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You are invited to the Healthy Arts for Seniors Opening Reception & Anthology Launch on April 19

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26th March

Scarborough Arts is pleased to present the Healthy Arts for Seniors Exhibition Opening Reception and Anthology Launch on April 19, 2018! 

Call for Participants: Mixtape Challenge Youth Music Program

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29th January

Are you interested in writing and performing your own music? Are you between the ages of 16 and 24? Register for Scarborough Arts’ EAST: Mixtape Challenge!

PRESS RELEASE: Scarborough Arts Announces New Upcoming Film Program, Reel Scarborough

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22nd January

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February 7, 2018. Scarborough, Ontario—In spring 2019, Scarborough Arts will be launching Reel Scarborough, a pilot filmmaking program which turns its focus to Scarborough-based filmmakers, artists and collaborators. The program will seek to connect aspiring and emerging local filmmakers with industry-related training, mentorship and showcasing opportunities. We will be shining a spotlight on the people and stories that shape our diverse and multicultural communities.

Additionally, this summer, Scarborough Arts will host accessible public screenings in tandem with our programs and festivals. These events will be free, community-oriented screenings aimed at bringing people together to enjoy a cool evening of cinema during the hot summer months. Where possible, we will strive to show local Scarborough and GTA content, alongside other well-known titles.

Scarborough Arts is announcing that the 6th Annual Scarborough Worldwide Film Festival … Read More »

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

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10th January

View the SA Suite Workshops Calendar for Winter/Spring 2018 HERE!

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.

BIG ART BOOK Issue # 6: Something Different

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

Questions? Get in touch via email at or by phone at 416-698-7322. 

The BIG ART BOOK 2017 was launched with Scarborough Arts’ 32nd Annual Juried Exhibition, presented in collaboration with Cedar Ridge Creative Centre. The exhibition is on view at Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, 225 Confederation Drive from December 2 to 18, 2017. More information here. 

Mohammad Jainul Abedin | Michael Becker-Segal | Sheila Bello | Tanya Besedina | Deon Best | Lucas Biagini | David … Read More »

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

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6th December

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.

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.


Download the application form in MS Word … Read More »

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. 


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