dance Immersion periodically collaborates with other organizations to provide youth with substantial mentorship opportunities that develop their skills, knowledge and self-esteem.
LEGACY LEADERS 2019
Originally offered in 2019, Legacy Leaders may be offered again in the near future. This extensive initiative is a collaborative project between arts organizations in Toronto, who have come together to offer an Arts Administration Training Program geared towards individuals who identify as Black or as individuals of African Descent, residing in Toronto or the GTA.
Our objective is to help build and support business/arts administration capacity for dance organizations while creating a platform for emerging arts administrators to gain practical experience. Participants are immersed in an experiential learning environment while receiving marketable administrative skills. This collaborative training program is a hybrid between a traditional classroom setting and hands on-learning.
Partner organizations included Esie Mensah Creations, KasheDance, COBA, NGOMA, PIECE of MINE Arts, Ronald Taylor Dance, Roots & Branches, and UrbanArts. The program was possible due to the generous support of The City of Toronto and United Way Canada.
The MentorMe Initiative offers progressive training for young people through mentorship, consultations, seminars, and hands-on practicums that provide important skills needed to achieve arts career goals. This program is conducted over one year to allow for contemplation and gestation. The MentorMe activities nurture both administrative and artistic skills in a 12-month program that focuses on helping artists implement their ideas into fully-realized projects.