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
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  • Contact: Dwayne Sybbliss, Ada Slaight Program Coordinator

Connect with other professional artists (visual artists, musicians, poets, podcast personalities etc). Learn about their path to success.

Get partnered with an industry mentor who can help you learn about about the business side of your creative artistry. Deepen your passion and find ways to get plugged into Toronto’s arts and culture scene.

This program offers aspiring youth artists from Regent Park and area an opportunity to learn about a career in the arts and tap into their creativity. It 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!

Artscape thanks Ada Slaight for generous support enabling the Ada Slaight Youth Arts Mentorship Program.


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

2017 Ada Slaight Youth Arts Mentorship Program Mentee

2016 Recap Video

2015 Recap Video

2014 Recap Video

2013 Recap Video

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To help maintain community safety and contain the spread of COVID-19, Artscape has temporarily closed its facilities to the public and cancelled all Artscape-led programming. We will be monitoring public health and government recommendations regarding the reopening of non-essential businesses and public gatherings to guide our decision on a re-opening date. Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Please read an important update re: COVID-19 from Artscape CEO, Tim Jones to find out about helpful resources and supports for the arts and culture sector during this challenging time.

Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon!

While numerous professional associations have created their own COVID-19 resource guides, Artscape’s compilation focuses on a collection of financial resources and supports to help creatives across all of our communities navigate this situation. Click here to access Artscape’s Resources for Creatives and Creative Entrepreneurs.