The Blackhurst Cultural Centre – The People’s Residence, a non-profit that amplifies the legacy of African and Caribbean ancestry in Toronto has kicked off the month of August with an exciting logo contest for its new building project.
The community is invited to not only be involved in the creation of the centre’s new logo but also in the logo selection.
Speaking about the process of selecting the new logo Managing Director, Itah Sadu stated, “Blackhurst Cultural Centre is looking for an inspired logo, one that encapsulates aspects of our legacy and our identity. We are the people for the people, by the people, and that’s why we’re inviting the community to participate and make their choices heard.”
The winning logo will grant its creator a coveted artist-in-residence position for the (2023/2024) year at Blackhurst Cultural Centre. The prize includes a $1,500 grant, an art exhibition within the new centre, and an opportunity to design a range of products that will be sold through the centre’s website.
The process will be a combination of community voting and judge selection. “We are excited to have an esteemed panel of design experts including Mark Stoddart, Mosa McNeilly, and Adesh Leaver, from within the Canadian design community. The winning logo entry will adorn our new home at 756 Bathurst St, in the newly revitalized Mirvish Village”. continued Sadu.
Through this logo design contest, Blackhurst Cultural Centre aims to shine a light on graphic artists within the African and Caribbean Canadian ancestry communities and provide them with a platform to showcase their work. The RBC Royal Bank Of Canada is the official corporate partner for this Canada-wide contest.