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Scarborough Arts Update On COVID -19 (Coronavirus)

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16th March

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 »



Scarborough Arts is seeking a Marketing and Communications Assistant

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13th February

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 hello@scarborougharts.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 [3] Professional References all merged into one [1] 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 »



Wave 1

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27th January

WAVE 1
CURATORIAL STATEMENT

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 »



The Scarborough Sign 2020

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13th January

ABOUT

The Scarborough Sign is a mobile public art installation that showcases and brings together Scarborough’s many artistic communities and neighbourhoods.

Starting January 2020, the large-scale SCARBOROUGH sign (36’ wide x 5’ tall) will travel for a third time around significant locations within Scarborough and will be displayed at major cultural Scarborough events throughout the summer/fall. Travel with The Scarborough Sign and experience all that Scarborough has to offer!

DATES:

January 2020

LOCATIONS:

Agincourt Mall

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February 14

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3850 Sheppard Ave E. (Kennedy Rd and Sheppard Ave E)EXHIBITION DATES: February 14

Love is in the air at Agincourt Mall! Visit us from 5 PM – 7 PM on Friday February 14 for a fun art activation in celebration of Valentines Day.

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EAST – Call for Applications

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11th December

APPLY HERE

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 »



ON VEW AT THE BLUFFS GALLERY: ‘Of Moons, Birds and Ruins’

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11th December

Of Moons, Birds and Ruins
EXHIBITION STATEMENT

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 Annual Report 2018-19

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26th November

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. 

There are two options below: read online with ISSUU or PDF download below. 

 

Scarborough Arts Annual Report 2018 – 2019

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34th Annual Juried Exhibition: Introspection

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1st November

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.

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EXHIBITION DATES:November 23 – December 12

LOCATION:Cedar Ridge Creative Centre225 Confederation Dr, Scarborough, ON M1G 1B2

DIRECTIONS

OPENING RECEPTION:November 23, 12–4 PM

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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 »



Youth Playwrights Hub 2020

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1st November

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 »



PRESS RELEASE: Scarborough Arts Welcomes New Program Manager, Emily Peltier

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31st October

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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 »



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