Youth Programs & Mentorship - Nia Centre for the Arts

Youth Programs & Mentorship

Our youth programming offers a wide range intensive learning opportunities, fun artistic workshops and arts-based camps.

Since 2009, Nia Centre has provided Black youth with the opportunity to explore a wide range of creative pathways, expand their artistic abilities and build supportive connections with their peers and professional artists.

Ongoing Programs

Creative Connect
Creative Connect is our youth mentorship program that connects young creatives and youth between the ages of 14-29 in with career professionals and artists across disciplines, to help guide them as they build their knowledge, navigate their creative goals, and hone in talents across the arts.
The Pull Up
The Pull Up is a drop-in, afterschool program that provides young creatives between the ages of 12-18 the space to experiment with different art disciplines every week, connect with like-minded youth and explore Black artistic traditions.
Beyond The Books
Our Beyond the Books program provides you the opportunity to bring Black history, traditions and art into your classrooms. Through a wide range of art-based workshops, our program allows student to engage in artistic experiences while building their knowledge of historic and current contributions of Black Canadians and Black artists

Specialty Programs

Nia Centre passionately cultivates the creative potential of youth through its multidisciplinary art programs, fostering a vibrant space for exploration and self-expression
Nia Centre offers youths the opportunity to showcase their multidisciplinary art, providing a platform for the vibrant expression of their creative talents
Nia Centre offers wellness-focused activities for young emerging multidisciplinary artists, promoting a holistic approach to nurture both their artistic growth and overall well-being

Current Events

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Me, Myself and I: Wellness Retreat

December 9 – 9, 2023
12:00PM – 5:00PM
524 Oakwood Ave, Toronto, ON M6E 2X1

An afternoon dedicated to educating and empowering you to connect inwards and build skills, tools and community

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Talk di Tings: Panel Discussion

December 5 – 5, 2023
6:00PM – 8:00PM
524 Oakwood Ave, Toronto, ON M6E 2X1

Hear from young creatives as they shed light on how they navigate their creative journey’s in a digital art world

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