Services Offered: Mentorship & Professional Development, Career Management, Producing & Creation
Organization Type: Non-profit
Art Starts works in five underserved Toronto neighbourhoods and city-wide. We bring together professional artists ̶ dancers, musicians, visual artists, actors and playwrights ̶ with residents of all ages. Together we create accessible and dynamic community arts projects and initiatives that reflect the identities and aspirations of each community.
We provide a gateway to post-secondary education and employment through training, portfolio development, and networking opportunities. We nurture local talent and mentor emerging artists. Through the arts we work with Toronto communities to engage residents, nurture resiliency and inspire personal growth.
Priority Community: Low-income, Youth
Communities Organization Self-Identifies With: Artists of Colour