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!

  • 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

  • Melika Saeeda

    I was grew up in Tehran. In 1991, I began painting at an art university. After getting my BFA, I studied Graphic Design at TM university in Tehran. Meanwhile I started freelancing in illust...

    Disciplines: Community ArtsVisual & Media Arts

  • Golbahar Hassanabadi

    I was born in Tehran, Iran in 1986. I work in the style of Realism. In my paintings, drawings and prints, I aim to reflect on a journey of self-discovery and represent all the different side...

    Disciplines: Visual & Media Arts

  • Shohreh Edalat

    I was borne in Tehran ,Iran . As an artist,I am a member of the Iranian visual art association from 2009. I have had 2 solo exhibition and more than 30 group exhibition in Iran and Canada....

    Disciplines: Visual & Media Arts

  • 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

  • Clay and Paper Theatre

    In 1994 as the Friends of Dufferin Grove Park began to envision a park that was "a community centre without walls", Clay and Paper Theatre was invited to establish its residency in the park'...

    Disciplines: Community ArtsTheatre

  • Farrokh Nooroney

    I am a newcomer and visual artist from Iran who has been working professionally in painting and making sculptures. It has been about ten years that I work and I have had numerous group and s...

    Disciplines: Visual & Media Arts

  • Propeller Art Gallery

    Propeller Art Gallery is an artist-run centre in the heart of Toronto's West Queen West Gallery District dedicated to promoting contemporary Canadian artists.

    Disciplines: Visual & Media Arts

  • Shadowland Theatre

    Shadowland creates original theatre that entertains, engages, empowers, and inspires people to interact positively with each other and their environments. This theatre attempts to express ou...

    Disciplines: Community ArtsTheatre

  • 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

  • Daniel Maluka

    Daniel Maluka is a Toronto based artist and writer hailing from South Africa. His work takes an Afrocentric approach while incorporating surrealist elements. In using his interest in the sub...

    Disciplines: LiteraryVisual & Media Arts

  • 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

  • Mujda Hakime

    Painter / Illustrator / Visual Artist

    Disciplines: Visual & Media Arts

  • 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

  • Sila Alici K.

    I am a photographer and a digital storyteller. My work took me all over the Middle East and introduced me to those who were left behind, those who were unheard. I have photographed LGBTI, se...

    Disciplines: Community ArtsVisual & Media Arts

  • Niveshala Saruharshan

    I am Niveshala Saruharshan recently migrated to Canada as a Permanent Residence. Currently studying Catholic Crosscultural Services (CCS).

    Disciplines: Community Arts

  • Negar Vahedi

    As a child, I had a chance to grow up in a family surrounded by art; I recognized that I needed a medium to tell my story, which comes from my world, and that led me to study photography. In...

    Disciplines: Visual & Media Arts

  • Suzanne Simoni

    Navigating the landscape of how we are in relation to objects, I am interested in the notion of interconnectedness within social and biological communities. I am interested in the phenom...

    Disciplines: Visual & Media Arts

  • Lakeshore Arts

    Lakeshore Arts is an award-winning community arts organization that focuses on creating innovative community arts programming that engages, educates, inspires, entertains, and is delivered b...

    Disciplines: Community ArtsVisual & Media Arts


    My name is Yassmin, I am organically from Egypt, I came to Canada in 2017. I graduated form Ein Shams university in Cairo ,Diploma in Arts Studies in 2015 . I worked as an art teacher at El...

    Disciplines: Community Arts

  • ArtBridges

    ArtBridges/ToileDesArts is a Registered National Arts Service Organization. ArtBridges/ToileDesArts is a hub and forum for connection for anyone interested in or active in community-engag...

    Disciplines: Community Arts

  • 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

  • Dhivya Murugesan

    I'm a motivated artist, who is determined to pass my craft skills to the next generation. My Grandmother had plenty of crafting skills, I was able to learn only a few, rest were buried with ...

    Disciplines: Community Arts

  • Aline Setton

    I am a Brazilian visual artist whose practice primarily focuses on painting. Having grown up in São Paulo, I have been deeply influenced by the accelerated, compressed and densely populated ...

    Disciplines: Visual & Media Arts

  • Jose Cifuentes

    I am an abstract artist from Medellin, Colombia now based in Toronto. Recipient of the Newcomer & Refugee Grant by Toronto Arts Council as an emerging artist. My professional career started ...

    Disciplines: Visual & Media Arts

  • Banafsheh Erfanian

    Banafsheh Erfanian is an award-winning Toronto based painter, illustrator, and educator. She holds a Bachelor of Graphic Design and a Master’s in Illustration. Banafsheh has illustrated many...

    Disciplines: Visual & Media Arts

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    Disciplines: Literary