Make Room is a new AGO Youth digital series inviting artists to give personal tours of their studios. We invite youth from across Canada to create a Make Room Youth Advisory Group to develop and co-curate this series with AGO staff from the Education and Programming department. This is a paid opportunity for youth ages 16-25 that runs biweekly from September to December 2021, with a final engagement at the end of 2022 to celebrate the series.

What does it mean to be on the Make Room Youth Advisory?

When you become a Make Room Youth Advisory (Make Room YA) member, you attend bi-weekly meetings with AGO staff and other awesome youth, through an online platform to plan, create and co-curate the Make Room series. The program is fully digital and you are not required to be onsite. Make Room YA members will work closely with AGO staff to co-curate a glimpse into artist’s studios and their process.

Make Room Youth Advisory Responsibilities

  • Attend formal Make Room YA bi-weekly meetings from September-December
  • Collaborate with AGO staff in the planning, co-curation and delivery of the Make Room program
  • Promote the program to your audiences
  • Participate in a culminating event to celebrate the series in December 2022
  • Share feedback and evaluation on the program


Wednesday evenings 4 – 5:30 pm, biweekly September through December.

Benefits of being on the advisory

  • Paid opportunity: an honorarium of $2000 will be provided at the end of the Make Room Youth Advisory contract
  • Gain experience from collaborating with AGO staff and also an opportunity to learn from peers
  • Free access to the AGO
  • Meet and collaborate with other awesome youth and AGO staff
  • Great experience for job and school applications
  • References can be provided upon request

How to Apply

We will highly prioritize populations that have not been equally represented in museums including: Indigenous, Black and People of Colour, LGBTQ2+, women, gender non-conforming, and persons living with a disability.

To become a Make Room Youth Advisory member you need to be between the ages of 16 and 25 and live in Canada.

To apply, please complete the form on the AGO website.