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The Cause.

Word Up:
A Festival of Messages

September 2002


The Cause, Nathan Philips Square

Project Components

Art Show
Live Graffiti Demonstration


The Cause is an annual “celebration by and for Toronto’s youth and their ‘causes’” organized by the Toronto Youth Cabinet Event. Word Up! An Exhibition of Messages explored the numerous artistic forms used by young artists to express their own messages. It included a make-your-own message station, demonstrations by graffiti, cartoon and calligraphy artists, a display of visual art by youth, spoken word performances and a guest appearance by British Public Process artist, Otiose.


4Unity Productions Youth Media Association
The Beguiling
Amaranthine Collective

Hyped Up
August 2003


The Cause, Nathan Philips Square

Project Components

Open Mic
Blank Canvas
Zine Table


Event Program
Press Release


This time the Council set up a simple table as promotion for H.Y.P.E 3. The artist Elicser painted

Currently Supported By


Generously supported by

  • Robert Harding & Angel Yang
  • Nancy E.A. Main

With assistance from

  • The Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation

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