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Unsung Voices 2022: Youth Video Production Workshop (Reel Asian)

“The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival’s UNSUNG VOICES Video Production Workshop will provide emerging Asian Canadian artists the chance to express themselves through film and media art, learn from professionals in the field, and to produce a distinctly Asian Canadian story for the screen.

A select group of emerging filmmakers will be provided an opportunity to produce and present their film (8 mins maximum), in any genre (eg. fiction, documentary, experimental, etc). The entire collection of films will receive a world premiere at the 26th Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival in November 2022.

2022 Program Description

  • This program is tuition free and there are no fees* required to apply
  • Participants must be between ages 18–29 and self-identify as Asian
  • Honourarium will be provided to participants
  • Workshops and learning sessions will be conducted online in the late spring/summer of 2022 (see timeline and more below)
  • Participants will learn and experiment with skills to complete a video production:
    • Creative (ideation, experimentation, and critical thinking skills about filmmaking & arts practice)
    • Technical (writing, visual storytelling, image creation, non-linear digital editing)
    • Project Management (planning for and executing production, collaboration)

* While there are no fees to apply and be part of the program, depending on the nature of your project you may have to contribute to costs associated with your production (ex. props, materials, talent, etc.)

For more information, please visit:

-from Reel Asian

iAM Program Registration Now Open (JAYU)


“Each iAM Program provides youth-led arts & social justice mentorship to anyone ages 12-26, across Ontario, Canada.

Are you interested in making art? Growing your storytelling skills? Incorporating social justice into your creative process?

Sign up to participate in our FREE iAM Program. We will provide you with the creative toolkit you need to develop social justice-focused artwork. 


iAM Programs are open to anyone who is interested. However, priority will be given to equity-deserving youth.

Equity-deserving youth identify as having barriers to equal access, opportunities and resources due to disadvantages and discrimination. This includes: 

  • Black and racialized people
  • People with disabilities
  • Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit and MĂ©tis)
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Trans, Queer and 2-Spirit (LGBTQ2S+)”

Fore more information, please visit:

-from JAYU

iNdigital Youth Collective (imagineNATIVE)

“Formed through collaboration between imagineNATIVE and ENAGB Indigenous Youth Agency, the iNdigital Youth Collective is a new group of emerging digital and interactive artists aged 12-24 and based in Ontario. 

This collective operates with a collaborative spirit to engage Indigenous youth in a community-focused approach, fostering creativity, technical skill, and confidence. The iNdigital Youth Collective’s mission is to empower Indigenous youth, growing the next generation of Indigenous voices in digital media.


For 2022, the iYC Cohort will be learning Game Design skills through a series of workshops alongside Indigenous Mentors and Artists. The games and experiences you create will be featured as part of an online exhibition as well as a special showcase at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in October! 

The iYC meets weekly on Thursdays for approximately 3 hours using Discord. All iYC members will receive a cash honorarium for their participation in the cohort. Join us from April 28th to June 3rd, 2022!”

For more information, please visit:

-from ImagineNATIVE
photo by imagineNATIVE

Outside Looking In Presents Canada’s Largest Indigenous Youth Performance (May 12)

Celebrating 15 years of empowering Indigenous Youth

Each spring, our Annual Showcase is held at Meridian Hall in downtown Toronto, the largest soft-seat theatre in Canada. Our showcase is the largest Indigenous youth performance in Canada and features youth from our current participating communities and highlights the successes of our program participants throughout the year. Audiences are invited to learn about the youth participating in the show as well as join in the celebration of their accomplishments.”

For more information, please visit:

-from Outside Looking In

Call for Submissions: BCC Zine – An Annual Virtual Publication

“The BCC is currently accepting submissions for the BCC Zine. The BCC Zine is an annual virtual publication that highlights the artistic contributions of BIPOC/QTPOC youth between the ages of 15 and 29. It will consist of a variety of diverse art forms including, but not limited to, visual art (any medium), music (composition or a performance- if you will perform a piece, it must be written by a BIPOC individual), sculpture, photography, mini film series, or a written work (prose or poetry). Applications for this zine will be open until January 31, 2022 at 11:59pm EST.

For more information regarding registration, timelines, and eligibility, please visit”

-from The Brown Citizen Circle

Yukon Music Video Program (Reel Youth)

“Sign up for the Yukon Music Video Program! In this partnership with Western Arctic Youth Collective, youth (aged 13-29) in the Yukon Territory will work with Reel Youth facilitators virtually to plan, shoot, edit, and distribute an original music video. Guaranteed fun and no film making experience is necessary!

      In this FREE program, you will:      

          • Learn how to plan, shoot, and edit a short film
          • Receive a $150 honourarium
          • Work creatively with a small group of peers
          • Have fun while staying safe!

