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STYLL curated by Alyssa FearonWithin, 2018

RISE Edutainment, 2016
Photo: Anthony Gebrehiwot

RISE - Scarborough, Canada

One of Scarborough’s most beloved artist collectives, Reaching Intelligent Souls Everywhere (RISE), will hold an all-night  poetry slam and series of live performances inside the Scarborough Civic Centre’s industrial-sized loading dock. The collective will also debut its documentary film Within.

RISE is a youth-led grassroots movement that provides opportunities and spaces for youth to develop artistically, personally, socially and spiritually. RISE creates safe and inclusive spaces that foster self-expression and healing through performance arts and storytelling.

Within documents the stories of Scarborough residents and their experiences of immigration, success, challenge and love. The film aims to capture the experiences that have shaped these individuals and who they are within.

Reaching Intelligent Souls Everywhere (RISE) is a community led by youth composed of artists, activists, free-thinkers and revolutionaries. Together, they help to create a safe and welcoming platform for self-expression and healing through the performance arts. Located primarily on the east side of Scarborough, RISE reaches and draws hundreds from all corners of the Greater Toronto Area and beyond.

With assistance from TD Bank Group

Performance Art


STYLL We All Have Stories The things they carried Major Institutions Independent Projects Experiential Activations Event Centre

Scarborough Civic Centre (Loading Dock)

150 Borough Drive

Suitable for all ages

In partnership with Cultural Hot Spot

This project is both indoors and outdoors.