NExT: Black Futures Program
Made possible by Canadian Heritage’s Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program
CALL FOR BLACK ARTISTS (Ages 16-26)
Apply to join the second cohort of Black youth artists to take part VIBE Arts’ NExT program. Successful applicants will be mentored by some of the BEST Black Professionals and Creatives in Toronto.
Together, the group will embark on a 10-month artistic journey, where they will receive one-on-one mentorship, attend professional development workshops and gain access to valuable programming and networking opportunities. Throughout the program, NExT Artists will accomplish high-quality artwork to be showcased and celebrated in a public exhibition.
Successful applicants will also be given an opportunity to join VIBE Arts’ roster of artists.
This program is available for visual, performative, and multi-disciplinary artists.
Application deadline: Sunday, July 12th, 11:59pm
For more information or to find out how you can get involved in NExT, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
NExT is VIBE Arts’ two-year Black Youth Mentorship Program. NExT – short for Network and Explore Together – was built on the vision to build, connect, and strengthen networks of Black artists throughout the GTA.
The program was developed, with barriers in mind, to increase visibility of Black Youth Artists in public Canadian exhibitions. Throughout the program, members of the cohort receive multiple one-on-one mentorship opportunities and access to valuable programs and opportunities.
NExT creates a shared understanding and space to overcome the barriers faced by upcoming artists in pursuit of artistic success.
The NExT Program is made possible by Canadian Heritage’s Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives (CSMARI) Program
For more information or to find out how you can get involved in NExT, contact email@example.com.
EVENT – NExT: The Future of Art 2020
On March 5th, 2020 at Fort York Visitor Centre, we hosted an opening reception for VIBE’s Black Futures Exhibition, NExT: The Future of Art.
This exhibition showcased the art that participants created throughout their NExT journey and celebrated their achievements as Black creatives.
This event was presented in partnership with Toronto History Museums.
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