About Akin Projects

Akin Projects is an arts programming organization and registered nonprofit established in 2015 for the purpose of providing both creative and professional development opportunities to members of Toronto’s artistic and cultural community and the public at large. We have offered services to over thousands of individuals since our inception in 2015. Our sister organization, Akin Collective, was founded in 2009 and provides affordable studio and shared workspace in a friendly atmosphere for over 300 members.

Board of Directors
Stephen Cohen
Michael Dellios
Steph Hung
Daniel Naymark
Leah Rakopoulos

Akin Team
Michael Vickers, Co-Director
Oliver Pauk, Co-Director
& staff

Rania El Mugammar, Equity, Inclusion, and Conflict Resolution Consultant - www.raniawrites.com

Please click here to read Akin's 2017 Summary Report.

Non Profit Number: 80856 2987

Watch above: Akin Making a Difference - video on Global News


Akin Projects' community partners include Ronald McDonald House Charities Toronto, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto Western Hospital, MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) and others.


Art Programming for Everyone!

There is always a lot going on - check our event calendar for a full listing of what's coming up! You can also find out by following our facebook page, or by signing up for our mailing list!

About Akin Collective

Akin Collective is an art organization that provides affordable studios and workspaces with eight locations across Toronto.

Visit www.akincollective.com for more information. 

Programming Highlights:

Here are a few of our upcoming events. For a complete listing visit our Events page.


REMOTE Gallery

REMOTE is Akin’s new dedicated exhibition and programming space at 568 Richmond Street West. REMOTE will provide opportunities for artists and members of the public to rent low-cost space for exhibitions and programming of all kinds. This multi-use space will be available for workshops, presentations, meetings, and community events as well as exhibitions, performances and other artistic programs.


the Akin Vitrine GallerIES

Akin Collective + Akin Projects are excited to present regular programming in our two Vitrine Galleries at our St. Clair and Dupont studios. These miniature galleries will feature the diverse talent of our studio members with travelling installations rotating each month. Each artist will be featured for the first month at Akin Dupont and second month at Akin St. Clair. For more information about our artists and our programming join us on Instagram @akinvitrine.


Akin D.I.Y. Comics School

The Akin Collective D.I.Y. Comics School is a group that meets the first Monday of every month with the goal of working together to provide continuing collaborative comics education. Meetings take place in the Akin St. Clair Studio at 1747 St. Clair Avenue West. Open to everyone and anyone interested in creating comics! Participation is free.

Forge Professional Workshop Series

Since 2013, Forge Professional Workshop Series has offered a range of free and low cost opportunities for professional development to Toronto's cultural community. We aim to inspire individuals while providing them with the knowledge to navigate the course of their careers in a rewarding and prosperous way. 

Akin Creative

Akin Creative offers creative workshops and events for everyone to enjoy regardless of their artistic experience or abilities. Programming includes Artist Show & Tell events, gallery tours, hands-on workshops and educational experiences.


Akin Community

Akin Community aims to cultivate and strengthen Toronto communities by providing access to unique arts programming, workshops and projects that explore the psycho-social impact of engaging with the creative side of life. We facilitate opportunities for marginalized groups to connect, grow, and be inspired outside of the traditional learning models by forming collaborations between local artists and community groups.