Arts Wellness

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


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

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

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