Profile: Creative Spirit Art Centre (Toronto)

16 05 2011

– photo by Michael D’Amico

Profile:  Creative Spirit Art Centre
Status: Revenue Canada Charitable # 88914 4374 RR0001 Ontario Non Profit Incorporation 000975747
Art and Disabilities/ Art Gallery/Studio, Resource and Information/ Gift Shop/Integration of Artists with Disabilities into the mainstream visual arts community. Permanent collection: Art Brut, Outsider Art, Art by Artists with Disabilites, Hanni Sager Mexican Folk Toy Collection, Cynthia Kemerer collection of Tombs and Traditions from Ethiopia, Art from  Huronia Regional Centre. Creative Spirit Annual Festival/Conference/Exhibition.
Community served: Adults with long term disabilities, artists who integrate into the Creative Spirit community.
Location/Region served: Primarily Toronto but includes artists and organizations from Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland
Language(s) used: English
Arts focus: Visual Art,  most of the year. Annual festival includes, visual art, music, dance, performance.
Summary of Main Art Activities/Projects: Art studio for members Tues –Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Art exhibitions monthly and bi-monthly, Gift shop sales of arts and crafts
Mandate: “Advancing the Creative Power in Artists with Disabilities”
To provide a public art gallery/studio/information centre dedicated to universal access in arts and disabilites
Contact: Ellen Anderson
Phone number: 416-588-8801
E-mail: csac@creativespirit.on.ca
Website: www.creativespirit.on.ca
Address: 999 Dovercourt Road, Toronto, Ontario, M6H 2X7

Meiko Ando and Odradek 2010 Creative Spirit Arts Festival photo by Nora Webb

-submitted by Ellen Anderson, Creative Spirit Art Centre


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