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

Dhaivat Jani

Hi, my name is Dhaivat Jani and I developed an interest in the field of music when I was four years old. Gradually as my interest in this field grew deeper, I began performing musical instruments on stage with different groups at my school. This is when I realized that I wanted to become a full-time musician. I dedicated all my time and energy towards practicing and learning the instrument to better myself every day. I started my journey as an artist by learning Indian Classical Tabla from Shri Mujal Mehta in Ahmedabad, India. After training for 16 years in Indian Classical Tabla, I began learning Drums from India’s most renowned and skilled drummer Gino Banks. For further learning, I came to Toronto and enrolled in Humber…

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