Call for submissions-ArtReach Youth Arts Pitch Contest 2010

In Call to Artists on August 12, 2010 by danceumbrella

ArtReach Toronto, in partnership with Manifesto, City of Toronto Cultural Services and Toronto Community Housing, invite you to participate in a pitch contest. If you are a young artist or a group of artists, between the ages of 16 and 24, we want to hear from you!

We want to discover and support some of Toronto’s finest artistic talent, and encourage community participation through the arts!

The arts are a powerful and motivating way that youth can be involved in their communities. Whether it’s in someone’s basement, or through a community program – young people are creating art all over this city. ArtReach Toronto, Manifesto, City of Toronto Cultural Services, and Toronto Community Housing want to support youth to pursue their aspirations in the arts.

We invite you to submit your ideas to us, which could land you a spot in front of our esteemed panel of judges for a live and
interactive pitch contest!

To apply you must be:
· An artist or part of a group of artists
· Between the ages of 16 and 24
· Developing an artistic project or are serious about your arts initiative

ArtReach Toronto encourages artists working in a broad range of art forms to apply, including dance, drama, music, carnival and circus, film and video, TV and radio, new media, fashion, creative writing, visual arts, crafts, hip hop, design,
multi-media, urban arts and more.


Nine lucky submissions will be chosen to pitch their ideas live on Monday, September 20, 2010 for a chance to win one of three $5,000 prizes awarded to participants in the following categories:

· Community Youth Arts Groups (i.e. theatre groups, collective of filmmakers)
· Individual Artists (i.e. singers, poets, MC’s)
· Youth Arts Entrepreneurs (i.e. clothing designers)

Exciting runner up prizes will contribute to bringing awareness to your project or art!

The application is available online at:

***Deadline for Entries: Tuesday August 31, 2010 at 5:00pm***

If you have any questions, please feel to email us at or call Shahina at 416.964.3614 ext. 314

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