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
Katie Chasowy
Stephen Cohen
Michael Dellios
Steph Hung

Allen Morgan
Daniel Naymark
Leah Rakopoulos

Sally Hood Ranscombe

Akin Team
Michael Vickers, Director of Programming
Oliver Pauk, Executive Administrator
& staff


Non Profit Number: 80856 2987


Collaborations

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 out the events page 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. 


Limited Edition Artist Designed T-Shirts! 

Introducing two new limited edition t-shirts designed by artists Billy Franklin of Akin Dupont and Cierra Frances Akin Sunrise. Available in five sizes and made of high Quality 100% soft spun cotton, the sale of these shirts will go to support Akin Projects programming.

Programming Highlights:

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

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AKIN SHOW AND TELL

Informative, supportive and fun—this is a time for 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 or just bring yourself. Come for the conversation about art, or just to meet other artists and makers.

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Ghazaleh Avarzamani and the Akin Vitrine Gallery

Our June/July Vitrine Gallery artist is Akin MOCA member, Ghazaleh Avarzamani. Through the notion of nature as a medium, her piece The Exfoliation, will explore both the geopolitical and intimate connotations of home — from exile, displacement, and refugeeism on a global scale, to the everyday and extraordinary realms of domestic life and hospitality.

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BOOKBINDING FOR ARTISTS WORKSHOP

Artist Jessica Thalmann will lead this workshop with participants interested learning two unique styles of handmade books including Coptic Stitch and Drumleaf. Thalmann will present a lecture on artists exploring unique sculptural elements in their photobooks. Participants will then be guided through the creation of the two techniques.

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 a monthly Show & Tell event, gallery tours, hands-on workshops and educational experiences.

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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.