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Arts for Social Justice Reflections – Allison Beula

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ custom_padding=”0px|0px|54px|0px”][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” custom_padding=”0px|0px|27px|0px”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.92″] The Arts for Social Justice (ASJ) program is a three-year initiative that aims to promote the arts as catalysts to tackle social issues in society. It does this through high school workshops and emerging artists residencies. Here is an artist’s experience … Read more

Looking back at Arts for Social Justice Project with Jennifer Chin

Arts for Social Justice project is funded by Ontario Trillium Foundation. Artist and Arts Educator Jennifer Chin shares her experience working on the Arts for Social Justice Project. My time working with the Arts For Social Justice program has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career as an artist educator. My goal … Read more

Polar Bears in the Arctic

On Tuesday, September 26th VIBE Arts had the pleasure of joining the the Toronto Zoo and the students and teachers of Military Trail Public School (MTPS), in the unveiling of a 50+ foot Polar bear mural, installed on the back of the Toronto Zoo’s Polar Bear Habitat. This hand painted mural was the outcome of … Read more

AEI- Bookkeeping Basics for Artists

“Do I even need to file my taxes? What can I claim as an expense? How do I account for income from various agencies?” No need to stress too hard, as VIBE Arts will be hosting, “Basic Bookkeeping for Artists” on Thursday, March 2nd, from 6:30-9:00 PM with Jennifer Chin. Jennifer has tonnes of lived … Read more

Lunchroom Transformation Program Updates!

VIBE Arts has been helping children and youth transform their lunchrooms over the years to encourage healthy and active lifestyles. VIBE’s lunchroom transformations are exciting projects where kids are engaged in planning, designing and producing a mural for their school or community agency. Artistic expression is central to this project. Our Lunchroom Transformation project at … Read more


Our most recent Arts for Social Justice (ASJ) residency took place at a Salvation Army Thrift Store (Bloor & Lansdowne) this January. Emerging artist Jade Greaves ran the ‘Choosing Sustainable Sources’ project to encourage critical thinking and conscientious purchasing through a social justice lens. Jade created a textile installation to symbolize the many ways a … Read more

Platform A Announces the Recipients of 2017 Micro-Grants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  CONTACT:Platform A: Tamara Haberman | | 416-656-9994 Toronto Arts Council: Susan Wright | | 416 392 6802 x 211 Platform A Announces the Recipients of 2017 Micro-Grants January 31, 2017 TORONTO – Platform A partner organizations Art Starts, Jumblies Theatre, VIBE Arts, SKETCH and CUE are pleased to announce the … Read more