Do you have a unique arts based project

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In Celebration

Our friends at Soundstreams are kicking of their 30th anniversary season and offering NAN members an exclusive 2 for 1  concert deal!

Come celebrate at Koerner Hall on October 11 at 8:00 pm. This spectacular concert features works by contemporary masters R. Murray Schafer, Steve Reich, and Arvo Pärt, performances by Gryphon Trio, soprano Shannon Mercer, and percussion ensemble NEXUS, and a new interactive electro-acoustic work for you to experience in the lobby.

Call 416-408-0208 and quote the code “SS30” or buy online.

Be a part of Making Space for Culture!


City of Toronto Cultural Services launches another round of ward consultations starting October 4 and running throughout the month.  What kind of space does your neighbourhood need to make art, music, dance? To film, play, practice and perform? We’re coming to your neighbourhood to hear your thoughts. We want to know what’s needed, who needs it, and how we might work together to help make space for culture in your community.

More information regarding the consultation schedules can be found here, and the complete schedule is attached.  We encourage you to attend a consultation in your ward, and be sure to pass it through your networks!

Have your voice heard by taking our survey!

Making Space for Culture is a major recommendation of the Creative Capital Gains report, unanimously adopted by Toronto City Council in May 2011. Finding, building, and sustaining cultural space requires partners from all sectors, private, non-profit, and government. In order to make wise, long-term plans, Toronto Cultural Services has embarked on a ward-by-ward consultation and planning process to determine local priorities.

Questions? Contact or 416-392-7367

Culture Days Launch 2012

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NAN celebrated with Culture Days 2012!

  • Performances by Regent Park artists including COBA and Juno Award-winning recording artist Sean Jones
  • Jian Ghomeshi  CBC Q, author and emcee
  • Antoni Cimolino – General Director and Artistic Director Designate, Stratford Shakespeare Festival and Chair, Culture Days National Steering Executive Committee
  • Mary De Paoli  Executive Vice-President, Chief Marketing Officer and Public & Corporate Affairs, Sun Life Financial
  • Michael Chan – Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport


Getting Ready for …

 Work In Culture and The Toronto Public Library presents:

Enriching Your Work in Culture

WorkInCulture leads a four-week series that demystifies the language of business for creative professionals from any discipline. This course is designed and delivered in collaboration with cultural insiders who will share tips and exercises to help you create a thriving, life-long career.

Topics include: envisioning the future of your creative business; overcoming financial hurdles like pricing and negotiating; making social media work for you; how to be resilient to survive and thrive in the long-term. Space is limited so reserve your spot– Call 416-393-7686 for more information.

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on recurring dates listed below

90 mins

Parkdale Auditorium


Upcoming Dates:

Wed Oct 03
Wed Oct 10
Wed Oct 17
Wed Oct 24

Countdown for Culture Days! Forgotten Voices: Beyond the Conflict of the War of 1812

Lakeshore Arts and Sirius Theatrical Company present the first in a series of creative writing workshops with a focus on stories of the War of 1812. Material generated in these workshops will be incorporated into theatrical performance with Sirius Theatrical Company.

New Toronto Library, Sunday September 30, 2-4PM. 416-394-5350.


is a not for profit community arts organization that promotes art making, celebrates local artists and uses art as a catalyst to engage, entertain, educate and inspire.


In 1989, Artistic Director, Heather Dick, founded the Sirius Theatrical Company as an independent production company and both produced and starred in the critically acclaimed JEWEL by Joan Macleod. They have produced main stage shows, large scale community arts projects and small Fringe pieces. As an integral part of their productions, they offer mentoring opportunities for emerging theatre artists to work and train with the professionals on their teams.

In all our activities, we value excellence, integrity, inclusivity, innovation and leadership.