OFF CANVAS: Youth Residency Program
Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 1-4PM
OFF-CANVAS aims to provide youth with the opportunity to work in parallel with an emerging artist, learning new skills and gaining an understanding of what it means to be a professional artist. Participants work collaboratively towards the creation and exhibition of their work, learning new techniques, how to develop a body of work, and the process of preparing for an exhibition. This year’s youth residency is led by artist facilitator Timothy Yanick Hunter.
The residency runs February 25 to April 1, 2017, with an exhibition taking place at Y+ contemporary on Saturday, April 1st, 2017 from 1-4PM. Additionally, the youth residents will be exhibiting their work at the Doris McCarthy Gallery vitrines in the spring.
OFF CANVAS: Youth Residency Program is part of Dialogues+, a series of peer mentorship programs offered by Y+ contemporary. Dialogues+ is supported by the Ontario Arts Council, the Doris McCarthy Gallery and the Office of the Vice-President and Principal, University of Toronto Scarborough.
RESIDENTS: Ajoké A., Rodmund Bulaclac, Aytha M., Kate P., Noreen Q., Flimon Yohannes
ARTIST FACILITATOR: Alvin Luong
This inaugural youth residency focused on photographic practices. The first year of this program was generously supported by the Toronto Arts Council through a Platform A Micro-Grant provided by VIBE Arts.