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NextUp! Leaders Lab (SKETCH)

NextUp! Leaders Lab is a 12-month pilot co-learning initiative beginning April 2021 involving training, mentorship, and skills exchange that supports young racialized arts leaders and managers age 18-35, with a priority on those identifying as Black and Indigenous, strategically leading their own arts initiatives and preparing for senior-level positions in the arts & culture sector.

2021 focuses on 3 areas: Strategic Planning, Financial Management & Money Mobilization.

Who is NextUp! Leaders Lab for?

20 young people (age 35 and under):*

  • leading their own arts initiative and seeking to take it to the next level
  • holding coordination or management-level positions in an arts organization seeking to step into executive leadership in their own or other arts & culture organization

NextUp! Leaders Lab Pilot Goals

  1. To support increased skill development in art leadership and management
  2. To build shared critical analysis and sense of belonging amongst a new generation of arts leaders
  3. To create new connections and networks between people and organizations”

For more information, please visit: https://www.sketch.ca/programs/leaders-entrepreneurs/nextup-leaders-lab

-from SKETCH

SKETCH Spotlight Scholarships for Black Artists

“APPLY BY MARCH 7! SPOTLIGHT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR BLACK ARTISTS
Are you a Black Arts Leader or Arts Producer who’s involved with SKETCH?
Apply for a scholarship to receive mentorship, get your work highlighted on SKETCH’s platforms plus $2500!”

For more information and application form: https://bit.ly/SpotlightScholarshipsApply


Donate to Spotlight Black Artist Scholarships Today!

“As addressing social injustice and anti-Black racism takes on new urgency, we need a new wave of creative leaders. Leaders who have experienced the challenges that need to be changed. Leaders who will find new ways to address long-standing issues because of their lived experience.

It takes a visionary leader today to invest in the leaders we will need for tomorrow.

We hope you will lead the way in supporting a generation of young Black leaders by contributing to the SKETCH Spotlight Scholarship for Black Artists.”

To make a donation to the scholarship, please visit: https://www.sketch.ca/spotlightscholarships/

-from SKETCH

Colour Palette: A Black Artist Online Showcase (SKETCH)

To live is to create and to create is to story-tell.

Colour Palette is a collection of works that explore many mediums of storytelling. These mediums reveal the varied histories of each artist, from birth, to pain, to joy, to self-discovery, to death, and beyond. See, hear, acknowledge, and share in these stories. Immerse yourself in the narratives of these Black artists; hear them, see them; feel them, be part of their story!”

For more information and to view the Colour Palette Showcase, please visit: https://www.sketch.ca/colour-palette-showcase/

-from SKETCH

Workshop: Drop-in arts workshops at SKETCH for Trans*, Non-Binary & 2-Spirit Youth

“An artful drop-in space for Trans, 2-Spirit, and non-binary youth. We aim to create a sense of community through discussion, art, and just hanging out. Talk, vent, discuss, and make art!

*To participate, you only need to identify as Trans. There is no need to use any specific pronouns or to be transitioning physically.

For more info or questions, email sevi[at]sketch.ca”

-from SKETCH
Read SKETCH’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

A Talks: A Conversation with the Good Guise (Jan 17, Toronto)

A Talks: A Conversation with the Good Guise is presented with SKETCH

The Good Guise is a collective of male-identified artists that exist to explore and promote healthy expressions of racialized masculinity.

In this talk, they will describe their process of creating space to explore healthy masculinity, interspersed by small performances from featured artists in the collective.

A Talks is a series of roaming salons that gather artists, arts educators, writers, and creatives of all type who are innovating how we make, see, and engage in the arts. Curated by Platform A, these talks capture and elaborate on those invigorating chats started in basement studios, the bar at poetry readings, the fire pit, and from across the cypher that have inspired us to want to hear more. Centering artistic practices that are socially engaged or explore unconventional ways of making art, we want to keep the conversation going.”

For more information, please visit Platform A’s website

-from Platform A

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SKETCHTalks: Diversity & Inclusion Panel-Discussions (Toronto)

Diversity & Inclusion
SKETCHTalks bring together leaders from Toronto’s technology, advertising, creative and not-for-profit sectors to create strategies and dialogue around impact and change-making in the community.

