| Description: Under this program, at-risk youth are paired with professional visual and performing artists, musicians and filmmakers. The youth and their mentors work together for one year, collaborating on projects of mutual interest. Participants focus not only on the creative aspects of artistic production, whether it is painting, composing or documentary filmmaking; they also learn about the 'real world' business of marketing their work.
At the end of the year, all participants come together to present a multi-media production showcasing their work, thus connecting them with a larger audience within the community. This event takes place at the Sheldon Concert Hall.
The IMAGINE Arts Mentoring Program changes the course of lives by providing new opportunities to youth in trouble.