In 2006, in response to growing interest, Jumblies initiated a more intentional focus on learning and mentorship: a thread of the company we call the Jumblies Studio. Based in Toronto with a national reach, the Jumblies Studio is a flexible, integrated, itinerant and interdisciplinary program for learning, mentorship and exploration in Arts that engage with and create Community.
The Jumblies Studio roots theory in practice, welcomes all disciplines and traditions; encourages idiosyncratic artistic visions; is embedded in active community-based projects; and equips artists with the know-how to survive outside the specialized arts world.
Activities include an intensive introductory 6-day course (Arts For All Essentials (to be renamed Artfare Essentials as of Dec. 2012)), internships of varied lengths, project support and consultancy, seminars, creative explorations, and print and digital resources.
The Jumblies Studio was supported in its development phase by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, George Cedric Metcalf Charitable Foundation, Toronto Community Foundation, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, the Toronto Funding Network (through Tides Canada).