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SKETCH Needs Your Support!

For the past 28 years SKETCH has been running free arts programs for aspiring and emerging creatives who are navigating precarity and inequity due to systemic oppression. 

Unfortunately, due to immediate financial challenges, SKETCH is pausing their direct spring and summer program offerings and temporarily reducing staffing in response to their financial situation. 

During this period, SKETCH will be focusing on strengthening their financial standing through fundraising, renting out their beautiful studios at 180 Shaw Street and supporting artists through access to studio space, wellness supports and other supportive offerings.


What is SKetch Continuing to Offer 

SKETCH will remain accessible to artists and renters, and are actively working to continue wellness supports, artist access to space and creative community building during this period. They will announce dates and times for picking up food, harm reduction, personal care and art supplies for artists as well as upcoming opportunities to access studio space, paid opportunities and drop in art making sessions for artists. Follow SKETCH on Instagram to stay up to date on their latest offerings!


How You Can Help sketch Today!

Your continued support during this time is vital. They have set a goal to raise $150,000 by August, and are confident that, with your help, they can achieve that!

Donate Now

To make a donation, please visit . They can provide tax receipts for donations $10 and above. The charitable number is BN 896568417RR0001.

Rent Studio Space @ SKETCH 

If you’ve enjoyed accessing SKETCH studios and know other artists, groups or organizations looking for gathering, creation or event space, please help spread the word. In addition to the financial support rentals provide, neighbors and creators such as yourself keep the energy of the space alive. 

Check out the studio spaces here. Click here to rent the space.

Throw a Fundraiser/Partner/Volunteer

If you have any ideas to connect with SKETCH to throw fundraisers, connect them to partnerships, volunteer artists/facilitators/mentors, connect your companies for volunteer opportunities etc please contact  

Contact with SKETCH

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Paulina, Executive Director with any questions, concerns, or if you would like to connect with to support with fundraising, rentals, or volunteer opportunities.



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