ART FIRST.
SELFHOOD ALSO FIRST.

BEING is about truly valuing the work —
by valuing the artist who created it.

BEING is a diverse community of artists with developmental disabilities. At BEING, artists have access to the space, the tools, and the representation to create and commercialize their visual art and creative writing.

Our Program

The studio offers a unique visual art and creative writing program that promotes inclusiveness and nurtures bold new voices. BEING artists contribute to the cultural life of the city through regular exhibitions and special projects with guest artists. We deeply value diversity, and strive to create an accessible and welcoming space for everyone.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

A digital painting with the words Artist Connect written in the centre. The words are written in black handwriting on a white background. Above the words there is an orange sky with a rising yellow sun. There are blue curving waves under the words. Under the waves there is a beach painted with brown circles.

theSpace – Interactive talk-back session

March 19, 2021

An Artist Connect event. theSpace Session 2: Artists from theSpace lead an interactive discussion.

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A digital painting with the words Artist Connect written in the centre. The words are written in black handwriting on a white background. Above the words there is an orange sky with a rising yellow sun. There are blue curving waves under the words. Under the waves there is a beach painted with brown circles.

The Nina Haggerty Centre – Interactive talk-back session

March 17, 2021

An Artist Connect event. The Nina Haggerty Centre Session 2: Artists from The Nina Haggerty Centre lead an interactive discussion.

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A digital painting with the words Artist Connect written in the centre. The words are written in black handwriting on a white background. Above the words there is an orange sky with a rising yellow sun. There are blue curving waves under the words. Under the waves there is a beach painted with brown circles.

Virtual Coffee with Syrus Marcus Ware

March 16, 2021

An Artist Connect event. Discussion with artist Syrus Marcus Ware hosted by BEING Studio.

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A digital painting with the words Artist Connect written in the centre. The words are written in black handwriting on a white background. Above the words there is an orange sky with a rising yellow sun. There are blue curving waves under the words. Under the waves there is a beach painted with brown circles.

H'art Centre – Interactive talk-back session

March 12, 2021

An Artist Connect event. H'art Centre Session 2: Artists from H'art Centre lead an interactive discussion.

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A digital painting with the words Artist Connect written in the centre. The words are written in black handwriting on a white background. Above the words there is an orange sky with a rising yellow sun. There are blue curving waves under the words. Under the waves there is a beach painted with brown circles.

National accessArts Centre – Interactive talk-back session

March 10, 2021

An Artist Connect event. National accessArts Centre Session 2: Artists from National accessArts Centre lead an interactive discussion.

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A digital painting with the words Artist Connect written in the centre. The words are written in black handwriting on a white background. Above the words there is an orange sky with a rising yellow sun. There are blue curving waves under the words. Under the waves there is a beach painted with brown circles.

BEING Studio – Interactive talk-back session

March 05, 2021

An Artist Connect event. BEING Studio Session 2: Artists from BEING Studio lead an interactive discussion.

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