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News Release: June 17, 2020

Last call for Art Voice youth showcase

BRAMPTON, ON (Wednesday, June 17, 2020) – These past few weeks have shown its more important than ever to give youth a voice and a way to express how they are feeling. What better way than through the arts?

Art Voice will celebrate emerging youth talent in Peel and provide a showcase for you to share your work with the public, family and friends. We are looking for new or emerging local artists for a virtual showcase event in early August 2020.

This event is a part of the project activity undertaken by Community Leadership Program ambassadors under the mentorship of the host organization the Regional Diversity Roundtable and Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA).

Art Voice is creating spaces to share community voices and strives to create an inclusive community and family-friendly space. We ask artist applicants to keep this in mind.

  1. Are you an artist in Peel (Brampton, Mississauga or Caledon)?
  2. Are you between the ages of 14-35?
  3. Looking to share your artistic talent with the community?

Art Voice invites applications from new, emerging young artists in Peel regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation and or background. Any form of art or creative expression will be considered such as painting, drawing, photography, music, dance, spoken word, poetry, etc. Deadline for submission is June 30, 2020. Submit your application today.

Have a question? E-mail us at peelyouthshowcase@gmail.com

Quotes from the Regional Diversity Roundtable Community Leadership Program Community Ambassadors

“Our youth are our communities’ future. We believe in nurturing the young artist to grow and inspire our communities with their unique insights and talents that will one day lead our communities, by touching the inner spirits of all those around them. Art is change, and change needs a voice, and that voice is an Art Voice.” – Loloa Alkasawat

“Having spaces in Peel where youth can share their artwork is very important because often young people can feel as though their voices go unheard. Our community is very diverse with a youth population that has grown significantly. It is vital to listen to the youth in our community to better understand their experiences. Art Voice is an event making an attempt to amplify the voices of the diverse youth within our community by showcasing their artwork and their perspectives.” – Anupama Aery

Regional Diversity Roundtable (RDR), a charitable not-for-profit is committed to be a leader in engaging community organizations and institutions to deliver human care services that are equitable, socially just, culturally competent, and serves the needs of a highly diverse community. RDR developed and launched the Community Leadership Program and in its second phase currently is working with 30 Ambassadors and 7 partner organizations to collaboratively offer Community Projects that further the DEI mandate. The community projects are supported by mentors from each organization dedicated to promoting equity and inclusion with program participants through meaningful conversations and activities that are mutually beneficial. The participants are also engaged in 9-month training program that is part of the two-year Project funded by the OTF. https://rdrpeel.org/.

PAMA is a place to explore and learn about Peel Region’s culture and heritage, as well as use conversation, questions and stories to help make new and fascinating connections to the surrounding community. Throughout the year, PAMA offers a variety of workshops and programs for all ages, families and adults. With so many different programs to choose from, PAMA has something for everyone. Operated by the Region of Peel, PAMA is located at 9 Wellington Street, East in Brampton. Visit pama.peelregion.ca to learn more.

Media contacts

Erin Fernandes
Marketing Coordinator
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA)
Tel: 416-312-3425

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.