The Toronto Artscape Foundation Launchpad Bursaries are available to both emerging creatives and those already in businesses that they are seeking to grow and are focused on providing support to creatives who are engaged in the following creative disciplines:

The Program offers a limited number of 6-month Launchpad Bursaries that include:

+ A vibrant, collaborative community of fellow designers, creators, artists and makers

+ Launchpad Learning classes on topics such as financial literacy, fundraising, creative thinking, activism, allyship, accessing government supports, running a small business, marketing, shifting your mindset and more

+ Wellness events and programming focused on physical and mental well-being

+ One-on-one coaching with industry leaders

+ The Launchpad coworking space, Computer Lab and our five Creative Studios: Textiles + Fashion, Fine Metals + Jewellery, Digital Fabrication, Electronics and Woodworking.

+ We will fund up to 10 programming ideas from Bursary Recipients with more details to follow, once the program starts.

+ We are offering credits to our Digital Media Labs (Recording Studio, VFX Studio, Editing Suites and Photography Studio) for 50 individuals in the Bursary cohort. For those interested in being considered for this opportunity, please indicate your interest and for what purposes in your application.

To be eligible to apply for a Toronto Artscape Foundation Launchpad Bursary, applicants must:

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be an emerging and/or practicing artist, designer or creator

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have an entrepreneurial desire to advance their creative practice/business

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be able to demonstrate financial need

(we are also sensitive to extenuating personal circumstances and may take these into account when assessing Bursary applications)

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be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident

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be 19 years of age or older

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have not received another Toronto Artscape Foundation Launchpad Bursary within one year of the date of application for this Bursary.

NOTE: Unsuccessful Bursary applicants may be eligible to re-apply within the same year for a Bursary.

Staff and Ambassadors of Artscape Daniels Launchpad are not eligible to apply for a Toronto Artscape Foundation Launchpad Bursary.

Criteria

The following criteria will be used to assess your application submission:

  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Commitment and contribution to the Launchpad community
  • Fit between your needs and Artscape Daniels Launchpad’s programs, services and supports

Selection Process

The selection process will be led by the Director of Launchpad Learning and include a cross section of Staff, Board and members from the Launchpad community.  Successful applicants will receive notification of selection and a welcome package by email from the Toronto Artscape Foundation. Applicants who are not selected will receive an email from the Toronto Artscape Foundation. Upon receipt of notification of acceptance as a Bursary recipient, your Artscape Daniels Launchpad membership becomes activated and you must follow up immediately with Launchpad staff to start taking advantage of all that it has to offer.

HOW TO APPLY

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To apply for a Toronto Artscape Foundation Launchpad Bursary, please click on the Apply Now button below to complete and submit the Submittable form by 12:00pm on Monday, August 17, 2020.
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In the application form, you will be asked to identify which streams you are applying for. The streams are:
  • Creative Studios + Coworking
  • Digital Media Lab + Coworking 
  • Coworking Only 
 Please note that all streams will receive access to the Launchpad community and our Launchpad Learning and Wellness programming.

Application Deadline:

Monday, August 17, 2020 12PM ET.

For more information, check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Still have questions? Please contact: bursaries@artscape.ca

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Toronto Artscape Foundation’s Launchpad Bursary Program is made possible by a group of generous donors. Charitable business number: 855588034RR0001

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Toronto Artscape Foundation’s Launchpad Bursary Program is made possible by a group of generous donors. Charitable business number: 855588034RR0001