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Join the Scarborough Youth Playwrights Hub!

« Have you always wanted to join a theatre group? Test out your writing skills? Try something exciting and new? Join the Youth Playwrights Hub!

The Youth Playwrights Hub is BACK! We, once again, are partnering with Tarragon Theatre to offer free play creation opportunities to youth living in Scarborough! Sign up for nine free playwriting workshops hosted at Scarborough Arts from 6 – 8 pm on Thursday nights from January 9 – March 12th, 2020. This program is open to any and all youth currently attending high school in Scarborough. 

Each participant will work toward developing their own short play that will be shared with the public this spring! These sessions will be co-facilitated by Caitie Graham and Charles Marco Diokno Manzo. 

To be a part of this FREE writing hub all we ask is for you to fill out this quick Google Form, including a short writing submission. (If the nature of this application process is a barrier to applying, please contact education[at] to discuss the possibility of alternative forms of application.) »

For more information, please visit:

-from Scarborough Arts
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Workshop: Rainbow of Desire Applied Theatre (Mixed Company Theatre & Scarborough Civic Library)

« What happens when you take apart a single moment of conflict to explore every possible desired action?

In this experiential workshop led by Mixed Company Theatre’s Artistic Director Simon Malbogat, participants will employ Augusto Boal’s Rainbow of Desire techniques to broaden perspectives and reframe situations by focusing on the inner thoughts and impulses of the individual. Through storytelling and performance, artists, educators and community leaders will gain a deeper understanding of their conflicting and co-existing desires, which will enrich their experiences onstage and in social and personal settings.

This workshop is made possible by the Toronto Arts Council’s Artist In The Library Program.

Scarborough Civic Centre Library
Tuesday November 26th, 2019 from 2pm-4pm
There is limited space available in this free workshop, so reserve your spot by clicking here!« 

-from Mixed Company Theatre
Read Mixed Company Theatre’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Profile Highlight: Community Arts Guild

As ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory grows, we realize that it’s a bit overwhelming to read through all of the profiles. We’re hoping that by occasionally highlighting some profiles on our blog, you may learn about an initiative that you may not have initially seen in the directory. Also, if you know of a Canadian community-engaged arts for social change initiative that isn’t in our directory, but should be, please let us know! We love and need your input/feedback in building this resource! -Lisa, Content Coordinator at ArtBridges.

« The Community Arts Guild is an organization based in East Scarborough that connects people and builds community through collaborative artmaking.

The Community Arts Guild makes art of all sorts with diverse artists and residents in Scarborough: connecting those separated from each other because of distance, language, income, age, culture and/or ability; inviting everyone, especially those who face barriers to participation; discovering and celebrating the traditions we all bring along; and building inclusive community through artmaking. « 

To read more about Community Arts Guild, please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Scarborough Arts is seeking a Youth Coordinator & Peer Mentors for EAST Youth Collective

« East 7: Healthy Relationships Through Music is a free youth-led music and sexual health program for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) women and women-identifying* youth [16-24] in Scarborough. 

Are you a passionate BIPOC woman or woman-identifying person with an interest in gaining leadership experience? Are you interested in mentoring others with and through art? Do you want to learn more about how to execute an arts program in your community, or how to connect your community through art? 

If so, Scarborough Arts is looking for you!

We are currently hiring dynamic, energetic and passionate Youth Coordinator andtwo (2) Peer Mentors for our  7th annual East Program: EAST: Healthy Relationships Through Music – A Resiliency Program.

 *This program is for women and people who self-identify as women. We use an inclusive definition of “woman”, which welcomes trans-women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people. »

For more information, please visit:

-from Scarborough Arts

SA Moves Workshop: Spirit of Africa (Scarborough Arts)

« Spirit of Africa is a fun, exciting, interactive workshop that uses dance movement, music, and song to tell the story of the African people. Participants will learn about how the everyday lives of African people transfers through the arts, where examples of their daily activities, values and customs are portrayed. This workshop consists of a series of movements and song and drum rhythms from different parts of West Africa, followed by a formal instruction of a traditional dance piece, and ending with a “cookup”, where participants are able to freely express themselves. Participants should dress comfortably, be prepared to dance barefoot, and ready to have fun!

*Please note that this is a WORKSHOP SERIES and that participants who would like to attend are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO REGISTER AND ATTEND ALL sessions of the workshop* 


Born on the island of Trinidad and Tobago, Lesley Waldron started her journey in dance at the tender age of 5. She has trained in Modern, Caribbean Folk, and African Dance. In 1993, she joined the Ghanaian group Sankofa Drum and Dance Ensemble. In the Twi language, “Sankofa” means “go back and retrieve”; which is exactly what Lesley did, travelling to Ghana in 2007 to obtain a degree in West African dance and community development. Today, Lesley’s goal is to use the arts as a tool to educate young minds and inspire youth to elevate themselves.

This workshop is part of Scarborough Arts’ SA Suite of Programs — 2019.
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-from Scarborough Arts

Call for Applications: Where I Stand, A Scarborough Youth PhotoVoice Project

« Where I Stand is a Scarborough Youth PhotoVoice Project mentorship program that trains youth (ages 16-21) in participatory photography methods and the core photography skills they will use to run a PhotoVoice photography workshop in their community. Digital cameras will be provided to all youth for use during the workshop. This program is made possible in partnership with ArtReach. »

-submitted by Project Kids & Cameras
Read Project Kids & Cameras’ profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Call for Facilitators: Scarborough Arts Suite of Programs 2018-19

« Are you an artist or educator interested in bringing your artistic and cultural activities to Scarborough? Scarborough Arts is looking for engaging individuals to be part of our artist roster and plan and lead enriching arts workshops, talks, and events in Scarborough as part of our annual SA Suite of Programs 2018-19!

