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  • #HUSTLEHARD: Art Works


    Presented by The Drake Hotel and Manifesto. A limited-run party series for Toronto creatives. Join journalist + host Anupa Mistry along with special guests to swap stories on the work/life balance, and maybe even meet your next collaborator, mentor or friend. It's a think tank, but with cocktails. This month: talking about the city's vibrant visual arts scene with some of your favourite artists and designers.

    Featuring artists:

    Sandra Brewster
    Katherine Earl
    Bryan Espiritu
    Maggie Flynn
    Christine Mangosing
    Kirsten McCrea
    Vladimir Kato
    Rajni Perera
    Nep Sidhu

    Sunday, July 20th @ 7pm
    Drake Sky Yard - $2 to get matched
    The Drake Hotel
    1150 Queen St. W

    For more information on the vent and the artists involved please visit here.

    Call for Submissions: Ontario Nonprofit Network

    Attention artists! ONN (Ontario Nonprofit Network) is hosting an art showcase and they want you to be involved.

    A curated art showcase will coincide with the annual 2014 conference in September 2014 with over 400 representatives from the nonprofit sector from across Ontario in attendance. The theme is "communal landscapes" and is meant to be both metaphorically and literally interpreted. Landscapes reflect the union of places and people and represent a very unique identity. "Their character and quality, help define the self-image of a region, its sense of place that differentiates it from other regions." It is the current, the dynamic set, that flows through people’s lives both internally and externally and touches upon every facet of social, cultural and political dynamics.

    The art pieces can also reflect, in some way, the ONN's vision of a strong and resilient non-profit sector within a dynamic province. They should also reflect its aim to engage, advocate and lead with charitable organizations for the public benefit of Ontario. For more details on the ONN please visit: http://theonn.ca/who-we-are/

    Works selected for the showcase will be made available for sale, if desired by the entrant, and will be exhibited over the course of the two day event (September 17-18). Artists can apply to attend the event and to assist in the installation or mounting of their pieces.


    The showcase is an open exhibition of original paintings, original prints, original sculpture and drawings in any media open to all visual artists within Ontario, with a particular preference for artists outside Toronto and Ottawa.

    Artists may not substitute another work for an accepted work. The conference organizers reserve the right to refuse to hang any painting that does not match the original digital entry.

    Entries must not be copies, derivatives, or based in any way on other copyrighted or published paintings, photographs or other artistic works. They must be entirely the work of the entrant.

    DEADLINE: Submissions will be accepted until midnight August 11th, 2014.

    Submissions should be sent to artsubmissionsonn@gmail.com
    Please include the following information and attachments:

    Artist name
    Title of work
    Dimensions (including weight)
    Digital copy of artwork being submitted
    Optional: Short bio
    Brief description of the artist's vision, aim, message or statement regarding the artwork
    Artists may submit up to 5 works. There is no entry fee.

    *Entries with missing information may not be considered.

    F-You presents Lights Please: Sex & Hip Hop

    The Forgiveness Project presents a conversation on SEX & HIP HOP.

    Thursday, July 10
    37 Bulwer St.

    J. Cole's new video for Lights Please lends itself to start an open and honest conversation about how sex is understood in our generation, especially within the hip hop community.

    Check the video here.

    Come and join in on the conversation with VERY special guests including the moms of some of your favorite rappers all the way to sex-workers and escorts. Yep, it's about to get real.

    To attend please RSVP here: tara@thefyouproject.com


    In early 2013, the Ontario Trillium Foundation awarded Manifesto $326,000 as part of the Future Fund. We are excited to announce that the grant will be used to expand the Freshest Goods program. Since Manifesto's inception, Freshest Goods has been a dynamic part of the organization by hosting pop-up shops, workshops, and the annual Festival market for established and emerging fashion designers, artists and community organizations.

    Manifesto looks to improve and increase the impact of Freshest Goods with an online sales platform, informative workshops, and partnerships with organizations across Ontario. The goal is to improve the lives of young social entrepreneurs, fashion designers and artists in Ontario by increasing their opportunities for sales and expanding their networks.

    Now we are looking to begin building the new Freshest Goods website, we have made a Request for Proposals (RFP) for an individual or individuals to create this new site.

