Work Smarts March Workshops

Work Smarts March Workshops

WORKSHOP 1
Working with Communities through an Equitable & Anti-Oppression Lens

Learn how to be a thoughtful community collaborator, project-maker and make positive transformations in diverse communities. Explore and learn 5 Key Practices in Applying Equity to Community Programming & Engagement and reflect on various arts equity techniques and approaches that will influence design, delivery and evaluation. Learn ways of applying anti-oppression in community work. This workshop will have interactive components and require self-reflection.

Audience Focus: Emerging Arts Leaders
Incentives: Skill-based and hands-on learning;
Accompanying workbook and exercises

Facilitated by: Parul Pandya
Community Consultant,
Community Impact Non-Profit Consulting

Date: March 7, 2019

Time: 10am – 5pm

Place: North York Central Library

Price: Free

Venue: Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi

 

WORKSHOP 2

Emerging Leadership in Non-Profit through Effective Strategy

This full-day workshop investigates the qualities and factors of an effective change-maker. Exploring how to develop a robust strategic plan that promotes strong leadership and addresses issues specific to non-profits.

Participant will also discuss how those stepping into senior roles and board members can implement models and approaches to make a sustainable impact when investing in communities. Participants will walk away with practice resources including a framework designed to help guide them.

This workshop is delivered as part of WorkSmarts – a WorkInCulture series featuring learning opportunities that teach individuals working in arts, culture, libraries, and heritage, skills related to organizational capacity and management.

Facilitator: Parul Pandya
Community Consultant, Community Impact Non-Profit Consulting

Date: March 21, 2019

Time: 10am-5pm

Place: Downsview Hub 

Price: $25

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

info@northyorkarts.org

Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

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Art Starts Workshops: Accounting Principles for Artists and Creatives

Art Starts Workshops: Accounting Principles for Artists and Creatives

WORKSHOP 1

Introduction to Accounting Principles for Artists & Creatives

A business infrastructure is essential for an artist to earn a viable income in their selected field of expertise. This workshop will cover basic principles of accounting and business management related to the cultural sector with the following topics of discussion:

– Setting Up Your Company – Sole Proprietorship/Partnerships/Corporations/NFP’s/Charities
– Getting Organized -basic filing systems – Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable
– Potential Revenue Streams – artist / creator / service provider
– Maintaining Overhead Costs – what is an essential expense?
– Return on Investment Techniques – how to spend less and earn more
– Effective Negotiation Tactics to Maximize your Earning Potential- what is your worth?

Facilitated By: Anne-Marie Smith

Anne-Marie attended Harris Institute majoring in production/engineering and was hired by Warner/Chappell Music Publishing. She was promoted to Creative Manager two years later and signed various songwriters including Glenn Lewis, Kardinal Offishall, Jully Black & Saukrates to the company. 2010-2015, Anne-Marie was the Associate Producer at Clear Lake Historical Productions.

She currently teaches courses for Harris Institute’s Artist Management program for Seneca College’s Music programs. Anne-Marie owns Lonestar Music Services which provides business support to various clients including Polaris Music Prize Inc., NXNE, USS, and Iskwé and has held positions on the OMDC Board of Directors and the CIRPA.

Date: April 2, 2019

Time: 6-8pm

Place: Art Starts

Price: Free

WORKSHOP 2

Introduction to Accounting Software Principles

This workshop will cover basic accounting principles as they pertain to day to day data management of an artist or creator’s business. Various accounting software platforms will be referenced with Wave being the learning template to encompass the following practices and procedures:

– Assets/Liabilities/Equity – how do these components affect your company’s financial profile?
– Creating a viable Chart of Accounts to accurately reflect specific line items necessary for various reports and grant completions (eg CADAC, OMF, FACTOR, etc)
– Invoice Templates / Cash Flow management
– Inventory Maintenance
– Cohesive Data Entry
– Bank Reconciliations
– Financial Statements/Reports – Balance Sheets, Income Statements/Statement of Operations

Participants will require a computer to be able to participate in some activities related to this workshop. A limited number of computers will be available on site please contact cecilia@northyorkarts.org to reserve a computer. We recommend that you bring a laptop if possible.

Facilitated By: Anne-Marie Smith

Anne-Marie attended Harris Institute majoring in production/engineering and was hired by Warner/Chappell Music Publishing. She was promoted to Creative Manager two years later and signed various songwriters including Glenn Lewis, Kardinal Offishall, Jully Black & Saukrates to the company. 2010-2015, Anne-Marie was the Associate Producer at Clear Lake Historical Productions.

