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Think Tank Training Centre and Warner Bros. Discovery’s Access Canada announce return of the Doers and Dreamers Digital Arts Scholarship

Think Tank Training Centre and Warner Bros. Discovery’s Access Canada announce return of the Doers and Dreamers Digital Arts Scholarship

Think Tank Training Centre and Warner Bros. Discovery’s Access Canada have once again partnered to sponsor five selected artists from underrepresented communities in Canada with full-time tuition to Think Tank’s world-class 3D Art program. Starting June 3, 2024, the program, CG Asset Creation for Film or Games, is designed to teach students how to layer essential technical skills with original artistic ideas, master real-world software, and develop an industry-ready portfolio. Highly personalized, hands-on and entirely online, this program helps young artists gain the crucial skills and connections needed to launch a rewarding career in the entertainment industry.

Entering its third year, the Doers and Dreamers Digital Arts Scholarship is designed to create opportunities within the entertainment industry for artists from historically overlooked communities. People of all genders, abilities, and identities from underrepresented communities in Canada, including members of Indigenous, Black and racialized groups, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ2+ communities are encouraged to apply for this initiative.

Scholarship Details:

• Applications are open from March 18 (9:00am EST) until April 19 (8:59pm EST)
• Five applicants selected as recipients
• Recipients receive tuition scholarship for Think Tank’s online CG Asset Creation for Film or Games
• All software provided by Think Tank




Building off the success of past scholarships

“With one cohort already completed their studies, and another in their final term, the recipients from the first two iterations of this scholarship are well on their way to elevating their art and making an impact on the creative industry. They’ve all shown incredible dedication and perseverance, as well as an adaptability to the rigors that comes with a full-time education.” says Think Tank Co-founder, Scott Thompson, adding “By re-partnering with Warner Bros. Discovery Access Canada, we are able to once again extend this opportunity to those who have been historically underrepresented throughout Canada. It’s our goal that through such initiatives we can help foster a more inclusive, equitable, and diverse industry that empowers artists of all backgrounds and identities. We look forward to what will surely be another excellent round of Doers and Dreamers applications for 2024.”

“This program is a wonderful addition to Warner Bros. Discovery’s Access Canada’s  suite of innovative initiatives,” said Melanie Nepinak Hadley, Executive Director of Warner Bros. Discovery’s Access Canada team.  “With the rapid growth in career opportunities across animation, VFX and games, these students will learn invaluable skills that will set them up for success as they enter the industry.  We are thrilled to partner with Think Tank Training Centre in breaking down barriers and expanding industry access for the next generation of talent.”

Describing her experience as a recipient of the Doers and Dreamers ‘23 scholarship, current Think Tank student, Simin Farrokh Ahmadi, called the program "life-changing". And that “It has helped me channel my talent, time and energy into crafting personal stories, told in every corner of the environments I create.” For a closer look into the work completed by Simin during her time in the program, visit

About Warner Bros. Discovery Access Canada

Formerly WarnerMedia Access Canada, Warner Bros. Discovery Access Canada elevates, activates, and connects Canadian talent from communities that have been historically marginalized with global opportunities and global audiences. This suite of above- and below-the-line initiatives builds on Warner Bros. Discovery’s relationships with creators, craftspeople and technicians of all genders and abilities from communities including Indigenous, Black, and racialized groups, people with disabilities, and members of LGBTQ2+ and Francophone minority communities. WBD Access Canada values the undervalued and celebrates the underrepresented – all to bring the best and most promising talent in Canada to the world.


About Warner Bros. Discovery

Warner Bros. Discovery (Nasdaq: WBD) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates and distributes the world’s most differentiated and complete portfolio of content and brands across television, film and streaming. Available in more than 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Warner Bros. Discovery inspires, informs and entertains audiences worldwide through its iconic brands and products including: Discovery Channel, discovery+, CNN, DC, Eurosport, HBO, HBO Max, HGTV, Food Network, OWN, Investigation Discovery, TLC, Magnolia Network, TNT, TBS, truTV, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Television, Warner Bros. Games, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, Discovery en Español, Hogar de HGTV and others.

About Think Tank Training Centre

Founded in 2005, Think Tank Training Centre is a VFX, game art, asset creation, and animation school empowering the next generation of creators. Based in North Vancouver at their state-of-the-art campus, Think Tank also serves their global community through a proprietary teaching platform, Portal. Ranked in 2023 as the #1 Creative institution in Canada by the prestigious website ‘The Rookies’ (, as well as 1st in 3D Animation in Canada, and 1st in Visual Effects across North America, Think Tank continues to provide students with a high-end education, along with the ability to establish rewarding careers in the TV, Film, and Games industries.

Corey Abell, Head of Marketing, Think Tank

Carmen Davenporte-McNeal, Director of Communications, Warner Bros. Discovery

 March 26, 2024