Fostering Local Talents

Funders & Partners

To foster economic, social, cultural and civic development of Artists and Artisans.

Our Mission

​To provide support and opportunities for economic and social development of Artists and Artisans from Immigrant, newcomer and visible minority groups through programs, events and enterprises of arts, crafts and performing arts.

Our programs

Our programs provides a platform for collaboration and educates the public through showcasing of talents and by organizing trainings, workshops, exhibitions, events in collaboration with social service organizations businesses and civil societies.

Fine Arts

Our workshops and training programs involves artists and community members to come together in putting creative contributions in visual arts, written word and digital story telling.

In collaboration with local agencies we work with seniors, refugees, youth, newcomers and women in empowering them through arts and creative collaboration.


AADN informs, organizes and encourages local artists and artisans to partake in festival and events.

Our aim is to make communities become aware of the rich cultural diversity through arts, crafts and performing arts by organizing festivals and events in support of our mandate.


Through our list-serve, community dialogues, focus group discussions with residents and artists, we inform you about various support systems and platforms to take assistance from.


AADN makes community-action research based documentaries on social and economic issues of Artists and Artisans from immigrant, newcomer and visible minorities backgrounds.

Our recently produced documentary “In my home Canada” unveils settlement experience of newcomer artists and artisans.


AADN depends entirely on the support of volunteers, members and the community. We welcome and encourage the interest and participation of all who wish to contribute to the Artists and Artisans from Immigrant, new comer and visible minorities. Your donation can support many of our programs and events.

Time and Knowledge:
Become a volunteer today and make personal contributions of time, energy and skills to help AADN in achieving its mission

Featured Artists of the Month

Ankita Nema

Born in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India, since childhood Ankita was always interested in creating Rangoli (colorful sand art form) and greeting cards for the family celebrations and festivals. This is when her love for colors evolved. Surrounded with friends and relatives, she has always been a free spirit personality and often a quite active member of various cultural/extra-curricular activities like folk dance, painting competitions, and debates during her school and college days.

Investment banking for a couple of years, she was married and travelled to Seattle (USA) with her spouse. With the motivation and support from her husband, the fascination of drawing and painting became intense and regular. In 2014, she published her first eBook (The Necklace Thief – A Mythology Adventure) as an illustrator on Amazon USA bookstore…

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Documentary filmed by Artists and Artisans