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Outreach Programs
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Here is what we can provide for you:

  1. High quality hands-on workshops in visual art, drama, music and dance conducted by professional artists.
  2. A choice of half-day, full-day and multiple-day workshops.
  3. Programs tailored to children only, or to children with their parent or caregiver. Workshops start at Nursery (age 3) and go through Grade 8.
  4. Coordination of your workshop including program set-up, materials, scheduling artists and site visits.
  5. Minimal costs (see fees section).
  6. A Professional Development workshop for teachers and community coordinators/educators is available for a minimal fee.

The following groups are eligible to participate in the Outreach Programs: schools and organizations in low-income areas of the Greater Toronto Area, who have limited arts programming for children, and not-for-profit organizations that service children and youth with financial, social and language barriers. Applications are processed on a first come, first served basis. Teachers and staff are required to provide support to the visiting artist(s) during the workshop.

triangle FEES

The school/organization is responsible for providing an artist's fee of $75 per day or $50 per half-day workshop (per artist). Fees can be paid by Visa, Mastercard, or cheque (payable to Arts for Children of Toronto) and are due when the workshop is completed. Outreach recipients may be required to purchase some art materials. This will be discussed during the consultation with the Outreach Coordinator. Please note that there is a $50 firing fee for pottery workshops.


Each school/organization will be responsible for providing some basic art materials for the workshop. These materials can usually be obtained from board stock, classrooms or can be collected from participating students. A list of required materials will be sent to the school/organization prior to the Outreach Artist's first visit. Specialized materials will be provided by Arts for Children of Toronto.


Arts for Children of Toronto encourages its artists to speak with and/or visit the teachers/community groups that they will be working with, in order to finalize workshop details and expectations. Outreach Artists will need some assistance in the set-up and clean-up for each scheduled visit (for example: arranging for AV Equipment, washing art tools, arranging desks etc.). A teacher or facilitator who is familiar with the children must be present during the workshop. Our workshops are designed to fit in the time designated, so any activities or events that may conflict with the outreach program should be rescheduled. Notification of schedule changes/cancellations should be reported at least one week prior to the first visit.

  Before applying, explore our selection of workshops in visual art, music, drama and dance.

Complete and submit our online application form. To host an Outreach Program in your school/organization please submit an application at least six to eight weeks prior to the anticipated start date. Program coordination will not begin until a completed application has been received. Applications are processed on a first come, first served basis.

For questions or further information, contact our office at (416) 929-9314 or via email at




go to the Outreach Application Form