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COMMUNITY+Connects: Online – In the Industry Series (Scarborough Arts)

“As a part of the Scarborough Arts’ ongoing “COMMUNITY+Connects: Online” programming, we are pleased to present our newest program in our roster, the “In The Industry” series.

“In The Industry” series is an online BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color) youth-focused wellness program led by creative industry professionals in Scarborough and the GTA.

“In the Industry” series will foster the creative talents, professional careers, and overall wellbeing for youth interested in being involved/entering the creative industry. “In The Industry” series is focused on providing learning and networking opportunities for youth between the ages 16-29.

BIPOC creative industry professionals will lead workshops that focus on mentorship, professional development, and financial literacy.

WEEK 1: Music – In The Industry

Oct 27, Oct 30 – Performing Live During the Lockdown (A 2-Part Series)

WEEK 2: Grant Writing for Emerging Artists – In the Industry

Nov 3 – Grant Writing for Emerging Artists: Artist Bios

Nov 6 – Grant Writing for Emerging Artists: Explaining Your Project

WEEK 3: Curating, Community, and Exhibition Making – In the Industry

Nov 10 – You In Your Community: Does Art Matter?

Nov 13 – In The Industry: Curating Your First Exhibition

WEEK 4: You Have Options (That Are Not Just School) – In The Industry

Nov 18 – In The Industry: Starting a Visual Practice Without Art School

Nov 20 – The Language of Design, or Why You Don’t Need to be a Graphic Designer

WEEK 5: Networking and Your Brand – In The Industry

Nov 24 – PR for Artists by The Well Connected

Nov 27 – From Network to Net Worth”

For more information and to register, please visit

-from Scarborough Arts

EMERGE FEST 2020 : Emerging Creative Professional Conference (Youth Art Connection)

“Emerge fest is an all ages Festival & Conference that’s all about helping up and coming creatives advance to the next level in their career!

*COVID-19 Public Health rules will be implemented*

This Festival and Conference has been created and designed with emerging creatives in mind. With workshops, networking opportunities, and the space for entrepreneurial development, emerging creative can leave this conference feeling confident to take the next step in your creative professional development.


EMERGEHFX was created in partnership in 2016 by Youth Art Connection, the Halifax Pop Explosion and the Pavilion Youth Association to address the under-representation of new and emerging talent from the local arts scene.

In particular, artists under 19 have limited opportunities to perform, network and engage in professional arts activities due to the high number of performances that take place in licensed venues from which they are prohibited.

Additional systemic barriers increase the challenge for young artists from diverse backgrounds to access the same opportunities as their older and supported counterparts.

In order to ensure that ALL of Nova Scotia’s best talent has the opportunities to present their art and grow their professional artistic careers, YAC continues to expand EMERGEHFX and engage more of the best local talent, and continues to partner with large mainstream festivals to ensure our talent accesses stages and audiences their talent merits.”

For more information and the full schedule, please visit:

-from Youth Art Connection

CUE 2020 Grant Cycle is Open

“Apply for a $1000 grant to produce an art project in any discipline.

Grants are for artists who are new-generation artists living and working on the margins, and facing systemic barriers to accessing professional arts opportunities.

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 often not adapted to 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”

For more information, please visit:

-from CUE

HUBHFX Discussions and BIPOC Performance Series (Youth Art Connection, Halifax)

“Calling all Black, Indigenous, POC youth artists!

“We are putting together a performance series and recording project to share the voices and experiences of BIPOC youth with law enforcement, incarceration, the justice system, and your own stories of identity and empowerment.

Music and art are powerful mediums for expression and story-telling and we hope that this project will turn into a musical space for empowerment for BIPOC folks, and to share these experiences with the public to create further consciousness around the experiences of BIPOC youth in Halifax.

Come by to hear more about the project, share some of your music, workshop some ideas, perform, and weigh in on the direction you would like to see this series and recording go in, as well as how you would like to take part in it.

Discussion is also open to allies.

Trigger warning: Discussions and performances may include topics such as violence and police brutality.”

For more information about HUBHFX, please visit:

-from Youth Art Connection

Age is More Virtual Film Program (Reel Youth)

“The Age is More Virtual Film Program was the first ever youth and seniors virtual film program. Young filmmakers from across Canada worked with seniors in Revera Retirement Residences to create a poem based on the impactful moments in their lives, and the seniors used iPads to record footage to accompany it.

These videos are a tribute to the ageless spirit of older Canadians, to life-long learning, and to building relationships between different generations.”

For more information and to view more films from the Age is More Virtual Film Program, please visit

-from Reel Youth

Call for Applications: Paprika Arts Festival & Indigenous Arts Program

“We have seven exciting, FREE programs on offer for #Paprika20, each catering to different aspects of theatre and performance. We’re looking for emerging performers, directors, designers, producers, writers, administrators, and more. Pitch us your new projects and ideas for the future of theatre – now more than ever, we want to be a platform for creativity, innovation, and taking artistic risks!

Deadline to apply is SEPT. 30, 2020

To learn more about all our programs and how to apply, visit:

The Indigenous Arts Program provides personalized, flexible training and support to young Indigenous performing artists of any experience and skill level. We connect Indigenous youth with Indigenous artists and mentors, as well as a variety of diverse creators from across the country. Program participants are provided the tools and guidance to create a fully original piece of performed art (could be theatre, dance, music, poetry, performance art…anything!). Mentors and guest artists help connect program participants with community and the Indigenous arts scene in Tkaronto and beyond (including Paprika partner company, Native Earth Performing Arts). Participants have the opportunity to return for a second year in this program to further develop their training and their original work and deepen their relationships with new collaborators and mentors in community.

