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Scarborough Arts is closed for the holidays

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18th December

Please note that the Scarborough Arts office will be closed starting Tuesday, December 22, 2015 and will re-open on Monday, January 4, 2016.

From all of us here at Scarborough Arts, we wish you a delightful holiday break and a wonderful welcome to the new year!

Celebrate the holidays at Scarborough Arts with Holiday Dreams!

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27th November

The holiday season is upon us; celebrate it here at Scarborough Arts!

Join us for Holiday Dreams on December 15, 2015 at the Bluffs Gallery, 1859 Kingston Road for a merry evening for the whole family!

From 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM, bring the kids (and the kids-at-heart!) and your best smiles to the Bluffs Gallery for a photo opportunity with Santa Claus! Enjoy free holiday treats (Hot chocolate! Cookies! Candy canes!) and get busy with family-friendly activities.

From 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM, the Bluffs Gallery will host a holiday mixer featuring musical performances, contests and games. Mix and mingle with fellow Scarborough Arts members, artists, and guests over beverages and refreshments.

A holiday-themed visual arts exhibition will also be on view at the Bluffs Gallery from December 7, 2015 until January 5, 2016. Shop for fine art pieces by Scarborough Arts members, as well as handmade ceramics, … Read More »

You’re invited to the EAST Homecoming Party!

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18th November

To celebrate an extraordinary 3 years of the EAST Collective, Scarborough Arts is throwing an EAST Homecoming Party at Scarborough Arts’ the Bluffs Gallery, 1859 Kingston Road. The event will celebrate the best of this trailblazing and multi-faceted music program for Scarborough youth: from its youth artists and planners to the music, spoken word pieces, and documentaries produced by the EAST Music Collective, EAST Spoken Word and Music Collective, EAST Documentary Collective, and the EAST Project Management Collective.

Scarborough Arts Program Director Jen D. Fabico why the EAST Homecoming should not be missed: “Over the last three years, EAST had been working with different groups of youth musicians. On December 1, we’ll be celebrating with all of the previous participants, facilitators, and stakeholders. We want to know what everyone has been working on. It’s right before the holiday season and we’re … Read More »

Rent the Bluffs Gallery for your next exhibition!

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16th November

Download the Bluffs Gallery – Rental Agreement 2016 here. 

The Bluffs Gallery is an intimate community space approximately 650 sq. ft., with 2 open-concept rooms and a foyer available as gallery/exhibition space. The Gallery is available to rent to Scarborough Arts members (at a discounted rate) and to non-members for a two-week period throughout fall 2016.

General Information:

– Gallery rental fees are $250 for current Scarborough Arts members, and $325 for non-members
– The Bluffs Gallery is open from Mondays to Fridays, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
– The Bluffs Gallery takes 20% commission on all sales. All sales will be processed through Scarborough Arts.
– Installation at the Bluffs Gallery is done on a hook-and-chain system. For 3D pieces, the artist is responsible for providing their own system of exhibiting the pieces, which must be reviewed by the Program Director.
– Installation and strike of the … Read More »

Scarborough Arts Annual Report 2014-2015

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16th November

The Scarborough Arts Annual Report 2014 – 2015 is here!

Have a read through to find more about the programs that we’ve delivered, goals we’ve achieved, our financials, as well as the support that we’ve received over the previous year.

Download our 2014 – 2015 Annual Report here.
Download our 2014 – 2015 Financial Statements here.

Scarborough Arts is Hiring a Program Director

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12th November

Deadline Extended to Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 5:00 PM


Scarborough Arts is a not-for-profit organization that has been serving the community through the arts since 1978. Scarborough Arts develops, delivers and promotes arts programming and cultural initiatives in collaboration and partnership with the community. For more information, please visit

The Program Director, reporting to Executive Director, a one year full-time maternity leave contract position, is responsible for the management, implementation, and evaluation of current Scarborough Arts’ programs and events, as well as developing future programs and program models—that better meet the community’s needs, increase impact, and have long-term sustainability.

If you are applying for the position, you have an entrepreneurial spirit and are attracted to community arts. You are a self-starter and a self-learner. You are a problem-solver. You see challenges as opportunities. You take initiative and responsibility. You have an … Read More »

Call for Visual Arts Submissions: Holiday Dreams 2015

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10th November

Application Form:
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Scarborough Arts members, celebrate the season with us and send us your holiday-themed visual artworks in any style or medium for the Holiday Dreams 2015 show and sale at the Bluffs Gallery!

Email a completed Application Form along with jpeg images of up to two (2) artworks to exhibit [at] scarborougharts [dot] com to be considered.

The deadline to submit is Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 5 PM.

Accepted artworks must be dropped off at the Bluffs Gallery between Tuesday, December 1 to Thursday, December 3, 2015, between 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM already framed, properly wired, and ready to be installed.

Holiday Dreams will run at the Bluffs Gallery from December 7, 2015 until January 5, 2016. Details for the Holiday Dreams Party and Opening Reception to be announced — stay tuned!

Sergei Petrov Appointed Executive Director of Scarborough Arts

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9th November

Sergei Petrov is on a mission to make our world a better place through arts, culture and innovation.

A Film School graduate, Sergei’s passion for creative projects and solutions have helped him along his professional and personal years of growth and change.

In his early 20’s and still in college, he operated his own production company, producing works that went on to screen at international film festivals including TIFF Kids, Durango IFF, Banff Media Festival, with some winning honours and awards. His projects included works for the Government of Ontario, Hockey Hall of Fame, Arts & Letters Club of Canada, Ontario Film Review Board, music videos, feature documentaries and short films. He has worked at Toronto International Film Festival and Canadian Film Centre, and was a Professor of Film Studies at Durham College, as well as a Programmer and Consultant for numerous national … Read More »

Announcement: Scarborough Arts Appoints its 2015-2016 Board of Directors

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9th November

Scarborough Arts is pleased to announce its newly appointed slate of Board of Directors for 2015-2016 as voted by members at the Annual General Meeting held on Monday, November 2, 2015.

Representing a diverse range of  sectors and armed with varying expertise, the Scarborough Arts 2015-2015 Board of Directors is as follows:

Vidya Patel, Chair
Lori Marzinotto, Vice Chair
Teresa Magnifico, Treasurer
Pippa Feinstein, Secretary
Paul Fairman, Director
Grant MacEachern, Director
Morgan Pers, Director
Julie Witt, Director

Ex-Officio member is Sergei Petrov, Executive Director, Scarborough Arts.

Scarborough Arts thanks its past Board members, Benedict Lopes, Jason Maghanoy , Sathya Thillainathan, and Jessica Wilson for the time they served on the Board.

Get in touch with the Board of Directors at board [at] scarborougharts [dot] com.

Applications are still open for EAST Animating Democracy!

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4th November

Download the Application Form HERE.



Are you an emerging documentarian or photographer between the ages of 16 and 24? Are you passionate about the issues faced by youth in your neighbourhood and communities?

Then we are looking for you!

Apply to EAST Animating Democracy, Scarborough Arts’ newest program for youth that aims to explore and call into attention the many urgent issues experienced by youth in our neighbourhoods and communities — whether it be poverty, homelessness, youth unemployment, accessibility, homophobia, racism, etc. Using the medium of photography and documentary, the youth will animate their issue/s of choice with the guidance and mentorship of professionals.

If this is of interest to you, download and fill out the Application Form, and send it to Tuggs Togobo, EAST Animating Democracy Program Coordinator, at tuggs [at] scarborougharts [dot] com. For more information, contact us at 416-698-7322.

Applications will be accepted … Read More »


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