Welcome Toronto is not a replay, it’s a mainstay. Raptors and OVO have come together to build the Creators program, focused on spotlighting emerging Black, Indigenous, non-binary, female and other Racialized Groups artists between the ages of 16-29.

Creators

PROGRAM

For us, 2022 is for growing a strong network of artists that push our city's culture forward and inspire the next generation. An extension of our Welcome Toronto platform, our Creators program's goal is to uplift and mentor Black, Indigenous, non-binary, female and other Racialized Groups youth creators who represent the multicultural DNA of the city of Toronto.

Inspired by the City Edition Jersey theme, "Moments Mixtape, Timeless Memories", our three artists will each have their own Welcome Toronto night dedicated to spotlighting their story and art, echoing our city's respect for culture and diversity.
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FAQs

When will I hear back regarding my application?

All applicants will hear back regarding the status of their application by January 14th 2022

How are the creators being evaluated and selected?
  • Requirements: Canadian, 16-29
  • Preference to: Women, Non-Binary, and/or Black, Indigenous and People of Colour
  • Evaluation board consists of representatives from Torotno Raptors, MLSE's E/D/I team, and marketingHow many creators will be selected for the 2021/22 program?
How many creators will be selected for the 2021/22 program?

A total of three creators will be selected for the 2021/22 Creators program

WELCOME TORONTO ALUMNI

HANNAH FLORES
TRAE NGUYEN
JULIUS CAMPBELL
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SATURDAY NOV 13
7:30 PM ET
SATURDAY DEC 18
7:30 PM ET
FRIDAY JAN 7
7:30 PM ET
SATURDAY FEB 12
7:30 PM ET
FRIDAY MAR 18
7:30 PM ET
SUNDAY APR 03
7:00 PM ET