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Scarborough Worldwide Film Festival Seeking Volunteers!


Scarborough Arts invites you to volunteer for this momentous 5th year of the Scarborough Worldwide Film Festival! The festival runs from June 6th to 11th, 2017, and this year is promising to be the best one yet, with a variety of film programs, parties, concerts, industry meetings, guests, and of course more films!

The Scarborough Worldwide Film Festival is only made possible by our amazing volunteers. This festival was founded as a volunteer driven project to bring international stories to the borough of Scarborough, uniting residents and guests under the lights of the screen. We are tremendously grateful for the time and dedication of our volunteers. We sincerely hope that you consider joining the volunteer team this summer!

As a volunteer you will be meeting and interacting with all kinds of new people, developing and sharing your unique skillset while participating and supporting the arts. For volunteering with the festival you will receive free access to all screenings. You will also be provided with a t-shirt, training sessions and volunteer appreciation events!

To apply for a volunteer position please complete this application form.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to email volunteer[at]”

-from Scarborough Arts website

EAST Urban Music invites applications from emerging and aspiring youth musicians (Scarborough Arts)

“Are you interested in writing and performing your own music? Are you between the ages of 14 and 21? Sign up for Scarborough Arts’ EAST: Urban Music program!

Work with musicians and producers and learn about beats, songwriting and song structure, flow, performance, and artists’ rights with SOCAN. At the end of the program, participants get to perform their songs at Scarborough Arts’ annual Art on the Bluffs festival (previously Art in the Park) in Scarborough on August 2017.

Workshops take place Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 PM at Cedarbrook Community Centre, 91 Eastpark Blvd., starting May 11 until June 22, 2017.

Deadline to submit applications is Monday, May 8 at 5 PM.
For more information on hot to apply, please visit Scarborough Arts’ website.”

-from Scarborough Arts website
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Wall Art Learning Series: Project Management for Murals 101 Workshop (Mural Routes, Scarborough, ON)


Wall Art Learning Series: Project Management for Murals 101

What: Managing a mural project from idea to unveiling is no easy feat. In this workshop, veteran mural manager Karin Eaton will walk participants through each component in the management process, including budgeting, role management, scheduling, and more.

When: Thursday, April 20th, 6:00-8:30pm

Where: Bluffs Gallery, 1859 Kingston Rd., Toronto

Registration: Full details and registration here. $15 for Mural Routes or Scarborough Arts members, $20 for non-members. Refreshments provided”

-submitted by Mural Routes
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Volunteer Opportunities at Scarborough Arts (ON)


Scarborough Arts has a number of volunteer opportunities in visual arts, crafts, and literature from March to May! Take your pick below and click the sign up button!

All events take place at Scarborough Arts’ Bluffs Gallery on 1859 Kingston Road unless otherwise noted.

SA Talks: Vacancies for the Arts in Scarborough
Date: Thursday, March 30, 6:30 – 9:30 PM
Volunteer Role: Greeter
NO VACANCY curator Alyssa Fearon moderates a panel discussion on the spaces and places for the arts in Scarborough.

My City My Six Writing and Bookmaking Workshop
Date: Wednesday, April 12, 6 – 8 PM
Location: Scarborough Museum, Thomson Memorial Park, 1007 Brimley Road
Volunteer Role: Workshop Assistant
My City My Six is a participatory public art project that will reveal Toronto and its residents in celebration of Canada 150, six words at a time.

Dates: Saturday, May 27, 11 AM – 4 PM and/or Sunday, May 28, 11 AM – 4 PM
Volunteer Roles: Greeters, Workshop Assistants
Scarborough Arts opens its doors to guests for Doors Open 2017. Guests can take part in a dub and slam poetry workshop, an expressive arts workshop, and a My City My Six writing workshop.

Questions? Contact 416-698-7322 or email”

-from Scarborough Arts newsletter
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Call for Applications: The Wave Runners Digital Media Program (Scarborough, ON)


The Wave Runners Program is taking applications for their inaugural digital media and entrepreneurship program! The program is a 16-week initiative from January to April that aims to provide youth of ages 14-25 with resources, mentorship, and entrepreneurial skills to consistently and sustainably create digital media art (film, photo, music, etc). Sessions will take place on Saturdays from 1 – 4 pm at Malvern Library’s SPOT, which has a wealth of resources at your disposal (iMacs with the entire Adobe Creative Suite, 3D printer, dance studio, access to DSLRs, etc). #jointhewave

The deadline for applications is on Jan 16th 2017 at 11:59 pm. Check out the website to apply and for more details:

