2b theatre company (Local: Halifax, NS)
2b theatre company strives to stimulate the mind and to awaken the spirit by producing theatre that is vital, innovative and challenging. Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2b theatre company creates, develops, and presents works for the regional, national and international stages.
4Cs Foundation (Local: Halifax, NS)
The 4Cs Foundation in Halifax, NS, provides grants, education and other opportunities for community arts projects that inspire, empower, and connect children with their communities through arts-based activities that foster connections and build relationships.
Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (National: Toronto, ON)
The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is a national nonprofit association dedicated to the promotion, recognition and celebration of exceptional achievements in the Canadian film and television industries.
Academy Theatre for Performing Arts (Local: Lindsay, ON)
The Academy Theatre for Performing Arts is the second oldest live theatre house in Ontario and is a busy social and cultural centre year-round. The theatre presents a balance of well-known recording artists and comedians along with a healthy representation of community theatre and dance.
Access Visual Art (AVA) (Ontario)
Access Visual Art (AVA) is an online information resource dedicated to providing physical accessibility information about Ontario’s art venues. This resource includes image-rich and detailed reports gathered from surveys and site audits, presenting up-to-date profiles on the accessibility features of venues such as museums, galleries, studios, theatres and other facilities used by the visual arts sector.
African Diaspora Theater Guild (Local: Edmonton, AB)
The African Diaspora Theater Guild is a modern, cool and unique blend of spirituality and theatre infused with social justice and education elements. We explore, create and share stories in order to engage in an important dialogue that reflects our realities, art and social change.We believe that the African Diaspora voice is necessary to foster inclusion and social-awareness in both our mosaic and abroad through a mix of open arts, education, media projects ,artistic collaborations, dialogues, workshops, performances and rich cultural contributions for audiences from all walks of life.
African Women Acting (Regional: Toronto, ON)
African Women Acting is a not-for-profit African Women Artists’ organization geared towards empowering, preserving and promoting women’s issues & the heritage of African culture through African arts and female artists with African expression.
Airsa Art & Thought Association (Local: North York, ON)
Airsa Art & Thought Association is a not-for-profit organization registered in Ontario in December 2015. Airsa will provide facilities to serve newcomers so that they may continue their practice and enter the workforce as artists and art workers.
Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association (ACADSA) (Regional: Calgary, AB)
ACADSA is a visible and vocal student-run organization that represents a creative community of students. We promote health & well-being, provide professional growth opportunities and champion students’ interests.
Alberta Theatre Projects (Local: Calgary, AB)
Alberta Theatre Projects is Calgary’s contemporary theatre company and has been providing thought-provoking, entertaining, award-winning plays for 28 years. Located in the Performing Arts Centre, ATP is one of Calgary’s premier theatre companies, dedicated to presenting quality work from the national and international repertoire.
Alliance for Arts and Culture (Local: Vancouver, BC)
The Greater Vancouver Alliance for Arts and Culture was established in 1986 to represent and serve the local arts community. Since then, the Alliance has grown to include a diverse membership of more than 270 individuals and organizations.
Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art (Local: Kelowna, BC)
This artist-run centre as a welcoming site for radical art-making and community-building. The organization’s goals are to provide support and resources to emerging and alternative artists in the Okanagan and to inspire both their members and the broader community.
Annapolis Region Community Arts Council and ARTsPLACE Artist-run Centre (ARCAC) (Local: Annapolis, NS)
The ARCAC works to coordinate the arts resources in the Annapolis Region and to act as a focus for local arts talent and expertise; foster an appreciation and understanding of the arts through community-oriented programs and the initiation of creative opportunities; give the community access to arts professionals in the area and elsewhere, and to foster the continued development and expansion of the community’s involvement in and knowledge of the arts; broaden and generate revenue opportunities for the region’s practicing artists; and develop and maintain ARTsPLACE as regional arts centre
Amadeus Choir (Local: Toronto, ON)
Under the artistic direction of Canadian conductor, Lydia Adams, this 110 auditioned voice choral group has been the choir-in-residence at the Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts for seven years. Known for its clarity and enthusiasm, the choir performs a varied series of concerts throughout the Toronto area.
APPLAUSE! Musicals Society (Local: Vancouver, BC)
APPLAUSE! Musicals Society has been sharing the excitement and passion of great showtunes through a series of entertaining, historical and educational concerts and revues since 1997. An incorporated, nonprofit, charitable society, APPLAUSE! is run completely by volunteers and presently operates solely on donations and ticket revenue.
Arcady (Regional: Simcoe, ON)
Dedicated to providing young musicians with a bridge from their formal training to professional careers. It accomplishes this by integrating seasoned musicians with these young performers, in their first true professional experiences. Arcady’s work is focused in two areas: period performances of early music repertoire and the works of Ronald Beckett.
Artbound (International: Toronto, ON)
This organization has a mandate to help create sustainable change in developing countries through the arts. They work to enrich students by teaching them various art forms including arts and crafts, visual arts, pottery, music, dance and drama. They also aim to empower students by providing them with platforms to showcase their talent and generate a sustainable source of funding.
ARTCAR Society of Canada (International: Nanaimo, BC)
Works to foster community spirit through organizing related community artcar events, and to educate and inspire artists of all ages about ARTCARS and the positive reactions they create.
ART for AIDS International (International: London, ON)
Art for AIDS International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for women and children affected by HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. By engaging students through art and HIV/AIDS awareness workshops, Art for AIDS International fosters a perspective of hope and passion for tomorrow’s leaders while providing direct support to not-for-profit organizations throughout Africa.
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (Local: Victoria, BC)
The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is a public art museum dedicated to the celebration of art. With vision, leadership and scholarship, they will engage and inspire diverse audiences through exhibition, interpretation and stewardship of the collection.
Art Gallery of Hamilton (Local: Hamilton, ON)
The third largest public gallery in Ontario, the AGH houses a collection of Canadian historical, modernist and contemporary art.
Art Gallery of Ontario (Local: Toronto, ON)
The AGO’s mission is to become the imaginative centre of the city and province, reflecting its diverse and dynamic setting. They enhance their international profile as a leading cultural destination and innovative partner in the celebration of art, forging a new model for art museums.
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (Regional: Halifax, NS)
With locations in downtown Halifax and Yarmouth, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is the largest art museum in Atlantic Canada. Since 1908, the Gallery has been a gateway for the visual arts in Atlantic Canada by engaging people with art.
Art Gallery of Windsor (Local: Windsor, ON)
The Art Gallery of Windsor, located on the waterfront with a dramatic view of the Detroit skyline, showcases significant Canadian and international works of art, preserving its presence as a cultural resource, educational institution, and tourist attraction in downtown Windsor.
AAR is an award-winning Canadian charity which reaches out to youth via renowned musicians, actors, authors and other artists in public education campaigns, such as TV and RADIO PSAs, school posters, videos, events, contests and more, to help prevent and combat racism.
ARTery Arts and Health Society (Local: Vancouver, BC)
ARTery Arts and Health Society is a nonprofit organization supporting the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of people of all abilities, residents of long-term care, hospitals, and populations affected by gender-based violence by engaging individuals, patients, families and staff in creative arts programs that promote well-being and build community.
Artists and Artisans Development and Network (AADN) (Local: Scarborough, ON)
This organization works to provide support and opportunities for economic and social development of artists and artisans from immigrant, newcomer and visible minority groups through events and enterprises of arts, crafts and performing arts.
Artists’ Legal Outreach (Local: Vancouver, BC)
This is a group of volunteer lawyers and law students committed to working with artists and arts organizations. They offer resources, workshops, and clinics where artists can meet confidentially with an experienced lawyer.
Artists Network of Riverdale (Local: Toronto, ON)
The Artists Network is dedicated to supporting visual artists in their professional business practice. They promote professional development and entrepreneurship of artists by organizing seminars as well as providing exhibitions and networking opportunities.
Artists Without Barriers (Regional: Toronto, ON)
This organization works to stablish fully-access/able studio spaces for artists living with mobility and communication dis/Abilities and to provide formal and informal art instruction through Individualized Portfolio Development Consultations, Group Critiques, Visiting Artists, and Outings to Arts and Cultural Events.
Artotheque.ca (Local: Montreal, QC)
An undertaking of “La Fondation des arts et métiers d’art du Québec”, whose mission is to assist artists from every discipline who, at the age of 65 and over, live below the poverty line. Artotheque.ca is an open Art museum, a Visual Art library with more than 2000 works of Arts from 450 emerging and established artists. (English but mostly French)
Arts 4 All Kids (Local: London, ON)
The London Food Bank’s Arts For All Kids program provides free, fine arts lessons (visual art, dance, drama, creative writing, violin, guitar and piano) to children ages 7 – 12 years whose families cannot afford instruction.
Arts Club Theatre Company (Local: Vancouver, BC)
Year-round theatre at two stages: the picturesque, casual Granville Island Stage, and the historic, elegant Stanley Theatre. Eclectic programming, featuring dramas, comedies, musicals, classics and premieres, there is always something happening at one of the Arts Club venues.
Arts Council – Haliburton Highlands (Local: Haliburton, ON)
The Arts Council – Haliburton Highlands strives to provide a strong voice for the arts in Haliburton County, to serve as a catalyst for community economic development through the arts, and, through the facilitation of collaborative relationships among artists, organizations, businesses and government, contribute to the vibrancy of the arts and community life.
Arts Council Windsor & Region (ACWR) (Local: Windsor, ON)
The ACWR is a nonprofit organization that enriches the quality of life for all by strengthening the arts and the community through leadership, education and promotion.
ArtsCan Circle (National: Sarnia, ON)
ArtsCan Circle sends teams of artists and donated musical instruments to remote Aboriginal communities to conduct interactive music and arts workshops with Aboriginal youth. They aim to encourage the self-esteem of Aboriginal youth-at-risk through a cooperative exploration of the arts.
ArtsJunktion (Local: Winnipeg, MB))
ArtsJunktion is an organization committed to creativity, community-building, and environmental sustainability through reclaiming and redistributing arts and crafts supplies. Our materials are available to anyone, paywhatyoucan. We provide art workshops and ArtHives (free, community crafting space).
ArtStarts in Schools (Local: Vancouver, BC)
A unique, BC-based non-profit organization providing a range of programs and services for young people, artists, educators, programmers, parent and community organizations.
Arts Umbrella (Regional: Vancouver, BC)
A leading visual and performing arts institute for young people, 2-19 years of age, Arts Umbrella introduces young people to theatre, dance, painting & drawing, sculpture, architecture, movie making, animation and more.
Atlantic Film Festival Association (Regional: Halifax, NS)
The Atlantic Film Festival Association (AFFA) is a nonprofit organization committed to promoting and building a strong film industry in Atlantic Canada and presenting the best films from this region and around the world to our community.
B. Arts (Local: Toronto, ON)
B. Arts is a nonprofit organization that serves the interests of dance artists and companies whose work reflects the Brazilian culture in Canada. Through programs, events, an online directory, social media platforms, and offline presence, B. Arts connects, supports and promotes Brazilian dance schools and companies in Toronto and the GTA, as well as their performances, classes, workshops, parties, festivals and other events.
Ballet British Columbia (Local: Vancouver, BC)
It has a commitment to commission and perform a balanced contemporary repertoire rooted in classical technique, which encompasses the best new ballets and late 20th century classics. In addition to its performances in Vancouver and throughout the Lower Mainland, Ballet British Columbia tours extensively in the United States and Canada.
Ballet Creole (International: Toronto, ON)
Ballet Creole is a dance company and a school of performing arts. Our mission is to present African-based dance and music in Canada and beyond, through performances, classes, and workshops, for the purpose of promoting cultural awareness and appreciation. Since it’s inception in 1990, Ballet Creole has brought a unique voice to the Canadian Arts scene.
Ballet Productions Canada (Local: Vancouver, BC)
Ballet Productions Canada promotes, fosters and encourages the art of dance in Canada through financial support of Coastal City Ballet productions, and the provision of a scholarship and bursary program for dance students.
b current (Local: Toronto, ON)
b current is a small not-for-profit arts company based in the heart of Toronto/Canada. We present and support performance works emerging from the Canadian and international Black Diaspora. Each season we present the rps festival, run ongoing training activities for young and emerging artists, and develop or produce/present at least one work for the theatre stage.
Bell’Arte Singers (International: Toronto, ON)
The Bell’Arte singers is one of Canada’s finest community choirs. Each year we offer a 3 subscription series in a variety of genres of repertoire and styles.
The Bella Rose Arts Centre (Local: Halifax, NS)
The Bella Rose Arts Centre is a 600 soft seat theatre run by the Bella Rose Arts Centre Society. As both a presenter and rental venue for many different performance disciplines, our mandate is to bring school and community together in an appreciation and understanding of arts and culture.
