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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

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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 »



10 Reasons to Visit the University of Toronto Scarborough Right Now

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17th September

10 Reasons to Visit the University of Toronto Scarborough Right Now 
The University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) is a fascinating place to explore, from the beautiful architecture and landscapes to the lively cultural events, there is no shortage of excitement on this university’s grounds. The campus is well worth a trip out even if you’re not a  student!
 
Here are 10 reasons to explore the University of Toronto Scarborough right now. 
 1. Explore the beautiful and famous architecture.

UTSC has some of the most beautiful and photogenic architecture. The Science and Humanities wings were designed by Australian architect John Hamilton Andrews in a popular style of the 1960s called “Brutalism”. The grey colour and rigid angular shapes that can be found in campus spots like The Meeting Place are sought out by the film industry, especially for science fiction films. The building also makes … Read More »



PRESS RELEASE: The Scarborough Sign Photo Contest

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5th September

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 5, 2019. Scarborough, Ontario — Scarborough Arts is thrilled to announce the return of The Scarborough Sign Photo Contest, with more amazing prizes to win!

 

Enter The Scarborough Sign Photo Contest now until September 20, 2019 to win a variety of spectacular prize packages! Participants have the chance to win passes for two to Fox Theatre, Art Gallery of Ontario, and Aga Khan Museum, gift certificates to Spirit Yoga Studio and Wine Lounge, and Estheticare Day Spa and Salon, and swag bags from LUSH, Above Ground Art Supplies, Art Market, IKEA, and Canadian Tire!

 

Participants will receive the chance to win signed copies of books written by award-winning and up-and-coming Scarborough-based authors! Titles include “That Time I Loved … Read More »


ON NOW AT THE BLUFFS GALLERY: Colours of Your Soul

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4th September

Colours of Your Soul
ARTIST STATEMENT

Anna Azucena’s series, “Colours of Your Soul” is her rendition/interpretation of the Chakras (The 7 circular energy points in the body). With the amount of negativity happening around the world, she wanted to share key knowledge about our bodies and the energy that is overflowing in, through and outside of us.

a.i.Azucena is a Toronto Latina Artist that uses her creativity to spread love through whimsical textured Art, Spiritual Worlds of Sacred Geometry and the Chakras.

As her spirit and mind grows so does the art she creates for others. Her goal has always been to spread positive energy and knowledge using all forms of art she’s learned along her journey.

EXHIBITION INTRODUCTION

In a world where we are constantly comparing ourselves to others and taught the order of living, trying to find out true selves can be difficult and may seem unnecessary. … Read More »



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