PREP challenging works by challenging artists

performance of several works-in-progress
program to be announced

If you have are working on a challenge send a description of what you are doing, who you are, who you are doing it with, how long the performance would be, and what the challenge is – > for All generations. All bodies. All art forms that are performed.

(No fee to present, and no fee to receive. This performance op is made possible only through the generosity of AO Angels who believe that PREP, practice, and being in a room together is what makes great art possible.)

Toronto Fringe Festival – Grade 8

With humour and heart, Lara takes us back to 1980. Her thirteenth crazy-beautiful-awkward year that tested her mettle and taught her to face her fears, singing the songs that provided the soundtrack to her Grade 8 experience.
The music for this coming of age “storied concert” is a mix-tape soundtrack from 1980-81 with songs by The Police, Billy Squier, Blondie, the B52s, Diana Ross, Pink Floyd, Donna Summer, Tom Petty, John Lennon and Queen.

“MacMillan has such an expressive face and oozes charisma”- Capital Critics Circle, Ottawa


For tickets visit This performance runs from July 7th to July 13th.


Polky Village Band EP Release PARTY

Polish folk music – Canadian musicians – multicultural way!

Polky Village Band EP is out! That’s why we decided to throw a party to celebrate it with you! This is (probably!) the first Polish folk music record created by Canadian musicians playing and singing Polish obereks and polkas!
Come check out our new music!

Small World Music Centre
Thursday, June 28.

Doors: 7:30pm
Show: 8pm

Advanced: $15 (online sales:
At the door: $20

*Bar and door sales with CASH ONLY

Created by two courageous ladies from Poland, singer Ewelina Ferenc and dancer Ala Stasiuk, Polky Village Band is not a typical “polka band” but an authentic, energetic Polish folk music group. Polish folk music, Canadian musicians, multicultural way!
Polky Village Band performs traditional songs that Ewelina and Ala learned while growing up back home, and now they share them with incredible Canadian musicians & friends they acquired in Toronto! The music they present is currently reviving on the Polish music scene but here in Toronto it gains its own unique sound by adding Canadian and multicultural flavor!

Are you in love with Polky Village Band yet?

Ewelina Ferenc – lead vocal, frame drum, tapan
Alicja Stasiuk – vocals, dance
Georgia Hathaway – fiddle, vocals
Matti Palonen – cello, hammer dulcimer, vocals
Tristan Murphy – accordion, pocket trumpet, vocals

GUEST ARTIST from Poland – Marta Sołek – knee fiddle, Bilgoray suka, Greek lyra (Same Suki, InFidelis)

and more!

Polska muzyka folkowa – Kanadyjscy muzycy – Wielokulturowe brzmienie!

Kapela Polky właśnie nagrała swój pierwszy mini-album, czyli tzw. EP-ke!
Dlatego postanowiliśmy to hucznie uczcić zapraszając Was wszystkich na wspólne świętowanie!

Nasza EP-ka jest (prawdopodobnie!) pierwszym nagraniem polskiej muzyki tradycyjnej stworzonym przez kanadyjskich muzyków, grających i śpiewających polskie oberki i polki!
Przyjdźcie i przekonajcie się sami!

Small World Music Centre
180 Shaw Street, studio 101, Toronto.

Czwartek, 28-ego czerwca. 7:30.

Przedsprzedaż: $15 ( link do zakupu online znajduje się powyżej)
W dniu koncertu: $20

Stworzony przez dwie odważne dziewczyny z Polski – wokalistkę Ewelinę Ferenc i tancerkę Ala Stasiuk, zespół Polky Village Band to nie jest typowy “polka band”, ale energiczny zespół grający polską muzykę tradycyjną.
Kapela Polky wykonuje tradycyjne polskie
pieśni, których Ewelina i Ala nauczyły się dorastając w Polsce. Teraz natomiast dzielą się nimi z wybitnymi kanadyjskimi muzykami i przyjaciółmi poznanymi w Toronto.
Kapela Polky chce przedstawić kanadyjskiej Polonii oraz Kanadyjczykom muzykę korzeni, która aktualnie odradza się na polskiej scenie muzycznej.

