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Inclusive arts experiences for children and youth

Culture City Youth description

Belong provides free, quality arts programming experiences for children and youth across London through collaboration with six community resource centres:

  • Northwest London Resource Centre

  • South London Neighbourhood Resource Centre

  • Neighbourhood Resource Association of Westminster Park

  • Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Centre

  • Glen Cairn Community Resource Centre

  • LUSO Community Services


The Program will encourage peer to peer creative social interactions, young adult with adult role model opportunities, and artist educator mentor to mentee relationships. The arts experiences will encompass culturally diverse art practices, forms, and themes including social justice, environment and sustainability, social inclusion, exploration, experimentation, and self-reflection. Participants will explore a variety of artistic techniques and processes.


Weekly art activities will take place at each of the neighbourhood resource centers and a professional youth worker will be on site to provide additional support.

The goal of Belong is to:


  • Provide high-quality and inclusive arts education experiences for children and youth that promote creativity, self-expression, and sense of belonging

  • Support Neighbourhood Resource Centres that serve newcomer and low-income populations with professional artistic programming

  • Provide apprenticeship opportunities for aspiring/emerging artists through hands-on and interactive arts education development and delivery experiences

  • Provide mentorship opportunities for artists/creators through holistic and life-encompassing coaching