Queen West Art Crawl: 2022 Rainbow Grants Recipient

Over the coming weeks we’re continuing to share the 39 stories of our 2022 Rainbow Grants recipients! All of these deserving projects are receiving critical grant funding as a result of your generous donations to Community One Foundation. Read more and support these projects where you can! If you’d like to see more work like this supported in our community, please consider donating to Community One!

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

The Queen West Art Crawl is and has been creating a space for youth for interaction, Education and inclusivity with through its popular Kid Zone program. This year the inclusive children’s space will include activities like:

  • 15 young artists will have a chance to showcase their artwork to the public, with spaces and donated booths. 
  • The ever-popular Fay and Fluffy (drag story time) reading books to our youth instilling education and inclusivity. 
  • Theatre productions through Roseneath Theatre that instill inclusivity and anti-bullying on our kid zone stage. 
  • Painting and creation section- children will have the chance to paint and be creative. 
  • Camp Cowabunga – live action puppet shows, set at a summer camp in the 1980’s, CAMP COWABUNGA is a fun and educational show for kids. 
  • Promotion of young 2SLGBTQ and Indigenous artists. Working with partners 2 SPIRIT.ORG, Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, Roseneath Theatre, Camp Cowabunga, PeaceBuilders to create interactive youth programming. 

And so much more! This project directly support all communities, with a keen focus on 2SLGBTQ+, Indigenous, BIPOC and refugee families. The Kid Zone project strives to make queer families/community feel represented within the Art Crawl!