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!

  • Making A Living. Making Art.

    Neighbourhood Arts Network and community partners come together throughout the year to offer a lively round table speakers event where artists and industry experts provide valuable information and insights on Making a Living. Making Art.

  • Community Arts Jam

    A gathering and skill share for community-engaged artists, creative facilitators and artist educators. We create space to come together, share best practices, lead or test our creative ideas, build new resources and get creative with one.

  • ARTIST INSIGHT | The Artist Journey

    Ekow Nimako shares insights on his personal journey, how to build self confidence in your work and steps to creative success.

  • ARTIST INSIGHT | The Art of Creative Success

    Naomi Abiola shares tips and insights on building a successful creative career as an artist. Naomi is a writer, educator and performer. In 2014, she was the finalist for our TELUS Newcomer Artist Award.

  • 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 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 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.

  • Toronto Jam

    Over the course of a week, 30 changemakers come together to jam - experimenting, playing off of one another, and creating new possibilities. Toronto Jams are open-ended and unscripted gatherings for reflecting, sharing, and building community.

  • Maytree DiverseCity Leadership Project

    DiverseCity - The Greater Toronto Leadership Project includes seminars, networking, communications and leadership development for culturally diverse professionals to foster a more diverse leadership required to create a stronger and more prosperous city region.

  • 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;