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Sunday Serenades 2022

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...

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Let’s Dance at Downsview Park

Let’s Dance at Downsview Park

On Sunday May 15th and 22nd, we kicked off our series of Around Art and Land activations with Let's Dance. It was such a thrill to see and dance with all of our participants in four dance workshops at the Orchard Pavillion of Downsview Park. Our morning workshops were...

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Celebrating Earth Day with Upcycled Art

Celebrating Earth Day with Upcycled Art

On Sunday April 24th, North York Arts was thrilled to be joined by Orfelina of @orfeecoart for our first in-person event since the start of the pandemic. In collaboration with our friends at Downsview Park, we engaged with many families who came to participate and...

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Building a Creative Practice – Tasneem Dairywala/Grow North

Building a Creative Practice – Tasneem Dairywala/Grow North

Building a Creative Practice By Expecting the Unexpected We’re all born artists, but for most of us, creativity gets buried under the pressure of heavy responsibilities, busy schedules, and rigid social structures. For those of us who are able to make room for our...

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Attending Art School – Tasneem Dairywala/Grow North

Attending Art School – Tasneem Dairywala/Grow North

Based on: Girl, By Jamaica Kincaid Wash your brushes immediately and put them to dry hanging upside down; Wash the acrylic ones separately and never mix them with oils; don’t leave your paintings to dry in the hot sun; they’ll cook and crack; wash your palettes as...

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Building a Creative Career – Tasneem Dairywala/Grow North

Building a Creative Career – Tasneem Dairywala/Grow North

An Interview with Tasneem Dairywala Can you tell us a bit about yourself? I am a visual artist and an art educator. I run a non-profit called Art Ignite and we do lots of fun art programs in Flemingdon Park. I’m also on my way to publishing my first children’s book,...

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Introducing NYA’s Executive Director

Introducing NYA’s Executive Director

Welcome, Christina Giannelia! One behalf of the board and staff at North York Arts, I am thrilled to announce that Christina Giannelia has joined North York Arts as Executive Director. Born and raised in Toronto, Christina brings over a decade of experience in the...

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Farewell Lila! – Departure Announcement

Farewell Lila! – Departure Announcement

We'd like to take this time to announce that North York Arts’ founding Executive Director, Lila Karim, will be moving on from the organization as of April 7th, 2021. NYA has been incredibly fortunate to have had Lila as a leader for the past 10 years. Thanks to her...

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NYA’s Anti-Racism Statement

NYA stands in solidarity with Black communities against racism, oppression, injustice, and violence. To be anti-racist is a continuous process and NYA recognizes that we have much more work to do. By adhering to our values and leading with authenticity, we are...

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Please Welcome our New Board Members!

Please Welcome our New Board Members!

We are pleased to announce that five new members have been appointed to the NYA Board of Directors! With expertise ranging from accounting to artistic direction, this new leadership will accompany the existing members’ skills to further support NYA’s strategic goals...

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NYA’s Response to COVID-19

At North York Arts, the health and safety of our staff, board, program facilitators, participants, and community members is our top priority. In light of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), North York Arts has opted to take protective measures to aid in controlling and...

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Snapd Arts Feature: Anna Kavehmehr

Snapd Arts Feature: Anna Kavehmehr

The opening of the 2020 Northbound Exhibition Program is quickly approaching, and we’re excited to introduce our first artist: Anna Kavehmehr! Born in Tehran, Anna moved to Toronto in 2013 to pursue her art career. Her exhibition, “Lacrima: /’la.kri.ma/”, follows the...

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Snapd Arts Feature: Cecilia Acevedo

Snapd Arts Feature: Cecilia Acevedo

We are excited to introduce Cecilia Acevedo, the group leader of Legacy Collective. Legacy Collective is an independent North York-based senior engagement initiative supported by North York Arts. The group celebrates creativity and wisdom through peer-to-peer...

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Call for Nominations to the Board of Directors

Call for Nominations to the Board of Directors

North York Arts is excited to announce that the Call for Nominations to the Board of Directors is now open!The Board of Directors provides strategic leadership, governance, establishes policy, oversees the operations and financial performance of North York Arts and...

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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

info@northyorkarts.org

647-477-6059

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