*NEW* Business Skills for Creative Youth Initiative - Second wave just launched!

We are excited to introduce Business Skills for Creative Youth, a free program to help young artists of all disciplines to develop their careers in the arts! 

Deadline to apply for the second wave is Sunday May 28th (Fill out the application below)

Do you want to make money from your art?
Are you between the ages of 18 and 25?
Are you currently not in school and not working?

If you answered YES to all of these questions, and you're motivated, this program could be right for you!

This is an opportunity to participate in a series of workshops that will enable you to learn essential business skills and focus on your artistic career goals, as well as get group and personalized coaching and mentorship to enable you to gain visibility and start generating income from your art.
To get more information on the selection process, you can attend one of our information sessions at the YES centre:

Wednesday, May 24th: 4:00PM-5:00PM
Thursday, May 25th: 6:00PM-7:00PM
Friday, May 26th: 10:00AM-11:00AM

Can't make it? You can always apply online by downloading and filling out the form below:

Apply online.
Fill out the form below:
Business Skills for Creative Youth Application Form (Word format)
Business Skills for Creative Youth Application Form (PDF format)

Deadline to apply for the second wave is Sunday, May 28th, 2017 at 5:00PM.

Apply now!

You must complete the application form and also submit 2 samples of your work (see application form for details). 
Rest assured, we do not expect everyone to have a professional portfolio or presentation of their work - that is something we will work on together!

What will you get out of the Program? 

Business skills AND life skills!

Workshops:  Attend a series of workshops teaching essential business skills, financial literacy and other skills specifically geared to youth working in the arts. The workshops will include hands-on work sessions with a facilitator to accomplish the necessary steps to get your business rolling.

Coaching: Individual coaching to help you determine your unique path and your goals to enable you to earn an income within a timeframe. Individualized service to help you connect with mentors, sources of funding, and help you find sales opportunities, or launch your own products or services as a first stepping stone towards a long-term career.

Showcasing: Opportunity to showcase your work at this year's Business Skills for Creative Souls Artists Conference taking place at the Société des Arts Technologiques (SAT) on Monday, March 27th.

 And the opportunity to get your arts career off the ground! YES, you can do this! Apply today!

For more information you can also call 514-878-9788 ext 343.