Grow North Creative Space

Through programming, community engagement and development, we prioritize investing in North York based artists.

Starting in 2022, North York Arts has been embarking on an exciting path to provide opportunities for artists living in North York through our Grow North program. With three exciting streams, Grow North aims to support artists by way of creative residencies, a microgrants program, and creative sessions. 

We asked our artists what an ideal gathering space would look like to connect, work, and create together. Many artists have been faced with challenges as they try to seek affordable space for their creative projects. With minimal financial stability, renting a studio can be inaccessible to many, especially with competitive grants that fund the creation of projects.

Seeing a gap in access to affordable space, we have responded by piloting a creative space in our creative headquarters where artists can book space by donation. We prioritize decreasing barriers and give artists the opportunity to network and create together.

  • Networking opportunities with other creatives in the community which can lead to collaborative projects, advice, resource sharing, and asset mapping.
  • Low-cost access to space and rental equipment through (membership-based subscriptions) and donations.
Where is it?

5040 Yonge Street – North York Arts headquarters.
Please note this venue is not accessible, the North York Arts office is up a flight of stairs.
Venue Capacity: 10 people per day.

In the meantime, please complete our New Artists Form here.