Building Up is seeking artists to create new work for their annual fundraiser. Building Up was developed in Toronto to create a real pathway for individuals experiencing barriers to enter apprenticeships and careers in the trades.
Building Up Together 2019: Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 - 7:30-11:00PM, 192 Spadina Lounge
Building Up is a collaborative and passionate staff of 80, and thanks to the success of last year's fundraiser, they now successfully train 120 program participants on an annual basis. On average, 85% of trainees go on to full-time careers in the construction field! Building Up now runs 6 programs a year, with an average of 250 people applying per intake. Seeing as they can only put through ~20 spots per intake, by supporting this year's fundraiser, you are fuelling their dream of growth—and not turning away those remaining 230. Building Up started with just 8 people… and now they can't wait to fine-tune their growth with your support at Building Up Together 2019!
The annual silent art auction features original artwork by local Toronto artists. Over the past two years, these artists transformed toilets / seats / lids into unique pieces, as well as creative works made from recycled + repurposed materials. This year, we're taking it to the NEXT LEVEL by using materials specifically found on Building Up job sites—such as cabinet faces or sheets of drywall—to create incredible works of art for guests to bid on.
If you are interested in participating, please get in touch with Allie by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.