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Youth Programs

AGO Youth programs are free and serve youth ages 14-25. Through a social practice lens, AGO youth programs  focus on building community, making art, claiming institutional space, creating safe and inclusive spaces for youth, hiring emerging artists, partnering with community organizations and advocating for youth presence, values and culture. Programs combine pedagogy, contemporary art practices, community building and popular culture; ranging from drop-ins to year-long commitments. There are several volunteer opportunities for youth throughout the museum.

Current Youth Program gridlist

Lost and Farmed

December 19, 2018 - January 2019

AGO Youth Council in collaboration with Micah Donovan

Lost clothing and forgotten objects have been assembled with the purpose of growing edible plants throughout the AGO. The food grown in the Gallery will be harvested when the installations close, and used as toppings for the Youth Council's pizza.

Youth supercards

Youth programs

Representing a diverse group of youth in Toronto, the AGO Youth Council is run by youth ages 15-24 who are interested in art and the relationship between young people and art institutions. Through a lens of social practice, the program focuses on community building, experiential pedagogy, and contemporary art practices working collectively to initiate programming by youth for youth. Collaborations with artists result in exhibitions, public art projects, interventions, large-scale events, drop-in programs, field trips, walking tours and much more.

The AGO's FREE After Three programming is the place to be for youth ages 14 to 25. Participate in tie dyeing, sticker making, silk screening, skateboard building, mix tape making, movie screenings and break-dancing workshops. Programs run Fall, Winter and Spring on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in Weston Family Learning Centre.


Events for Youth

Youth Events
Kiki Lounge Ball
Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 6 - 8pm

Join the final Vogue Ball of the season after six-weeks of vogue dancing workshops at the AGO with Toronto’s legendary vogue dancer Twysted Miyake-Mugler. This program was created in partnership with Toronto Kiki Ballroom Alliance.  Everyone welcome!

Youth Events
Free After Three Thursdays: Risograph Print Jam
Thursdays, January 17 - February 21, 2019 4 - 6 pm

The Risograph is an environmentally friendly printer, which uses soy-based inks to produce unique prints. We’ll be making collaborative zines, posters and collages to print on the spot with the Risograph. Get inspired by our sample library or take a load-off and read some zines!

Youth Events
Let's Talk About Vogue Dancing
Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Join Seika Boye, AGO’s artist in residence, interview legendary vogue dancer Twysted Miyake-Mugler; who hosted six youth vogue dancing workshops and a ball through the AGO’s Free After Three youth program.

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