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Iranian Protesters at Risk of Execution – Anna Kavehmehr/Grow North

Since the beginning of the protests in Iran in September 2022, more than 500 protesters have been killed and more than 10,000 protesters have been arrested.  Yet the protesters are still fighting for freedom, whether on the streets all over Iran or by various acts of...

The Significance of Protest Art in Iran – Anna Kavehmehr/Grow North

If you are on social media or have attended protests in person, you might have seen the amount of art that is being produced in support of the protests in Iran. You might be wondering why creating art is so significant in the fight for a free Iran. For context, It is...

Mahsa (Jina) Amini and the Origin of the Woman, Life Freedom – Anna Kavehmehr/Grow North

I am very grateful to North York Arts for giving me this opportunity to bring awareness to what is happening in Iran and the Woman, Life, Freedom movement.  By now you have probably heard the name, Mahsa (Jina) Amini, how she became a symbol of a freedom movement in...

Sunday Serenades 2022

In 2023, we look forward to hosting Sunday Serenades at Mel Lastman Square and celebrating with our beloved artists, bands and fans! Regrettably, Sunday Serenades will not take place in 2022 due to staffing shortages in the events industry. Please direct questions to...

Land Acknowledgement 

We acknowledge that North York is covered by treaty 13, and is the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, Haudenosaunee and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River.

North York Arts recognizes that this land acknowledgment is part of a continuous process towards truth and reconciliation. By adhering to our values and leading with authenticity, we are committed to building positive relationships with Indigenous peoples, the wider community, and the environment.

We are truly grateful to be able to work and create on this land. 

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North York Arts (NYA)  collaborates with artists, arts organizations, and partners to develop, strengthen, and promote cultural programming and initiatives for North York communities

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North York Arts
5040 Yonge St.
Toronto, ON, M2N 6R8

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647-477-6059

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Meet Julián

Julián Carvajal (he/him) is a Toronto-based award-winner creator & producer of experiences. This Queer Latinx Colombian Canadian Arts Manager/Producer has over 21 years of experience managing, curating and delivering arts festivals and cultural events. He is the Event Producer of the largest PanAmerican Food and Music Festival in Canada, Mentor in Residence at the Neighbourhood Arts Network while working at North York Arts, StreetARToronto and producing "In My Element(s) Symposia" for ArtWorkxTO.

Julián has collaborated with organizations and artists from 5 continents on multiple artistic projects. He has mentored over 400 self-identified artists for the past 10 years. He is passionate about building meaningful relationships; helping others to navigate the art sector in the city while collaborating with others to co-create an anti-oppressive and more diverse and inclusive vision of the art sector in Tkaronto.

What does art mean to you?

The Big Bang of my life

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