Czy już się zakochaliście w Polkach?

Ewelina Ferenc – wokal główny, bęben obreczowy, tapan
Alicja Stasiuk – wokal, taniec
Georgia Hathaway – skrzypce, wokal
Matti Palonen – wiolonczela, cymbały, wokal
Tristan Murphy – akordeon, trąbka, wokal

Marta Sołek (Same Suki, InFidelis) – fidel płocka, suka biłgorajska, lira grecka.

oraz więcej!

Nuit Rose 2018 Opening Night

NUIT ROSE is back for its fifth festival with the theme UNBOUND. This year, NUIT ROSE returns to Artscape Youngplace with a major group exhibition of painting, drawing, photography, video and sculpture. Musical and DJ performances will activate our FREE opening night. Come for the art and stay for the party.

Opening Night: Wednesday, June 13th, 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Exhibition: June 13th – June 23rd


Exhibition – “Sonic Seeing – Jan Swinburne and Jace Traz”

Sonic Seeing – Jan Swinburne and Jace Traz

January 11 – February 12, 2016 | Second Floor, Hallway Galleries | Free | Open Daily 8 am – 9pm

Many artists work in alternate disciplines and do not differentiate between different expressive forms. Music and painting are often one of those intersections. This is very much reflected in the descriptive language of these mediums. Terms and concepts like textures, space, dynamics, progressions, ambience, foreground and the like become interchangeable in the quest to describe and understand.

Jan Swinburne and Jace Traz have teamed up to combine their passions for painting and sound in the exhibition Sonic Seeing where their visual art plays counterpoint to their audio expressions.

Image Credit:

Jan Swinburne, Challenges Gauge Trusted Affect or CGTA2011
Jace Traz, Strawburied Treasure
Jan Swinburne, Alight Through Green Complexity or ATGC2012

Presented by:

Venue Sponsor:


In Memory of Pamela Josephine Gibson

This exhibition was made possible by the generous support of the Pamela Gibson Emerging Artist Program at Workman Arts. Donations to the Pamela Gibson Emerging Artist Program support professional training and presentation opportunities for Workman Arts member artists to develop professional arts practices.

Exhibition – SW25


August 10 – 29, 2015

An exhibit reflecting on the past 25 years of SummerWorks. presented by SummerWorks and Artscape Youngplace Over the past 25 years SummerWorks has grown from a fringe-style theatre festival that operated on a first come first served basis, to Canada’s largest curated performance festival, featuring theatre, dance, music, and live art. SW25 charts the ever evolving nature of the Festival through a visual archive of Festival history.

Exhibition – The One That Got Away

The One That Got Away

June 15 – 20, 2015 | Curated by Tara Bartolini and Vanessa Heins

Featured works by Brendan Canning/Juliana Neufeld; Hannah Georges/Monika Traikov; Spencer Burton/Alex Bierk; Julie Fader/Danielle Hession; Joseph of Mercury/Sammy Rawal; July Talk/Erika Altosaar; Jazz Cartier/Justin Singer; Army Girls/Eunice Luk; Lights/Madison van Rijn; The Darcys/Devin Wilson; Max Kerman (Arkells)/Nik Dudukovic; Hawksley Workman/Rob Baytor; Shad/Lauren Pirie; Young Galaxy/The Broadbent Sisters; Rich Aucoin/Melody Hansen; For Esmé/Erin Loree; Liam Cormier (Cancer Bats)/David Woodward; Jenn Grant/Kathryn Macnaughton; Slim Twig/Julia Dickens; Hollerado/Jeanine Brito; Damian Abraham (Fucked Up)/Ben Johnston; Wade MacNeil (Alexisonfire)/Randy Grskovic; and Bry Webb (Constantines)/Chris Vallée.