Art Starts began programming in the Neptune community in February 2010, beginning with the SuperNova Arts and expanding to include a new youth program named The Element, run out of the Yorkdale Community Arts Centre. Today while SuperNova is committed to ongoing, robust consistent programming on Neptune Drive, the Element continues to grow and reach out the larger Lawrence Heights community. We are building a strong relationship with the community in our most recent site and working in collaboration with a variety of organization to foster unity, build resilience and continue to share the incredible creativity and ingenuity of Lawrence Heights and Neptune.
1.Art Starts was invited by residents, local agencies and the former City Councillor Howard Moscoe to begin collaborating with Neptune residents in 2010 and we have been there ever since.
2. We run our programs in the programming rooms of the Neptune complex in addition and at the Yorkdale Community Arts Centre
3. Our youth performing arts program, The Element, and our kids multidisciplinary arts program, SuperNova, have been running year-round for the past 5 years.