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Call for Applications: Where I Stand, A Scarborough Youth PhotoVoice Project

Where I Stand is a Scarborough Youth PhotoVoice Project mentorship program that trains youth (ages 16-21) in participatory photography methods and the core photography skills they will use to run a PhotoVoice photography workshop in their community. Digital cameras will be provided to all youth for use during the workshop. This program is made possible in partnership with ArtReach.”

-submitted by Project Kids & Cameras
Read Project Kids & Cameras’ profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

ArtReach Granting Program 2019 (Toronto)

ArtReach is distributing $300,000 in grants to youth arts projects in Toronto!
This funding is available thanks to ArtReach’s partnership with the Toronto Arts Council. Learn more about this partnership here:

ArtReach is currently accepting applications from young people running projects in Toronto that: 

  • Increase access to quality arts opportunities that encourage creative expression and involve meaningful engagement of youth (ages 13 – 29) in Toronto
  • Promote social inclusion and provide opportunities for youth to develop leadership skills, capacity and opportunities within their communities and the initiatives they lead
  • Provide opportunities for youth to benefit from both the intrinsic (e.g. enjoyment, creative expression) and instrumental value (e.g. community engagement, skills development, social change) of the arts
  • Involve youth in project development, implementation and evaluation
  • Involve artist(s) with relevant experience and reach into participating communities

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2019
To ensure that you are eligible to apply and to confirm the correct funding stream for your project, please click here to review ArtReach’s program guidelines.

Further information and application instructions can be found on ArtReach’s website here.”

-from ArtReach
Read ArtReach’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-engaged Arts Directory & Map

Workshop: ArtReach Grant Writing 101 (Toronto)

Are you a young artist or youth organizer? Have you been thinking about applying for funding for your projects but unsure of where to start?

In this session we will dive into the basics of preparing a clear, concise, and effective grant application. We will break down and explore the main components of an application including the proposal, work plan and budget; sharing tips on how to create a strong application that will also be useful to you in implementing your project. Our facilitator will share strategies for identifying appropriate grants, building relationships with funders, and streamlining the writing process. All participants will also receive a digital resource of youth and arts funders.

DETAILS:
Time: Networking and food at 5:30pm, workshop runs 6:00pm-9:00pm, December 13th.
Facilitator: Paulina O’Kieffe, ArtReach Director, Artist, and Grant Writer
Details: This workshop is for youth aged 13-29. Space for this workshop is limited so register today! Food and refreshments will be provided

For more information, please visit: artreach.org

-from ArtReach
Read ArtReach’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-engaged Arts Directory & Map

Workshop: Evaluation 101 (ArtReach, Toronto)

Are you running a project or program in your community? Do you want to better understand the reasons for and basics of evaluating your program? Wondering about the best ways to plan your evaluation activities to generate statistics and feedback about the effectiveness and success of your work?

Evaluation is an important, but sometimes overlooked part of our work in communities. Surveys, stories, art-based activities, and statistics are just some of the powerful evaluation tools we can use to measure the impacts of what we do. Used correctly, they demonstrate the benefits of our work to our communities, funders, and donors and help us better shape our programs into the future.

In this interactive workshop we will examine the process of evaluation and report writing, and explore creative strategies and tools for collecting the right data and sharing it with others and also demonstrate step by step how to use them to develop an evaluation plan. Workshop participants will look into different ways of measuring the impacts and successes of their own programs using strategies which include theory of change, and using outcomes, outputs and indicators, all while learning to create effective evaluation tools.

DETAILS:
Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Time: Networking and food at 5:30pm, workshop runs 6:00pm-9:00pm.
Location: Stolen From Africa Office, Monsignor Fraser College, 2900 Midland Avenue, Youth Space (Gray Building)
RSVP: bit.ly/2Ef9cht
Facilitators: Fiona Scott, Independent research and evaluation consultant
Details: This workshop is for youth aged 13-29. Space for this workshop is limited so register today! Food and refreshments will be provided

For more information, please visit: artreach.org

-from ArtReach
Read ArtReach’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-engaged Arts Directory & Map

Motivation Room: for community organizations, youth artists, grassroots leaders and entrepreneurs to come and get motivated to start working on any areas of artistic or community led practices they wish! (Toronto)

“The Motivation Room is a bi-weekly 3 hour session where ArtReachSKETCHCUE, in partnership with various community organizations, invite youth artists (13-29), grassroots leaders and entrepreneurs to come through and get motivated to start working on whatever areas of their artistic or community led practice they wish. The Motivation Room will be facilitated by staff from ArtReach and/or its partners to support you in getting past writer’s block, answering questions or getting feedback for your grants, building a budget or financial plan, putting together an artist statement and so much more. If you feed off the creative energy of others to get yourself started the Motivation Room is for you. Motivate yourself by joining us!”

