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Call for Artists: Toronto International Dance Festival

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17th April

Dancing Damsels, in partnership with Scarborough Arts, invites emerging and professional dancers and choreographers to participate in the 6th Annual Toronto International Dance Festival (TIDF). This is a very special opportunity for dancers all over the GTA to gather at the Albert Campbell Square and experience the vibrant arts scene that Scarborough has to offer.

TIDF is an outdoor dance festival where artists can either perform a 10-minute dance piece, engage audiences in a break-out dance session, or a dance workshop. TIDF is not only an artistic festival but also a social and cultural event that draws audience from all over the GTA.

The deadline for applications is May 15, 2019.

FESTIVAL DATES:July 6 – 7, 2019

FESTIVAL LOCATION:Albert Campbell Square150 Borough DriveScarborough, ON M1P 0B1

CONTACT:tidfcanada (at) gmail.com

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COMING SOON TO THE BLUFFS GALLERY: McCanny Annual Spring Show

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10th April

The McCanny Annual Spring Show
Exhibit Description

 

The McCanny Annual Spring Show presents visual artworks created by students from McCanny Secondary School’s art program. It recognizes student artists, showcases artwork and celebrates students’ success in getting into their dream University Art programs. The works range from Photography, Acrylic paintings, Sculptures, and videos. This collection of the works depicts the various lives of high school students in Scarborough through colour, subject matter, creative formats and cultures.

Exhibit Introduction

The McCanny Annual Spring Show exhibit artworks from currently Grade 12 international students who are interested in art and design and wish to pursue art in the future. This is a great opportunity for the public to see how cross-cultural young Canadian artists articulate their world and lifestyle through art when they experience cultural differences. Drawing the public eyes to these young artists, this exhibition encourages young … Read More »



Call for Artists and Performers: plazaPOPS

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8th April

Scarborough Arts is pleased to partner with plazaPOPS for a series of music concerts, art activations, and community workshops at the Wexford Plaza parking lot in July and August!

plazaPOPS is a community-led project that aims to create a vibrant and colourful public gathering place in the Wexford Plaza parking lot. plazaPOPS will launch with Taste of Lawrence in early July and be popped up until mid-August. The final design is in process, but will include seating, shade, and a stage for performances, workshops, and community activations. plazaPOPS is funded by Park People’s Public Space Incubator, the City of Toronto’s BIA innovation fund, the University of Guelph and is partnered with the Wexford Heights BIA and Scarborough Arts.

plazaPOPS is looking for performers, artists, and musicians to bring their energy to the site, engaging passersby and responding to this bustling urban setting! … Read More »



The Scarborough Sign 2019

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8th April

The Scarborough Sign will be back on the road starting May 2019! Keep an eye on this page for the latest updates.

ABOUT

The Scarborough Sign is a mobile public art installation that showcases and brings together Scarborough’s many artistic communities and neighbourhoods. 

From May to October 2019, a life-sized SCARBOROUGH sign (36’ wide x 5’ tall) will travel to six different neighbourhoods and will be displayed at major cultural events throughout the summer. Travel with The Scarborough Sign and experience all that Scarborough has to offer!

Interested in displaying The Scarborough Sign at your event this summer? Get in touch with us to rent The Scarborough Sign!

DATES:

May – October 2019

LOCATIONS:

Fool’s Paradise

Agincourt Mall

Albert Campbell Square

Wexford Heights

Guild Park

University of Toronto Scarborough

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Fool’s Paradise

1 Meadowcliffe Drive EXHIBITION DATES: May 25 and 26

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EAST 6: Mixtape Challenge Listening Party at RISE

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4th April

Photo of the EAST 6: Mixtape Challenge participants by Kat Rizza Photography. 

Join Scarborough Arts as we celebrate the achievements of our EAST 6: Mixtape Challenge youth participants at RISE Monday on April 29! See the youth participants perform their original songs live, be inspired by music and poetry, soak in some good vibes, and be the first to experience the talent of these rising Scarborough youth superstars!

EVENT DATE:Monday, April 29, 20198 PM

LOCATION:Burrows Hall Community Centre1081 Progress AvenueScarborough, ON M1B 5Z6

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ABOUT EAST 6: MIXTAPE CHALLENGE

EAST 6: Mixtape Challenge is a collaborative music-making program for Scarborough youth aged 16 to 24. Youth worked with professional musicians, producers, peers, and mentors and learned about beats, flow, performance, songwriting, song structure, and artists’ rights. At the end of the intensive 16-week program, participants recorded their original music and performed their songs at … Read More »



Grant Writing Workshop with Toronto Arts Council’s Peter Kingstone

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18th March

Scarborough Arts is pleased to partner with the Toronto Arts Council (TAC) to present a Grant Writing Workshop with Peter Kingstone, Visual and Media Arts Officer at TAC. 

