Job Posting – Call for Photographers & Videographers

We are currently looking for photographers & videographers to document footage of Art Starts’ programs. Candidates will be hired on a contract, oncall basis.

Applicants must:
• be willing to travel
• supply their own equipment
• have an understanding and respect for community arts
• be comfortable working in a grassroots, community context

Please send a letter of interest and examples of your work (web site links included) to: [email protected]

Application deadline: February 15th, 2011
No Phone calls please. Only select applicants will be contacted for an interview.


Art Starts is a charitable, not for profit organization committed to arts-based community development in the city of Toronto. Our mandate is to build healthier communities using the arts. Our programs aim to address specific community needs through the arts in a responsive, collaborative manner.

We are currently looking for fresh, new artists to compliment our roster.

Whether you specialize in visual arts, drama, dance, spoken word, music, are creatively inclined or have experience working collaboratively in a grassroots, community setting, we would like to warmly encourage you to apply for an Artist Facilitator spot in our artist roster. Chosen artists will be contacted, when appropriate, to facilitate Art Starts community-engaged creative programs.

Application deadline: December 17th, 2010

Select applicants will be contacted in the beginning of the new year to come in and meet with us.
Please fill out the attached application,

Crew Application Form

and send back as an attachment to [email protected]

*Please feel free to submit any additional material (resume/CV) along with your application*

We look forward to hearing from you!

Art Starts at the Mayor’s Arts Awards

Art Starts was very excited to attend today’s Mayor’s Arts Awards Lunch hosted by the Toronto Arts Foundation. We were one of 3 finalists for the Arts for Youth Award, nominated alongside Supporting Our Youth (SOY) and Manifesto Community Projects. Both are inspiring organizations who are using arts and culture as a means of positive social change. While we didn’t walk away with the prize, we are very excited for a most deserving Manifesto.

The luncheon gave us the opportunity to sit beside our favourite departing city councillor, Howard Moscoe. Councillor Moscoe, a former junior high art teacher, has worked tirelessly to bring accessible arts programming to youth in the Lawrence Heights/Neptune neighbourhood and has been a HUGE support to Art Starts in this facilitating role.