OUR FRIENDS (community arts)
Arts 4 All
Arts 4 All provides an expressive playground for all members of Toronto’s Davenport West Community; they are based at Davenport Perth Neighbourhood Centre and Pelham Park Gardens, Toronto.
Assembly of BC Arts Councils
The Assembly of British Columbia Arts Councils is dedicated to connecting communities to promote and advance community arts and cultural development in British Columbia.
Association of United Ukrainian Canadians
The Association of United Ukrainian Canadians (AUUC) in Vancouver has been an integral part of its community for generations. Celebrating its 85th anniversary in 2013, it continues to provide a cultural link to its members: Vancouver Folk Orchestra; an impressive performing dance troupe, Dovbush; and Barvinok Choir, a large and active group of men and women.
Carnegie Community Centre
Provides a range of social, recreational and educational programs for the residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
Transforming the way in which people view both theatre and community.
CommonWeal Community Arts
A provincial arts organization that links professional artists with communities to promote cultural identity and social justice through collaboration and creative expression.
Community Arts Council of Vancouver
Operating today as an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Vancouver’s built, cultural, and natural heritage.
Community Arts Guild
The Community Arts Guild makes art of all sorts with the people of East Scarborough: inviting those who may not normally have the opportunity to participate; connecting people separated from each other because of distance, language, income, age, culture or ability; celebrating and discovering the traditions they bring along; and building community through art-making.
Community Arts Network
A portal to the field of community arts, providing news, documentation, theoretical writing, communications, research and educational information.
Concordia University Community Art Studies
The Institute supports the building of democratic community structures and provides innovative programming that responds to challenging social justice issues facing communities.
Creative Cultural Collaborations Society
An Vancouver-based society dedicated to stimulating, developing and executing unique cultural projects and activities including: building networks, promoting understanding and enhancing cooperation between local, national and international artists and arts organizations by facilitating exchanges of artists and brokering creative collaborative projects promoting awareness of the role of the organization.
Downtown Eastside Centre for the Arts
Provides opportunities for creative exploration, engagement, and expression in the heart of the city.
Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival
A community-based inner city festival with a mandate of community led renewal through the arts.
Dramatic Action Community Engaged Theatre in Canada & Beyond
A website that explores the connections between theatre, performance, community development and civic engagement.
Everybody’s Theatre Company
A community engaged theatre company in Toronto and Eden mills led by Dale Hamilton.
Firehall Arts Centre
Supports Canadian artists by sharing with audiences artistic works that are daring, risky, surprising, and moving.
An international professional touring company committed to entertaining, original, community based theatre productions that inspire audiences to imagine change.
Aims to use the canvas of the outside work to educate and demystify the public on issues related to mental health and to advance the artistic discourse around these issues.
Jumblies makes art in everyday and unexpected places with, for and about the people and stories found there.
Karen Jamieson Dance
Challenges the boundaries of contemporary dance in Canada, including the creation and presentation of community-engaged dance productions.
MABELLEarts brings together people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to make art: to talk, work, play, plant, tell, build, remember, think, sew, eat, celebrate, draw, sing and mourn, transforming indoor and outdoor spaces in and around Mabelle – a Toronto Community Housing complex in Etobicoke.
Making Room Community Arts
Making Room Community Arts is a radically inclusive, multi-disciplinary arts company in long-term residence at PARC (the Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre), Toronto; they create celebrations and ceremonies, large and small out of the ground of everyday life.
Marina designs and builds Costumes, Sets and Props for Theatre, Dance, celebrations events, parades and personal ceremonies.
Miscellaneous works with inner city youth at risk and merges high art, grass-roots community development, and popular culture.
Creates innovative, interactive drama as a tool for positive change.
Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre
Provides a place for intercultural connections, a gathering place for the community and an opportunity for all to experience the arts in programs, events and performances.
Myths and Mirrors Community Arts
Bringing people together to find meaning and purpose in our experiences through reflection, dialogue and collective creation.
PUENTE endeavours to gain respect for the cultural heritage that immigrants bring to our new homeland, and to facilitate the integration of newcomer artists with the local theatre environment.
Roundhouse Community Centre
Offering an interesting array of activities for all those who live in the neighbourhood and wish to make use of tremendously rich opportunities in culture, arts and recreation. The mandate of this community centre includes community art practice.
Runaway Moon theatre
Creating innovative puppet theatre and community arts experiences that engage the imagination and offer alternate perspectives.
Secret Lantern Society
This community based celebrations arts group produces the highly popular annual Winter Solstice Lantern Festival.
Dedicated to the Art of Shadow Theatre over Three Decades
Still Moon Society
Inspires vibrant and connected communities by creating artistic experiences and nurturing a passion for nature.
Teesri Duniya Theatre/ alt.theatre
Dedicated to producing socially and politically relevant theatre that supports a multicultural vision of society. Producers of the quarterly theatre magazine alt.theatre
Theatre for Living (formerly Headlines Theatre)
Uses Theatre for the Living to help living communities tell their stories.
Theatre in the Raw
Giving exposure to voices seldom heard.
A physical theatre company that also provides a very popular Residency Program to schools.
urban ink productions
urban ink productions seeks to create new works which celebrate and bring together different cultural and artistic perspectives and inter-racial experiences.
Vancouver International Center of Art for Social Change
ICASC is a global centre for networking, training, professional development, research and community outreach in the burgeoning field of art for social change.