Radical Creativity. Radical Care. Radical Change

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, Arts Wellness so that young people can build skills and capacities to become powerful change agents through arts and culture.

SKETCH invites all QTBIPOC* young art leaders in all programs.

*Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous and People of Colour

What We Offer

Current Activations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mask On: #1 by Zaida

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, our studios have limited access. Most of our programs and projects are currently online. We will continue to create opportunities across multiple arts disciplines.

How We Work Together

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

Community Agreements

SKETCH Studio and Admin Hubs are shared spaces where everyone’s fabulosity is welcome & needed. We invite you along with us to:

Be Yourself

Strengthen and share your unique voice and perspectives.
Ask for what you need and we will work together to support you.
Ask people their pronouns & share yours!

Seek Consent

Ask first!
Ask and receive permission from others before touching or commenting on people’s materials, art, bodies or identities.
Respect each other’s right to personal boundaries and honor that these can change.

Address Discrimination

We invite everyone’s courage and compassion in this work!
We will not tolerate discriminatory words, actions or art that are racist, homophobic, transphobic, sexist, ableist or classist.
We are all at different places in learning or (un)learning this stuff.

Respect Resources

Spaces, materials, tools and foods provided here are meant to be shared with everyone.
Take what you need, share, don’t waste and help others get what they need too!
Support clean ups and use materials safely.

Create Harmony

Your voice has impact.
Consider how your words, experiences, perspectives, actions and artistic expressions might affect or harm others
Use strategies that reduce harm and encourage healthy relationships

Negotiate

This makes all of the above possible.
To address each other’s needs and differences we require all community members to communicate and strategize respectfully.
Tap us in if you need support or mediation.

If these community responsibilities aren’t being respected, come talk to us! We care deeply about how we all work together and want to hear from you!

Seasonal Session Dates 2020

Activations will be announced as we increase access to our studios as directed by Public Health Guidelines.

Upcoming Community Open Studios

Activations will be announced as we increase access to our studios as directed by Public Health Guidelines.

Art Transforms

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

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SKETCH Programs are generously supported by:

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