What We Do
North York Arts is a non-profit and registered charity.
We collaborate with artists, arts organizations, and partners to develop, strengthen, and promote cultural programming and initiatives for North York communities.
North York Arts (NYA) is one of six Local Arts Service Organizations (LASOs) in Toronto whose purpose is to deliver on the City’s social, economic and cultural goals outside of the downtown core. NYA was created to specifically address the needs and interests of artists, arts organizations and residents based in North York.
An inclusive, equitable, engaged and sustainable arts community in North York.
To collaborate with artists, arts organizations, and partners to produce and strengthen local arts programming for North York communities.
We believe in the power of working with artists and partners to build a stronger community.
We support novel and creative approaches that bring about growth in the arts and culture sector.
We stand for the free and open exchange of knowledge, experiences, and ideas.
We strive to ensure fair opportunities and outcomes for partners, artists, and community members.
We are committed to investing in learning opportunities to best support our communities.
We consistently uphold our core values and our organizational responsibilities with the highest level of honesty, openness, and respect.
Who We Serve
NYA serves individuals and communities located within North York’s 6 wards.
We provide inclusive arts events and programs to youth, families, and seniors with a focus on programs to serve the Newcomer and Neighbourhood Improvement Area communities. In addition, we provide services and programs to support both emerging and, established local artists and arts organizations.
The 6 wards located in North York are: 6 (York Centre), 8 (Eglinton-Lawrence), 15 (Don Valley West), 16 (Don Valley East), 17 (Don Valley North), 18 (Willowdale) – Find your ward here.
North York Arts (NYA) collaborates with artists, arts organizations, and partners to develop, strengthen, and promote cultural programming and initiatives for North York communities