ArtWorksTO provides opportunities for youth media artists (18-29) who are Indigenous, Black and People of Colour and/or 2SLGBTQ+ to gain professional experience, skills and network in the media arts industry.

ArtWorksTO is a partnership between Toronto Arts Foundation's Neighbourhood Arts Network (NAN), City of Toronto, The Remix Project, and Ontario College of Art & Design University (OCAD U).


  What does ArtWorksTO offer me?

A $4,000 paid contract to complete a media arts project
Industry mentorship with media arts professionals facilitated by The Remix Project
Certificate in Art and Design Professional Skills from OCAD U School of Continuing Studies. Want to learn more? Check out this short video detailing the courses, workload and platform details here.

Employment and wellness supports through The City’s Toronto Youth Partnerships and Employment (TYPE) program
Alumni Pathways 

Who can apply?

At least one of the following:                     
  • I am Indigenous, Black, and/or a Person of Colour
  • I am 2SLGBTQ+ ( two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer)
All of the following:           
  • I am a resident of the City of Toronto/Tkaronto
  • I will be between 18 and 29 years of age by the application deadline
  • I have had work experience as a media artist (videographer, graphic designer, illustrator, photographer, social media communications, User Experience - UX design, etc.)
  • I aspire to a career as a professional media-based artist (in the creative industries, or as a creative entrepreneur, freelancer or working professional)

  How do I apply to ArtWorksTO?

Applications for 2023 are now closed, thank you for your interest. 

  1. Read the Program Guidelines  to learn more about eligibility and program offerings.
  2. Prepare your portfolio. 
  3. SUbmit your application 


  When is the application deadline?

Applications for 2023 are now closed, thank you for your interest. 


Learn more about ArtWorksTO and hear from past program participants by watching the intro video!


ArtWorksTO is funded by the Government of Canada’s Future Skills Centre. Le projet Bridging the Gap est financĂ© par le Centre des CompĂ©tences futures du gouvernement du Canada.