Peel – ACCESS is excited to announce this year’s Arts for Change Showcase
place on Saturday, July 14, 2012. The Showcase will be an afternoon
full of inspirational performers, stimulating artistry, networking and
With the support of the Youth in Action Grant
from the United Way of Peel Region and the Region of Peel, administered
by Rapport Youth and Family Services, the Showcase will take place at
the Gateway Centre for New Canadians (3450 Wolfedale Road, Mississauga)
from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.
Through this Showcase, ACCESS strives to inspire youth to work
towards change in their communities through expression using a variety
of artistic mediums such as music, dance, visual arts, spoken-word.
The theme of Arts for Change is Celebrate Community. Change
begins in our own backyards; this year we have decided to celebrate the
youth, the organizations and the community that make change possible.
Arts for Change aims to reach out to our very own neighborhoods to fill
the afternoon with opportunities to network with local youth leaders;
expressing themselves through artistry.
Tickets for the show are now available at ArtsForChange.ca. ACCESS’ Community Outreach & Communications Coordinator, Aminah Haghighi, stated:
“There are so many great organizations in our community
that target the same demographic; youth leaders looking to make a
positive change. Events like these substitute collaboration for
competition. Arts for Change is a great venue for organizations to work
together to support youth.”
The Youth in Action Grant
is an opportunity focused on youth-led projects that offer creative
youth-initiated ideas to address community issues in Peel Region,
awarded by United Way’s Young Leaders Council. ACCESS is excited to use
this opportunity to enhance its Arts for Change Showcase.
Through this celebration of community, ACCESS is proud to announce that all proceeds from Arts for Change will be invested back into our first ever “Youth Making a Difference Award” and ACCESS’ local youth programming.
Tickets for groups and individuals are available for purchase at ArtsForChange.ca.