Platform A Micro-Grant Recipients 2016
This program allowed youth from Silversprings to design and produce their own hooded sweatshirts that promoted messages of anti racism, cultural empowerment, and self-expression.
Alexandra started a collective art installation using clay as a medium involving people all ages from the local Community Centre Franklin Horner, LAMP Early Years, Alderwood Library Branch and the Sir Adam Beck Junior School. The project was displayed at the Alderwood Library and Sir Adam Beck Junior School.
'Unspoken Vocals' was a program that engaged youth ages 14-17 to learn the art of poetry, art of storytelling, gain confidence in public speaking, & create meaningful relationships. The program will hosted a series of informative discussion and workshops.
Jacqueline Comrie Garrido
Jacqueline's funding went to revitalizing a high traffic common area at the Toronto East General Hospital through production, and installation of a colourful, high quality art mural.
Jaicyea hosted a series of belly dancing workshops for young women addressing, health, wellness and body image issues in the Lawrence Heights community or elsewhere. Special guests joined the class each week from a variety of fields (fitness, music, broadcasting, extreme sports, etc).
Abby created an interdisciplinary showcase -pan-Asian, launched the second issue of the magazine LooseLeaf and created a communal meal sharing experience with her project 'Project 40 Collective'.
Jose Angel Olivares
Jose painted a small mural to portray his home country Costa Rica, his love for Canada and also to raise awareness about the artistic abilities of people living with autism.
Keisha produced and curated a multi-media gallery exhibit for young, emerging artists 16-35 years of age from across Toronto.
Lynx created an arts-based writing workshop series to engage black youth ages 18-24 and individuals who live with various forms of disability/chronic illness.
Magda Arturo & Julian Restrepo
This program reconnected second-generation Latin Americans living in Toronto to their roots by creating an interactive movable mural indoors in the St.Clair & Lansdowne neighbourhood.
Nazanin raised awareness about breast cancer by creating and exhibiting four sculptural pieces based on the experience of breast cancer survivors in Toronto.
Vincentia ran a program that encouraged young people to photograph the environment of the Neptune Neighbourhood and present it in a powerful and beautifying exhibit.
Carla facilitated multidisciplinary workshops for children to design customs, learn storytelling, drama, dance, music and handcraft related to a folkloric Afro-Venezuelan festival, The Dancing Devils of Yare.