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!

  • The Musical Stage Company

    The Musical Stage Company is the largest and leading charitable musical theatre company in Canada. Established in 2004 as Acting Up Stage Company, we strive to make Canada a leader in musica...

    Disciplines: Community ArtsTheatre

  • URBANARTS COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL

    UrbanArts is a non-profit Community Arts Council focused on enhancing neighbourhoods by engaging youth in community development through the arts. Our mandate is to promote, engage and facili...

    Disciplines:

  • Ferida Dilmaghani

    Ferida holds a Master's Degree in painting from Azad University, and has teaching experience in Lamei, Sterabad Universities as well as Sama and Maedeh colleges for more than eleven years. H...

    Disciplines: Visual & 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

  • Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

    The Toronto Outdoor Art Fair is a charitable nonprofit organization. Canada's leading contemporary outdoor art fair has been happening every second weekend in July since 1961, rain or shi...

    Disciplines: Community ArtsFestival

  • fresh cut paper studio

    I am a Toronto-based paper artist and arts educator, who combines ancient paper craft techniques and modern design to create beautiful paper works. I take great care in designing, cutting, h...

    Disciplines: Visual & Media Arts

  • Coco Guzman

    Coco Guzman is a Spanish-Canadian queer artist using drawing, installation and on-site interventions to investigate stories, mostly of what is not revealed to the eye but lives within our ev...

    Disciplines: Visual & Media Arts

  • STEPS

    The STEPS Initiative is a Canadian-based public art organization that develops one-of-a-kind art initiatives and engagement strategies that transform public spaces. We are responsible for Ca...

    Disciplines: Community ArtsVisual & Media Arts

  • Peggy Sue Deaven

    I am a Canadian newcomer that is transitioning to a career within the Literary Arts. I have had experience public speaking, facilitating and storytelling. I am looking to take those experien...

    Disciplines: Community ArtsLiterary

  • R.M. Shaw

    I am a young, emerging author of immigrant fiction, postcolonial fiction and realism. I am a millennial who grew up in the city of Bombay (Mumbai) and moved to Toronto 3 years back. I have f...

    Disciplines: Literary

  • Mahmood Hosseini

    In my practice, I will pull out mythical beings from their context and give them a contemporary identity. In this process, I try to produce works that are aesthetically beautiful yet not mer...

    Disciplines: Visual & Media Arts

  • Maeiam Mughsayan

    I was born in Armenia and I am an artist. In 2020 I moved to Toronto to discover a new world. In Armenia in 2014 I have founded an Art centre which is giving art education to children with d...

    Disciplines: Community ArtsVisual & Media Arts

  • Marina Gorshkova

    Hi, my name is Marina and I am new to Toronto, I came here from Russia. I am a watercolor artist. love paint with watercolor. I’m an architect and I haven’t even touched watercolor for last...

    Disciplines: Visual & Media Arts

  • Arshin Agashteh

    As a visual artist, I have been painting about 18 years. My solo and group exhibitions have been shown not only in my country but also in some others like; Italy, USA, Kuwait, and...

    Disciplines: Visual & Media Arts

  • Omid Shakiba

    I am a professional refugee filmmaker/instructor with 20 years’ experience working in the film industry in Iran, Iraq, the United Kingdom and now in Canada. I have directed and produced over...

    Disciplines: Community ArtsVisual & 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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