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Image: Ada Slaight Youth Arts Mentorship Program Showcase, 2017. Photo credit: Esther Phua.

Community Arts Programs

Our community arts programs support creative development and expression, and connect artists to communities. Get involved!

ARTSCAPE HALLWAY GALLERIES

The hallways at Daniels Spectrum and Artscape Youngplace act as galleries that focus on work from emerging, diverse artists. In many cases, shows in our Hallway Galleries are the first public shows these artists have undertaken. And in the case of Daniels Spectrum, they are mentored by our Curator, who helps them develop artist statements, show content, funding sources and more. Walk into these creative spaces and see incredible work showcased as a result of this program. For more information on how to participate, make a booking inquiry through our Performance and Event Venues team.

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SUMMER SERIES AT DANIELS SPECTRUM

This program (started in 2013) engages youth and families the Regent Park area in arts and cultural events in the outdoor areas around Daniels Spectrum. Artscape leads the program, curating and coordinating collaborations with a variety of external artists, collectives and organizations whose contributions encourage fun and promote neighborhood spirit. The Summer Series at Daniels Spectrum is possible thanks to the generous support of two anonymous donors.

ADA SLAIGHT YOUTH ARTS MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

The Ada Slaight Youth Arts Mentorship Program offers aspiring youth artists from the Regent Park community an opportunity to tap into their creativity and learn about a career in the arts at Daniels Spectrum. The program includes multiple components: free tickets to arts and cultural events across Toronto; capacity-building workshops; informal sessions with international rising stars; and a mentorship program in which mentees are paired with industry mentors in their fields. ASYAMP started in 2013 thanks to a multi-year contribution from The Slaight Family Foundation.

Artscape thanks Ada Slaight for generous support enabling the Ada Slaight Youth Arts Mentorship Program.

THE JOURNEY & THE JOURNEY STUDIO

The Journey is a spirited musical based on the story of the community of Regent Park. Produced in partnership with The Daniels Corporation this dynamic performance features graduates of The Journey Studio program and other youth from the community. Youth are engaged in the creation of the play as well as the performance which is used as a fundraiser for Daniels Spectrum.

The Journey Studio is a free arts education training program for Regent Park youth interested in learning more about the performance arts – dance, theatre and music. This financially accessible annual program, created and hosted at Daniels Spectrum, provides youth ages 15-24 with the mentorship, resources and support necessary to identify an educational and/or career path in the arts, mature as leaders, develop life skills and build confidence.

ARTIST IN COMMUNITY PROJECT

Our Artist in Community project is based at Daniels Spectrum and is an opportunity for an artist to work in the community to facilitate a creative initiative that is driven by the wants, needs and aspirations of the local environment. This program also provides the artist selected with career development and education opportunities through the Artscape network and culminates in a community show/program.

For more information about our programs at Daniels Spectrum, contact our Director of Performance & Event Venues and Programs.

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