The Ada Slaight Youth Arts Mentorship Program at Daniels Spectrum is a multi-arts program that engages emerging artists from the Regent Park area. The program is designed to give them access to arts and cultural experiences, educational workshops and connects them with an industry mentor to help them take their art practice to the next level. This year’s mentees included: Allison Ha, Claudia Pena, Ida Zimmerman, Lynn Nguyen, Max Zimmerman Shandel Bailey, Shira Nakabitto, Stephanie Caldeira, Subrana Rahman, Tafriha Islam and Yvie Ramos.
Like previous years, these participants are an extremely talented bunch, representing a variety of art forms and disciplines including comic book illustration, dancing, singing, graphic design and mixed-media art. Over five months, they were given the opportunity to work with some of the best artists in the Regent Park community and across the city including Cameron Baily, Bryan Brock, Thompson Egbo-Egbo, Dwayne Sybbliss, Maylee Todd, d’bi.young, as well as talented mentors from their chosen artistic fields
We invite you to watch this year’s recap video which explores some of the relationships between the participants and their industry mentors. If you’re interested in getting involved or joining the program in 2016, please contact Outreach & Programs Coordinator Lisa Smart (Lsmart@artscacpe.ca/ 416-238-2453 x 105)
Artscape gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Slaight Family Foundation that makes this program possible.