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CUE: 2018 Grant Cycle open! (Toronto)

“CUE is a radical arts initiative dedicated to supporting new generation artists who live and work on the margins.

Throughout history, some of the most innovative artwork has been created by artists who experience marginalization and face
systemic barriers, and who have been excluded by conventional arts and cultural institutions. We recognize that arts funding agencies have struggled to keep up with growing social, cultural, and economic inequality.

In response, CUE has designed an accessible funding program offering not only financial support for art projects, but also consultation in preparing project proposals, support throughout the production process, and opportunities for public exhibition.

Founded in 2008, to date CUE has provided over $300,000 to support the creation of more than 300 art projects in multiple disciplines.

GRANTS FOR NEW-GENERATION ARTISTS LIVING AND WORKING ON THE MARGINS
Apply for up to $1000 to produce a project in any discipline

Artists must meet with CUE before submitting an application.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: NOVEMBER 23

GRANTS ARE FOR ARTISTS WHO:
• Identify as new generation artists (29 years old or under) living and working on the margins in Toronto
• Work in any artistic discipline
• Have a solid idea for an art project that can be completed in 3 months, and can be exhibited or presented to the public in some way
• Demonstrate experience in their medium
• Have a track record of finishing projects and following through on goals
• Have not received funding from the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, or Canada Council for the Arts, or other substantial arts funding
• Are not in a Masters program in a post secondary institution, and do not hold a Masters degree
• Meet with CUE before submitting an application

For more information please visit www.cueartprojects.ca.”

-from CUE Art Projects website

CUE Grant Opportunity: Funding for Artists on the Margins (Toronto)

“Attention new generation artists living and working on the margins
Apply for up to $1000
Deadline: November 15, 2017

You must meet with CUE in person before submitting an application. To connect with CUE, email cuegrant@gmail.com

CUE GRANTS ARE FOR ARTISTS WHO:

  • Identify as new generation artists (29 years old or under) living and working on the margins in Toronto
  • Work in any artistic discipline
  • Have a solid idea for an art project that can be completed in 3 months, and can be exhibited or presented to the public in some way
  • Demonstrate experience in their medium
  • Have a track record of finishing projects and following through on goals
  • Have not received funding from the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, or Canada Council for the Arts, or other substantial arts funding
  • Are not in a Masters program in a post secondary institution, and do not hold a Masters degree
  • Meet with CUE before submitting an application”

For more information including application details, please visit: www.cueartprojects.ca

-from CUE

Platform A announces the recipients of 2016 Toronto Arts Council micro-grants

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Platform A partner organizations Art Starts, Jumblies Theatre, SKETCH and CUE, and VIBE Arts, are pleased to announce the recipients of new arts grants made possible through City Council’s increase in investment to the Toronto Arts Council. This initiative has for the last three years, put grants of up to $1,000 into the hands of underrepresented, marginalized, and newcomer artists and collectives to develop new projects.

This cycle saw 149 funding submissions to Platform A partner organizations. The successful 77 grant recipients will be working on a diverse range of projects such as creating murals with women’s shelter residents, installing piñatas in public spaces across Scarborough, creating an arts-based writing workshop series to engage black youth who live with various forms of disability/chronic illness, and dozens of individual fine arts projects spanning every artistic discipline. These grants are significant as they represent support for artists who have been historically excluded from conventional arts opportunities, and artists who have not previously been able to access funding for their work. Platform A provides high-access systems for these artists to apply for funding, and the opportunity comes with intensive mentorship throughout the process of developing proposals, producing projects, and connecting with future opportunities after grant period.

“We are happy to be in a position to increase access to arts funding for newcomer and community-based artists through the Platform A initiative,” says Claire Hopkinson, Director and CEO of the Toronto Arts Council. “We extend our warmest congratulations to each of the recipients.”

The following artists received grants through this cycle of the Platform A funding program:
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The works of Platform A grant recipients will be featured at a group arts exhibition in the summer of 2016.

Platform A is collaboration between Art Starts, Jumblies Theatre, SKETCH and CUE, and VIBE Arts. These organizations have all emerged from grassroots initiatives to become key community builders in Toronto’s arts sector, engaging thousands of children, young people and adults annually through diverse and accessible programming.

