Programs

PS SCARBOROUGH: INSTACHALLENGE

   
We are thrilled to share a new opportunity with you and your community youth!
 
The special program welcomes youth ages 16-24 who love taking photos and social media. There are no pre-requisites in photographic experience and youth are encouraged to use all sorts of devices that best fit their lifestyle (mobile phone, tablet, DSLR cameras, etc.)
 
Together, we’ll build an inclusive and safe environment where we could discuss as we build our photo skills and explore our Scarborough neighbourhoods.
 
These new skills will be put to the test as we go our photo scavenger hunts! Scavenger hunt winners will win cool photo-related prizes such as cameras and photo supplies.
 
The program is completely FREE but spaces are limited, so registration is required.
Want to be a part of this amazing project? Download the form here:




Or, e-mail jen@nextgenerationarts.ca
 

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A Wish For All Generations

From June 25 to September 3, 2019, we invite youth and seniors to join us in building a community mural at Stephen Leacock Community Centre!

Participants will:
- practice visual arts and painting techniques
- create an original mural
- make new friends and build up their community
- get volunteer hours
- enter for amazing prizes (art supplies, painting kits, and more!)

   
WHEN
Every Tuesday beginning June 25-  1PM to 4PM

WHERE
Stephen Leacock Community Centre
(2520 Birchmount Road, Scarborough)

COMMUNITY CELEBRATION
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 – 1PM
    

Cultural Hotspot - Modern Batik


From July to August, 2018, Next Generation Arts teamed up with the City of Toronto and ACSA to deliver the Modern Batik Fashion Workshops at the Dorset Park Hub.

In this series, youth were mentored by local artist, Deon Best, to explore the Ancient African art of Batik, waxes, dyes and inks. Our participants created original designs which were turned into shirts, totebags, scarves, and fabric photo montages.

We celebrated our final event at The Hideout in L'Amoreaux Community Recreation Centre with our family, friends, and community in attendance. Check out our social media for photos!

Stories for the Next Generation

Presented in partnership with Agincourt Community Services Association, Stories for the Next Generation is a free intergenerational storytelling workshop series for seniors 55 and older to share with the younger generations in their families and communities.

Over the course of the series, participants worked with a professional storyteller to create enticing creative writing pieces. For the next stage, our participants worked with an illustrator to create artistic capsules that visually illustrated their stories. The final product was a collection of a published book as well as audio-books.

Music City - The Industry

Within the last few decades , Toronto has witnessed the successes of organizations and individuals starting their claim to fame in our city. Some have focused on the cultural wealth and identity that stems from the music that had been created here. From Much Music and the Opera House to Drake and Kiezsa, we have witnessed how Toronto-focused music provides us with a unifying identity, a sense of pride in our own and a celebration in our music economy. Toronto is recognized as a prominent leader in the international music scene and now is our time to celebrate it!

Presented by Next Generation Arts in partnership with Myseum of Toronto, Phase One Studios and G5 Canadian Urban, Music City featured Toronto's rising stars, movers and shakers and legends for a panel discussion, concert and networking event. Special guests included Global News' Marianne Dimain, multiplatinum Grammy-Nominated producer Megaman, Canadian beatbox competitor KRNFX, veteran Hip-Hop emcee Dan-e-o and much more.

Above is the audio recording from our conference.