Blueprint: Backing BIPOC Businesses is the company’s new mentorship and grant program designed to support the advancement of 100 BIPOC-owned businesses across Canada.
Freelance illustrator Jenelle Lewis is a generation-next creative who burst out of the gates right after high school.
Dr. Andrea Fatona is an independent curator and an associate professor at the Ontario College of Art and Design University who is concerned with issues of equity within the sphere of the arts and the educational potential of artworks produced by Black Canadians to articulate broader perspectives of Canadian identities.
Transit, the word modern urban centres like Toronto use to describe our public transportation, is a short form cousin to the word, transition.
"Diversity our strength." It's the official motto of Toronto, Canada’s largest city, and is meant to represent the myriad of voices housed within its metropolitan barriers.
“Having a Black arts centre is about being able to have this place where all of us, from our respective places in the diaspora and identities we bring with that, can have this space where we connect, have a sense of belonging, and share that unique experience for cultural exchange through the arts.” -Alica Hall (Executive Director - Nia Centre for the Arts)
Nehassaiu deGannes expresses her artistic practice through the worlds of both theatre and poetry. A natural-born storyteller, she follows in the tradition of African griots who used ancestral memory, physical movement, vocal presence, and the power of language, to engage with their communities. Covid-19’s far-reaching impact has included a gutting of the global arts community, and its impact on the theatre world has been no less demoralizing.