About Art Starts
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Call to Community-Engaged Artists
Art Starts creates vibrant Toronto neighbourhoods through community-building arts initiatives.
WHAT WE DO
Art Starts inspires long-term social change in Toronto’s under-served neighbourhoods. We use the arts to engage residents, collectively work to overcome challenges and create a shared sense of identity. Our collaborative approach to art-making celebrates communities, nurtures resiliency, cultivates life skills and inspires personal growth.
HOW WE DO IT
Art Starts works in five under-served Toronto neighbourhoods in partnership with residents and community organizations. We bring together professional artists – dancers, musicians, visual artists, actors, and playwrights – with residents of all ages. Together we create accessible and dynamic art projects that reflect the identities and aspirations of each community.