Arts for All

Arts for All

There are so many different types of art in the world…theatre, street murals, graphic design, sculpture…the list goes on. Whatever the medium, art has an amazing ability to bring us together and challenge our thinking. For all of these reasons and more, we believe art is the canvas for new ideas.

The holiday season is a wonderful opportunity to make a bigger difference by contributing to a cause in need. This year, DIALOG is uniting for the arts.

5 arts organizations + 5 cities = a huge impact to bring art to all.

While each of these organizations is unique, they’ve all made amazing things happen for the people and communities they serve. Learn more about each one below.

Happy holidays from everyone at DIALOG!


Western Front – Vancouver, BC

Established in 1973, the Western Front is one of Canada’s leading artist-run centres for contemporary art and new music. They produce and present visual art, exhibitions, new music concerts and workshops, media-art residencies, performance art and other artist-driven initiative.


Arts on the Ave – Edmonton, AB

Arts on the Ave Edmonton Society is engaged in developing Alberta Avenue (NAIT to Northlands) into a community arts district. Started in 2005 and incorporated into a society in 2007, this creative coalition has experienced exponential growth with a current involvement of over 200 multi-disciplinary artists and invested community members. AOTA is committed to offering the arts pulse of Alberta Avenue through their many unique community programs.


ArtHeart Community Art Centre– Toronto, ON

For over 25 years, ArtHeart has been a stabilizing presence in the community of Regent Park. They provide free visual arts education, programs, materials and a healthy snack to the children and youth, as well as a hot nutritious meal to adults and seniors living in Toronto’s Regent Park and the surrounding neighbourhoods. Through their programs, ArtHeart provides participants with a supportive environment in which they can create and learn, build self-esteem and develop life skills. By putting their hands and imaginations to work, participants are empowered to improve their quality of life.


Leighton Art Centre – Calgary, AB

The Leighton Art Centre is a Public Art Gallery, Museum and Education Centre located on 80-acres just outside of Calgary in the Alberta Foothills. The Centre strongly believes that art and nature should be a part of everyone’s lives no matter their social or economic position. Today, they give children in need the opportunity to explore, appreciate, and create in art and nature because children who cannot afford their programs are the ones who benefit from it the most! Allowing children from all walks of life the opportunity to get out of the city and explore the countryside has great benefits on our lifelong learning and overall health.


Crosstown Arts – Memphis, TN

Crosstown Arts was formed in 2010 with two goals: to create a vision for the redevelopment of the historic Sears Crosstown building and to help cultivate Memphis’s creative community. Today, they manage a variety of spaces and programs within Crosstown Concourse that integrates exhibition, performance, production, retail and education. Crosstown Arts provides resources and opportunities to inspire and support diverse and far-reaching audiences.

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