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The Art Shelter

Welcome to the future home of Frog in Hand

The Art Shelter is a geodesic dome by Arctic Acres, funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Healthy Communities Initiative, and Heritage Canada. It will be located in Lakeview, Mississauga. 

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Photos courtesy of Arctic Acres

Thank you to the Art Shelter funders:


Meet the Arts Activation Coordinator, Mandy E. MacLean!

What is the Arts Activation Coordinator?

The Arts Activation Coordinator will coordinate the Art Shelter's public programs and residencies. Overseeing its operations, they will help launch the inaugural 2023 season and programming of the Art Shelter with an emphasis on sustainability.

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Photo by @lightsleakin

About Mandy

Mandy E. MacLean (she/ her) is a Mad Artist. She is a proud Maritimer and is currently based in Toronto. Her formal training is in physical ensemble work and creating theatrical work from source material. She is highly influenced by her Composition and Suzuki training with the SITI Company (NYC) and members of SCOT (Japan). Recent performance work Don’t Go Into the Woods (In Development, Tarragon Theatre, dir Courtney Chg’ Lancaster), You’re Never Alone (Film, dir. Tyler Seguin), Abyss (ARC, dir. Richard Rose). Recent directing includes; Honesty by Jordan Tanahill for the Honest Eds Closing. Recent Arts Educator Work; W. Ross MacDonald School for the Blind, Storytelling Toronto, Theatre by the Bay, NB Drama Fest, and Humber College. Her solo work hiraeth, premiered at SummerWorks 2019. Versions were first staged at Forward March 2019 and SummerWorks 2018 with the support of the OAC and Tangled Arts + Disability. She was a finalist for the 2022 Cayle Chernin Award in Theatre. She is currently managing a project in disability creation practices between Prologue for the Performing Arts & The W. Ross School School for the Blind, and was previously the Operations & Outreach Manager for Storytelling Toronto. She is an Actra Member, a graduate of Humber Theatre, and is originally from New Brunswick. Mandy has over a decade of experience working with youth, has driven a military tank, and is currently searching for baked goods across Ontario.

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