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Kitchener student is the only Canadian finalist in the running for $10k “Stuck at Prom” Scholarship

This year, in spite of a cancelled prom, Eastwood CI senior student Lena Hart went all out with her tape and made the 2020 "Stuck at Prom" finals. Out of approximately 400 entrants in Canada and the US, Hart is the only Canadian finalist.

The story of Flamenco is coming to a stage near you this summer

International flamenco music and dance ensemble, Fin de Fiesta Flamenco, will tour theatres and festivals across Canada beginning this month.

Charity Art Auction at Pacific Arts Market



ART for Cancer Foundation Announces A Strategic Collaboration with Artbarn School

ART for Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce an ART Bursary Program, offered in collaboration with Artbarn School.

Mississauga Arts Awards Finalists Announced

The Mississauga Arts Council is pleased to announce that after difficult deliberation, our jurors have released the names of all finalists selected for the 2019 Mississauga Arts Awards (the MARTYs) categories and the winners of the Creative Community Awards.

Palestinian musicians featured for the first time at Canadian Music Week

The Toronto Palestine Film Festival (TPFF) is proud to be partnering with Palestine Music Expo to showcasing the musical talents of Kallemi and Bashar Murad at Canadian Music Week (CMW). This is the first time that Palestinian musicians will be featured at a CMW festival.

The Late Toller Cranston, Iconic Canadian Artist and “Skater Of The Century” Celebrated With Toronto Exhibit of Little Seen Floral Paintings

Iconic Canadian skater, Toller Cranston's little seen floral paintings to be exhibited in Toronto, VIP and media launch on April 20.

#SoloMessiahProject - Vocal Chamber Music Concert with Piano

On Saturday, April 13, 2019, at 7:30 PM, Porgiamor Chamber Concerts presents guest soloists Lilac Caña (soprano), Victoria Borg (alto), Austin Larusson (baritone) along with YC Lee (tenor), Antonia de Wolfe (piano) to perform by memory the complete solo recitatives and arias from Messiah - George Frideric Handel.

APTN’S CAUTION: May Contain Nuts immerses fans in popular show with launch of VR comedy sketches

The first of its kind for APTN, CAUTION's production team is using 360-degree film technology to immerse viewers in six new sketches.

KayaPalat: Celebrating the Art of Storytelling

Kaya spirits launches a platform for youth storytellers as KayaPalat, get your best story ready with you and connect with us.

Art for Cancer Foundation (AFC) doubles the excitement with its Show within a Show

This year, Art for Cancer Foundation's acclaimed annual fundraiser, the Anonymous Art Show, has added a special new twist. For the second half of the exhibition's run, visitors will be treated to a Show within a Show, featuring another 25 larger paintings created by a dozen of the professional artists who are also participating in the Anonymous Art Show.

Norine Braun Releases Through Train Windows

Norine Braun releases her lush bluesy roots rock album Through Train Windows inspired by her recent cross Canada Riding the Rails tour.

Marginalized youth showcase their new entrepreneurial skills at SKETCH Holiday MarketPlace

SKETCH, a non-profit community-arts initiative engaging homeless and marginalized youth through the arts, is proud to launch the SKETCH Holiday MarketPlace Thursday, December 6, 2018, from 4pm to 9pm. Over 30 youth with newfound know-how in marketing and branding through SKETCH's pilot Vending Program will be selling their one-of-a-kind creations to eager holiday shoppers.

Art For Cancer’s 2018 Anonymous Art Show is the season’s most novel and fun-filled art exhibit

The Anonymous Art Show, Art for Cancer Foundation's (AFC) major annual fundraiser continues to delight Toronto art enthusiasts and collectors for the fourth straight year.

Artist Brings Modern Eclecticism to Cornwall and the World

Cornwall, Ontario artist Carl Parker is taking the art world by storm doing what he does best, his own thing. While mastering any one style of painting is an astonishing achievement, this self taught artist has mastered several, including impressionism, abstract expressionism, realism and surrealism, and combines them all seamlessly to create thought provoking and emotionally evocative works of art. He calls this style Modern Eclecticism, borrowing the latter term mainly from the fields of architecture and philosophy, adding the former to emphasize the contemporary look and feel of his pieces. Having shown is work in Paris, Florence, Toronto, Calgary and the Maritimes, this is the artist to watch.

