SKETCH Working Arts is a community arts and arts education organization that engages young Queer, Trans, and Black, Indigenous, other racialized people, as well as those navigating poverty, living houseless.
We believe in the power of the arts to heal, illuminate, bring together, and catalyze action to make change.
We believe in the visions and critical perspectives of young people with lived experience of the margins, to disrupt dominant narratives, dismantle systems of oppression and to powerfully lead us into creative, just, inclusive and sustainable futures.
SKETCH will be providing Creative Activations in 3 programming streams: Art Leadership, Arts Production and Arts Wellness so that young people can build skills and capacities to become powerful change agents through arts and culture
Cover Image Artwork: Board-3 by Chris Yao
It takes Courage to get out there!
This winter we’re offering reasons to head out into the cold to gather and build your skills and creative community.
And when you’re just not about traveling, we can still connect online – Dance, Music, Visual Arts, Food and residencies.. build your Artist Toolkit this Winter.
–Julian Diego, Creative Director
SKETCH programs continue to be hybrid: some programs are on Zoom, some are onsite in our art studios, some are outdoors, and some are in-person at partner sites.
In-studio programs are by pre-registration ONLY – artists are asked to stay masked at all times, and stay at a distance from others.
SKETCH is committed to fairness and inclusion, through accessible and anti-oppressive programming using transformative justice principles as a guide.
Winter Season 2023 – January 23-March 3