Register now: Mentor in Residence x Black Arts Projects 2022

Virtual Mentorship Available Through Toronto Arts Foundation’s Mentor in Residence Program

Mentor in Residence x Black Arts Projects is open for registration for the 2022 granting season! Toronto based Black artists, Black led collectives and/or organizations are encouraged to register for mentorship help with grant writing. Participation is free.

Toronto Arts Foundation’s Mentor in Residence program assists artists working in all disciplines by providing mentorship support in project development and entrepreneurial skills through consultations with industry professionals. No application needed – just sign up to access this free virtual mentorship program!

TAC’s Black Arts Projects granting program is a new program designed to support arts projects by Black artists, Black artist collectives, and Black-led, Black-focused and Black-serving organizations. This funding program is open to all arts disciplines and intended to support the development, continuation, and flourishing of Black arts communities as well as amplify the work of Black artists in Toronto. This program is available to Black artists and arts workers based in Toronto.

The Mentor in Residence x Black Arts Projects program offers pre-application support to prospective Toronto Arts Council (TAC) Black Arts Projects applicants. Mentors include Paulina O’Kieffe, Anthony Gebrehiwot, Tamara Mariam Dwait, and Fiona Raye Clarke. They bring expertise in spoken word, creative writing, arts administration, community arts, media arts, filmmaking, music production and theatre, and can support project design and grant writing for Black Arts Projects applicants.

Mentors may support applicants to the program in the following ways:

  • provide direction in development of project ideas
  • connect mentees to resources to support project development
  • assist with grant-writing and editing
  • support with professional development and networking

Mentees are able to access 2 mentorship sessions each through this program. Registration is available on a rolling basis. Don’t miss this opportunity to get support with your grant application from these incredible artists!

Learn more and register for these free supports while services last by visiting our website.

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