Oh Canada, What a Weekend!

Culture Days Weekend 2018 was the most-attended ever.

Canadian Film Maker Releases Long Awaited Film - Subjects of Documentary About Street Kids In The Philippines to benefit

Film-maker Niki Norlock announces the online release of BEYOND STRENGTH, to benefit its subjects, a remarkable group of children living together in a childrens' home in the Philippines.

Something for everyone, everywhere at Culture Days this weekend

Thousands of free arts and culture activities and events to try across Canada September 28-30.

Move to the beat of the drum at Culture Days September 28 to 30

Canadians get creative with thousands of free art, culture, and rhythm-inspired experiences during the Culture Days Weekend.

Silas Tsang won double at the 29th Annual NAHA event

Canadian Hairstylist Silas Tsang/Blushes takes a DOUBLE WIN at the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) in Las Vegas - Produced by the Professional Beauty Association (PBA). NAHA is the most prestigious hair and beauty event for photographic competition.

The Importance of Being Earnest

September 21 - October 6, 2018 on the Mainstage

Oscar Wilde's enduring social satire, The Importance of Being Earnest, is a masterpiece of comedic misunderstandings and rebellion. Two sets of lovers search for an ultimate but uncertain truth, navigating life and love amongst themselves, family, friends, and society. Fast-paced, witty, and sometimes biting, this play abounds with hidden romance, mistaken identities, deceptions, and secrets.

Women take centre-stage at 11th TPFF

The 11th Toronto Palestine Film Festival takes place September 20-23, 2018 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.

Books and Brawn: Naked GUYS Reading

By popular demand, producer Arabella Allure debuts a new show - Naked GUYS Reading, at Evolution Wonderlounge on 21 July.

University of Toronto Students Use Comics Art to Express their Personal Perspectives on President Trump

Online 'Zine "Beastly Plebeians" collects student-created comic books on the subject of Trump.


“I dream my painting and I paint my dream”

Italian themed art work collection to be showcased at upcoming Luxury Home and Design Show at BC Place Stadium.

Sherbrooke will vibrate to the rhythms of the Sahara and Indigenous drumming this summer

The Intercultural Project between Canada and Morocco will provide an opportunity for dialogue and exchanges between musicians from both countries, as well as with the public.

Cinematix Announces Blockchain Powered Filmmaking Platform

The Cinematix project, the world's first platform to collect funds for filmmaking on the blockchain, which will be created by the end of 2018, was announced at Consensus 2018.

Toronto Concert Orchestra Set to Launch its FIFTH Symphony in the Gardens Summer Music Series at Casa Loma

Maestro Kerry Stratton will conduct Toronto Concert Orchestra's performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 on June 5th to kick off a fifth summer of the popular orchestral music series, Symphony in the Gardens, at Casa Loma.

WSC®inthe613 - Conference will demystify sponsorship and energize Ottawa-area associations

Ottawa's newest sponsorship conference, WSC®inthe613, takes an established property and structures it specifically for the Ottawa and Eastern Ontario markets. It has a special emphasis for the many national and community associations based in the national capital region, with practical sponsorship solutions that can be implemented immediately.

Palestinian theatre arrives in Toronto this week (May 11-12)

The Toronto Palestine Film Festival is staging a Palestinian play called TAHA by Amer Hlehel (playwright and actor). The play, which has received rave reviews globally, tells the inspirational life story of Palestinian poet Taha Muhammad Ali.

Culture Days Launches 2018 Programming Theme

Culture Days harnesses the beat of the drum for this year's programming theme.

Karl Subban to receive the 2018 Cultural Award at DAREarts Leadership Awards

DAREarts Founder and President, Marilyn Field, MSM, today announced that acclaimed Karl Subban, Canadian educator, author and hockey dad to NHL stars, will receive the 2018 DAREarts Cultural Award at the DAREarts Leadership Awards gala on Thursday, May 10, 2018, at The Carlu, hosted by Jeanne Beker, CM.

Honouring Canadian Women through music with ‘Heroines in Harmony’ Album

Margaret Maria, one of Canada's finest cellists, a graduate of The Curtis Institute of Music and now a rising composer producing her own music, releases her 9'th studio album honouring Canadian women's lives and achievements.

"Dedicated to all women and girls who bravely live their truth. You are the ones who have and will change the world for the better."

