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Apply Now: Be part of Summer Series 2018

 

The Daniels Spectrum Summer Series brings fun programming and activities to the streets of Regent Park every summer. The program aims to engage and inspire young people and families, and provide meaningful training and employment opportunities.For its 2018 Daniels Spectrum Summer Series, Artscape is looking to partner with five organizations or individuals to deliver free, outdoor arts & cultural programs, events and/or installations in Regent Park between mid-July and September 2018.

Selected partners will:

  • Receive a maximum of $5,000 to run their initiative
  • Receive some in-kind staffing and equipment from Artscape
  • Receive supplementary marketing and promotional support as part of the overarching Summer Series marketing plan
  • Become part of a growing initiative that engages and inspires Regent Park residents through free outdoor arts and cultural programming

Interested parties are invited to read this call and submit an application by Friday May 25, 2017 at noon.

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Meet Dear Ayeeyo Photographer Yasin Osman

Yasin Osman, a rising star in the world of photography, loves Regent Park. The 25-year old artist has already made his mark on his neighbourhood, founding #shootforpeace, a grassroots arts mentorship program that engages local youth in storytelling through photography. Now, he’s getting ready for his first solo photography show, Dear Ayeeyo, opening May 4 in the Daniels Spectrum Hallway Galleries.

Dear Ayeeyo presents large-scale photos taken during a visit to Somalia, where Yasin’s parents are from. The images offer an intimate glimpse into the daily lives of villagers, illuminating a resilient human spirit.

The show is dedicated to Osman’s grandmother and the country she knew.

Yasin travelled to Somalia with Love Army for Somalia to bring his Shoot for Peace program to children living in refugee camps, after pitching the idea to Vine celebrity Jérôme Jarre. The resulting images released on Instagram showed the world a different side of the humanitarian crisis in Somalia—one full of hope, love and unity.

His unique approach to documentary photography, the warmth and emotion of his images, and his focus on powerful stories of marginalization and culture have earned Yasin an international following on Instagram and 550px of 200,000 and climbing.

Yasin’s mission to bring people together and promote compassion using the creative power of photo is apparent in Dear Ayeeyo.

“For me, the most important thing is the opportunity for people to see a different, more caring version of Somalia than they’ve seen in mainstream media. My grandmother said, as long as you plan on helping our people then you have my blessing. I realized that I’m now fulfilling my grandmother’s promise.”

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Dear Ayeeyo opens May 4 in the Hallway Galleries at Daniels Spectrum, with a reception from 5:30 to 9:30 PM. It is a Feature Exhibition of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, and presented by The Daniels Corporation. He is represented by KZM Agency in Toronto.

Now Hiring: Community Hub Manager, Daniels Spectrum

Artscape is hiring a Community Hub Manager for Daniels Spectrum.

Reporting to the Director of Hub Services, the Community Hub Manager of Daniels Spectrum is responsible for the day to day management and implementation of community and tenant engagement, to achieve our strategic commitment of building strong and vibrant neighborhoods at our community culture hubs.  The Community Hub Manager fosters the conditions for artists and creative organizations to thrive through strong relationship management, community engagement and a passion for the mandate of Daniels Spectrum in Regent Park.

Learn more on the Artscape website.

2018 Ada Slaight Youth Arts Mentorship Program

Are you a youth (age 16 – 27) interested in the arts and taking your talent to the next level? Well this is the program for you! We have started recruitment for youth interested in the arts to join the 2018 edition of the Ada Slaight Youth Arts Mentorship Program.

Through this program, you will

  • Connect with other professional artists (musicians, visual artists, dancers, etc.) to learn abou their everyday hustle and paths to success
  • Get partnered with an industry mentor who can help you take your game to the next level
  • Visit the city’s most influential arts and cultural institutions
  • Deepen their artistry and get plugged into Toronto’s arts community
  • Put together an amazing culminating showcase

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