DAREarts

DAREarts DAREarts inspires children and youth with a lifelong motivation for creative thinking, excellence and leadership in their lives through educational experiences in the arts.

DAREarts is a Canadian charity that uses the arts to empower vulnerable children to be leaders. Since 1996, over 200,000 children have been inspired by DAREarts. By learning to express themselves in music, dance, visual arts, architecture, fashion & literature, the children develop confidence, courage & life skills that help them through the tough teen years.

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We are proud to announce our awardees of the 2021 Youth Leadership Awards. They are creative, charismatic, super talente...
06/17/2021

We are proud to announce our awardees of the 2021 Youth Leadership Awards. They are creative, charismatic, super talented #changemakers by definition and you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about each of them in the coming weeks! Join us in congratulating Adalia, Azel, Conner and Dianne for the unique leaders they have worked to become.

We are proud to announce our awardees of the 2021 Youth Leadership Awards. They are creative, charismatic, super talented #changemakers by definition and you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about each of them in the coming weeks! Join us in congratulating Adalia, Azel, Conner and Dianne for the unique leaders they have worked to become.

DAREarts appreciates and encourages leadership in all forms. This year’s awesome awardees demonstrated strength, perseve...
06/11/2021

DAREarts appreciates and encourages leadership in all forms. This year’s awesome awardees demonstrated strength, perseverance, and resilience. We can’t wait to share them with you!

DAREarts appreciates and encourages leadership in all forms. This year’s awesome awardees demonstrated strength, perseverance, and resilience. We can’t wait to share them with you!

For your Friday consideration! A master mix of unbridled queer excellence. Link in the bio .........#ahmerahsu #pride #q...
06/11/2021

For your Friday consideration! A master mix of unbridled queer excellence. Link in the bio

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#ahmerahsu #pride #quentinarispe #christineandthequeens #dreamwife #serpentwithfeet #orvillepeck #landoftalk #adultmom #againstme #sateen #sylvester

For your Friday consideration! A master mix of unbridled queer excellence. Link in the bio

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#ahmerahsu #pride #quentinarispe #christineandthequeens #dreamwife #serpentwithfeet #orvillepeck #landoftalk #adultmom #againstme #sateen #sylvester

06/10/2021
2021 Youth Leadership Awards

Against all odds, we present to you the most renowned youth leadership award ceremony of the year! Four exceptionally talented students will be recognized and celebrated for their tenacity, transformation and leadership skills. Stay tuned to RISE with us! A virtual event experience.

We can’t wait to meet you!!! For any questions, email us at info@darearts.com
06/09/2021

We can’t wait to meet you!!! For any questions, email us at [email protected]

This year, we stand in awe of the resilience and strength of children and youth. In the face of seemingly endless change...
06/08/2021

This year, we stand in awe of the resilience and strength of children and youth. In the face of seemingly endless changes and challenges, they have shown inspiring strength and perseverance. This year’s Youth Leadership Awards celebrates that indomitable spirit under the theme RISE.

This year, we stand in awe of the resilience and strength of children and youth. In the face of seemingly endless changes and challenges, they have shown inspiring strength and perseverance. This year’s Youth Leadership Awards celebrates that indomitable spirit under the theme RISE.

Last week, we explored the healing capacity of art. We offered the students a chance to send messages of art and inspira...
06/07/2021

Last week, we explored the healing capacity of art. We offered the students a chance to send messages of art and inspiration to the community of Tk’emlups and the Secwepemec People. We will be sending our cards to the community and sharing this wonderful expression of love and solidarity from our youth.⁠⁠
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#community #change #love #education #inspiration #support #kindness #socialchange #inspire

Every child matters. For those who are processing the continuing trauma of residential schools, The First Nations and In...
06/04/2021

Every child matters. For those who are processing the continuing trauma of residential schools, The First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line is available by phone at 1-855-242-3310

This week’s theme celebrates the not so doom-y gloom. Cozy up with a book or that last bit of school work and let these ...
05/28/2021