For more information on the Motivation Room, please visit ArtReach.

-from ArtReach website
Read ArtReach’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-engaged Arts Directory & Map

Workshop: Financial Management 101 (ArtReach, Toronto)

Are you running a community project or involved with a larger organization? Already an ace at event management, social media, or youth engagement, but run in the other direction when you have to deal with money? Want to know how to manage grant funding when it affects your taxes?

As artists and community planners we are fiercely dedicated to mastering our creative practice which sometimes tends to leave us putting our administrative and financial organization on the back burner. In this workshop we will look at how to budget, keep track of your finances and what records you should be keeping for taxes. We will also look at what you need to claim for your taxes, which forms you need to fill out, and understanding how different sources of income (like receiving a grant) can impact your taxes.

Participants will also get hands-on time with Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and Google Sheets, supported by our expert facilitators who will show you how to get the most out of these powerful financial management tools!

Date: Wednesday, August 8th 2018
Time: Networking and food at 5:30pm, workshop runs 6:00pm-9:00pm.
Location: Urban Arts, 5 Bartonville Avenue East, Toronto ON, M6M 2B1
RSVP: https://bit.ly/2NsbESq
Facilitators: Robert Watterson and Patrick Warner
Details: This workshop is targeted to youth 13-29 years old. Space for this workshop is limited so register today! Food and refreshments will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops or tablets.”

For more information, please visit: artreach.org

-from ArtReach

Project Management 101 Workshop (ArtReach, Toronto)

ArtReach Project Management 101 Workshop
THURSDAY, JULY 5TH, 2018, 6-9PM
Are you running a community project or are involved with a larger organization? Want to take your project management skills to the next level? Are you interested in learning more about being certified as a project manager and how your current experience can be transferred?

Many of us have become project managers by default as we are thrust into the field through creation of projects for our communities, often with little formal training ourselves. This Project Management 101 workshop will take participants through the basics of Project Management, as referenced by the Project Management Institute.

Participants will be introduced to project management language and concepts as used in the project management field in order to be able to transfer their experience into the larger field of project management. Tools and templates will be provided to support participants in running community projects more efficiently.

DETAILS:
Date: Thursday, July 5th, 2018
Time: Networking and food at 5:30pm, workshop runs 6:00pm-9:00pm.
Location: Nia Centre for the Arts, 524 Oakwood Avenue, Toronto ON, M6E 2X1
RSVP: https://bit.ly/2LToh7m
Facilitators: Paulina O’Kieffe and Fonna Seidu
Details: Space for this workshop is limited so register today! Food and refreshments will be provided

This workshop is presented in partnership with Nia Centre for the Arts

For more information, please visit artreach.org

-from ArtReach’s newsletter
Read ArtReach’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-engaged Arts Directory & Map

Call: 2017 ArtReach Youth Arts Pitch Contest (Deadline Extended) Toronto

The deadline to apply to the 2017 Youth Arts Pitch Contest has been extended to:
Friday, September 8th, at 5:00pm

ABOUT: The arts are a powerful and motivating way that youth are involved in their communities. Whether it’s in someone’s basement, or through a community program – young people are creating art all over the city. ArtReach and City of Toronto Arts & Culture want to support youth aspirations in the arts. Every year, ArtReach hosts the Pitch Contest- a chance for youth to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges for a chance to win $5000 to support their community youth arts project, start an arts-based business, or take their career to the next level!

PRIZES: ArtReach invites eight artists or groups to participate under two categories: Community Arts Projects & Productions, and Creative Business and Career Development. Each category has one $5000 grand prize winner, a $2000 runner- up prize, and two gift certificates that groups can use towards professional or artistic development.

