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Youth ages 14-18 are invited to join us for our fifth annual Mural Camp for girls, young women, and non-binary/enby folks! Deadline to apply as a participant is June 14, 2024!

Call for Participants:

Are you interested in visual arts and murals? Are you looking for opportunities to learn more about outdoor mural-making this summer? Are you between the ages of 14 and 18, and are someone who identifies as a young woman, girl, or non-binary/enby? Join East End Arts and muralist Monica Wickeler for the fifth season of Girls & Enby Mural Camp! It takes place this August with a new program partner, Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre. To be considered for this program, please fill out our online registration form by June 14th, 2024 at 11:59 PM EST!

About Girls & Enby Mural Camp:

Girls & Enby Mural Camp (GEMC) is a one-week summer program for youth between the ages of 14-18 who self-identify as young women, girls, or non-binary/enby folks. All participants will be provided with snacks, volunteer hours, and financial support for transit costs. No experience is required, but a passion for the arts is strongly encouraged!

GEMC will take place from August 12th-16th, 2024, with two days of in-class learning & at home practice to explore the history of street art, graffiti and murals, as well as your own individual style, followed by two-three days of creating a mural with the guidance of renowned street artists and your fellow campers!

To learn more, you can read about out our 2022 GEMC Camp HERE.

A Note on Safety Protocols:

Participant & staff safety are of utmost importance to East End Arts and will be a priority during the program. A full set of safety protocols have been prepared for this program, including providing youth participants with training in the correct use of a ventilator when using aerosol paints, and providing youth participants with safety measures to ensure personal safety when painting in an alleyway.

Important Details:

Session Dates & Times:

  1. Monday August 12th and Tuesday August 13th, 2024 | Time TBC | In-Class Sessions at Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre
  2. Wednesday August 14th – Friday August 16th, 2024 | Time TBC | Mural painting days on a TCHC wall space and Eastview shipping container
  3. Saturday August 17th, 2024 | Times TBC – Rain day for painting (if needed)

Session Location(s):

  • In class learning days and mural painting days will all take place at Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre (86 Blake Street Toronto, ON, on M4J 3C9)

What You Need:

  • A reusable water bottle
  • A cloth face mask (if you would like to wear one)
  • Comfortable and safe outdoor mural attire (closed-toe shoes please)
  • Sunscreen, hat, and any other sun protection you need for on-site mural painting

What We Offer:

  • All snacks and meals for in-class sessions and on-site mural making days
  • Volunteer hours
  • Full financial support for TTC transit costs
  • Face masks (if you don’t have your own)
  • An incredible experience learning about and making mural art with two renowned street muralists from Toronto!

Registration:

The deadline to register for this program is Friday June 14, 2024. Please note that spots are limited for this program. Please apply to be considered for this program by completing our registration form by clicking the following button:

REGISTER FOR GEMC 2024 HERE

Participants will be notified by Friday June 21st, 2024 if they’ve been selected to join this year’s camp.

Also note, that if you have any questions about the application process, you can email our Office & Outreach Coordinator, Rashana at rashana@eastendarts.ca.

About the Lead Artists:

MONICA WICKELER

Also known as monica on the moon in the public art industry. When Monica isn’t found on tip-toes at the top of scaffolding or balancing a ladder just so to reach the top corner of a mural, she can be found sharing her joy of mural/street art with public school students and sharing how it can transform a community or forgotten space in the most beautiful way.

Monica is a trained visual artist who has worked in the large scale painting industry in Toronto for many years. In outdoor advertising as a mural artist and in the film and television industry as a scenic painter. More recently she can be found reclaiming community spaces with her vibrant public art. Painting community murals in playgrounds, on wading pools, in pedestrian laneways, on construction hoarding and on just about anything that stays still long enough.

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