, contact us by December 4, 2013. (Drop-in sessions are also available.)

Registration for 2014 is now closed.

Workshops will be held at:
Toronto Public Library – Kennedy/Eglinton Branch*
Liberty Square Plaza, 2380 Eglinton Avenue East, Scarborough
Program begins January 9, 2014

For more information, contact Scarborough Arts at 416-698-7322 or ssw AT 

*with the exception of mobile recording sessions


Holiday Dreams Party…You’re Invited!

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12th November


Spend a dreamy evening with us — and gorgeous artwork by Scarborough Arts members!

On Thursday, December 12, visit the Bluffs Gallery to sip hot drinks and nibble snacks while taking in beautiful paintings, pottery, jewellery, crafts, sculptures, and more, all created by our members and available for sale.

Also – bring in your canned goods and we’ll donate them!

Everyone is welcome!

Please visit our Eventbrite page to RSVP.

Holiday Dreams Party
Thursday, December 12, 2013

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
The Bluffs Gallery
1859 Kingston Road

Get directions here.

Exhibition runs November 14, 2013 – January 6, 2014
The Bluffs Gallery is open Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

EAST Gears Up for Year Two

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11th November

In preparation for the launch of its second year, interviews for the EAST Music Collective took place over three weeks in October. We were thrilled to witness the talents and cultural wealth of our local youth, and would like to thank everyone for their interest in the program and for helping to spread the word about it.

After an intensive process of auditions and difficult decisions, our EAST panel was pleased to have settled on the group of young musicians and vocalists who will be offered a place in the program to form the 2013-14 Music Collective. On November 13, these young artists will receive their orientation to roll them into the new year of the EAST program.

In early 2014, the complementary EAST Arts Management Collective will be looking for its new participants. We welcome all youth between the ages of … Read More »

Agincourt Library Gallery: Call for SA Members’ Artwork

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5th November

Scarborough Arts member artists! Do you have work you’d like to exhibit at the Agincourt Library gallery? If so, let us know. Get in touch with Jen Fabico at 416-698-7322 for more information.

The Agincourt Library gallery is a space curated by Scarborough Arts with its members’ artworks. Want to become a member? Find out more here.

Write On!

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30th October

The Scarborough Seniors Write (SSW) program is now fully underway! We’ve had several tremendous workshops so far, thanks to our incredible instructor David Bester and Scarborough’s amazing seniors. The Kennedy/Eglinton Library has been an fantastic partner, allowing us to use their space as the centre for the program activities.

Their meeting room has had a full house for the past few weeks, with writers sharing stories based on prompts provided by David during the classes. For one of the exercises, the participants were given the same challenge that Ernest Hemingway was rumoured to have been given by his peers: write a story in six words. Exercises like these have gotten the creative juices flowing! The talent we’ve seen so far promises very exciting finished work by the end of the program.

Starting in January, we’ll be moving to the digital component of … Read More »

Holiday Dreams Exhibition: Call for Members’ Artwork

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23rd October


SA members—the Bluffs Gallery wants your wintry and holiday-themed artwork of all styles and mediums! Non-seasonal work is also welcome.

Drop-off period is Wednesday, November 6 through to Tuesday, November 12, during our hours of operation (Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm).

You may submit up to 2 pieces that have not previously been exhibited at SA. Artwork must be dropped off at the Bluffs Gallery, wired and ready to hang. For non-hanging items such as jewellery, knitted goods, and pottery, you may submit up to 6 pieces.

Space is limited! Works will be included on a first come, first served basis.

To reserve your spot, please call Susan ASAP at 416-698-7322.

Holiday Dreams at the Bluffs Gallery will run until January 6, 2014.


Scarborough Arts Annual Report 2013

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23rd October


The latest Scarborough Arts annual report has arrived!

Learn all about the great programs we ran, goals we’ve achieved, and invaluable support we’ve received over the past year—plus some exciting plans for the future.

Download the PDF here!


Scarborough Arts Annual General Meeting

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30th September

RSVP Here!

The AGM will also include a report on the consultation process for the Scarborough Arts Centre. Haven’t completed the survey yet? Have your say before October 9th!

To RVSP, visit or contact us at or 416 698-7322

EAST Music Collective – Calling Emerging Youth Musicians

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29th July

New Deadline – September 27th!
EAST Application Form

Deadline to Apply: September 27, 2013

For more information on EAST, visit, call 416 698-7322 or email

EAST is presented by Scarborough Arts in collaboration with Agincourt Community Services, Boys and Girls of East Scarborough, Heart Beatz, Phase One Studios, JVS Toronto and Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre. EAST is generously supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Intact Financial Group and Toronto Community Foundation- Vital Youth.


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