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16

JUL

NYA in attendance at Play on the Runway Downsview

Downsview Airport

On July 16, bring your dogs, bikes, skateboards, kids, roller skates, scooters, and sense of wonder to an afternoon of free play on the Downsview Runway.

18

JUL

Mapping Our Neighbourhoods Application Deadline

Downsview Area

Join NYA and Shan Fernando in making a short film about the neighbourhood you live in! Open to youth ages 18-29, in postal codes M3H, M3K, M3L, M3M, & M3N. 

01

AUG

Grow North Microgrants Application Deadline

All across North York

Low barrier microgrants in amounts up to $1000 are open to young artists living in North York!

12, 26

AUG

Art Connects Community Creation Workshops

The Gibson House

Join North York Arts and Mo Thunder in creating an all new Indigenous Arts community mural at The Gibson House! 

18, 19

AUG

Inspire North, Discover Downsview

The Orchard at Downsview Park

Kick off your weekend with a magical Friday evening August 18th at 6pm ahead of Downsview Park’s “Movies Under the Stars” screening and come back to bask in the art and sunshine on Saturday, August 19th from 1pm to 5pm!

Fall

2023

The Animation Project for Seniors

The Animation Project is back! Stay tuned for details and an all new format. 

Catch up with NYA

Fabiana shares her story: Vibrant Arts and more…

Greetings North York Arts Community, Navigating the vibrant arts scene, the non-profit realm, and the dynamic world of financial services technology, I'm excited to share a glimpse into my diverse roles. First of all, I would love to start with my passion for the arts...

Bill shares his story. A love of jazz!

Meet Bill! I am the Board Chair of North York Arts. I am a Chartered Professional Accountant and a senior financial professional and have worked in a variety of industries and roles primarily helping organizations that are undergoing transition. However, I am not your...

Julián Carvajal shares his Creative Journey

I am a passionate storyteller. I have been able to tell stories in multiple ways using dozens of mediums. I studied arts for 8 years at a fine arts school in Santiago de Cali,  Colombia where I am originally from. I have had the privilege to experience firsthand the...

Jasmine’s Artistic Journey!

When I was a young creative growing up in North York, I knew I was drawn to the arts. But, at the time, I had limited access to opportunities that developed my toolkit for beautifying spaces, sparking conversations, and amplifying marginalized voices - myself...

2020

6692 community members attended and participated in various programs, events, and workshops

57 artists and performers contracted to showcase their work at the local community events

35 community, sponsor, funder and media partnerships

26  programs, events, and workshops produced, including citywide initiatives
wards programmed in North York

2020

2019

2019

18032 community members attended and participated in various programs, events, and workshops

2464 hours of volunteer community engagement

98 volunteers at NYA programs, meetings, events and workshops

201 artists and performers contracted to showcase their work at the local community events

63 community, sponsor, funder and media partnerships

34  programs, events, and workshops produced, including citywide initiatives
wards programmed in North York

2018

31,314 community members attended and participated in various programs, events and workshops
1,600 hours of volunteer community engagement
77 volunteers at NYA programs, meetings, events and workshops
179 artists and performers contracted to showcase their work at the local community events
50 community, sponsor, funder and media partnerships
37 programs, events and workshops produced, including citywide initiatives
10 wards programmed in North York
2 new full-time staff hired to build the capacity of the organization to serve the North York community

2018

2017

2017

38,288 community members attended and participated in various programs, events and workshops
2,171 hours of volunteer community engagement
101 volunteers at NYA programs, meetings, events and workshops
233 artists and performers contracted to showcase their work at the local community events
50 community, sponsor, funder and media partnerships
45 programs, events and workshops produced, including city-wide initiatives
wards programmed in North York
2 new part-time staff hired to build the capacity of the organization to serve the North York community
Approved as a charitable organization

2016

41,000 community members attended and participated in various programs, events and workshops

2,155 hours of volunteer community engagement

100 volunteers at North York Arts programs, meetings, events and workshops

187 artists and performers contracted to showcase their work at the local community events

68 community, sponsor, funder and media partnerships developed

48 programs, events and workshops produced, including city-wide initiatives

9 wards programmed in North York

2 Full-Time Managers hired to join the Executive Director and help expand NYA’s programming, marketing and professional development services for artists

2016

2015

2015

35,766 community members attended and participated in various programs, events and workshops

1,540 hours of volunteer community engagement

233 volunteers at North York Arts programs, meetings, events and workshops

104 artists and performers contracted to showcase their work at the local community events

50 community, sponsor, funder and media partnerships developed

42 programs, events and workshops produced, including city-wide initiatives

9 wards programmed in North York

2 Full-Time Coordinators hired to join the Managing Director and help expand NYA’s programming, marketing and professional development services for artists

New strategic plan developed (2016-2020) with the enhanced vision to bring art and community together throughout North York

2014

30,000 audience attendees and participants to various programs, events and workshops

70 artists and performers contracted to showcase their work at the local community events

30 community, sponsor, funder and media partnerships developed

20 programs, events and workshops produced, including city-wide initiatives

1,180 hours of volunteer community engagement

93 volunteers North York Arts programs, meetings, events and workshops

3 research projects conducted with North York Arts’ participation; Creative Spaces Outside the Downtown Core, Lawrence Heights Revitalization Project and York University 4th Year Focus Group Study

1 Part-Time Communications Coordinator hired to join the Managing Director and Events Coordinator to help expand NYA’s marketing and promotion services

New office hub established at the Toronto Centre for the Arts

2014

2013

2013

21,755 audience attendees and participants to various programs, events and workshops

44 artists and performers contracted to showcase their work at the local community events

20 community, sponsor, funder and media partnerships developed

12 programs, events and workshops produced, including city-wide initiatives

106 volunteers engaged in North York Arts programs, meetings, events and workshops

1,151 hours of volunteer community engagement

2 research projects conducted with North York Arts’ participation; Creative Spaces Outside the Downtown Core and Evaluating the Past and Future Partnerships of North York Arts

1 full time Events Coordinator hired to join the Managing Director to help expand programming and community outreach

2011/2012

13,500 audience attendees and participants to various programs, events and workshops

25 artists and performers contracted to showcase their work at the local community events

10 community, sponsor, funder and media partnerships developed

5 programs, events and workshops produced, including city-wide initiatives

87 volunteers engaged in North York Arts programs, meetings, events and workshops

1,220 hours of volunteer community engagement

1 full time Managing Director to help develop, build the new local arts service organization in North York

2011/2012

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