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Scarborough Arts is excited to announce the official lineup of films for the 4th Annual Scarborough Worldwide Film Festival (SCARFF), taking place from June 2 to 11, 2016 in various Scarborough and East York locations. This year, SCARFF features a superb lineup of highly-acclaimed Canadian and international films, short films and documentaries created by youth, outdoor screenings, industry meetings, and an education summit.
The Bridging Festival, Scarborough Arts’ art and culture festival, also comes together with SCARFF and takes place on Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4 at Albert Campbell Square. The Bridging Festival aims to bridge the different communities of Scarborough through a celebration of art and culture.
The full schedule of events is as follows:
FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT: SCREENING & GALA
Date: June 2 (Thursday)
Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Location: Scarborough Town Centre, 300 Borough Drive
Cost: $10 for Scarborough Arts members; $12 … Read More »
We are pleased to announce that this year, Scarborough Arts is presenting the 4th Annual Scarborough Worldwide Film Festival (ScarFF)!
ScarFF will light up various locations in Scarborough on June 2 to 11, 2016, and will feature local and international films, short film and documentary programs, industry meetings, educational events, as well as parties and awards nights. Dubbed by Toronto Star as one of “GTA’s most promising new fests,” ScarFF aims to bridge the different communities in Scarborough and to bridge the gap between Scarborough and the rest of Toronto through a celebration of the arts.
This year’s ScarFF also comes together with the 6th Annual Bridging Festival, our annual arts, cultural, and environmental festival, scheduled for June 3 and 4, 2016. Previously held under the Lawrence Avenue East Bridge at the Kingston-Galloway/Orton Park neighbourhood, the multi-arts festival moves to the centrally-located Albert Campbell Square on … Read More »
Tarragon Theatre with Scarborough Arts and three Scarborough schools presents
Adapted and directed by Kat Sandler
With Greg Hertel, Zach McKendrick and Catelyn Thornton
Featuring students from R.H. King Academy, Agincourt Collegiate Institute,
and the University of Toronto Scarborough
On May 14 at 2:00 PM, Tarragon Theatre and three Scarborough schools, in celebration of Tarragon Theatre’s 45th anniversary, present an extraordinary collaborative theatre event, #TheDonellyProject, an adaptation of Sticks and Stones: The Donnellys Part I. First presented at Tarragon in 1973, the James Reaney classic has been newly adapted and is directed by Tarragon Playwright-in-Residence Kat Sandler. Over 50 young actors and musicians from R.H. King Academy, Agincourt Collegiate Institute, and the University of Toronto Scarborough will converge on the Scarborough Arts Park (Harrison Properties Park 1859 Kingston Rd) to explore, explode and claim The Donnellys as their own.
The Donnellys Trilogy is a … Read More »
Call for Applications: Scarborough Arts is Looking for Community Artists to Deliver Enriching Arts Programs
Deadline Extended: May 20, 2016 at 6 PM
Application Form: http://goo.gl/forms/qcrGHLxJ9v
Are you an artist with a desire to share your passion for your craft? Would you be interested in leading a community paint night? Organizing an art walk through the Rouge? Leading a creative movement session in our gallery? Facilitating a talk about an issue relevant to artists working in Scarborough? Do you want to learn more about how to execute an arts event in your community, or how to connect your community through art?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then Scarborough Arts wants you to submit an application to facilitate a session in our Bluffs Gallery, as part of Scarborough Arts’ new suite of in-house programs.
Scarborough Arts is excited to announce that as of July 2016 we will offer a new series of classes and … Read More »
Registration for Art in the Park: Birkdale
in July 2016 is now open!
Application Deadline: May 31, 2016
The 6th Annual Birkdale Art in the Park will take place on July 9, 2016. This year, Scarborough Arts joins the Midland Park Community Association to execute this important event that supports the growth and visibility of Scarborough’s vibrant artistic community.
Midland Park Community Association representative David Barnes notes:
“What began five years ago continues to grow with many local artists and artisans who produce and sell original works of art including jewellery, photographs, mixed media, cards, oil and acrylic paintings and handmade crafts in our indoor and outdoor juried art show.”
New to BAITP and want to see what it’s like? Check out the videos from past events!