About Partner Organizations:
VIBE Arts
VIBE Arts is an award-winning organization whose mandate is to engage young people living in priority neighbourhoods in high-quality, accessible arts educational programs that are meaningful, relevant and collaboratively developed with community and education partners. VIBE Arts positions arts programs in schools and neighbourhood venues as a means of building community, and empowering marginalized children and youth to reach their full potential as artists and social contributors.

Art Starts
Art Starts is an award-winning charitable, not-for-profit organization that uses the arts as a vehicle to encourage social change in Toronto’s underserved neighbourhoods. Bringing professional artists and communities together to work across all artistic disciplines, Art Starts combines the best practices of hands-on community consultation with a collaborative art- making approach and sound organizational and administrative support.

Jumblies Theatre
In operation for over ten years, Jumblies is an inclusive and community-focused theatre company offering multi-year residencies, studio training, mentorships, and innovative collaborative projects. Jumblies is an award-winning organization increasingly cited as a pioneering and inspirational example of art that embraces and intertwines aesthetics with social engagement.

SKETCH and CUE
SKETCH is a nationally recognized, award-winning community arts enterprise based in Toronto engaging young people living homeless and on the margins, ages 16-29, coming from across Canada. SKETCH creates equitable opportunities for diverse young people to experience the transformative power of the arts, build leadership in the arts and cultivate environmental and social change through the arts.

A collaborative partner of SKETCH, CUE is a radical arts initiative dedicated to supporting new generation artists who live and work on the margins. Since 2008, CUE has disseminated over $250,000 to support the creation of more than 260 art projects.

TORONTO ARTS COUNCIL
Toronto Arts Council, an arm’s length body of the City of Toronto, funds artists and arts organizations across the city through its grants programs. In 2015 Toronto Arts Council reviewed over 2300 grant applications and awarded grants totalling $16 million to 950 individual artists and organizations.
Toronto Arts Council contact: susan@torontoartscouncil.org, 416 392 6802 x 211″

-submitted by Art Starts
See the profiles of Art StartsVIBE ArtsJumblies Theatre & SKETCH in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Platform A: funding opportunities for artists (Toronto)

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PLATFORM A is a strategic initiative of the Toronto Arts Council in collaboration with Arts for Children and Youth, Art Starts, Jumblies Theatre, and SKETCH and CUE. Each organization will be offering grants of up to $1000 to support art projects in any discipline.

PLATFORM A GRANTS FROM TORONTO ARTS COUNCIL ARE FOR ARTISTS WHO:

  • Reside in Toronto
  • Have experience in any art form or tradition
  • Have experience in their arts practice
  • Have not received funding from the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, or other substantial arts funding
  • Can work on their project between January and April 2016
  • Can present or share their project at a public showcase in June 2016″

For more information, please visit platformatoronto.com

-submitted by Jumblies Theatre
See the profiles of Art StartsArts for Children and YouthJumblies Theatre & SKETCH in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Platform A: Supporting community-engaged art-making in Toronto

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Platform A announces the recipients of 2015 Toronto Arts Council micro-grants to support community-engaged art-making in the city.

Platform A partner organizations AFCY, Art Starts, Jumblies Theatre and SKETCH/CUE are pleased to announce the recipients of 50 new micro-grants made possible through City Council’s increase in investment to the Toronto Arts Council. This initiative puts micro-grants of up to $1,000 directly into the hands of emerging and newcomer artists and collectives who will benefit from seed funding to get projects started, to practice skills and to experiment with creative ideas that later become more fulsome projects.

The Platform A partner organizations received more than 100 submissions from across the city proposing a range of inspired, community-engaged arts projects. The successful micro-grantees will be working on such projects as creating murals with women’s shelter residents, developing collaborative youth video projects and producing and recording music and mix-tapes. What makes these micro-grants so important is that they are recognizing the artistic practices of those who have not previously been able to access funding for their projects.

The purpose of these micro-grants isn’t only to provide funds for arts initiatives across the city but to provide guidance and mentorship to applicants. The process introduces them to granting body structures all while giving them tangible experience they can springboard into larger projects. This was echoed by last year’s Arts For Children and Youth micro-grant artist Kiana ‘Rookz’ Eastmond who said, “What was amazing was we were able to get funding and do so well. I know that this will open doors for grants to come. These micro-grants are a great step”

“We are happy to be in a position to increase access to arts funding for newcomer and community-based artists through the Platform A initiative. We extend our warmest congratulations to each of the recipients,” says Claire Hopkinson, Director and CEO of the Toronto Arts Council.