For this program we are especially interested in candidates under the age of 30.”

For more information and to apply, please visit:

-from Paprika Theatre Festival

Second Act Youth Online: ESL Creative Program (North York Arts)

Calling all newcomer youth!

Are you looking for a creative, fun way to practice your English? 

Second Act is a free online arts-focused ESL program for newcomer youth (ages 13-17) to feel more comfortable and confident in their speaking abilities. 

You’ll have the opportunity to connect with peers while developing your own creative voice through interactive activities and workshops. Plus, you’ll get to work on an exciting project using photography, creative writing, storytelling, spoken word, and presentations!

All workshops will take place via Zoom video calls. If you’ve never used Zoom before or need help setting it up, don’t worry – we’ll provide you with 1-on-1 tech support. 

Second Act is led in English and is ideal for those with basic to intermediate English communication skills. All newcomer youth are welcome to join, but priority will be given to North York residents. 

This is your chance to have fun, meet new people, and even win some awesome prizes!

For more information and to sign up, please visit:

-From North York Arts

ArtWorksTO: opportunities for youth media artists (Toronto)

ArtWorksTO provides opportunities for youth media artists (18-29) who identify as Indigenous, Black and People of Colour and/or 2SLGBTQ+ to gain professional experience, skills and network in the media arts industry.

 ArtWorksTO is a partnership between the Toronto Arts Foundation’s Neighbourhood Arts Network (NAN), City of TorontoThe Remix Project, and Ontario College of Art & Design University (OCADU)

This robust program includes:

  • Portfolio Development Workshop delivered by OCAD U 
  • Certificate in Art and Design Professional Skills delivered by OCAD U to develop creative business skills 
  • Paid project contract with the City of Toronto and partner arts organizations (OCADU, Toronto Arts Foundation, and the Remix Project)
  • Mentorship with industry advisors delivered by The Remix Project
  • Employment supports through the City’s Toronto Youth Partnerships & Employment (TYPE) program (optional), to provide: 
    • Assistance with employment goals, including education, training and wellness supports”

For more information, please visit:

-from Neighbourhood Arts Network

Call for Applications: Tibetan Youth Film Intensive (Made in Exile)

“Tashi Delek!

MADE IN EXILE is pleased to announce the call for applications for our Film Intensive in partnership with Charles Street Video (CSV). This 4 month program will allow aspiring filmmakers to learn the craft of filmmaking through mentorship, resource-sharing and workshops with local guest artists.Through the medium of filmmaking, this program aims to encourage young Tibetans to explore their artistic visions and strengthen their storytelling abilities. The program will require the participants to attend a series of workshops on filmmaking which will then culminate in the participants producing their own short-film. At the end of the program, the participants will get an opportunity to publicly screen their film as a co-presentation with imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival.

All the facilitation will be carried out by local Indigenous artists as we centre the understanding that our stories here as Tibetan exiles are also unfolding on Indigenous land and we find it imperative to bridge our communities.

The program will follow the outline below:

Learning & Development Phase
This part of the program will focus on establishing a camera-to-human relationship. Participants will receive workshops at the CSV facilities from local filmmakers in the city. Topics include: Short Film Script Writing, Production, Direction & Cinematography. Participants will go through concept development and planning, filming and media organization for the production and post-production phase.

Production Phase
In the production phase, participants will work with a production manager, assemble their film crew and shoot their films.

Editing Workshops! Once all the filming and media organization is done, participants will be editing and mastering their films, which will be presented at a community screening to showcase and celebrate the work created in the program. Co-presented by imagiNATIVE Film & Media Festival.


  • Must be between 16 to 29 years of age (by application date)
  • Must identity as a Tibetan
  • Must be living in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), within commuting distance from the city in order to access CSV workshops and equipment
  • Must have some prior experience in photography/writing or/and film
  • Must be available every Saturday from September to December for guest artists workshops

The program aims to be in person as we are now in Stage 3 and there will be safety measures and protocols in place to ensure best efforts to keep everyone safe. Participants should be aware that due to the uncertainty of the Covid crisis, we might have to shift our programming to a virtual platform and we expect them to have some flexibility.

DEADLINE: Saturday August 29th, 2020 by 11:59pm EST.”

For more information and to apply, please visit:

-from Made in Exile

iNdigital Youth Collective Workshop Series (ImagineNATIVE)

imagineNATIVE is excited to introduce the iNdigital Youth Collective to our year round Programming initiatives.

The iNdigital Youth Collective is a group of emerging digital and interactive Indigenous artists based in Toronto and was formed out of a collaboration between imagineNATIVE and ENAGB-IYA. The goal of this initiative is to support Indigenous youth in learning digital creation and building engagement as creatives within the Digital + Interactive sector. Skill- building takes place through practical learning and making, professional development activities, and networking opportunities.

This Collective offers an honorarium and participation in digital media workshops, access to equipment, and an Artists Pass, which includes tickets to films, special screenings, Industry events, and a digital meetup to the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival 2020.

Our first set of activities will be a series of Skins workshops developed and produced by AbTeC as part of the Initiative for Indigenous Futures (IIF). These workshops will take place online and require a computer with a stable internet connection.”

For more information, please visit:

-from imagineNATIVE