She currently teaches courses for Harris Institute’s Artist Management program for Seneca College’s Music programs. Anne-Marie owns Lonestar Music Services which provides business support to various clients including Polaris Music Prize Inc., NXNE, USS, and Iskwé and has held positions on the OMDC Board of Directors and the CIRPA.

Date: April 16, 2019

Time: 1-3pm

Place: North York Central Library

Price: Free

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

info@northyorkarts.org

Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

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Legacy Collective Art Exhibition and Craft Sale

Legacy Collective Art Exhibition and Craft Sale

Legacy Collective: Art Exhibition and Craft Sale

See the Legacy Collective’s amazing work at their spring exhibition, and purchase a piece of your own at their craft sale!

Also be sure to join the group members for a free drawing class on April 7th.

About Legacy Collective:
Legacy Collective is a North York-based senior engagement initiative. Partnered with North York Arts and supported by the Government of Ontario, the group celebrates creativity and wisdom through peer-to-peer learning, storytelling, and art-making. The members, which are made up of individuals with diverse backgrounds and languages, participate in activities that seek to break down barriers of social isolation and depression by using the arts as a tool to foster a network of community support. Legacy Collective is part of North York Art’s creative leaders program. 

Exhibition Dates: April 5 – 21, 2019
Craft Sale Date: April 7th | 10 am to 3pm
Drawing Class: April 7th | 1pm to 2:30pm

 

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Exhibition Hours:
April 5 | 10am-3:30pm
April 6 | closed
April 7 – 9| 10am – 5pm
April 10 and 11| 10am-7pm
April 12 |10am-3:30pm

Place: Bernard Betel Centre
Address: 1003 Steeles Avenue West, Toronto, ON M2R 3T6
Price: Free

The Place of Belonging: KIN Collective

The Place of Belonging: KIN Collective

The Place of Belonging

by: KIN Collective

Join KIN Collective for their family-friendly collaborative art installation, “The Place of Belonging,” on May 4 at the Lower Gallery of the Toronto Centre for the Arts, and is free to the public with RSVP.

On the gallery walls, attendees will have the opportunity to anonymously share personal stories on the topics of being a newcomer to Canada, how it feels being in transition, searching for new identities, and finding a place to call home.

But the narrative doesn’t have to focus solely on immigration; there are many experiences that can be shared based on the theme of belonging. Kids will be encouraged to participate too, to create poems, drawings, and collage.

“The Place of Belonging” runs concurrently with KIN Collective’s exhibition Construction of Liminal Space by KIN members Jieun June Kim and Marina Nazarova.

About the Collective
KIN is an emerging collective that explores the dual identity of immigrants in Canada. Members Jieun June Kim and Marina Nazarova create artwork that explores unusual perspectives and abstract spaces. They invite audiences to observe the subtle alterations from familiar to unknown and to experience the shifts and uncertainties of immigrant life.
Date: May 4, 2019
Time: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Place: Toronto Centre for the Arts, Lower Gallery
Price: Free

Program Partners

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

info@northyorkarts.org

Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

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Ephriam’s Place Programs

Ephriam’s Place Programs

Ephraim’s Place 

Ephraim’s Place is a Community Centre whose mission is to work with the Jane-Finch and Jane-Sheppard communities to provide programs and services that give children, youth and families the skills and tools they need to build a successful future and bring about positive personal and community transformation. Ephraim’s Place was created in response to the tragic death of Ephraim Brown in 2007.

North York Arts has been working with Ephraim’s Place since 2016 to bring arts programing to the youth in the nerighbourhood. 

  1. 2016NYA ran a drop-in dance program for youth at Ephraim’s Place
  2. 2016With the success of the drop-in dance program, NYA established a formalized dance program with the end goal of paricipating in STOMP Urban Dance Competition with the City of Toronto
  3. 2016Ephriam’s Place dance program participants had the opportuity to showcase their work at Cultural Hotspot and Lee Lifeson Arts Park opening
  4. 2017Ephraim’s Place dance program participants created an official dance Squad called “JNS Finest” for the 2017 STOMP Urban Dance Competition
  5. 2017 With funds recieved from the Ontario Arts Council (OAC), NYA and Ephraim’s Place worked together to start a DJ program and ran two installments
  6. 2018With funds recieved from the OAC, NYA established a training and mentorshop program for JNS Finest

Ephraim’s Place Partnership Community Impact:

  • 30 youth participated in on-going arts programming
  • Created opportunities for participants to showcase their work
  • Created a key peer worker position
  • Created paid opportunities for professional artists to lead programs 
  • Connected youth with opportunities to explore the arts and culture scene in Toronto including tickets to the AGO, HotDocs, and artist talks
Ephraim's Place Programs in the News

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

info@northyorkarts.org

Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

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Public Deputation Workshop

Public Deputation Workshop

Photo by: Shoeb Kadri

Public Deputation Workshop 2020

Looking to share your thoughts on why the arts are important for community connecting, civic engagement and city-building for Toronto?

