A 12-month mentorship journey designed to equip passionate, emerging creators and storytellers, ages 18 to 24 with the opportunity to broaden their creative spectrum, expand their knowledge of the business and their craft, create community with peers across Canada, and further develop their skills. Applications now closed!

 

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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The program is designed to support young storytellers who are:

Canadian citizens or permanent residents

Between 18 & 24 years old

Passionate about creative storytelling

Active content creators

Aspiring photographers, filmmakers, or storytellers

Committed to your creative career

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE PROGRAM

Canon FUTURES runs from August 2022 to July 2023. This unique hybrid program is delivered through monthly exclusive virtual workshops, assignments, an in-person immersive retreat, and industry mentorships. FUTURES requires dedication and approximately 10-15 hours of focus every month.

To make the most of this opportunity, be prepared to invest your time, create original work, and share your journey, challenges, and triumphs with your FUTURES community.

HOW IT WORKS

After applications close on July 25, our panellists in collaboration with the Canon Canada team will choose 20 talented creators to join our next FUTURES class.

Canon Canada will equip FUTURES creators with the tools they need to successfully participate in the program, and our curriculum kicks-off in September 2022.

Special to FUTURES is an exclusive all-expenses-paid in-person creative retreat with mentorship from Canon Ambassadors, to a beautiful destination in Canada. Check out our video below from last year’s retreat in Banff, Alberta!

WHAT YOU GET

FUTURES workshops are designed to give you first-hand insider industry insights, portfolio and skill-building assignments, and most importantly, connections with like-minded creative peers.

The 20-hand selected creators can expect:

  • Exclusive mentorship from industry leading experts
  • Insights into building your creative business
  • Coaching in marketing and branding
  • Developing your technical knowledge
  • Growing your multi-disciplinary skills
  • Guidance on curating your portfolio
  • Learn mindfulness techniques to help prioritize your mental health as a creative
  • Their very own Canon EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera kit, valued at $3,229.97

By the end of the program year, you will have the tools and knowledge to grow your personal brand and business as a young creator. This program is free to apply and is free to participate for those who are accepted.

HOW TO APPLY

Help us get to know who you are and what dreams you are working towards.

We will be selecting 20 talented creators from our applicants to be a part of our second FUTURES class. If you believe the program is the right fit for you, complete the application below, we want to meet you!

This is a 4-part application to help us get to know who you are and what dreams you’re working towards:

COMPLETE THE
APPLICATION

Fill out the basic application details.

TELL US
YOUR STORY

Step in front of the camera and give us your elevator pitch in a 30-second video – let us know who you are!

FILL OUT THE
IN-DEPTH Q&A

Help us understand you, your brand, and your professional ambitions.

PRESENT YOUR
PORTFOLIO

Attach a Dropbox link that showcases your creative work.

NEED HELP?

Our program liaison is happy to answer any questions along the way.

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