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Chalk it Up!

‘Chalk it Up’ is our Cultural Hotspot 2016 signature arts education program that will give 9 to 13 years olds living in North York, unique opportunities to lead the creation of collaborative outdoor chalk murals and chalk art. The program is positioned for large-scale, city-wide public art making and sharing – all community and youth driven! Program participants … Read more

Tips and Tools: Recipe to Support Artists Working in Communities

Julie Frost, VIBE Arts’ Executive and Artistic Director wrote an article Tip and Tools: Recipe to Support Artists Working in Communities that was published by Artbridges, a national arts network base. For 28 years Julie has worked together with schools, and social agencies across Toronto. She has incredible insight and knowledge of the mechanics of working with … Read more

VIBE Arts chosen as Toronto Foundations 2016 TO Award Recipient

VIBE Arts were awarded a 2016 Toronto Foundation’s Vital Ideas Award!  The prestigious award is geared to increase capacity and reach of organizations that are already working on effective strategies aligned with the foundation’s goals identified in their annual “Vital Signs Report”.  With an investment of $30,000, VIBE Arts will seize the opportunity and buzz afforded by our recent … Read more

VIBE Arts Appreciates their Volunteers!

VIBE Arts is made possible by the people who participate, work, and volunteer. National Volunteer Week was April 18th to 22nd.  Hence, on Monday April 18th, we held a little party to honour the meaningful and impactful contributions of our volunteers. During the celebration we got to know many of our volunteers better through fun games and storytelling. Volunteers shared how they got involved with VIBE … Read more

New Special Initiative Celebrates Canada’s Sesquicentennial

Pattison Outdoor Advertising, VIBE Arts and Toronto youth team up on an exciting art initiative for Canada’s sesqui-centennial birthday: PATTISON have generously donated $100,000 in-kind media to exhibit art created by youth from some of  Toronto’s most under-resourced communities.  The project entitled, 150 REASONS WE LOVE CANADA, is led by Vibe Arts, a grass-roots charity … Read more

Hand-Painted Murals Welcomed The 2016 NBA ALL-STARS and Fans to Toronto

NBA Canada created this beautiful video sharing George Harvey Collegiate Institute’s student’s journey in creating murals inspired by words connected to the sport of basketball; along with 350 children and youth from 30 schools and community organizations who worked under the guidance of 16 professional artists across the GTA who followed the same journey in creating 60 distinct murals. The murals welcomed … Read more

Winter and Soup 2016

Winter Clothing and Soup 2016 was a great success that happened on February 4th to February 5th. Winter Clothing and Soup was a pop-up art performance hosted by Sofy Mesa from VIBE Arts’ Emerging Artist Residency Program, along with fellow artist Oliver Roberts. They invited the diverse downtown community to come together, and get to know … Read more

New full-length documentary released by RISE

RISE is a community led by youth, comprised of artists, activists, free-thinkers, and revolutionaries. Together they help to create a safe and welcoming platform for self-expression and healing through the performance arts.