This week’s theme celebrates the not so doom-y gloom. Cozy up with a book or that last bit of school work and let these pearly dew drops fall against your window!! Link in the bio
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#playlist #mixtape #rainyday #spotifyplaylist #darearts #nonprofit #education #calm #frankocean #labrinth #ryx #karendalton #futureislands #jeffbuckley #nickdrake #johnfahey #mazzystar #angelolsen #yolatengo #arloparks #sylvanesso #stvincent #billieeilish

This week’s theme celebrates the not so doom-y gloom. Cozy up with a book or that last bit of school work and let these pearly dew drops fall against your window!! Link in the bio
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#playlist #mixtape #rainyday #spotifyplaylist #darearts #nonprofit #education #calm #frankocean #labrinth #ryx #karendalton #futureislands #jeffbuckley #nickdrake #johnfahey #mazzystar #angelolsen #yolatengo #arloparks #sylvanesso #stvincent #billieeilish

Octavia E. Butler is an award winning writer, speculative fiction sensation and beloved creator of infinities. With an i...
05/25/2021

Octavia E. Butler is an award winning writer, speculative fiction sensation and beloved creator of infinities. With an influence spanning a multitude of genres, Butler’s voice is a welcome addition to any library, classroom or book report!

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#octaviabutler #darearts #inspiration #speculativefiction #notforprofit #youthled #education #nonprofit #community #inspiration

Octavia E. Butler is an award winning writer, speculative fiction sensation and beloved creator of infinities. With an influence spanning a multitude of genres, Butler’s voice is a welcome addition to any library, classroom or book report!

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#octaviabutler #darearts #inspiration #speculativefiction #notforprofit #youthled #education #nonprofit #community #inspiration

DAREarts FM Vol. 3 is live and the theme is in bloom! How can you nourish yourself like you would your favorite housepla...
05/21/2021

DAREarts FM Vol. 3 is live and the theme is in bloom! How can you nourish yourself like you would your favorite houseplant? Link in the bio.

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#tomorrowstulips #goodmorning #playlist #Music #spotifyplaylist #darearts #crumb #stvincent #mosessumney

DAREarts FM Vol. 3 is live and the theme is in bloom! How can you nourish yourself like you would your favorite houseplant? Link in the bio.

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#tomorrowstulips #goodmorning #playlist #Music #spotifyplaylist #darearts #crumb #stvincent #mosessumney

Rebecca Solnit is an award-winning writer and activist. Her masterful lyricism and cultural analysis would benefit any c...
05/16/2021

Rebecca Solnit is an award-winning writer and activist. Her masterful lyricism and cultural analysis would benefit any classroom or independent learner. If you are unsure where to start with her impressive catalogue, we recommend Hope in the Dark. Credit to @kiraburo for the wonderful artwork. #rebeccasolnit #education #nonprofit #community #awareness #healing #inspiration

Rebecca Solnit is an award-winning writer and activist. Her masterful lyricism and cultural analysis would benefit any classroom or independent learner. If you are unsure where to start with her impressive catalogue, we recommend Hope in the Dark. Credit to @kiraburo for the wonderful artwork. #rebeccasolnit #education #nonprofit #community #awareness #healing #inspiration

Tune into DAREArts FM Vol. 2! This week’s playlist celebrates going outside! Spending time outdoors is scientifically pr...
05/14/2021

Tune into DAREArts FM Vol. 2! This week’s playlist celebrates going outside! Spending time outdoors is scientifically proven to be wildly healing for pandemic related woes. Let these jams accompany your afternoon stroll. Link in the bio

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#darearts #spotifyplaylist #montageplaylist #music #mixtapes #antoniowilliams #katebush #erykahbadu #alteredimages #rinasawayama #thestrokes #vampireweekend #currentjoys #sharonvanetten #070shake #peachpit #blackmarble #carseatheadrest

Tune into DAREArts FM Vol. 2! This week’s playlist celebrates going outside! Spending time outdoors is scientifically proven to be wildly healing for pandemic related woes. Let these jams accompany your afternoon stroll. Link in the bio

