Flash Forward Incubator 2015

The Magenta Foundation gratefully acknowledges the support of TD Bank Group for their ongoing commitment to Flash Forward and to emerging artists.

The Flash Forward Incubator Program is dedicated to supporting emerging artists within the high-school setting. While proposing a new and exciting model for arts education and arts funding, the Incubator Program prepares students for their transition out of high school and into the next phases of their artistic careers.

All student work is submitted to win a scholarship prize to help them financially to further continue to develop their artistic practice and to support their goals of a career in the arts. And all Incubator participants get the Flash Forward 2014 publication and their work is published in the 2015 Incubator Program catalogue.

All money raised through our Silent Auction will be awarded in the form of scholarships to participating students selected by our jurors at the end of each event. Please join us in supporting these young artists!

Exhibition Opening
30 July, 2015 from 5–7 pm

Silent Auction
30 July, 2015 from 8–9 pm

Twist Gallery
1100 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON

Preview Work
July 6–30, 2015


Venue Sponsor


A special thank you to our program leaders and our team of instructors and educators for their effort in making Flash Forward Incubator a continuing success.

Flash Forward Incubator 2015 →
Flash Forward Incubator 2014 →

Developed in collaboration with industry professionals and educators, the primarily online platform integrates independent and interactive instructional methods, and offers diverse opportunities to give and receive feedback from teachers, peers and Magenta’s education team. Carefully developed online activities encourage research, experimentation, risk taking, inquiry, reflection and critical analysis. In school, and while students develop their work of art, teachers are actively involved and assist students with the unique technical skills required for students to successfully achieve their visions.

Upon completion, all students leave with a signature piece for their portfolio showcased as part of the esteemed Flash Forward Festival, the knowledge required to write a successful project proposal and working artist statement, a good understanding of historical and contemporary artists related to the theme, and an appreciation of the value of peer support, feedback, and critique.

Inspired by the experiences familiar to artists participating in the Flash Forward Program and as a true extension of high school arts programming, the Flash Forward Incubator program prepares students for their next steps as they transition out of high school, into the next phase of their artistic development, and into the professional world.

Program Leaders
Jenny McCowan
Danielle Bleackley

Rosedale Heights School of the Arts
Matt Killen
Richard Haughton
Jill Ingram
Frankie Kouwenhoven

Etobicoke School of the Arts
Glenn Novak
Matthew Varey

Newtonbrook Secondary School
Karen Jendruska
Soula St. Jean
Al Weinburg

Photos by
Jennifer Toole