20 spots available. Apply by July 17.
About Humans of Hope
Humans of Hope is a 5-part workshop series on how to write poetry that builds belonging and promotes community care.
About Gifted: Black Joy Workshop Series
Gifted is a five-week virtual workshop series aims to challenge anti-Blackness by exploring Blackness specifically through the lens of art and Black joy.
Gifted aims to invite Black youth to recognize their Blackness as something that inherently makes them special, blessed, unique— something that makes them gifted!
Participants will learn and work with from Black artists to use different areas of art to express their own personal Black joy. They will have the opportunity present their work at our online showcase, and have their work published in our online gallery.
Participants will also receive a $250 honorarium to support their work.
Workshop Schedule (All Online)
The workshop sessions and final showcase will take place online, on Zoom
Session 1: Introduction to Black Joy and the Gifted Workshop Series
Saturday April 1, 4:00-6:00pm
Session 2: What is anti-blackness?
Saturday April 8, 4:00-6:00pm
Session 3: Black Joy through Poetry with Joshua "Scribe" Watkis
Saturday April 15, 4:00-6:00pm
Session 4: Black Joy through Photography with Dwayne Sybbiliss
Saturday April 29, 4:00-6:00pm
Session 5: Black Joy through Conversation with Cadar Mohamud
Saturday May 6, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Session 6: Final Showcase
Saturday May 13, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Participants will receive a $250 honorarium to support their work.
How to Apply
Who can apply?
Black youth ages 14-18 living in the Greater Toronto Area or Hamilton. 12 spots are available.
When is the application deadline?
Monday March 27, 2022 at midnight.
How do I apply?
Fill out the application form at the link below. If you have questions or need help with the application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.