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Thank you for making an impact on the arts in North York!

North York Arts is a non-profit, charitable organization. Every year we bring an assortment of free programs and events to North York, and create paid opportunities for artists of all disciplines to run programs and expand their artistic practice.

All of our programming and support is offered at no cost to our community, and we rely on grants and donations from our community to continue making an impact.

Any amount you can donate helps, and every amount will automatically receive a tax receipt via email.

If you are able, the best way to contribute is to become a monthly donor. Knowing we can count on your donation helps us plan for the year, and allows us to create exciting new opportunities for you and your community!

2020/2019 Individual Giving List

Ambassador $500+

  • Hogg, Shain & Scheck
  • The Hemera Group

Patron $250 – $499

  • Kirsten Kamper
  • Lila Karim
  • David Oliver
  • Diana Panagiotopolous
  • Kathleen Sloan
  • Anonymous 

Supporter $100 – $249

  • Joseph Borowiec
  • Kristopher Dell
  • Matias de Dovitiis
  • David Di Giovanni
  • Jordan Foster
  • Melissa Foster
  • Sheila Foster
  • Nesha Karim
  • Susan Karnay
  • Millean Kung
  • Andrea Langford
  • Mira Lax
  • Ely Lyonblum
  • John Ryerson
  • Bill Stephenson
  • Jonathan Stewart
  • Simeon Taole and Danielle Ungara
  • Elka Weinstein
  • Nina Zaslavsky
  • Anonymous

Friend $20 – $99

  • Janet Bacon
  • James & Frances Barry
  • Eva Bild
  • Brenda Blake
  • Jessica Fuentes
  • Michelle Herder
  • Meghan Hunt
  • Sonia Jog
  • Chhavi Malik
  • Bennett McCardle
  • David Norsworthy
  • Francesca Perez
  • Mary Pompili
  • Kelly Reindorf
  • Shawn Stillman
  • Heidi Stock
  • Lynn To
  • Cindy Wan
  • Michelle Yeung
  • Ike Zimbel
  • Anonymous

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What your gift supports

$10 - The Celebration

The Celebration

Celebrate an incredible year of programming with a $10 donation! Your contribution will go directly into our programs that support artists, arts organizations, and residents in North York.

$50 - The Participant

The Participant

Five times the fun! When you donate $50, you help cover the cost of materials, supplies, softwares, and technologies that help ensure more accessible in-person and online programs for our participants.

$100 - The Artist

The Artist

Celebrate with us ten times over! A $100 donation covers a portion of an artist’s fee for one of our programs. Art is at the core of our work and NYA is committed to fair and ethical compensation for all artists.

$250 - The Leader

The Leader

NYA couldn’t do what we do without the incredible coordinators, facilitators, producers, and consultants we work with. A $250 donation will contribute to supporting these individuals for their work in building, evaluating, and leading our programs.

About Us

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

Contact us 

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



Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

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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