Dates: Jan 18, 20, 25, 27 7 and Feb 1 & 3
            from 4-6pm Yukon Time each day

You will need access to a computer, laptop, or tablet. It must be able to run Zoom (details) and Adobe Creative Cloud Express (system requirements: here).

Reel Youth filmmaker-facilitators will help build community and technical filmmaking skills to create videos that will be featured in an online film festival and distributed through Reel Youth’s website and social media channels.”

-from Reel Youth

Join the Empathy Squad! The power of storytelling – Youth Volunteer Opportunity (Future Leaders Age 18-30)

Virtual Volunteer Opportunity (Future Leaders Age 18-30)

Volunteer for the Empathy Squad to make a difference in your community through the power of storytelling. In the midst of global upheaval, and the search for social, class, and racial justice, we are looking for volunteers to generate empathy-building dialogue through the collection of stories and interviews.

Oral storytelling forges connections between people and ideas, makes information more accessible, and helps us understand the ties that bind us. Oral history nuances the stories of the past and present, helps us understand how communities experience history, and allows us to learn together on the path towards a shared future. 

Amplify voices, centre overlooked stories, and celebrate the unsung heroes in your community. You’ll have the chance to collect stories, learn podcasting skills, meet new people from different walks of life, and collaborate with future leaders across the country. Come spark change, one story at a time.

For more information and to apply, please visit:

-from FiXT POiNT

UNLOCKED project Exhibit: Online Now!


Discover the work of the 15 selected artists of this first edition of UNLOCKED.


UNLOCKED project, is an online art exhibit created by young Canadians across the country. From visual arts, to poetry, photography and video, we invited young Canadian artists (ages 9 to 25) to submit their original work, their personal and creative response to the pandemic. The goal was to highlight their talent and to encourage them in their artistic endeavours.”



Mon Corps et Moi-My Body and Me (Spectrum Productions, Montreal)

“Cet automne, nous organisons 8 ateliers gratuits de 3h qui explorent les thèmes de l’image de soi Ă  travers la mĂ©ditation et le yoga. En groupe de 2 ou 3, vous rĂ©aliserez des courts mĂ©trages sur votre exploration! Tous les courts mĂ©trages produits seront cĂ©lĂ©brĂ©s lors d’une projection en fĂ©vrier 2022!

Ce programme est ouvert aux filles, aux jeunes transgenres et non binaires, en particulier aux 13-18 ans. C’est pour ceux et celles qui ont des compĂ©tences en cinĂ©ma et qui aiment crĂ©er de l’art et l’art mĂ©diatique en gĂ©nĂ©ral!

Pour en savoir plus :

This fall we are running 8 free weekly workshops of 3h each that explore themes of self image through meditation and yoga. In groups of 2 or 3, you’ll create short films about your exploration!  All short films produced will be celebrated at a screening in February 2022! 

This program is open to girls, transgender and non-binary youth, specifically 13-18 years old. This is for those with some skill in filmmaking and who love creating art and media overall!”

For more information:

-from Productions Spectrum

Virtual Art Exhibit by Young Canadians Inspired by the Pandemic

  • One year into the Covid-19 pandemic, the creative and emotional lives of our youth matter more than ever. Young Canadian artists need to be seen, encouraged, and their talent recognized.
  • UNLOCKED is a virtual art exhibit that shines a spotlight on art created by young Canadians in response to the global pandemic.
  • Submissions are invited at until September 1st, 2021

UNLOCKED, an art project that sheds a spotlight on the personal and creative response to the COVID-19 global pandemic by young artists throughout Canada, launched today. UNLOCKED is an online art exhibit, featuring visual arts, music, poetry, photography and video. Young people ages 9-25 are invited to submit their original artwork through the project’s website Selected artworks will be published on the UNLOCKED website and will be promoted on UNLOCKED’s social media platforms as well as through a wide range of art organizations across the country.

UNLOCKED values diversity and the representation of minorities from coast to coast to coast. Its goal is to create a vibrant community of young artists across Canada – inspire creativity and through the beauty of their art give a bit of hope in these difficult times.

UNLOCKED has been made possible thanks to the collaboration of several important Canadian youth organizations actively engaged in art programs that bring social change and justice to their communities. Project collaborators include ArtBridgesField TripVIBE ArtsinPathYellow Pad SessionsInk MovementJAYUYouth Ottawa, and LOVE (QuĂ©bec).

The deadline for submissions is September 1st, 2021. Members of the jury include Jennifer Dorner, Executive producer of POP Montreal, Kristian Manchester, Executive Creative Director at Sid Lee, and Arthur Gaillard, Head of Art & Design at MASSIVart.

UNLOCKED is a Montreal-based project founded by Josette Gauthier, documentary film producer.

For more information, please visit