2016 in Review: TAG – Thorncliffe Action Group

In December 2013 we held several meetings in the Thorncliffe Park community with folks who had participated in our Story and Creativity Circle programs over the previous 18 months. We explored their ideas for community, group and individual projects, designed to address local cultural, social and economic opportunities. We ended up with a wall full…

2016 in Review: DG Artistic Director Recognition

This year the Toronto Arts Foundation awarded Artistic Director David Buchbinder the William Kilbourn Award for the Celebration of Toronto’s Cultural Life. David was also shortlisted as a Finalist for the Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts.  In her speech to the audience filling the Art Gallery of Ontario’s beautiful Walker Court, Premier Wynne singled out David…

David Buchinder receives the William Kilbourn Award for the Celebration of Toronto’s Cultural Life

Diasporic Genius Founder and Artistic Director, David Buchinder receives the William Kilbourn Award for the Celebration of Toronto’s Cultural Life.  Through its awards portfolio, Toronto Arts Foundation has honoured many of Toronto’s finest artists and arts organizations. The awards are presented as part of the annual Mayor’s Arts Lunch, an elegant event that brings together…

Toronto Arts Stats

In a wonderful follow-up to 2014’s Toronto Arts Facts the Toronto Arts Council and research partner Leger just released a new set of stats about how Torontonians feel about the arts. We can be proud at the virtually unanimously positive perceptions Toronto residents have about the arts – from a way to attract tourists, improve the economy, create…

TAF Awards

Last week, finalists for the Toronto Arts Foundation Awards 2015 were announced, and they included our own David Buchbinder. Since 2006, the Toronto Arts Foundation Awards has been shining a spotlight on Toronto’s arts and cultural sector. Foundation Chair, Susan Crocker comments: “We are producing talented artists and arts organizations at an unprecedented rate, and…

We’re Back

I’m so happy to be able to report on what has been happening with Diasporic Genius in recent months. The organization is once again buzzing with activity. We concluded Phase I of our development last June, with the great success of our first Telling Stories Into Form workshop and performance, in which 10 highly engaged…