Join NYA’s board and staff for a workshop where you’ll learn how to present a public deputation to the City of Toronto’s Budget Committee in early 2020.

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Interested in learning more with NYA?

We are also co-hosting a grant writing workshop with Toronto Arts Council right before this one on January 15th from 2-4pm! Click here to learn more and sign up!

Date: January 15, 2020

Time: 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Place: North York Civic Centre, committee room #4

Past Workshops

December 2018 Workshop: Have York Voice Heard!

Looking to share your thoughts on why the arts are important for community connecting, civic engagement and city-building for Toronto?

Join NYA’s board and staff for a workshop on December 11th where you’ll learn how to present a public deputation to the City of Toronto’s Budget Committee in early 2019.

Date: December 11, 2018

Time: 6-8pm

Place: North York Civic Centre, in Committee Room 3

Address: 5100 Yonge St, North York

 

January 2019 Workshop : Public Deputations 101

CANCELLATION NOTICE: Unfortunately this workshop has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience!

So you want to present at the City of Toronto’s public deputations…

Don’t know where to start?
Need help getting your message across?
Want feedback?  

Join us for our second public deputation workshop on January 30th!

This session is specifically geared towards those who are planning to present at the City of  Toronto’s Budget Committee 2019 public deputations regarding the arts sector. We’ll give you the tools to help you finesse your presentation, and we’ll discuss the importance of the arts for connecting community, civic engagement and city-building for Toronto.

Not planning to present but still interested in attending? Please join us! There’s a lot to learn about Toronto’s public deputation process and advocating for the arts in our city.

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

info@northyorkarts.org

Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

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Art as Medicine

Art as Medicine

Art as Medicine

Hosted by: Veronica Johnny
Featuring Indigenous Workshop Facilitators: Joanne Okimawininew Dallaire and Veronica Johnny

Art as Medicine is a half-day workshop that focuses on both traditional and contemporary explorations of the relationship between health and art from an Indigenous perspective.

Par of the Emergence Symposium and NYA’s Beyond Access, Beyond the Creative Workshop Series.


Veronica Johnny
Veronica Johnny is a two-spirit, multi-disciplinary, Indigenous artist. She is Cree/French Metis on her mother’s side and Dene/Scottish First Nation on her father’s side. Veronica is a member of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation; was born and raised in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories and presently lives in Northern Ontario.
From humble musical beginnings, Ms. Johnny has emerged as a dynamic force in the Canadian music & arts industry, working as a performer, producer, manager, promoter, writer, arts educator, workshop facilitator, entrepreneur, youth mentor, cultural knowledge keeper and Cree language advocate.
She is a singer/songwriter, contemporary Indigenous hand-drummer and also the front woman, vocalist and manager of The Johnnys, a high-energy rock’n’roll band she founded with husband Dave Johnny. Veronica has become a seasoned performer as both solo artist and a member of groups, amassed studio experience on either side of the mixing console, manages several artists & facilitates workshops for hundreds of youth, each year.
Joanne Okimawininew Dallaire
Joanne Okimawininew Dallaire LLD is proudly Cree, her ancestry is Omushkego from Attawapiskat and Mattice Ontario and Hull Quebec, calling Toronto home. Joanne has dedicated her career to counselling, advising and educating on Indigenous concerns, empowering and capacity building and advocating for change in terms of broader societal relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.
Her over 30-year social service career has contributed to transforming the lives of individuals, and the culture of agencies and the recognition and respect for Indigenous people, concerns and contributions within mainstream society. Joanne facilitates and consults in the not for profit sector and Toronto District School Board, around hiring practices, staff training, group facilitation and policy and procedures development.  She sits on several councils and committees.
Joanne received an Honorary Doctor of Laws in the Community Service Faculty at Ryerson University in recognition of her life’s work, the Minaake Award for Leadership, Herbert H Carnegie Amazing Aces Award for Courage, the City of Toronto Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards – Aboriginal Affairs Award.
She sits as the Elder for Ryerson University, Ryerson’s Aboriginal Education Council, and the Truth and Reconciliation directive for 10 years. “Her presence on this council is essential to its ability to work as a cohesive, respectful body responsible for the infusion of Indigenous curriculum, worldviews and overall presence in Ryerson University as a whole. It is in no way an exaggeration to say the progress that is envisioned for Ryerson University in terms of the mandate of the Indigenous Education Council would not be possible without the support, guidance and active engagement of Joanne.”
Joanne’s approaches to working with individuals as well as small and large groups are not only comprehensive but creative, effective and unique.  Her work has transformed lives and improved relations between people and the community.  She openly shares her own life’s journey through all forms of abuse, intergenerational trauma from Residential School and finding her profound sense of self.   http://www.healingworks.ca/
Schedule
12:30-1:00: Registration and Light Refreshments
1:00-1:15:    Introductions and Welcomes
1:15- 2:30:   Workshop 1
2:30-2:45:    Break
2:45-4:00:    Workshop 2
4:00-4:30:    Closing and De-brief/Networking

