Member Profiles

Check out the Neighbourhood Arts Network membership! Connect with an array of artists, community leaders and vibrant arts organizations shaping Toronto cultural landscape!

  • Michelle Walker Parson

    Arts administrator and freelance performing artist

    Disciplines: Community ArtsFestivalMusic

  • Arquetopia Foundation and International Artist Residency - Mexico - Peru - Italy

    Now well into its tenth year, Arquetopia Foundation is an internationally established, nonprofit arts and cultural foundation with a social scope that emphasizes critical thinking through ar...

    Disciplines: Community ArtsLiteraryMusicSustained FundingVisual & Media Arts

  • Myseum of Toronto

    Myseum is a museum without walls. Instead of asking people to come to one location to explore art, culture, and history, Myseum delivers programs and exhibits to all corners of the city. T...

    Disciplines: Community ArtsDanceFestivalLiteraryMusicTheatreVisual & Media Arts

  • StArt Youth Presenting Art

    StArt Youth Presenting Art is a Suite Life Arts for Youth initiative. The festival is being run by youth in Scarborough whose belief in community involvement propels us to create artistic op...

    Disciplines: Community ArtsDanceFestivalMusicTheatreVisual & Media Arts

  • Justin Massey

    Canadian saxophonist Justin Massey is an interpreter of contemporary music based in Toronto, Ontario. With an obsession of creating new sonorities and textures through the saxophone, Justin ...

    Disciplines: Community ArtsMusicVisual & Media Arts

  • Tan Vu

    A versatile performer with over 8 years' experience in musical, opera, operetta, theatrical and choral productions in Canada, the U.S. and Vietnam, Tan Vu discovered his passion for musical ...

    Disciplines: DanceMusicTheatre

  • Shakeh Habeshian

    I am an experienced piano teacher with 20 years of teaching experience. After moving to Canada I started to teach at Arcadia Academy of Music. I am trying to make my own teaching studio to s...

    Disciplines: Music

  • Leen Hamo

    I am a musician from Syria, moved to Canada in December 2016 now living and performing as a vocalist and violinist in Toronto. I’m currently a member of the Canadian Arabic Orchestra’s Choir...

    Disciplines: Music

  • Iman Abdul Razzak

    Iman is a Syrian violinist from Aleppo. Initially, she was trained as a classical musician. She fled the war of Syria and went to Turkey in 2013. During her time there, she volunteered as a ...

    Disciplines: Music

  • Wanes Moubayed

    I am professional violinist and viola player with over twenty five years of experience. Moved to Canada with my experience in teaching and performing to serve different communities in this b...

    Disciplines: Music

  • Kianoush Khalilian_BamNay Corporation

    Kianoush Khalilian is a ney player and composer in traditional Iranian style. He has performed in Iran, Czech Republic, Denmark, Switzerland, Italy, and various venues in Canada. He was awa...

    Disciplines: Community ArtsFestivalLiteraryMusic

  • Ghadeer Elghafri

    Ghadeer Elghafri is a Palestinian-Canadian poet, singer, and actor. She is from Gaza, born and raised in Dubai, and living in Toronto. She is a new immigrant, warrior, healer, feminist, ...

    Disciplines: Community ArtsLiteraryMusic

  • Luminato Festival

    Luminato is Toronto’s international arts festival dedicated to performance, visual art, music, theatre, dance, and programming that cuts across traditional art form boundaries.

    Disciplines: Community ArtsDanceFestivalMusicTheatreVisual & Media Arts

  • Junhee Kim

    I'm a composer/arranger/guitarist. I usually compose music for media(movie, play and game), also performance guitar with various musicians in wide spectrum of genre.

    Disciplines: Music

  • Ilia Hosseini

    Back home I was a freelance photographer. After 4 years of living experience in Toronto I restarted photography in my new home again.

    Disciplines: MusicVisual & Media Arts

  • Sylvie Stojanovski

    I am a Scarborough-based multidisciplinary artist, creative-facilitator, and project manager, who is passionate about building community through the arts. I love connecting community organiz...

    Disciplines: Community ArtsFestivalLiteraryMusicTheatreVisual & Media Arts

  • Jonathan Campbell

    Jonathan Campbell’s career is rooted in the decade (2000-2010) he spent in Beijing as a drummer, writer, promoter, agent and more actively bridging East and West. His writing has appeared in...

    Disciplines: FestivalMusic

  • caglar icer

    I am a musician and a visual artist. I play a baglama (traditional instrument from Turkey) and bass guitar.I use Blender, Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effect as a visual artist.

    Disciplines: MusicVisual & Media Arts

  • umair jaffar

    Umair Jaffar is the Executive Director of Small World Music, one of Toronto’s pioneering and most significant presenters of culturally-diverse music. Since arriving in Toronto in 2014, he ha...

    Disciplines: Music

  • Lucio Agostini

    Musician who plays with a number of groups representing a variety of genres of music.

    Disciplines: Music

  • Linda Litwack Publicity

    Arts publicist (mostly classical music, but also some theatre, visual art and other forms)

    Disciplines: MusicTheatreVisual & Media Arts

  • Toronto Mendelssohn Choir

    The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, as one of Canada’s largest choral organizations, believes its role is to provide Canadian audiences the experience of the classical choral masterworks of the w...

    Disciplines: Music

  • Akwaba Cultural Exchange

    Information and history about the Group: Akwaba is commonly used word of the Akan people in Ivory Coast of West Africa, meaning “Welcome”, the way of accepting people or visitors, saying th...

    Disciplines: Community ArtsDanceFestivalMusic

  • Ontario Pops Orchestra

    The Ontario Pops Orchestra is a nonprofit organization currently made up of volunteer musicians and administrators. ​We are dedicated to light classical and popular music. The Orchestra...

    Disciplines: Community ArtsMusicVisual & Media Arts

  • Soundstreams

    Soundstreams is one of the world’s leading contemporary music companies, and the largest global presenter of new Canadian music. Artistic Director Lawrence Cherney and Executive Director Men...

    Disciplines: Community ArtsMusicTheatre

  • Etobicoke Centennial Choir

    Etobicoke Centennial Choir is an auditioned amateur community choir with a professional music director, accompanist and vocal section leads.

    Disciplines: Music

  • Coalition Creole Ontario

    CCO’s objective is to promote the Creole culture, integration, as well as social and professional development of the Creole living in Toronto.

    Disciplines: Community ArtsDanceFestivalMusicVisual & Media Arts

  • Ulysses de Paula

    Ulysses De Paula was born in the crib of classic Samba in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Music has become his greatest passion and since 2000 has been working within the music industry: radios, eve...

    Disciplines: Music

  • Ewelina Ferenc

    My name is Ewelina (pronounced “Evaleena”) and I am a singer and arts manager born and raised in Katowice, Poland. I hold a Master of Arts degree from the University of Silesia in Communicat...

    Disciplines: Music

  • Tirgan Foundation

    Tirgan is a non-religious, non-partisan, registered Canadian charity, which organizes festivals in celebration of Iranian arts and culture.

    Disciplines: DanceFestivalMusicTheatreVisual & Media Arts