BRIDGE TO WORK PROGRAM FOR NEW CANADIANS IN THE ARTS

February-March 2022

This program is designed for new Canadian or immigrant artists/art workers or those who are unclear about their career direction or seeking more information and skills to be able to navigate the system.

During this online ten-week (one session per week) workshop, participants will:

  • Attend 2 hours Zoom sessions twice a week for five weeks (Attendance in all ten sessions is required).
  • Be connected with a professional in their field of interest through two sessions of coaching program after the ten-session workshops.

Workshops include:

  • Available grants and funds in Ontario
  • Tools, services, and art organizations
  • Writing resume, bio, and artist statement
  • Portfolio review
  • Opportunities and creative jobs
  • Education system
  • Idea generation

And

  • One-on-one sessions with facilitators

Date and time:

Every Tuesday and Thursday in February (1st, 3rd, 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th) and March 1st and 3rd

Time: 4:30 to 6:30 pm

Stipend:

This program pays a $400 stipend to nominated participants to help cover the costs while receiving career training.

Eligibility:

  • Worked in the field of art in Canada or internationally
  • Be a newcomer or immigrant who are unclear about their career direction (Having a PR status is not necessary) 
  • Be able to connect with zoom twice a week from February 1 to March 3rd, every Tue and Thursday
  • Be willing to be connected with a professional in their field of interest through two sessions of coaching program after the ten session-workshops

Deadline: January 25th, 2022

APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED.

In partnership with Neilson Park Creative Centre

Funded by Ontario Arts Council