Arts Mentorship Platform

Design and develop arts and social change projects at SKETCH and in the Greater Toronto Area


  • Receive one-on-one Mentorship in community arts project development and management
  • Write grants to fund your project
  • Manage your project’s budget and expenses
  • Promote and market your project and its events
  • Evaluate and report your project


SKETCH can administer funds that you acquire for your project and is legally responsible in all funding agreements. Grants for community arts projects most often come through:

Others are potentially available upon request.

SKETCH accepts new projects only as capacity allows. Contact for more info.

SKETCH will provide governance, policies and trusteeship for your project as we are able but our platform is based on a mentorship model. We want to partner with you to see your project develop in the best way possible. We prioritize initiatives that address systemic barriers, increase access to the arts, and develop leadership of marginalized communities in the arts.

Arts Mentorship Platform Projects

Canvas Art Projects

arts-based educational programming for youth on body positivity and gender identity

Lifted By Purpose

music mindfulness and stress management for youth formerly incarcerated


(re)connections with Indigenous culture and community engaging Indigenous 2Spirit Youth

Power To Girls

leadership-based programs, projects and events for young women of colour

Street Voices

new media platform and magazine for creative voice of youth living in shelters

Sunset Service

inclusive, interspiritual ministry and community for LGBTQ*, POC and marginalized youth


trade-based program designed to encourage and build healthy relationships between girls, gender nonconforming youth, and boys

Rainbow’s Pride in Scarborough

arts-based programming and Pride events for LGBTQ* youth with disabilities in Scarborough