Emerging as the largest youth-led urban arts program in the Greater Toronto Area, The Remix Project is possibly the most authentic and effective program to give youth an outlet for their creative energies.
Launching in 2006, Remix focuses on helping young artists and entrepreneurs get started. The program targets youth living in Toronto's thirteen priority neighbourhoods, all of which house Toronto Community Housing homes and buildings. In January, through the Social Investment Fund, TCHC granted Remix $50,000 over two years to support youth training, workshops and weekly meetings with established industry mentors.
Remix provides talented youth between the ages of 16 and 22 the opportunity to turn their dreams into realities; a potential career in Toronto's emerging Hip-Hop community. Remix runs for six months at a time under three streams:
- Media Arts
- Creative Arts
- Art of Business
In April, 30 youth will join the incubator project; ten will be accepted into each stream. These 30 youth will work closely with the project leader of their chosen stream to set goals and develop their own curriculum.
Whether they dream of becoming a music video director, journalist or fashion mogul, the Remix project is dedicated to helping youth use their talent and creativity to reach their goals.
If you are or know any talented and driven youth between the ages of 16 and 22 that may be interested in the program, contact Remix by April 15.
Phone: (416) 534-5206
Social Investment Fund
Toronto Community Housing established the Social Investment Fund in 2004 to support community initiatives that build strong and healthy communities. The Social Investment Fund allocates $1 million in funding each year to projects that help improve the quality of life in Toronto Community Housing communities.