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Resource Highlight | Using the Creative Arts For Transformational Learning

Using the Creative Arts For Transformational Learning
Jumblies Theatre, The Canadian Popular Theatre Alliance of Nova Scotia, and People Development
NS | 2015
Tessa Mendel

“Grounded in a theoretical and practical exploration of critical approaches to personal and social change, Using the Creative Arts for Transformational Learning offers educators, artists, and community workers an innovative approach to using the creative arts in their work. This comprehensive resource develops an original learning model for using the creative arts to understand and address fundamental issues in our lives and in our society.”

Published in collaboration with Jumblies Theatre,The Canadian Popular Theatre Alliance of Nova Scotia and People Development.

To learn more about this resource and to purchase a copy, please visit usingthecreativeartsfortransformationallearning.wordpress.com

Click on the ArtBridges Resource Portal listing for more details.

Image courtesy of Maureen St. Clair

Resource Highlight | Framing Community – A Community-Engaged Art Workbook (Ontario Arts Council)

Framing Community – A Community-Engaged Art Workbook
Ontario Arts Council | ON | 2017

Framing Community – A Community-Engaged Art Workbook provides guidance on how to develop projects and points to resources, references and funding sources and offers examples of recent artist-led projects in the province. It is the new version of an earlier workbook, Another Vital Link, published in 1998. Community-engaged artist, educator and consultant Maggie Hutcheson was commissioned to look at how the practice, its principles and processes have evolved in Ontario over the past 20 years.”

Click through the ArtBridges Resource Portal to learn more.

ArtBridges Tips & Tools Series #4: Integrated Arts & Dance

Image by Heath Birkholz

“We, Heath Birkholz and Harmanie Taylor, have been given this great opportunity to share knowledge about integrated dance. We thought hard on what we each could offer for Tips and Tools about disability arts, and hope our experiences can guide other artists or a general audience.

To you the reader, wherever you are reading this from: choose your own path. We are honoured if you take anything we wrote and fashion it to your life. It is our hope to get a chance to talk or that you can talk with others about what you think regarding our tips and tools.”

TipTools-IntegratedArtsDanceClick here for the full ArtBridges Tips & Tools: Integrated Arts & Dance. For more FREE resources and tools like this, please visit the ArtBridges Resource Portal or reach Skye Louis, ArtBridges Info Resource Developer at skye@artbridges.ca.

Integrated Arts & Dance was written by Heath Birkholz and Harmanie Taylor, coordinated by Emily Hutcheon, compiled by Skye Louis.
The 2016 ArtBridges Tips & Tools Series is funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

ToileDesArts – La recherche de base pour « Où en est l’art pour le changement social ? Rapport sur l’état de la situation au Canada »

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ToileDesArts - La recherche de base

ToileDesArts – La recherche de base

 

Au début de l’année 2016, ArtBridges/ToileDesArts a collaboré à la production du document Où en est l’art pour le changement social ? Rapport sur l’état de la situation au Canada, un projet de l’ASC! Project. Dans le cadre de ce partenariat, ArtBridges/ToileDesArts a réalisé la recherche de base pour ce document. Voici une synthèse de l’ensemble de cette recherche préliminaire.

La version finale du rapport Où en est l’art pour le changement social est accessible à l’adresse suivante : https://icasc.ca/resources/state-art-report-social-change-canada-april-2016

ArtBridges/ToileDesArts’ background research summary for STATE of the ART

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ArtBridges/ToileDesArts and the ASC! Project collaborated on ASC! Project’s STATE of the ART: A Report on Art for Social Change (ASC) in Canada in early 2016. ArtBridges conducted background research on behalf of the paper as a result of the community partnership. This report is a summary of ArtBridges’ complete and preliminary research for the paper.

Please see ASC! Project’s website for the final version of the STATE of the ART report.

OÙ EN EST L’ART pour le CHANGEMENT SOCIAL AU CANADA? : Rapport sur l’état de la situation au Canada (2016)

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“OÙ EN EST L’ART POUR LE CHANGEMENT SOCIAL AU CANADA?
Rapport sur l’état de la situation au Canada (2016)

Partout au Canada et dans le monde, des artistes animent des processus artistiques participatifs avec différentes collectivités dans le but de générer un changement social favorable. Depuis 2013, l’Art for Social Change Project (ASC!), un projet de recherche national de cinq ans financé par le Conseil de recherche en sciences humaines du Canada (CRSH), s’attarde à mieux comprendre l’évolution de ces pratiques au Canada, plus particulièrement en ce qui a trait à l’évaluation, à l’enseignement et à l’apprentissage, et enfin aux partenariats. Destiné au public (et non pas à un lectorat universitaire), ce rapport intermédiaire vise à fournir un aperçu des découvertes des deux premières années et demie du projet. TÉLÉCHARGER LE PDF EN FRANÇAIS.

-source : ASC
Lire le profil d’International Centre of Art for Social Change dans notre répertoire et carte de l’art communautaire au Canada

STATE of the ART: A Report on Art for Social Change (ASC) in Canada

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STATE of the ART: A Report on Art for Social Change (ASC) in Canada (2016)

Across Canada and around the world, artists are working with diverse communities to create positive social change through processes of participatory art making. Since 2013, the ASC! Project, a five-year, national research project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), has been working to better understand how these practices are evolving in Canada, particularly in the areas of evaluation, teaching and learning, and partnerships. This interim report is designed for public, non-academic audiences and is intended to provide a snapshot of some of our findings about art for social change work gleaned from the first two and a half years of our research. DOWNLOAD THE REPORT PDF.

