ArtHeart Community Art
Centre (ArtHeart) provides children, youth
and adults with visual arts programs, art
education and art materials, year-round and
free-of-charge. Programs help to develop
self-esteem, creativity, life-skills and
learning. ArtHeart is unique because it is
the only visual arts organization in the
Our philosophy is that by offering creative materials, art education, innovative projects and marketing opportunities in a supportive and creative environment, participants can express their own creativity, develop skills, find mental stimulation, and put their hands and imaginations to work.
ArtHeart uses art as a vehicle to address child poverty, homelessness, lack of employment and mental health issues. ArtHeart fosters the arts in a community that simply can’t afford access to making art and being creative.
By working with the personal assets and resources that our participants bring to ArtHeart, we have created an integrated, diverse and dynamic forum for community development and growth. Participants are empowered to make some improvements to their quality of life and engage more in the community.
ArtHeart was founded in 1991, under its former name: A Home for Creative Opportunity. In 2003, after operating officially as a project of the Toronto Christian Resource Centre, ArtHeart became incorporated as a new, not-for-profit, registered charity. ArtHeart operates in a 2,800 sq. ft. art studio within Canada’s oldest and largest Government Housing Project, Regent Park.