Bialy Orzel – White Eagle Polish Song and Dance Ensemble (Local: Toronto, ON)
White Eagle Polish Song and Dance Ensemble presents Poland’s diverse culture and history through folklore, dance, song and costume. Throughout its 50 successful seasons, the Ensemble has worked hard in developing authentic and artistic Polish cultural entertainment throughout the many generations of the ensemble’s performers.
Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art (Regional: Vancouver, BC)
The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art is an initiative of the Bill Reid Foundation. Established in 1999 as a nonprofit charitable organization, the foundation’s mission is to preserve the art and perpetuate the legacies of Bill Reid.
Black Theatre Workshop (BTW) (Local: Montreal, QC)
Black Theatre Workshop was incorporated as a nonprofit company in 1971. Before that time the organization was known as the Trinidad and Tobago Drama Committee, and operated as an amateur theatre group. Since becoming a fully professional company, BTW has been involved in spoken-word and innovative performance work, in addition to community-based work, plays by established black and non-black playwrights, and commercially-viable productions.
Blyth Festival (Local: Blyth, ON)
The Blyth Festival is a community based professional theatre that endeavours to enrich the lives of its audience by producing and developing plays that give voice to both the region and the country. The Festival runs throughout the summer and has several events happening throughout the off season as well.
Brampton Music Theatre (Local: Brampton, ON)
Brampton Music Theatre was formed to bring musical theatre to the community by involving as many people as possible. BMT promotes the love and life of musical theatre while teaching the fundamentals of either being on stage or behind the scenes. These goals are achieved through the development of amateur talent within our community and for our community with honesty, integrity and ethics.
Brantford Symphony Orchestra (Local: Brantford, ON)
The Brantford Symphony Orchestra provides musical performances of the highest standard while encouraging area musicians and pursuing programmes of innovative outreach.
British Columbia Boys Choir (Regional: Nanaimo, BC)
The British Columbia Boys Choir has been training boys in the Greater Vancouver area to sing for 35 years. The BCBC has a long tradition of performing for Canadians and also tours around the globe.
BC Living Arts (Local: Kamloops, BC)
BC Living Arts believes that creativity is not confined to formal art forms such as music, painting, dance or drama. BCLA offers a series of events, workshops/seminars, and musical performances that fuse standard artistic genres with creative endeavors.
The British Council (International: Toronto, ON)
The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide, calling this cultural relations.
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (Local: Toronto, ON)
A premiere gay and lesbian theatre, founded in 1979 in Toronto. Each year Buddies presents its exciting, high profile season from October to March in The Chamber. The remainder of the year is filled with equally high profile, independently produced shows and events.
Building Bands Canada (Regional: Peterborough, ON)
Building Bands Canada provides free music lessons, musical instruments, song writing workshops and snacks to children and teenagers living in low-income areas. They also offer volunteer opportunities to at-risk youth.
Burlington Art Centre (Local: Burlington, ON)
The Burlington Art Centre has thrived as a vital focal point for the visual arts since 1978. It is the seventh largest public art gallery in Ontario and attracts over 65,000 visitors from Burlington, the Bay Area, Toronto, and across Ontario and the U.S.A.
Burlington Footnotes Senior Performing Troupe (Local: Burlington, ON)
A seniors’ dance group (men and women) dedicated to dispelling the stereotypical myths associated with aging. We demonstrate through live performances of tap, jazz and musical theatre the stamina, talent and vitality of the post-50 generation.
Burnaby Arts Council (Local: Burnaby, BC)
The Burnaby Arts Council has a mandate of supporting, promoting and expanding the arts throughout Burnaby. The Council plays a pivotal role in providing leadership to emerging artists and established art groups alike.
Burrard Arts Foundation (BAF) (Local: Vancouver, BC)
The mission of the Burrard Arts Foundation (BAF) is to promote the development of, and excellence in, the visual arts in Canada – accomplished through innovative art projects and programs. BAF seeks to advance the understanding and appreciation of the Arts in Vancouver by showcasing local and global artistic talent.
Calgary Fringe Festival (Local: Calgary, AB)
Fringes are uncensored, non-juried theatre festivals. The festival’s mission is to create a place where a sense of community is created by using the arts as a conduit to mix bohemian artists with a culturally and socio-economically diverse group.
Calgary Girls Choir (Local: Calgary, AB)
The Calgary Girls Choir is a collection of six choral ensembles offering exceptional choral music education and performance opportunities for girls and young women ages four to twenty-four years.
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) (Local: Calgary, AB)
From classical giants to rock and roll hits and family favourites, the CPO offers an average of 65 concerts per Season designed to fit all musical tastes.
Calgary ReggaeFest (Local: Calgary, AB)
Calgary’s ReggaeFest isn’t just for Reggae fans. It’s a full-day family event with live performances from Canadian and international Reggae artists. ReggaeFest also features a beer garden, separate youth area, plenty of arts and crafts, and many food vendors.
Calgary Suzuki Strings Association (Local: Calgary, AB)
A nonprofit, volunteer run organization that serves a community of teachers, students, and families involved with string instruction using the Suzuki Method approach. We provide educational, performing, and social opportunities as well as teacher training.
Calgary Underground Film Festival (CUFF) (Local: Calgary, AB)
CUFF elevates Calgary’s cultural landscape with the best in local and international independent cinema. They challenge and entertain their audiences with boundary breaking films, compelling artist showcases and engaging events.
Canadian Artists for the Poor (International: Calgary, AB)
A registered nonprofit organization that raises money for international relief efforts through public art auctions featuring local Canadian artists.
Canadian Badlands Passion Play Society (Local: Drumheller, AB)
Our mission is to use the creative arts to provide an opportunity for viewing, volunteering or working to help create a unique outdoor artistic experience and life changing message every year in the Canadian Badlands.
Canadian Children’s Opera Company (CCOC) (National: Toronto, ON)
The CCOC is a permanent children’s opera company in Canada that commissions and produces operas for children on a regular basis. The company regularly collaborates and performs with other leading arts organizations, such as the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
Canadian Children’s Dance Theatre (International: Toronto, ON)
A modern dance repertory company of 13 to 19-year old dancers.
Canadian Conference of the Arts/Conférence canadienne des arts (National: Ottawa, ON)
Sixty years strong, the Canadian Conference of the Arts is the national forum for the arts and cultural community in Canada. It serves as a leader, authority, and catalyst to ensure that artists can contribute freely and fully to a creative, dynamic, and civil Canadian society.
Forte de soixante ans, la Conférence canadienne des arts est le forum national de la communauté artistique et culturelle au Canada. Elle assume les rôles de chef de file, d’expert et de catalyseur afin de s’assurer que les artistes peuvent contribuer librement et dans leur pleine mesure à une société canadienne créative, dynamique et civile.
Canadian Dance Assembly (National: Toronto, ON)
The Canadian Dance Assembly exists to facilitate the dynamic exchange of information relevant to Canadian professional dance of all forms and aesthetics. It strives to cultivate a strong national voice for Canadian professional dance and to support the development of resources for this field of artistic expression. It is the members of the Canadian Dance Assembly, through their activities, experience and participation, who provide the dynamism and synergy that make the organization vital in the Canadian arts milieu.
Canadian Film Centre (National: Toronto, ON)
The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) is Canada’s largest institution for advanced training in film, television and new media. A leader in the rapidly changing entertainment landscape, CFC launches Canada’s most creative ideas and voice in film, television and new media to the world.
Canadian Heritage Photography Foundation (CHPF) (National: Mississauga, ON)
The Canadian Heritage Photography Foundation is dedicated to digitizing, restoring, and preserving significant images of Canadian life and times, taken by Canadian and non-Canadian photographers, both professional and amateur, and making them available for those interested in appreciating Canadian history and heritage.
Canadian Opera Company (National: Toronto, ON)
The Canadian Opera Company (COC) is based in Toronto, Ontario, and is the largest producer of opera in Canada and the sixth largest in North America. The Company annually presents six fully staged productions at Toronto’s Hummingbird Centre for the Performing Arts between September and April, as well as public opera concerts and educational performances in concert halls, schools, community centres, senior citizens’ homes and libraries throughout Ontario.
Canadian Society for Asian Arts (National: Vancouver, BC)
The purpose of the society is to promote the appreciation and understanding of the arts of Asia by bringing quality programs, exhibitions and publications to interested groups and individuals in Canada and by exploring links among the cultures of Asia.
Canadian Stage Company (Local: Toronto, ON)
A community supported not- for-profit arts organization, the company works to create and produce the best in Canadian and international contemporary theatre and promote Canadian productions in international markets.
Canadian Vocal and Performing Arts Society (Regional: Vancouver, BC)
CVPAS is a non-profit society that promotes, presents, supports and provides opportunities to young artists from British Columbia. As part of CVPAS, young artists are asked what they can do to elevate themselves and then given the resources and support to bring their unique talent to life.
A nonprofit visual arts portal with the mission of promoting artists and their organizations. There are no charges for artists to manage their own electronic portfolio for the world to view.
Cantaré Children’s Choir (Local: Calgary, AB)
Cantaré Children’s Choir was formed in 1997 to enrich the lives of children through the power and wonder of music.
Caravan Farm Theatre (Local: Armstrong, BC)
A professional outdoor theatre company based on an 80 acre farm, Caravan’s artistic mission is to create meaningful, popular theatre for a broad and diverse family audience. They also create original works that explore political and social issues, and whose settings, characters and language are a reflection of the contemporary rural British Columbian experience.
Carousel Theatre for Young People (Local: Vancouver, BC)
Carousel Theatre creates and produces inspiring theatre for young people. Each season more than 50,000 young people benefit from our programs, which include a mainstage season of Literary Classics at the Waterfront Theatre, an elementary school touring program that brings theatre directly to students in BC, a summer Shakespeare teen program, and our year-round theatre school for young people ages 3 to 17 years. Our mission is to inspire, enlighten and entertain young people and families with accessible theatrical experiences that develop the audiences and artists of tomorrow, today.
Cecilia Concerts (Local: Halifax, NS)
Cecilia Concerts presents local, national and international classical music in a series of concerts throughout the year in Halifax, Nova Scotia. For more than a quarter century, they have been presenting the best in classical music experiences for Halifax.
Centre for the Arts (Local: Toronto, ON)
A nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering growth within the Canadian arts community. They offer a variety of programs and services designed to assist artists in all facets of their work.
Centre In The Square (Local: Kitchener, ON)
A world-class live performing arts venue that presents nine different series of entertainment throughout the year.
Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Company and School of Dance (Local: Edmonton, AB)
Since 1969, the Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Company has been a leader in Ukrainian Dance with phenomenal success as a semi-professional company. The Cheremosh School is a leader in academic and recreational dance training for ages 4 – 18.
The Children and Youth Dance Theatre of Toronto (Local: Toronto, ON)
A registered charity that focuses on nurturing and developing the dance talents of children and youth between the ages of 4 – 19 with a focus on those in underserved communities. CYDT’s dance program was created to fill the void in artistic education for interested and talented students providing learning opportunities for children, youth and families living in communities where extended artistic opportunities are relatively non-existent.
Children’s Laughter Sculpture Art Academy (Local: Greenwood, BC)
A registered charity offering free art courses taught by artist David Seven Deers.
Children’s Peace Theatre (International: Toronto, ON)
It is our mission to honour children and young people in the pursuit of peace through the practice of theatre.
Chinese Canadian Choir of Toronto (Local: Toronto, ON)
A registered nonprofit organization, the choir was founded in 1983 with the purpose of promoting both Chinese and Western music in the Greater Toronto Area. It is made up of several dozen keen music lovers.
Chorus Niagara (Regional: St. Catharines, ON)
This 100 voice choir is a major choral arts organization in the area. Chorus Niagara has consistently sung to capacity audiences and critical acclaim.
Coalition for Music Education in B.C. (Regional)
Music education advocacy information for parents, educational decision makers, teachers and anyone else interested in finding out more about the value of music.
Coastal City Ballet (Local: Vancouver, BC)
Coastal City Ballet is a youth-oriented pre-professional ballet company providing emerging dance artists with a bridge between their training and professional employment through mentorship and performance opportunities.
Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie (Local: Toronto, ON)
Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie creates and presents dance works by Co-Artistic Directors Bill Coleman and Laurence Lemieux. CLC holds the vision that dance can transcend boundaries. CLC works out of the Citadel in Regent Park and offers youth dance classes.
Common Thread: Community Chorus of Toronto (Local: Toronto, ON)
A non-audition chorus that welcomes all voices to sing in honour of the dignity of all people and their struggles to create a better world. Common Thread’s folk music repertoire reflects the rich multicultural and multilingual diversity of Toronto.
Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria (Local: Victoria, BC)
The Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria elevates the profile of artists and performers while igniting passion in local arts and culture in our community. CACGV activities are open to the entire community. We welcome artists and performers of all disciplines and at all levels, from curious, to emerging to professional.
Comox Valley Arts Council (Local: Courtenay, BC)
This organization’s mission statement is to facilitate and animate the arts in the Comox Valley by collecting and disseminating information to the arts community, by educating the public about the arts, and by promoting the Comox Valley as a creative and dynamic arts producing center.
