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!

  • Orchestra Toronto

    Orchestra Toronto is an orchestra created by passionate musicians within the community, for the community. We offer the enjoyment of music, foster education and music appreciation and suppor...

    Disciplines: Community ArtsMusic

  • Nick Storring

    I am a composer, musician, music journalist, and curator. My musical work spans delicate chamber compositions to meticulously constructed recordings consisting solely of my own overdubbed i...

    Disciplines: DanceFestivalMusic

  • Arif Bahaduri

    my name is Arif Bahaduri, I am living in Brampton right now . I was born in 1992 in Ghazni province of Afghanistan .my art works are in performance and mixed media ,I had solo exhibition an...

    Disciplines: Community ArtsVisual & Media Arts

  • Elsa Hashemi

    I have BA in English Translation and MA in Photography and have been working as an Artist & Art instructor in Iran for years. As I moved to Toronto two years ago, I started my job as a Photo...

    Disciplines: Community ArtsFestivalLiteraryVisual & Media Arts

  • Jimish Thakkar

    I am the Artistic Director & Drama Educator of The Hive Performing Arts, an eclectic Brampton based not-for-profit performing arts company offering cross-disciplinary workshops on Drama, Com...

    Disciplines: Theatre

  • Arshin Agashteh

    As an Iranian artist and art instructor I am holding two Bachelor’s degrees; one in painting and another in clinical psychology, and also, I have a master of art in illustration. I came to T...

    Disciplines: Community ArtsVisual & Media Arts

  • Anna Shabalina

    I'm a cellist, singer and music teacher. I took part in various music festivals, competitions and master-classes with world-known musicians including Arto Noras, Natalia Shakhovskaya and oth...

    Disciplines: Music

  • Linar Rizatdinov

    I am a bassist, vocalist, arranger, composer and sound engineer. I have a range of experience in pop, jazz and ethnic music. I have performed around the world in various ensembles, sharing t...

    Disciplines: Music

  • Vik Hovanisian

    Franco-Armenian, raised in many cultures and languages through travels, I'm a multi-faceted artist. My work spans several genres including theatre, dance, writing, visual and performance art...

    Disciplines: Community ArtsDanceMusicTheatre

  • 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

  • Vuyile Melody

    I'm a multimedia creative skilled in digital arts skills such as videography, photography, graphic creation, marketing and such. In addition, I create pixel coasters of various sizes, using ...

    Disciplines: Visual & Media Arts

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    Disciplines: Community Arts

  • Rihaan Patel Films

    I believe in giving voice to higher truth by my storytelling talent. I question unacceptable social norms and practices through fiction or non-fiction storytelling format. My storytell...

    Disciplines: Visual & Media Arts

  • Neda Azimi

    Neda Azimi is an award-winning Illustrator and Graphic designer whose work has been published in 100 books and magazines. she started her career as an illustrator at the age of 18. She holds...

    Disciplines: Visual & Media Arts

  • Ian Royer

    I'm a writer, producer, and creative director, originally from Trinidad and Tobago, I now reside in Toronto where I am the Operations Manager for the Wattpad Stars program.

    Disciplines: LiteraryVisual & Media Arts

  • Noel Yardley

    Noel Yardley is a South African born ceramic artist living in Toronto. He currently teaches pottery classes in Danforth and the Bathurst area. He has more than 15 years experience as a studi...

    Disciplines: Community ArtsVisual & Media Arts

  • Youssef Elgohary

    My art explores the dynamics between the abstract internal human mystic realm and the external material world. Using oil, acrylic and soft pastel, I depict the echoes of the interactive rela...

    Disciplines: Visual & Media Arts

  • Stay Golden

    Stay Golden is an arts-based outreach program for youth by youth. We use stories and language to form communities that understand the bigger purpose and power of the stories they share. The ...

    Disciplines: Community ArtsLiterary

  • Nita Goswami

    I settled in Canada in 2011. First few years were just struggle and a friend suggested me to do art workshops at TPL(Toronto Public library) when I taught her kids some art and craft. I appl...

    Disciplines: Community Arts

  • Wayne Dunkley

    Wayne Dunkley is a visual artist, storyteller, voice-actor and educator with a social practice that includes photography, digital media, community development, lectures and workshop facilita...

    Disciplines: Community ArtsVisual & Media Arts

  • Campbell House Museum

    The museum is a vibrant public space where members of Toronto’s diverse communities gather to discuss, to create, to perform and to socialize, giving life to the words “freedom of expression...

    Disciplines: LiteraryMusicTheatreVisual & Media Arts


    Born into a family of professional musicians, Volo started violin lessons at the age of five and the cello shortly thereafter. With a growing interest in contemporary music, he began to per...

    Disciplines: Community ArtsFestivalMusicTheatreVisual & Media Arts

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  • Roslyn Rus

    JUST RELEASED! The Mini-Book Edition of the "Bridge to Oneness: An Interactive Spiritual Workbook for Here and Now", featuring specially-selected activities for this unprecedented and challe...

    Disciplines: Community ArtsLiteraryVisual & Media Arts

  • WILDsound

    WILDsound Monthly Film and Screenplay Festival

    Disciplines: Festival

  • Maryam Hafizirad

    Maryam Hafizirad is an Iranian painter, born in Esfahan, who is deaf. She graduated from Esfahan University of Fine Arts in 2002. Maryam's first exhibition was in Iran at the age of 18. Sinc...

    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

  • Cassandra Myers

    Cassandra Myers (they/she) is a queer, trans, brown, mad/crip poet and community worker living in Tkoronto who has worked in the field of sexual violence support for over seven years. The 20...

    Disciplines: Literary

  • SheiJ

    Sheida Jahangard holds a Bachelor of Graphic Design and a Master’s in Illustration. Sheida has illustrated many books and magazines. she also has more than 10 years of experience in teaching...

    Disciplines: Visual & Media Arts

  • The Word On The Street

    A one-of-a-kind festival for readers of all ages, THE WORD ON THE STREET is Canada’s largest book and magazine festival. Since 1990, we have presented thousands of writers to a growing audie...

    Disciplines: FestivalLiterary