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Art Starts

  • Status:
    Charity, Non-profit 
  • Main Communities Served:
    Adults, All Ages, Children, Homeless, Homeless Youth, Seniors, Youth, We serve/work with all ages. 
  • Main Catchment Area:
    Ontario, Toronto: Eglinton/Oakwood, Steeles L’Amoreaux, Villaways, Lawrence Heights with some city-wide youth 
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  • Arts Focus:
    All arts disciplines are offered, including storytelling 
  • Mandate/Mission:
    Art Starts inspires and cultivates social change by bringing professional artists and Toronto residents together to create community-building art projects in all artistic disciplines.
    Art Starts uses the arts as a medium for engaging residents, creating a shared sense of identity, identifying challenges and collectively working to overcome them. Our collaborative approach to art-making results in programs that celebrate communities, foster collaboration and responds to local needs in under-resourced neighbourhoods. 
  • Main Contact Name:
    Liz Forsberg, Managing Director 
  • Secondary Contact:
    Tamara Haberman, Director of Development and Administration 
  • Phone:
    (416) 656-9994 
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  • Address:
    Yorkdale Shopping Centre, P.O. Box #038, 3401 Dufferin St. Lower Level
    Toronto, ON  M6A 2T9 

Last updated on 2019-04-24 16:12:50. Photos credit of: Art Starts - Submitted by: ArtBridges interview with Liz Forsberg, Managing Director