SCARBOROUGH ARTS UPDATE ON COVID-19
AND NOTICE OF OFFICE CLOSURE
In light of recent updates regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Scarborough Arts (SA) has opted to take protective measures to aid in controlling and containing the spread of the virus. As such, we will be doing a blanket closure of all programs commencing Monday March 16, 2020 until further notice, in alignment with the provincial school board closures, health and governmental authorities. We anticipate a public closure until further notice, and will keep you posted on any further changes as new information becomes available.
Our offices, programs and Bluffs Gallery will be closed to the public. During this time, we are requesting all of our team members work remotely and limit social contact. The staff will continue planning, administration, and coordination of upcoming programs which will proceed as usual. As a result, we will be … Read More »
Position: Marketing and Communications Assistant
Compensation: $20/hr for 22 hours per week
Hours of Work: Tuesday and Thursday, 9 am – 5 pm, and Friday 10 am – 3 pm
Start Date: Monday March 16th, 2020
Application Deadline: Tuesday March 3rd, 2020 @ 11:59 PM
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We are currently hiring a dynamic, energetic, and passionate Marketing and Communications Assistant to join our team.
Please review the job description in detail and send your application package to email@example.com with “Attn: Executive Director – SA Marketing and Communications Assistant Application – FIRST NAME / LAST NAME” on the subject line.
Applications must include: 1.) Cover Letter, 2.) Resume and 3.) Three  Professional References all merged into one  PDF document.
Interviews will be held at Scarborough Arts (1859 Kingston Road) on March 9 – 11, 2020. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls or walk-ins … Read More »
On January 31, 2020, participants of Wave Art Collective – an arts mentorship program for Scarborough youth – will be given the opportunity to showcase their work to the community that inspired it with “WAVE 1”.
WAVE 1 is the culmination of 6 months of work by emerging artists from Scarborough, representing the vital perspectives of youth in one of Canada’s most diverse communities. Featuring photography and music spanning topics of black punk culture, body positivity, South Asian mental health, and racial oppression, these works paint a picture of modern-day Scarborough. In doing so, they weave a story of identity conflict and self-empowerment in the context of sociocultural convention and misplaced history. If artists are the arbiters of a community’s values, these works are indicative of a Scarborough that is willing to toil in the discomfort of tradition to … Read More »
Extended Deadline: Thursday January 23, 2020
APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
This program will be facilitated by Toronto’s powerhouse vocalist and entertainer, Dynesti Williams.
Selected participants will receive free weekly group coaching and mentorship in various areas of music, live performance, and entertainment business over the course of 5 months.
MUSIC GENRESPop + Hip-Hop/Rap + Afrobeats + Caribbean + Soul/R&B
PROGRAM DATESMondays & Thursdays | 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM | February 3 – June 25, 2020
PROGRAM COMPONENTS / OUTCOMES
+ Music creation, branding and artistic development
+ Healthy relationship building skills
+ Songwriting classes
+ Professional studio recording sessions
+ Professional mixing and mastering of recorded works
+ Artist photo shoot
+ Live performance training
+ Recording studio performance training
+ Performance in a live showcase
ABOUT THE COORDINATOR: DYNESTI WILLIAMS
Dynesti Williams inspires people to reconnect to their higher selves through bold and unapologetic live performances, lyrics, videos, and sonic experiences. She is known as a fierce entertainer from Toronto … Read More »
Of Moons, Birds and Ruins
Of Moons, Birds, and Ruins is an exhibition by students in the Studio program at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Exploring themes of temporality, geometry, architecture, and utopia, the show encompasses unique interpretations of these motifs courtesy of the artists.
The pieces presented in this exhibition are deeply meaningful to each of the artists as they reveal an ongoing interior dialogue between them and their surroundings. Based on an intrinsic desire to make a small difference in the current reality we live in, the artists comment upon and depict personal interpretations of temporality, geometry, architecture, and utopia in their own way, encouraging the audience to engage critically with our world.
The exhibition features work that examines heritage through architecture and the effects of the presence or absence these structures have on our lives. Concepts of utopia, explore … Read More »
Scarborough Arts’ 2018-19 Annual Report is here!
Have a read through to find more about the programs we have delivered, our financials, the support we received over the previous year, and what’s in store for the coming 2019-2020 year.
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Scarborough Arts Annual Report 2018 – 2019
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34TH ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION: INTROSPECTION
Today, where everyone is dealing with the anxieties of daily life, it is often difficult to take time to reflect on our thoughts and feelings, to sit back and ask ourselves one question, ‘Who am I?’.
This year, Scarborough Arts invites you to join us on an introspective journey. It is a time to focus on ourselves, to develop a more thorough understanding of our core values, capabilities, and ambitions. It is a moment to realize our challenges and triumphs. Through your art, you can explore yourself in abstract and creative ways.
EXHIBITION DATES:November 23 – December 12
LOCATION:Cedar Ridge Creative Centre225 Confederation Dr, Scarborough, ON M1G 1B2
OPENING RECEPTION:November 23, 12–4 PM
ABOUT THE SCARBOROUGH ARTS ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITIONS
Scarborough Arts produces the Annual Juried Exhibition, a showcase of visual artworks created by artists in response to a theme. … Read More »
Join the Scarborough Youth Playwrights Hub!
Have you always wanted to join a theatre group? Test out your writing skills? Try something exciting and new? Join the Youth Playwrights Hub!
The Youth Playwrights Hub is BACK! We, once again, are partnering with Tarragon Theatre to offer free play creation opportunities to youth living in Scarborough! Sign up for nine free playwriting workshops hosted at Scarborough Arts from 6 – 8 pm on Thursday nights from January 9 – March 12th, 2020. This program is open to any and all youth currently attending high school in Scarborough.
Each participant will work toward developing their own short play that will be shared with the public this spring! These sessions will be co-facilitated by Caitie Graham and Charles Marco Diokno Manzo.
To be a part of this FREE writing hub all we ask is for you to … Read More »
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 31, 2019. Scarborough, ON— Scarborough Arts is pleased to welcome our new Program Manager, Emily Peltier. Emily started her role at Scarborough Arts on September 17th, 2019. Emily brings a decade of experience in program development, curation, community arts, and arts activism. Emily is a fierce advocate for 2SLGBTQ+ communities and upholds this through her grassroots and community focused curatorial work.
Emily’s experience includes working as an independent curator and writer. She is the co-creator and curator of the world’s first, and only, miniature 2SLGBTQ+ gallery and collective, Glory Hole Gallery. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from OCAD University and has curated and co-curated exhibitions at the Art Gallery of … Read More »
You’re invited to Scarborough Arts’ Annual General Meeting
Scarborough Arts’ Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 26, 6–8 PM at the Scarborough Civic Centre
Scarborough Arts’ Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 6–8 PM, at the Scarborough Civic Centre, Committee Rooms 1 & 2. We invite our members, artists, volunteers, organizational partners, program participants, and members of the Scarborough community to join us as we celebrate recent achievements, recap the past year’s projects and programs, and look forward to new and exciting opportunities for the year ahead.
The evening will include:
A presentation of Scarborough Arts programs from the 2018-2019 year
A preview of our upcoming 2019-2020 … Read More »