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 200 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


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 locations at Dufferin & Queen, Lansdowne & Bloor, Dupont & Symington, Dupont & Ossington, Victoria Park & Eglinton, St Clair & Keele (opening September 2017) and Dundas & River (opening October 2017).

Visit www.akincollective.com for more information. 

Benefit Editions

11"x14" Archival Prints featuring works by Toronto Artists - Limited Edition. All proceeds go to support Akin Projects. 

Programming Highlights:

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



This is a time for Toronto artists to show completed works or works in progress and get friendly feedback and answers from their peers in a casual studio setting. Last Wednesday of every month at a different Akin studio location. 


Claire Correia and the Akin Vitrine Gallery

New work by artist and Akin Lansdowne studio member, Claire Correia. Claire is a multi-media artist who works with both two and three-dimensional material. Her installations, relief wall pieces and kinetic sculptures express ideas about energy, environment, and the Earth as a living entity.

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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’

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.


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.