about us

little sister is a grassroots, youth-led, youth-focused artist resource centre. we are youth (29 and under), queer, not queer, racialized, living in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, artists, and many other things. Our mission is to reduce barriers in the arts and entertainment industries for BIPOC + 2SLGBTQ+ youth artists by creating safer performance spaces, providing educational workshops, and developing resources for young artists. we have run the community-based open mic series hummingbird since 2015, providing 40+ open mic nights for emerging youth artists in the Regent Park community and Toronto/GTA at large. In 2018 we decided to focus on researching the experiences of young racialized 2SLGBTQ+ artists in Toronto, and later published our findings in the 2020 report “It Feels Like Having a Sugar Daddy. But like in the Worst Way: Thoughts from Racialized 2SLGBTQ+ Youth Artists in the Toronto Arts Scene.” 

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get to know our current + former collaborators... 

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familiarize yourself with our
former collaborators... 

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This project is funded in part by:

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