Organizations that support and connect.
Craft & Design at Harbourfront Centre is pleased to be involved with Ten.A.City to foster and promote meaningful mentorship relationships between artists and mentors. We believe that business and art practices are not disparate and it is the points of connection, combined with focused expertise that can lead to significant mutual engagement and accomplishment.
Over the years we have identified a capacity commonly missing in an emerging artist’s development – entrepreneurial acumen. We wish to address this aspect of an emerging artist’s development by working with Ten.A.City.
We look forward to being a part of a program that will inspire and empower emerging artists to become successful and creative entrepreneurs.
Craft Ontario is a not-for-profit service organization that works to have craft recognized as a valuable part of life. We promote and celebrate professional craft through providing member opportunities, and advocate for craft practice by educating and empowering diverse audiences.
As a partner organization supporting Ten.A.City, we encourage participation in the project as a unique opportunity for growing and developing entrepreneurial skills. Recognizing that many of our members are small business entrepreneurs themselves, supporting an initiative like Ten.A.City helps to create connections between the creative and business sectors that allow both to flourish.
We support mentorship programs for their ability to provide indispensable tools and experience that help to build emerging craft careers.
The Roundtable Residency
Now in its fourth year, The Roundtable Residency is an annual five-week-long summer artist residency program hosted at The Dragon Academy, an independent school in downtown Toronto. The goal of the residency is to provide 15 new and emerging artists from a range of disciplines- including visual arts, performance, sound, and writing- with free space in which to work on distinct projects within a peer-to-peer mentoring community.
Roundtable responds to the needs of new and emerging artists in Toronto to access affordable studio space, an increasingly difficult prospect in this city, as well as opportunities for new and strengthened connections to the diverse voices of new generation artists in Toronto.
We are excited to announce our partnership with Ten.A.City for the 2016 year, our selected artists will now have the opportunity to become a part of this new program to be paired with a mentor in the community and gain valuable new perspectives for their practice.