Announcing the NIMAC-IMAA National Indigenous Media Arts Gathering 2018

The Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) in partnership with the National Indigenous Media Arts Coalition (NIMAC) are pleased to announce that the National Indigenous Media Arts Gathering 2018 will take place June 12-15, 2018 in Saskatoon, SK.

artsVest wraps up an outstanding year

artsVest, a program that provided six Collingwood non-profit arts organizations with in-depth training, tools and mentorship relationships to help build sustainable partnerships between arts and local businesses, held a wrap-up celebration Tuesday.

Festival Uncovers Top Burlesque Talent

The Vancouver International Burlesque Festival celebrates its 13th year of outstanding live entertainment this April. Canada's most prestigious and longest-running burlesque festival attracts performers from around the globe for a weekend of workshops, awards nights and showcase events.

Pacific Opera Victoria presents a Baroque masterwork, Handel's RINALDO

Pacific Opera Victoria presents Rinaldo, an exotic story of adventure and danger, heroism and love, April 19 through 29, 2018, at the Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton Street, in Victoria.

Announcing PARADIGM Productions’ The Empire Trilogy by Susanna Fournier to have world premieres in 2018-19 Season

PARADIGM Productions announces three new plays to premiere in Toronto in 2018-19 season. The Empire Trilogy by award-winning playwright Susanna Fournier will bring three new productions - The Philosopher's Wife, The Scavenger's Daughter, and Four Sisters - with three different directors to the national stage with support from Canada Council for the Arts' New Chapter program.


The next generation of singers, dancers and actors from Stagecoach Canada Performing Arts get ready to step into the limelight at the 2018 Performance Showcase taking place at the Toronto Centre For The Arts February 25th.

Urban artist snubs city for wilderness

Vancouver artist David Tycho has cast off his urban sensibilities and returned to the land for creative inspiration.

Porgiamor Chamber Concerts & College St United Church present #SoloDowlandProject Live

Porgiamor Chamber Concerts & College Street United Church present #SoloDowlandProject, a one-hour fundraising concert for outreach programs: "Peace of Pizza" & "Musical Instruments for Cuba", featuring the music of John Dowland , performed by Artists: YC Lee, tenor and pianists Mario Ostrowski & Ann Sublett, at 3:00pm on Sunday February 25th, 2018 at College Street United Church. A limited number of tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets.

Alumnae Theatre Hosts New Play

Alumnae Theatre's 100th anniversary season continues with the world premiere of Omission, a provocative and haunting new play that questions a papal candidate's involvement in a military coup.

Pia Bouman School’s Nutcracker returns to Parkdale for 32nd year

Nearly 100 dancers, ages seven to 81, will perform the holiday classic.

Squamish letters underscore need to restore trust in environmental assessment process

Sonia Furstenau, Deputy Leader of the B.C. Green Party, says that the concerns expressed by the people of Squamish regarding a proposed quarry near a salmon spawning estuary underscore the need to restore trust in the environmental assessment (EA) process through a revitalization.

Toronto's First Anonymous Art Show 2017 is a three-time winner for Art for Cancer Foundation

Toronto's First Anonymous Art Show, Year Three will once again celebrate the work of Toronto artists in support of Art for Cancer Foundation's (AFC) free creative programming for people living with cancer. This group exhibition and major fundraising event runs December 1 through 3 at AFC Place, 1884 Davenport Road, Unit 1, Toronto and will feature more than 200 original paintings by established and emerging GTA artists, including AFC workshop participants.

Culture Days 2017 Infographic

Culture Days is thrilled to release this year's Top Ten Lists Infographic, a ranking of the communities with the most registered activities over Culture Days event weekend.

Over 150 people of all ages and their puppets take part in WP Puppet Theatre’s community video for Canada 150!

WP Puppet Theatre is marking Canada's 150th Anniversary of Confederation with a community video about Canada's new (unofficial) avian emblem - the gray jay. Over one hundred and fifty, local, national and international participants of all ages, and their puppets took part in the video which will culminate at a video screening event on Nov. 26, 2017 at the Central Calgary Public Library.

Obscure Artist Discovered by Ritz-Carlton

London Canada artist and entrepreneur Andrea Schmidt recently signed a licensing agreement which will prominently display one of her pieces of abstract artwork in 36 guest rooms in the new Ritz Carlton Hotel in Astana Kazakhstan.

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