Peter will lead an informal discussion on how to access TAC funds; what is needed for a grant; tips and best practices for writing a grant application (focusing on the importance of storytelling, audience, history, and documentation); matching your project with the appropriate grants; and other possible sources of funding for your projects.

This workshop is geared towards artists looking to apply to the Visual Artists and the Media Artists programs.

This workshop is free but registration is required.

DATE / TIME:
Thursday, April 25, 2019
6–8 PM

LOCATION:
Bluffs Gallery at Scarborough Arts
1859 Kingston Road
Scarborough, ON M1N 1T3

DIRECTIONS

*The workshop is now sold out. Feel free to add your name to the waiting list. You will be notified when spots become available.*

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE WAITLIST

PRESENTED … Read More »



ON VIEW AT THE BLUFFS GALLERY: The Awakening by Ashante Blackwood

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28th January

THE AWAKENING
CURATORIAL STATEMENT

The Awakening presents visual artworks created by up-and-coming Scarborough artist Ashante Blackwood. The works depict the various stages that women of colour have, and continue to experience, as they learn to overcome and love themselves in a society that has historically prioritized ideals of white beauty. From being broken down to nearly nothing, to building themselves back up, to not only finding their true identity but also learning to love it, this insightful exhibit presents works that tell a story of rebirth—the true Awakening of a melanin goddess.

ARTIST STATEMENT

“Growing up I never felt comfortable or pretty in my own skin or body because of what society had painted as their standards of beauty. For a while I used to wish I was lighter and skinnier because I was surrounded by images and narratives promoting that type of mentality. Then one … Read More »



Scarborough Arts announces departure of Program Director Jen D. Fabico

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21st January

With best wishes, Scarborough Arts announces the departure of long-time Program Director, Jen D. Fabico. 

Jen has worn many hats since she started at Scarborough Arts: from Program Coordinator in 2010, Program Manager in 2011, to Program Director starting 2013, and briefly, as the Interim Executive Director in 2014. Throughout her eight-year tenure at SA, she worked and advocated for Scarborough-based artists and for the Scarborough arts and cultural community. Our team wishes Jen all the best as she embarks on the next steps in her career. 

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Expand your creativity and register for SA Suites of Programs 2019!

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12th December

Scarborough Arts (SA) is pleased to present our new SA Suite of Programs 2018-19, a diverse collection of creative, innovative, and accessible arts workshops, talks, and events designed and facilitated by local artists and arts educators for the Scarborough community.

SA Suites are categorized into five streams: SA Creates, SA Writes, SA Talks, SA Moves, and SA Kids. Workshops take place in various locations across Scarborough and cover different art disciplines from visual art, literary art, creative movement, music, dance, and new media. 

We invite everyone—artists or non-artists, audiences of all ages and skill levels—to expand their creativity and register to participate in these activities!

Scarborough Arts members get access to all workshops for free! Become a Scarborough Arts member today.

DOWNLOAD THE SA SUITES 2019 CALENDAR

DATES: January – August 2019

LOCATION:Various locations in Scarborough

FEE:$5 for non-membersFREE for SA members

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Beyond the Waters by ACM Students at the UTSC

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29th November

BEYOND THE WATERS
Featuring works by students studying within the Department of Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus
With instruction from Yael Brotman 

Exhibition Dates: December 5, 2018 to February 7, 2019
Artist Meet and Greet/Reception: December 5, 5:30 PM–7:30 PM 
Bluffs Gallery at Scarborough Arts
1859 Kingston Road

Beyond the Waters explores multiple narratives of place-making in Scarborough and the importance of acknowledging the personal impact of the space that one occupies. With a close ear to stories of immigration and environmental ecosystems, this show acts as a collective reflection of the land beneath our feet and the shores beyond the city’s geographical borders.

Beyond the Waters presents artworks created by students studying within the Department of Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, inspired by the scenery surrounding the Bluffs Gallery.

ARTIST STATEMENTS + BIOS

 

MAHNOOR AQIL: The Scarborough Experience

The Scarborough Experience is a … Read More »




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