Mandate: to promote, engage and facilitate cultural and community development opportunities between artists, arts organizations, community members and community organizations (Urbanarts, 2016).
Mission: Enhancing neighbourhoods by engaging youth in community development through the arts (Urbanarts, 2016).
KEY FACTS ABOUT ARTISTS IN ONTARIO
Number or Artists: 58,100 (twice as many as any other province and 43% of Canada’s artists)
Artists as percentage of overall labour force: 0.87% (i.e., 1 in every 115 workers)
48% growth 1989 to 2013 (vs. 34% for overall labour force)
Average income of artists: $34,900 (30% less than overall labour force)
Largest arts occupation: musicians and singers (13,400, or 23% of total)
HYPE - DANCE PROGRAM
This dance program is built for that young budding dancer (AGES 15 - 24) looking to push and train hard this year! This program will give each dancer a taste of the wide variety of street dance styles including Hip Hop, Dancehall, Traditional African, AfroFusion, and Krump.
HYPE participants will:
- Learn about posture and position in dance: as well as spatial awareness and performance
- Learn basic steps & movements in various styles including hiphop, dancehall, krump, traditional african and afrofusion
- Put techniques into practice with fun choreography
- Develop an understanding of the background of the dance styles
- Try out freestyling as well as learning routines
- Develop confidence in your movement and add expression to your dancing
- Deepen technical understanding: with an intensive lesson on performance and technicality
- Have the chance to perform your dance routine: as a solo, duet, trio, group
Location: Dance Studio (5 Bartonville Ave. East)
Class Type: Dance
Class Size: 15
GUERILLA FILM ACADEMY
Guerilla Film Academy (GFA) is a youth programming initiative dedicated to young people between the ages of 16-24 interested in growing or developing a skillset in the world of filmmaking, with a focus on developing the essential skills needed to take a vision and put it on the screen.
- Camera Operations
- Digital Editing
- Screenwriting Fundamentals
Duration: 3 hours
Location:Protech Media Centre (5 Bartonville Ave. East, Toronto, ON M6M 2B1)
Class Type:Film/ Digital Arts
The Culinary Arts program offers weekly sessions facilitated by a professional chef. Youth prepare healthy meals that are then used as snacks in the ‘Snack N Chat’ program that follows. Youth learn food preparation skills, budgeting and healthy eating while helping the chef to prepare a meal that everyone enjoys.
Duration: 120 mins
Location: 5 Bartonville Ave. East, Toronto, ON
Class Size: 12
BEATS. MIND. MOVEMENT.
BEATS. MIND. MOVEMENT (BMM) is a youth programming initiative dedicated to young people between the ages of 16 – 24 interested in growing and developing a skill set in the world of recording arts with a focus on Audio engineering and Production.
- a FREE 6-month intensive music program
- For youth 16-24, who have some experience making music and are eager to take it to the next level.
- because of limited space, you must submit an application
- Applicants will learn skills in Audio Engineering and Production.
- learn about the business of music and artist promotion.
- Participants collaborate to write, produce, and promote original material.
- Hear from industry guest speakers and ask questions
Duration: 6 months
Location: UrbanArts - 5 Bartonville Ave. East, Toronto, ON
Class Size: 15 Participants
Class Type: Intermediate
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