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Help me help artists

Help me help artists

As you may know, I am new board member at Toronto Artscape Inc., an organization that positively impacts the lives of artists and fosters vibrant communities in Toronto. Artscape makes space for creativity and transforms communities We believe that there is a...

Mentor

Mentor

I truly believe we should never be selfish with the life lessons we learn. We should share them with our community, to help them, inspire them, or get them unstuck. I have always been a big believer of this concept, and in turn have attracted a wonderful community of...

Women are… Dope.

Women are… Dope.

Coffee. The fuel that energizes. The fuel that many of us, including myself, can not function without.  There are many options for a cup of coffee in my neighbourhood, but Lori Duncan, owner and operator of Hunter Coffee Shop in Cedarville, brews such a pot...

Supporting the community you live and work in

Supporting the community you live and work in

I believe it is extremely important to give back to the community in which you live and work. Raising Artists has collaborated with various groups, individuals, and organizations over the past 8 years to bring awareness to important issues through the language we know...

360 Kids Partnership

360 Kids Partnership

We are excited to again be working with 360°kids, an incredible organization in York Region providing care and support to over 3,500 youth in crisis.  ⁠⁠Two years ago, we partnered with Impact Design and, after a guided art lesson, children at 360°kids painted a...

Small Businesses Are Suffering.

Small Businesses Are Suffering.

We are hustling hard. We have lived in a world of pivoting for the last 300 + days. I know you have too, but this is our story. We have been conducting outdoor workshops for the last year with no Covid cases and no issues. We take the Ontario Public Health measures...

Unicorn Spring Break Camp

Unicorn Spring Break Camp

This spring break (April 12th - 16th) join us live online for our Unicorn Spring Break Camp as we explore, build, and create amazing Unicorn crafts! When you register your budding artist for Unicorn Spring Break, we’ll send you one of our magnificent art kits! In our...

Women are.. Humans.

Women are.. Humans.

With all the homeschooling taking place this year and the subsequent shift in educational tactics, we have revamped not only our public opinions of our educators, but also of the work they do. Vicki McRae is an Arts Resource Teacher with the Toronto Catholic District...

Lucky 7

Lucky 7

Today we turned 7! Every business has to start somewhere. Usually, that place is a garage or a basement or a bedroom. Ours started in the basement in my parent’s home. We evolved from renting space in the Artscape buildings on the weekends to facilitating art...