Announcement: Artists Mentoring Youth Now Recruiting!

The AMY Project (Artists Mentoring Youth) is now accepting 2012 applications from Toronto women ages 14 to 21.

AMY builds the leadership, confidence, and unique voice of young women in Toronto by providing them with performance training, connections to artistic mentors, and access to a professional venue for their final performance. The AMY Project mentorship roster includes some of the top female artists in Toronto who specialize in a variety of disciplines: from dub poetry to opera, from theatrical design to breakdancing.

The AMY Project is a FREE program offered to a diverse range of participants from the greater Toronto area. It runs from January-April 2012. Once a week to start, then twice a week as we get closer to show dates. Participants are provided with TTC tickets, given the opportunity to attend live theatrical performances, share in a weekly meal and earn volunteer hours and cash honorariums for performing.

Most importantly, they are given the opportunity to speak out and share their stories with a public audience.

Read more to find out how to apply before the deadline December 9, 2011:


If you are a young woman between 14 and 21 years of age and you’re interested in taking part in The AMY Project please send us the information requested below.

You can send the information to us via email:

Please feel free to call if you have any questions: 416-819-1612

**Applications are due: Friday December 9, 2011

1. Name

2. Age

3. A reliable phone number

4. Area you live in (major intersection or neighbourhood)

5. How you heard about the program

6. Tell us a little bit about the biggest challenge you have had to face. This can be something you are still struggling with, or something you feel you have overcome. A few sentences to a paragraph is all we ask but you can write as much as you like.

7. Please include a sample of your creative writing (1 PAGE MAX) This can be in any style you want: poetry, song, rap, spoken word, rant, essay, short story, monologue, etc. You can send also send a link to a sound or video file if you prefer.

AMY asks its participants to create. This is your chance to show off your creative skills!