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  • The Pursuit Of Greatness Comes To Toronto

    motivational speaker, Eric Thomas, ET, Toronto, Mississauga

    Saturday August 23rd Eric Thomas brings his motivational seminar Mississauga’s Hammerson Hall at 3pm.

    Eric Thomas is a renowned speaker, educator, author, activist and minister. The Energetic Speaker is rising to national prominence by delivering intense messages that encourage people to live up to their full potential by breaking the cycles of crime, hopelessness and despair that many face daily. Formerly a high school dropout, he obtained his Masters degree in 2005 and is presently pursuing his PhD in Education Administration at Michigan State University. He is the Founder of Expect Ascension (ETA) which is an organization that equips clients with tools to respond to changes and adversities in their environment, and adapt in a way that will enable them to stay ahead of the competition, thrive in the midst of misfortune, and arouse them to initiate their own movement of motivation.

    The Pursuit of Greatness is an energetic seminar offering Canadians an unforgettable, inspiring & motivational opportunity: learning from and interacting with some of the finest minds in the country who are also effective and dynamic speakers. Attendees will participate, in a supportive environment, with like-minded people who believe that learning & personal development is a life-long process.

    Thomas even left a message for his viewers on Youtube saying, "If you're chasing your dreams you're not running fast enough!" Take a peep of what to expect at the seminar below.


    As an attendee you will have an opportunity to listen to speakers such as Akeel Augustine, Shaun Boothe, Karen Donaldson, Orlando Bowen, Victor Beausoleil and keynote speaker Eric Thomas.

    Tickets are $45, To find out more information about the event, click here

    Regent Park Film Festival – Made In America

    ron howard, jay-z, toronto, regent park, regent park film festival, made in america

    The Regent Park Film Festival will be having it's last viewing today August 20th. Guests attending will have the opportunity to watch the Ron Howard directed documentary Made In America - a film on Jay-Z's journey in organizing Budweiser's first music festival.Manifesto will be co-presenting the film alongside Regent Park Film Festival.

    Prior to screening, DJ L’Oqenz will be spinning at the festival, make sure you arrive by 8:00pm in order enjoy great music and vibes before the start of the film. The screening will take place at Daniel Spectrum Hall at 585 Dundas Street East at 9:00pm sharp.Admission is FREE. Popcorn and pop will also be sold with proceeds given to Regent Park Film Festival. The screening is scheduled to take place outside if the weather holds up, otherwise the film will be inside Daniel Spectrum, please do dress warm if plans remain outdoors.  The movie is rated 14A, so viewers need to be aware that it may not be suitable for younger audiences.

    Get more info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/528524707259240/


    art, toronto, events

    3030 DUNDAS
    August 24, 2014 at 3pm
    Kids under 12 are free
    Tickets: $10.


    The Top 8 Tournament where the final two will be headlined at Manifesto: Live at the Square September 20, 2014.

    The Top 8 include:

    Tricky Troublez
    Quan Tran
    Anthony Illz Put
    Toby Chvyl
    Fabrizio Santini
    Sharpy Shayne
    Emm Dee
    Brandon Burn Tumblod

    Finals for our "Next Up" prospect League the H4 Division will also be featured.

    DJ's: To be announced
    Judges: Nastic, Benzo, and TBD

    Special Performance by: Mic Gutz and more!

    More details to follow!

    See Facebook event here.


    honey jam, art, manifesto, music

    Honey Jam is hosting its 19th annual concert on August 14th at the Mod Club.

    This year’s event will be a concert where the best of local Toronto talent will be featured. Chosen artists will receive career-developing prizes while the audience can discover the best of Toronto’s music scene.

    The winning artist will receive

    • The Honey Jam Hookup Prize Pak including $4,500 in equipment from Yamaha Canada
    • Free entertainment lawyer consultation from Taylor, Klein Oballa, and a package from Think Fitness Studios
    • Opportunity to attend Canada’s Walk of Fame
    • Opportunity to perform in Barbados

    Event details are below

    • Thursday, August 14
    • The Mod Club, 722 College Street, Toronto
    • Doors open 7pm, Showtime 8pm SHARP
    • Admission: $20.
    • This is a 19+ event.

    Find out more info here.

    Tickets available at: Play De Record 357 Yonge Street and online.

    BluePrintForLife is accepting donations

    community, blueprintforlife, blueprint

    The organization has been initiating programs that support First Nations and Inuit through self expression in art. With over 70 projects carried out in Canada. BluePrintForLife has influenced over 5,000 youth.

    To learn more about the organization, please visit their website.

    Donate to the organization here.

    In Conversation With… Sean C & LV

    This coming Sunday, August 3rd 2014 we are proud to present "In Conversation With... Sean C and LV" -  a production duo whose worked with artists such as Jay-Z, Diddy and Linkin Park. Taking place at Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas St. East) the two will provide insight into the world of hiphop production and the music industry through their own experiences. The interview will be conducted by King Rein and is free to the public with an RSVP. For more information you can also visit here.

    Manifesto is proud to present this event with our friends from The Beat Academy, Slaight Music, Artscape, Noisey, A&R Report, Stylus DJ Awards.

    You can check out Sean C & LV's latest project LOUD DREAMS right here. We hope to see you there!

    #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