LGBTQ2+ Youth muralJAM.: 2022 Rainbow Grants Recipient

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FOUNDATION GRANT (available for up to $7,500 and are open to registered charities or groups trusteed by a registered charity)

Street artist Monica Wickeler has teamed up with Scarborough Arts to bring this LGTBQ2+project to East Toronto.

A series of workshops will be held at Scarborough Arts, inviting LGTBQ2+ Youth, to create/participate in a mural jamLEARNING. Mentored by Monica Wickeler and youth-artist FP MONKEY, the muralJAM will take place at the West-Scarborough-Neighborhood-Community-Center in July/August 2022.

Scarborough of East Toronto is notorious for not having safe community spaces for LGTBQ2+ youth. 

Shown by the high demand for programs at the Scarborough Arts EAST H.E.A.R.T program, and the drop-in at Toby’s Place the need for LGBTQ2+ programming in the greater Golden Mile area is high. This LGTBQS2+ Youth mural project will target LGBTQ2S+ youth of all diverse backgrounds including youth who identify as Black, Indigenous or people of colour, ages 14-20. Queer Creative folk including Black, Indigenous, and people of colour (ages 14-20) will have the opportunity to: learn the skill of creating a public art installation concept for the final mural, be supported in discovering a message they would like to share with the community, and experience how their message can have an impact on their communities.