Multidisciplinary Artist & Arts Professional
Jasmine Vanstone is a Jamaican-Canadian multidisciplinary artist and arts administrator based in North York. A graduate of York University, she earned a BFA with Honours in Visual Art-Studio and a Certificate in Cultural and Artistic Practice for Environmental and Social Justice (CAP). In 2018, she received the Jennifer Ivey Bannock Digital Award for excellence in digital photography. Jasmine was also the recipient of the Ferdous Akhtar Khan Award for being a Black woman who shows academic excellence and promise in her creative work. Other awards include the Tim Whiten Award and Joseph Drapell Award for multidisciplinary expertise. Through York University's CAP program, Jasmine interned under a welcoming team at North York Arts, one of Toronto's LASOs, as the Program and Outreach Intern.
In 2021, Jasmine pursued further arts administration experience and graduated from Centennial College’s Post-Grad Arts Management Program. Here she was mentored by Onika Powell, a visionary in community arts, and began to flourish as an arts leader. With hopes to inspire, impact, and amplify marginalized voices through community engagement and arts education, Jasmine continues learning and pursuing opportunities such as Sketch's NextUp! Leaders Lab, VIBE Arts NExT Mentorship Program, and VIBE Arts Emerging Artist Roster.