Every so often, SKETCH highlights a long-time partner or supporter to illustrate how vital our partnerships can be to ignite and sustain SKETCH programs. Today we feature ASSOCIUM, one of our long-standing collaborators. How did the ASSOCIUM-SKETCH relationship begin, and what were the first impressions of SKETCH? SKETCH joined our procurement services division, ASSOCIUM GAIN,… Continue Reading Associum and SKETCH–shared history and values.
Marie Moliner is a lawyer, potter, daughter of immigrant parents, and the former Regional Director General for Canadian Heritage. She discovered SKETCH 17 years ago when she walked into our old homey space on King St. West and was mesmerized by the work and creativity. Recently she raised $7000 for SKETCH at her retirement party.… Continue Reading Making Creativity the First Lens
In celebration of our 20th birthday, we asked SKETCH artists, placement students, and mentors what they love about SKETCH, and what they wish for our next 20 years. Young Fairy “There’s awesome programming here! It’s trans positive and queer positive, and I get to be around more young people! I certainly hope that in the… Continue Reading SKETCH Community gives shout outs and hopes for the future
Arts Transforms is our column series in celebration of our 20th Anniversary featuring the stories of past and current SKETCH participants. Meet Lisa Petrunia, artist and youth worker. Enjoy some of her sculpture artwork below. Why did you come to SKETCH? Originally, I came to SKETCH when I was living on the streets as a young person.… Continue Reading Art is a Safe Means of Expression—Lisa’s Art Transforms Story
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Arts Transforms is our column series in celebration of our 20th Anniversary featuring the stories of past and current SKETCH participants. Join us for our birthday event, SKETCH20: Transformations through the Arts on Thursday, December 1st at 6:30PM. Meet Natasha Segal, our first contributor and one of the original SKETCH-ers. Natasha Why did you come to… Continue Reading Arts A Key to Other Worlds– Natasha’s Arts Transforms Story
“Naty in NY” is a three-part SKETCH blog series chronicling the adventures of SKETCH Program Coordinator Naty Tremblay during their artist residency in New York City. They, along with their twin Joce, are collaborating on a political-performance art piece with performance collective My Barbarian. Hey SKETCH Family, It’s been pretty wild being in New York… Continue Reading Naty in NY: The Performance
The Community Artist-in-Training Program is SKETCH’s year-long internship and artist residency for youth who are navigating poverty or living on the margins. For these artists, this program is an opportunity to build leadership and community-development skills, become community-engaged artists, and further develop their arts practice and careers. Let’s meet these Community Artists (also known as “CAs”).… Continue Reading Meet our new Community Artists!
“Naty in NY” is a three-part SKETCH blog series chronicling the adventures of Program Coordinator Naty Tremblay during their artist residency in New York City. They, along with their twin Joce, are collaborating on a political-performance art piece with performance collective My Barbarian. The first performances start this Thursday, October 20, and Friday, October 21, at 7PM, at… Continue Reading Naty in NY: Can Political Performance make a difference?
Ben is a musician-of-all trades and SKETCH’s Associate Artist who’s been supporting the SKETCH music program for over a year. He holds recording sessions and facilitates Live Jam on Wednesdays from 5pm-8PM in SKETCH’s Slaight Family Studio. Here, he chats with us about his multi-layered art practice and how art has been both cathartic and… Continue Reading Art Makes Sense of Difficult Questions