News & Events

Press Release: Introducing Cohort V of RBC Desire Lines

VIBE Arts is pleased to introduce the fifth cohort of our RBC Desire Lines program.  RBC Desire Lines began in 2019 as a two-year art-in-mentorship program awarding young, emerging artists the opportunity to exhibit their work in subway stations across Toronto after attending a wide offering of professional development workshops. The program is now wrapping … Read more

Inside the VIBE-BALANCE Dance Program for Adults Living with Sight Loss

One of the ways VIBE delivers programming is through community-based programs and partnerships with community organizations. We work collaboratively with schools, community centres, public housing, hospitals, public libraries, detention centres and shelters to bring art education programming directly to the people they serve in response to their greatest needs. Recognized as an organization that supports … Read more

Press Release: Community Mosaic Unveiled at Toronto Pearson Airport

VIBE Arts is pleased to share the Sunflower Mosaic Project, a collaborative artwork now installed at Toronto Pearson, in partnership with Toronto Pearson and Autism Ontario.  Youth and seniors from community partners Autism Ontario, Frank Oke Secondary School, George Syme Community School, Mural Routes, Rivercrest Junior Public School and YouthLink took part in mosaic-making programs … Read more

Arts Effect X: Tickets on Sale Now

VIBE Arts’ fundraising auction, Arts Effect, is back and celebrating its 10th event! Tickets on sale now! Join us on June 6, 2024 for an inspiring evening showcasing incredible Canadian artists, including a live auction led by esteemed auctioneer Stephen Ranger, at the iconic Broadview Hotel. Arrive to support the transformative power of the arts and leave … Read more

Happy Black Futures Month From Onika Powell, Artistic Director

Happy Black Futures Month!!! Congratulations to all the Black artists in our city who are showcasing orselling new art this month, or performing new work. Some of you aregearing up to engage in public discussions and share your story. Inwhich, all are equally important and worth celebrating. As a Blackcreative myself, February can sometimes feel … Read more

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