Warner Bros. Discovery’s Access Canada (warner-access.com) team is renewing their support of the Doers and Dreamers digital arts scholarship for a second year. Through this sponsorship, five selected participants will be granted full-time tuition scholarships to attend Think Tank Online’s (tttc.ca) 64- week signature program, starting February 6, 2023.
Doers and Dreamers is a talent development initiative focused on Canadian artists from underrepresented communities in Canada, including members of Indigenous, Black, racialized groups, people with disabilities and LGBTQ2+ communities.
The program, CG Asset Creation for Film or Games, is designed to teach students how to layer essential technical skills with original artistic ideas, master real-world software, and develop an industry-ready portfolio. Highly personalized, hands-on, and entirely online, this program helps young artists gain the crucial skills and connections needed to launch a rewarding career in the entertainment industry.
“Having just completed their final project for Term 1, the finalists from last year’s scholarship are well on their way to elevating their art and making an impact on the creative industry. They’ve all shown incredible dedication and perseverance, as well as an adaptability to the rigors that comes with a full-time education.” says Think Tank Co-founder, Scott Thompson.
“By re-partnering with WBD Access Canada, we are able to once again extend this opportunity to those who have been historically underrepresented throughout Canada. It’s our goal that through such initiatives we can help foster a more inclusive, equitable and diverse industry that empowers artists of all backgrounds and identities,” Thompson added. “We look forward to what will surely be another excellent round of Doers and Dreamers applications for 2023.”
Melanie Nepinak Hadley, Executive Director of Warner Bros. Discovery’s Access Canada team, commented, “We are thrilled be partnering with Think Tank on this successful career building initiative for a second year. Learning and creating in a safe and inclusive environment that breaks down systemic barriers is what our work is all about.”
The five participants of Doers and Dreamers ‘23 will receive a full-time tuition scholarship for Think Tank’s signature online program, CG Asset Creation for Film or Games. Guided by supervisors and mentors who themselves are industry pros, students will take part in live tutorials, collaborative sessions, and pre-recorded lessons via Think Tank’s interactive teaching platform, Portal.
- Application window runs from October 31 at 9 a.m. to November 30 at 8:59 p.m. (EST)
- Finalists receive full-time scholarship to Think Tank’s 64-week CG Asset Creation for Film or Games Online
- Five applicants selected as finalists
- Scholarship does not include living expenses and hardware expenses
- All software provided by Think Tank
For information on applying to Doers and Dreamers ‘23, click here.