This year, we are especially interested in proposals that plan on delivering a series of workshops that will allow participants to progressively build on their skills. 

Apply now!

DEADLINE: September 23, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST.

Throughout the year, Scarborough Arts offers a collection of creative, innovative and accessible workshops and events series in various locations of Scarborough. At low-cost, these workshops are accessible to people of all backgrounds, abilities, and ages and encourages individuals, friends, and families to explore their creative side. Workshops cover various art disciplines, including but not limited to visual arts, new media, literary arts, music, dance, photography, performance, crafts, and participatory arts. These workshops are categorized into five streams: SA CreatesSA MovesSA WritesSA Talks, and SA Kids.

We are looking for artists and arts facilitators who have had previous experience facilitating workshops and have had experience working with diverse communities.

We welcome new and unique ideas that explore different art forms, including but not limited to visual arts, crafts, dance, drama, music, creative writing, photography, and new media. We also welcome professional development opportunities geared towards artists, arts educators, and arts administrators.

If selected, artists and facilitators must participate in a mandatory Scarborough Arts training session sometime in September or October 2018. Details will be announced as soon as it becomes available.

If you are interested in this opportunity, you must fill out the application form and submit it on or before the deadline on September 23, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST. »

For more information and to apply, please visit: Scarborough Arts’ website

-from Scarborough Arts website
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Cultural Hotspot: Modern Batik Fashion Workshops (Next Generation Arts, Scarborough)

« Presented in partnership with the City of Toronto – Cultural Hotspot SPARK Project and Agincourt Community Services Association – Dorset Park Hub, this workshop series explores the ancient African art of Batik, waxes, dyes and inks and applies it to fashionable fabric pieces which participants are free to alter. At the end of the workshop series, participants will show off their creations in a fashion show event.

The Modern Batik Fashion Workshops are FREE for all youth (individuals to the age of 29) but spaces are limited. The workshop begins July 20.

To register, complete the registration and consent form and submit to

Spaces are limited.

When: July 20 to August 31 (Fridays, 1-4:30PM)
Where: Dorset Park Hub (1911 Kennedy Road, Unit #105) »

For more information, please visit: »

-from Next Generation Arts

StArt Youth Presenting Art Festival & Emerging Artists Call (Scarborough)

StArt Youth Presenting Art [StArt YPA] is a SuiteLife Arts for Youth initiative, run by Scarborough youth and sponsored by TD Bank and Theatre Scarborough. We strive to give young emerging artists in Scarborough alternative outlets to express themselves in the arts and provide them with a platform where their works are accessible to their communities.

StArt YPA is now accepting art submissions for our 8th annual StArt Youth Presenting Art Festival, being held from August 13th to 18th, 2018. All youth between 13 and 25 years old are welcome to submit their works by July 14th, 2018, to Include subject line “Art submissions” and e-mail us links/docs of your work and a statement about you (including name, age, e-mail and phone number) and tell us about who/what inspires you as an artist.

Learning opportunity: During our festival week, from Monday, Aug. 13 to Thursday, Aug. 162018 we will be running free workshops for youth. Our artistic workshops include Hip-Hop, Bollywood Dance, Vocals, Photography, Theatre (Acting), Fine Arts, Spoken Word, Theatre Production, Business for the Arts and our very first DIY: Silk Screening workshop. Youth can register by e-mail us at More information on our website

We’re still welcoming submissions from Emerging Artists (25-40 years old) to perform and be featured in our Breaking Bread Reception – Aug. 17th, 2018, from 7:00pm to 9:30pm. »

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

Call for Participants: The Placemaking Project (Art Starts, Scarborough)

« Art Starts is looking for youth ages 15 to 22 interested in visual arts living in North Scarborough!

The Invitation

The Placemaking Project will bring together youth from North Scarborough to work with experienced artists to animate two public footways in north Scarborough. Growing out of a community consultation process, each artistic project will inject a burst of colour, intrigue and warmth into areas identified by the community as dull concrete places – leaving behind prominent, long-lasting public art installations that will insert a sense of fun and beauty into the neighbourhood.

A fun, festive ribbon cutting celebration, with land acknowledgement by Indigenous Storyteller Maria Montejo, will take place after the culmination of the project. See website for more details.

Youth Participants

The Placemaking Project will see youth and professional artists consult, design and craft 2 permanent public art installations within the (Scarborough) Cultural Hotspot boundaries. To ensure local excitement, resonance and a high-quality outcome, the installation locations, type and lead artist/s will be determined following community and stakeholder consultations.

Creative initiatives may include long, colourful sidewalk murals, funky signage, stair décor, etc. Professional artists will work with 6 youth (YOU). The artists will mentor YOU in the conceptualization, design, crafting and implementation processes.

Together they will consult with local representatives (e.g city councillor, residents) and spend over 40 hours conceptualizing, designing and crafting murals that animate and beautify.


*This is a paid training opportunity for local youth to learn employment-ready skills, illustration, practice collaboration and creative thinking with a professional Visual Artist and senior Special Projects Manager.

6 Youth Artists will be paid $15 an hour for x 48 hours for a total of $720 per participant
8 days of work from June to July 2018 (exact TBD)

About Art Starts

Art Starts is an award-winning charitable, non-for-profit organization that uses arts as a vehicle to encourage social change in Toronto’s underserved neighbourhoods. The organization brings professional artists and communities together to work in and across all artistic disciplines. Art Starts understands the arts are a medium for engaging residents, creating a shared sense of identity, identifying challenges and collectively working to overcome them. Founded in 1992, the organization has pioneered community-engaged arts practices in Ontario. »

-from Art Starts & Cultural Hotspot
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