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Manifesto creates spaces – both physical and digital – that inspire, develop and amplify diverse communities of young people through arts, culture and media.


Artists Showcased


Paid to Artists & Young People


Employment Opportunities Created


Toronto, Canada



Discovery is a three-month artists skill development program for emerging Toronto artists who are next up! Manifesto provides artists with the tools, resources and workshops to support artists reaching the next level in their careers.

Festival of Community and Culture

Since 2007, Manifesto has hosted a multi-day Festival, to show our love and appreciation to Toronto’s creative communities within Hip Hop culture. We feature local vendors, Djs, film screenings, wellness and yoga activities, panel conversations, visual art exhibitions, and so much more.

Off Campus

Off Campus — is a six months skills development and youth training program. Via this program mentees will be partnered with mentors who will educate them on the ins and outs of their profession.

Mini Festo

A six-month series for six artists in the city who are next up! Manifesto connects your favorite emerging artist to some of North America's best festival programmers and A&R reps



Founded in 2007, Manifesto works tirelessly to act as a catalyst for culture through a wide range of free or low-cost programming. We create access and opportunities for local artists to gain experience, connect with new audiences, and power a multi-disciplinary talent training incubator for future leaders. Programming includes concerts and performances, art exhibitions, community events, workshops, talks, summits, pop-ups, and the flagship Manifesto Festival of Community & Culture.

A3C Official Kick Off Party

Highlighting R&B Artists in a special night celebrating emerging and established talent in the genre. 


Get in Touch

Please click the link below for any inquiries involving sponsorships, partnerships and/or resources involving Manifesto Community Projects.

Off Campus

Off-Campus is back for 2023! Giving Toronto's emerging music business professionals (priority given to Black youth 18-29) the opportunity to partner with mentors who will educate them on the behind-the-scenes of their careers. 

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