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Dark Nights

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Founded in 2015, we are a Toronto-based community organization focused on fostering peer mentorship, creative integrity and philosophical discussion among young in-craft artists.

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Founded in 2015, we are a Toronto-based community organization focused on fostering peer mentorship, creative integrity and philosophical discussion among young in-craft artists.

Dark Nights is a movement focused on the re-cultivation of community among local creators and those interested in being artistic facilitators of social change (activators).

Through ongoing conversations surrounding success, creative philosophy and the deconstruction of commercial hierarchies, Dark Nights is a space for frank discussion, brutal honesty and the excavation of our current socio-political landscape.

Dark Nights encourages individuals from all artistic backgrounds and personal identities to stand with us as we continue to establish a container where creative youth are highlighted and empowered, failure is seen as a tool for growth, and life in the arts is spoken about truthfully and realistically.

Dark Nights was born from co-creators Luke Reece and Wayne Burns’ desire to observe the intersectionality between creative mediums, unite young-in-craft artists through facilitation and peer mentorship, and ultimately archive the talent that reside in our province. Since 2015, we have carefully curated over 35 (and growing) intimate conversations with creators residing in and around Toronto.

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