SUPPORT FOR ARTISTS

Attention new generation artists living and working on the margins

Apply for up to $1000

 

To connect with CUE, email cuegrant@gmail.com

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
OCTOBER 28th, 2016

CUE grants are for artists who:

  • Identify as new generation artists (29 years old or under) living and working on the margins

  • Work in any artistic discipline

  • Have a solid idea for an art project that can be completed in 3 months, and can be exhibited or presented to the public in some way

  • Demonstrate experience in their medium

  • Have a track record of finishing projects and following through on goals

  • Have not received funding from the Toronto Arts Council,
    Ontario Arts Council, or Canada Council for the Arts, or other substantial arts funding

  • Are not in a Masters program in a post secondary institution, and do not hold a Masters degree

  • Meet with CUE before submitting an application 

INFORMATION SESSIONS

 

September 28
6 - 7 p.m.

at East Metro Youth Services
1200 Markham Road, Suite 200
Scarborough

 


September 22
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

at SKETCH
180 Shaw Street, Suite 201
Toronto


DROP IN MENTORSHIP SESSIONS

CUE will be at SKETCH every Thursday in October from 2 - 7 p.m. 

Drop by to discuss your project and get one-on-one consultation developing your proposal. 

Don't be late.

SUPPORT FOR WRITERS

ATTENTION NEW GENERATION WRITERS LIVING AND WORKING ON THE MARGINS

The STORY RENO STUDIO is a literary development intensive for new generation writers living and working on the margins. This opportunity includes:

  • Weekly workshops (Mondays from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.) hosted by internationally recognized writer, educator, and literacy advocate Whitney French.
  • Independent writing time with support and editorial consultation from a publishing industry professional.
  • $500 sustenance bursary (for groceries, etc.) to help you spend focused time on your writing. 

The STORY RENO STUDIO is open to writers working in any literary discipline who want to evolve a rough draft (or even an idea) into a polished final product. Writers will receive comprehensive and tailored mentorship in developing story, character, voice, plot, and style, and will have the opportunity to have their work constructively critiqued as well as critique the work of other writers in a supportive environment.

The STORY RENO STUDIO is for writers who:

  • Are between the ages of 15 and 29 years old
  • Have not received funding from the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, or Canada Council for the Arts
  • Have not yet published in book form with a professional publishing body;
  • Have not yet had their work produced by a commercial production company 
  • Have a rough draft, work in progress, or a strong idea for a literary project
  • Have a demonstrated history of quality literary writing
  • Identify as writers “living and working on the margins”
  • Connect with CUE before submitting an application=

To connect with CUE, email cuegrant@gmail.com

CUE will be at SKETCH every Thursday in October from 2 - 7 p.m.

LOCATION - 180 Shaw Street, Suite 201

Drop by to discuss your project and get one-on-one consultation developing your proposal.

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

OCTOBER 28th, 2016

 

SUPPORT FOR COMMUNITY ARTS PROJECTS FROM PLATFORM A

The Toronto Arts Council has committed to ensuring high-access support for underrepresented community-engaged artists through Platform A. In addition to CUE, Platform A grants are available from Art Starts, Jumblies Theatre, and VIBE Arts. Please contact individual organizations for more information on their granting programs. 

You may apply to only one Platform A organization (CUE/SKETCH, Art Starts, Jumblies Theatre, or VIBE Arts). 

Deadline for applications:
OCTOBER 28th, 2016.

 

Thank you to the Toronto Arts Council for recognizing and supporting this urgent cultural momentum. 

CUE ARTIST IN RESIDENCE LAUNCHES SOLO EXHIBITION

CUE grant recipient and 2015 Artist in Residence Timothy Yanick Hunter debuts his solo exhibition, Orange Room. The exhibition explores the gray area between consumer culture and cultural appreciation: at what point does the appreciation of artworks, artifacts, and people become a consumer past time, and when does an artist go from cultural contributor to retailer? The artist samples from the motifs of the consumer world and contemporary art; Hunter's approach is to blend these worlds seamlessly. With the Orange Room, he transforms a vacant space in Kensington Market with his orange paintings, orange walls, and even orange food. More than a show of artworks, the exhibit becomes an installation that employs its environment as a tool for conversation.The Orange Room consists of paintings, illustrations, and design all accented with what the artist calls, "colours that seduce the viewer, while questioning the role of desire in retail marketing.” Hunter aims to examine the history of white male artists painting the nude female form, and reimagines this process through the lens of a young black male artist.

CUE is honoured to have been able to support Hunter with 2 project grants, and with additional support and funding for Orange Room.

For more information on the artist, please visit his website or his Instagram.

CUE at the Junction Summer Solstice Festival

CUE is excited to be taking part in the Junction Summer Solstice Festival. On June 18th, CUE grant recipients Tim HunterPhillip SaundersJason Jamaal, and Yael De Gale will be bringing art to life in a live painting installation, and Daniel Pessole will be exhibiting his sculptural work.

JUNE 18th - 12pm to midnight

2916 Dundas Street West (west of Keele)

12pm - 5pm: Live painting installation

5pm - 11pm: Art exhibit

MIDNIGHT: Works created are given away for free!

The Junction Summer Solstice Festival brings together artists, musicians, local restaurants and businesses for a giant street party to celebrate the longest day of the year. Hope to see you there!

Thanks to the Junction BIA for their work in organizing the event, and for sponsoring this exhibit.

Platform A Grants

CUE has once again partnered with Platform A to provide emerging artists with grants up to $1000.

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