-submitted by The Wave Runners Program

Call for Submissions: 31st Annual Juried Exhibition & BIG ART BOOK (Scarborough Arts)


Scarborough Arts 31st Annual Juried Exhibition and 6th annual BIG ART BOOK highlight an array of visual and literary arts contributions that reflect on the theme of “Spectacular Celebrations.” This exhibit opens in January 2017—a new year which also marks the start of Canada’s 150 -year anniversary celebrations. The year of the sesquicentennial will prompt a series of nationwide celebrations intended to highlight the past achievements, victories, and histories of this country. It’s a really big birthday party, with a whole lot of spectacle. This context frames our interest in an exhibit that probes the mechanisms and experiences of personal and political celebration. This January 2017 exhibition and book launch event invites artists to submit work that questions, reflects, or engages critically with the spectacle of celebration.

The committee is specifically interested in submissions that:

  • Highlight moments of personal celebration or local community commemoration
  •  Envision the familial experience of birthdays
  •  Picture or reflect on a national celebration related to their own country of origin outside of Canada
  •  Engage with the diverse range and forms of expressions elicited by spectacle and celebration

Be creative. Ultimately, we envision an exhibit that will both announce and renounce the spectacle of celebration. Two separate juries (one for visual arts submissions, another for literary submissions), both composed of industry and community arts professionals, will select pieces based upon a combination of artistic quality, technical execution and/or conceptual strength, originality, and impact.

The opening reception and publication launch of Spectacular Celebrations: Annual Juried Exhibition and BIG ART BOOK is on Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 6 PM to 8 PM at the Papermill Gallery at Todmorden Mills. The exhibition will be on view from January 26 to February 8, 2017.”

The deadline for submissions is Monday, December 5, 2016. For more information, please visit

Job Opportunity: Manager of Development and Community Relations
Scarborough Arts invites applications for the new position of Manager of Development and Community Relations. The position will be responsible for tackling several key opportunities and strategically important initiatives, including diversifying funding streams, sponsorship development, membership stewardship, growing community partnerships, and applying for grants. The deadline to apply is December 12, 2016.

For more information, please visit

-from Scarborough Arts newsletter
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StArt Youth Presenting Art Festival (Aug 9-13, Scarborough)


The 6th Annual StArt YPA Festival: August 9 – 13, 2016
StArt Youth Presenting Art looks at the connection between the Arts and community.
We are creating an environment where residents from Scarborough’s diverse communities can come together,
be engaged and celebrate the talents of Scarborough’s young emerging artists. The festival will provide youth with a platform from which they will be able to express themselves and truly speak to their community.

For more information, please visit StArt YPA’ Festival’s website.

-from StArt YPA Festival’s website

ArtReach Evaluation and Report Writing 101 Workshop (Toronto)


“Are you running a project or program in your community? Wondering about the best ways to evaluate your activities to get statistics and feedback about the effectiveness and success of your work? And how to use all the information you collected to write a report that people will read?

Evaluation is an important, but sometimes overlooked, part of our work in communities. Surveys, stories, art-based activities, and statistics are just some of the powerful evaluation tools we can use to measure the impacts of what we do, and to improve programs. Creating a report of your evaluation results will help you to communicate the benefits of our work to your communities, funders, and donors.

In this interactive workshop we will examine the process of evaluation, connecting it directly to the visions and goals of our own programs, and explore creative strategies and tools for collecting the right data and sharing it with others. Workshop participants will look into different ways of measuring the impacts and successes of their own programs, try out some evaluation techniques, see examples of creative reports, and will be provided with resources to help them get started right away.

Fiona Scott Evaluation Consultant

Date: Thursday June 23rd, 2016
Time: Registration/food at 5:30pm; workshop start time 6:00pm
Note: This workshop is open to youth (13 to 29 yrs). Space for this workshop is limited so register today! Food and refreshments will be provided
When: Thursday, 23 June 2016 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
Where: Scarborough Civic Centre – 150 Borough Drive, Toronto, ON M1P 4N7″

Register here!

-from ArtReach’s newsletter
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Call for Community Artists to Deliver Arts Programs at the Bluffs Gallery (Scarborough Arts, ON)


Call for Community Artists to Deliver Arts Programs at the Bluffs Gallery

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Friday May 20 at 6:00 PM

Are you an artist with a desire to share your passion for your craft? Would you be interested in leading a community paint night? Organizing an art walk through the Rouge? Leading a creative movement session in our gallery? Facilitating a talk about an issue relevant to artists working in Scarborough? Do you want to learn more about how to execute an arts event in your community, or how to connect your community through art?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then Scarborough Arts wants you to submit an application to facilitate a session in our Bluffs Gallery, as part of Scarborough Arts’ new suite of in-house programs.

