Want to the know the benefits of joining the Network?
Members have access to the following programs:
Promotion & Advocacy: through our centralized, interactive website; communications with city councillors; printed materials such as posters, postcards and member directories distributed through libraries and community centres; through videos and online profiles highlighting various arts projects throughout the city.
Networking: through an ongoing series of networking events throughout the city; regular newsletters and our constantly updated, member-driven website
Professional Development: through ongoing workshops, seminars, and larger forums.
Research & Resource Sharing: through round table discussions; interviews and consultations with artists; publishing and sharing information on funding, policy, and best practices; encouraging bartering and resource sharing through our website and newsletter.
Building Partnerships: with city builders, social services agencies, libraries, community and health centres, business improvement associations and others who share the desire to enhance Toronto’s neighbourhoods through the arts.
Awards: For the next three years, members will be eligible to apply for the Neighbourhood Arts Network BMO Seeds Fund - six $1,000 prizes for the artists working in community, as well as other Toronto Arts Foundation awards such as the Neighbourhood Arts Network award ($1,000) or the Telus Newcomer award ($10,000).
Membership has its responsibilities. In order to keep the Network current and active, members are required to:
- Create a profile page on the Neighbourhood Arts Network website
- Update your profile on a regular basis; minimum of once per year
- Create a link between your website and the Neighbourhood Arts Network website, and
- Take an active, participatory role in the Network – which could take the form of attending Networking sessions, contributing to the Network blog, completing surveys, or taking part in a committee
For more information please feel free to contact us