Confederation Centre of the Arts (Local: Charlottetown, PEI)
The Confederation Centre of the Arts was founded in 1964 as Canada’s National Memorial to the Fathers of Confederation. It houses several theatres and an art gallery to showcase the best in the Canadian visual and performing arts.
Conservatory Canada (National: London, ON)
Conservatory Canada promotes achievement in music through a comprehensive program of study, evaluation and recognition for teachers and students. Their aim is to foster the development of musical talent and potential.
Crafts Association of British Columbia (Regional: Vancouver, BC)
The Crafts Association of BC, a registered, nonprofit, charitable arts service organization, provides leadership in the craft community by building and promoting the development, appreciation, and viability of Canadian fine craft.
Creative Arts Foundation of Canada (National: Montreal, QC)
The Creative Arts Foundation of Canada is a non-profit organization that works on creative arts research, educational books, documentaries on multiculturalism. Through these projects, we promote creativity and innovation in the community.
The Cultch (Local: Vancouver, BC)
Since 1973, in East Vancouver, The Cultch has offered programming in theatre, dance, and music by local, national, and international artists.
The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) (National: Ottawa, ON)
The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) brings together representatives of arts disciplines and cultural industries in the cultural sector to address the training and career development needs of employers and cultural workers. Many resources are available through its website.
Dance Movement Therapy Association in Canada (DMTAC) (National: Montreal, QC)
The Dance Movement Therapy Association in Canada (DMTAC) promotes Dance/Movement Therapy across Canada, aims to establish and work on developing a cohesive community of professionals, students and supporters from all provinces. A focus is establishing a professional DMT training in Canada.
Dancestreams Youth Dance Company (Regional: Vancouver Island, BC)
Dancestreams is a pre-professional youth dance company dedicated to fostering excellence in talented Vancouver Island dancers. By providing extraordinary and unique training and performance opportunities of the highest standards, Dancestreams encourages and supports gifted dance students to achieve their full potential.
Dancing Damsels Inc. (Local: Toronto, ON)
Dancing Damsels strives to empower women and promote arts and culture. We use dance as a medium to unite groups and celebrate diversity. We organize events to highlight talented women, dancers, and all those that contribute to their community.
Decidedly Jazz Danceworks (Local: Calgary, AB)
The only full time professional Canadian jazz dance company. We’re dedicated to preserving the roots of jazz dance through public performance and education.
Delta Youth Orchestra (Local: Delta, BC)
The Delta Youth Orchestra is an orchestral training program that serves the needs of young musicians throughout Delta, Richmond, Vancouver and the Lower Mainland of BC.
Dreams in Motion Performing and Fine Arts School (Local: Gananoque, ON)
The school’s mission is to provide a multi-disciplinary program (dance, theatre, music and visual arts) that includes recreational, pre-professional and professional training. Through annual performances and workshops they provide an outlet for students to learn and grow in their artistic skills.
Dulcinea Langfelder & Co. (International: Montreal, QC)
Dulcinea Langfelder & Co. is a nonprofit organization that creates and presents multidisciplinary shows worldwide. The company aims to brighten life with entertaining creations that also refreshes minds and souls.
Dundas Valley School of Art (Local: Dundas, ON)
An independent, nonprofit art school which has provided visual art education to the Hamilton-Wentworth region since 1964. Part-time and full-time program include classes in drawing, painting, ceramics, photography, printmaking and art history. Students range from age 3 to seniors.
Editors’ Association of Canada/Association canadienne des réviseurs (EAC) (National: Toronto, ON)
The EAC promotes professional editing as key in producing effective communication. EAC sponsors professional development seminars, promotes and maintains high standards of editing and publishing in Canada, establishes guidelines to help editors secure fair pay and good working conditions, helps both in-house and freelance editors to network, and cooperates with other publishing associations in areas of common concern.
Ekran Polish Film Association (National: Toronto, ON)
Ekran Polish Film Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of film, art, and culture from Canada’s multicultural communities, with a focus on the Polish-Canadian community. Ekran also organizes the annual Polish Film Festival held in Toronto.
Elora Centre for the Arts (Local: Elora, ON)
The Elora Centre for the Arts provides educative opportunities and transformational opportunities for all ages. Studio and rehearsal spaces are available, and programmes include exhibits, performances, residencies, lectures, classes and workshops.
EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society (Local: Calgary, AB)
A nonprofit media arts organization that provides education, equipment, technical support, and production funding programs for independent video, audio and multi-media artist/producers. The centre is a focus for media arts activity and a gathering place for artists’ interaction.
English-Language Arts Network (ELAN) (Regional: Montreal, QC)
The English-Language Arts Network is devoted to helping Quebec’s English-language artists make connections with one another, with their francophone colleagues and with their audiences in Quebec, Canada and internationally.
Ensemble Laude (Local: Victoria, BC)
Ensemble Laude is a women’s choir, committed to expanding repertoire for female voices and commissioning Canadian works that preserve early-music themes within contemporary settings. It supports individuals from a wide range of backgrounds to perform at a high level.
Esprit Orchestra (Local: Toronto, ON)
Canada’s only orchestra — and one of but a handful throughout the world — that specializes in contemporary orchestral music. Esprit presents an annual subscription series in Toronto, tours internationally and can be heard across the country on regularly scheduled CBC broadcasts.
Esther Honens International Piano Competition (National: Calgary, AB)
In 1991 philanthropist Esther Honens established Honens International Piano Competition with a $5-million endowment. Her dream was to create a stage in Calgary, and in Canada, for the world’s most promising pianists. The Honens Competition takes place every three years in Calgary.
The Exploration Place (Local: Prince George, BC)
The Exploration Place Museum + Science Centre is owned and operated by the Fraser-Fort George Museum Society, a non-profit society and registered charity.
Exultate Chamber Singers (Local: Toronto, ON)
This 20-voice chamber choir, led by director John Tuttle, invites you to join them in exploring the magic of classical music scored for the human voice.
Fairy Tales (Regional: Calgary, AB)
The Fairytales Presentation Society is a nonprofit society that presents an annual festival of independent films made by and/or about the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, twin spirited (queer) community called The Fairy Tales International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.
Family Life Theatre (FLT) (Local: Sault Ste. Marie, ON)
An educational and awareness program that fulfills two purposes. It provides and promotes education, prevention and awareness of various social issues and develops and produces dramatic presentations that will address these social issues in a unique and highly interesting manner.
Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) (National: Vancouver, BC)
The FCA is the largest and oldest national visual arts organization in Canada. Since 1941, the organization has advanced knowledge and appreciation of art to all Canadians by providing exhibition, education, mentoring, and networking opportunities. They presently represent 2,300 artists and have 11 chapters.
Festival of the Sound (Local: Parry Sound, ON)
Festival of the Sound is Canada’s premier summer classical music festival held in Parry Sound Ontario. They host year round educational outreach programs for youth as well as a summer 3week long summer concert series which includes some free events.
Film & Video Arts Society of Alberta (FAVA) (Regional: Edmonton, AB)
A member-based co-op offering support to more than 250 film and video artists throughout Alberta. Operating in Edmonton since 1982, FAVA provides discounted access to a pool of filmmaking equipment, educational and exhibition opportunities, and ongoing updates on funding, screening and professional development opportunities.
Firehall Arts Centre (Regional: Vancouver, BC)
Once Vancouver’s first motorized firehall, this arts company took over the building in 1975. With over three hundred performances each year, the Firehall entertains audiences and provides a variety of theatre and contemporary dance that reflects Canada’s diverse and dynamic cultural mosaic.
Flying Cloud Folk Club (Local: Toronto, ON)
The Flying Cloud is Toronto’s longest running folk club. Based out of the TRANZAC in downtown Toronto, the Flying Cloud presents over 30 live concerts per year, specializing in traditional acoustic music. They also work closely with the folk community to produce workshops and other special events.
Foothills Brass Quintet (Local: Calgary, AB)
A full time chamber ensemble that brings their delightfully eclectic repertoire to over two hundred audiences from concert halls to mountain tops, from cathedrals to intimate salons.
Footprints Dance Project (Local: Calgary, AB)
Calgary’s Footprints Dance Project helps youth referred by educators, social workers, doctors and the clergy discover the joys the arts bring. The City of Calgary and Dancers Studio West Theatre help us to help kids to make good life choices.
Forest City Gallery (Regional: London, ON)
The Forest City Gallery is the oldest and largest multidisciplinary artist-run centre in the London region, providing ongoing support for professional development through continuous dialogue which develops artistic growth and involvement.
Forrester School of Celtic Dance (Local: Sydney, NS)
Forrester’s Cape Breton Scottish Dance Company is under the direction of Eileen (Pottie) Forrester, a dance instructor for over 35 years. All dance rehearsals for members are free of charge and all costuming is paid by the dancers themselves. Our mission is to preserve our Scottish heritage through many concerts and festivals locally, nationally and internationally.
Forum Art Centre (Institute) (Local: Winnipeg, MB)
The Forum Art Centre endeavors to develop & encourage art appreciation & artistic enlightenment. They provide this service to the community through various approaches of art instruction & awareness. For Everything Art, they provide art classes, workshops, exhibitions & events for the community in their art centre.
the frank theatre company (Local: Vancouver, BC)
the frank theatre company is Vancouver’s professional LGBTQ theatre. We strive to create greater positive public awareness and acceptance, through the performing arts, of individuals and groups outside of sexual and gender norms.
Fraser Valley Gilbert & Sullivan Society (Regional: Surrey, BC)
Offers a smorgasbord of music and comedy, with a traditional Christmas pantomime each November-December and a spring Gilbert & Sullivan production.
Freewill Shakespeare Festival (Local: Edmonton, AB)
The Freewill Shakespeare Festival is committed to presenting the Bard’s works in a manner that is accessible and relevant in a contemporary Canadian context. To that end, they produce two Shakespearean plays every summer at the Heritage Amphitheatre in Edmonton’s Hawrelak Park.
Freeze Frame (Regional: Winnipeg, MB)
Freeze Frame is Manitoba’s annual festival of international films and videos for kids of all ages. As well as critically acclaimed movies, we offer hands-on video production and animation workshops in both French and English. Freeze Frame’s mandate is to advance education in the media arts for and with children and young people through the organization and production of cultural and educational media projects.
Fringe Theatre Adventures (Local: Edmonton, AB)
Fringe Theatre Adventures (FTA) is dedicated to the creation of theatre that challenges and celebrates the cultural fabric of communities, and provides a home for developing new and emerging artists, audiences, and forums. Under the FTA umbrella, the organization supports the creation of art in a spirit of generosity, tolerance, and celebration of theatre by providing the infrastructure to companies and individuals who have everything but a venue and an audience.
Gateway Theatre (Local: Richmond, BC)
A professional theatre company that encourages participation and cultural diversity, while striving for excellence and leadership in the development and production of live professional theatre and programs that connect the community.
The Gibson Centre for Community, Arts & Culture (Local: Alliston, ON)
The Gibson Centre is an 1889 heritage building that began its life as a factory and has now been transformed into a centre for community, arts, and culture and offers a performance hall, art gallery, cafe, banquet facilities, artist studio spaces, workshop, Seniors’ centre and more. It’s mission is to operate a historically significant landmark for the hosting of cultural activities and the cultivation of an environment that promotes and knowledge and skills in artistic pursuits.
Girls Rock Camp Vancouver (Regional: Vancouver, BC)
Girls Rock Camp Vancouver is a nonprofit society that builds self-esteem in female youth age 8-18 through music creation and performance. By providing workshops and technical training, they create leadership opportunities, cultivate a supportive community of peers and mentors, and encourage social change and the development of life skills.
Glass Art Association of Canada (National: Galiano Island, BC)
The Glass Art Association of Canada is a professional association which serves to connect a geographically-diverse community of artists, designers, craftspeople, educators, curators, collectors, gallerists, and students passionate about work made with glass.
Glenbow Museum (Regional: Calgary, AB)
At the Glenbow Museum, intriguing stories from Western Canada connect with extraordinary art and artifacts from around the world. Combining a museum, art gallery, library and archives all under one roof, Glenbow boasts over a million artifacts and some 28,000 works of art in its vast collections and is one of the largest museums in Canada.
Grand Theatre (The) (Local: London, ON)
The Grand Theatre is a cultural icon in London and, as one of nine Category A theatres in the country, it is recognized nationally as a cultural leader. We take great pride in providing top-notch entertainment to London and Southwestern Ontario residents, offering family entertainment, musicals and comedies each season.
Great Big Theatre Company (Local: Toronto, ON)
Great Big Theatre Company is a Children’s and Young People’s Theatre / Theatre School serving the GTA and southwestern Ontario. GBTC offers mainstage productions, travelling shows, theatre day camps, theatre classes and in-school workshops. We have provided quality, professional programs since 1994.
Great Canadian Theatre Company (Local: Ottawa, ON)
GCTC’s mission is to foster, produce, and promote excellent theatre that provokes examination of Canadian life and our place in the world.
Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (Local: Vancouver, BC)
The GVPTA is an association of over 100 Lower Mainland theatre companies, venues and related businesses, and individual artist members. Through collective efforts, they promote live theatre and foster a thriving environment for the continued growth and development of theatre.
Green Thumb Theatre for Young People (Local: Vancouver, BC)
Our mission is to create and produce professional plays that explore social issues relevant to the lives of children, youth and young adults. We provide theatre that celebrates the language and stories of today’s generation and culture in order to encourage empathy, debate, and critical thinking.
Grey Bruce Singers (Local: Hanover, ON)
The Grey Bruce Singers are a community, non-audition choir of 70 – 90 men and women ranging in age from teens to seniors. They provide an opportunity for anyone to enjoy a wide variety of choral singing.
Grunt Gallery (Local: Vancouver, BC)
An artist-run centre formed in 1984 with a mandate to be accessible to artists and audiences; to work in collaboration with communities and in partnership with other organizations; to respond to emerging artists and give established artists opportunities to work in new directions; and to be involved in the production and presentation of contemporary art by developing contexts and programming that encourage artists to make new work.
Gryphon Theatre (aka The Georgian Theatre) (Local: Barrie, ON)
Georgian Theatre is a professional performing arts facility located in Barrie’s north end on the campus of Georgian College. The Georgian Theatre is managed by the City of Barrie under an agreement with Georgian College.
Guelph Youth Music Centre (Local: Guelph, ON)
The Guelph Youth Music Centre is a unique facility that educates, enriches and fosters the development of children and youth through music and the arts. They exist to nurture young minds through exploration and creativity…and laughter.
Guelph Youth Singers (Local: Guelph, ON)
Guelph Youth Singers is a community-based choral organization, allowing 95 youth aged 6-17 to experience a professional level of choral training. Under artistic director Linda Beaupr, this award-winning organization is a high profile representative of the City of Guelph, performing at concerts, festivals and community events.
Guitar Society of Toronto (Local: Toronto, ON)
The mission of The Guitar Society of Toronto is to celebrate and promote the classical guitar by organizing concerts by the finest Canadian and international artists. They also sponsor and nurture the development of promising young Canadian guitarists through bursaries, scholarships and performance opportunities and educating the general public through outreach performances in the community by talented young classical guitarists.
Guitars Not Guns (National)
Guitars Not Guns prevents violence in the community by providing at-risk youth with free guitars and lessons, letting them focus and boosting their self-confidence, while using music as a way to divert them from drugs, alcohol and gangs.
Halifax Art Map (Local: Halifax, NS)
The guide to Visual Arts and Crafts in Halifax, Nova Scotia, this organization seeks to raise awareness and profile of artists, artisans, studios and galleries, and to undertake activities, programs and presentations that educate and profile local artwork, exhibitions and where art can be found.
Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra (Local: Hamilton, ON)
The Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, with over 120 years of history in the region, brings the joy and benefits of live professional orchestral music to the Hamilton-Burlington Bay area through high quality performances, innovative music education programs and community outreach concerts for individuals and families of all ages. The HPO performs at Hamilton Place for its two main series in both Masterworks and Pops.
Hannaford Street Silver Band (Local: Toronto, ON)
As an art form, the brass band has a long and rich tradition dating back over one hundred and fifty years. With its successful Toronto Concert Series, highly regarded recordings, frequent radio broadcasts and performances, the HSSB has gained and enviable reputation both in Canada and on the international brass scene.
Harbourfront Centre (Local: Toronto, ON)
An innovative non-profit cultural organization which creates, for a diverse public, events and activities of excellence that enliven, educate and entertain. Working in partnership with various communities, Harbourfront Centre nurtures and supports educational and recreational activity as well as contemporary artistic creation through showcasing Canadian and international talent.
Harmony (Local: Sarnia, ON)
Harmony is a registered charity whose mandate is to promote the self-esteem of youth, through the vehicle of the arts. We have no waiting lists, prerequisites, or financial fees; instead the youth “pay” for their music through volunteer service, For each hour of programming they receive they owe one hour of communtiy service. All materials, such as instruments, dance shoes, or fine art supplies are provided.
High Notes Avante (Local: Toronto, ON)
High Notes Avante is a registered charitable organization using the power of words and music to raise the image of mental illness, educate and reduce social isolation for those touched by mental illness.
Highlands Opera Studio (Regional: Haliburton, ON)
The Highlands Opera Studio offers emerging operatic talent advanced vocal, dramatic and scene study training as well as opportunities for future international professional engagements. The program also provides a rich cultural experience for the Haliburton Highlands region through individual vocal training as well as high-calibre public performances.
Images Festival (Local: Toronto, ON)
The Images Festival is devoted to showing independent media artworks (film, video, new media, installations, performances) that fall outside of the mainstream and are produced as creative, artist-led projects.
The primary purpose of IMAGO is to exercise a biblically based influence upon the development of the arts and artists in Canada and upon Canadian cultural life.
Immigrant Writers Association (Regional: Toronto, ON)
The Immigrant Writers Association provides programs, activities, and services that empower and support immigrant writers in their journeys. Our mission is to encourage immigrants to express themselves through writing, to bring more awareness, compassion, and peace into the world.
In-Definite Arts Society (Local: Calgary, AB)
A creative arts centre for artists with developmental disabilities, offering studio space and instruction in a wide range of art areas.ÝExhibition and sale of artwork is done in the onsite gallery, in community galleries, and on the website.
In Forma Theatre (Local: Toronto, ON)
An ensemble theatre company that creates and performs audience interactive shows which promote inclusive communities and social justice. IF Theatre uses popular theatre techniques to explore individual and community empowerment with the goal of creating visions of change.
Inner City Angels (Local: Toronto, ON)
A charitable arts education organization dedicated to providing quality and affordable art opportunities in diverse and innovative ways for children and youth who would otherwise have little opportunity for such.
Inside Out (Local: Toronto, ON)
Inside Out’s mission is the promotion and exhibition of film and video by or about lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people. Through a variety of initiatives, they are committed to nurturing and supporting new and established artists while providing opportunities for audiences to view the best and most diverse work of interest to the LGBT communities.
Instruments For Africa (International: Ottawa, ON)
Instruments For Africa is a Canadian Not-For-Profit organisation based in Ottawa that collects and services musical instruments and accessories in Canada and donates them to schools and community centres in Africa.
Inter Arts Matrix (Local: Waterloo, ON)
Inter Arts Matrix is a not-for-profit charitable arts organization based in Waterloo, Ontario. Their mission is to foster the development and production of new work in interdisciplinary art, and their activities include performances, exhibitions, lectures, workshops, publications, and outreach.
J.M. Drama (Local: Kitchener, ON)
Supports the performing arts in Waterloo Region. It presents one or more dramatic productions yearly. It offers scholarships, sponsorships for schools and for community events. Costumes, props and equipment can be rented and so we’ll have a new community theatre. It is a registered charity.
Joe Ink Performance Society (Local: Vancouver, BC)
Joe Ink’s mission is to create original and innovative performance works for public presentation and to raise the profile of dance in the Canadian cultural mosaic. The company seeks to inspire, empower, enthuse, and motivate people through the medium of dance.
Kick Start Arts Society (Local: Toronto, ON)
This organization’s central mission is to use the arts to empower students, youth and adults to express themselves through the creative process, and in doing so engage diverse communities in thought and collaboration.
Kid-Safe Productions (Local: Toronto, ON)
Kid-Safe Productions provides an imaginative approach to character education for young audiences by presenting interactive dramatic programming. They develop new productions and services, including musical plays, on bullying awareness, abuse prevention and character education.
Kingston Symphony (Local: Kingston, ON)
Works to bring our music to as many people as possible in Eastern Ontario, and to invest in the future through dynamic educational programs.
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery (KW|AG) (Local: Kitchener, ON)
Through thoughtful and engaging programs, KW|AG connects people and ideas through art. The Gallery’s exhibitions and programs emphasize contemporary art and are built on the mission that art is the catalyst for shared experience, dialogue and imagination.
Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony (Local: Kitchener, ON)
Presents concerts for audiences of all ages and interests.
Koffler Centre of the Arts (Local: Toronto, ON)
The Koffler’s mission is to create a more civil and global society by fostering mutual understanding through the exploration of arts and culture. The Koffler’s unique mix examines the arts across different disciplines and cultures in a way that strengthens identity while encouraging an appreciation of difference. Expressing the spirit and essence of contemporary culture within a Jewish context, the Koffler reflects a global perspective.
Kokoro Dance (Local: Vancouver, BC)
Kokoro Dance’s mandate is to teach, produce and perform new dance theatre with an emphasis on multi-disciplinary collaboration and cross-cultural exploration.
Lady Cove Women’s Choir (Local: St. John’s, NL)
Lady Cove Women’s Choir was established in September 2003 by choral conductor, Kellie Walsh. Their performances range in styles from classical, gospe,l and jazz to Latin American and contemporary Canadian.
Latcham Gallery (Local: Stouffville, ON)
The Latcham Gallery is a public art gallery located in Stouffville Ontario, 45 minutes north-east of Toronto. It is dedicated to providing opportunities for members of the community to view art and the ideas that artists express through contemporary art.
Latitude 53 (Local: Edmonton, AB)
Founded in 1973 by a collective of Edmonton artists, Latitude 53 is a not-for-profit artist-run centre. They provide a non-coercive environment to assure the freedom of the artist, and give the public access to new art forms. They support the research and development of new artistic practices and concepts, and encourage experimentation by artists through diverse programming.
League of Canadian Poets (National: Toronto, ON)
A nonprofit arts organization serving a membership of more than 600 professional poets in Canada. The League fosters recognition and appreciation of Canadian poetry around the world, through programs which focus on education, publication and performance.
Lethbridge Symphonyts (Local: Lethbridge, AB)
We create and promote a first class orchestra producing memorable musical experiences for audiences of all ages. Among these are a dozen large events annually, including the Symphony Series, featuring the full orchestra, and Symphony Extras that feature small ensembles from the Orchestra, as well as our ever-popular Kids Choir event, Golf Tournament and Love Notes..
Light of DAE Studios (Regional: Pickering, ON)
The Light of DAE studios is about giving kids something positive to say “YES” to. Light of DAE inspires them to make positive contributions to society by doing community service. Kids are rewarded with a recording studio experience that empowers them with a greater sense of purpose and self-worth.
Created in 1994 by the arts community-at-large and the City of London, the London Arts Council is an independent body committed to fostering an environment in which all levels and forms of the art can flourish.
Lost & Found Theatre (Regional: Kitchener, ON)
Lost & Found Theatre is a collective of practicing theatre professionals with decades of experience in all aspects of production and education. Based in Ontario’s Waterloo Region, the theatre presents 2-3 shows annually and offers classes for youth and adults.
MASC – Artists for Schools and Communities (Regional: Ottawa, ON)
MASC brings professional artists, working out of diverse cultural traditions and artistic disciplines, to children and youth in schools and community settings.
M-DO Centre for World Music? Dance (Local: Toronto, ON)
Our beautiful downtown Toronto studio creates the perfect environment for world performing arts concerts and classes & workshops. Classes from beginning to professional levels, in North Indian tabla & Kathak dance.
MacLarenArtCentre (Regional: Barrie, ON)
The MacLarenArtCentre is Simcoe County’s regional public art gallery. Located in downtown Barrie, the MacLaren is housed in an award-winning building that combines a renovated 1917 Carnegie library and a contemporary addition.
MacKenzie Art Gallery (Local: Regina, SK)
The gallery offers diverse exhibitions, programs and a permanent collection. It collects a wide range art from Saskatchewan, a representative sampling from Western Canada, as well as selected national and international works.
McMichael Canadian Art Collection (Local: Kleinburg, ON)
The McMichael is unique in being the only major gallery in the country with the mandate to collect Canadian art exclusively. The collection offers visitors the opportunity to view works by Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven and their contemporaries, contemporary First Nations art and prints, drawings and sculpture by Inuit artists.
Maelstrom Theatre Productions (Regional: Southampton, ON)
Maelstrom Theatre Productions is an “under-30” employer, which means that new and upcoming artists get the best opportunities to showcase their talents, and be able to create a strong career with which to move forward.
Magenta Foundation (International)
The Magenta Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable arts publishing house created to organize promotional opportunities for artists, in an international context, through circulated exhibitions and publications. Magenta works with respected individuals and international organizations to help increase recognition for artists while uniting the global photography community.
Mainstage Theatre Company (Local: Toronto, ON)
Founded in 2008, Mainstage Theatre Company is a nonprofit, charitable organization dedicated to guiding young performing artists to personal and professional success. Our intensive actor-training program unlocks unique, creative talents, and provides the tools aspiring actors need to make the most of their potential.
Manitoba Arts Council (Regional: Winnipeg, MB)
Established in 1965 to promote the study, enjoyment, production, and performance of works in the arts.
Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts (Regional: Winnipeg, MB)
Established in 1984, the Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts is an independent, nonprofit school of music. The Conservatory offers quality individual lessons and group instruction to students of all ages from beginner to advanced levels.
Mariposa In The Schools (MITS) (Regional: Ontario)
Representing Ontario diversity, MITS provides performing folk artists to schools and community-based groups province-wide. Suited to all ages, programs are highly participatory and easily integrated into the curriculum.
Maritime Indigenous Artists (MIA) (Regional: Tobique Narrows, NB)
The mission of MIA is to support and promote the creation, dissemination, knowledge and appreciation of authentic indigenous art of east coast tribes of North America, by taking a leadership role in education, outreach, programming and exhibition.
Metro Cinema Society (Regional: Edmonton, AB)
A charitable institution since 1974, Metro Cinema Society is dedicated to the presentation of Canadian, international, and alternative film in Edmonton, Alberta. Metro Cinema presents nearly 400 screenings per year as well as an annual film tour of Alberta-made film and video.
Michael J. Fox Theatre Society (Local: Burnaby, BC)
The society is a nonprofit organization with a vision and a mission – “To operate, maintain, enhance and promote the Michael J. Fox Theatre as a home for endeavour, enrichment and excellent in the arts.”
Midland Cultural Centre (Local: Midland, ON)
The Midland Cultural Centre is a nonprofit, year-round facility for local artists, cultural groups and individuals for the benefit of the community. They provide a facility where arts related education can take place through sharing of skills, knowledge and ideas; they are engaged in developing an appreciation for the importance of arts and culture within the region by providing a facility to showcase them; and other complementary purposes.
Mile Zero Dance (Local: Edmonton, AB)
Mile Zero Dance (MZD) is a fast-paced, broad-minded company that thrives on integrating contemporary and experimental dance into modern culture. MZD does creation, education, and performance work to this end.
Minstrel Foundation for Music & Arts Advancement (Local: Toronto, ON)
Supports programs which offer affordable and high quality music education and music camps to underprivileged youth.
Mississauga Arts Council (Local: Mississauga, ON)
Established in 1981, MAC is the most comprehensive resource for arts and entertainment information in Mississauga. Our mission is to foster and develop, support and champion a vibrant, dynamic arts community in the city of Mississauga through services and grants, to enrich the lives of its citizens.
Mississauga Symphony (Local: Mississauga, ON)
One of Canada’s finest community orchestras, our mandate is to provide affordable, high quality orchestral concerts throughout the year.
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Local: Montreal, QC)
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts has a mission to attract the broadest and most heterogenous public possible, and to provide that public with first-hand access to a universal artistic heritage.
Montreal West Operatic Society (Local: Montreal, QC)
The Montreal West Operatic Society is a nonprofit community-based company founded in 1939. Their goal is to entertain audiences with the brilliant wit and enchanting music of classical comic opera, while giving back to the community.
Muhtadi International Drumming Festival (International: Toronto, ON)
This organization hosts the Muhtadi International Drumming Festival, a two-day annual event held in Toronto every first weekend of June. The festival celebrates the drum, its universality as an art form, and its presence in all cultures around the world.
Music and Arts for Life (Local: Mississauga, ON)
We area not for profit registered organisation that provides free music and art lessons to underpriviledged children in our community. Our mission is to create an equal opportunity for all our students regardless of their income levels. We believe that through educating our students artistically, we are able to cultivate an environment and stepping stone, in which our students know and believe that they are valued members of the community.
Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, media centre (Local: Montreal, QC)
The Media Centre at the Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal has an extensive series of links to contemporary art site around the world. The site also includes a comprehensive list of publications and documents in its library.
Museum London (Regional: London, ON)
Featuring an impressive permanent collection of fine art and artifacts, Museum London offers regularly changing exhibitions of prominent national and regional artists complemented by films, lectures and concerts. Photos, documents and rare artifacts tell the story of London and region.
Music and Beyond (Local: Ottawa, ON)
Music and Beyond is a classical music and arts festival organization that began in July 2010. The organization seeks to broaden the audience base for classical music and the arts by finding creative ways to combine music with a broad range of art forms and cultural activities. Music and Beyond is also committed to providing accessible opportunities for young people to engage with arts and culture in the community, as well as creating transformational performance opportunities for young and local musicians.
Music Seeds International (International: Calgary, AB)
Music Seeds International works with disadvantaged youth using music as the tool to educate, heal, and empower. Through a variety of songwriting programs kids learn about language, creativity, self-expression, and important social issues by writing, singing and recording songs and videos.
musica intima (Local: Vancouver, BC)
Since 1992, musica intima performances have sparkled with insight, youthfulness and a vibrant musicality. As a self-directed vocal chamber ensemble, the 12 singers rehearse and perform without a conductor. In rehearsal, they exchange ideas freely while exploring their own musical creativity. In performance, they engage the audience with a freshness and spontaneity all their own.
MusiCounts (National: Toronto, ON)
MusiCounts’ mission is to ensure that children in Canada have access to a comprehensive music program through their schools. MusiCounts includes Band Aid musical instrument grants, the MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award, scholarships and other music education initiatives.
Music and Film in Motion (MFM) (Regional: Sudbury, ON)
MFM’s mandate is to foster development and promotion of the music and film industries in Northern Ontario. MFM seeks to create economic development opportunities in Northern Ontario through its cultural industries.
Music In The Morning (Local: Vancouver, BC)
Presents a daytime classical music concert series in Vancouver and supports the community through outreach programs such as music workshops in area schools.
Music Seeds International (MSI) (Local: Vancouver, BC)
Music Seeds International (MSI) works with disadvantaged youth using music as the tool to educate, heal, and empower. Kids learn about language, creativity, self-expression, and social issues by writing, singing and recording songs and videos.
Muskoka Lakes Music Festival (Regional: Port Carling, ON)
The Festival’s objective is to initiate, organize, and conduct an annual music festival in various communities within the Muskoka Lakes region, thereby enriching and expanding the musical and artistic opportunities in Muskoka.
Nanaimo Arts Council (Local: Nanaimo, BC)
The Nanaimo Arts Council is an umbrella organization dedicated to the support, development and promotion of all the arts in Nanaimo and the surrounding area. The Council encourages the professional artist, the emerging artist, and the disenfranchised and disabled artist.
National Arts Centre/Centre national des Arts (National: Ottawa, ON)
The National Arts Centre’s mandate is to play a leadership role in fostering artistic excellence in all of the performing arts disciplines.
National Ballet of Canada (National: Toronto, ON)
Established as a classical company by founder Celia Franca in 1951, it is the only Canadian ballet company to present a full range of traditional full-length classics.
National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA/ANREC) (National: Ottawa, ON)
The association represents volunteer-driven campus and community radio stations across Canada. Members work towards promoting socio-political issues, community awareness, and underexposed talent through the medium of participatory radio.
National Music Centre (National: Calgary, AB)
The National Music Centre gives Canada a place that amplifies the love, sharing and understanding of music through collections, presenting performances, the development of new music and fostering partnership across the Canadian musical spectrum.
National Screen Institute – Canada (National: Winnipeg, MB)
With offices in Edmonton and Winnipeg, National Screen Institute-Canada provides a continuum of career-long professional development for Canadian film and television industry professionals
Neilson Park Creative Centre (Local: Etobicoke, ON)
Neilson Park Creative Centre is a community centre focused on the arts. Established in 1992 in central Etobicoke to provide a permanent home for the community arts groups who continue working there today, Neilson Park Creative Centre also offers a variety of classes and workshops to the community and provides an excellent gallery space available for rental.
Neptune Theatre (Local: Halifax, NS)
Neptune Theatre strives to create vibrant, diverse and accessible live theatre; to challenge and entertain audiences; to foster young talent; and to enrich the community.
Ness Creek Music Festival (Local: Saskatoon, SK)
An annual music festival that takes place 20 kilometres Northeast of the town of Big River in Saskatchewan.
New Actors’ Colony Theatre (Regional: Bala, ON)
Professional summer theatre company located in Bala, the heart of Muskoka. Focusing on exceptional Canadian and international plays that challenge and entertain. Founded in 2011 and building on the history of the first straw-hat theatre in Canada, operating in Bala 1934 – 1942.
New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) (Local: Toronto, ON)
NAISA strives to present audio experiences that encourage new forms of listening. It seeks to educate its audience and artists by exposing them to the entire spectrum of innovative sound art and sound technologies, including work in a variety of artistic disciplines.
New Forms Media Society (International: Vancouver, BC)
Produces the New Forms Festival annually, a celebration of media arts such as installation and internet art, experimental video, technology-based performance, and so-on. Events include an exhibition, conference, performance series, and late night events.
Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra (Regional: St. John’s, NF)
The ensemble now known as the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra (NSO) originated in St John’s, Nfld, in 1962 as a community orchestra. The NSO takes an active role in performing music by Canadian composers, giving world premiere performances of their music.
Norfolk Heritage Centre (Regional: Simcoe, ON)
First established in 1900 by the Norfolk Historical Society, the NHC consists of the Eva Brook Donly Museum and the Norfolk Archives. Learn about the United Empire Loyalists of the Long Point Settlement, trace your family history by using the extensive archival resources, and enjoy works of art by such local artists as Edgar Cantelon and Eva Brook Donly.
Oakville Arts Council (Local: Oakville, ON)
The mission of the Oakville Arts Council is to cultivate the arts and to enrich the creative life of the community of Oakville and serve as the premier source of information about art and artistic activity in Oakville.
Oakville Chamber Orchestra (Local: Oakville, ON)
The Oakville Chamber Orchestra offers chamber ensemble music played in intimate settings. The OCO performs classical music favourites and also challenges listeners with rare gems and contemporary music.
Oakville Galleries (Local: Oakville, ON)
Oakville Galleries is a not-for-profit charitable public art gallery committed to the presentation of compelling contemporary art in all aspects of programming – exhibitions, children’s art education and acquisitions for the permanent collection.
OBORO (Local: Montreal, QC)
Alert to the world and its diverse communities, OBORO is a registered charity dedicated to creation and presentation in visual arts, media arts and new technologies. Our activities include exhibitions, residencies, conferences, publications, workshops, network projects as well as production through the Media Lab. OBORO encourages innovation and seeks to contribute to a culture of peace.
On Spec (National: Edmonton, AB)
Our mandate is to provide a distinctly Canadian outlet for the unique voice of Canadian writers of the genre known as Literature of the Fantastic. On Spec Magazine is a literary quarterly, published in Edmonton. We publish quality and award-winning science fiction, fantasy, horror, and magic realism.
Ontario Crafts Council (Regional: Toronto, ON)
Promotes craft and advocates for craftspeople by providing information, services, and programming linking craft to designers, educators, collectors, the business community and the general public.
Open Book Foundation (Regional: Toronto, ON)
The Open Book Foundation has a cultural and educational mandate to promote Canadian books and authors. To this end they operate two websites: www.openbooktoronto.com and www.openbookontario.com. Content includes: interviews, event listings and coverage, suggested books, contests, book news.
Opera Lyra Ottawa (Local: Ottawa, ON)
Opera Lyra Ottawa’s (OLO) mandate is to present high quality opera productions in the vibrant National Capital Region. They promote opera as an accessible art form through community outreach and education; and, where possible encourage, nurture, and support Canadian artists.
Opera NUOVA (Newly United Operatic Vocalists Association) (Local: Edmonton, AB)
Opera NUOVA is dedicated to the advanced training and promotion of emerging Canadian operatic vocalists & collaborative pianists, offering a bridge between the academic and professional worlds. They are also the producers of the Vocal Arts Festival, Canada’s largest opera festival.
Orchestra London (Local: London, ON)
Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in the region through distinctive and inspirational performances of classical and a wide variety of other orchestral music.
Orchestras Canada (National: Toronto, ON)
Strengthening Canada’s orchestral community through leadership in advocacy, education, and professional development.
Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils (OSAC) (Regional: Regina, SK)
A nonprofit umbrella for community arts councils and schools in Saskatchewan. OSAC coordinates touring of visual art exhibitions and performances to schools and communities. Annual programs include 150 community concerts, 110 school concerts, and 120 exhibition venues.
Original Kids Theatre Company (Local: London, ON)
OKTC is a registered charity that enriches and celebrates the lives of young people, providing them with opportunities to mature and learn positive values through a variety of theatre experiences in a safe and challenging environment.
OrKidstra (Local: Ottawa, ON)
OrKidstra’s mission is to empower kids from under-served Ottawa areas and build community through music. OrKidstra provides kids with access to free instruments and music lessons and the chance to learn important life skills through playing and singing music together.
Other Theatre (The) (Local: Montreal, QC)
An ensemble of Montreal theatre artists devoted to physical experimental creation with a focus on the development of new works, including adaptations, deconstructions, installations and collectively written material.
