TUN UP is a FREE dance program for youth 14-29 years of age. The dance program is an active, movement-based program that develops the athleticism, physicality and musicality of every participant.  Through the program, youth will learn and master choreography, receive professional training by from a professional dancer, have the opportunity to perform with a dance team at a competitive level, gain professional and artistic dance opportunities and build lasting relationship and connect to a larger community.   [eltdf_button size="" type="" text="REGISTER NOW" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://urbanartstoronto.org/programs/tunup" target="_self" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]

A WORLD OF FOOD is a weekly culinary arts program that celebrates and increases awareness and understanding of the rich variety of cultures, traditions and languages that are found within York South-Weston. As we live and function in an incredible and diverse community, there is no better way to unite and learn from each other than to explore the food we eat. Together with experienced Chefs, participants will “travel” to different continents to learn more about various cuisines, food traditions, and ideas for lunch boxes. [eltdf_button size="" type=""

Learning how to persuade others and tell effective stories using photography and film can be hugely beneficial in every walk of life. ART OF THE IMAGE is designed to teach the basics of photography and media creation, everything from conceptualization, execution and post- production. The program will help empower you to use digital media arts to build and broadcast your creative vision.   [eltdf_button size="" type="" text="REGISTER NOW" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://urbanartstoronto.org/programs/film-photography" target="_self" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]

‘DESIGNING FUTURES’ is an 8-week interdisciplinary visual arts course for ages 8-14. Participants will learn and work with a variety of materials, techniques, and processes such as: sculpture and installation, painting and drawing, and environmental art. This course will be working towards a culminating gallery exhibit within the theme of “Re-Designing Futures”.   [eltdf_button size="" type="" text="REGISTER NOW" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://urbanartstoronto.org/programs/afterschool" target="_self" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]

LIFE & RHYMES is for storytellers. Through this program, participants will develop and hone their artistic voices to become virtuosos in their own right. Participants will learn to tell their own stories while developing their personal style and stage presence. Participants will about aspects of emceeing such as wordplay, voice and breath control, delivery and flow. Additionally participants will learn about the origins of Spoken Word as an oral tradition and will learn about the historical and cultural impacts of Spoken Word and its ties to music.

ArtReach, through a partnership with the Toronto Arts Council, is distributing $300,000 in grants to youth arts projects in Toronto! Join ArtReach Director, Paulina O'Kieffe-Anthony for an info session to learn about eligibility, what kinds of projects we fund, and to answer any of your grant related questions in person. Date: January 25th, 2018 Location: UrbanArts - 5 Bartonville Ave. East  Toronto, ON M6M 2B1 Time: 5:00pm Note: the 2018 Grant Deadline is February 1st, 2018

Interested in applying to Toronto Arts Council’s Newcomer and Refugee Artist Mentorship program? Attend our information session at UrbanArts on February 15th! Established, Toronto-based artists who are interested in mentoring are also encouraged to attend. The Newcomer and Refugee Artist Mentorship program provides funding for newcomer and refugee professional artists to be mentored in their chosen artistic discipline. Deadline to apply is May 1st, 2018. For more information, visit: http://www.torontoartscouncil.org/newcomer INFORMATION SESSION Join Rupal Shah from Toronto Arts Council to learn more about the Newcomer and Refugee Artist Mentorship program. We will be

The Cook out - An Evening of Black Food and Culture Black History Month Celebration Friday Feb 23 2018 Time : 4-6 pm Location : UrbanArts - 19 John St. Toronto, ON M9N 1J2 Food stations | Live Entertainment | Mix and Mingle   and much more This project is supported by the York South Weston NIA Network" For more information, please contact Frontlines at info@frontlines.to or call 416.244.7017

We invite you to join us for our Annual General Meeting on March 6th 2018, celebrating not only our 2016/2017 accomplishments, but also 30 years’ worth of UrbanArts achievements within the York South-Weston community. Starting at 6pm at our Mount Dennis location (5 Bartonville Ave. East), the evening event will include presentations, performances, Q&As, refreshments and music.

UrbanArts will be running a March Break Camp for Youth aged 8-14. The focuses of the camp will be zine creation, visual arts, comedy, story-telling and digital arts. First come, first serve! $30/per participant. Monday March 12th - Friday March 16th 10AM-3PM.