Platform A is an innovative initiative that tests new models for
collaboration and resource sharing in the youth and community-engaged
arts sectors. The project creates new opportunities through shared
platforms, mentorships, organizational bridge building, and
micro-grants. It is a collaboration between four of Toronto’s leading
organizations in community-engaged arts: Arts for Children and Youth,
Art Starts, Jumblies Theatre and SKETCH. These organizations have all
emerged from grassroots initiatives and have grown to become key
community builders in Toronto’s arts sector, engaging thousands of
children, young people and adults annually through their diverse,
innovative and accessible programming.
These three videos document the first year of the initiative, and its
three branches: Bridging, Mentorships and Micro-grants. Each video
highlights the people and organizations that have grown, collaborated
and produced art with the support of Platform A.