A poem for Art Starts

Last month we came across an opportunity on the Culture Days website that was just too good to pass up. A poem written by the staff, participants or volunteers of your non-profit organization with a chance to win TONS of great prizes! We put out the call to all our talented friends and submitted this inspired poem by our very own Paulina O’Kieffe.

I can’t help but to smile at all the colors that jump off the concrete jungle of this city.
Created by the hands of those who never even suspected they were artists themselves
but through art have inserted themselves into the living breathing canvass that is Toronto.


Creative communities through artistic expression, intersecting intergenerations
the legacy building we support through art.

Unity Kick-off Auditions

Are you a bboy/bgirl, spoken word artist, visual artist,  have a talent you would like to showcase and are 10-19 years old?

UNITY Charity is hosting “Raising Voices Festival” (formerly known as UNITY Kickoff) and we are looking for YOU to audition!

How to get involved!

1.     Visit – Fill out mandatory application form under the ’2011 Application’ link.


2.     Attend mandatory audition Friday April 1st (bboy/bgirl battles), Saturday April 2nd & Sunday April 3rd (all other performance type). Location details (location/date/time) are posted online at

3.     Festival dates: Friday July 8th ~ Sunday July 10th.

If anyone has any questions, please feel free to email [email protected] or call 416.578.2898.