Project: Humanity is a Toronto-based theatre company with a commitment towards community engagement and social change through the arts. Project: Humanity consists of two arms: the PH: Theatre arm develops verbatim theatre, a form of documentary performance. The PH: Youth arm hosts educational arts initiatives for young people through partnerships with schools, shelters, and other community organizations.
Launched in the spring of 2020, the COVID-19 Artist Partnership Program (CAPP) is a socially-engaged arts program that pairs professional artist-facilitators with youth living in shelters for 1:1 online mentorship in a discipline of their choice.
- 1-on-1 virtual mentorships between professional artist facilitators and youth living in shelters or connected with community support organizations.
- Each pair meets for one hour a week, for 12 weeks, over Zoom (this structure is flexible and may change depending on the mentee’s needs).
- Artist-Mentors are tasked with keeping in contact with youth, filling out weekly session logs, and alerting PH and shelter/organization staff to any missed or rescheduled sessions.
- Project: Humanity and the shelter/organization staff provide support for the partnership, help source any necessary materials or equipment, and address questions and concerns as they arise.
- Artist-Mentors are paid $100 per week, plus a group onboarding session prior to the start of your mentorship.
If you are interested in participating as a mentor, please fill out the mentor application below, and send me a follow-up email to confirm your submission.
Once we review your submission, we’ll see if your skill set and experience aligns with any of our current youth registrations. If so, I’ll follow up to arrange a phone call for us to discuss your artistic and facilitation approach further. This discussion will be either with myself or P:H Executive Director, Daniel Chapman-Smith.
CAPP Program Information: https://www.
CAPP Artist Mentor Application: https://forms.