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Pride Toronto announces new skillshare program to support Toronto’s vibrant LGBT2Q+ communities Pride Toronto
Pride Toronto Creative Studio & Artist Residency Program/ Image Credit: Twitter handle of Pride Toronto

Pride Toronto announces new skillshare program to support Toronto’s vibrant LGBT2Q+ communities

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 25 Nov 2020, 11:41 pm

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)