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Community Arts Guild

  • Status:
  • Main Communities Served:
    All Ages 
  • Main Catchment Area:
    Ontario, East Scarborough 
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  • Arts Focus:
    We are a multidisciplinary arts company, with a focus on theatre performance and design. 
  • Main Community-Engaged Arts / Arts for Social Change Activities:
    We work in partnership with local residents and other organizations in the neighbourhood to:
    - Research, develop, create and produce art projects.
    - Design art activities and projects that respond to the requests and interests of collaborating community members, artists, and partners.
    - Share skills and develop arts practice amongst artists and community members through workshops, events, performances and celebrations.
    - Make our art activities accessible by removing barriers to participation: providing activities free of cost, taking art activities into different locations, or helping with food, translation, transportation or childcare.
    - Participate in training and mentorship opportunities and offer placements for learners in the arts and community building.
    - Build and contribute to opportunities for people to come together through artmaking within our neighbourhood and beyond.

    Our artwork is often performance-based, and we collaborate across disciplines and traditions, particularly exploring intersections of performance and design. We draw on theatre, puppetry, projection and shadow play, installation art (both indoors and out), playwriting, song writing, sound experimentation, culinary and textile arts, and film. 
  • Mandate/Mission:
    The Community Arts Guild makes art of all sorts with people in East Scarborough: connecting people separated from each other because of distance, language, income, age, culture or ability; inviting everyone, including those who may not normally have the opportunity to participate; celebrating and discovering the traditions we all bring along; and building community through art-making. 
  • Main Contact Name:
    Beth Helmers, Artistic Director 
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  • Address:
    Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, 225 Confederation Drive
    Toronto, ON  M4C 3X2 
  • Secondary Address:
    46 East Lynn Ave. (Mailing address)
    Toronto, ON  M4C 3X2 

Last updated on 2018-01-12 01:30:18. Submitted by: Community Arts Guild