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#darearts #spotifyplaylist #montageplaylist #music #mixtapes #antoniowilliams #katebush #erykahbadu #alteredimages #rinasawayama #thestrokes #vampireweekend #currentjoys #sharonvanetten #070shake #peachpit #blackmarble #carseatheadrest

Maria Popova is a celebrator of curiosity and the editor of a free, online catalog, Brain Pickings. Here, she muses on p...
05/09/2021

Maria Popova is a celebrator of curiosity and the editor of a free, online catalog, Brain Pickings. Here, she muses on philosophy, science, poetry and essentially everything but the kitchen sink. A perfect Sunday afternoon read for students and teachers alike. Credit to @kiraburo for the wonderful artwork #education #nonprofit #community #awareness #healing #inspiration #mariapopova

Maria Popova is a celebrator of curiosity and the editor of a free, online catalog, Brain Pickings. Here, she muses on philosophy, science, poetry and essentially everything but the kitchen sink. A perfect Sunday afternoon read for students and teachers alike. Credit to @kiraburo for the wonderful artwork #education #nonprofit #community #awareness #healing #inspiration #mariapopova

We are proud to present you with DAREArts FM Vol. 1! This week’s playlist is dedicated to your morning montage. Let thes...
05/07/2021

We are proud to present you with DAREArts FM Vol. 1! This week’s playlist is dedicated to your morning montage. Let these supersonic beats get you moving, grooving and celebrating yourself. Truly, you earned it.

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Link in the bio. #darearts #spotifyplaylist #montageplaylist #music #mixtapes #golden #jillscott #dandywarhols #depechemode #sleater-kinney #theophiluslondon #digibleplanets #tameimpala

We are proud to present you with DAREArts FM Vol. 1! This week’s playlist is dedicated to your morning montage. Let these supersonic beats get you moving, grooving and celebrating yourself. Truly, you earned it.

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Link in the bio. #darearts #spotifyplaylist #montageplaylist #music #mixtapes #golden #jillscott #dandywarhols #depechemode #sleater-kinney #theophiluslondon #digibleplanets #tameimpala

Check out our recent post on LinkedIn for the full article and list of TCDSB School Board Trustees here: https://www.lin...
05/06/2021

Check out our recent post on LinkedIn for the full article and list of TCDSB School Board Trustees here: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/darearts_letsdobetter-diversityequityinclusion-torontoschools-activity-6796036104303841280-K3FU #diversitymatters #torontoschools #celebratediversity #LGBTQ #westandtogether #PrideMonth

Check out our recent post on LinkedIn for the full article and list of TCDSB School Board Trustees here: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/darearts_letsdobetter-diversityequityinclusion-torontoschools-activity-6796036104303841280-K3FU #diversitymatters #torontoschools #celebratediversity #LGBTQ #westandtogether #PrideMonth

Hey East Scarborough! Join us on April 9th for a free, fun, online family cooking night! We only have a few spots left s...
04/01/2021

Hey East Scarborough! Join us on April 9th for a free, fun, online family cooking night! We only have a few spots left so sign up soon! https://bit.ly/3cM6sHL

Hey East Scarborough! Join us on April 9th for a free, fun, online family cooking night! We only have a few spots left so sign up soon! https://bit.ly/3cM6sHL

Getting tired of watching Netflix? @NFB.ca has an online screening room of over 3,000 independent short films by Canadia...
03/10/2021
National Film Board of Canada

Getting tired of watching Netflix? @NFB.ca has an online screening room of over 3,000 independent short films by Canadian artists! Find an amazing new film for your next movie night!

#films #film #canadianfilm #canadianartist #shortfilm #DAREtogether #movienight #nationalfilmboardofcanada #indiefilm #indiefilmmaking #indie #entertainment #canada #resourcesharing #resources

Watch quality Canadian documentary, animation and fiction films online

Today we want to shout out an incredible Black Arts Organization in the film industry! Being Black in Canada - Être Noir...
02/25/2021

Today we want to shout out an incredible Black Arts Organization in the film industry!

