OPEN.innovate Creative Arts Incubator
OPEN.innovate Creative Arts Incubator of Durham Region is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2019 with a mission to provide safe, accessible and inclusive space for Durham’s growing population of youth, creatives and entrepreneurs.
OPEN.innovate programming aims to provide accessible learning pathways, tools and mentorship opportunities for young people looking to build careers in music, film and creative technology.
Our methods include hands-on workshops, panel discussions and masterclasses with some of Canada’s leading creators and emerging talent.
Each program facilitator and partner has been hand picked not only for their expertise, but their passion to invest into the next generation of creatives and creators.
Our future space where our community can collaborate, learn and grow together.
Our vision for the OPEN. space includes:
Sound & music recording studio
Social enterprise print shop/cafe
We believe young people who are supported can embrace who they are, define their future, and change the world.
To provide safe, inclusive and accessible spaces for young people of all backgrounds to find the resources they need to feel supported in building and maintaining careers that are considered unconventional.
A connected local community of diverse creatives who are supported by accessible mentors and experts, along with pathways to new opportunities and a dedicated space to collaborate, learn, grow and create together.