Creative Youth is a space for young creatives to explore and interact with the Museum behind the scenes.
Applications for MOCA’s Creative Youth Spring Session are now open! Apply Here
Applications close on February 11, 2024 at 11:59 pm.
What is Creative Youth?
Creative Youth is a three-month long series of workshops and creative sessions for youth (ages 14–18) to transform their emerging community arts passion into practice. Participants will learn about programme production, community arts building facilitation, curation, and artistic professional development skills while meeting with artists and arts practitioners at the Museum, participating in events, and also engaging in their own creative media arts work. There are two sessions of Creative Youth per year, one in the spring and one in the fall.
Towards the end of the series, members will co-produce a programme of their own design, which can range from workshops to exhibitions to performances.
In developing their programme, members of Creative Youth will have the opportunity to respond to MOCA’s exhibitions and to broader social issues. Members are also given the opportunity to meet exhibiting artists and MOCA partners in order to explore the inner workings of arts institutions, with the aim of empowering young artists to step into the role of arts leaders within their own communities.
20 participants will be chosen to participate in the upcoming session of Creative Youth. Participants will each receive an honorarium of $250, subject to programme completion.
Spring sessions run from March 26–June 25, 2024.
Creative Youth sessions are held weekly on Tuesday evenings from 5–6 pm at the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto located at 158 Sterling Road.
This programme will be offered twice a year in the spring and fall, coinciding with school semesters. Youth must apply for each semester separately.