Member Profiles

Check out the Neighbourhood Arts Network membership! Connect with an array of artists, community leaders and vibrant arts organizations shaping Toronto cultural landscape!

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  • Arsenio Andrade Calderon

    Specialty Techniques: Cuban Modern Cuban Contemporary Afro-Cuban Traditional Dance Forms Background: Classical Ballet, Limon, Cuban Modern Technique Born and trained in Cuba, firs...

    Disciplines: Community ArtsDanceFestival

  • Classical Context

    Classical Context is and classical music concert series which provides lower income and middle class families access to professional classical music performances and lectures. Classical Cont...

    Disciplines: Community ArtsMusic

  • Cesar Caricaturist

    I am a caricature artist, a creative, a newcomer in Toronto and a guy with thousand of expectation related with being an artist in this multicultural city. I have experience doing caricatu...

    Disciplines: Community ArtsFestivalSustained FundingVisual & Media Arts

  • AHealthGroup.Net

    By profession I am an expert in the AHealthGroup.Net online pharmacy, acting as a seller of medicines. But I fulfill not only the function of implementation, but also the selection of analog...

    Disciplines: Literary

  • Sumedha Mongia

    Odissi, originates from the eastern state of India. It is one of the eight classical dance forms of India. It is one of the oldest surviving dance form of India. Started dancing at the age ...

    Disciplines: Dance


    I am a Greek-born designer, curator of art events - exhibitions and arts worker, recently relocated to Canada. I have background working on multiple projects both artistic and business drive...

    Disciplines: Visual & Media Arts

  • Elsa Hashemi

    I have BA in English Translation and MA in Photography and have been working as an Artist & Art instructor in Iran for years. As I moved to Toronto two years ago, I started my job as a Photo...

    Disciplines: Community ArtsFestivalLiteraryVisual & Media Arts

  • Mohammad Ali Arabi Kenari

    Nima Arabi is an Iranian-Canadian indie-artist who had found his passion for art with calligraphy when he was a teenager. This passion became the main reason for him to attend in the Graphic...

    Disciplines: Community ArtsLiteraryVisual & Media Arts

  • sara niroobakhsh

    Born in the southern part of Iran, Sara Niroobakhsh is a Toronto-based visual artist. Holding a Master's degree in Illustration from Art University in Tehran, she has been working as a paint...

    Disciplines: Visual & Media Arts

  • Ali Massoudi

    I am a percussionist. I have played music for 26 years. I have written 5 books. I moved to canada 8 mounths ago. I was born and grew up in Iran. I do yoga too.

    Disciplines: Music

  • Stan Leveau-Vallier

    I am a freelance writer and cultural producer working on music, film and writing projects with local artists

    Disciplines: LiteraryMusicVisual & Media Arts

  • Tina Parto

    I am a textile designer from Toronto. I received my bachelor's degree in Textile and Fashion Design from Art University of Tehran in 2011. After I immigrated to Canada, I decided to study I...

    Disciplines: Visual & Media Arts

  • Salva Honarjou

    I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Cinema and Television from Beykent University in Istanbul, Turkey in 2015. I moved to Canada at the end of 2015. Since then I'm working to develop...

    Disciplines: Visual & Media Arts

  • Natalia Starikova

    Natalia Starikova was born and raised in Russia. Her college and Masters education at the Savitskiy College of Fine Art and at the Kharkov Academy was based on the deep Russian tradition of ...

    Disciplines: Community ArtsVisual & Media Arts

  • Morgan Sheardown

    Morgan Sheardown was born and raised in downtown Toronto. He graduated from OCAD University with a degree in Graphic Design. Upon graduation, Morgan worked for a well known graphic design st...

    Disciplines: Community Arts

  • Shahriar

    I'm a painter from Iran. I painting professionally as a painter around 12 years

    Disciplines: Visual & Media Arts

  • Aleks Molna

    I help newcomer artists become members of the art community in Toronto.

    Disciplines: Community ArtsDanceFestivalLiteraryMusicSustained FundingTheatreVisual & Media Arts

  • Banafsheh Erfanian

    Banafsheh Erfanian is a Toronto based painter and illustrator. She was born in Tehran, Iran. She graduated from Tehran University of Art with a Bachelor of Graphic design and holds an MFA in...

    Disciplines: Visual & Media Arts

  • Akimjon Zavqibekov

    I came to Canada from Tajikistan in January 2013. I had several personal exhibitions all over Tajikistan. I work mainly with oil and acrylic. Additionally, I do graphic design, media and ill...


  • James Malekzadeh

    I am a documentarian and filmmaker based in Toronto, with a focus on social issues

    Disciplines: Visual & Media Arts

  • Anne Bourne

    Composer Anne Bourne improvises parallel streams of extended cello and voice, for dance, film, digital media, and words. Anne travelled with acclaimed songwriters and created emergent sound ...

    Disciplines: Community ArtsDanceFestivalLiteraryMusic

  • Varley Art Gallery of Markham

    The Varley presents exhibitions of historical and contemporary Canadian art, and offers educational programs year round. Through research, exhibitions, public programs and publications, the ...

    Disciplines: Community ArtsVisual & Media Arts

  • Alisson Escobar

    Born in Bogota, Colombia. Alisson is a transdisciplinary artist + art worker incorporating traditional and new media, installation and performance in their practice. They are interested ...

    Disciplines: Community ArtsFestivalTheatreVisual & Media Arts

  • Maryam Hafizirad

    aryam Hafizirad is an Iranian painter, born in Esfahan, who is deaf. Maryam graduated from Esfahan University of Fine Arts in 2002. Maryam's first exhibition was in Iran at the age of 18. Si...

    Disciplines: Visual & Media Arts

  • Lucio Agostini

    Musician who plays with a number of groups representing a variety of genres of music.

    Disciplines: Music

  • Newmarket Citizens Band

    The band was founded in 1872 (roots dating back as far as 1843!) with funds raised by a petition circulated amongst the local business community by three sons of the fur trader William Roe. ...

    Disciplines: Community ArtsMusic

  • Sentir Venezuela Cultural Group

    Sentir Venezuela Cultural Group, a Toronto-based non-profit organisation that expresses, promotes and encourages interest in Venezuelan customs and traditions, mainly through Venezuelan musi...

    Disciplines: Community ArtsDanceFestivalLiteraryMusic

  • Lakeshore Arts

    I am the Community Programs Coordinator at Lakeshore Arts, where I am responsible for overseeing all programs that interface with our community members, including workshops, one-off events, ...

    Disciplines: Community ArtsVisual & Media Arts

  • aluCine Latin Film and Media Arts Festival

    aluCine Latin Film+Media Arts Festival (Southern Currents) is a Toronto-based, non-for-profit organization dedicated to the development and presentation of contemporary works by local artist...

    Disciplines: FestivalVisual & Media Arts

  • Daria Sukman

    I am an Illustrator, Designer and Fine Artist with a background in Expressive Arts Facilitation for personal and social change.

    Disciplines: Community ArtsVisual & Media Arts