An independent not-for-profit public art gallery committed to the acquisition, presentation, interpretation and dissemination of contemporary art for the benefit of the whole community. OAG helps visitors explore contemporary art through exhibitions, artist and curator talks, guest lectures, group and individual tours, as well as publications.
Ottawa Children’s Choir (Local: Ottawa, ON)
Ottawa Children’s Choir is devoted to artistic excellence, children’s musical education, community connection and the joy of singing. OCC provides professional choral training for children ages 8-16. Choristers study and perform a variety of repertoire, with emphasis on Canadian compositions.
Ottawa Children’s Festival (Local: Ottawa,, ON)
Since 1985, the Ottawa Children’s Festival (OCF) has hosted an annual celebration of the best in live performing arts for children. Creating programs for children aged two to 15, the Festival focuses on enriching school curriculum and promoting the arts as an integral part of children’s education; strives to present work that excites and challenges audiences of all ages; and prides itself on developing and producing award winning programming that comes from across Canada and around the world.
Ottawa Festivals (Local: Ottawa, ON)
Ottawa Festivals is a not-for-profit association dedicated to providing support, presenting a united voice, and creating an effective networking environment for festival, special event, and fair members to operate more effectively.
Ottawa Folk Festival (Local: Ottawa, ON)
The Ottawa Folk Festival is a nonprofit, volunteer-based community organization that celebrates the creativity of musicians, dancers, artisans and storytellers through an annual festival and a series of concerts during the year.
Ottawa Regional Youth Choir (Local: Ottawa, ON)
This award-winning choir is open to young people between the ages of 15 and 23. It performs a repertoire from the 16th to the 21st centuries and gives youth in the region an opportunity to strive for choral excellence.
Ottawa School of Art (Local: Ottawa, ON)
This organization exists to provide the community with the opportunity for creative expression, development and growth based on an orderly progression in knowledge and skills within a well-defined program and through direct involvement with professional artists.
Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy (OYOA) (Local: Ottawa, ON)
The OYOA provides youth in the Ottawa region with a continuum of high-quality orchestral and ensemble training and performance opportunities at an affordable cost in a supportive musical environment. Run by a volunteer Board of Directors, committed parents and individuals, our teachers are some of Ottawa’s leading professional musicians.
Pacific Baroque Orchestra (Local: Vancouver, BC)
An ensemble of professional musicians bringing the music of the past up to date by playing with the cutting edge style and enthusiasm in which music of the baroque and early classical periods was originally heard. Musicians play on period instruments – either originals or instruments made in the same style as they were when the music was written.
Pacific Cinematheque (Local: Vancouver, BC)
A not-for-profit society dedicated to developing and enhancing the understanding of cinema and contemporary media. Like a museum, Pacific Cinematheque exhibits, promotes the study of and offers media education for, independent and culturally significant cinema.
Pacific Opera Victoria (Local: Victoria, BC)
Has a mandate to foster young Canadian artists, present diverse repertoire, produce original productions, and build working partnerships with the community and other arts institutions.
Pembroke Little Theatre (Local: Pembroke, ON)
Pembroke Little Theatre is an amateur theatre group. A typical season has a mainstage production, the largest haunted house in the Ottawa Valley, an all-youth production, and summer banquet theatre.
Performing Arts Lodges (PAL) Toronto (Local: Toronto, ON)
PAL’s mission is to offer assistance to, and create and encourage programs and services for older, disabled, or needy members and associates of Canada’s professional performing arts community in the areas of health, well-being, and affordable accommodation.
Performing Arts Burlington (Local: Burlington, ON)
PAB represents a large and diverse membership from the Burlington and Hamilton performing arts communities. Through programming and working with member groups, PAB provides opportunities for residents to participate in and explore the realm of local theatre, music, and dance.
Performing Arts Lodge (PAL) Vancouver (Local: Vancouver, BC)
A not-for-profit charitable society created to provide quality affordable housing and support for seniors in the performing arts and allied professions.
Place des Arts (Local: Coquitlam, BC)
An integrated arts centre that offers programs and courses in every artistic discipline, gallery space, and various special events throughout the year, Place des Arts (PdA) is a nonprofit society.
Planet In Focus (International: Toronto, ON)
Works to promote the use of film and video as a catalysts for public awareness, discussion, and appropriate action on the ecological and social health of the planet.
Playwrights Guild of Canada (National: Toronto, ON)
Playwrights Guild of Canada is a national association mandated to advance the creative rights and interests of professional Canadian playwrights, promote Canadian plays nationally and internationally, and foster an active, evolving community of writers for the stage.
Port Moody Arts Centre Society (Local: Port Moody, BC)
The Port Moody Arts Centre Society supports the arts in their community through a variety of initiatives. The society hosts an annual arts festival in addition to providing a large number of arts classes in various disciplines at their arts centre. They also promote local artists in their Blackberry Gallery.
Preface Theatre (Local: Toronto, ON)
Preface Theatre`s mandate is to bring together both experienced and emerging artists to share traditions, skills, ideas and inspiration in order to create a positive and creative theatrical process.
Projections libérantes (Local: Montreal, QC)
Projections libérantes is an art and music concert production company founded in 2011 and based in Montreal. As a charitable organization, its mission is to support meaningful artistic processes and promote these works to the public.
Prologue to the Performing Arts (National: Toronto, ON)
For over 36 years, Prologue has been broadening the horizons of students in Ontario and across Canada by introducing them to the world of the performing arts. Prologue believes that the performing arts play a vital role in the development of healthy, creative and responsible members of society.
Pull Focus (Local: Vancouver, BC)
Pull Focus is a film centre that partners aspiring filmmakers with charities and nonprofits to create much needed film content. They teach students how to write, shoot, and edit documentary films that may be useful for fundraising or community outreach work.
Pumphouse Theatre (Local: Calgary, AB)
The Pumphouse Theatre is committed not only to providing a high-quality venue for the arts but also to keeping that venue affordable for Calgary’s arts community. In order to keep costs manageable, especially for smaller groups and newcomers, rental rates for nonprofit arts organizations are heavily subsidized.
Q’ente Textile Revitalization Society (International: Victoria, BC)
The Q’ente Textile Revitalization Society strives to preserve the Quechua weaving tradition in the Peruvian Andes. This ancient tradition is integral to their history, culture, and economy, but is at great risk of disappearing in the face of globalization.
Queensville Players (Local: Keswick, ON)
This group provides community musical theatre productions to the York region of Ontario, and also offers a summer theatre program for children.
Quebec Drama Federation (Regional: Montreal, QC)
The Quebec Drama Federation exists to encourage and maintain vital English language theatre in Quebec by providing leadership in promotion, development and support.
Quest Theatre (Local: Calgary, AB)
Based in Calgary, Quest Theatre is a professional theatre company devoted to producing innovative and entertaining works that enhance young people? lives. Founded in 1984, Quest Theatre tours theatre productions and offers Artists in School Residencies to schools and communities throughout Alberta.
Quickdraw Animation Society (Local: Calgary, AB)
A nonprofit artist run society dedicated to the art of independent animation, QAS supports and encourages the production of innovative independent animation and develops the appreciation of all types of animation as a viable artistic medium.
Red Lake Regional Heritage Centre (Local: Red Lake, ON)
The Red Lake Museum, located in Northwestern Ontario, preserves, interprets, and promotes the arts and heritage of Aboriginal people who live in and around Red Lake, as well as the rich bush flying, gold mining, and immigration stories of the region.
Reel Asian (International: Toronto, ON)
A pan-Asian international film festival, the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival (Reel Asian) is a charitable, not-for-profit cultural organization, whose mission is to lead the world in embracing the stories and cultures of Asian Canadians and Asians everywhere through the media arts.
ReelHeART International Film Festival (International: Toronto, ON)
Established in 2004, ReelHeART is a not-for-profit arts Organization that screens for 6 days and 6 nights around the third week of June every year and celebrates international, independent, and anti-niche film programming. Emerging and student filmmakers are put alongside their established and master counterparts, so all filmmakers can be recognized for their art rather than their credits.
Reelout Queer Film and Video Festival (Local: Kingston, ON)
Reelout’s mandate is to bring diverse independent film and video to Kingston. In so doing we hope to construct a vibrant queer space that brings together all the members of our community, creating an important and all too rare opportunity for dialogue and pleasure.
Resurgence Theatre Company (Local: Newmarket, ON)
Founded in March 1999 to resurge the classics and ignite new and contemporary works within the York Region and beyond with a strong focus on using the energy of emerging professional artists. Produces the annual York Shakespeare Festival, and apprenticeship/learning opportunities for youth interested in an arts career.
Richmond Art Gallery (Local: Richmond, BC)
Based in Richmond, B.C., this community gallery presents a wide range of exhibits featuring local artists, as well as travelling shows.
Ross Creek Centre for the Arts (Regional: Canning, NS)
An education and development centre for the arts based in rural Nova Scotia, the centre is situated on 186 acres of farm and forest overlooking the Bay of Fundy and has facilities and programs designed to serve the artistic and cultural communities of Nova Scotia, of Canada, and of the world.
Royal Conservatory of Music (Regional: Toronto, ON)
The Royal Conservatory of Music is committed to developing human potential through leadership in music and arts education.
Royal Opera Canada (National: Toronto, ON)
The mission of Royal Opera Canada (ROC) is to present well-loved operas from the “Top 10 Most-Performed Operas” using traditional sets, costumes, and staging, featuring national and international artists. Recent productions include Tosca, La Traviata, Rake’s Progress, La Boheme, Madame Butterfly and Othello.
Russian-Canadian Theatrical Community Centre (Local: North York, ON)
Russian-Canadian Theatrical Community Centre is a charitable organization dedicated to ing educational and developmental programs to children and youth, and to serving the community with accessible and affordable theatrical shows.
Ryan Correy Inspired Entertainment Foundation (Calgary, AB)
Dedicated to educating, entertaining, and inspiring the leaders of today and tomorrow. Our focus is on an annual documentary and motivational speaker series called “Ride for Life”.
Sakewewak Artists’ Collective (Local: Regina: Saskatchewan)
A multi-disciplinary arts organization whose mandate is to ensure that contemporary First Nations artists are consistently provided with the space and environment that allows them to develop their self-determined artistic practices through critical exchanges with their peers and their audiences.
Saskatchewan Children’s Festival (Local: Saskatoon, SK)
This organization provides a multidisciplinary, multi-media festival of the performing arts, with the goal of challenging the minds and enriching the lives of Saskatchewan children and families.
Saskatoon Children’s Choir (Local: Saskatoon, SK)
The Saskatoon Children’s Choir was founded in 1996 by Phoebe Voigts. It performs a variety of choral compositions, focusing on classic literature, international folk music and Canadian works, and is renowned for its musical sound, creative spirit and commitment to artistic excellence.
Saskatoon Community Youth Arts Programming (SCYAP) Inc. (Local: Saskatoon, SK)
SCYAP was established in order to address the social, educational, and economic needs of “at-risk” youth. Its programs use art and culture, mentoring, and community building as the basis for personal development, skills acquisition and positive redirection.
Saskatoon Opera (Local: Saskatoon, SK)
Saskatoon Opera is a nonprofit cultural organization which undertakes, encourages, and promotes the production and presentation of professional opera in Saskatchewan and offers programs and events designed to increase knowledge and appreciation of the world of opera.
SAW Video Production Co-op (Local: Ottawa, ON)
SAW Video is an artist-run centre committed to supporting ground breaking artistic production, presentation and programming of independent video and media art. SAW Video provides many services to its members including affordable technical facilities, and a wide range of programmes designed to create an atmosphere that will inspire production through the exchange of ideas around form, content and style.
Scarborough Arts Council (Local: Scarborough, ON)
Works to provide leadership and opportunities for artists to pursue excellence in the visual, literary and performing arts thereby enhancing the quality of life for all.
Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra (Local: Scarborough, ON)
The SPO has been one of the GTA’s finest community orchestras for 25 years. Offering six regular concerts each season, as well as summer outdoor concerts, chamber music concerts, outreach performances and education through the Scarborough Youth Orchestra.
School of Alberta Ballet (Regional: Calgary, AB)
As the official training centre of Alberta Ballet, we are dedicated to providing superior training for both the recreational and professional dancer in a friendly, stimulating and creative environment that nurtures and develops dancers of all ages to their greatest individual potential.
School of Toronto Dance Theatre (Local: Toronto, ON)
The School of Toronto Dance Theatre is committed to the training and education of young dancers in the art of contemporary dance. It is dedicated to investing in the artistic potential of youth for the development of the art form.
Scugog Council for the Arts (SCA) (Local: Port Perry, ON)
Established in 2005, the SCA is a not-for-profit organization with a volunteer board of directors and is dedicated to providing a strong voice for arts and culture in Scugog Township and to promoting and growing the arts in all areas of the community.
Shadowpath Theatre Productions (Regional: Newmarket, ON)
A professional theatre company, based in York Region in Toronto, dedicated to inspiring renewed artistic awareness within the community through the production of modern plays and the development of original Canadian creation.
