NFT Residency Program

Access to mentorship, capital, and community for underrepresented creators.

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Artist: Shan Vincent de Paul

Canada's First Nft Residency Program For Underrepresented Creators

Elevate's NFT Residency Program is designed to launch NFT artwork by underrepresented creators on the global stage. By participating in an immersive 4-month residency program, creators will be empowered to thrive in the NFT art space. The first cohort will showcase their art pieces alongside high-profile NFT artists at Elevate’s NFT Art Gallery, in the historic Design Exchange, Toronto’s architectural gem.

Program Benefits:

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Coaching

Get direct guidance from experienced creators & builders.

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Get Capital

Receive funding for your NFT project.

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Community

Build relationships with Elevate's community of partners, innovators, and influencers.

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Collaborate

Collaborate with creators, brands and tech leaders.

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Exhibit

Exhibit artwork among a curated collection of art pieces in a physical NFT Art Gallery.

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Gain Exposure

Get highlighted through Elevate's activations within Canada's innovation ecosystem and at Toronto's only arts and tech festival.

Key Dates

Add these key dates to your calendar.

March 30
Applications Open
May 15
Applications Close
June 2
Program Begins
September 20
NFT Art Gallery Showcase Begins
September 29
Program Ends
October 13
NFT Art Gallery Showcase Ends

Eligibility Criteria

Our very first cohort of the program will target a diverse set of creators from underrepresented communities. We’re looking for creators across different media with a growing following who are interested in participating in the world of NFT art.

You are eligible to apply if you are:

  • Part of an underrepresented community (i.e. Black, Indigenous, or Persons of Colour, 2SLGBTQ+, newcomer, etc.)
  • Canadian Resident
  • A creator with an interest in creating NFT Art
  • An artist with an extensive portfolio of art (bonus, but not mandatory)
  • Open to collaboration and eager to learn