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VIBE Arts’ Online Art Programs

“At the core of our organization, VIBE works to support artists and spread arts education with those who need it most. In an effort to continue our mission amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic, VIBE has launched 4 ongoing programs to employ artists, inspire communities and keep the arts flowing through the lives of people in Ontario.

VIBE Bloom
Sign yourself up for our PWYC online art-making lessons. You’ll receive a list of suggested art supplies, curated to be found at home, before taking part in a group art-making lesson facilitated by a VIBE Artist, hosted on ZOOM.

VIBE Makers
A content series bringing artist-made videos of lessons, artist talks and art-making related activities to VIBE’s IGTV and YouTube Channel.

Friday Night VIBE
Join us Friday nights at 7 PM for a live, hour-long session hosted on our YouTube channel. FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE features live performance, music, and art of all kinds from local artists.

Accessible IGTV craft tutorial videos for a variety of skill levels. Crafts are developed with limited resources in mind and often incorporate up-cycling recyclable goods.”

For more information, please visit:

-from VIBE Arts

Free Virtual Creative Hub (Avenue Road Arts School)

“This special Avenue Road Arts School creative area is a place where people can continue to learn, engage and connect with the Arts School, remotely.

Geared to children, their parents, adults and those who want to continue to create and exercise creativity during these days of social distancing, the Virtual Creative Hub will offer free activity ideas including art lesson plans for kids, creative exercise for teens and adults, resources and creative links and short video demos. Check back often, as we will have daily additions and more content for your creative enjoyment.”

-from Avenue Road Arts School

Digital Experiences (Culture Days)

“Although physical spaces may be closed during this current health crisis, the arts and culture sector continues to be brimming with amazing content. While we are more physically distant from each other, we are seeing great opportunities to connect, all through the digital sphere.

On Culture Days’ page you will find new ways to link to Ontario and Canada’s arts and culture community from within your own home – from new craft projects and kids activities to live-streamed performances and digital dance classes.

Performances, talks and other live content
Films, documentaries, and playlists
Kids stuff
Virtual tours and collections
Craft and DIY

-from Culture Days

Arts in Isolation (Arts Etobicoke)

“In response to the ongoing mandated self-isolation, Arts Etobicoke is adapting as quickly as possible to continue to offer high-quality arts experiences for the people of Etobicoke. Arts In Isolation is our new initiative to deliver free online art classes and cultural experiences that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. 

We are creating participatory arts experiences through social media and other online services (Twitch, Zoom, etc) and also a library of arts videos and tutorials that will be updated regularly and can be accessed at any time. Self expression and exploration through the arts is more important than ever right now. The arts have been proven to help reduce anxiety, stress, and loneliness. At Arts Etobicoke, we feel strongly  that it is our responsibility to continue to create arts-based learning opportunities, and high-quality arts and cultural experiences during this time of uncertainty and isolation. 

Check Arts Etobicoke for regular updates as we continue to add new art classes and workshops to our online library.”

-from Arts Etobicoke

Video: Faces of the North (ArtsCan Circle)

“Music video by youth in Attawapiskat.

ArtsCan Circle is proud to present Faces of the North a song and music video written, composed and performed by Indigenous youth in Attawapiskat, Ontario. Attawapiskat is a community of many different people, with many different experiences. The voices of youth are often the last to be heard, and yet may be the most important voices for the future of Indigenous Communities. Our ArtsCan Team of Filmmaker, Brendan Mariani, B Boy Dance Instructor/Producer, Lee Pham and Indigenous Singer/Songwriter, Mimi O’Bonsawin, worked together to create an incredibly powerful song and video, that captured the hearts and minds of the students of Vezina Secondary School in Attawapiskat.

This is the beauty and power of collaborative art projects that use a multi-disciplinary approach to create works of art that are informative, educational and emotionally powerful. For the youth, it is a way for them to express their feelings and experiences in a way that is lasting and impactful. This video will give you a snapshot of life in the north and hopefully encourage you to learn more about the wonderful, resilient young people who are working hard to find their way in the world.”

