The Reading Room
Practical tools and resources for artists and groups working towards equity in the arts. Created by Leah Burns and Skye Louis for the Arts & Equity Project with support from Manifesto Community Projects; toolkit design by Hightop Studio. Published by the Neighbourhood Arts Network, 2012.
Resources compiled at the Hidden Treasures Resource Round Table. The event was held June 12, 2012 and was co-presented by Neighbourhood Arts Network and Drum Artz Canada. Published by Neighbourhood Arts Network, 2012.
Highlights of the Culture Days @ the Library activites hosted by Toronto Public Library branches in 2011
Summary of the discussion during "New Connections", a community conversation about the relationship between the arts and settlement sectors in Toronto. The event was held July 14, 2011, and was co-presented by the Neighbourhood Arts Network and Working Women Community Centre. Published by Neighbourhood Arts Network, 2011.
Directory of spaces for artists in North York; published by the Neighbourhood Arts Network in 2011. Also available as a printable booklet.
Directory of spaces for artists in North York; published by the Neighbourhood Arts Network in 2011. Also available as full page pdf.
Summary of the discussion that took place at "Bridging the Gap", a community conversation about o bridging the gap that exists between arts communities in the downtown core and the inner suburbs. The event was held April 21, 2011 and was co-presented by the Neighbouhood Arts Network and Scarborough Arts. Published by the Neighbourhood Arts Network, 2011.
Published by the Neighbourhood Arts Network, 2011.
Citizen's guide to community-engaged arts activities in neighbourhoods across Toronto; published by the Neighbourhood Arts Network, 2010.
Notes and resources from the Neighbourhood Arts Networking Session Two; published by the Neighbourhood Arts Network, 2010.
Notes and resources from the Neighbourhood Arts Networking Session One; published by the Neighbourhood Arts Network, 2010.
Toronto Arts Foundation
Report on consultations regarding the needs and challenges of community-engaged artists in Toronto and the potential of a Neighbourhood Arts Network; published by the Toronto Arts Foundation, 2010.
A Discussion paper based on the 2008 Art at the Hub symposium in Toronto; published by the Toronto Arts Foundation, 2008.
Prepared for Art at the Hub: A Symposium on Making Art Locally. Written by Christine Gross; published by the Toronto Arts Foundation, 2008.
This handbook has been compiled to make it easier for artists and arts organizations to program arts events in Toronto parks. Toronto residents, community groups and neighbourhoods benefit from the excellent, engaging and entertaining arts programming presented in the city’s parks.
Published by the Toronto Arts Council, 2011.
Report that shares the Centre for Social Innovation's most recent research on the impact of their organization in order to demonstrate what shared spaces for social innovation can accomplish.
Published by the Centre for Social Innovation, 2010.
Creative Mosaics Summary: Issues,Challenges and Barriers Faced by Immigrant and Culturally Diverse Artists in Toronto and Scarborough
Summary of issues identified by project entitled "Creative Mosaics: Mentoring in Community Arts and Culture – A Needs and Capacity Assessment." Prepared by Cian Knights and Zehra Kizilbash; published by Creative Mosaics, 2010.
A literature review focused on culturally diverse arts and culture programming in after-school settings for diverse children and youth. Prepared by Sabra Ripley and Cian Knights; published by Creative Mosaics, 2010.
Final report by "Creative Mosaics: Mentoring in Community Arts and Culture - A Needs and Capacity Assessment." Prepared by Cian Knights and Zehra Kizilbash; published by Creative Mosaics, 2010.
A summative evaluation of the ArtReach Toronto granting program
Prepared through extensive stakeholder consultations; published by the City of Toronto Arts Services
Supporting document to the Agenda for Prosperity: Prospectus for a Great City. Written by AuthentiCity; published by the City of Toronto, 2008.
10 Year Plan for Toronto's cultural development; adopted in 2003. Written and published by City of Toronto Culture Division, 2003.
Summary of the 13th National Mural Symposium that took place November 5, 6 and 7 2010 at Cranberry Resort, Collingwood, Ontario.
Published by Mural Routes, 2010.
Report on findings of research project to diversify the membership and programming of Community Arts Ontario. Published by Community Arts Ontario, 2004.
Summary of Findings from Senior Artists' Research Project which investigated the circumstances, situation, needs, and interests of senior artists in Canada.
Published by Senior Artists' Research Project, 2010.
Exerpt of report "Senior Artists in Canada" presenting statistics about at-risk elder artists from a national survey of artists 55 years or older conducted in 2009.
Prepared by Kelly Hill; Published by Hill Strategies Research Inc., 2010.
Youth Participation in Arts, Heritage, Culture and Community: A national conversation
Prepared by Shauna Fuller, Atlantic Evaluation Group; Published by Canadian Heritage Citizen Participation Branch, 2009
Report based on a 2010 opinion survey of Ontario residents; published by the Ontario Arts Council, 2010.
An arts advocacy toolkit by a Vancouver-based organization; published by the Alliance for Arts and Culture, 2009.
Provides an analysis of artists residing in various postal regions in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver in 2006; includes top ten neighbourhoods for artists in Canada. Written and published by Hill Strategies, 2010.
Article by a best-selling author proposing a quiet revolution in how we value goods, time, and ourselves. Written by Douglas Rushkoff; published in The Futurist September-October 2010.
Article in which two designers look to the developing world for ideas on a better way to live. Written by Pavlina Ilieva and Kuo Pao Lian; published in The Futurist September-October 2010.
American report on the correlations between U.S. adults' self-reported levels of arts engagement and a range of positive civic and social behaviours. Published by the National Endowment for the Arts, 2009.
Report which provides a platform for the exchange of information and ideas about arts advocacy by exploring a range of campaigns currently being undertaken or planned by Australian national arts funding agencies.
Prepared by Christopher Madden; Published by International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies, Sydney, 2010.
Report about strategies and practices used by nonprofit organizations to generate funding. Includes information and models to help nonprofits build successful, sustainable revenue-generating enterprises or partnerships.
Published by Community Wealth Ventures, Inc, 2003.
Understanding Social Service and Community Needs in an Urban Community Arts Center
Article on Norris Square Neighborhood Project in North Philadelphia, a nonprofit Latino community arts centre which views social service and community needs as the primary focus of their programming.
Prepared by Reed Davaz McGowan; Published in CultureWork: A Periodic Broadside for Arts and Culture Workers by Center for Community Arts and Cultural Policy Arts & Administration Program, University of Oregon, 2010.
Report on a research initiative designed to develop an inclusive community dialogue leading to broadly shared public responsibility for arts and culture in the Cincinnati region. Published by the Topos Partnership for the Fine Arts Fund, 2010.
Declaration of Cultural Diversity adopted by the 31st Session of the General Conference of UNESCO; published by the UNESCO, 2001.
An international look at arts advocacy campaigns, including strategies, tactics, messages and media; published by the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies, 2010.
Best Practices for urban community arts administrators: responding to community needs. Written by Reed Davaz McGowan; published in CultureWork: A Periodic Broadside for Arts and Culture Workers, 2010.
Includes an overview of artist centres (formation, impact, challenges, evolution) as well as policy recommendations. Written by Ann Markusen and Amanda Johnson; published by the Arts Economy Initiative, 2006.
Part of the Community Partnerships for Cultural Participation initiative. Written by Chris Walker with Cory Fleming and Kay Sherwood; published by The Urban Institute, 2003.
Overview of the Culture Builds Community initiative, findings concerning its success at achieving its goals, and a set of lessons it provides for other efforts to stimulate the community cultural sector. Written by Mark Stern and Susan Seifert; published by Social Impact of the Arts Project, 2002.