FACTOR Grants: Music Grant Writing Workshop
Sep
26
6:00pm 6:00pm

FACTOR Grants: Music Grant Writing Workshop

  • 247 Spadina Avenue Toronto, ON, M5T 3A8 Canada (map)
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Thanks to the generous support of FACTOR, this event is free, however there is limited seating, please register online to attend at www.universe.com/factor

Musicians and artists that make music! Join and to learn how to get FACTOR music grants ($$$) from the people that give them, at their office!

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Akin Show & Tell #60: Dupont
Sep
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

Akin Show & Tell #60: Dupont

On the last Wednesday of every month Akin host’s a relaxed and fun ‘Show and Tell for Artists’ at one of the Akin Collective studios. This is a time for Akin members and other Toronto artists to show completed works or works in progress and get friendly feedback and answers from their peers in a casual studio setting.

Feel free to bring art to share, bring a friend or two, bring snacks or drinks or just bring yourself! Come for the conversation or just to meet other artists and makers. This is FREE public event - everyone is welcome!
 

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Akin Visits the Textile Museum
Oct
7
1:00pm 1:00pm

Akin Visits the Textile Museum

Akin invites you to join us for a special visit to the Textile Museum of Canada (TMC). Participants will go on a guided tour of current exhibitions: ‘Diligence and Elegance: The Nature of Japanese Textiles’ and ‘Tied, Dyed and Woven: Ikat Textiles from Latin America’, both from TMC’s permanent collection. These two exhibitions demonstrate the strength of the Textile Museum of Canada’s exhibition programming with a focus on both traditional techniques and contemporary practice. 

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Panel Discussion: Myths And Realities Of Artists’ Health
Oct
19
6:30pm 6:30pm

Panel Discussion: Myths And Realities Of Artists’ Health

Co-presented by Artists’ Health Alliance and Akin Projects and hosted by Glad Day Bookshop , this panel discussion is one of five events in the Artists' Toolbox Workshop Series put on by the Artists' Health Alliance.

Be part of this groundbreaking conversation as a panel of multidisciplinary artists and an arts medicine practitioner dispel myths and tell truths about artists’ health.

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Oct
25
7:00pm 7:00pm

Akin Show & Tell #61: Lansdowne

On the last Wednesday of every month Akin host’s a relaxed and fun ‘Show and Tell for Artists’ at one of the Akin Collective studios. This is a time for Akin members and other Toronto artists to show completed works or works in progress and get friendly feedback and answers from their peers in a casual studio setting.

Feel free to bring art to share, bring a friend or two, bring snacks or drinks or just bring yourself! Come for the conversation or just to meet other artists and makers. This is FREE public event - everyone is welcome!

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Fall Gallery Crawl
Sep
16
1:00pm 1:00pm

Fall Gallery Crawl

Akin Projects invites you to join us for free guided tours of the current exhibitions at some of Toronto's best and brightest galleries and artist run centres in the West End.

Come along as gallery directors and staff provide special walk throughs of their current shows, and answer your questions!

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Akin Show & Tell #59: Sunrise
Aug
30
7:00pm 7:00pm

Akin Show & Tell #59: Sunrise

On the last Wednesday of every month Akin host’s a relaxed and fun ‘Show and Tell for Artists’ at one of the Akin Collective studios. This is a time for Akin members and other Toronto artists to show completed works or works in progress and get friendly feedback and answers from their peers in a casual studio setting.

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Enrique Velez Gaudite in the Akin Vitrine Gallery
Aug
1
9:00am 9:00am

Enrique Velez Gaudite in the Akin Vitrine Gallery

  • Akin Vitrine Gallery, second floor hallway (map)
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Enrique Velez Gaudite is a storyteller. Using imagery and text, found and original, he aims to compare and contrast the power of media in its digital and analog forms. He works in marketing communications by day and on his practice beyond the 40 hours outside of the fluorescent box. His work questions sincerity in social media and problematics that come with economics, love, and other conventions.