Shakespeare in Action (Local: Toronto, ON)
A multi-racial theatre company with a strong commitment to the arts in education. It is our belief that Shakespeare should be accessible to everyone, regardless of age, race, education, or socio-economic background. We present fresh Canadian interpretations of Shakespeare and other contemporary issues that are relevant to young audiences and their families.
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival (Local: Saskatoon, SK)
Set in large tents along the river’s edge in the heart of Saskatoon, Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan is a nonprofit summer theatre festival featuring live performances of famous Shakespearean works along with educational workshops, guest performers, and other community events.
Shameless Hussy Productions (Regional: Vancouver, BC)
A theatre ensemble producing original and established works with frequent tours, both throughout BC and internationally, which include plays for both young adults and general audiences. Artistic mandate: “Telling provocative stories about women, to inspire the hand that rocks the cradle to rock the world.”
Shaw Festival (Local: Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON)
The Shaw Festival is the second largest repertory company in North America, and the only theatre in the world that specializes in plays by George Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries.
Ship’s Company Theatre (Local: Parrsboro, NS)
Ship’s Company Theatre is dedicated to producing new Atlantic and Canadian works of art, all performed at a unique venue – the historic MV Kipawo, a passenger and freight ferry. In 2004, a theatre was built around the MV Kipawo, which now serves as the theatre’s lobby and reception area.
Shoot With This (Local: Toronto, ON)
Shoot With This is an innovative attempt to motivate and empower at-risk youth by giving them the resources and support to learn about video making from inspiring and talented individuals whose experiences are not dissimilar from their own.
Sinfonia Toronto (Local: Toronto, ON)
The core of Sinfonia Toronto is an auditioned membership of fourteen virtuoso strings. They often perform standing, in the tradition of great chamber orchestras, blending each musician’s soloistic energy and passion into a brilliant ensemble style.
Sing Canada Harmony (National: Ottawa, ON)
Sing Canada Harmony believes that vocal music is vital to developing a healthy, creative and responsible society. We are committed to ensuring equal access to vocal music arts for all Canadians so that lives can be enriched through singing.
Sing Canada Harmony Scholarship Fund (National: Guelph, ON)
The Sing Canada Harmony Scholarship Fund is a registered Canadian charity that supports vocal music education in schools and communities. Since 2008, the fund has assisted Canadians of all ages by providing financial support for education in performing, staging, composing, arranging, directing, adjudicating, administrating, and leading vocal music.
Smile Theatre (Regional: Toronto, ON)
Dedicated to performing musical theatre productions for senior citizens throughout Ontario. We have toured the province for over thirty years and perform for thousands of seniors every season in residences, activity centre, care facilities and hospitals.
SOCAN — Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers (National: Toronto, ON)
A non-profit organization whose function is to license the users of music (radio and television stations, nightclubs, concert halls, etc.) and pay the songwriters and publishers when their works are publicly performed.
Solar Stage Children’s Theatre (Local: Toronto, ON)
Our intimate and comfortable 100-seat theatre is ready to welcome you into a world where children come first and their imaginations are allowed to run free. Solar Stage is here to foster the arts and creativity among young people by offering productions that are of the highest professional caliber at the lowest possible price for everyone to enjoy.
Soulpepper (Local: Toronto, ON)
Soulpepper, Toronto’s largest theatre, is an artist-centred company that celebrates the stories that move us and the artists who tell them. Soulpepper presents North America’s largest year-round repertory season which is grounded in the classics and committed to the creation of new works, new forms, and innovative practices.
St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival (International: St. John’s, NL)
The St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival is a charitable organization established in 1989 to support and promote women filmmakers through an annual film festival and various satellite events.
St. Michael’s Printshop (SMP) (Local: St. John’s, NL)
Established in 1973, St. Michael’s Printshop (SMP) is a non-profit, artist-run organization that provides professional studio facilities to artists and printmakers. Offering workshops, a visiting artist residency program and outreach activities, as well as maintaining a gallery space, St. Michael’s aims to educate the community about the art of printmaking.
Stage Centre Productions (Local: Toronto, ON)
A community theatre company with a dual mandate: to maintain a full repertory company dedicated to artistic excellence; and to offer a repertoire of theatre classics presented with the highest professional standards.
Stairwell Carollers (The) (Local: Ottawa, ON)
The Stairwell Carollers are an amateur voice choir, formed in 1977 by their director Pierre Massie, a music graduate of the University of Ottawa. The group’s repertoire encompasses sacred and secular songs from the Renaissance period.
Stephenville Theatre Festival (Local: Stephenville, NL)
Established in 1979 by the late Maxim Mazumdar, STF produces a full professional summer stock season featuring mainstream musicals, plays, and occasionally homegrown fare.
StoryBook Theatre (Local: Calgary, AB)
The theatre’s mission is to enrich the Calgary Community through quality children’s theatre experiences.
Story Planet (Regional: Toronto, ON)
Story Planet’s mission is to provide kids with the tools to effectively express themselves through words, art, and media. Inpsired by Dave Egger’s organization, they offer school and community workshops that bring kids, writers, and artists together.
Stratford Festival of Canada (Local: Stratford, ON)
One of the world’s great repertory theatre companies, presents a dazzling selection of classical and contemporary dramas each season.
Stream of Dreams Murals Society (Local: Burnaby, BC)
Have you seen fish on elementary school chain link fences and did you know that all drains lead to fish habitat? The Stream of Dreams Murals Society is nonprofit registered Canadian charity founded in 2003 to support the delivery of the Stream of Dreams ecolitercy/community art education programs. Their mission is to educate communities about the life and function of their watersheds, rivers and streams, while dazzling them with the charm of community art.
Sun Parlour Folk Music Society (Local: Kingsville, ON)
The Sun Parlour Folk Music Society exists to introduce folk music to southwestern Ontario through the annual folk festival and 4 concert series. Proceeds are designated to provide financial assistance to area disadvantaged youth to access the arts.
Sunshine Coast Film Society (Local: Gibsons, BC)
The Sunshine Coast Film Society seeks to cultivate film appreciation and provide an alternative to mainstream entertainment on the Sunshine Coast. They find and exhibit a variety of films, including those of local and regional filmmakers, that give voice to compelling content, images, and ideas.
SuzukiMusic (National: Ottawa, ON)
SuzukiMusic provides Suzuki-method instruction on violin, viola, cello and piano. The programs involve the entire family, from pre-schoolers to parents, from across the National Capital Region, and include special needs children.
Suzuki String School of Guelph (Local: Guelph, ON)
The Suzuki String School of Guelph is a nonprofit, charity that provides lessons in violin, viola and cello using the Suzuki method (the mother-tongue approach) to children between the ages of 3 and 6 years old. Our school cultivates a nurturing, positive atmosphere where children can succeed in their musical journey.
Symphony New Brunswick (Local: Saint John, NB)
A full-scale, semi-professional orchestra comprised of a core of professional musicians, contract instrumentalists and talented amateurs from the southern New Brunswick region who are dedicated to giving the gift of orchestral music to communities in and around the Saint John, Fredericton, and Moncton areas.
Symphony Nova Scotia (Local: Halifax, NS)
Symphony Nova Scotia is the only fully professional symphony orchestra in Canada east of Quebec City. Our mandate is “to enhance the quality of life of the citizens of Nova Scotia through high quality, professionally performed orchestral music.” We perform over 50 concerts annually for more than 50,000 people.
T3 Triple Threat Youth Mentors (Local: Montreal, QC)
T3 Triple Threat Youth Mentors is a nonprofit arts education organization that seeks to enrich the lives of youth in need through the arts. Using professional teaching artists, T3 provides dance,singing, and acting instruction for kids, young people, and adults that may not otherwise have the financial means to participate in other programs.
Tafelmusik (Local: Toronto, ON)
Tafelmusik, a not-for-profit organization, has won critical acclaim at home and abroad as North America’s leading baroque orchestra on period instruments.
Tapestry (Local: Toronto, ON)
Tapestry is dedicated to the creation, development and performance of new opera works through its unique and highly collaborative work process. Tapestry’s mandate is to foster the growth of new Canadian opera by bringing artists together to create and interpret original work.
Telling Tales (Regional: Rockton, ON)
Our mission is to deliver outstanding literary programing to children and youth that raises the awareness of the importance of literacy in our community. The year-round reading campaign involves four streams: digital, community and school events and a September festival.
Terrace Little Theatre (Local: Terrace, BC)
Established in 1943, Terrace Little Theatre is the longest continuous running amateur theatre troupe in British Columbia.
That’s Women’s Work Arts Network (Local: Toronto, ON)
That’s Women’s Work is a new approach to the traditional fine art gallery structure. Their focus is on new and emerging artists/performers/creators and those returning to the arts scene and they are open to all art forms including traditional crafts, textiles, fine arts, dance and performance, new media, and interdisciplinary work. That’s Women’s Work provides means to women in the arts (inclusive of transgendered women) to earn a living wage from their works.
Theatre Aquarius (Local: Hamilton, ON)
Based in Hamilton, Ontario, this organization is one of the largest theatre companies in the province and boasts a full season of excellent and diverse programmes.
Theatre BC (Regional: Kamloops, BC)
Works to promote and encourage the development of theatre in British Columbia & the Yukon by providing leadership and opportunities for participation, education and sharing the enjoyment of diverse theatre experiences.
Theatre Calgary (Local: Calgary, AB)
Works to produce classic plays from the Canadian and international repertoire, emphasizing powerful, evocative language and substantial, complex story relevant to the people of Calgary and Southern Alberta.
Theatre Centre (Local: Toronto, ON)
The Theatre Centre is dedicated to developing, producing and co-producing original, innovative Canadian theatre and to creating a network among national and international venues for the professional development of artists, the presentation of their work and the exchange of ideas.
Théâtre des petites lanternes (Local: Sherbrooke, QC)
The Théâtre des petites lanternes uses theatre as a means to strengthen our sense of self and community. It is a creative way to explore and enhance community dialogue, promote individual and community capacity-building, mobilize, and empower people and communities.
Theatre Direct Canada (Local: Toronto, ON)
Our aim is to engage young people through compelling, inventive, and uncompromising theatre. Our major area of focus is the development, production and presentation of Canadian plays which provoke, challenge, question and empower young audiences.
Théâtre français de Toronto (TfT) (Local: Toronto, ON)
A professional French-language theatre presenting repertoire as well as new work. While appealing to all lovers of French-language theatre, it contributes to the cultural and educational development of Toronto’s francophone community.
Theatre New Brunswick (Regional: Fredericton, NB)
The objects of The Beaverbrook Auditorium (also known as TNB and The Playhouse) are to foster and promote the study and the public enjoyment and appreciation of the arts.
Theatre Yes (Regional: Edmonton, AB)
Theatre Yes strives to provide the community in Edmonton with provocative and viable productions that embrace risk and challenge for audiences who seek innovative style, risk, and polish in the theatre they attend.
Theatrix Youtheatre Society (Local: Coquitlam, BC)
Offers performing arts programs for youth aged 4 years to adult in the District #43 (Anmore, Belcarra, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody) in British Columbia, Canada. Rehearsals and performances are conducted at municipal facilities, schools and churches.
Thousand Islands Playhouse (Local: Gananoque, ON)
Thousand Islands Playhouse is a professional theatre company producing a wide spectrum of plays in two renovated heritage venues on the banks of the St. Lawrence River near Kingston, with various productions throughout the year.
Thunder Bay Art Gallery (Local: Thunder Bay, ON)
The Thunder Bay Art Gallery exists to research, collect and exhibit the work of contemporary First Nations artists; to promote, encourage and exhibit the works of local and regional artists, and to host travelling exhibitions from other art galleries and museums.
Thunder Bay Culture (Local: Thunder Bay, ON)
Your online source for culture in the Thunder Bay area, this web site hosts 21 organizations and individuals. It is developed and maintained by the Thunder Bay Regional Arts Council and the Arts and Heritage Alliance.
Tom Thomson Art Gallery (Local: Owen Sound, ON)
The Tom Thomson Art Gallery is a regional public gallery and national cultural attraction with a top-notch and revolving program of contemporary and historical exhibitions, lectures, forums, films, concerts and workshops. Established in 1967, the Gallery is named for the iconic Canadian landscape artist Tom Thomson (1877- 1917) and houses one of Canada’s largest collections of his work.
Toronto All Star Big Band (Local: Toronto, ON)
We offer one of the most stimulating youth music programs in Canada, engaging artists in a rigorous regime of rehearsals, workshops and masterclasses. Student have employment opportunity, plus a roster of performances at major theatres and festivals through Ontario and U.S.
Toronto Arts Council Foundation (Local: Toronto, ON)
TACF has a twofold mission: to increase awareness of the value that artists and arts organizations bring to the city of Toronto, and to increase resources for the arts.
Toronto Children’s Chorus (Local: Toronto, ON)
One of the world’s premiere choral ensembles for children, whose exceptional artistry inspires audiences and critics everywhere. Founded in 1978 by Jean Ashworth Bartle, C.M., O.Ont., the Chorus has recorded and toured extensively over five continents, winning many first-place awards.
