Neilson Park Creative Centre was established in 1992 to provide a permanent home for Resident Groups, artists, creators, makers, supporters – wherever within that span individuals feel most at home. With four dedicated studio spaces, two galleries and administrative/support spaces, NPCC continues to respond to the needs of its members and supporters on the western edge of Toronto.
Connecting to and celebrating a richer life through the arts.
Neilson Park Creative Centre exists to foster and facilitate connections among our membership and stakeholder communities on their creative journey through our arts-focused programming and facilities.
For our Resident Groups, Neilson Park Creative Centre is a permanent home for current and potential members for their creative, organizational and social needs.
For our artists - creators and makers alike - Neilson Park Creative Centre serves as an alternative to the home studio existence of solo artists by offering a creative community of like-minded individuals to share that journey;
For emerging groups of practitioners, NPCC delivers a supportive studio setting to encourage the creative, social and personal growth of artists, creators and crafters across disciplines;
For the public, NPCC is a gateway to discovering and exploring how the arts define and enrich their lives.
There are certain core values that NPCC holds to be true; like prisms, they refract and illuminate the broader spectrum of options that inform NPCC’s decision making.
Accessibility: NPCC minimizes barriers (physical, social, economic, cultural, educational) to ensure all can engage in - and be engaged by - the arts.
Diversity and Inclusivity: NPCC fosters and supports an environment that mirrors the diversity of our community – age, gender, economic, education, language and culture – and sees inclusiveness as a powerful strategy to diversify an environment where all feel included, supported, listened to and able to grow to their own personal best.
Engagement: NPCC values the generous commitment of time, talent and effort of all our supporters, volunteers and staff to making a difference.
Mutual Respect: NPCC demonstrates a high regard for others and actively values the healthy exchange of ideas and opinions.
Quality: NPCC strives for continuous learning, constant improvement and a commitment to quality outcomes.
Transparency: NPCC is open, accessible and candid in how it communicates to its internal and external supporters.