Being Black in Canada - Être Noir.e au Canada is the country’s biggest mentorship, training, and creation program dedicated to supporting and empowering Black filmmakers. The organization was established in 2014 by award-winning filmmaker Fabienne Colas and now serves artists in Montréal, Toronto, and Halifax. This year, it will also expand to support emerging Black filmmakers in Ottawa, Calgary, and Vancouver.

Being Black in Canada helps underserved filmmakers to create their first short documentaries by providing them with the training, mentorship, and equipment required for every step of the artistic process. They also premiere the completed films at Film Festivals across the country.

Show this organization some love by following them and checking out their new podcast!

https://beingblackincanada.com/the-podcast/

Today we want to shout out an incredible Black Arts Organization in the film industry!

Being Black in Canada - Être Noir.e au Canada is the country’s biggest mentorship, training, and creation program dedicated to supporting and empowering Black filmmakers. The organization was established in 2014 by award-winning filmmaker Fabienne Colas and now serves artists in Montréal, Toronto, and Halifax. This year, it will also expand to support emerging Black filmmakers in Ottawa, Calgary, and Vancouver.

Being Black in Canada helps underserved filmmakers to create their first short documentaries by providing them with the training, mentorship, and equipment required for every step of the artistic process. They also premiere the completed films at Film Festivals across the country.

Show this organization some love by following them and checking out their new podcast!

https://beingblackincanada.com/the-podcast/

02/23/2021

Today we want to celebrate the work of Kevin Ormsby (he/him)!

Kevin is the Artistic Director of KasheDance, a Toronto-based Afro contemporary dance company. He has performed with many companies throughout Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean, and he currently sits on the boards of Dance Collection Danse, TAPA Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts, and the Nia Centre for the Arts.

Kevin was the recipient of a Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des arts du Canada Victor Martyn Lynch – Staunton Award in Dance (2014) and was a Toronto Arts Council Cultural Leaders Fellow in 2015. He frequently educates people of all ages, and is one of DAREarts’ incredible artist educators. He also works as an arts advocate and an arts marketing consultant.

Check out KasheDance online: http://www.kashedance.com/

02/22/2021

Do you know a teenager who’s passionate about the arts and social justice? A new session of YLI is starting in BC and there’s still time for them to join! Hear more about this amazing free program from West Coast Co-Facilitator Sarah Thompson. Registration deadline is this Wednesday at 12pm PST! https://darearts.com/yli

Today we want to amplify another Black Arts Organization that inspires us!The Nia Centre for the Arts promotes an apprec...
02/18/2021
Nia Centre for the Arts: First Black Arts Centre in Toronto

Today we want to amplify another Black Arts Organization that inspires us!

The Nia Centre for the Arts promotes an appreciation of the arts from across the African diaspora. They are currently renovating their space to create the first multidisciplinary professional arts centre for African-Canadian art in the country. The Nia Centre supports Black artists through professional development and mentorship. They also produce and present art exhibitions across Toronto.

Be sure to follow them and check out their work at https://niacentre.org/!

A Toronto-based not-for-profit arts centre that supports, showcases and promotes an appreciation of arts from across the African Diaspora. Check us out.

Koby Mathews, the 2020 Northern DAREarts Youth Leadership Award winner, overcame shyness, bullying, and other obstacles ...
02/17/2021

Koby Mathews, the 2020 Northern DAREarts Youth Leadership Award winner, overcame shyness, bullying, and other obstacles in order to create positive change in his own life and in his community. Koby uses singing and songwriting to express himself and offers help and encouragement to other young people who want to find their voice through the arts.

If you know an exceptional current or former DAREarts student, encourage them to apply for this year’s Youth Leadership Awards! Each winner will receive $500 and the chance to work with a team of artists to tell their story of leadership.

