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A new centre of gravity for youth, arts and culture.

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This is a special moment in Toronto’s music, arts and culture history. Fast-approaching 10 years of serving Toronto through their innovative mix of talent incubation, youth engagement and cultural programming – two of the city’s youth arts and culture heavyweights are finally coming together to realize a grand vision for the future of Toronto arts and culture.

The Remix Project and Manifesto are excited to announce the Convergence Campaign, which will create a dynamic new permanent home for both organizations and an accessible cultural hub for artists, arts administrators and organizations from across the city.

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“Manifesto and The Remix Project are thrilled to partner with The Daniels Corporation to create our new home in Daniels Waterfront-City of the Arts. This space will become the centre of gravity for youth, arts, culture and creative industries in Canada. Daniels’ investment in this project is not simply an investment in our organizations, but rather an investment in Toronto’s future as a global cultural leader.”

Che Kothari (Manifesto) and Derek “Drex” Jancar (The Remix Project)
Co-Chairs of the Convergence Campaign

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The Space

With the generous support of The Daniels Corporation, the space will be part of the just-announced Daniels Waterfront – City of the Arts project – a pioneering vision for a master-planned, mixed-use community coming to the corner of Queens Quay and Lower Jarvis that will amplify Toronto’s growing role as a global cultural leader. The space will combine administrative offices; a public performance theatre and cinema; a recording studio with affordable opportunities for diverse communities; a studio dedicated to photography, videography, and dance;

accessible venue space with affordable prices for gatherings and events; video editing and post-production suites; a gallery; a community café; as well as access for artists and young entrepreneurs to obtain business and legal support, career guidance and professional consultation from some of the city’s key leaders and instigators. It will be a game-changing place for Toronto’s current and future arts and culture leaders to connect, cultivate and collaborate that responds to directly to the unique challenges faced by the sector.

Through the Convergence Campaign, The Remix Project and Manifesto’s combined creativity and drive will supercharge Toronto’s cultural sector, and safeguard the sustainability of these two vital organizations for years to come. To learn more about how Toronto can support the Convergence Campaign to create a new centre of gravity for youth, arts and culture, please contact:

Che Kothari

che@chekothari.com

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About Manifesto

Founded in 2007, Manifesto is a youth-led, non-profit organization designed to put local artists on the map and unite, inspire, and empower diverse communities of young people through arts and culture. Best known for its award-winning annual Manifesto Festival of Community and Culture, Manifesto also delivers arts education and artist development programs, produces events, provides internship and volunteer experiences, and serves as an advocate for the youth arts community year-round. Its programs cultivate multi-disciplinary artistic and professional development for young people – building careers, fostering community connections and fuelling civic pride – all while contributing to the vitality of the city we love.

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About The Remix Project

Founded in 2006, The Remix Project was created in order to help level the playing field for young people from disadvantaged, marginalized and under-served communities. Our programs and services serve youth who are trying to enter into the creative industries or further their formal education; The Remix Project provides top-notch alternative, creative, educational programs, facilitators and facilities. Our mission is to help refine the raw talents of young people from across the GTA in order to help them find success as participants define it and on their own terms.

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