The Remix Project
2015 Arts For Youth Award Recipient
The Remix Project was created in order to help level the playing field for young people from disadvantaged, marginalized and underserved communities. Their programs and services serve youth who are trying to enter into the creative industries or further their formal education. The REMIX Project provides top-notch alternative, creative, educational programs, facilitators and facilities. Its mission is to help refine the raw talents of young people from across the GTA in order to help them find success as participants define it and on their own terms.
What are your words of wisdom for aspiring organizations?
Everything is possible. Everything.
Where is the Remix Project located?
What is your favourite Toronto neighbourhood?
They all have their charm.
Where can we find you when you’re not working?
Somewhere immersed in the arts and culture...
What was your reaction after learning that The Remix Project is a finalist fot the Arts For Youth Award?
We were honoured. Any moment that you are recognized by your peers is a special event. It's a time to give thanks and reflect. For all the talk of individual excellence in the world, the truth remains we are a social animal and stronger as a whole.
Who do you admire?
Breaking The Cycle, Success Beyond Limits & 416 Rise
What do you enjoy most about what you do?
Connecting with people. And seeing connections made.
Describe your style of work.
Empowerment through art, culture and discovery of self.
What keeps you going?
The human experience. The alternative is oblivion - and we're not ready yet.
How do you feel The Remix Project contributes to the city?
We feel that our most important contributions to the city are space and optimism. The city is roiling with genius – the smartest thing we have ever done is give that genius a positive, safe place to collide, evolve and grow.
Anything else you’d like to add?
Get money, make change.