Toronto Organization SKETCH is Helping Marginalized Youth Become Culture Makers

Making a difference in the lives of young people

SKETCH is helping marginalized young people make an impact. The Toronto-based organization sees opportunity where so many others may overlook it.

SKETCH is proudly working with several local artists to help make a difference.

Edmonton-born, Toronto-based visual, hip hop, and graffiti artist Skratch is the Visual Associate Artist at SKETCH, where he facilitates visual- and mural-arts workshops.

Today, Indie88 is pleased to premiere a mini-documentary on Skratch and the great work being done at SKETCH.

 
“My art practice is a mix of urban aerosol and graffiti art with traditional Native art,” says Skratch. “It’s about bridging the gap between old school and new school.”

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“The type of Native art I do is called Woodland Style and it helps me connect back to my roots.

“I came to SKETCH in 2009 with a friend. I love the inclusiveness. It’s important to have this type of community for youth because art is a form of therapy.”

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SKETCH’s mission statement:

SKETCH creates opportunities for young people (ages 16 to 29) living street involved, homeless or otherwise on the margins, to experience the transformative power of the arts; to build leadership and economic self-sufficiency in the arts; and to cultivate social and environmental change through the arts.

Indie88 is proud to support SKETCH Working Arts by donating funds and inviting our audience to learn about and support SKETCH.

Credits:
Agency: Traffik
Photographer: Sandy Nicholson
Photography Production: FUZE Reps
Editing: Panic and Bob
Visual Effects: The Vanity
Music: Boombox Sound
Makeup: Plutino Group