Diverse, original and passionate.

Just BGRAPHIC helps talented young artist take a fair shot at chasing their dreams.

Just BGRAPHIC is a not-for-profit organization evolving as a social enterprise. Our social conscience is rooted in the belief that students exposed to opportunity and supported with the right resources can develop the resilience and confidence that will fuel their academic success. Ultimately, Just BGRAPHIC helps talented young artist take a fair shot at catching their dreams in an academic environment. We built programs that allow students focus on an artistic career path that matches their skills and interests while meeting the requirements of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

 

D
iverse, original and passionate, Just BGRAPHIC is a modern movement of progressive artist united with experienced educators on a bold mission to revolutionize arts education in Canadian schools. We have built our programs to align with the Ministry of Education Specialist High School Major (SHSM) Arts & Culture program mandates. We provide students and schools with experiential learning and career exploration activities that include conferences, symposiums, job fairs and tours of various professional art spaces. We also offer Reach Ahead experiences through our partnership with York University's School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD).
We work with heart! Our slogan, “Be You. BGRAPHIC”, echoes the voices of aspiring artist on a quest to live authentically into their creative destiny. It fuels the commitment of our team to build safe, accessible, non-hobbyist programs for student to explore the nooks of their creative identity; and it gives licence to our trained facilitators to turn the taste of raw talent into an ambitious appetite for young artist. Founder, Kayode Brown identified a need for a creative space where students could be provided with more opportunities to pursue the arts in a non-hobbyist format that is directly aligned with the school curriculum. The intent is to educate students using the arts as the vehicle.

 

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Our Programs

All of our programs and conferences are designed to achieve the mandates and objectives as described in the Ontario Ministry of Educations SHSM (Specialist High School Major) Policy and Implementation Guide – Arts and Culture

School Wide Workshops & Conferences

We provide workshops and conferences that take a holistic approach to building school culture, advancing arts education and promoting student success.

Revolt

A full day dance workshop open to students in grades 6-12 of skill levels. Choose from Hip-Hop, Reggae, House, Contemporary, African, Afro-Jazz, Salsa, Break Dance, Krump and much more. Students also learn about post secondary dance programs, career development, the business of being in the arts industry and much more.

unplugged-music-conference

A full day conference for high school students that are exploring the world of becoming professional a musician. This conference hosts workshops on contracts, marketing and other related music career options. Students are able to network and get invaluable time with leaders in the Canadian music industry.

life-series

Our signature workshop series for all ages and grades are a great choice for PPC (Positive Peer Culture) classes and leadership development. We cover meaningful topics such as healthy relationships, mental health, bullying and social justice. We use modern pop culture media to stimulate guided conversations that open the mind to new concepts and theories. 

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We are on a bold mission to revolutionize arts education. Just BGRAPHIC is a progressive group of arts educators committed to empowering youth and pushing academic success.