    Manifesto is looking to find proposals to design and build a new website for Freshest Goods, it is an opportunity for both established and emerging designers in fashion and, social entrepreneurs in the arts sector. The site will have dual purposes, one side it will serve as a news/blog site focusing on fashion, art and culture in Toronto and Canada. The second part of the site is a web store that will showcase and sell their work. Our goal is to have a site that will help grow the business of young entrepreneurs and expose them to a new audience.

    View full RFP HERE

    Submission Deadline: July 21st, 2014 at5:00

    Jillionaire of Major Lazer w/ special guest Machel Montano

    Epic Mas Crew presents Jillionaire of Major Lazer live at Tattoo, Saturday, July 12, 2014, with a guest appearance by Machel Montano!

    Music by Charlie B & D'Enforcas! Hosted by T-Rexxx!

    $20 advance tickets. More tickets available at the door.

    567 Queen St. West
    11:00pm - 2:30am
    Cost: $20 advance
    Tickets: http://bit.ly/epicjillionaire

    Social Media:

    Jillionaire: TwitterInstagram

    Machel Montano: TwitterInstagram

    Charlie B: Twitter

    D'Enforcas: Twitter

    T-Rexxx: TwitterInstagram

    Epic Mas Band

    This event is 19+

    Paul Chin | The Forest EP Release Party

    presented by...

    also featuring...

    Thursday, July 10
    Cost: $10 advance | more at door
    Buy Tickets Online: http://bit.ly/paulchinforest

    Paul Chin is a multidisciplinary artist & designer based in Toronto, ON. He works as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer in the real world, and as a producer and DJ on the internet. Having grown from making breakbeats in his bedroom for a now-defunct rap career to producing more refined, yet less distinct, flavours of electronic music, Paul has self-released two solo EPs and one split EP with Cosmonostro teammate Eli Colburn. His Cosmonostro debut, Fossil, was a runaway success on the 2013 Advent Calendar, and he's finally returned with the full-length effort he's been crafting for months.

    Building on themes and a sound initially explored in Chin's previous self-released EP, Love Letters, The Forest explores the story of the individual and the world surrounding. Inspired by the writings of Donald Miller, the EP traces Chin's dreams for harmonious balance between care for the individual tree, and the greater forest which it is a part of. Chin also enlists frequent collaborator Johanna Wienhølts as a companion storyteller in his latest electronic fable, composing his most thoughtful piece to date.


    Cultura Festival 2014


    Cultura Festival is pleased to announce the mahin stage lineup for the 5th anniversary celebration of culture in the heart of North York. The festival features free entertainment by award-winning musical performers from around the world, international culinary experiences, cinematic programming and an exciting range of buskers that are fit for the whole family. Presented by Councillor John Filion, in partneship with North York Arts and Toronto Arts Foundation, the festival also serves to benefit the local community, with funds from the proceeds of busker performances and a portion of vending sales being raised to support various charities.

    Each Friday in July, Mel Lastman Square will come alive once again with the sounds and unique experiences of the Cultura Festival. From Romani to Afro Columbian, Latin to Celtic to Bhangra - Cultura offers something for everyone. Come enjoy the diversity and global sounds of the 2014 festival.

    Cultura Festival 2014 Main Stage Lineup

    Friday, July 4: Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra

    The Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra is an irresistible fusion of Romani music from Eastern Europe with Afro Columbian rhythms and percussions. We invite you to a captivating and liberating experience of music, dance, circus, and reinvention.

    Friday, July 11: Lula All Stars & Lula Dancers

    The Lula All Stars showcase original Canadian compositions which features top vocalists from Toronto's vibrant salsa scene and backed by cream of the crop musicians. Joining them will be the Lula Dancers, who embody the world of salsa dance. Friday, July 18: Canailles

    Since 2010, Canailles proved that their music is greater than the sum of its parties. Indeed, their union has forged a peculiar and wildly authentic blend of folk, cajun blues. It's hard to precisely describe the mix, which some have called "bluecrass" or "cajun-poutine."

    Friday, July 25: Dehli 2 Dublin

    Described by one magazine as the "United Nations of rock 'n' roll'", they have become one of Canada's most buzzed-about bands. They challenge the definition of urban music and drag it to the intersection of Bhangra, Celtic, Dub Reggae, and Electronica. They have created their own niche.

    For more information about additional programming, please visit http://www.culturalfestival.ca

    Regent Park Film Festival – Under the Stars

    A 10-week outdoor screening series co-presented with Artscape

    Under the Stars is Regent Park Film Festival’s FREE outdoor summer screening series. We screen films every Wednesday from June 18th – Aug 20th at 9pm, creating new opportunities to encounter the neighborhood of Regent Park by bringing together great films and audiences from Regent Park and beyond.

