The Project Spotlight series selects and highlights Canadian art projects leveraging crowdfunding to achieve their goals.
Project Name: In Bloom – A Celebration of Teen Spirit and the Arts
Synopsis/Overview: The In Bloom project celebrates the life of Kurt Cobain, 20 years after his tragic death. It is an art project that will give Toronto youth an opportunity to reflect on mental and emotional well-being. Using “identities” as the theme, artists will be asked to create art work that captures the meaning of “coming of age” in the 21st century, hoping to shine a light on whatever anyone has to deal with that affects them emotionally. The project hopes to become a hub for creativity, bringing the community together, and sparking curiosity and understanding about the subject matter.
All proceeds from the project go to helping Delisle Youth Services.
Nicola Spunt – She is a creative individual juggling many hats: producer, writer, editor, and even being a literary scholar. She has been involved with numerous productions and is a Content Producer for Pop Quiz (E! Canada). She is a PhD in English and has published numerous scholarly articles. She is the Founder of After School, a project that hopes to enlighten individuals on subjects beyond the educational setting.
Liane Balaban – Born in Toronto, Balaban is a well established actress. She has appeared in numerous productions, notably Last Chance Harvey, One Week, Abroad, Covert Affairs and Oscar-winning short film The New Tenants. She will play Kathleen in Don McKellar’s The Grand Seduction staring Taylor Kitsch and Brendan Gleeson, a film which premiered at TIFF 2013.
Kathleen Munroe – Best known for portraying Ali Devon on Call Me Fitz, Munroe is too an establish actress. She has been involved in numerous productions, including a lead role in George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead, Haven, Republic of Doyle and Alphas. She won an ACTRA Award for Best Female Performance for her work on hit CTV show Flashpoint.