Arts Leadership & Entrepreneurship


Be mentored to develop and lead your own community arts project or to create a body of work to showcase, sell to or engage the public



Lead Community-Engaged Arts
  • Learn the principles of Community Arts through trainings or special projects
  • Learn to design and facilitate arts workshops and projects
  • The Community Artist Program will be discontinued in its current form. Congratulations to all who completed that training program these past seven years!
    We will be launching a new Radical Youth Leadership Program in the fall – more info to come on that so stay tuned! 
  • Inquire about our Arts Mentorship Platform (for more info email


Exhibit, Showcase or Sell Your Art
  • Build a body of work in multiple disciplines
  • Learn how to exhibit, showcase and sell your work
  • Receive one-on-one mentorship with seasoned artists and creative entrepreneurs
  • Connect with Exhibition, Commission and Showcase Opportunities
  • Apply to the Independent Studio Program (for more info email
  • Connect with CUE for an Arts Project Grant (for more info email
Market & Vend Your Art
  • Develop your own product line in a particular craft
  • Develop a business and marketing plan
  • Receive one-on-one mentorship
  • Connect with other young entrepreneurs in the arts
  • Connect with Market and Vending Opportunities (for more info email
  • Connect with support to do your taxes in seasonal Tax clinics (for more info email

For more general information on all this contact

SKETCH COMMUNITY UPDATE (as of May 11, 2020)

We hope you are well and safe during these uncertain times.

SKETCH studios at 180 Shaw Street are closed to public access until further notice as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. We are committed to opening as health and resources allow.

Check out:

Creating Against the Odds

online experiments May 18-July 10

SKETCH amplifies the creativity and resilient leadership of young people with lived experience of the margins! They can lead us through this pandemic and develop the kind of post-pandemic world we want to live in together!

Check out What's Happening with SKETCH to connect to SKETCH online activities and those of partners and young people.

Check out Art in Pandemic and be inspired.

If you have questions about SKETCH's COVID-19 response plan, please follow us at @SKETCHToronto, and reach out if you have any questions at

For those who can donate during these times, please support young marginalized artists! We need your help more than ever!

Donate Now


Dear Friends and Investors,

Greetings from the SKETCH Project Home Team! We hope that you and your family are keeping well and safe during this time.

UPDATE: SKETCH is placing the capital campaign to purchase our studios on brief hiatus until the fall.

Our campaign has been a great success so far, with over $370,000 raised in funds and Community Bonds! However, in face of the COVID-19 pandemic, SKETCH is taking action to suspend the campaign to allow the time needed for those excited about our campaign to be in a more secure position to participate.

If you have already donated to the campaign, or purchased SKETCH Community Bonds, we deeply appreciate your commitment to Project Home. If you've just recently submitted your bond-purchase documents, we will still process your investment.

Have any questions about your donations or bond purchase? Please do not hesitate to contact SKETCH Executive Director, Rudy Ruttimann at

This summer, we'll be working with our campaign partners and SKETCH community to determine exactly when we relaunch in the Fall. We'll be sure to keep you posted over the summer.

You can still inquire about SKETCH, our capital campaign, and its progress at or by following us at @SKETCHToronto.

Thank you for your time, and we wish all the best for you and your family.

-The SKETCH Team & Campaign Advisory