The 56 funded projects will engage residents across the city of Toronto in a diversity of art forms at a neighbourhood level. The following recipients were awarded micro-grants from the Platform A partners:

Arts for Children and Youth (AFCY)
Shashann Miguel-Tash, Pages on Fire, Jade Greaves, Shiv Patel, Tara Dorey, May Chook, Michael Nguyen, Conrad Davis Oluwatobi Ajibolade, Jigme Phunkhang, Kobi Ntiri, Tina Nicole Austin

Art Starts
Jaicyea Smith, Janiece McIntosh, Adam Cohoon, Poonam Sharma, Elliot Pines, Kassandra Prus, Marjan Verstappen Casandra London, Ashley Bratty, Candice Botha, Svitlana Ivchenko, Juan Carbonell

Jumblies Theatre
Toronto Wordsmiths, Faeghan Williams, Jonathan Vallely, Kristine White, Jun Yee Wang, Miranda Sharp, Mackenzie Konecny, Robin Sutherland, Katherine Fleitas, Julia Hune-Brown, Veronika Diaz, Nirven Armoogum Pavla Uppal, Tristan Castro-Pozo

SKETCH/CUE
Alvero Muanza, Matthew Progress, Evan Moore, Bernice Chau, Lorena Torres, Loaiza Mapela, Simon Nguyen, Nathan Baya, Anthony Peawan, Oddane Taylor, Phillip Saunders, Gnarly Charly, Khalid Wilson, Pierre Bimwala, Huda Tariq, Tim Hunter, Andrew Nyarko, Alyza Bernier

The creative output of the 56 micro-grantees will be showcased at an event scheduled for June 18, 2015 at Artscape Youngplace.

Platform A is a collaboration between four of Toronto’s leading organizations in community-engaged arts: Arts for Children and Youth, Art Starts, Jumblies Theatre and SKETCH/CUE. These organizations have all emerged from grassroots initiatives and have grown to become key community builders in Toronto’s arts sector, engaging thousands of children, young people and adults annually through their diverse, innovative and accessible programming.

To follow the Platform A initiative on social media you can connect on Facebook at www.facebook.com/platformatoronto on Twitter with the handle @pfa_toronto or across all media with the hashtag #platformatoronto.

About Partner Organizations:

Arts for Children and Youth (AFCY)
AFCY is an award-winning organization whose mandate is to engage young people living in priority neighbourhoods in high-quality, accessible arts educational programs that are meaningful, relevant and collaboratively developed with community and education partners. AFCY positions arts programs in schools and neighbourhood venues as a means of building community, and empowering marginalized children and youth to reach their full potential as artists and social contributors.

Art Starts
Art Starts is an award-winning charitable, not-for-profit organization that uses the arts as a vehicle to encourage social change in Toronto’s underserved neighbourhoods. Bringing professional artists and communities together to work across all artistic disciplines, Art Starts combines the best practices of hands-on community consultation with a collaborative art-making approach and sound organizational and administrative support.

Jumblies Theatre
In operation for over ten years, Jumblies is an inclusive and community-focused theatre company offering multi-year residencies, studio training, mentorships, and innovative collaborative projects. Jumblies is an award-winning organization increasingly cited as a pioneering and inspirational example of art that embraces and intertwines aesthetics with social engagement.

SKETCH/CUE
SKETCH is a nationally recognized, award-winning community arts development initiative based in Toronto engaging young people living homeless and on the margins, ages 15-29, from across Canada. SKETCH creates equitable opportunities for diverse young people to experience the transformative power of the arts. A project of SKETCH, CUE is a radical, youth-led, high-access arts support initiative enabling young marginalized artists to develop arts project proposals, produce, and exhibit their visions, within an intimate and supportive community framework.

TORONTO ARTS COUNCIL
Toronto Arts Council, an arm’s length body of the City of Toronto, funds artists and arts organizations across the city through its grants programs. In 2012, approximately $10.3 million was disbursed to 419 arts organizations and 272 individual artists following assessment of 1562 applications. Toronto Arts Council’s grant budget increased to $14.3 million in 2013.

