Project CREA is a mentorship, arts entrepreneurship initiative for Toronto-based youth* creatives who identify as Latine / Latinx.

This project was designed by the Creato community FOR the Creato community, with the goal of amplifying the unique voices of Latinx creatives in Toronto. Mentees will learn practical skills on how to circulate, support and maintain their arts-practice through the development of a personal creative project under the invaluable mentorship of 5 professional Latinx creative mentors. Project Crea will culminate in a special community showcase of the mentees final piece/ work.

The ultimate goal of Project Crea is to support emerging youth artists to feel more confident in expressing their creative voice and more prepared as they navigate the arts and cultural sector in Canada.

*Artreach defines youth artists and creatives to anyone 29 and under.

apply to be a mentee

Mentee Applications for Project Crea are now OPEN! There are 8 spots available.

To apply you must:

  • Be under 29 years old

  • Identify as Latinx / Latine

  • Be Toronto-based

  • Be an artist, cultural worker, student or work in a creative field

The program will run via zoom every Thursday from September 9th to October 28th (6pm – 7:30pm ET) for a total of 8 sessions in addition to a final weekend showcase on October 23-24.

Mentees who complete Project Crea and attend the agreed sessions will also receive a $120 honorarium and a certificate of completion.

Complete the application form linked below if you are interested in participating. The deadline to apply is Wed. August 11th, 2021 4pm EST