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).

Upcoming Event:

Workforce Development in Arts and Culture Roundtable

ArtworksTO: Skills for a Creative Future presents Workforce Development in Arts and Culture Roundtable hosted at OCAD University. This full day hybrid event will bring together leaders from across Canada working in workforce development to share work integrated  models, share insights, learnings and best practices for the arts and culture sector.  

Date: September 16, 2022  

Time: 9:30am- 2:30pm

Location: OCADU

For event details and to register, click here

  What does ArtWorksTO offer me?

A $4,000 paid contract to complete a media arts project
Industry advice and connections with media arts professionals, coordinated by The Remix Project
Certificate in Art and Design Professional Skills from OCAD U School of Continuing Studies (only for Next Stream applicants, see FAQ).

              Want to learn more? Check out this short video detailing the courses, workload and platform details here.
Additional professional development opportunities
Employment and wellness support through The City’s Toronto Youth Partnerships and Employment (TYPE) program
Alumni Pathways (in development)

  How do I apply to ArtWorksTO?

  1. Read the Program Guidelines and FAQ to learn more about eligibility and program offerings.
    Join an info session
  2. Decide if you would like to apply to the Foundations or the Next Stream.
  3. Prepare your portfolio. Get help with your portfolio by registering for the Portfolio Prep with OCAD U (strongly encouraged)
  4. Complete your application form*
  5. Submit your application before the deadline

*made available when applications open.

  What is the application deadline?

To stay informed about the 2023 program deadline, subscribe to the NeighbourhoodArts Network Newsletter and follow the Instagram account.


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.