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

Pankti Shukla

Hi, my name is Pankti Shukla, I developed an interest in music when I was 10 years old, but I decided to pursue the field of music while I was completing my degree in Master of Business Marketing. I was constantly trying to improve and enhance my knowledge in music, which led me to explore more in the field. When I finally decided to pursue music as a profession, I wanted to learn new things for which, I took professional music lessons to train in Indian Classical and Sugam music. Gradually, I began performing at small events to improve myself in that genre of music. Apart from performing in front of a live audience, I also developed an interest in making YouTube covers on popular songs because I love to add my own flavor and variation to…

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