Announcing the Doers and Dreamers Digital Arts Scholarships

Warner Media Access Canada and Think Tank Training Center have partnered to sponsor five full-time scholarships for Think Tank Online’s 16-month Digital Asset Building Program, beginning February 7, 2022. The scholarship competition was open to people of all genders, capacities and identities of underrepresented communities in Canada, including but not limited to members of Indigenous, Black and racialized groups, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2+ and Francophone minority communities.

With over 100 quality applications submitted, WarnerMedia Access Canada and Think Tank awarded the scholarships to:

  • Alli Thornley from Victoria, BC
  • Brittany Blaker from Toronto, ON
  • Fatouma Mohamed from Toronto, ON
  • Aubrey Garcia from Toronto, ON
  • Alejandro Mondragon Martinez from Surrey, BC

These talented individuals will develop marketable skills, benefit from mentorship opportunities, and gain unparalleled connections to industry insights from the Think Tank community and WarnerMedia Access Canada executives and creatives.

“We had a lot of great apps, and it was really hard to pick five,” said Scott Thompson, owner of the Think Tank training center. “The people who have received the scholarships have demonstrated talent, creativity and a desire to expand their knowledge and skills – and we are delighted to welcome them to Think Tank.”

“With so many qualified applications, we have offered 50% scholarships to 10 more people,” he added. “The scholarships will advance these students’ careers in television, feature film, visual effects or video games through the opportunity to develop their digital art skills. We can’t wait to see what they will do as recipients of the Doers and Dreamers Digital Arts Scholarship.

Deanna Cadette, Executive Director of WarnerMedia Access Canada, said, “This program is a wonderful addition to a suite of innovative initiatives from WarnerMedia Access Canada. With the rapid growth of career opportunities in animation, visual effects, and games, these students will learn invaluable skills that will set them up for success when they enter the industry. We are excited to partner with the Think Tank Training Center to break down barriers and expand industry access for the next generation of talent.

Established in 2020, WarnerMedia Access Canada elevates, activates and connects Canadian talent from historically marginalized communities with global opportunities and global audiences. (warner-access.com)

Founded in 2005, the Think Tank Training Center specializes in training “dreamers and doers” in the latest software, techniques and technologies that meet the needs of the film, television and video game industries. TTTC has been ranked among the top three creative and entertainment schools in the world by the prestigious online community Rookies in 2021.

To learn more about the incredible journeys of the selected participants, visit www.tttc.ca.

John C. Dent