Radical Creativity. Radical Care. Radical Change

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A photograph of a ceramic artwork: a relief of leaves in greens and greys, with the SKETCH logo and the text “Winter 2023 Programs, January 23-March 3” Cover image artwork is “Board-3” by Chris Yao @makermeyao

Cover Image Artwork: Board-3 by Chris Yao

WINTER CURATORIAL STATEMENT: Winter Courage

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 now has an Artist Handbook and access guide!

Includes our Fall Curatorial Statement, Land Acknowledgement, Access information, Community Agreements, Fall program information, staff contact list and info on where to find us.

Click here or the cover image to download today!

What We Offer

How to Participate

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.

Current Art Disciplines this Season

How We Work Together

SKETCH is committed to fairness and inclusion, through accessible and anti-oppressive programming using transformative justice principles as a guide.

Seasonal Session Dates 2022-2023

Winter Season 2023 – January 23-March 3

Upcoming Community Open Studios

TBD

Art Transforms

Check out how other young people experience working in the arts.

Watch Videos

SKETCH Programs are generously supported by:

Ontario Trillium Foundation
The Law Foundation of Ontario
The Slaight Family Foundation
Toronto Arts Council
Canada Council For The Arts
Ontario Arts Council
Green Shield Canada
TD Bank
City of Toronto
RBC Foundation
Ontario Trillium Foundation
The Law Foundation of Ontario
The Slaight Family Foundation
Toronto Arts Council
Canada Council For The Arts
Ontario Arts Council
Green Shield Canada
TD Bank
City of Toronto
RBC Foundation
All Funders