We seek to create meaningful and valuable experiences for our admin, artist, and support volunteers.
Admin volunteers support SKETCH with a specific, short-term project such as social media, graphic design, social enterprise, and good ol’ elbow grease stuff. Whether you’re one person or an HR staff, fill out our form below (under “Join our Roster!”).
Artist Volunteers directly support SKETCH community arts programming, either by facilitating workshops, supporting the coordination of a program, or providing mentorship to SKETCH youth artists. Our Artist Volunteer call-out for Spring 2020 is now closed, email email@example.com to sign up for our volunteer e-list to keep updated with the latest volunteer needs at SKETCH!
Placements are college or university students who sign up to support a semester-long project or initiative such as in our community arts programming, program administration, research, and more. You can download the placement application form here and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.Apply Now
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 email@example.com.
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!