The Art of Healing - Akin Projects at Ronald Macdonald House Charities

The Art of Healing is a collaboration between Akin Projects and Ronald McDonald House Charities Toronto. Local artists graciously gave their time and creativity to craft pieces of art with children staying at the House. The pieces they produced are colourful, unique and beautiful expressions of the pairings that produced them. Families are there during a stressful and often chaotic time in their lives. Creating art gives kids a chance to take their mind off of things and encourages them to pursue their creativity in new ways.

The one-of-a-kind works of art were auctioned off at a special donor and volunteer appreciation event. Click here to see images of the artwork and auction event.

The Art of Healing was also featured on City News. Click here to see the video.

Click here to read the official program from The Art of Healing.

Participating Artists
Rachel Butler, Jason Deary, Suzanne Dennis, Scott Everingham, Matt Greenwood, Nadia Gurkova, Chris Harms, Justyna Janik, Sarah Letovsky, Erin Loree, Sean Martindale, Alex McLeod, Juliana Neufeld, Oliver Pauk, Sara Pearson, Derrick Piens, Jen Pilles, Claire Scherzinger, Broadbent Sisters, Diana VanderMeulen, & Michael Vickers

About Ronald McDonald House Charities Toronto
Ronald McDonald House Charities Toronto is a “home away from home” for seriously ill children and their families to heal better together. The House is “home” to 81 out-of-town families who have had to travel to Toronto for specialized treatment.


The Contemporary Textile Studio offers a range of public programming, from ongoing textile classes taught by studio members suitable for first time enthusiasts, to specialized workshops led by well known artists and designers. Click here for a full listing of the fall programs.

About Contemporary Textile Studio
The Contemporary Textile Studio Co-operative was developed in 2006 by a group of textile artists and craftspersons in Toronto to provide access to affordable and properly equipped studio space. Through their studio at 401 Richmond, members and associates work, teach, learn, interact and innovate with other designers and artists, and the community.

New funding for art and literary projects now available from CUE


New funding for art and literary projects now available! See attached callout posters, and visit for more information.

Deadline to submit is October 28, 2016.

Reminder that all applicants must meet with CUE before submitting a proposal.

About CUE
CUE is a radical arts initiative dedicated to supporting new generation artists who live and work on the margins.

Andrew Budziak Video Production for TVO

Check out this video by Andrew Budziak (8 String Media) of Akin Lansdowne. Created for TVO

About the video:
For 25 years, a small outdoor theatre company in Millbrook, Ont., has been presenting plays about the region’s history. The summer 2016 season for 4th Line Theatre kicked off with The Hero of Hunter Street which tells the story of a fatal explosion and fire at the Quaker Oats factory in Peterborough a century ago.  Company founder Robert Winslow, on whose family farm the shows are staged, and actress Monica Dottor explain what the productions mean to them and to the community. “The artists are really interested in investigating the history and realizing that when they're performing a play, people connected to the story are sitting in the audience," says Winslow. "For example, in this play, there'd be descendants of people killed in this fire in 1916 attending, so they feel a real connection."

Or click here to view the video on the TVO website