Call For Youth Advisory

About the Program

Join us to create a new AGO Youth Digital Series featuring artists giving personal tours of their studios. We are recruiting youth from across Canada to create a Youth Advisory Group to develop and co-curate this series with AGO staff from the Education & Programming department. This is a paid opportunity for young people aged 16 to 25; biweekly meetings run from September to December 2021, with a final engagement at the end of 2022 when we celebrate the series!

What does it mean to be a Youth Advisory member?

When you become a Youth Advisory (YA) member, you attend biweekly meetings with other awesome youth and AGO staff through an online platform to plan, create and co-curate the series. The program is fully digital and you are not required to be onsite. YA members will work closely with AGO staff to co-curate a glimpse into artist’s studios and their process.

Youth Advisory Responsibilities

  • Attend formal YA biweekly meetings from September through December.
  • Collaborate with AGO staff in the planning, co-curation and delivery of the program
  • Promote the program to your audiences
  • Participate in a celebration marking the culmination of the series in December, 2022
  • Share feedback and evaluation on the program

Availability

Wednesdays, 4 – 5:30 pm; biweekly, September through December, 2021.

Benefits of being a YA Member

  • Paid opportunity: an honorarium of $2,000.00 will be provided at the end of the Youth Advisory contract
  • Gain experience by collaborating with AGO staff and enjoy the opportunity to learn from peers
  • Free access to the AGO
  • Meet and collaborate with other awesome youth and AGO staff
  • Great experience for job and school applications
  • References can be provided upon request

How to Apply

We will highly prioritize populations that have not been equally represented in museums including: Indigenous, Black and People of Colour, LGBTQ2+, women, gender non-conforming, and persons living with a disability.

To become a Youth Advisory member, you need to be between the ages of 16 and 25 and live in Canada.

To apply, please complete the form below.

Deadline: August 5, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST.

Have questions? Please contact: Madelyne Beckles, Curatorial Assistant, Youth Programs & Engagement, Madelyne.beckles@ago.ca

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