SKETCH creates opportunities for young people (ages 16 to 29) living street involved, homeless or otherwise on the margins, to experience the transformative power of the arts; to build leadership and economic self-sufficiency in the arts; and to cultivate social and environmental change through the arts.
We see a movement where young people, free from barriers, are celebrated and engaged as culture makers, perception changers and collaborators in building creative community.
Young people living homeless and on the margins are resourceful and resilient—uniquely creative learners, social entrepreneurs and community builders.
Youth navigating adversity have essential perspectives that society needs to create a better world.
The imagination is a key resource in social transformation.
Diversity, equity and inclusion are necessary to reach our fullest potential as humans and communities.
Equitable opportunities that promote inclusion.
Progressive learning in community arts.
Creative discovery, skills development, employment and economic development, leadership, organizing and civic participation.
Collective impact—proliferation across Canada.
Strategic partnerships and collaborations across sectors (health, housing, education, social service, justice, business).