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The Rose Brampton now accepting applications for the Centre Stage Conservatory training program

​BRAMPTON, ON (November 19, 2021) – The Rose Brampton is now accepting applications for its Centre Stage Conservatory, a training program that provides professional development opportunities from expert instructors to young Brampton artists.

The program supports young artists and encourages submissions from all artistic disciplines including musicians, actors, choreographers, composers, rappers, comedians, and more.

Brampton is a City of Opportunities and the Centre Stage Conservancy creates space, conversations and resources to develop young artists, and aims to transform and develop Brampton’s artistic community.

Youth between the ages of 12 to 18 from Brampton and surrounding areas are eligible to audition. Participation in the program is free and youth who have participated in the program previously are welcome to re-apply.

Successful applicants will attend virtual monthly workshops on a variety of topics including voice, entrepreneurship, technology, storytelling, and more, taught by leading artists/practitioners in the field. Participants will also develop and rehearse a final performance. The 2021-2022 instructors include Darryn DeSouza (music), Yolanda Bonnell (acting), Markus Harwood-Jones (writing), Matt Zaddy (tech), Keesha Brownie (marketing) and Travis Knights (dance).

To apply, interested artists must submit a two to six minute video including an introduction, the title of the performance piece, and the author/creator. The deadline to apply is November 29, 2021. Applications can be sent to For more information, visit

“Brampton is a City of Opportunities and I am thrilled to see the return of the Centre Stage Conservancy and the opportunity to provide mentorship and opportunities for success to our young artists. Brampton has a thriving arts scene, and programs like this help develop our artists for future growth and success.”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of BramptonPatrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“The Rose’s Centre Stage Conservancy provides the tools and resources for Brampton’s young artists to grow and thrive. This free program is a great opportunity to provide our young artists with the tools and resources they need to develop into successful artists.”
- Harkirat Singh, City Councillor, Wards 9 & 10; Chair, Corporate Harkirat Singh, City Councillor, Wards 9 & 10; Chair, Corporate Services, City of Brampton

“The City of Brampton is a Mosaic, where we celebrate our culture, creativity and community. The Centre Stage Conservancy provides an exceptional opportunity for young artists to learn and connect with industry experts to help them develop as artists contributing to our thriving arts scene.”
- David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton


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Jacqueline Fulton
Senior Advisor, Media Relations, City of Brampton
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