Celebrating Success: ArtworksTO's 2023 Graduates Shine

ArtWorksTO celebrates 2023 graduates at City Hall, honouring diverse youth media artists. The program provides training, education and mentorship opportunities for you in the creative industries.

2023 graduating cohort proudly displaying their certificates alongside city council members in a celebratory moment.

On January 25, 2023 we gathered at the City Hall Members Lounge with friends and colleagues to celebrate the 2023 graduates of our ArtWorksTO program and recognize the transformative journey of these 12 remarkable youth media artists, representing IBPOC and/or 2SLGBQT+ communities. Deputy Mayor Asmaa Malik, SDFA Executive Director Denise Andrea Campbell, and Toronto Arts Foundation Director & CEO Kelly Langarrd, shared remarks about the impact of ArtWorksTO in shaping Toronto's creative landscape. ArtWorksTO is a workforce development program for youth media artists, offering annual comprehensive creative sector career training and professional opportunities. 

ArtWorksTO operates in partnership with the City of Toronto, Toronto Arts Foundation, OCAD U, and The Remix Project. Since 2020, ArtWorksTO has allocated $292,000 to 73 participants to complete creative projects including short videos, graphic design, and social media campaigns.  

Congratulations to Blue M.B.K, Braxton Wignall, Cain Ibrahim, Chinelo Yasin, Doug Rodas, ISA, Jaidah-Leigh Wyatt, Leah Flanagan, Rachel Galang, Saretta Khan and Tyler J Sloane! 

To learn more about these talented artists, explore their bios here

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Now accepting new applicants!  

We are excited to announce that the ArtWorksTO 2024 application portal is now open.  

ArtWorksTO: Skills for a Creative Future provides opportunities for Toronto-based 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 includes:  

🔹 A $4,000 media arts contract with a contract host such as the City of Toronto, Toronto Arts Foundation and more.  

🔹 Industry advice and connections with media arts professionals, coordinated by The Remix Project.  

🔹 A Certificate in Art and Design Professional Skills from OCAD U School of Continuing Studies 

🔹 Employment and wellness support through The City’s Toronto Youth Partnerships and Employment (TYPE) program  

🔹 Post-program resources  


Applications close on March 4th, 2024 @ midnight.  

Learn more about eligibility, courses, alumni and our advisory by clicking here

 For questions about your application or the program, contact Norma Garcia at norma(at)torontoarts.org