Youth Solidarity Project

About the Project

This spring, the AGO is teaming up with the Michaëlle Jean Foundation to celebrate World Pride 2014 in a special way! Young people are invited to make the invisible experiences of Canada’s Two-Spirit and LGBTI2Q youth visible through a national arts contest, a digital art exhibition, and an outdoor solidarity mural.

To participate, young Canadians, aged 14 to 30, can submit a digital arts design on the theme “Solidarity with Canada’s Two-Spirited and LGBTTIQQ Communities.” The deadline for submissions is April 25, 2014, at midnight EST. Six jury-selected finalists will each receive a $1,000 grant and see their artwork displayed in a special World Pride exhibition at the AGO!

The public will then vote online for the competition winner, who will be announced, on June 22, 2014, at a Youth Solidarity Forum in Toronto. The winner will mount their creation on a special Solidarity Wall in the Grange Park area, with the help of a seasoned street artist!


And the winner is...

Michaëlle Jean, Jean-Daniel Lafond, Pablo Munoz

The Michaelle Jean Foundation and the Art Gallery of Ontario are proud to announce the winner of the4th Wall: Youth Solidarity Project. Congratulations, Pablo Munoz from Vancouver, BC . We are looking forward to seeing your artwork become a mural in downtown Toronto!


Youth Solidarity Forum

Join us on June 22, 2014, for an afternoon of workshops, discussions, art making and dialogue with the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean and Monsieur Jean-Daniel Lafond!

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    4th Wall: Making the Invisible Visible

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    The 4th Wall: Youth Solidarity Project is created as a partnership between the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Michaëlle Jean Foundation.

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