Platform A is a key initiative that was developed in line with TAC’s strategic priorities to enhance support for Community Connections in local and youth-based arts delivery, and foster increased Innovation and Partnerships that will incubate new ideas and opportunities across all disciplines.

Toronto Arts Council contact: kerry@torontoartscouncil.org, 416 392 6802 x209″

-submitted by Art Starts
See the profiles of Art StartsArts for Children and YouthJumblies Theatre & SKETCH in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Support for emerging young artists who live and work on the margins in Toronto (CUE)

CUE Artist Grants:
ARTISTS APPLY FOR $1000 TO MAKE AN ART PROJECT: CUE is a radical arts initiative dedicated to supporting new generation artists (15-29 yrs. old) who live and work on the margins in Toronto. Artists working in any discipline may apply.
INFO SESSION: April 28, 6 – 8 p.m. @ SKETCH Working Arts, 180 Shaw Street, Suite 201. You must speak with CUE before submitting a proposal.
Please see website for Guidelines and Application.
DEADLINE: June 5, 2014 (at 11:59-and-a-half p.m.).
MORE INFO: www.cueartprojects.ca / cuegrant@gmail.com

CUE Writer's Bursary Callout

CUE Literary Grants:
Writers – apply for $500 to work on a literary project! CUE is a radical arts initiative dedicated to supporting emerging artists (15-29 yrs. old) who live and work on the margins in Toronto. The CUE Writer’s Bursary is intended to provide basic sustenance support to emerging writers wishing to complete or develop short literary projects. In addition, bursary recipients will gain access to individual mentorship with a professional creative writing instructor.
For eligibility, guidelines, and application visit www.cueartprojects.ca. Contact Benjamin Hackman, Literary Arts Coordinator, at CUELitGrants@gmail.com.
DEADLINE: June 5, 2014 at 11:59-and-a-half p.m.

-submitted by Sonya Reynolds, Program Administrator, SKETCH Working Arts
Read SKETCH’s profile in our Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Platform A Announces the recipients of new micro-grants to support community-engaged art-making in Toronto

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Platform A partner organizations AFCY, Art Starts, Jumblies Theatre and SKETCH/CUE are pleased to announce the recipients of 33 new micro-grants made possible through City Council’s increase in investment to the Toronto Arts Council. This initiative puts micro-grants of $1,000 directly into the hands of emerging and newcomer artists and collectives who would benefit from seed funding to get projects started, to practice skills and to experiment with creative ideas that later become more fulsome projects.

The Platform A partner organizations received more than 85 submissions from across the city proposing a range of inspired, community-engaged arts projects. The applicants had never before received funding from arts council bodies. The successful micro-grantees are engaging in a range of arts initiatives from a visual arts project creating images of home with immigrant/refugee youth (both new & of origin), to a literary magazine featuring writing and artwork from young women of colour to a series of skills-sharing workshops for emerging filmmakers from priority neighbourhoods culminating in the creation and showcase of a short film.

One of the successful micro-grants recipients is a youth-led writing collective called the Toronto Wordsmiths. Working out of the Parkdale Library, they will facilitate creative writing and literary workshops resulting in the production of a zine and an event. “We hope to have people come together to share their own experiences through writing,” says collective member Jess Goldman. ”We want to create a space that feels safe but also that encourages young people to come together in positive ways. This grant will help us offer more creative opportunities for writing, performance and art making.”

The 33 funded projects will engage residents across the city of Toronto in a diversity of art forms at a neighbourhood level.

