Pride Toronto announces new skillshare program to support Toronto’s vibrant LGBT2Q+ communities
Toronto/IBNS: An announcement was made recently by Pride Toronto regarding transforming its new office inside the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) into a new multi-functional rental studio and the skillshare program directed to supporting Toronto’s vibrant LGBT2Q+ communities, Pride Toronto November newsletter reported.
Owing to the increasing impact of COVID-19 on many community members and community organizations, and many businesses closing, Pride Toronto said it was losing safe and protective gathering, planning, and meeting spaces and added supporting LGBT2Q+ communities during this time of uncertainty, continues to be more important than ever.
In consultation with LGBTQ2+ communities, Pride Toronto Creative Studio & Artist Residency Program was developed to serve to address the continuously growing gap in safe and affordable Queer & Trans creative spaces.
The creative studio facilitates the booking of desks, meeting rooms, board rooms, training facilities, and access to a multi-functional production studio complete with cameras, video equipment, green screens, turntables, and mixers, projectors, and speakers.
In addition, a skill-sharing Artist Residency Program has been developed and made available to the Creative Studio participants.
Located near an accessible transit stop, the venue also includes accessible gender-neutral washrooms.
Access will be made available to registered LGBT2Q+ community artists and community organizations at no charge.
Amber Moyle, Director of Sponsorship and Strategy at Pride Toronto, stated: “None of this would have been possible without the generosity of our sponsors who stood behind us during one of the most challenging years yet.”
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)