Beats + Intentions - an emerging inter-arts ensemble
Co-presented with Expect Theatre
Beats + Intentions is paid training and performance opportunity for emerging artists.
This mentorship/employment opportunity builds skills in a variety of artistic disciplines: theatre, dance, music, spoken word, and video.
Youth also learn about the business side of the arts from industry experts: marketing, publicity, budgeting, outreach, auditioning, resumes, producing, reels/demos, agent representation, networking, and professional associations.
Selected through an audition process, participants engage in Business of the Arts Workshops, and then an intensive 2-week program in arts training which culminates in a showcase of their own original work.
After the showcase, youth will work on their own project under the guidance of a mentor for 4 months.
Beats & Intentions is generously funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, Canada Arts Council, Toronto Pearson, and CIBC.
Year 1 - 2014
Year 2 - 2015
Year 3 - 2016