The Artists Mentoring Youth Project Inc.

This GivingTuesday, we invite you to support our Design Mentorship Program!

The Design and Production Program provides opportunities for LGBTQ2 and BIPOC emerging  designers in Toronto to build skills, experience, and professional networks through paid work-learn opportunities and with the support of a dedicated professional designer mentor.

Participants can either take on a designer role for the AMY Project Theatre Program’s final production as part of  SummerWorks Performance, or, can work as an apprentice with a professional design on a production in the Toronto theatre industry. Stay tuned to hear about our exciting partnerships for 2020!

In all versions of the program, emerging designers are paired with a professional mentor and provided with resources to create beautiful designs in collaboration with other participants and artistic leadership. We are excited to be providing juicy learning opportunties for emerging designers in Toronto using the AMY model of accessible programming with meaningful mentorship!

Your donation will support participant and mentor fees and will other program costs such as healthy meals and transportation for participants. Thank you for supporting AMY this #GivingTuesday!

" Since the beginning of the program, I always felt like I belonged in the community. Not only could I benefit from the existing resources, I felt I could also freely contribute while I grew as an artist. My support was carefully structured: we collaboratively identified what my learning gaps were and how I could be sustain myself as a designer of colour in the performance industry. My pairing with a designer of colour was particularly important to my learning as my mentor shared many similar struggles and offered personalized support...The AMY Project has been a vital part of my emerging artist path."- Senjuti Sarker, Lighting Designer, 2018 & 2019 Design Mentorship Program

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