In 2007 Art Starts received a four-year Trillium grant to implement creative programs at Glendower, an underserved neighbourhood at Finch and Birchmount. Art Starts responded to community needs and interests while training local residents to take ownership of and responsibility for the programming. There a myriad of arts, music and dance programswere created collaboratively. From the resident led Arts Council to Getting’ Down with Dower – a youth led hip hop dance crew – what continues to set Steeles-L’Amoureaux area programs apart is the dedication and commitment of its residents.
Amina Alfred (Program Manager)
Amina Alfred is a dynamic Multi-Disciplined Artist, and founder of Rahjudah Creative Services. She is committed to social justice and youth, Amina has previously collaborated with various community organizations. Along with being a Visual Artist, Amina is also a Performing Artist. She is a drummer, percussionist, composer and vocalist. She has performed in various capacities with local artists and throughout the globe.
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