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RBC Arts Access Fund (Neighbourhood Arts Network)

“The RBC Arts Access Award is designed to support newcomer artists across Toronto. The awards range from $500 to $1500 to support costs associated with arts projects, such as artist fees, art supplies, equipment rental, space rental and food costs for a workshop or event.  Additionally, awards may also support professional development, training and mentorship requests for newcomer artists looking to improve their skills regarding working in and with community.

Deadline: June 24, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. (EST)

Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must be:
– Newcomer who has been in Canada no more than 7 years
– Canadian Citizen, or Permanent Resident (Landed Immigrant), or have an application pending for Permanent Resident status, or be a Protected Person (approved refugee claimant)
– Over 18 years old
– Live in the City of Toronto or GTA (Halton, Peel, York and Durham municipalities
– A member of Neighbourhood Arts Network, if you are not a member, sign up here

*Artists can receive only one RBC Arts Access Fund per year.”

For more information, please visit Neighbourhood Arts Network’s website.

-from Neighbourhood Arts Network
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Introduction to Mural Art: North Etobicoke 2019

“Introduction to Mural Art is a free visual art learning program for all ages (14+) and abilities. Participants learn basic art, design, and mural-making skills from professional artists, gaining the skills and confidence to brainstorm design input and participate in the Community Collaborations mural along Finch Ave W., as part of The North Etobicoke Mural Jam upcoming this July 2019.

Introduction to Mural Art is comprised of six workshops, each three hours in length. Workshop topics include: mural styles, collaboration, drawing and painting techniques, colour theory, design challenges, mural techniques, enlarging techniques and large-scale collaborative final design projects. Each program aims to connect with a local mural project in the community where the program is being presented.”

For more information and to register, please visit:

-from Mural Routes
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Call for Artists: StArt Youth Presenting Art Festival 2019 (Toronto)

“Showcase your talents and have your creative work featured for friends and family to see at StArt Youth Presenting Art’s FREE art festival in Scarborough!

StArt YPA is looking for artists 16 and up to participate in their 9th annual festival on August 17th at Scarborough Village Recreation & Theatre. Send us a headshot, link/images of your work and a short artist statement. Full details are posted on their website:

You also must attend their open call audition/interviews on:

June 29th from 10am to 3pm
Christ Church, 155 Markham Rd in Scarborough. First Come, First Seen.

Submission deadline: June 22nd, 2019

Apply Here:​ ​”

-submitted by StArt YPA
Read SuiteLife Arts for Youth profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Mural Map of Canada Edit-a-thon & Mix, Mingle and Murals (May 8, Toronto)

“Date: Wednesday May 8th, 2019
Location: Toronto Media Arts Centre, 32 Lisgar Street

Mural Map of Canada Edit-a-thon & *New* Mural Map of Canada Launch

Time: 6-7pm
Learn about the new and improved Mural Map of Canada. Leave your mark and help us grow the map at this hour long edit-a-thon. We will have laptops set up to accommodate your mural map submissions!

What to bring: Digital photos and details of murals to add to the Mural Map, such as: full address of mural, mural artist(s), date created, organization responsible, style of mural, any necessary acknowledgements, description/backstory. We recommend bringing your images on a USB, however there will be WiFi and the opportunity to sign-in to any cloud-based account if need be.

Mix, Mingle, Murals!

Time: 7- 8:30pm

Connect with new and familiar faces at an informal evening of networking.
Share your projects from this season, and plans for next season.

Cost:  Free to Mural Routes members, $5 for non-members (suggested donation)

Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information contact: Tara Dorey, Program Director, at 416-698-7995 or programs[at]

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-from Mural Routes
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Free Social Circus Workshops for Youth (SoCirc, Toronto)

SoCirc’s weekly drop-in social circus workshops from 7pm -930pm will be starting every Tuesday through spring starting April 30th. This includes snacks, circus workshops and social support at MLSE Launchpad 259 Jarvis (at Dundas).

Register on-site at the front desk and look out for Rachel and Rebecca in the eating area. It is FREE and for youth 16-29, and we provide social support if needed, and opportunities to perform if participants choose! Lots of fun trying new things, and meeting new people in an inclusive positive space. (juggling, human pyramids, stilt walking, dance, trust building, games, stretching, contortion, object manipulation, theatre games, clown, acrobatics, hoola hoop, aerial silks, trapeze, circus makeup etc etc…)”

For more information, please contact SoCirc.

-submitted by SoCirc
Read Social Circus Circle’s profile on ArtBridge’s Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map.

Workshop: Drop-in arts workshops at SKETCH for Trans*, Non-Binary & 2-Spirit Youth

“An artful drop-in space for Trans, 2-Spirit, and non-binary youth. We aim to create a sense of community through discussion, art, and just hanging out. Talk, vent, discuss, and make art!

*To participate, you only need to identify as Trans. There is no need to use any specific pronouns or to be transitioning physically.

For more info or questions, email sevi[at]”

-from SKETCH
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VIBE Arts & Toronto Youth Equity Strategy Presents: ResilienTOgether

“VIBE Arts to Co-Present ResilienTOgether: a Panel Discussion, Concert Series and Photography Exhibitions as part of Youth Week 2019

VIBE Arts is pleased to announce an upcoming collaboration with the City of Toronto’s Youth Equity Strategy (TYES) with support from Solid Waste Management. On Saturday, May 4th, 2019, VIBE will be co-presenting a series of free arts programming and performances as part of Youth Week 2019.”

For more information, please visit

-from VIBE Arts website
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Newcomer and Refugee Artist Mentorship (Toronto Arts Council)

“Toronto Arts Council’s Newcomer and Refugee Artist Mentorship program was created to:

  • provide support for newcomer and refugee artists to develop their artistic practice;
  • support the integration and inclusion of newcomer and refugee artists to Toronto

We define a newcomer as: an immigrant or refugee who has lived in Canada for less than 7 years; a refugee is a person who was forced to leave their home country and is now located in Canada.
The program provides funding for individual newcomer and refugee professional* artists to be mentored (guided) in their chosen arts discipline.
The mentorship application is submitted by the newcomer artist with the mentor as the co-applicant. Both the applicant and the mentor must identify as professional* artists.

*A professional artist is:

  • someone who has developed their artistic skills through training and/or practice;
  • is recognized as a professional by other artists working in the same artistic tradition;
  • actively practices his or her art;
  • seeks payment for her/his work;
  • and has a history of public presentation

If you are a newcomer or refugee artist and you need help finding a mentor or accessing translation services, please contact Rupal Shah by March 31, 2019.


The total grant is $10,000.

  • $5,000 is paid directly to the newcomer or refugee artist
  • $5,000 is paid directly to the mentor.”

For more information, please visit Toronto Arts Council’s website

-from Toronto Arts Council