b current performing arts co. is a not-for-profit arts company, which presents and supports performance works emanating from Black and other Diasporic Communities in Canada. This Toronto-based theatre company focuses on developing and producing material often only seen outside of mainstream and even contemporary alternative venues. 2018/19 season.
Your Dance Fest random acts of dance is proud to present Your Dance Fest; a new community oriented dance festival in the heart of Toronto’s St. Clair West neighbourhood. This audience-focused festival boasts performances chosen by non-dancers, unique audience/artist interactions, free workshops for everybody, prizes, parties and more – something for every viewer! August 2018.
Opera Atelier Opera Atelier’s 2018-2019 season brings art to life with two rare and exceptional creations. We open with a French Baroque double bill (Oct. 25, 2018-Nov. 3, 2018 at the Elgin Theatre): Charpentier’s Actéon, coupled with Rameau’s glittering masterpiece, Pygmalion. Next, Canadian superstar soprano Measha Brueggergosman returns to the Toronto opera stage in her award-winning performance as Elettra in Mozart’s Idomeneo (April 4-13, 2019 at the Ed Mirvish Theatre). 2018/19.
Louder Than A Bob (LOVE) Since 1993, Leave Out Violence (LOVE) has helped youth challenged by the many forms of violence to build the skills and confidence necessary to change their lives and communities. LOVE was founded on the belief that youth challenged by violence can be agents of change, capable of transforming their own lives, investing themselves in their communities, and making the world a safer place. Louder Than A Bomb is the largest youth poetry festival in the world. This 12-week program brings Toronto’s top spoken word artists into the classroom to explore storytelling, the written word and prepare them for the Louder Than A Bomb Festival.
Louder Than A Bomb is more than an event. It’s a movement. It’s a city-wide poetry festival that celebrates the voices of youth and provides a platform to share their stories and build community. May 2018.
Shacklands Brewing Co. Established in 2017, Shacklands Brewing Co. is a small batch brewery located in Toronto’s west end Stockyards neighbourhood. Focusing primarily on Belgian style ales, their eclectic brewery has a little bit of everything from pinball to comic books, 8-tracks to vinyl. All the comfort of your best friend’s basement, accompanied by well crafted artisanal Belgian style ales. Ongoing.
Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund (OCAF)
The Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund (OCAF) was established in 1999. It has two aims: to increase cultural tourism by providing investments to assist Ontario organizations to develop, promote and present one-off or first time events, or a significant expansion of existing activity, which are designed to attract new tourists and visitors to cultural events; and to increase the earned revenue capability of the applicant organization. Since 1999, the Government of Ontario has invested $32 million in the Fund and the success of the over 450 initiatives in which OCAF has invested has led to a healthy replenishment of the Fund for future projects. Attendance to OCAF funded events has reached 35 million to date. Ongoing.