Foundation supports youth creativity in public spaces

June 22, 2102: Michaëlle Jean Foundation (FMJF) and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) joined forces, in Winnipeg, to unveil a new addition to the Museum’s art collection, entitled “Untitled 2011.” Jessica Canard, a young Aboriginal artist, designed the artwork as part of her work for the Graffiti Art Programming Aboriginal Youth Advisory Committee (GAPAYAC).

“Young Canadians are asking for more spaces to create, to profile their artwork and to convey their thoughts and creative civic actions,” said FMJF Co-President, the Rt. Hon. Michaëlle Jean. “Through our Creative Spaces program, the Michaëlle Jean Foundation and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights are working together to provide greater visibility to the creativity of marginalized youth across Canada.”

Be sure to follow FMJF’s Youth Community Action Program.  This program will be piloted in Aboriginal communities in Ontario in 2012.

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