-from ArtsCan Circle

Webinar: Art Education in the Digital Sphere (Culture Days)

“Get on your computer, turn on the TV, and tune into see how digital platforms are changing the game in arts education.

The webinar includes guest presentations from John Dalrymple with Canada’s National Ballet School, Jay Kimball at LiveArts Saskatchewan, and Douglas Friesen, teacher and arts educator. Watch as they identify barriers to participation and discuss the ways they work to bring accessible arts programming into classrooms.

This webinar looks at current trends in online education programming, and investigates the way arts organizations create digital lessons for younger audiences. Discussion revolves around the differences between live and digital education programming, and how organizations have utilized web platforms to expand their audience.”

For more information, please visit:

-from Culture Days

Webinar – Arts Participation in Canada: Setting the Stage for Well-being (Culture Days & Hill Strategies)

“In Culture Days’ first webinar of 2019, Hill Strategies President Kelly Hill presented key findings from Hill Strategies’ recent report on arts participation in Canada, including overall attendance, active participation, and engagement by different groups of Canadians. The research was also linked to concepts of well-being through arts participation. Webinar participants had the opportunity to discuss the relevance of the findings for their own work during a brief Q&A session at the end of the presentation.”

For more information, please visit:

-from Culture Days

Webinar – Culture Days and Get Creative Festival: Recent findings from across the pond on personal well-being and arts participation

“On May 29, 2019 Culture Days was joined by BBC Arts Editor Stephen James-Yeoman and University College London (UCL) Senior Research Fellow Dr. Daisy Fancourt to discuss new research on the benefits of arts participation. A recent study conducted by Dr. Fancourt and UCL identified the different ways that people use creativity as a coping mechanism to control negative emotions, such as stress and anxiety, and how spending just a brief amount of time on artistic pursuits can have a direct impact on personal well-being.

The study has been released in connection with the Get Creative Festival – the UK-wide celebration of creativity that took place from May 11-19, 2019. Stephen James-Yeoman will speak about the festival, its audience, and ongoing research efforts, in addition to the many links between Get Creative and Culture Days.”

For more information, please visit:

-from Culture Days

Webinar: Deepening Sense of Belonging Through Arts and Culture (Culture Days & CAPACOA)

“What is belonging? How does it relate to arts and culture? And how can we strengthen belonging to each other and our communities? In 2017, Community Foundations of Canada and the Canadian Arts Presenting Association (CAPACOA) sought to answer these questions in Vital Signs: Arts & Belonging.

Building on this report and on subsequent research findings, this webinar will explore how arts and culture programs and venues make our communities better places to live by helping people connect through shared arts experiences.

The webinar is presented by FrĂ©dĂ©ric Julien, Director of Research and Development at CAPACOA. FrĂ©dĂ©ric has been active in the performing arts for several years as an artist, an arts administrator, a consultant, an advocate, and a change maker. He has been leading research and development activities at CAPACOA for the last nine years. He is a regular speaker and session facilitator at conferences throughout Canada. He also frequently facilitates online dialogues on the state of the performing arts sector as part of the Arts in Perspective series.”

For more information, please visit:

-from Culture Days

Vidéo : « Hors Piste », un cirque qui change une vie (Cirque Hors Piste)

“Ce reportage sur le Cirque Hors Piste, prĂ©sentĂ© en primeur hier soir au TĂ©lĂ©journal de Radio-Canada, est une belle façon d’en connaĂ®tre plus sur leurs actions auprès des jeunes.

Cirque Hors Piste

Cirque Hors Piste est un organisme dĂ©diĂ© au cirque social, qui offre un espace alternatif et inclusif de crĂ©ation aux jeunes ayant un parcours de vie marginalisĂ©. L’organisme favorise l’apprentissage individuel et collectif par le biais des arts du cirque.”

source : Radio-Canada & Cirque Hors Piste
Lire le profil de Cirque Hors Piste dans notre rĂ©pertoire et carte de l’art communautaire au Canada