Spring/Fall 2024 Call for Art Courses

Due date: March 18th, 2024 (11:59 PM)

We’re seeking talented artists to offer art courses for our Spring & Fall 2024 programming!

Open to all disciplines. Let’s create a vibrant artistic community together. Share your skills and inspire your community.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Engaging course ideas (up to 9 weeks)
  • Expertise in your artistic field
  • Online and in-person proposals

If you have any questions, please contact Faith Rajasingham (Program Coordinator at Scarborough Arts) at: faith@scarborougharts.com

Supported by the Slaight Family Foundation.

Introduction to Experimental Filmmaking

We invite you to join us for Niya Abdullahi’s course ‘Introduction to Experimental Filmmaking.’ This is a Scarborough Arts + Workman Arts Satellite Program!

Dates: 6 Sessions – Saturdays, February 10th, 17th, 24th, March 2nd, 9th, and 16th, 2024

Time: 2 hour Sessions, 2:00PM-4:00PM

Venue: Online (Zoom) 


This is an immersive workshop-series into the world of experimental filmmaking. These workshops would be an opportunity to learn the ins and out of making an out-of-this-world film on a micro budget. We’ll explore different approaches and methodologies while also recognizing that there is no concrete way to make experimental films. What makes this form of film groundbreaking is the experiments in your own processes themselves. There is no one way of doing things and that’s the beauty of it. Participants will be taught the ins-and-outs of script-writing, shooting and editing. They will be working towards bringing a short film idea to life and by the end of the course they’ll have an opportunity to share their completed film with the class. The only materials needed is a smartphone as we will be using our phones to shoot and edit the films.


Access Notes: Please indicate below if you have any accessibility needs that will enable you to participate fully in this workshop. There will be an active listener present for all Workman Arts + Scarborough Arts satellite programming. 


Should you require any assistance with registration please reach out to Faith Rajasingham (Program Coordinator at Scarborough Arts) for support: faith@scarborougharts.com

Thanks to a $1 million investment over four years from the Slaight Family Foundation, Workman Arts is expanding its art training programs throughout the GTA by partnering with Scarborough Arts, Urban Arts, North York Arts, East End Arts, Arts Etobicoke and Lakeshore Arts. The expanded program tackles the prevalence of social isolation in individuals with mental health issues and the lack of opportunities to build lasting social connections through meaningful engagement outside of the mainstream mental health system. Workman Arts’ art training programs are unique in the mental health sector because they do not treat the art class as secondary to the mental health benefits. High-quality art classes across all disciplines are facilitated by instructors with lived experience of mental health and/or addiction issues.

About COMMUNITY+Connects: Online

COMMUNITY+Connects: Online is Scarborough Arts yearly creative and professional development workshop series that aims to provide audiences of all ages and skill levels with free access to arts-based instructions from renowned Scarborough and GTA-based creative professionals.

Each year, Scarborough Arts offers a range of creative workshops that are free to the public and offer comprehensive skill building for audiences of all ages. Our COMMUNITY+Connects programs are offered as Spring Sessions (March-May), Summer Sessions (June-August), Fall Sessions (September-November), and Winter Sessions (December-February).

Have questions?
Membership and Community Arts Programs Senior Manager
416-583-4339, ext. 9