Welcome to the Neighbourhood Arts Network Learning Room and the 'Learning' Section. This is where you'll find valuable information about workshops, programs, places and spaces that may help enrich your practice.

We’ve designed this space to direct you to specific professional development opportunities, online learning, lesson plans, funding initiatives, toolkits, reports and information that is relevant to artists and organizations in the community engaged arts sector. If there is anything you would like to see added to this section, do not hesitate to contact us today!

  • Allyship & Equity

    "Being an ally is not an identity, it is a process" - Sister Outsider

  • Artfare Essentials

    This intensive 6 day workshop on the principles and practices of art that engages with and creates community; A 6-day exhilarating experiential journey of learning and artmaking; Everything (or many things!) you need to know to launch your own project; Open to artists from all forms and traditions and others with an interest in community-engaged arts; A blend of presentations, discussions, hands-on activities, creative explorations and take-home resources;

  • ARTIST INSIGHT | Protecting Your Creative Rights

    Jonny Bunce a.k.a. Jonny Dovercourt, Founding Director of Wavelength Music discusses being a promoter in the live independent music community and his take on “protecting your creative rights”

  • ARTIST INSIGHT | Artist self promotion + press kits

    Urbanology Media Group: Founded in 2004, by Scarborough natives Priya Ramanujam and Adrian McKenzie, the company publishes Canada’s forefront urban lifestyle publication. Urbanology Magazine has featured hundreds of artists ranging from international and local artists.

  • ARTIST INSIGHT | Creative Balance

    Check out popular craft artist, Kalpna Patel insight's on how to manage a productive creative practice and career. She includes insights on productivity, evaluation, process and maintaining individual personality in your work.

  • ARTIST INSIGHT | Creative Business, Logistics of Balancing Two Different Careers.

    Ele Willoughby from the Toronto Etsy Team shares her creative online business techniques on how to balance a 9-5 careers + an artist practice. Ele works as a scientist while simultaneously building her portfolio + printmaking business

  • ARTIST INSIGHT | Creative Business Practices

    Learn helpful business tips from successful artist entrepreneur Arounna Khounnoraj. Arounna co founded bookhou with her partner in 2002 to showcase their individual and collaborative work. They are a multidisciplinary studio that emphasizes natural handmade materials and small production pieces.

  • ARTIST INSIGHT | Creative Partnerships

    Artist, Architect and Co-founder of Under the Radar LOFT JAVID shares his best practise on building healthy, successful and creative partnerships. Javid is currently based out of 185Augusta, a live-work studio-gallery representing toronto community-based artists

  • ARTIST INSIGHT | Culture Days

  • ARTIST INSIGHT | Expanding your reach through social media

    Mandeep is web presence consulting and social media account management services for an independent social influencer with a Twitter following of over 5 million followers and a social reach of over 20 million