ELIGIBILITY: Artists working in a broad range of art forms are encouraged to apply, including dance, drama, music, carnival and circus, film and video, TV and radio, new media, fashion, creative writing, visual arts, crafts, hip hop, design, multi-media, urban arts and more. In addition:

  • You must be an artist, a collective of artists or a youth-led arts organization
  • You must be between the ages of 18 and 29
  • You must be developing an artistic project or are serious about your arts initiative

Please Note: The Pitch Contest prioritizes the needs of youth and communities that are excluded from mainstream arts opportunities. We ask applicants to self identify their eligibility understanding that this event is intended for communities, artists and arts practices facing systemic barriers, and with few alternative venues for support.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS, AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOW TO APPLY!
Don’t hesitate to contact pitch@artreach.org for more info, with questions, or for any accessibility needs.”

-from ArtReach’s newsletter
Read ArtReach’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-engaged Arts Directory & Map

Evaluation and Report Writing Workshop (ArtReach Toronto)

“Evaluation and Report Writing Workshop
27 June 2017 (NEXT TUESDAY!)

Are you running an ArtReach or other community based project or program in your community? Do you want to better understand the reasons for and basics of evaluating your program? Wondering about the best ways to plan your evaluation activities to generate statistics and feedback about the effectiveness and success of your work? Want tips on how to write a great report?

Evaluation is an important, but sometimes overlooked part of our work in communities. Surveys, stories, art-based activities, and statistics are just some of the powerful evaluation tools we can use to measure the impacts of what we do. Used correctly, they demonstrate the benefits of our work to our communities, funders, and donors and help us better shape our programs into the future.

In this interactive workshop we will examine the process of evaluation and report writing using live case study examples of real community, youth-led projects. The workshop will explore creative strategies and tools for collecting the right data and sharing it with others and also demonstrate step by step how to use them to develop an evaluation plan through the live case studies.

Workshop participants will look into different ways of measuring the impacts and successes of their own programs using strategies which include theory of change, and using outcomes, outputs and indicators, all while learning to create effective evaluation tools.

Finally participants will be taken step by step through the report writing process using the ArtReach final report template as a guideline.

Due to the nature of interactive activities that participants will be taking part in, this workshop is ideal for ArtReach Grantees preparing for final reports or other individuals who are currently working on community-based projects who want to know more about evaluation and report writing.

FACILITATOR
Fiona Scott- independent research and evaluation consultant
DETAILS
Date: Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
Location: Scarborough Civic Centre// 150 Borough Drive, Scarborough // Committee Room #1
Time: Registration & food at 6:00pm; workshop start time is 6:30pm
RSVP: HERE
Note: This workshop is open to youth (13 to 29 yrs). Space for this workshop is limited so register today! Food and refreshments will be provided.

-from ArtReach’s newsletter
Read ArtReach’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-engaged Arts Directory & Map

ArtReach’s 2017 Granting Round is Open (Toronto)

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NEW ARTREACH GRANTING PROGRAM DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2017!

ArtReach is distributing $270,000 in grants to youth arts projects in Toronto!
If this is something that could support your work, we want to hear from you!

This funding is available thanks to ArtReach’s partnership with the Toronto Arts Council. Learn more here!

We are currently accepting applications from young people running projects in Toronto that:

  • Increase access to quality arts opportunities that encourage creative expression and involve meaningful engagement of youth (ages 13 – 29) in Toronto
  • Promote social inclusion and provide opportunities for youth to develop leadership skills, capacity and opportunities within their communities and the initiatives they lead
  • Provide opportunities for youth to benefit from both the intrinsic (e.g. enjoyment, creative expression) and instrumental value (e.g. community engagement, skills development, social change) of the arts
  • Involve youth in project development, implementation and evaluation
  • Involve artist(s) with relevant experience and reach into participating communities

To ensure that you are eligible to apply and to confirm the correct funding stream for your project, please click here to review our program guidelines.

Application instructions can be found on our website here.

Have questions or concerns? First time applying for a grant? Accessibility needs? Click here to book a time to speak to a grants manager or email grants@artreach.org!

GRANT WRITING SUPPORTS
Check out some resources to help you develop your grant writing skills- videos and toolkits to help you put together a strong application can be found here.

If you’re planning on applying for the upcoming deadline, and think you could use some extra support, we’ll host a Grant Writing 101 Workshop (exclusively focused on the ArtReach grant application) in January 2017. More information on this workshop to come.

NOT SURE IF YOUR PROJECT IS A FIT?
Have a look at some previously funded projects to to get a sense of what we fund.
Click here for the complete list!”

-from ArtReach’s newsletter
Read ArtReach’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-engaged Arts Directory & Map