The following recipients were awarded micro-grants from the Platform A partners:

AFCY
Ascend Arts Collective; Basement Apt. Films; Community Action Committee; Camelle Davidson; Leila Dey; Fitzroy Facey; Junior Lavagesse; Casandra London

Art Starts
Ohemaa Boateng; Afi Browne; Khydup Gyatso; Lindy Kinoshameg; Nicole Little; Car Martin; Genito Muchochoma; Ananna Rafi; Toronto Wordsmiths

Jumblies Theatre
Alvis Choi; Ben Lee; Lorenzo Pagnotta; Pam Snell; Tamar Swartz; Faten Toubasi; Jun Yee Wang; Josephine Yudera; De Ridder Linarez

SKETCH/CUE
Salomeh Ahmadi; Lola Bunz; Jesi the Elder; Whitney French; Heather Fulton; Richael Laking; Steve Mantyka; Dynesti Williams

Platform A is a collaboration between four of Toronto’s leading organizations in community-engaged arts: Arts for Children and Youth, Art Starts, Jumblies Theatre and SKETCH/CUE. These organizations have all emerged from grassroots initiatives and have grown to become key community builders in Toronto’s arts sector, engaging thousands of children, young people and adults annually through their diverse, innovative and accessible programming.

About Partner Organizations:

Arts for Children and Youth (AFCY)
AFCY is an award-winning organization whose mandate is to engage young people living in priority neighbourhoods in high-quality, accessible arts educational programs that are meaningful, relevant and collaboratively developed with community and education partners. AFCY positions arts programs in schools and neighbourhood venues as a means of building community, and empowering marginalized children and youth to reach their full potential as artists and social contributors.
www.afcy.ca

Art Starts
Art Starts is an award-winning charitable, not-for-profit organization that uses the arts as a vehicle to encourage social change in Torontoʼs underserved neighbourhoods. Bringing professional artists and communities together to work across all artistic disciplines, Art Starts combines the best practices of hands-on community consultation with a collaborative art-making approach and sound organizational and administrative support.
www.artstarts.net

Jumblies Theatre
In operation for over ten years, Jumblies is an inclusive and community-focused theatre company offering multi-year residencies, studio training, mentorships, and innovative collaborative projects. Jumblies is an award-winning organization increasingly cited as a pioneering and inspirational example of art that embraces and intertwines aesthetics with social engagement.
www.jumbliestheatre.org

SKETCH/CUE
SKETCH is a nationally recognized, award-winning community arts development initiative based in Toronto engaging young people living homeless and on the margins, ages 15-29, from across Canada. SKETCH creates equitable opportunities for diverse young people to experience the transformative power of the arts. A project of SKETCH, CUE is a radical, youth-led, high-access arts support initiative enabling young marginalized artists to develop arts project proposals, produce, and exhibit their visions, within an intimate and supportive community framework.
www.sketch.ca
www.cueartprojects.ca

TORONTO ARTS COUNCIL
Toronto Arts Council, an arm’s length body of the City of Toronto, funds artists and arts organizations across the city through its grants programs. In 2012, approximately $10.3 million was disbursed to 419 arts organizations and 272 individual artists following assessment of 1562 applications. Toronto Arts Council’s grant budget increased to $14.3 million in 2013.
Platform A is a key initiative that was developed in line with TAC’s strategic priorities to enhance support for Community Connections in local and youth-based arts delivery, and foster increased Innovation and Partnerships that will incubate new ideas and opportunities across all disciplines.”

-submitted by Mario Murray, Marketing and Events Coordinator. Art Starts

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CUE Arts Grants for Youth (Toronto)

CUE Artist Callout

“ATTENTION ARTISTS:
Do you have an urgent idea for an art project?

CUE is a radical arts initiative dedicated to supporting emerging artists (under 30 yrs. old) who live and work on the margins, and face barriers to connecting with arts funding and support. Do you need funding and support to make it happen? Artists working in any discipline can apply for up to $1000 to create a project.

DROP-IN DATES: CUE Program Facilitator Elisha Lim will be at 180 Sudbury St. (CUE and SKETCH office) to consult with you on your project proposal: October 15, October 22, November 1, November 5, November 15, 1-5 p.m.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: NOVEMBER 15, 2013. Contact cuegrant@gmail.com You must speak with CUE before submitting an application. See website for more info and application/guidelines. Check out www.cueartprojects.ca for more info.”

-submitted by Sonya Reynolds, SKETCH

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Art of Undercurrent (Sept 20-26, Toronto)

SKETCH works closely with CUE, a radical arts funding initiative dedicated to supporting artists working on the margins of the mainstream. They will be holding a multidisciplinary group exhibition of work by their most recent round of artists, called Art of Undercurrent. Come on out, there will be some really fantastic work!”

September 20-26 
Gladstone Arts Bar, 1214 Queen Street West