AKIN COMMUNITY & CAMH: Call for Submissions - Youth Arts Programming

Akin Community and CAMH invite artists and arts organizations to submit proposals for arts-related programming for small groups of youth aged 14-21. Possibilities include workshops, performances of dance, music or theatre, presentations, films, artist talks, demonstrations, or anything else you can dream up!

Activities or events will take place at CAMH facilities on Queen Street West and will involve groups of between eight and ten individuals. Activities should run approximately 1 hour long. We are looking for a diverse range of volunteer-led programming. Single session activities are welcome as well as longer-term projects.

On site facilities include art supplies and materials,  large work-space, computers, projectors, musical and sound equipment, a large outdoor space and video/electronic equipment. Proposals are welcome from individuals, collectives, established cultural organizations or institutions, performers, visual artists, community arts organizations, and more.

If you would like to submit a proposal for this volunteer opportunity please send a brief description of your programming idea to jen@akincollective.com. Please also include a short description of yourself or your organization, and include a list of any supplies or equipment needed. We look forward to hearing your proposals!

About Akin Community:
Akin Community aims to cultivate and strengthen Toronto communities by providing access to unique arts programming, workshops and projects that explore the psychosocial impact of engaging with the creative side of life. We facilitate opportunities for marginalized groups to connect, grow, and be inspired outside of the traditional learning models by forming collaborations between local artists and community groups. We provide transformative experiences, engagements and educational opportunities through the arts in communities that creatively change the fabric of social services and offer positive change in new ways.

About CAMH Child, Youth and Family Program:
The Child, Youth and Family Program is committed to client-centred care, providing intensive and specialized services for young people with mental health and/or addiction problems. We work with and welcome clients from all backgrounds and cultures. In addition to our clinical services, we are involved in research, education, prevention and health promotion for child and youth mental health and addictions.