Services Offered: Mentorship & Professional Development, Health and Wellness, Facilities, Places & Equipment, Producing & Creation, Advocacy, Financial Support
Organization Type: Charity
SKETCH is a community arts enterprise engaging diverse young people, ages 16-29, from across Canada, who live homeless or on the margins and navigate poverty to:
- experience the transformative power of the arts
- build leadership and self-sufficiency in the arts
- cultivate social and environmental change through the arts
- If young people engage and develop in the arts, they increase their resilience, capacity, and agency, to live well and lead, creating more inclusive and vibrant communities
- We need the unique perspectives of young people to illuminate where systems and attitudes need to shift and change
- The arts address social and political inequities, centre and celebrate voices from the margins, and help us to shape the kind of world we all want to live in together
SKETCH is a studio for young people (16-29), living homeless or on the margins, navigating poverty, to make all kinds of art!
We offer seasonal 10-week workshop sessions in Fall, Winter, and Spring with special Summer programs.
Everything is free. Most workshops you can drop into. There’s no formal intake process, but some programs do require registration or sign-up in advance.
Check out workshop times, drop by, take a tour, grab a bite during meal times, and create!
Priority Community: Indigenous artists, Artists of Colour, LGBTQIA2S+, Women, Deaf Artists and Artists with Disabilities, Low-income, Youth
Communities Organization Self-Identifies With: Indigenous artists, Artists of Colour, LGBTQIA2S+, Women, Deaf Artists and Artists with Disabilities, Marginalized or Under-Served Communities, Low-income, Youth