Scarborough Arts is excited to announce that as of July 2016, we will offer a new series of classes and art events in our Bluffs gallery and its surrounding spaces. We need the help of local area artists who are passionate about Scarborough to make it happen! We invite the community to animate our gallery space on the Bluffs by facilitating, teaching, or leading an activity that corresponds to one of the following streams of activity:

Scarborough Arts Creates: We need artists that want to lead a paint night, or teach a class on a particular form of art making (charcoal, life drawing, oil painting, watercolour, portrait, pen and ink, etc). Get creative and tell us what kind of arts practices you want to share with the community!

Scarborough Arts Moves: Are you a yoga teacher, tai chi instructor, or dancer that can lead a session in the summer in the park? Or are you interested in exploring a movement form with a community group? Let us know how you can get our community moving.

Scarborough Arts Writes: Are you a writer than can lead a session on memoir writing, poetic techniques, slam, or creative approaches to fiction? We want submissions from local area writers who can get our community writing down their stories.

Scarborough Arts Talks: Do you want to organize a critique session, where artists working in a medium can come together and give advice and support on each other’s work? Maybe you want to engage the community through a panel discussion? If there is a community conversation that you think needs to happen, submit a proposal to get us talking.

Scarborough Arts Walks: Are you the kind of artist that works in, not just on, landscapes? Do you want to do creative walks through the Rouge, or explore Scarborough’s other magnificent places and spaces by taking community members on an art walk? If so, submit a proposal and we can get you walking!

Interested facilitators will be expected to:

  • lead a 2-hour session that would be free to Scarborough Arts members, and open to the rest of the community (at a nominal fee). These sessions will take place in the Bluffs gallery or around the Scarborough Arts property at 1859 Kingston Road.
  • Attend a series of training sessions, prior to July, that will prepare facilitators to develop, lead, and deliver a community arts offering
  • Facilitators will be paid a standard rate for their services. In addition to remunerating artists for their facilitation work, material costs associated with these events will be paid for by Scarborough Arts.

Interested artists should fill out an application form HERE.

Extended Deadline for Applications: Friday, May 20, 2016

Contact: Sasha Kovacs, Interim Program Director, Scarborough Arts ( or 416-698-7322)

If you have ideas for a special project in the community that falls outside the boundaries of the streams listed above, please contact Interim Program Director Sasha Kovacs at and provide specific details of your project (scope, objectives, budget). We will get in touch with you to discuss other proposals in the coming months.”

-from Scarborough Arts newsletter
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Performance at the Park & Call for Open Mic Night Performers (Scarborough Arts)


August 12, 2015, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
The Bluffs Gallery, 1859 Kingston Road

“Bring your friends, family, and picnic blankets out to our first-ever Performance at the Park! There will be special performances by Canadian singer-songwriter Blitz Kawaja; by pop, reggae, and R&B cover musicians from the Port United Band; plus other special guests!

The evening will also feature local up-and-coming performers for our Open Mic Nightsegment. (Check below to find out how you can participate!).

The festivities will be hosted by emcee and hip-hop artist Dan-e-o, who will be joined by our DJ, Ash Jahromi. There will be food and refreshments, arts activities for the whole family, door prizes, and loads of entertainment!

RSVP is required for this event. Let us know you’re coming by contacting Susan at 416-698-7322 or by emailing exhibit [at] scarborougharts [dot] com.

Performance at the Park is part of a larger series of events for 12 x 12, our new summer exhibition at the Bluffs Gallery running from July 15 to August 28, 2015. The last 12 x 12 event is Paint Night on August 25, 2015. More information about the 12 x 12 exhibition and other events on our website.”


Deadline: August 3, 2015 at 5 pm

“Join other talented performers and sign up for our Open Mic Night!

The Open Mic Night is part of our upcoming event, Performance at the Park, taking place on August 12, 2015 at the Harrison Estate Gardens — just behind Scarborough Arts’ Bluffs Gallery on 1859 Kingston Road!

We welcome every kind of performer and all kinds of family-friendly performances! Whether you are a musician, a spoken word artist, a comedian, an actor, or a storyteller, you are invited to sign up!

To reserve your spot, contact Susan at 416-698-7322 or email exhibit [at] scarborougharts [dot] com with your name, the title of your piece, the length of your performance, and any technical requirements. The deadline to sign up is Monday, August 3, 2015 at 5 pm.”

-from Scarborough Arts newsletter
Read Scarborough Arts’ profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map