ABOUT US

About Us

Mission Statement:

Our central mission is to use the arts to empower students, youth and adults to express themselves through the creative process, and in doing so engage diverse communities in thought and collaboration.

Kick Start Arts provides opportunities to explore multiple art forms, by producing new work, and providing workshops in school and community settings. We utilize a co-creation process between professional artists, and participants, combining their experiences and perspectives with our expertise in the art form.

Kick Start Arts has a particular interest in engaging inner city youth, building their capacity to use a variety of artistic tools and approaches to tell their stories, and to use the arts for positive social change.

We are a registered not-for-profit organization.


Artistic Director – read bio

Sheena D. Robertson


Board of Directors — REad bios

Vanessa Barnett
Helen Bryce
O’neil Edwards
Jen Johnson
Peter Wanyenya


Youth Advisory Committee — read bios

Richard Fung
Tomas Kanene
Shequita Thompson


Arts-Educators — read bios

Ciara Adams
Leslie Ashton
Nancy Ciccone
Richard Fung
Larry Graves
Carlie Howell
Sheniz Janmohamed
Debbie Nicholls-Skerritt
Andrea Piller
Ausar Stewart
Billie Jo Tadobondung
Lorna Wilson
Paula Wing
Abby Zotz

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