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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

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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.

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Scarborough Arts’ Annual General Meeting 2015

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19th October

Scarborough Arts’ Annual General Meeting 2015 is scheduled for Monday, November 2, 2015 at the Bluffs Gallery, 1859 Kingston Road, for 6:30 PM. If you have participated in our programs, joined us at events, volunteered with us, or supported us in any way, you are welcome to join us as we look back on our 2014 – 2015 year of programming and financials! Also, meet and mingle with the Scarborough Arts staff and Board members, enjoy live performances, and treat yourself to food and refreshments!

Scarborough Arts members, your attendance at this Annual General Meeting is crucial for us to secure a quorum and vote.

RSVP through Eventbrite or contact us at 416-698-7322.

Access & Accessibilities Exhibition & Opening Reception

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14th October

Scarborough Arts puts the spotlight on art and disabilities this October with Access & Accessibilities, a new visual arts exhibition at the Bluffs Gallery. Six artists of varying dis/abilities visually explore what it means to create art as a disabled person, as well as the experiences of navigating spaces and places as people with accessibility needs.

Exhibiting artists include:
Madeha Batool
Margaret Chown
Wendy Cooper-Parkinson
Patricia Goudie
Maryam Hafizirad
Sabrina Rahman

Join us for the Access & Accessibilities Opening Reception on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Bluffs Gallery, 1859 Kingston Road. View the art on display, engage the artists in conversation, and enjoy light refreshments. The event is free and everyone is welcome.

Access & Accessibilities is on view from October 19 to November 23, 2015. Our gallery hours are Mondays to Fridays, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Call for Submissions: Annual Juried Exhibition + BIG ART BOOK 2015

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5th October

Monday, November 9, 2015 at 5:00 PM

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Something BIG is coming your way this winter!

This year, Scarborough Arts is proud to produce our 30th Annual Juried Exhibition, our grandest exhibition of the year created and curated in response to a themed call. In celebration of this milestone, we are making our Annual Juried Exhibition even grander by combining it with the BIG ART BOOK, a print and online anthology of writing and visual arts in Scarborough. Get your artworks published in the BIG ART BOOK and possibly have it exhibited at the Papermill Gallery for the Annual Juried Exhibition!

The theme that artists will be responding to this year is En Route, an exploration of being in transition, in flux, in-between, and being on the move. Here are some questions to … Read More »

Get your artwork professionally photographed at our Artwork Photobooth!

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4th October

Need help photographing your artworks? Do you need them to be high resolution and professional quality?

We are offering a free Artwork Photobooth on Thursday, October 22, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the Bluffs Gallery! Bring in a maximum of three (3) artworks that you would like photographed and we’ll take care of the rest!

Everyone is welcome to register, but priority will  be given to those interested in submitting their works to this year’s Annual Juried Exhibition + BIG ART BOOK.

Artists will receive two (2) images of each artwork (frontal views only — no detailed shots). Photos will be edited and formatted as high-resolution images (300 dpi) in .tiff format, and will be given to artists on the spot. Artists are welcome to bring their own USB keys, but CD’s will also be available for sale at the Bluffs Gallery for $2.

Pre-registration is required. To register … Read More »

Call for Submissions: Access & Accessibilities

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21st September

This fall, Scarborough Arts wants to initiate an inclusive and thought-provoking conversation about art and disabilities with Access & Accessabilities, a new exhibition at the Bluffs Gallery. We want you to take part in this conversation by submitting pieces that thoughtfully explore accessibility issues and disabilities visually and in any visual medium — whether drawing, painting, sculpture, design, crafts, photography or video. We encourage all artists of all abilities to submit.

The deadline to send us your application is Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 5 pm. Late entries will not be considered.

Please read the following submission guidelines:

Scarborough Arts members and non-members are invited to submit works that relate and are sensitive to the upcoming exhibition, Access & Accessibilities, a thought-provoking visual conversation around disability arts.
Applications must include a maximum of two (2) artworks for consideration AND a completed Application Form … Read More »


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