Programs

Arts Mentorship Platform

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

Mentorship

  • 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

Funding

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 myia@sketch.ca 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

ODE

(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

Toolbox

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

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 info@sketch.ca.

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

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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 rudy@sketch.ca.

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 invest@sketch.ca 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

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