Toronto Digital Art Association (Local: Toronto, ON)
Dedicated to the support, promotion, and awareness of the digital arts in Toronto. Our long term goal is to open a permanent physical digital art gallery/resource centre called Pixel Gallery.
Toronto Festival of Clowns (Local: Toronto, ON)
The Annual Toronto Festival of Clowns features theatrical clowning and physical comedy performers and is presented in conjunction with the Annual Toronto International Circus Festival.
Toronto Fringe Theatre Festival (Local: Toronto, ON)
The Toronto Fringe helps independent artists hone their skills and develop new plays, while allowing theatre lovers to enjoy a wide range of affordable, exciting productions.
Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) (International: Toronto, ON)
TIFF is dedicated to presenting the best of international and Canadian cinema to film lovers. What began as a ten-day film festival has grown to embrace programming 365 days a year. TIFF offers screenings, lectures, discussions, festivals, workshops, industry support, and the chance to meet filmmakers from Canada and around the world.
Toronto Jazz Festival (Local: Toronto, ON)
Produces the Downtown Jazz Festival, promotes the study and practice of musical arts related to jazz, and works to advance knowledge and appreciation of jazz culture and tradition through jazz performance.
Toronto School of Art (Local: Toronto, ON)
Toronto School of Art (TSA) is Toronto’s longest running independent art school. For over 40 years, TSA has provided a positive environment for aspiring artists to attain a quality visual arts education. At TSA, artists teach students of all levels with both traditional and contemporary approaches, offering an array of courses to choose from that will further develop students’ artistic vision and ability at any level.
Toronto Symphony Orchestra (Local: Toronto, ON)
Discover the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s latest season program and stir your senses with news and features about the orchestra and its volunteers.
Toronto Tabla Ensemble (TTE) (Local: Toronto, ON)
The Toronto Tabla Ensemble (TTE) is a nonprofit charitable organization founded by Artistic Director and tabla master, Ritesh Das. The TTE’s mission is to share the depth and excitement of Indian classical music, culture and history and make it accessible to all people.
Toronto Youth Theatre (Local: Toronto, ON)
The TYT is a registered charity that gives youth aged 12-19 the chance to work and perform in a professional theatre setting. The TYT develops personal, cultural, and social skills through theatre, allowing young people to assert their independence in a safe, supportive environment.
Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra (Local: Toronto, ON)
Promotes music education and enhances the performance skills of young musicians by performing high calibre wind band repertoire in some of the GTA’s top concert halls. Our two ensembles seek to supplement traditional music education programs by giving talented youth the opportunity to perform challenging works in a semi-professional setting.
Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre (Local: Sherbrooke, QC)
A nonprofit organization housed in an historic Lennoxville, Quebec residence, devoted to the preservation, support and expansion of the cultural and historical traditions of the Eastern Townships through art exhibitions, craft shows, educational projects, lectures and workshops.
urban ink Production Society (Local: Vancouver, BC)
This theatre company creates, develops and produces Aboriginal and Diverse cultural works of theatre, writing and film, utilizing an approach which embraces and strives for the combination and integration of artistic disciplines, including different forms of theatre, story-telling, dance, music, video and multi-media.
Urban Shaman Gallery (Local: Winnipeg, MB)
Urban Shaman Gallery is an Aboriginal artist-run centre dedicated to meeting the needs of artists by providing a vehicle for artistic expression in all disciplines and at all levels by taking a leadership role in the cultivation of Indigenous art.
Vallum Society for Arts and Letters Education (VSFAALE) (Montreal, QC)
A charitable organization that promotes literature and the arts through various live events and publications. The literary journal Vallum: Contemporary Poetry is VSFAALE’s major project.
Vancouver Art Gallery (Local: Vancouver, BC)
Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre (VACT) (Local: Vancouver, BC)
Strives to produce and develop quality productions where Asian-Canadians assume culturally and artistically significant roles. Formed in July 2000, VACT intends to remove the barriers and stereotypes for visible minority actors and to represent the community’s diverse ethnic base.
Vancouver Chamber Choir (Local: Vancouver, BC)
The Choir impresses audiences with the depth and range of its repertoire and interpretive skills. Their concerts can include music from chant to folksong, traditional to avant garde, a cappella to orchestra or jazz trio.
Vancouver High Spirits Choral Society (High Spirits Choir) (Local: Vancouver, BC)
The High Spirits Choir is a nonprofit community choir and registered charity, and sings an eclectic, uplifting and sometimes demanding repertoire that includes: gospel, classical, jazz, show tunes, modern/contemporary, new-age, love songs, world music, etc. High Spirits is also an outreach choir, singing for people who normally don’t get the opportunity to hear live music such as retirement homes, seniors’ centres, hospices and at community events.
Vancouver International Fringe Festival (International: Vancouver, BC)
With the mandate to provide “theatre for everyone”, the Vancouver International Fringe Festival offers up an eclectic mix of theatre over 11 days on Granville Island and across Vancouver. They choose performers by lottery, offering them full artistic freedom and 100% of the box office proceeds are returned to the performer.
Vancouver International Writers Festival (International: Vancouver, BC)
One hundred authors and 12,000 readers converge for discussions and readings on Granville Island. Spreading the Word, VIWF’s education program, offers programs for schools in French and English and free author visits and event tickets for inner city schools.
Vancouver Opera (Local: Vancouver, BC)
Four grand operas each season, featuring top Canadian and international singers and conductors; touring program of specially adapted operas for young people in schools throughout BC; and a comprehensive education program for all ages in schools and in the community.
Vancouver Society of Storytelling (Local: Vancouver, BC)
The Vancouver Society of Storytelling is committed to the development and encouragement of storytelling as an art form and to increase the public’s appreciation of storytelling and oral traditions. There is a strong commitment to multiculturalism and service to the storytelling community.
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (Local: Vancouver, BC)
Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra Society (Local: Vancouver, BC)
The Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra Society is a nonprofit, educational, community organization. Comprised of four orchestras including Debut, Junior, Intermediate and Senior, their mission is to provide accessible, high-calibre orchestral training for young musicians and foster an enduring love of music in the community.
VIBE Arts (Local: Toronto, ON)
Established in 1995, VIBE Arts (formerly Arts for Children and Youth) is an award-winning charitable organization committed to providing children and youth in under-resourced communities with high quality community and school based arts education. VIBE Arts works collaboratively with children and youth in under-resourced communities to innovate, build skills and resiliency, and lead social change through arts education programming.
Victoria Conservatory of Music (Local: Victoria, BC)
A music school for the whole community. It offers instrumental and vocal instruction, theory, composition, music therapy, and orchestras and ensembles. The Conservatory welcomes students at all ages and levels, including young children and adult beginners. The Conservatory also offers professional programs in performance and teaching.
Victoria Film Festival (Local: Victoria, BC)
A week long celebration of film in early February. Highlights include over 120 features, shorts, narrative and documentary films and videos, a film related art exhibition, film forum, public filmmaking opportunities and receptions.
Victoria Playhouse (Regional: Victoria by the Sea, PEI)
Prince Edward Island’s longest running little theatre, presenting quality professional theatre and performing arts events emphasizing Island, Maritime and Canadian works.
Victoria Scholars Men’s Choral Ensemble (Local: Toronto, ON)
Founded in 1993 by graduates of Toronto’s St. Michael’s Choir School, this 16-voice men’s choir treats audiences to a diverse body of music including medieval plainchant, works from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras, contemporary pieces, and newly commissioned works.
Victoria Symphony (Local: Victoria, BC)
The Victoria Symphony is a professional ensemble of 34 musicians. Each season the orchestra gives over 100 performances, both regular series performances and special concerts including opera, ballet, educational, tour and community benefit performances.
Victoria Target Theatre Society (Local: Victoria, BC)
Founded in 1986, Target Theatre has grown from a group of senior citizens interested in the performing arts into an active theatre company of mature actors playing their part as advocates for the elderly. Using drama as a teaching tool, this troupe performs for health care professionals and lay care givers, students and the public.
Video In + Video Out (VIVO) (Local: Vancouver, BC)
VIVO operates under the Satellite Video Exchange Society and provides facilities, equipment, training, exhibitions, distribution services, professional development, research, curatorial and publishing opportunities for the exploration of contemporary media arts and related artistic, social, and cultural issues.
Vigour Projects (National)
Vigour Projects’ mission is to improve health through music. Vigour Projects plans, organizes, implements, and evaluates music-based projects that are targeted towards the improvement of health. The nature of each project is dependent upon the needs of each charity/foundation that Vigour Projects is partnering with.
Virtual Mall Canada (National)
The Virtual Mall hosts web stores that are created, owned, and operated by people with disabilities. These people sell original Canadian art work from artists in their local area.
Virtual Museum of Canada (National)
An online collection of images, exhibitions, galleries, archives and events from more than 600 Canadian museums.
Visual Arts Alberta Association (Regional: Edmonton, AB)
Visual Arts Alberta is a nonprofit, provincial cultural organization promoting the work of visual artists in the province of Alberta. They provide Alberta visual artists with marketing support, exhibition opportunities, communications on professional opportunities and fine art scholarships.
Visual Arts Brampton (Local: Brampton, ON)
Visual Arts Brampton serves the community through education for both adults and youth, permanent exhibition spaces, and open studio space.
VIVA! Youth Singers of Toronto (Local: Toronto, ON)
VIVA! is committed to providing young singers with opportunities to participate in artistically excellent endeavours that support Canadian musicians and artists, while providing an integrated arts approach.
W&M Dance Projects of Calgary Association (Local: Calgary, AB)
This organization works to be an active and contributing member of the local, national and international dance community, demonstrating excellence, integrity, and accountability in all our practices. They create and present professional and pre-professional contemporary dance works and to create a bridge for emerging artists into the profession.
W.A. Deacon Literary Foundation (National: Delta, BC)
The W.A. Deacon Literary Foundation nationally exhibits and tours a complete collection of first English language edition books which have won Canada’s Governor Generals’ Literary Award for fiction and poetry. In addition to the exhibit, authors who have won the award attend and perform a reading from their award-winning book. The foundation’s mandate is to educate and increase the general public’s understanding and appreciation of the literary arts in Canada.
Waterloo County & Area Quilt Festival (Regional: St. Clements, ON)
Presents an annual 10-day festival in May, celebrating the art and heritage of quilting through 35 different events in 10 communities. This is the largest festival of its kind in Canada.
Weengushk Film Institute (Regional: M’Chigeeng, ON)
Weengushk Film Institute (WFI) is a nonprofit, artist-focused film and television-training centre. WFI is dedicated to unlocking creative potential of Aboriginal youth and persons of diversity and developing market leading skills and experiences among its participants.
Windsor Wood Carving Museum (Local: Windsor, ON)
The only wood carving museum in Ontario, showcasing traditional, contemporary, historical and wildlife carvings, tools and artifacts. An expansive one-room museum, well lit showcases allow close viewing. Life sized sculpture of Tecumseh and bust of Cadillac.
Winnipeg Art Gallery (Local: Winnipeg, MB)
Established in 1912, the Winnipeg Art Gallery strives to engage audiences through unique and innovative educational programming. Exhibitions and programs are at the heart of the WAG, and gallery has organizes exhibitions of local, national, and international artists.
Word Vancouver (Local: Vancouver, BC)
The Vancouver Book and Magazine Fair Society is the producer of Word Vancouver, Western Canada’s largest free celebration of literacy and reading. Held during the week leading up to the last Sunday of September at various venues throughout the city, our festival promotes books and authors with free exhibits, performances, and hands-on activities for a wide range of ages and interests.
WordFest: Banff-Calgary International Writers Festival (International: Banff, AB)
Annually brings international, national and local writers to book-lovers for readings, panel discussions, youth educational activities and special events.
World Ballet Art Company (WBAC) (Local: Vaughan, ON)
World Ballet Art Company (WBAC) is a Vaughan-based, UNESCO recognized, arts organization founded by two world-class ballet performers and pedagogues. WBAC runs the Dulepa Ballet School and presents The World Ballet Art Competition – Grand Prix annual international ballet competition and Gala Performances.
The Writers’ Union of Canada (National: Toronto, ON)
The Writers’ Union of Canada is the national organization of professionally published book authors. Now over 2,000 members strong, the Union was founded in 1973 to work with governments, publishers, booksellers, and readers to improve the conditions of Canadian writers.
Youth Out Loud (Local: Toronto, ON)
A nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness about child sexual abuse and ending violence. We are also dedicated to providing outlets for people 15 years and up to express social and political concerns through activism and art. Diversity and making connections around lbgt, race, class, culture and gender issues is important to us.
Yukon Arts Centre (Regional: Whitehorse, YT)
The Yukon Arts Centre (YAC) is a not-for-profit, charitable organization dedicated to the development of the arts as an important cultural, social and economic force in the Yukon.