CREATIVE CONNECT !
Your space to create supportive and long- lasting connections with artists across Toronto!
Designed with the needs and lifestyles of artists across various levels in mind,Creative Connect is a FREE art-based mentorship program that provides you with new opportunities to expand your knowledge, develop your artistic abilities and be a part of a community that is dedicated to helping you carve your own path in the creative sector!
Friends helping friends. Peer support. Each one, teach one. Supporting one another is one of the bedrocks of Black community. Navigating life, artistic pursuits, and careers can be difficult. Mentorship helps you find the resources, gain the skills, and open the doors to help you navigate your way to success.
Mentorship plays a key role in developing and shaping careers within the arts, from meeting the right people and building connections, gaining resources, opportunities, and more. A rich and longstanding tradition, mentorship is a great way to share knowledge, form healthy and supportive relationships, and empower you to visualize, pursue, and secure a path forward to success.
Start your Mentorship: How It Works
You can create a new account in minutes, or log in using an existing LinkedIn account!
MENTOR OR MENTEE?
Select the role that you want to play within the program. You can join as a mentor or a mentee, but not both.
TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF
Share your interests, mentorship goal(s), and more! This is an important step as it not only gives you a chance to reflect, but, gives your future mentorship partner context to better support you on your path to success!
ALMOST THERE... SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION
After submitting your application, a Nia Centre staff member will review your application and contact you to schedule a phone call to touch base about your application. Please allow 1-3 business days to review your application.
READY TO CONNECT!
After the conversation with a Nia Centre staff member, you can begin connecting and building your mentorship relationship!
Career Artists/Professionals serving as Mentors
As a non-for-profit organization, we are able to achieve culturally relevant programming due to the valuable contributions of our donors.