As a pioneer in the community arts sector, Art Starts was one of Ontario's first organizations to champion art as a form of community outreach. Combining a collaborative art-making approach with direct community consultation, Art Starts facilitates programs and projects that target the specific needs and interests of each neighbourhood. Their work encourages both artistic and social development, with the intent of engaging local residents in a supportive, creative environment.
Check out artstarts.net and neighbourhoodartsnetwork.org for more information.
Video created by Sarah Miller-Garvin for the Neighbourhood Arts Network.