Flash Forward Incubator 2014

The Flash Forward Incubator Program proposes a new and exciting model for arts education, and funding that supports emerging artists within the high school setting.

Developed in collaboration with industry professionals and educators, and through the balance of independent and interactive instructional methods, students participating in the program are encouraged to experiment, take risks, and expand their creative process, and artistry. While creating their own work of art, students engage in discussion, inquiry, research, experimentation, reflection, feedback and critical analysis, all of which deepen and extend their understanding of their artistic practice, and how it relates to other contemporary artists; culturally, socially and historically. Upon completion of the program, students leave with a signature piece for their portfolio, a working artist statement, and a gallery show and publication to add to their résumé.

While presenting a new, and innovative model for arts funding in Canada, and as a true extension of high school arts programming, The Flash Forward Incubator program will prepare students for a successful transition from high school into post-secondary institutions, and the professional art world, for years to come.

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

TD Bank Group
Work by Blair Millican, Rosedale Heights School of the Arts Work by Blair Millican, Rosedale Heights School of the Arts
See the photos from the Flash Forward Incubator 2014 events

September 4, 2014–September 25, 2014

The exhibition is now over. Thanks for joining us and supporting our young artists.

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Exhibition Closing
7:00–10:00 pm

Silent Auction
8:00–9:00 pm

Twist Gallery
1100 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON

We would like to extend 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.

Program Leaders
Jenny McCowan
Danielle Bleackley

About Flash Forward Incubator

The Flash Forward Incubator Program is dedicated to fostering future practitioners in Canada coast to coast by giving youth from diverse backgrounds the mentorship they need to create their work and a platform to amplify their voices through exhibitions and publications.

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