Animation Movie Camp for LGTBQ Teens & Youth presented by TAIS in partnership with The 519


Animazing 2017

July 31 to August 25, 2017

Watch the Films and See Images from Animazing 2017!




Animazing 2016

July 18 to August 12, 2016

Watch the Films and See Images from Animazing 2016!





What is Animazing?

Animazing is an animation art camp for up to ten (10) LGBTQ Teens and Youth, provided FREE of charge to selected applicants. Animazing is a paid program experience – those selected will each receive $500 for their participation, and assistance with public transportation costs!


Who participated?

Animazing is for individuals 13 and 23 years old, who identify as an LGBTQ individual.


What did participants learn?

Animazing focuses on beginner skills development in animation. Participants completed their own 1-2 minute long animated movie from start to finish, and screened it for an audience!


Who led the activities?

The camp will be led by two LGBTQ artist mentors – Lee D’Angelo as our Animation Mentor, and Julie Hamara as our Trans Youth Mentor. Bios of the mentors are AVAILABLE HERE.




What is the Toronto Animated Image Society?

Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS) is a non-profit art centre dedicated to the art of animation. TAIS supports independent non-commercial animation art making, with a focus on skills development. We present animation to audiences via screenings, exhibitions, and through presentations by guest artists. We regularly partner with other groups and organizations to connect with new audiences, and to inspire artists of all ages to explore animation.



What is The 519?

The 519 is committed to the health, happiness and full participation of the LGBTQ community. A City of Toronto agency with an innovative model of Service, Space and Leadership, The 519 is a charitable, non-profit organization that operates a community centre in the Church and Wellesley neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario. The 519 strives to make a real difference in people’s lives, while working to promote inclusion, understanding and respect.


Who do I contact for more information?

Contact Andrea Vela Alarcon, Project Coordinator, or call TAIS Office at 416-533-7889


Funding for the Animazing! project is provided by the Canada Council for the Arts, Artist and Community Collaboration program.


Additional funding is provided by the OAC Media Arts Program.

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2017 Media partnership provided by Daily Xtra