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JBG Summer Arts Academy – High School

JBG Summer Arts Academy – High School

A free transformative summer program offering experiences for twenty high school students in Downsview/North York. Made possible by Northcrest Development, Humber College, Focus On Youth Toronto District School Board, and Toronto Catholic District School Board's collaboration. Explore Painting, Drawing, Fashion, and Digital Arts & Media.

We’re thrilled to unveil details about the JBG Summer Arts Academy – High School program, aimed at delivering transformative summer experiences for twenty high school students within the Downsview/North York area. This enriching summer initiative is made possible through the collaborative efforts of Northcrest Development, Humber College, Focus On Youth Toronto District School Board, and Toronto Catholic District School Board.

We invite students residing and attending school in the Downsview & Duke Heights Community, with a passion for Painting, Drawing, Fashion, and Digital Arts & Media, to apply. Moreover, we are deeply committed to ensuring inclusivity, and therefore, youth facing barriers related to race, gender, and socio-economic status are strongly encouraged to apply.

Program Overview:

The JBG Summer Arts Academy offers a comprehensive 7-week immersive program spanning from July to August. Participants will delve into career exploration and creative development across two distinct strands: Digital Arts and Media, and The Arts. Furthermore, students will have the unique opportunity to conceptualize and execute community events, fostering invaluable leadership skills and meaningful community engagement.

Mission and Impact:

Our mission is to empower students within the Downsview community, particularly those facing barriers such as race, gender, poverty, and limited resources. We aim to equip students with essential skills and a supportive network to navigate their journey in the arts and community development spheres.

Key Goals:

  • Provide comprehensive training in cutting-edge technology and software.
  • Cultivate integrated arts and artisan skills across diverse industries.
  • Empower students to contribute to their community’s future vision.

Program Breakdown:

The program will be divided into two strands, each comprising 10 students:

1. Digital Arts and Media Strand:

  • Weeks 1-3: Intensive workshops in Digital Arts & media.
  • Weeks 4-6: Culminating project: Digital Envision of Our Future Community.
  • Week 7: Summer Projects: SYNC Music, Technology and The Future, Student digital creation of the future community.
  • Week 8: Experiential Learning: Industry Events and Experiences, Field trips.

2. The Arts Strand:

  • Weeks 1-3: Intensive workshops in Visual Arts, Sustainable Fashion, and Installation Art.
  • Weeks 4-6: Culminating project: Digital Envision of Our Future Community.
  • Week 7: Summer Projects: SYNC Music, Technology and The Future, Student digital creation of the future community.
  • Week 8: Experiential Learning: Industry Events and Experiences, Field trips.

Nominations:

We welcome your nominations for students who would thrive in this opportunity. If you are aware of students who identify as BIPOC and may encounter barriers to accessing digital arts and media, or art experiences outside of the school setting, we urge you to nominate them for this program.

Please note that students must register with their school to be a part of the Focus On Youth Program. Once registered, students can select the Just BGRAPHIC Summer Arts Academy as their placement opportunity.

Should you have any inquiries or require further details, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your guidance office. For programming questions, please feel free to email us at [email protected].

Thank you sincerely for your support in assisting us in reaching students who stand to significantly benefit from this program.

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