Skills Development for Malvern Youth Artists

Toronto Arts Foundation is sponsoring an information session for youth artists living in Malvern as part of the foundation’s Arts Impact Study, a research project to better understand how Toronto residents interact and engage with the arts at a local level. Youth attending will have an opportunity to participate in TAF’s Arts Impact Study.

How to Build a Career in the Arts will be held on March 22nd from 4:00 to 6:00p.m. at Blessed Mother Teresa Secondary School 40 Sewells Rd, Room 229


How to Build a Career in the Arts is for youth artists interested in a career in visual arts, film, or the music industry. The two-hour, free session will explore:
-How to promote yourself
-How to get your work shown
-How to get a gig
-How to meet the people you need to meet
-How being creative makes an impact on your life

Session resource persons are:

Photo © John Sanchez Photography, Domanique Grant

Dominique Grant – dynamic artist, performer, dancer, and actor who has spent more than a third of her life on stage. She has performed with KRS-ONE, and MICHEE MEE, and opened for artists including EMMANUAL JAL and ANDREENA MILL. As a youth advocate she speaks out for affordable housing through her work with the Co-operative Housing Federation of Toronto.




Photo © Jessica Thompson

Jessica Thompson is a Canadian new media artist whose work explores sound and participatory artworks, and a commercial graphic designer. She holds a BFA in Visual Art from York University in Toronto and an MFA in Emerging Practices from SUNY at Buffalo. Her work has been shown in exhibitions and festivals in Canada, United States and Europe. Her projects have appeared in publications such as Canadian Art, c Magazine, Acoustic Territories, and numerous art and technology blogs.



Space is limited. Those wishing to attend should email: by March 21st.

Toronto Arts Foundation exists to provide the creative opportunity for donors to support the arts in Toronto. TAF believes that a great city demands great art, and by supporting, celebrating, financing and advocating for Toronto’s local artists, we’re improving the quality of life of all Torontonians. Although separate entities, the Toronto Arts Council and Toronto Arts Foundation benefit by being run as sister organizations, ensuring close contact with the arts sector in Toronto and an ongoing awareness of
activities and needs throughout the community. For more information on the work of the Toronto Arts Foundation, please visit .

Media Contact:
Margo Charlton
Research Officer
416-392-6802 x 201


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