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ArtBridges’ History

ArtBridges’ full, eventful history began with its founding in 2008. In that same year, we developed a multi-phased strategic plan to reach our vision. In 2009, Tides Canada accepted ArtBridges as a TIDES project. ArtBridges then

  • Created an Advisory Committee
  • Implemented fundraising
  • Identified staffing and consulting needs to implement the strategic plan
  • Birthed an online network to promote community-engaged arts across Canada. This network includes our blog (with 740 posts), Twitter and Facebook

In 2011, ArtBridges received an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant to

  • Create a robust, bilingual interactive website
  • Focus on networking in Ontario
  • Explore organizational sustainability

ArtBridges/ToileDesArts has been actively working on these goals since.

During the last 9 years, ArtBridges has researched, identified and created community collaborations with over 375 community-engaged arts initiatives across Canada in under-resourced, under-serviced communities inclusive of new Canadians and Francophone and FNMI initiatives.

ArtBridges/ToileDesArts continues to grow every day and to connect people and community arts initiatives across Canada.

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