Introducin​g the Arts & Equity Toolkit


Arts & Equity Toolkit

The Neighbourhood Arts Network is pleased to announce the release of the Arts & Equity Toolkit, a brand new resource for community-engaged artists. Designed to provide artists and groups with practical tools to reduce barriers to community participation in the arts, the Arts & Equity Toolkit is a comprehensive document that includes case studies, worksheets, resource links, and quotes from Toronto-based artists and groups. Created by Leah Burns and Skye Louis, the Arts & Equity Toolkit shares innovative ideas and models from over one hundred Toronto-based artists and organizations.

 The Arts & Equity Toolkit is available for free through the Neighbourhood Arts Network. Excerpts from the toolkit are also included in the recent Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives publication, Pluralism in the Arts in Canada. Edited by Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement of Ontario’s charles c. smith, this book will be a core text for Arts Management students at the University of Toronto this fall.

The Arts & Equity Toolkit is an initiative of the Neighbourhood Arts Network, with support from Manifesto Community Projects. The project was made possible through the Ontario Ministry of Culture’s Cultural Strategic Investment Fund.

To learn more, please contact Neighbourhood Arts Network Coordinator Skye Louis at, or call 416 392.6802 x212.