Call for Applications: Creative Catalyst - Nia Centre for the Arts
Artistic & Professional Development

Call for Applications: Creative Catalyst

Artistic Consulting for Artists


June 24 - July 26, 2020

Deadline to Apply: July 26!

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Applications are now open for the Creative Catalyst stream as part of the Left of Centre program – a 2 year incubator for emerging Black artists. The Creative Catalyst stream pairs a dedicated cohort of 24 emerging Black artists with a group of 8 arts-based consultants to receive consulting services, support, and mentorship over the course of 7 months. Participating artists will have general, self-guided access and support from all consultants, however each participating artist will also be paired directly with a consultant working within their primary artistic discipline to receive more intensive, one-on-one consulting and support. This stream provides consulting in 7 areas:

  • Curatorial Practice with Chiedza Pasipanodya
  • Site Specific & Experiential Art with Ashley McKenzie-Barnes
  • Photography with Djenabe Edouard or Ishmil Waterman
  • Visual Art with Gordon Shadrach
  • Creative Writing with Fiona Raye Clarke
  • Grant Writing with Paulina O’Kieffe Anthony
  • Business Development with Amoye Henry

The Creative Catalyst stream is application-based, and best suited towards emerging artists who have made a commitment towards establishing their artistic careers, are currently working on new work or building on existing work, and looking to regularly engage an artistic consultant. Applications will be open from Monday, June 24 to Sunday, July 26, 11:59pm.

About Left of Centre

Left of Centre is a two-year artist incubation project which combines professional development, creative consulting, critical feedback, and seed funding to support the careers of emerging Black artists within Toronto. With multiple streams, Left of Centre allows artists to locate themselves within the incubator, making use of elements that are best suited towards their needs – whether that be funding, consulting, critique, or inspiration. Click here to learn more.

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