Apply online: https://darearts.com/iamaleader

Koby Mathews, the 2020 Northern DAREarts Youth Leadership Award winner, overcame shyness, bullying, and other obstacles in order to create positive change in his own life and in his community. Koby uses singing and songwriting to express himself and offers help and encouragement to other young people who want to find their voice through the arts.

If you know an exceptional current or former DAREarts student, encourage them to apply for this year’s Youth Leadership Awards! Each winner will receive $500 and the chance to work with a team of artists to tell their story of leadership.

Apply online: https://darearts.com/iamaleader

02/16/2021

Meet Joshua “Scribe” Watkis (he/him)!

A Spoken Word poet and hip-hop artist, Joshua has performed on stages across Canada. Career highlights include appearing on @cbc and opening for the legendary Hip-Hop band ‘The Roots’ with ‘The Uncharted’ collective.
Joshua has also worked as a community partner with DAREarts delegates, teaching them about Spoken Word.

If you’re between the ages of 13 and 19 and you want to learn how to use poetry and spoken word to tell your story, check out Joshua’s virtual program with the @torontolibrary called Poetry Saved Our Lives! (@tpl.teens)

Give him a follow @thisisscribe and support his latest collection of poetry, 'Tethered' on his website, www.thisiscribe.com.

#blackhistorymonth #blackhistory #blackartist #blackartistry #blackartistsmatter #blackart #canadianartist #artistsofinstagram #artist #torontoartist #spokenword #spokenwordpoetry #spokenwordartist #hiphop #hiphopmusic #poet #poetsofinstagram #musiciansofinstagram #art #torontoart #blacktoronto #canadianart #supportblackart

02/16/2021
Joshua Watkis

Meet Joshua “Scribe” Watkis (he/him)!

A Spoken Word poet and hip-hop artist, Joshua has performed on stages across Canada. Career highlights include appearing on CBC and opening for the legendary Hip-Hop band ‘The Roots’ with ‘The Uncharted’ collective. Joshua has also worked as a community partner with DAREarts delegates, teaching them about Spoken Word.

If you’re between the ages of 13 and 19 and you want to learn how to use poetry and spoken word to tell your story, check out Joshua’s virtual program with the Toronto Public Library called Poetry Saved Our Lives! (TPL Teens)

Give him a follow on Instagram @thisisscribe and support his latest collection of poetry, 'Tethered' on his website, www.thisiscribe.com.

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585 Dundas Street East, 3rd Floor
Toronto, ON
M5A 2B7

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Charitable Foundation No. 88691 7764 RR0002

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Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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DAREarts is a Canadian charity that uses the arts to empower children & youth from underserved communities to build confidence, courage and their inner leader. Since 1996, over 88,000 children have been directly served by DAREarts.

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Thank you so very much for your generous donation to support the students in my virtual class. They will be thrilled to receive their art kits and we will use them well! Your community partnership and help providing resources, when they are limited during this time is very much appreciated. Virtual Teacher
Thank you very much to the DareArts Team! #youthlinkto DAREarts
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News from Quebec. A good proportion of the Grade 5s are returning participants. This is their opportunity to strive for excellence in a leadership capacity. We began our project "Stand up for Peace" with a presentation on the history of the "peace" sign. Each student then created a painting on canvas.
It's not too late to apply for this teaching artist residency in Northern Quebec:
DAREarts in Stratford's Beacon Herald
2014 DAREarts BC leadership award recepient Marlo Mason with Chief Morley Googoo just before the leadership tallships sail from Halifax to Paris France .... So proud of you Marlo Colby and We'lalin Chief Moorley for making this possible for 45 Indigenous youth across Canada. A big shout out to DAREarts founder Marilyn Field #indigenousyouthleadership #darearts #ignitingchange @ Marilyn Field
Rima Hamadi from CBC Radio interviews DAREarts Lead Teacher Laura MacKinnon at DAREarts Summer Camp where the kids are in rehearsal of the production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.
Pizza just out of the oven. Banana bread all cut up. All ready to nibble and create art with the participants of #darearts at the #mmfa. This week step two of self portraits photo transfer.
DAREarts Montreal. DARE to DREAM