ArtWorksTO, a partnership of the City of Toronto's TYES (Toronto Youth Equity Strategy) and the Neighbourhood Arts Network provides professional development training and paid work experience for youth artists to create communication materials for City of Toronto programs and services.

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

ArtWorksTO collaborates with City divisions to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for communicaitons projects (short films, posters, flyers, videos, social media campaign, etc.) for programs and services available to youth and residents. 


  • 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)


Friday March 13     | RFP opens

Monday April 6       | RFP deadline (11:59PM)     

Thursday April 17   | Notification to successful applicants

Thursday April 22   | ArtWorksTO Orientation, Q&A and Meet and Great, at City Hall, 14th Floor Boardroom, East Tower (2:00 to 4:00 pm)      

By mid-November   | Completion of all projects (see individual projects for deadlines)


RFP NOW OPEN!  ArtWorksTO-RFP-2020_Final.pdf



Corex Creative, Deaf Spectrum,  Francis Fiction, Yael De Gale, Anthony Gebrehiwot, Adrian Huang, Loveleen Kang, James Malekzadeh, Mez Creatives, Atifa Nasiri, Paul Ohonsi, Maria Pineros, Polina Radtchenko, Aniqa Rahman, Rosa Solorzano, Meredith Stapon, Connie Tong, Torogoz Group, Hazel Mae Valenzuela.


James Malekzadeh
"It's Not Just One Thing"
City Division: Youth Services at Toronto Public Library


Polina Radtchenko
Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods 2020 Neighbourhood Planning Tables
City Division: Social Development and Finance Administration


Torogroz Group
"Toronto Votes 2018"
City Division: City Clerk's Office


Aniqa Rahman
Caribana 2017, Youth in Policing 
City Division: Toronto Police Services
Caribana 2017, Youth in Policing

Maria Pineros
Community Puzzle Posters
City Division: Parks Forestry & Recreation