CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS IS NOW CLOSED. Thank you for the submissions! We look forward to reviewing them.

Are you an artist or creative between the ages of 18-29? 

ArtWorksTO is a capacity building and professional development project for youth arts entrepreneurs, in partnership with the City of Toronto – Toronto Youth Equity Strategy (TYES).

A Request for Proposals (RFP) has been issued for youth to create dynamic and original communication materials. These materials are intended to promote key City programs which serve youth needs and highlight best practices in youth-led collaborative initiatives.


  • City of Toronto residents
  • Individual youth artists (18-29)
  • Groups of youth artists (18-29)
  • Youth arts groups
  • Youth social enterprises & businesses

Key qualifications

  • Professional experience in the relevant art-form, as described in the project (i.e. photography, videography, etc.)
  • Lived experience or understanding of issues impacting MVP youth (youth most vulnerable to involvement in serious violence and crime)

Download RFP – guidelines and project description

Please submit your complete proposals by email no later than 11:59 pm on Thursday August 2, 2018 to

Info Session & "How to Write a Proposal for a RFP" Workshop

For more information:
Inés Aguileta, Neighbourhood Arts Network | p: 416.392.6800 x221 |  e:
Laura Metcalfe, Toronto Youth Equity Strategy (TYES)  |  p. 416-397-4496  |  e:



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