Kaleidoscope: Intercultural Arts Afterschool Program is a multi-year after-school program that visits schools in under-served communities across Scarborough. Classes are led by professional artists, including Marvin Ismael, Canadian actor and playwright, and dancer/DJ Sheldon Forde.
Kaleidoscope is a five-year program created by Scarborough Arts, serving under-served communities in Scarborough. The program was developed after a year-long needs and capacity building study which found that, despite the fact that Scarborough contains some of the most diverse neighbourhoods and schools in Canada, arts and cultural programs are limited, particularly for newcomers, youth and culturally-diverse communities. In response, Kaleidiscope integrates arts disciplines to expose children to different ways of life and creative expression. Each session highlight stories and experiences of coming to Canada and emphasize intercultural dialogue and exchange.
School Programs 2012
Summer Programs 2012
*Ongoing since 2011
“Kaleidoscope” – Newz4U, January 25, 2013
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Scarborough Arts Meet Ups are a series of spontaneous get-togethers for artists and the community. These free evening sessions are open to residents of all ages and will support creative activity in the community, building networks and encouraging collaboration.
A further aim of the Meet Ups is to cultivate and expand the Scarborough Arts community of artists, volunteers and creative individuals. The 2012 activities will capitalize on the skills and experiences of staff members, encouraging opportunities for staff to connect with community members from all backgrounds.
*All meetups are held at Scarborough Arts (1859 Kingston Road) and are FREE! Everyone is welcome. No experience necessary.
Creative Movement Workshop – May 31, 2012
Rainbow of Desires, Theatre Workshop – June 28, 2012
Sculpture-Making Workshop (Found Objects) – April 26, 2012
Photography Workshop – March 29, 2012
Musical Jam Session – February 9, 2012
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Years: 2008 – 2012
A collaborative project between Scarborough Arts, Not Your Average Daycare, East Scarborough Boys and Girls Club, Children’s Aid Society of Toronto and Aisling Discoveries.
Scarborough CARES is a fully mobile, digital after school program for youth ages 6 to 12 provided with no cost to the parent or hosting school. Outfitted with a wide range of digital equipment (cameras, tripods, laptops and creative software) CARES encourages the “middle years” to get hands on with technology, teaching them useful skills and tapping into their creativity in a fun & digitally-savvy environment.
Working in different mediums with various digital art equipment and software, CARES combines imaginative storytelling and technical training while encouraging children to explore personal and social issues close to them. At the same time, CARES provides a safe and creative space where children can have fun while they learn.
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