Programs

Arts Wellness

Self and community care through the arts, food access, tech support & referrals

Food

Young people can access food through various opportunities:

  • Resource Distribution Packages – make an appointment to pick up fresh ingredients and prepared meals, wellness, arts and harm reduction supplies;
  • Free Good Food Boxes – fresh produce delivered weekly in partnership with FoodShare,
  • Uplift Kitchen – a partnership, to arrange the delivery of groceries, prepared meals and clothing to QTBIPOC young artists.

For more information, email culinaryarts@sketch.ca.

Art Supplies

SKETCH ensures young artists have access to art supplies and materials through various programs:

  • Free Food and Art Supplies programming – make an appointment to pick up art supply kits
  • Digital Technology – At times, SKETCH gets donations such as cell phones with free service, which we distribute to young artists via the Free Food and Art Supplies programming
  • Deliveries and Equipment loans – Young artists involved in any of SKETCH’s production residencies receive deliveries of materials, honoraria to purchase materials, and / or loans of equipment

For more information, email jess@sketch.ca.

Mental Health and Harm Reduction Support & Referrals

Now and always, mental health supports are critical for our overall wellness. SKETCH works to connect young artists with community resources, self-care and wellness supports:

  • SKETCH assembles information about arts-based wellness practices here
  • Central Toronto Youth Services (CTYS) – partners to connect youth with relevant and appropriate referrals and information about community resources
  • Free harm reduction supplies and information – distribution with partners

For more information, email culinaryarts@sketch.ca.