Ada Slaight Youth Arts Mentorship Program

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Supporting young artists from Regent Park and area

  • Registration: Required
  • Audience: Regent Park and area residents
  • Ages: Youth
  • Location: Daniels Spectrum, plus several off-site field trips
  • Timing: Usually evenings
  • Frequency: Runs once per year; sign-up happens near the end of the year
  • Website: We will post announcements and stories about the program under News. Stay tuned!
  • Contact: Tomas "Tom Tom" Kanene -

This program started in 2013 thanks to a multi-year contribution from The Slaight Family Foundation. It offers aspiring youth artists from Regent Park and area an opportunity to learn about a career in the arts and tap into their creativity.  The program includes multiple components: ACCESS Tickets: free tickets to arts and cultural events across Toronto; capacity-building workshops; “In Conversation with…” sessions with international rising stars; and a mentorship program in which mentees are paired with industry mentors in their fields for five months, allowing them to explore the realities of working as professional artists. Get a sense of the energy and benefits of this program; check out our videos!


“Like My Art” – By Matthew “Hazel” Worku 

2017 Ada Slaight Youth Arts Mentorship Program Mentee

5th Annual Collaborative Showcase

2017 Program Announcement

2016 Recap Video

2015 Recap Video

2014 Recap Video

2013 Recap Video

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