Established in 1995 by founder Lola Rasminsky as “Arts for Children of Toronto”,                 our organization initially functioned as a provider of arts scholarships. Our goal was to ensure that any child, regardless of means, could benefit from high-quality, hands-on arts experiences. In 2002, we shifted our programming away from awarding scholarships to a focus on outreach programming. This move stemmed from our belief that we could reach more children increasing accessibility by ensuring that artists are facilitating programming directly in neighbourhoods. Our no-cost programming is now offered in over 50 neighbourhoods across Southern Ontario.