Newcomer and Refugee Artist Mentorship Program

Neighbourhood Arts Network is pleased to partner with Toronto Arts Council on this new granting program that provides funding for individual newcomer and refugee professional artists to work with a mentor in their chosen arts discipline.

The program provides:  

  • $5,000 in funding for newcomer and refugee artists to develop their artistic practice with the guidance of an artistic mentor.

  • $5,000 in funding for a chosen mentor to support the development of the newcomer or refugee artist’s creative practice and create meaningful artistic and collaborative opportunities.

The program application is submitted by the newcomer artist, with comments from the chosen mentor as the co-applicant.
Both the applicant and the mentor must identify as professional artists.

 

ARTIST ELIGIBILITY (Main Applicant):

  • professional artists who have been living in Canada for less than 7 years
  • Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, Approved Refugee Claimants (i.e. Protected Persons) or have applications for permanent residency or citizenship pending.
  • residents of the City of Toronto

For more information on eligibility or how to apply visit torontoartscouncil.or/newcomer or contact:
Rupal Shah, rupal@torontoartscouncil.org / 416.392.6802 x209
 

MENTOR ELIGIBILITY (Co-Applicant):

  • residents of the City of Toronto for at least a year prior to the deadline (May 1, 2017)
  • professional artist or arts worker

If you need assistance finding or becoming a mentor or translation services, please contact:
Inés Aguileta, ines@torontoarts.org / 416.392.6800 x221

 

Interested in applying to the Newcomer and Refugee Artist Mentorship program? Attend a public information session:

Join Rupal Shah from Toronto Arts Council and Inés Aguileta from Neighbourhood Arts Network to learn more about the Newcomer and Refugee Artist Mentorship program. We will be talking about who is eligible to apply, how to find a mentor and how to get started on your application.

INFO SESSION #1:
Date: Monday, January 30th, 2017
Time: 6 – 8 pm
Location: York Woods Library, Room 1
1785 Finch Ave W, North York, ON M3N 1M6

* Please e-mail rupal@torontoartscouncil.org to reserve your spot in the session. Include your full name as well as any translation services or accessibility services you require. This venue is wheelchair accessible. 

INFO SESSION #2:
Date: Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
Time: 1 – 3 pm
Location: Toronto Centre for the Arts, Lower Gallery
5040 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M2N 6R8

* Please e-mail rupal@torontoartscouncil.org to reserve your spot in the session. Include your full name as well as any translation services or accessibility services you require. This venue is wheelchair accessible. 

INFO SESSION #3:
Date: Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
Time: 6-8 pm
Location: Scarborough Arts Bluff Gallery
1859 Kingston Road, Scarborough, ON M1N 1T3

* Please e-mail rupal@torontoartscouncil.org to reserve your spot in the session. Include your full name as well as any translation services. Unfortunately, this venue is not wheelchair accessible.

INFO SESSION #4:
Date: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
Time: 3-5 pm
Location: UrbanArts Community Arts Council
5 Bartonville Ave E, York, ON M6M 2B1

* Please e-mail rupal@torontoartscouncil.org to reserve your spot in the session. Include your full name as well as any translation services or accessibility services you require. This venue is wheelchair accessible.