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You’re invited to What’s Your Story, A Celebration of Reading and Writing in Scarborough and North York on June 9

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30th April

Join Scarborough Arts and North York Arts for a celebration of reading and writing at What’s Your Story, hosted by award-winning author Catherine Hernandez! 

Register for Creative Facilitation Camp in partnership with East End Arts

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6th April

Dates: May 26 and 27, 2018, from 10 AM to 6 PM 
Location: St. Matthew’s Clubhouse, 450 Broadview Avenue
Cost: $50 (all inclusive) 
Register via Eventbrite:

Creative Facilitation Camp is a two-day professional development series ideal for artists, arts facilitators, and arts and culture workers looking to develop their creative facilitation skills.

Over the two days, participants will learn how to:

— Create safe and welcoming spaces for participants
— Build trust between the facilitator and the participants
— Allow and prompt creativity of participants
— Build confidence as a creative facilitator
— Develop creative ways to transform your arts & culture practices into engaging workshops and learning opportunities for others

The workshop’s curriculum is based on the Creative Community Model developed by Partners for Youth Empowerment (PYE) Global. PYE Global has worked with East End Arts and Scarborough Arts to provide a customized program that addresses the unique needs of the … Read More »

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! 

Mural Routes’ Toronto Mural Archive Exhibit

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7th March

Scarborough Arts is excited to be a partner of Mural Routes for the Toronto Mural Archive Exhibit! 

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!

Announcing Scarborough Arts’ New Executive Director: Derek Spooner

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23rd January

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Scarborough Arts is pleased to announce the appointment of our new Executive Director, Derek Spooner! Derek started his role at Scarborough Arts on Monday, January 15, 2018.

Derek brings a wealth of experience in program and fund development, operational design, data analysis, and communications. As a professional in non-profit management and fundraising, he has held senior level management positions in several not-for-profit organizations, most recently at the Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund where he served as the Executive Director since 2015. His fundraising portfolio includes $9.04 million in fulfilled gifts for his work at various Canadian and international institutions including the Toronto International Film Festival, The New England Aquarium, The Boston Museum of Science, Mirvish Theatre Productions, and Free the Children, among others. 

Derek holds an Honours Bachelor of Social Sciences in Social Justice and Peace … Read More »

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!

Announcement: Scarborough Arts Appoints its 2017-2018 Board of Directors

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9th January

Scarborough Arts is pleased to announce its newly appointed slate of Board of Directors for 2017-2018 as voted by members at the Annual General Meeting held on the 21st of November 2017.

Representing a diverse range of sectors and armed with varying expertise, the Scarborough Arts 2017-2018 Board of Directors is as follows:

​J​ulie Witt, Chair
Johnny Zhang, Treasurer
Melissa Daly-Buajitti, Secretary
Heather Black, Director
Juliana Feng, Director
Erin Peck, Director
Irina Fyfe, Director

Ex-officio member is Councillor Michelle Holland, Ward 35, Scarborough Southwest.

Scarborough Arts thanks its past Board members, Gilad Cohen, Megan Pearson, and Simon Paabor for the time they served on the Board.

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We are closed for the holidays!

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20th December

Please note that the Scarborough Arts office and the Bluffs Gallery will be closed starting Thursday, December 21, 2017 until Wednesday, January 3, 2018. We will resume regular operating hours on Thursday, January 4, 2018. We hope to see you in the new year!


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