Future Makers Incubation Grants
Seeking entrepreneurs & small businesses exploring new possibilities the creative industries
Starting in 2022, The Future Makers Incubation Grant aims to support 8 entrepreneurs, small businesses and/or independent creators in the GTA to explore new possibilities through digital transformation, innovation, and/or the development of new entrepreneurial models within the creative industries.
Supported by the City of Toronto’s new Interactive Digital Media Office and The Creative School Innovation Studio Zones, each $2,000 CAD grant is intended to support emerging creative innovators interested in future-proofing and rebuilding the creative industries post-Covid, through the exploration and/or application of new technologies, new business models, or other innovations.
In addition to the grant, recipients will receive a six-month membership to one of the Creative Innovation Studio Zones ($1500 value). Members of the Design Fabrication Zone, Fashion Zone and Transmedia Zone receive access to a community of like-minded creators, guidance and mentors to advance their work, and resources to create.
Meet our 2022 Incubation Grant Recipients
Executive Director DigiBC | Co-founder NFB Interactive & CBC Radio 3
Strategic leader, creative strategist, narrative designer and city builder
Assistant Professor in the School of Performance, Former Director for Why Not Theatre
Artist, author, academic, and Metcalf Foundation Innovation Fellow
Toronto's Film Commissioner and Director of Entertainment Industries