Artscape Wychwood Barns, Artscape Sandbox and Daniels Spectrum
Position Type: Part-time, hourly
Remuneration: $14-18/hr, minimum 4 hour shifts
- Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street, Toronto
- Artscape Sandbox, 301 Adelaide St West, Toronto
- Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St East, Toronto
Start Date: October 2016
Application Deadline: Monday, October 3, 2016
Artscape is seeking six candidates for part-time occasional work to support event venue services at three of Artscape’s community cultural hubs: Artscape Wychwood Barns (Christie Street and St. Clair Avenue West); Artscape Sandbox (Adelaide St. W. and Spadina Ave.) and Daniels Spectrum (Dundas St East and Parliament St.). Events that require venue supervisors include performances, conferences, weddings, community activities, private social and corporate events. Learn more about Artscape’s event venue business at www.artscapeeventvenues.ca
Reporting to the Events & Sales Manager(s) at each of Artscape’s community cultural hubs, the Venue Supervisor is responsible for ensuring events at Artscape Event Venues are safe, welcoming and successful and that the client experience is positive. The Venue Supervisor is integral to the success of events at the venue. The work schedule varies in length and may include weekends and/or evenings and/or night shifts depending on the nature of the event. Shifts are a minimum of four hours, based on the assigned role.
Syrus Marcus Ware set to write a love letter to Regent Park’s activists
Written by Karen Whaley
Regent Park is a community with a rich history of political and social activism. But as the Revitalization reshapes the neighbourhood and its residents, who will remember the individuals that fought for change? As Daniels Spectrum’s first Artist-in-Residence, Syrus Marcus Ware wants to shine a light on Regent Park’s unsung activists, revolutionaries and organizers in a collaborative new project that will be presented at the cultural hub in 2017.
Written by: Karen Whaley
Photo provided by: Regent Park School of Music
The past five years have been a time of massive expansion for the Regent Park School of Music (RPSM), a non-profit that provides highly subsidized music lessons to youth-in-need. Since 2010, they have increased their capacity from 290 students in the Regent Park community to more than 1,700 students across the city, with satellite programming in the Parkdale and Jane and Finch neighbourhoods. But do higher numbers necessarily equal higher impact? As RPSM enters a new phase of growth with the release of their 2016-2020 strategic plan, the emphasis remains on quality over quantity.
Written by Karen Whaley | Photos provided by ArtHeart Community Art Centre
Christmas can be a dark time for people living on the margins. For guests of ArtHeart’s annual Christmas dinner, a holiday feast is more than a meal—it’s a lifeline.
ArtHeart is well-known in the Regent Park community as a place for free-of-charge arts programming for children, youth, adults and families. Less known is that they are one of the only drop-in programs in the neighbourhood that is open on Christmas Day. Every year on December 25, participants from the adult program and a group of dedicated volunteers gather together in the ArtHeart studio at Daniels Spectrum for a turkey dinner with all the fixings.