Call for Applications: Animazing

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Call for Submissions

Animation Movie Camp for LGTBQ Teens and Youth
July 31 to August 25, 2017

Presented by TAIS in partnership with The 519

Deadline for applications is July 3, 2017 extended until July 10!


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 can participate?

You must be between 13 and 23 years old, and identify as an LGBTQ individual.


How do I apply?

Complete the application form, below.

You must also include a short story about your personal experiences and challenges as a LGBTQ identified student (300 – 500 words), and a paragraph explaining your interest in making animation (50 -100 words).


When is the deadline?

July 3, 2017 Decisions will be announced by July 10, by email. Due to limited resources, the program is only able to accept up to ten (10) applicants.


What will I learn?

Learn about different styles of animation, and complete your own 1-2 minute long animated movie from start to finish, including screening for an audience!


What are the hours?

From July 31st to August 11th, the camp hours are 12:00pm to 5:00pm, at The 519  
From August 14th to August 25th, the camp hours are 10:00am to 6:00pm, at TAIS


Who will be leading the activities?

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




Watch the Films and See Images from Animazing 2016!



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, 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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