    Under the Stars is part of the Summer Series at Daniels Spectrum, made possible thanks to the generous support of two anonymous donors and Artscape.

    Rain Plan – If it rains, we will move the event inside Daniels Spectrum in the beautiful Ada Slaight Hall. See you there!

    Screenings will take place outside Daniels Spectrum at 585 Dundas Street East.

    Popcorn and pop will be sold. All proceeds will go towards keeping the Regent Park Film Festival free and widely accessible.We encourage audiences to bring their own blankets and warm clothing, as the screening will take place outside.

    We’d love you to see you there!

    Here is a list of all upcoming screenings :
    July 9th: LINSANITY - The extraordinary story of NBA superstar Jeremy Lin, who persevered through racism and adversity to became an international basketball sensation.

    July 16th: BLOOD BROTHER - A moving documentary about Rocky, an American who finds his life drastically changed after he moves to India and devotes himself to caring for orphaned children living with HIV/AIDs.

    July 23rd: THE LUNCHBOX - An unlikely romance occurs in this box office hit about a lonely young wife and an accountant on the verge of retirement who exchange letters through a mistakenly delivered lunchbox.

    July 30th: LUV - After receiving lessons on manhood from his ex-convict uncle Vincent, 11-year-old Woody experiences a day of dark and harrowing criminal activity.

    August 6th: SHORT TERM 12 - In this critically acclaimed film, a counselor at a care facility for at-risk teenagers struggles to cope after new arrivals at the facility bring up her own troubled past.

    August 13th: MOOZ-LUM - Faith, family, and identity are all confronted when a young Muslim American starts attending college just as the 9/11 attacks occur.

    August 20th: MADE IN AMERICA (Co-presented by MANIFESTO) - A fascinating chronicle of the onstage and backstage events during Jay-Z’s inaugural “Made in America” music festival.

    Bastids BBQ: Toronto Edition 2014

    After a widely successful first three years that brought together hundreds of Toronto's aficionados of the finer things in life along with the best DJs in town, Bastid's BBQ returns this summer to spread the love from coast to coast. stopping by Halifax, Calgary, and Vancouver in addition to its return to Toronto. This year, Bastid will be rocking alongside Tony Touch, Starting from Scratch, Rich Kidd and some of the city's best DJs and selectors.

    Saturday, July 5
    Buy Tickets Online: http://bit.ly/bastidbbqTO
    In-stores: Play De Record . Soundscapes

    Music by:
    Skratch Bastid

    with special guest...
    Tony Touch

    and Bastid's friends...
    Starting from Scratch
    Rich Kidd (live)
    Jesse Futerman (live)
    Demiggs & Tom Wrecks
    Jim Sharp
    The Gaff
    Big Jacks
    Love Handle
    Big Toe's Hifi
    Your Boy Brian
    Mark Brand
    + more

    Sponsors and partners include: Red Bull Canada, Steam Whistle, Manifesto, NOW Toronto, Vice, Dose.ca, Penfield, AIAIAI, Native Instruments, Adam Professional Audio.

    MNFSTO and Freshest Goods will be in full effect selling our summer goods from MNFSTO and our Freshest Goods partners.

    Bastid and the BBQ crew are donating $1 from each paid entry to Manifesto, and we'll be accepting donations at the entry gate for those able to support Manifesto with a donation toward our summer programming and future initiatives. We thank you in advance for all of your support!

    Manifesto presents ARTIFACTS

    We've opened up our vaults and discovered forgotten artifacts that have been collected over the 8 years since Manifesto began. These pieces hold a significant place in Toronto's artistic history. Come join us as we host ARTIFACTS, an art fundraising sale featuring some of Canada's most prolific graffiti artists. On Thursday July 3rd 2014, come and support Manifesto by bringing your space to life with an original piece of art.

    Support your community and ours by purchasing an original work of art that will transform your space into something that will be truly unique.

    Light appetizers will be served and cash bar to go towards the cause.

    Thursday, July 3rd
    Opening night reception
    Artscape Youngplace
    180 Shaw St.

    The exhibit will run until Sunday July 13th, 2014.

    RSVP >>> http://manifestoart.eventbrite.ca