Thank you and Update!

  Hello Supporters of Inspirations Studio! A huge thank you from the members and staff of Inspirations Studio!  Owing to your amazing support and donations, the Studio will live on ...

To Donate!

Inspirations Studio is looking for a new New Partner Agency and Funder. Friends of Inspirations Studio have launched a Canada Helps Campaign that has raised funds for rent, studio supplies and ...

What Inspirations means to me!

We asked the members of Inspirations Studio what the program means to them. Here are some of their thoughts

What We're Up To

Xpace Cultural Centre + Inspirations

So excited to have the members’ work featured in the front window at Xspace Cultural Centre. Thank you for having us! Check out the excellent exhibition on now: Sanctuary Inter/rupted.

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International Women’s Day

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Barrel Firing at DMG

Thank you to the Doris McCarthy Gallery at the U of T Scarborough for hosting us. Inspirations members were invited to partake in for an amazing series of Barrelfiring workshops. Thank you to artists Shary Boyle and Pierre Aupilardjuk for this great experience! Everything smells like smoke!! we love it.

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In the News

Press Inside Toronto, Dec 21, 2017. Inside Toronto,  Nov 8, 2017 Toronto Star, Women on a Low-Income Fight for the Studio Where They Create, Oct 5, 2017. Volunteer Toronto, 10 Places in Toronto to Buy Gifts that Support the Local Community, December 2016 Toronto Star, Art Offers Healing to Women in Need, July 20, 2016.  (Article in pdf) “Inspirations Studio […]

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Pottery Classes in January

We offer pottery classes to the public as a way to raise funds to support our work with women living in poverty. The next series will start Sunday January 21 to Feb 25 (Sunday Feb 18, family day no class). This 5 week class runs from noon to 3 and is $225. The next Tuesday evening class starts Tuesday […]

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Shary Boyle Donates Sculpture to Save Inspirations

BIG NEWS!: Celebrated contemporary artist Shary Boyle has donated the first of an elegant new porcelain edition to support our campaign to save Inspirations Studio. Boyle’s piece, entitled “Baubo Inverted,” will be offered as a thank you gift to the next donor who contributes $5,000 to the crowdsourcing campaign to rescue the endangered Studio. The Canada Helps campaign […]

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Studio Sale & Open House

Our December Studio Sale and Open House is fast approaching – Dec 1 – 3 in our present location at 2480 Dundas West. The studio will be open till 6 pm on the Friday, till 5 on the Saturday and on Sunday till 4.

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The Toronto Star

Members of Inspirations Studio were interviewed by Samantha Beattie of the Toronto Star. The article about our present situation was published October 5 and can be found here. The Star site has also hosted a video of one of the members talking about her involvement with Inspirations Studio    

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Save Inspirations Studio from Closure

We are asking for the public’s support in our crowdfunding campaign  and for leads on potential partner agencies and funding opportunities.  Our campaign will raise funds for rent and studio supplies so the members can continue to access a creative space, generate income and maintain a sense of meaning and purpose. As one member told […]

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Pottery Classes

Inspirations Studio offers pottery classes to the public as a way to raise funds to support our work with women living in poverty. The next series will start Sunday October 22-November 19. This 5 week class runs from noon to 3 and is $225. There will also be a second series which will run Tuesday evenings. The class […]

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