2024-25 DesignTO Youth Call for Submissions

DesignTO Youth
‘Story Story’

‘Story Story’ is the sixth edition of DesignTO Youth, a program that provides youth with access to creative disciplines and professionals. This workshop series will consist of 5 virtual sessions of group activities geared at exploring storytelling through art and design.

With a combination of artist talks, interactive discussions and creative exercises, participating youth will be prompted to consider how narratives are constructed through different mediums. 5 virtual sessions will highlight the power to be found in telling small stories, how and where to find them, and the unconventional ways through which they can be shared. Through this experience, youth can expect to receive meaningful input on how to develop their unique voices and turn their personal experiences into compelling works of art and design.

DesignTO, in partnership with JAYU and ArtReach, invites you to apply for our FREE program to help enhance your creative process, inspire your creation, develop skills, and build an application for the exhibition opportunity.


Exhibition Opportunity

Participants in the ‘Story Story’ workshop series are invited to apply to present the narratives they have developed through the program in a group exhibition that will be featured as part of the 15th annual DesignTO Festival, January 24-February 2, 2025. This exhibition will be held at a gallery in Toronto.

NOTE: Participation in the workshop program does not guarantee your participation in the exhibition. Only a selection of exhibition applicants will be successful. All youth in the program are invited to apply.


More Info

When Rolling deadline, with final applications due September 6, 2024 at 11:59pm ET

Cost Free to submit