Resource Guides

Running an Arts Mentorship Program

Mentorship Toolkit
Our Quick Guide as a PDF, print on 11x17 paper.

Mentorship Field Guide v1.0

Sample Grant Application
With budget!

Sample Programming Materials
Call for applicants, submission form, sample contracts and more.

Further Reading
Other mentorship programs and guides we like, grants you can apply to, and more.

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Anti-Racism Learning Resources

Resources we have been using.

Critical Race Theory

Anti-Racism Resources

Educate Yourself

Policing Black Lives, Robyn Maynard

The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale 

The Urgency of Intersectionality, Kimberlé Crenshaw TED Talk

Sightlines a podcast by The Ryerson Image Centre

The State of Blackness, a repository of work by Black Canadian cultural producers

Board Diversity & Pluralism with Zainub Verjee

Zainub Verjee is currently the Executive Director at OAAG. She discussed this talk and it's themes of diversity management a bit in text here.  Great the breakdown and historical background on how we moved from words such as equality, to diversity and inclusion and perhaps how this relates to anti-racism movements.

Conceptions of White: A Research Toolkit on the Origins and Meanings of White Identity

Mackenzie Art Gallery's thorough research project and an interesting example of how arts orgs are developing resources and literacy around systemic issues.

iHollaback Training

Free online workshops on methodologies in the areas of bystander intervention, conflict de-escalation, harassment prevention, and resilience.

Canadian cultural institutions have silenced Black voices for years. Can we write a new chapter?

Amanda's article is a helpful summary of Black-led activism and attempts to challenge anti-Black racism in the cultural sector. She documents four recent movements (many of which are in Toronto) as case studies.

White Institution's Guide For Welcoming Artists of Color

The default nonprofit board model is archaic and toxic; let’s try some new models

Moving Beyond Statements of Solidarity

Growing an Art Career

Resources we have found helpful to emerging artists. In no particular order.

CARFAC Artwork Pricing Tips

Sparkbox Studio Emerging Artist Video Guides