Animation Movie Camp for LGTBQ2S Teens and Youth

Applications are now open! Deadline for applications is July 3, 2018. Presented by The 519 and the Toronto Animated Image Society,  Animazing is scheduled for July 30 to August 24, 2018.
 

What is Animazing!?

Animazing is a stop-motion animation art camp for up to eight (8) LGBTQ2S Teens and Youth, provided FREE of charge to selected applicants. Animazing is a paid program experience – those selected will each receive $500 for their participation, and assistance with public transportation costs!
See some footage from last year's Animazing! here.
 

Who can participate?

Youth between 13 and 23 years old who identify as members of LGBTQ2S communities.
 

How do I apply?

Complete this application form.
Please also include a short story about your personal experiences, strengths and challenges as a LGBTQ2S-identified young person, alongside a paragraph explaining your interest in making films, animation and.or your artistic background.
 

When is the deadline?

JuLy 3, 2018. Decisions will be announced by July 10, by email and/or phone. Due to limited resources, the program is only able to accept up to eight (8) applicants.
 

What will I learn?

Participants can expect to learn about different styles of animation and complete your own 1-2 minute long animated movie from start to finish with support and guidance from experience animator Daniel Sterlin-Altman.  This includes a screening of your work for an audience!
 

What are the hours?

From July 30 to August 10, the camp hours are 11:00am to 4:00pm, at The 519 (519 Church St.).
From August 14th to August 25th, the camp hours are 11:00am to 6:00pm, at TAIS (1411 Dufferin St., Unit B)
 

What is the Toronto Animated Image Society?

Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS) is a non-profit art centre dedicated to the art of animation. TAIS supports independent non-commercial animation art making, with a focus on skills development. We present animation to audiences via screenings, exhibitions, and through presentations by guest artists. We regularly partner with other groups and organizations to connect with new audiences, and to inspire artists of all ages to explore animation.
 

What is The 519?

The 519 is committed to the health, happiness and full participation of the LGBTQ2S community. A City of Toronto agency with an innovative model of Service, Space and Leadership, The 519 is a charitable, non-profit organization that operates a community centre in the Church and Wellesley neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario. The 519 strives to make a real difference in people’s lives, while working to promote inclusion, understanding and respect.
 

Who do I contact for more information?

Contact Julie Hamara, Program Assistant, JHamara@The519.org, or call 416.392.6878x4041
 
 
 

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