 


Date: November 22, 2018

 Hours: 12:30pm-4:30pm

Place: North York Central Library

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

info@northyorkarts.org

Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

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Creative Drawing Workshops at Bernard Betel Centre

Creative Drawing Workshops at Bernard Betel Centre

Creative Drawing at the Bernard Betel Centre

Explore drawing as a mental health exercise. Develop artistic skills and the necessary techniques to create freely without relying on an instructor. Instruction provided in English and Spanish. Please call 416-225-2112, ext. 105 to register. Instructor: Nelly Garcia


 

Date: Sunday, August 5 – 26

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Time: 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Address: Bernard Betel Centre, 1003 Steeles Avenue West, Toronto, ON M2R 3T6

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

info@northyorkarts.org

Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

Join Our Network

Creative Foundations

Creative Foundations

Creative Foundations

Creative Foundations is a unique forum that allows participants to tell a story from an artistic and personal perspective. It is a allows participants to use their creative voice in the articulation of a particular theme or issue.

Expressing oneself through art is both healthy and fun. It can bring about positive personal change as well as lasting social transformation.  In a collaboratively built safe and inspiring environment participants
in this programs are challenged to articulate their authentic voice on matters that are important to them and share their visions with community

 

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Email: Lynda.dreamation@gmail.com

Youth Art Program

Location: Fairview Library – July 4, 14, 21, 28 2018
Facilitator: Lynda Watson

A unique creative program inspiring youth to explore and express their voices and ideas as community changemakers through original art work.

Each piece will be based on the statements: Who am I in my community? & How can I make change in my community?

A 4 WEEK program (one session per week) in July 2018 where participants will receive the encouragement, knowledge and tools to create works of art that represent their thoughts and ideas on their community. Youth will choose from a variety of media on canvas to create their final piece of art which will then be showcased during a special Creative Foundations Art Show.

Must commit to all four weekly Saturday sessions: July 4, 14, 21, and 28

To Register call 416-395-5750 or visit 2nd floor information desk at Toronto Public library – Fairview Branch to register.

Years Together

Dates: July 7, 14, 21 and 28
Time: 10:00am to 12noon
Location: Barbara Frum Public Library, 20 Covington Rd, North York, ON M6A 3C1

The Theme: Community

Presented by Dreamation In partnership with North York Arts & Toronto Public Library

There is great value in bringing together generations. We often hear, ‘years apart’. The vision of this program is to change that to ‘years together’. Bringing together the energy, wisdom, inspiration and creativity of generations to create positive change through art. So, every Saturday in July this summer generations will meet to talk, learn and create intergenerational masterpieces. Participants will receive the encouragement, knowledge and tools to create collaborative works of art that represent their thoughts and ideas on who they are in their community and what ideas they have to make change.

Final art pieces will be showcased in a special Art Exhibit & Celebration on the final day of the program.

All material, supplies and instruction are PROVIDED FREE of charge.

Registration required, space is limited. Please call 416-395-5440 or visit Barbara Frum Branch, 20 Covington Road to register

 

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

info@northyorkarts.org

Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

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Drawing Classes for Seniors

Drawing Classes for Seniors

Drawing Classes for Seniors

with artist Nelly Garcia

Explore drawing as a mental health exercise. Develop artistic skills and the necessary techniques to be able to create freely without relying on an instructor. Instruction provided in English and Spanish.


Date: Fridays from April 13 – May 4
Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm
Place: 
North York Community House, 505 Lawrence Ave W

Registration required, please email Nelly at: nellysgarciart@gmail.com

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

info@northyorkarts.org

Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

Join Our Network