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Partner with SKETCH to support young people living homeless and on the margins to develop capacity to join the creative industries

SKETCH provides engaging opportunities for corporations and business owners to invest and participate in SKETCH programs to support young artists. Host your own event in support of SKETCH or donate to continue supporting the radical art of young people on the margins.

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BFF

The SKETCH BFF Program is our answer to cause marketing and helping local businesses achieve their own corporate social responsibility goals.  Our BFFs are corporate partners who have promised a set dollar amount or percentage to be donated to SKETCH for an extended time period. It’s through these partnerships that help bridge the communication interaction between private and not for profit spaces. We hope that through our BFF Program we’re able to educate, learn and grow alongside our BFFs.

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SKETCHTalks

SKETCHTalks brings together leaders from Toronto’s technology, advertising, creative and not-for-profit sectors to create strategies and dialogue around change-making in the community. These curated breakfast meet-ups are a great place to connect with big ideas and learn more about SKETCH. Become a sponsor for the next SKETCHTalks in September by contacting Dale Roy, Resource Development Marketing Associate, at 416-516-1559 ex. 3401 or dale@sketch.ca.

SKETCH NOURISH

Team building that gives back

SKETCH has successfully launched an employee engagement, team building workshop Nourish, which provides opportunities for groups of 6-15 people to spend an afternoon in the SKETCH kitchen preparing healthy meals that directly support young people in SKETCH programs.

This team building experience is accessible to culinary experts and novices alike. Led by SKETCH Culinary Artists, your team will prepare and create food for two full meals for up to 80 SKETCH participants. At the end of the workshop you will have an opportunity to sit down together and enjoy some of the food you’ve prepared. SKETCH Nourish provides a thoughtful way for teams to have fun while making social impact.

To learn more about ways your company can connect or to take a tour, contact Dale Roy at dale@sketch.ca or 416-516-1559 ext 3401

SKETCH COMMUNITY UPDATE (as of August 14, 2020)

Thanks to all who participated in Creating Against the Odds! Our online experiments offered May, June and July. Thanks to everyone who made those experiments during these challenging times.

SKETCH studios at 180 Shaw Street will remain closed to public access until further notice. We are forced in this time of pandemic to rework and consider our sustainability given public health priorities and resources. We will keep you posted on new designs in September.

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We've launched our Equity at SKETCH Web page to be in dialogue with you about our Equity goals.

Black activists and communities everywhere are working hard to lead all society to call out and authentically address the violent impacts of White Supremacy in policing, justice, education, health, community and in all systems and infrastructures across Turtle Island (North America). Anti-Black racism is deeply embedded in every fabric of our society. This, as well as our violent colonial legacy of Indigenous erasure, constant gender discrimination and violence, and the violence and mistreatment of those in the disability community, are pervasive pressing truths that we need to face and address, daily, to make change in real ways. We need boldness, energy, honesty, deep listening and accountability, to generate sustained action and inversions of power in the immediate, medium and long term.

What can a community-engaged arts organization in Toronto like us do, to take up its role in this critical renaissance of justice? Join us in learning together with us, what this means.

SKETCH is deeply committed to supporting, learning from and amplifying the brave and creative leadership of young Black Artists and Activists. Check out Art in Pandemic and be inspired by the incredible work of young artists creating during this time.

We call on the Arts Councils to create a Black Artists Fund to support Black Artists and Black Arts and Culture Organizations, recognizing and investing in their leadership in arts and culture, and in building fair and inclusive communities.

Follow us at @SKETCHToronto, and reach out if you have any questions at info@sketch.ca.

Please support us to be a just, accountable and vibrant arts platform for young people on the margins! We need your help now 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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