*NEW* Business Skills for Creative Youth Initiative - Fall Session application announced!

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 next wave is Sunday, September 3 at 5PM (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.
Curious about this program and want to know more?

Join one of our information sessions at the YES Centre (666 Sherbrooke St. W., suite 700) on any of the following dates:

Monday August 21st 11am – 12pm
Thursday August 24th 6pm – 7pm
Wednesday August 30th 1pm – 2pm 

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 (PDF format)
Business Skills for Creative Youth Application Form (WORD format)

The next session begins in the Fall and the deadline to submit your application is Sunday, September 3 at 5PM.

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. Workshops take place every Monday 1pm-4pm.

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. Group coaching takes place on Fridays, 1pm-3pm and you will get a 1-hour, one-on-one coaching session on Wednesdays (once every 2 – 3 weeks). There is some flexibility in the scheduling on one-on-one coaching. 

 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.