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.
A Bike Built for YOU!
This new program is a unique opportunity to earn a bike while learning visual design and bike building skills. Participants start with a brand new bike frame, plan the design of the graphics, paint the frame using stencils and masking and then build up the frame. Throughout the series of workshops this very focused and directed group learns basic bike mechanics in a one to one format with professional bike experts. Program Coordinator: Car Martin
Sept 26th to Nov 16th
Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-8pm
Generously supported by: City of Toronto Community Recreation Investment Program
Movin’ Up is a program dedicated to developing healthy lifestyle habits. This summer each program session will include a healthy snack and an educational component where various themes are explored. The kids will participate in an intensive Cardio HipHop workshops, Socasize and other dance and fitness workouts where they can explore the intersections of art and athleticism, with a focus on being active and open to new things.
Sept 30th-Dec 10th
Mondays 530 – 7:30
Generously supported by: Green Shield Canada
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