News & Events

Artist Call: NExT Program

VIBE Arts is seeking upcoming or early-career artists between the ages of 16-29 to join Cohort V of NExT, our Black youth mentorship program. To apply, you must: About the opportunity: We are looking for applicants to join a group of dedicated, Black youth artists. Upon selection, successful candidates will join our 2023-2024 Cohort and will each … Read more

Press Release: VIBE Arts unveils community mural in Church-Wellesley Village

In July 2023 VIBE Arts and artists Kseniya Tsoy, Rob Matejka and Frannie Potts created a community mural outside of Church Street Espresso (585 Church St, Toronto). The Story In Your Cup of Coffee is inspired by the cafe–an informal and very integral local community hub in The Village bringing people together through the shared … Read more

Media Release: VIBE Arts Completes OTF Resilient Communities Grant To Provide Comprehensive Supports for Artists 

Toronto, ON (May 2023): With the support of a Resilient Communities grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) that was awarded in 2022, VIBE Arts was able to reimagine and rebuild the delivery of our mentorship and professional development programs.  This grant helped provide dedicated resources to evaluation of VIBE’s programming throughout the pandemic and … Read more

Press Release: VIBE Arts Introduces a 4-Day Work Week

Starting May 1st, VIBE will be providing its employees a 4-day work week. Staff will be working a 32-hour week, taken Monday-Thursday, while getting paid for a 40-hour work week.  Why are we doing this? 4-day work weeks have been successful in summer months at VIBE for the past 2 years, with summer 2022 being … Read more

Press Release: VIBE Arts and TO Live Present NExT: The Future of Art Exhibition 4.0

“I feel more confident after seeing and learning from other artists that are in similar situations and getting the opportunity to hear different perspectives on some of the topics we discussed. I think I’ll be able to carry out my goals by finally learning where and how to access help.” –  NExT IV Artist March … Read more

Happy Black Futures Month from Onika Powell, Artistic Director

It’s February already? Where did the time go? It felt like yesterday we were wrapping up the year, sharing all the wonderful memories we were able to make through our 2022 Impact Report. Yet today, we are almost a week into February celebrating Black Futures Month. I am proud to work for VIBE Arts, an … Read more

Media Release: VIBE Arts Completes OTF Grow Grant for Arts Programming in Northern Ontario Communities

Sault Ste. Marie, ON (February 3, 2023): On Tuesday, MPP Ross Romano tuned in to VIBE Arts’s Woodland Drawing workshop led by artist Lucia Laford to congratulate the group on the work done using a $201,900 Grow grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) that was awarded in 2018. The grant’s focus was to deliver … Read more

Online Woodland Drawing Workshop with Lucia Laford

January 31 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Learn to draw in the Woodland Arts style using materials you have at home!  Guided by Lucia Laford (Waawaaskone Qwe) artists of all ages and abilities are invited to learn how to draw in a Woodland Arts style. This event is free. Registration is required.  Material Suggestions: … Read more