Recognizable for its distinctive style of portraiture, the exuberant and flamboyant style of the Qajar dynasty is not something easily mistaken. Boostan Multicultural Collective aims to celebrate the Iranian heritage at Tirgan Festival 2017 through costume and face paint by facilitating a booth where participants create a Qajar-style hat using craft materials, to complete a costume reflective of the fashion and styling of the Qajar period.
BOOSTAN Multicultural Collective (BMC) is an artist-run organization; aimed at supporting GTA youth celebrate world cultures and discover community-building initiatives through fun and engaging programs. Since its formation in 2012, BMC has successfully partnered with the York Region District School Board, Toronto District School Board, Royal Ontario Museum, City of Markham, Nowruzgan and Tirgan Festival!
BOOSTAN Multicultural Collective’s program instructors are all professional artists, invested in the preservation of heritage and the formation of the ever-evolving Canadian identity. Our mission is to mentor and teach youth the importance of storytelling in all its forms. Participants in our programs uncover histories, build meaningful connections to community, and empower themselves through dance, music, language, film, paint, drama, sculpture, cuisine and more!
BOOSTAN Multicultural Collective takes pride in being an organization that is accessible and inclusive. Boostan translated from Parsi means ‘orchard’. Traditionally, orchards were the center of village life, a safe gathering space and a place for people and the environment to work in harmony. Cultivation, production, refuge, and togetherness are all BMC values.
Phone: (416) 986-8183
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