CAMH is proud to team
up with the Michaëlle Jean
Foundation, the Art
Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and WorldPride 2014
Toronto on a new initiative called the 4th
Wall Youth Solidarity Project.
inclusive and healthy communities for Two-Spirited and LGBT youth (includes
lesbian, gay, bi, trans, two spirit, intersex, queer, questioning/ a.k.a. LGBTTTIQ), the project is
supported by over 50 human rights, faith-based, arts, newcomer, Aboriginal and
health organizations across Canada.
>> More on why CAMH supports the Youth Solidarity Project
Solidarity Project was set up to inspire Canadians of all ages and
backgrounds to voice the importance of establishing and safeguarding an open and inclusive society for all.
The initiative includes:
- A national
digital arts competition inviting youth, from ages 14 to 30, to express
themselves creatively on the theme “Solidarity with Canada’s Two-Spirited and LGBT
Communities.” Six jury-selected finalists will each receive $1,000 and see
their artwork displayed in a special WorldPride Toronto 2014 exhibition at the
>> Submit your artwork online The deadline
for applications is April 25, 2014
- An online
vote for Canadians of all ages to select the artwork that best
reflects the contest theme. The winner will be flown to Toronto, awarded a $1,000 cash prize and see
his or her artwork featured as a public outdoor mural. The online vote opens on May 14, 2014.
WorldPride 2014 Toronto Exhibition will feature the artwork of the
six competition finalists. The exhibition will be on at the AGO from June 22 to November 15, 2014
- A High
Energy Youth Solidarity Forum, taking place on June 22, 2014, at
the AGO in partnership with Jer’s
Vision, to discuss strategies to create healthy, safe and inclusive
communities through the arts in Canada.
See a full list of project collaborators
About the 4th Wall Program
In theatre, the “fourth wall” is an imaginary screen that
creates a virtual separation between actor and spectator. There are many ways
to cross the fourth wall and to make the invisible visible.
The Michaëlle Jean Foundation chose to do so through the 4th Wall: Make the Invisible
Visible program, in collaboration with several prestigious Canadian museums
and art galleries.
The goal is to invite young creators to break down the
invisible walls that create solitudes between individuals and communities
by opening the doors of our major cultural institutions to emerging creators
from marginalized backgrounds. The Foundation offers museum and art gallery
space and bursaries to youth from disadvantaged backgrounds, often cut off from
museums, so that they can produce original art that conveys their experiences,
ideas and challenges. On display for the public to see, their work provokes
debate and builds solutions.
Please help spread the
word with your networks and partners! #YSP14
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Office: 416 535 8501 x36015
Mobile: 416 427
Director of Communications
Michaëlle Jean Foundation
Art Gallery of Ontario
416.979-6660 ext. 364
World Pride 2014