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COVID-19 Announcement

COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT:

To help maintain community safety and contain the spread of COVID-19, Artscape has temporarily closed its facilities to the public and cancelled all Artscape-led programming, effective from March 16 until April 6, 2020. Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Resources for Artists

Artscape knows that COVID-19 is already having a pronounced financial impact on the creative sector. From cancelled performances and festivals to the shuttering and slowdown of storefronts, creatives of all disciplines are going to be facing economic hardships in 2020.

While numerous professional associations have created their own COVID-19 resource guides, Artscape’s compilation focuses on a collection of financial resources and supports to help creatives across all of our communities navigate this situation. Click here to access Artscape’s Resources for Creatives and Creative Entrepreneurs. 

Paperhouse Studio Membership Program

Paperhouse Studio specializes in using paper as a medium for experimental arts. They offer a community-focused membership program which includes benefits such as access to studio space, discounts on classes, and opportunities for exhibiting (in our hallway galleries!). We sat down with Lucia Wallace, a current Work Exchange Member to talk about Paperhouse Studio’s first Members’ Show, and her experience as a member.

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Checking in with Smart Cookie Club

Smart Cookie Club offers play-based enrichment for children, caregivers, and parents through classes and programs across the city. We sat down with co-founding teachers Talia and Mary to speak to us about their experience at Artscape Youngplace. Smart Cookie Club is currently in Suite 306, and will be taking over Flex Studios 108 and 109 as permanent tenants later this summer.

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Coffee & Conversation – Lyla Rye

Coffee & Conversation is excited to share this interview with the talented Lyla Rye. Lyla is well renowned artist who has exhibited all over Canada, and internationally. Her work explores the use of digital photography and architectural space. It was an absolute pleasure to have the opportunity to interview her.

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Documenting the Liveable City

“At Work in the Memory Archive” is a fascinating initiative to catalogue and shed light on under-recognized city-building and social justice efforts in Toronto. This interactive installation forms part of the upcoming MYSEUM:Intersections at Artscape Youngplace from March 22-25. We spoke with the founders of this interactive installation, Department of Public Memory, to learn more it and the impact they hope the show will have.

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