Kids Can Make Their Voices Heard at Mouse City Votes! Every four years, grown-up Torontonians get to vote for the kind of city they’d like to live in. Small Print Toronto, East End Arts and The Children’s Book Bank are joining forces to give…
Writers! Put down your pens and join East End Arts at our Writers’ Mix & Mingle on Saturday, September 15 from 7-9pm at St. Matthew's Clubhouse for an evening of performance, food, and conversation. Featuring a reading by Sofia Mostaghimi, Managing Fiction Editor at Broken Pencil Magazine. Part of the Weekend of Words.
Writing Our Stories is a free zine-making workshop presented by East End Arts and facilitated by Trinidadian-Canadian writer, playwright, filmmaker, and community-engaged artist Fiona Raye Clarke. Make individual zines through a process of timed writing exercises, sharing, positive feedback, and art-making.
IndigenousNOW is an evening of storytelling and performance, featuring the work of talented, emerging Indigenous writers. Hosted by drum talk poet rapologist Mahlikah Awe:ri Enml'ga't Saqama'sgw (The Woman Who Walks In The Light), IndigenousNOW celebrates and showcases the heart, words, and voices of emerging Indigenous writers.
Toronto's arts community comes together for #DanforthStrong as North York Arts gifts their Toronto Love Project to the Danforth community. Visit the East End Arts tent at Dusk Dances in Withrow Park to fill out a heart with messages for the community. These hearts will be added to the final installation and displayed throughout the Fall.
Interested in visual art and murals? Are you looking for opportunities to learn more about outdoor mural-making this summer? Join East End Arts and muralists Monica Wickeler and Bareket Kezwer for Girls Mural Camp, a three-week summer program for youth between the ages of 14-19 who self-identify as young women. Apply by August 9!
You’ve written something, and now you’re looking to perform! Be Brave On Stage is a free workshop designed to address the needs of writers working across all genres. Join slam coach and theatre director Charlie Petch on Monday, July 16 from 6-8:30pm at Crow's Theatre and develop your public reading and performance skills, and feel brave and confident sharing your work in front of an audience.
Let go of judgement and critical thinking with art at Art MEETS: Expressing Emotions in Paint on Saturday, July 21 from 1-4pm at St. Matthew's Clubhouse. Experiment with expressionist painting using your emotions and mindfulness as your guide, and produce a piece of artwork that expresses unique parts of yourself in an encouraging environment.
Experiment, explore, and focus on process over product at Art MEETS: Exploring Collage on Saturday, July 14, from 1-4pm at St. Matthew's Clubhouse. Pull images and text from a collection of magazines, maps, books, and other materials provided, then deconstruct them into fragments and reassemble them into new artistic works!
Create unique and stunning effects using watercolour at Art MEETS: Watercolour Painting Hacks on Saturday, July 7 from 1-4pm at St. Matthew's Clubhouse. Using everyday household items, produce a series of miniature watercolour paintings. Explore a wide variety of watercolour techniques to create different effects, including wax resist, splatter, blotting, and stencils.
Join East End Arts for the Opening Reception of SELF Youth Visual Arts, a group exhibition featuring the work of eight talented youth artists on June 23 from 12-3pm at AccessPoint on Danforth. Meet the artists, learn more about their incredible work, and celebrate with a light lunch and refreshments!
Creative Facilitation Camp supports artists, arts facilitators, and arts & culture workers in their creative facilitation skills. Register to attend this two-day professional development series on May 26 & 27 at St. Matthew's Clubhouse. Co-presented by East End Arts and Scarborough Arts in association with PYE Global.
The My City My Six Exhibition transforms the East York Civic Centre into a unique, public gallery space featuring over 200 six-word stories submitted by east Toronto residents, showcasing the diverse stories of east Toronto, six words at a time. The exhibition will be on display until September 30. My City My Six is a Cultural Hotspot project, in celebration of Canada 150, in partnership with the City of Toronto.
Balancing Words and Movement is a free workshop led by charles c. smith on September 16, 12-2pm at the East York Civic Centre. The workshop will engage participants and focus on creative writing and movement, allowing participants to create their own written and performance-based works. Part of the Weekend of Words.
Join East End Arts and Firefly Creative Writing at Writers’ Mix & Mingle for an evening of performance, food, and conversation. Meet other east end writers at one of the east end's newest writing studio spaces on Saturday, September 16 from 7-9pm at 1898 Danforth Avenue. Part of the Weekend of Words.
Meet the dynamic father-son duo behind #JacksLibraryTour! After having visited all 100 of the Toronto Public Library branches, six-year old Jackson Bennett and his father Lanrick Bennett Jr. will be discussing the importance of Toronto Public Libraries, and their evolution into community and cultural institutions. Audience members will also have the opportunity to ask Jackson and Lanrick questions following the talk. Part of the Weekend of Words.