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Akin Show & Tell #58: Ossington
Jul
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

Akin Show & Tell #58: Ossington

On the last Wednesday of every month Akin host’s a relaxed and fun ‘Show and Tell for Artists’ at one of the Akin Collective studios. This is a time for Akin members and other Toronto artists to show completed works or works in progress and get friendly feedback and answers from their peers in a casual studio setting.

Feel free to bring art to share, bring a friend or two, bring snacks or drinks or just bring yourself! Come for the conversation or just to meet other artists and makers.
 

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Akin x BIG on Bloor: BIG Xplorations Mural Project
Jul
22
to Jul 23

Akin x BIG on Bloor: BIG Xplorations Mural Project

  • West Toronto Railpath and Neighborhood (map)
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Akin is proud to announce the launch of three new outdoor murals by our talented studio artists Althea Balmes, Atanas Bozdarov & Sarvenaz Rayati of Akin Lansdowne, and Billy Franklin of Akin Dupont. 

The murals will be created as a part of BIG on Bloor Festival’s offsite pop-up series ‘BIG Xplorations’ on July 22 and 23 and remain in place for the duration of the summer for the public to enjoy. The works will be created on-site at 1319 Bloor St W in the Value Village parking lot, and along the West Toronto Railpath. These murals will represent the diversity of Akin Collective studio artists and our neighbourhood and community.

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Akin at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
Jul
14
to Jul 16

Akin at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

  • Nathan Phillips Square (map)
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Akin is excited to be one of the Community Partners featured at  the 2017 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition along with our friends at Toronto School of Art and CARFAC . We will be onsite in the South Mews (see map) to answer questions about artists' rights, representation, studio access, education and professional development services. 
 

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Forge Professional Workshop Series: Documenting & Archiving Artwork
Jul
5
6:30pm 6:30pm

Forge Professional Workshop Series: Documenting & Archiving Artwork

In this workshop, artist and curator Jessica Thalmann will discuss the importance of clear, accurate and striking documentation of artwork. Various technical and logistical issues will be broached while photographing paintings, ceramics, sculptures, installations, performances and various print based media. Artists and creatives will be informed about best photographing practices including, lighting, placement, camera techniques, digital workflow, editing, export settings, and scanning. Archival and cataloguing practices will also be discussed

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Akin Show & Tell #57: Dufferin
Jun
28
7:00pm 7:00pm

Akin Show & Tell #57: Dufferin

On the last Wednesday of every month Akin host’s a relaxed and fun ‘Show and Tell for Artists’ at one of the Akin Collective studios. This is a time for Akin members and other Toronto artists to show completed works or works in progress and get friendly feedback and answers from their peers in a casual studio setting.

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Akin visits the Ismaili Centre and Aga Khan Museum
Jun
24
11:00am11:00am

Akin visits the Ismaili Centre and Aga Khan Museum

The Ismaili Centre and the Aga Khan Museum are situated just north of Eglinton off Don Mills Road. Akin invites you to join us on Saturday June 24 as we visit both of these remarkable locations for a day of learning, inspiration and exploration.

We will meet at the Ismaili Centre at 12:30pm for a guided tour. The tour will last approximately 1 hour. We will then walk to the Aga Khan museum where we will have a brief introduction to the museum from the museum staff then you can explore to your heart’s content! (Museum closes at 6pm).

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Akin Creative: Zine Jam
Jun
14
6:30pm 6:30pm

Akin Creative: Zine Jam

This will be a hands-on work session with materials provided, beer sales and tunes. The facilitators will have their personal collection of zines and reference materials on site to inform and inspire you. Never made a zine before? No problem! A simple template will be provided for beginners to make their first mini zine!

Participants are encouraged to bring photos, fabrics, writings or anything personal to them that they would like to include in their zine.

