Arts & Culture

Arts and culture inspire us, help fuel innovation and are critical components of a global city.

Why it matters:

Arts and culture contribute $11.3 billion annually to the city’s GDP:

    - In 2013, film, television and other screen-based media production spending exceeded $1billion for the third year in a row. á

      Screen-based animation spending increased by $15 million to exceed $100 million for the first time. 

The City increased its cultural spending by 1.1% in the 2014 budget:

    - The per capita municipal investment in culture is now slightly over $22 (the goal, set more than a decade ago, is $25 per

       capita in direct arts funding by 2016). Montreal spends $55 per capita on arts funding.

 

- Toronto's Vital Signs® Report 2014

Lost Lyrics is part of a self-determined movement rooted in the exploration of alternative education. Created by Amanda Parris and Natasha Daniel, the vision of Lost Lyrics was inspired by the constraints and limitations of the public/ mainstream education system, as well as the inability to access...
Luminato, Toronto Festival of Arts & Creativity, is an annual, international, multi-disciplinary arts Festival, which reflects the diverse character of the City of Toronto and aims to engage the entire community.
Celebrating in the Mabelle Park
MABELLEarts brings together people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to make art, tell stories and creatively transform the place that is Mabelle – a high-density Toronto Community Housing complex in Central Etobicoke. For us, community arts is a collaborative process of creating culture with...
Mammalian Diving Reflex is a Toronto-based not-for-profit charity and performance company. We create community-based events that are free and open to the public in Toronto, in Canada, and around the world.
Manifesto Community Project, Inc.
Manifesto is a non-profit organization that works to unite, inspire, and empower diverse communities of young people through arts and culture. We aim to provide a platform and the resources needed to advance the growth of the arts as a tool for positive change on the individual, community and...
Creekside - Mural Routes; community & youth mural project- 2014
Mural Routes is the only member-based not-for-profit arts service organization in Canada dedicated to the creation, development, education, and promotion of public wall art. Our vision is to inspire the creation of extraordinary public wall art that serves as a catalyst for community building. In...
Native Women's Resource Centre of Toronto
Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto is the only organization that is dedicated to serving urban Aboriginal women and children in the Greater Toronto Area.Through emergency support as well as life enhancing and cultural programming, we build self-sufficiency and develop collective capacity to...
Newcomer Women's Services Toronto (NEW) has been delivering educational and employment opportunities for immigrant women and their children for over 30 years. We believe strong women build a strong community.
Imagining My Sustainable City Brainstorming
No.9 is an arts organization that uses art and design to bring awareness to environmental concerns. We deliver programs in schools and in the public domain designed to encourage the use of creative thinking to resolve environmental issues and to promote a sustainable lifestyle.
The Parent Child Mother Goose Program fosters parent-child bonding, literacy and healthy parenting through a rich oral language experience in an emotionally supportive environment that enhances the skills and confidence of parents and the social and cognitive brain development of babies and...

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