A Creative Future for Young Latinos with The Remix Project!
by Andres ‘DJ Wayuu’ Orbegozo
The Remix Project not only connects it’s students with professionals, but also with other like-minded students in the program to enable collaborations. For example, I worked with one of the students in the Business Arts program and wore their clothing line, Veni Vidi Vinco Clothing Regime, while performing at our monthly party Funkete.
I also received the opportunity to DJ a party in an abandoned warehouse for a television commercial about The Remix Project, which will air on Much Music and MTV Canada. The sky is the limit, in terms of opportunities within this program.
The Remix Project is fully equipped with a full recording studio, business development center, visual arts lab, video editing suite and more. Successful applicants are given access to these tools, as well as other resources such as mentoring with industry professionals and workshops.
A big issue in Toronto is the high dropout rate (40%) amongst Latino high school students. We would like to see more Latinos taking lead in the creative workforce in this city. The Remix Project is open to youth of all backgrounds, especially those from priority neighbourhoods with high crime rates and social divisions. This is an opportunity not to be missed.
I really encourage nuestra gente Latina, between the ages of 16-22 who are interested in the creative arts to apply to The Remix Project. It is a free alternative school that serves as an incubator for talented youth in the Toronto area.
APPLY NOW! Applications are due on April 6!