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Long Road by Laura Kay Keeling in the Akin Vitrine Gallery
Jun
1
9:00am 9:00am

Long Road by Laura Kay Keeling in the Akin Vitrine Gallery

  • Akin Vitrine Gallery, second floor hallway (map)
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Akin is excited to present June’s Vitrine Gallery exhibition, ‘Long Road’ by Akin Dupont member, Laura Kay Keeling! 

Long Road, 2017
Mixed Media

Travels, daydreams, field guides, coffee and film. Laura Kay Keeling resides in Toronto, ON and pulls inspiration from beautiful everyday moments shared through her photography and collage work.

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Akin Show & Tell #56: Lansdowne
May
31
7:00pm 7:00pm

Akin Show & Tell #56: Lansdowne

On the last Wednesday of every month Akin host’s a relaxed and fun ‘Show and Tell for Artists’ at one of the Akin Collective studios. This is a time for Akin members and other Toronto artists to show completed works or works in progress and get friendly feedback and answers from their peers in a casual studio setting.

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Akin Creative: Surrealist Collage Workshop with Danielle Cole
May
11
6:30pm 6:30pm

Akin Creative: Surrealist Collage Workshop with Danielle Cole

ollage is the perfect medium for creative thinkers, artists and crafty people. This is a hands-on workshop where you will be shown strategies for creating collages that are seamlessly built and helped towards creating a unique piece of art to take home at the end of the evening. All materials will be provided.

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Akin Creative: Card Party!
May
2
6:30pm 6:30pm

Akin Creative: Card Party!

Come make a card! You could make a card for Mothers Day or maybe an upcoming birthday? Make a card for your lover, best friend, enemy or a stranger! Maybe you want to make a card for yourself :)

This is a casual, social hands-on work session for you to have some fun with glitter and glue and make a card or two! Bring a friend, a snack, and your creativity!

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High Rise by Jessica Thalmann in the Akin Vitrine Gallery
May
1
9:00am 9:00am

High Rise by Jessica Thalmann in the Akin Vitrine Gallery

  • Akin Vitrine Gallery - second floor hallway (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

High-Rise is a site-specific installation of hand-folded archival pigment prints investigating the exploding steel and glass landscape of downtown Toronto as a veritable condoland converges onto the apex of the city. The strange lives of condo-dwellers seem at once compact, luxurious and quietly desperate as reflected sunlight bounces between glass curtain walls, almost folding one unit onto one another, never knowing where one begins or ends.
 

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Akin Show & Tell #55
Apr
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

Akin Show & Tell #55

On the last Wednesday of every month Akin host’s a relaxed and fun ‘Show and Tell for Artists’ at one of the Akin Collective studios. This is a time for Akin members and other Toronto artists to show completed works or works in progress and get friendly feedback and answers from their peers in a casual studio setting.

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Akin Creative: Virtual Reality - Artist 360 Video Creation Project
Apr
25
6:30pm 6:30pm

Akin Creative: Virtual Reality - Artist 360 Video Creation Project

This workshop will teach you how to create 360 videos, to think about the space you are documenting and learn about site-specific art work. As artists you will create a hand crafted site-specific installation together. Once the piece is finalized, it will be capture with a 360 camera. A facilitator will assist participants with the technical requirements. The final product will be sent to the students to be viewed on a VR viewer, such as Google Cardboard.

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Forge Professional Workshop Series: Art Writing 101
Apr
8
10:00am10:00am

Forge Professional Workshop Series: Art Writing 101

A workshop designed for artists, writers, and curators wishing to improve their practical art writing skills but also develop a more creative approach to writing about art, and/or writing for artists, and/or writing as artists. Writing is approached as a tool for deepening the connection between viewer, the written word, and the art ‘object’. As writers, we see and learn through our writing. If we can approach art-writing in a similar way to art-making, we will eliminate the possibility of producing tedious or unnecessarily didactic statements. Instead, we will learn to look at writing as a companion to art, one that enriches the experience of viewing and can even become an object to be viewed in and of itself.
 

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