Manifesto educates, inspires and empowers a diverse community of young people through arts and culture by providing educational training, artist showcases, professional development and community programming for all. Through it’s programming, Manifesto actively fosters community pride, inspires young people to be engaged in their futures and connects an ecosystem of people and organizations, from local communities to global networks.


What we Do.

Founded in 2007, the award-winning Manifesto Festival of Community & Culture is one of Canada’s biggest celebrations of hip hop culture and beyond – a multi-disciplinary, world-class festival with a positive social and economic impact. Our programming aims to cultivate multi- disciplinary artistic and professional development for young people and artists across mediums, to build careers, foster community connections and fuel civic pride – all while contributing to the vitality of the cities we love. But we’re more than just a festival, and we’re more than celebrating one city. We’re a non- profit, youth-powered platform designed to put local artists on the map and unite, inspire and empower diverse communities of young people through arts and culture, year-round. Our mission is relevant now more than ever, which is why this is the time to bring Manifesto to the US.