Don’t miss any BAITP updates and announcements! Subscribe to Scarborough Arts’ mailing list by sending an email to email@example.com. Follow Scarborough Arts … Read More »
Spring Forward: Member Exhibition & Opening Reception
April 21 to May 30, 2016
Bluffs Gallery, 1859 Kingston Road
On display in the Bluffs Gallery from April 21 to May 28, 2016 is our Spring Forward: Members Exhibition, featuring a stunning array of visual art, sculpture and new media works that reflect the season’s images and poetic associations. In addition, the exhibit highlights selected poems by Scarborough Arts members that give expression to the emotions and experiences that arrive with winter’s departure.
Join us for the Opening Reception on Thursday April 21, from 6 PM – 8 PM at the Bluffs Gallery. We will celebrate with live music, magical performances, refreshments, and mingling with Scarborough’s vibrant arts community. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 416-698-7322.
Exhibiting artists include:
Jolie Adam // Saba Ambreen // Sheila Bello // (Hoa) Ken Chan // Margaret Chown // Tiffany Dawe // Cheryl Duggan … Read More »
EAST ANIMATING DEMOCRACY YOUTH FORUM
Friday, April 15, 2016, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Drive
Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
RSVP required: http://eastyouthforum.eventbrite.com
Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/events/566420813517767/
How can youth capture and inspire social change through the arts?
Scarborough Arts’ flagship program, EAST Animating Democracy, will explore this question at its first Youth Forum. This Youth Forum explores the many ways that youth in Toronto have utilized the arts in order to mobilize their communities and ignite social change. A panel of esteemed artist-activists and community leaders will respond to questions from Scarborough’s youth and emerging artists.
– Randell Adjei, Founder of R.I.S.E. Poetry (@RandellAdjei)
– Amanda Parris, Writer, Actor, Educator, and Host of CBC Arts’ new show, Exhibitionists (@amanda_parris)
– SPIN El Poeta, Spoken Word Artist (@spinelpoeta)
– Joan Lillian Wilson, Artist, Curator, Communications Specialist, Feminist and Youth Advocate
– Gilad Cohen, … Read More »
SPRING MEMBERS EXHIBITION 2016
Call for Poetry Submissions: SPRING FORWARD
Application Deadline: April 12, 2016 by 6 PM
Download the Application Form below:
Spring Forward: Poetry Application Form — Word
Spring Forward: Poetry Application Form — PDF
Scarborough Arts’ 2016 spring exhibit kicks off during National Poetry Month. As such, we invite our members that are poets to submit works that reflect on the season.
Spring is the time that for centuries has given rise to poetic inspiration. In his seminal poem The Wasteland, T.S. Eliot famously declared April the “cruelest month”; George Elliott Clarke signalled that “spring’s resurrection [is]/foretold by the sharp fused fragrance of jubilee roses.” Scarborough Arts’ 2016 Spring Members Exhibit will incorporate poems about or inspired by the season and feature this work alongside our members’ selected visual artworks.
Selected poets can expect their work to be incorporated into the exhibition … Read More »
SPRING MEMBERS EXHIBITION 2016
Call for Visual Arts Submissions: SPRING FORWARD
Application Deadline: April 8, 2016 by 6 PM
Download the Application Form below:
Spring Forward: Visual Arts Application Form — Word
Spring Forward: Visual Arts Application Form — PDF
Scarborough Arts celebrates spring’s early arrival by announcing this call for submissions for its annual Spring Members Exhibition. Because our 2016 spring exhibit kicks off during National Poetry Month, we invite our members to submit work in painting, drawing, sculpture, digital art, photography, or new media that responds to, intersects with, or is enriched by poems about the season.
This exhibit will coincide with our National Poetry Month event taking place on April 28th 2016. This event will feature readings by some of the city and country’s most celebrated poets and will be hosted by Scarborough Arts member Patrick Connors. A separate call for submission … Read More »
Scarborough Arts excavates fifty years of Scarborough’s history this March with YEARBOOK. Combining photography, videos, writings, design, and archival materials, YEARBOOK is a participatory art exhibition that recounts the popular history of Scarborough as seen through diverse intergenerational perspectives of past and present Scarborough residents.
The exhibition runs from March 10 to 31, 2016 at the Bluffs Gallery on 1859 Kingston Road. Find more information about directions and Gallery hours here.
Join us for the following ancillary events happening throughout March at the Bluffs Gallery:
YEARBOOK OPENING RECEPTION
March 10, 2016, 6 PM – 8 PM
Be the first to view the YEARBOOK exhibition at the opening reception on Thursday, March 10 at the Bluffs Gallery. Join us for an evening of art, music, caricature and photo booths, and refreshments. Bring your senior high school yearbook to add your history to our exhibition! … Read More »