Platform A is a partnership involving four organizations that have pioneered work in the field of community arts in Toronto:
Art Starts, Jumblies Theatre, Sketch: Working Arts for Street and Homeless Youth and Vibe Arts. The four organizations work in different areas of the city and have distinct engagement practices. The aim of the Platform A initiative is to fuse the strengths and experiences of the four organizations to support a shared vision of seeding sustainable, high-quality community arts practice, and providing increased opportunities and access to the arts for youth and communities.
The project is creating new opportunities through shared platforms, mentorships, organizational bridge building, and micro-grants and will test new models for collaboration and resource sharing in the youth and community-engaged arts sectors.
For more information on Platform A micro-grants, training and support: www.platformatoronto.com.
Press Release announcing the recipients of 2016 Toronto Arts Council micro-grants.
Video courtesy of Art Starts, Jumblies, Sketch & Vibe Arts