OUTREACH

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Image by OUTREACH student.

OUTREACH is Gallery 44’s award-winning arts program addressing the needs of youth from underserved communities throughout the GTA. OUTREACH inspires youth to develop positive methods of sharing their stories while connecting with their community. Through photography’s uniquely accessible platform, this program eliminates existing barriers to the arts, encouraging knowledge sharing, collaboration, and dialogue.

Through OUTREACH we work in collaboration with several community organizations to offer ongoing analogue and digital photography workshops to youth throughout our city. OUTREACH provides a series of hands-on workshops and discussion groups, through which youth engage in a program they help direct from concept, through the creation and artistic production, concluding in a formal exhibition of their artworks at Gallery 44. One of our main objectives for this essential program is to inspire youth to initiate critical explorations into art-viewing and art-making. We work to create vibrant, innovative spaces for young people and to provide vital adult mentoring and support.

Every year, Gallery 44 awards two participants from the OUTREACH program with the David Barker Maltby Award. The award was founded in memory of Gallery 44 member David Barker Maltby in keeping with his commitment to education, community activism and documentary photography. Award winners, nominated by instructors and selected by a committee, have excelled within the OUTREACH program. Recipients are awarded based on their unique approach to photography and commitment to continuing with their arts practice and receive a membership to Gallery 44 and further mentorship opportunities.

Community Partners

Past

The 519
Nia Centre for the Arts
Daniels Spectrum, Regent Park
Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre (Disability/Visibility Project)
Access Alliance
Native Canadian Centre of Toronto (NCCT)
Beat the Streets
7th Generation Image Makers
Art Starts
Leave Out Violence (LOVE)
Promoting Education and Community Heather (PEACH)
UrbanArts
Eva's Pheonix
Harmony Movement & The Spot
Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre
Inner City Visions
Native Learning Centre (NLC)
LAMP Community Health Services
Regent Park Focus Community
Silent Voices Canada
Supporting Our Youth (SOY)
SKETCH

Awards

David Barker Maltby Award

Awarded annually to two outstanding participants of G44's OUTREACH program.

David Barker Maltby was an artist, educator, photographer, community activists, as well as a friend and a member of Gallery 44.  In 2001, David passed away suddenly at the age of 38. During his life, David was dedicated to issues of social justice and his photographs covered 20 years of protests, demonstrations, anti-poverty actions and sit-ins in our city. Each year Gallery 44 awards two participants from the OUTREACH program with the David Barker Maltby Award, in keeping with David's commitment to education, community activism and documentary photography. Award winners, nominated by instructors and selected by a committee, have excelled within the OUTREACH program.

Recipients are awarded based on their unique approach to photography and commitment to continuing with their arts practice. Winners receive a G44 membership, art supplies and further mentorship.      

Past Recipients

2018 Raymond Tran - Daniels Spectrum Regent Park
2018 Aliyah Boudh-Hir - The 519
2017 Azaeb Adane - NIA Centre for the Arts
2017 Eli Carmona - The 519
2016 Andre Anozie- NIA Centre for the Arts
2016 Auset Luxor- Urban Arts
2015 Rodrigo Castro - Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre
2015 Marilyn Ize-Dukuze - Nia Centre for the Arts
2014 Rea Lila - UrbanArts
2014 Terrance Paul - Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre
2013 Nakisha Millien - Eva’s Phoenix
2012 Leilah Dhoré - Nia Centre for the Arts
2012 Charmae Freeman - Native Learning Centre
2011 Giselle Mira Diaz - Hispanic Development Council
2011 Ebti Nabag - Nia Centre for the Arts
2010 Jason Botelho - LAMP
2010 Nathan Daye - SOY
2009 Meagan Jasmina Majcenic- Sketch
2009 Cassy Walker- SOY
2008 Christian Bortey-LAMP
2008 Terrence Reeves- Sketch
2007 Julia MacDowell- Inner City Visions
2007 Kamille Grant- SOY
2006 Leo Zuniga - SOY
2006 Jane Crout - Inner City Visions
2005 Elle Alconcel - Sketch
2005 Drake Townsend - SOY

Toronto Image Works Award

Toronto Image Works has generously sponsored a second OUTREACH Award which extends the impacts of the OUTREACH program to an additional winner, creating opportunities for that winner to engage more closely with the G44 community, while also being introduced to another avenue for photo production services in Toronto. Award winners, nominated by instructors and selected by a committee, have excelled within the OUTREACH program. Recipients are awarded based on their unique approach to photography and commitment to continuing with their arts practice. Winners receive a full G44 membership, further mentorship, workshop vouchers, facilities credits and a one-on-one orientation to production services at Toronto Image Works.

Past Recipients

Coming soon.