About Us

Neighbourhood Arts Network is a strategic initiative of Toronto Arts Foundation. We offer accessible arts programming, awards, and exciting partnership opportunities to Toronto-based artists, arts educators and arts organizations.

We acknowledge the diversity of the First Peoples of this area and recognize the territories of the Huron-Wendat, the Anishnabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. Today, Toronto is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and around the world and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work, live and meet on this territory.


Neighbourhood Arts Network was created by Toronto Arts Foundation (TAF) in 2010 following the release of a study regarding the challenges experienced by artists attempting to engage their local communities. Neighbourhood Arts Network is a unique and invaluable network that connects artists, arts organizations, arts workers, and community agencies throughout the City of Toronto.

Neighbourhood Arts Network , including artists, arts organizations, cultural workers and community agencies working throughout the City of Toronto, from North York to the downtown core, and from Etobicoke to Scarborough. 


Neighbourhood Arts Network is a Toronto-wide network of over 1,900 members including artists, arts organizations, cultural workers and community agencies working throughout the City of Toronto. We catalyze new discussions and relationships. We collect research and share information. We help artists and community organizations do what they do best: enrich Toronto and transform it into a more vibrant, beautiful, liveable city. 

Our free membership offers access to:

  • Professional development workshops and networking events
  • A variety of online resources including Neighbourhood Arts Monthly Newsletter, training modules and funding opportunities
  • Awards, which recognize artistic achievement and community impact
  • Online profile and free event listings

Click here for more details on how to sign up and become part of this exciting movement!