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

Vraj Patel

Hi, my name is Vraj Patel and I developed an interest in the field of music at the age of 3. However, before deciding to pursue this field professionally, I had to first convince my parents because at the time I was only 3 years old and my family believed that I can’t make music my profession. Gradually as I started growing up, I began to convince my family and then eventually they supported me in making a career in the field of music. After receiving the support from my parents, I was able to pursue this as my profession. I began to pursue this field full time after my first achievement given by Gujarat tourism at the age of 8 in Assam, India. After many achievements, my passion towards this field gradually increased, which helped me in maintaining this as a fulltime career. I usually have more shows on weekends and less shows on weekdays…

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