With The Globe and Mail recently heralding “Diversity and Inclusion give firms a competitive edge,” there’s no doubt creating an organizational culture that champions diversity and inclusion in the workplace benefits our organizations, our societies, and ultimately our world. Many corporations and nonprofits in Toronto are leading the way to workplace diversity and inclusion–and benefitting from it.

SKETCHTalks is proud to bring together panelists from some of these very organizations who’ll share with you their own personal, inspiring stories and shared journeys, and insightful strategies that can lead to organizational transformation.

Event Details:
Join us at the SKETCH Creative Hub on Friday, May 4 for breakfast and change-making conversations about inclusion & diversity in the workplace.

When?
7:30am – 8:00am – Networking Breakfast*
8:00am – 9:00am – SKETCHTalks Panel Discussion
9:00am – 9:30am – Networking, Tours of SKETCH Creative Hub

*Coffee and breakfast provided by our own Culinary Arts team.

Where?
180 Shaw Street, Toronto, ON M6J 2W5
Artscape Youngplace building – SKETCH Lower Level – Creative Hub (see map below)

About SKETCHTalks:
Hosted by Toronto-based non-profit SKETCH, SKETCHTalks is a series of panel-discussion events that bring together leaders from Toronto’s technology, advertising, creative, and not-for-profit sectors to create strategies and dialogue around impact and change-making in the community.

For more details and to register, please visit SKETCHTalks event page.

-from SKETCHTalks
Read SKETCH’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

ArtTransforms Series Final Episode: Art’s Impact

SKETCH and their partners at TraffikGroup are proud to launch their web series #ArtTransforms: 90-second video vignettes in which young people reveal their own personal Art Transforms story. The series covers themes like mental health, inclusion, entrepreneurship, and more. Young people share how engaging in the arts at SKETCH has sparked their own personal and artistic transformation.”

“If art has transformed your life, share our Final Episode: Art’s Impact. Join these five Toronto Cultural Influencers to support SKETCH, where young people create a new world for themselves and a better future for us all.

To view the other Art Transforms videos and/or to make a donation, visit sketch.ca/arttransforms.

We’re inspired by the stories of young people using art to transform their lives and communities. On any given night in Toronto, about 2,000 young people are homeless. For over 20 years, SKETCH has been advocating that access to the arts is a potent response to this crisis. Make an impact on young people’s creative capacity today. Your response means more youth living homeless or in poverty will find health, inspiration, and voice through the arts.

SKETCH would like to give a final thank you to our video co-producers: Agency: TraffikGroup | Photographer: Sandy Nicholson | Photography Production: FUZE Reps | Editing: Panic and Bob | Visual Effects: The Vanity | Music: Boombox Sound | Makeup: Plutino Group”

Click SKETCH’s playlist to view past #ArtTransforms videos in the series.

-from SKETCH
Read SKETCH’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

ArtTransforms Series Episode 4: Art Impassions

SKETCH and their partners at TraffikGroup are proud to launch their web series #ArtTransforms: six 90-second video vignettes in which young people reveal their own personal Art Transforms story. The series covers themes like mental health, inclusion, entrepreneurship, and more. Young people share how engaging in the arts at SKETCH has sparked their own personal and artistic transformation.”

“Oddane released his debut album ‘From Yard to Foreign’ in July 2017. In addition to his blossoming music career, He currently works as a youth worker at a local Toronto shelter, and is working on his second album.

On any given night in Toronto, about 2,000 young people are homeless (about 6000 on any night across Canada). For over 20 years, SKETCH has been advocating that access to the arts is a potent response. Through Oddane’s story, we are inspired and compelled to develop more opportunities in the arts for young people to live well and lead in reshaping our communities.

Support the 800 youth that come to SKETCH every year to build their skill base, get access to healthy meals, and become entrepreneurs.

Donate at sketch.ca/donate today. Share Oddane’s story, Art Impassions, and sign up for more stories at bit.ly/NextArtTransformsEpisode.”

Click SKETCH’s playlist to view past #ArtTransforms videos in the series.

-from SKETCH
Read SKETCH’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map