We aim to develop events that reflect our diverse community, amplify marginalized artists, and give greater visibility to diverse forms of 2SLGBTQ+ creativity.

Goal Progress

Identify and partner with local 2SLGBTQ+ owned or supported safe(r) spaces for future programming initiatives. Selected spaces would need to meet specific criteria.
2022 Goal
Develop criteria for venue partnerships, ensuring accessibility, education, training and safety of community members.
2022 Goal
Seek out opportunities to centre members of our communities who are bravely pursuing ambitious new directions in creativity, activism and expression.
Ongoing
Prioritize strategic outreach to recruit more emerging artists from the community.
Ongoing
Bridging access to resources, tools and technology to ensure marginalized artists are able to express their art with minimal barriers and participate in festival programming.
Completed & Ongoing
Continue to prioritize groups that have been historically marginalized by Pride Toronto.
Ongoing
Advocate and educate around the dissapearance of Queer spaces and importance of 2SLGBTQ+ artistry in Canada.
Ongoing
Host monthly community curator meetings to discuss our strategic values as they pertain to programming needs.
Completed & Ongoing
Continue to expand on our 2020 booking requirements for the festival (20% women, 20% new and emerging, youth focus and 50/50 Queens and gender performers), to further diversify programming.
Completed
Minority community curators will be prioritized to ensure diverse programming across all Pride Toronto events.
Ongoing
Pride Toronto sponsors and partners will be encouraged to hire minority artists for all Pride related celebrations including onsite activations. A recommendation artists list will be provided to partners by Pride Toronto
Ongoing
Assemble and host monthly meetings with programming committee to discuss ongoing needs and initiatives of the Programming team.
Ongoing
Invest in visual art by 2SLGBTQ+ community members to increase activation, community involvement and beautification at the festival footprint.
Completed
Explore diverse artistic mediums and expression to support a wider range of 2SLGBTQ+ artists and creators.
Ongoing
Seek out opportunities to partner with not-for profit organizations and major cultural partners to further support 2SLGBTQ+ artists and initatives.
Completed & Ongoing
Perform an annual programming audit to ensure booking requirments and diversity targets are being met.
Completed & Ongoing
Continue to create departmental tranparency on organizational Arts & Culture programming initiatives.
Completed & Ongoing
Perform consultations on equitable pay structures.
2022 Goal
Official launch of artists residency and skill share program.
Completed
Partnership with pop-up 6 month music studio as extension to artsts residency and skill share program.
2022 Goal
Produce year round events and programming to provide on going opportunities and representation of 2SLGBTQ+ artists.
Ongoing

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