Enigma by Neek Gokhale (John Polanyi Collegiate Institute)

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.

This year’s theme, The Constructed Image, depends on artifice, invention and technology to create or manipulate the subject. Encouraging a vast range of creative approaches and techniques, students explored the practice of fabricating or constructing the subject of their photograph.

We are very proud of the work that all of our Flash Forward Incubator participants have completed this year. All Incubator participants will be published in – and receive copies of – the 2016 Incubator Program catalogue. We are excited to continue our support of emerging artists in their earliest steps toward their career in the arts.

Thank you for your support.

See the photos »

Artwork Preview
22 June, 2016

Opening & Silent Auction
23 June, 2016
7–10 pm

Clint Roenisch Gallery
190 St Helens Ave, Toronto

Sponsors

Venue Sponsor

Partners

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

Instructors
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

John Polanyi Collegiate Institute
Sonja Brittain
Jessie Gordon

Sir John A Macdonald Secondary School
Don Thompson
Grace Loney
Raffaele Michelli
Karen Wilkins

Photos by
Jennifer Toole

The inclusion of Calgary marked the Flash Forward Incubator Program’s first successful step into a fully online program inclusive of students and schools outside of Toronto, and as a prototype for expansion across Canada. Please join us in supporting these young artists!

Opening Reception
May 24, 2016 from 5–7 PM

Westmount Charter School
2215 Uxbridge Dr NW, Calgary

Dates
May 25–June 3, 2016

Hours
Mon–Fri: 8 AM–4 PM

Sponsors

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

Instructors
Westmount Charter School
Alan Crooks

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!

Opening Reception
May 7, 2016 from 12–4 PM

Silent Auction
May 7, 2016 from 1–3 PM

Aviary Gallery
48 South St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Dates
May 1–7, 2016

Hours
Tue–Sat: 12–7 PM
Sun: 12–5 PM

Sponsors

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, and Magenta’s education team. Carefully developed online activities encourage research, experimentation, risk taking, inquiry, and reflection. 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 the knowledge required to write a successful project proposal, a good understanding of historical and contemporary artists related to the theme, a signature piece for their portfolio as well as a publication, and their participation in the esteemed Flash Forward Festival to add to their resume.

Scholarship Winners

1st Place (split)
Briana Mello, Stoughton High School
Tabitha Norton, Stoughton High School

2nd Place
Nalia Medina, Brooks School

Honorable Mentions
Amanda Carroll, Algonquin Regional High School
Will Koziel, Algonquin Regional High School
Jonathan Jalajas, Pingree School
Kaitlyn Eckler, Stoughton High School
Kelli Joyce, Stoughton High School

Program Leaders
Jenny McCowan
Danielle Bleackley

Team Leaders
Lindsay Metivier
Andrew M.K. Warren
Shelley Zatsky

Instructors
Michelle Sheppard, Algonquin Regional High School (Northborough, MA)
Tabitha Sherrell, Brooks School (North Andover, MA)
Andrew M.K. Warren and Parrish Dobson, Buckingham Browne & Nichols (Cambridge, MA)
Lindsay Metivier, Gann Academy (Waltham, MA)
Curtis Mann, Noble & Greenough School (Dedham, MA)
Deb Vander Molen, Pingree School (South Hamilton, MA)
Chris Gaines, RAW Art Works (Lynn, MA)
Jesse Stansfield, Stoughton High (Stoughton, MA)
Nicki Pardo, Thayer Academy (Braintree, MA)

Jurors
Laura Blacklow
Jim Dow

Part of Flash Forward Festival 2016.