Andrew Tay was one of 20 international artists selected to participate in the copycat academy as part of the Luminato festival in Toronto June 9-15, 2014. The Copycat Academy is a week long school for 20 emerging artists from all around the world and from a variety of disciplines. It is a new annual program, created and conceived by Hannah Hurtzig, Founder of Mobile Academy Berlin and produced by the Luminato Festival. The inaugural edition featured artists from Argentina, India, Germany, Latvia, Spain, Sweden, and, of course, from Toronto, Montreal and Saskatoon. With faculty that included Marcus Boon, Bruce Labruce, Marten Spangberg, Kendell Greers, Jennifer Doyle and Lemi Ponifasio among others.