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Toronto, Nov 25 (Canadian-Media): Pride Toronto recently made an announcement about transforming its new office inside the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) into a new multi-functional rental studio and the skillshare program directed to supporting Toronto’s vibrant LGBT2Q+ communities, Pride Toronto November newsletter reported.
Image: Pride Toronto Creative Studio & Artist Residency Program. Image Credit: Twitter handle of Pride Toronto
The increasing impact of COVID-19 on many community members and community organizations, had led not only to the closure of many businesses, but also losing safe and protective gathering, planning, and meeting spaces, added supporting LGBT2Q+ communities during this time of uncertainty, continues to be more important than ever, said Pride Toronto.
Pride Toronto Creative Studio & Artist Residency Program was developed in consultation with LGBTQ2+ communities to address the continuously growing gap in safe and affordable Queer & Trans creative spaces.
The creative studio facilitates the booking of desks, meeting rooms, board rooms, training facilities, and access to a multi-functional production studio complete with cameras, video equipment, green screens, turntables, and mixers, projectors, and speakers.
In addition, a skill-sharing Artist Residency Program has been developed and made available to the Creative Studio participants.
Located near an accessible transit stop, the venue with accessible gender-neutral washrooms, would be made accessible to registered LGBT2Q+ community artists and community organizations at no charge.
Pride Toronto’s Creative Studio & Artist Residency Program was made possible thanks to our sponsors including IKEA, The Home Depot Canada, Cityline Design, Studio Markanda, and the LCBO who assisted in outfitting the office and studio. ‘
Amber Moyle, Director of Sponsorship and Strategy at Pride Toronto thanks all of the artists and community organizations that assisted in helping the reimagination of the Creative Studio and have already offered to donate their talents to the Artist Residency Program, says and added, “None of this would have been possible without the generosity of our sponsors who stood behind us during one of the most challenging years yet.”