Gavin Sheppard is an innovative cultural entrepreneur who uses art and music as tools for youth inclusion and economic growth. The Remix Project, which he co-founded in 2006, was created in order to help level the playing field for young people from disadvantaged, marginalized, and under-served communities. The Remix Project provides top-notch alternative, creative, educational programs, facilitators and facilities to at-risk youth wanting to enter the creative industries. This program model has been replicated internationally, and Gavin has been an architect of and has helped to create a hemispheric network of youth arts organizations to promote best practices.
Gavin is also Founder of Public Records, Inc., a Toronto-based record label, and he is Co-Founder of Quiet As Kept, a project management company that works across the entertainment industry. He is also a creator, producer, and writer of a web series called "Welcome to Rawluck." He is a Ted Fellow and a Fellow at the Laboratorio Para La Ciudad in Mexico City.