2013 ARTREACH YOUTH ARTS PITCH CONTEST SUBMISSION


Call For Submissions

ArtReach Toronto and City of Toronto Cultural Services, in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Grassroots Youth Collaborative invite you to participate in our 2013 Pitch Contest. If you are a young artist or a group of artists, between the ages of 18 and 29, we want to hear from you!

 

We want to support some of Toronto’s finest innovative talent and encourage community participation through the arts.

 

The arts are a powerful and motivating way that youth are 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, City of Toronto Cultural Services, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Grassroots Youth Collaborative want to support youth aspirations in the arts. We invite you to submit your ideas to us, which could land you a spot in front of an esteemed panel of judges for a live and interactive pitch contest!

To apply:

 

Please note: Selections for finalists in the Pitch Contest will prioritize the needs of youth and communities that are excluded from mainstream arts opportunities. We ask applicants to self identify their eligibility understanding that this event is intended for communities, artists and arts practices with few alternative venues for support.

 

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.

Prizes:

Eight lucky submissions will be chosen to pitch their ideas live on Thursday September 12, 2013 for a chance to win one of two $5,000 prizes awarded to participants the following contest categories:


This category is for individuals and groups whose creative work meets a need or addresses an issue in their community and who invest their profits back into their work. Projects could include:

 

Some example projects include:

 

TO APPLY FOR COMMUNITY ARTS PROJECTS & PRODUCTIONS CLICK HERE

Applicants must show how a $5000.00 investment in their project will help them to meet a need or address an issue in their community.

 

This category is for individuals and groups whose goal is to develop or invest in their business and/or career in the arts/creative sector. This includes:

 

Some example projects could include:

 

TO APPLY FOR CREATIVE BUSINESS & CAREER DEVELOPMENT CLICK HERE

Applicants must show how a $5000.00 investment in their project will positively impact the development of their business or career.

Process:

Deadline for Entries: Tuesday August 13, 2013


If you have any questions, please feel to email us at contest@artreachtoronto.ca or call Kate at 647.498.8525.