-source: ASC website
Read International Centre of Art for Social Change’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Parcours, Chacun Son Temps: un Regard sur les Causes Systémiques Liées à la Judiciarisation

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Parcous, Chacun son Temps est le dernier projet en date du collectif Porte-Voix des Productions Funambules Médias.

Il s’agit d’un recueil littéraire abordant les récits de vie d’adolescents hébergés en garde fermée au centre jeunesse de Montréal – Site Cité des Prairies. Le Collectif Porte-Voix, qui existe depuis 2012, a publié ce recueil en Mars dernier. Il vise à sensibiliser les éducateurs.trices, les décideurs publics et le grand public aux causes systémiques liées à la judiciarisation, comme l’explique Emily Laliberté, coordinatrice du projet:

«Il me semble qu’à la lecture des textes que contient ce livre, il devient impossible de nier les rapports de causes à effets entre les différents facteurs socioéconomiques perpétuant les cycles de la délinquance. Je crois que socialement, nous nous questionnons souvent à savoir quelle est la meilleure façon de «protéger» la société, soit par des mesures coercitives, soit par la réhabilitation, mais qu’il manque une réelle volonté politique d’éviter la délinquance en réglant les inégalités sociales à leur base. Je pense que nous devons comme société nous intéresser à la question de la judiciarisation de la pauvreté de même qu’à la surreprésentation de jeunes issus de communautés ethniques spécifiques dans nos institutions. Offrir de meilleures perspectives d’avenir aux jeunes issus des quartiers pauvres, mettre sur pied des plans d’action concrets pour mettre fin au profilage raciale et au racisme sous toutes ces formes et soutenir les familles en difficulté me semblerait un meilleur «investissement» pour la «protection» durables des communautés.»
Emily, Funambules Medias.

Le Projet

“Issu d’une démarche d’art communautaire militant soutenu par Engrenage noir / Rouage et par la Fondation Béati, Parcours, chacun son temps avait pour objectif d’offrir un espace de prise de parole libre et ouvert aux jeunes judiciarisés afin qu’ils puissent s’exprimer sur des enjeux sociopolitiques les touchant de près.
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Suivant un processus de création rigoureux, ces jeunes se sont investis dans la réalisation d’un ouvrage structuré et accrocheur dont les propos exprimés librement et sans restrictions, nous offre de riches perspectives sur les réalités entourant la judiciarisation juvénile. La pauvreté, le racisme et la violence qui ont marqués leurs routes et dont témoigne chacun de leur texte, forcent le lecteur à se questionner sur les enjeux complexes derrière la criminalisation des adolescents.

Le livre qui se présente comme un parcours, du d’où l’on vient au où l’on peut aller, est composé de récits, de poèmes, de chansons, de témoignages et d’entrevues abordant les récits de vie des participants.”

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Découvrez un aperçu du contenu du recueil

Pour en savoir plus sur le projet et sur les Productions Funambules Médias, cliquez ici
Pour vos procurer le livre, communiquez avec Emily Laliberté, coordonatrice du projet à : elaliberte@funambulesmedias.org

-source : Funambules Médias
Lire le profil des Productions Funambules Médias dans le répertoire de l’art communautaire d’ArtBridges/ToileDesArts

ArtBridges/ToileDesArts’ Year One Evaluation Report

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Executive Summary
“Everyone has energy and big spirit when they come together…they tell compelling stories. It is more than the sharing of the resources. They are glad we are here….” – Staff

Introduction
Founded in 2008, ArtBridges is a hub and forum for connection for anyone interested in or active in community-engaged arts and arts for social change in Canada. ArtBridges informs people about and connects them with community-engaged arts initiatives. ArtBridges aims to improve access to arts and art-making for Canadians.

In December 2013, ArtBridges received a 3-year grant from the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation. Part of the grant funding was designated to conducting a comprehensive evaluation of ArtBridges. As such, an external evaluator, Radha Nayar of Nayar Consulting, was contracted to conduct an evaluation in the summer of 2014. This report provides the results of the evaluation in Year One. It also includes recommendations for further actions that ArtBridges can explore.

View ArtBridges/ToileDesArts – Year One Evaluation Report here:

ArtBridges Tips & Tools Series: DAREarts Practical Guide for Artists Visiting Remote FNMI Communities

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What are the responsibilities of artists as guests in communities that are not their own? What can guest artists do to prepare for and to be respectful of this role? For our new ArtBridges Tips & Tools series, we asked DAREarts First Roots Program Associate, Cathy Elliott, to share some tips with artists who are new to working in First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities.

Cathy, a member of Sipekne’katik, Nova Scotia, has been working with DAREarts in Indigenous communities for eight years. She and DAREarts have lots of helpful info to share. Check out the DAREarts Practical Guide for Artists Visiting Remote FNMI* Communities for advice about travel, infrastructure, supplies, cultural context, and long term resonance. Thank you to Cathy and DAREarts for sharing your insights with us!

When you go into an Aboriginal Community, you’re collaborating with that community to celebrate, to nurture its own Culture and language, to help heal. When you step off a plane or train or car onto a reserve, you are essentially stepping into another Nation. You are the outsider here. You have to behave in an open, respectful way just as you would if you were visiting any new country. There are customs, histories, languages and belief systems to respect and consider. 

We all have a responsibility to educate ourselves in the histories of Indigenous Peoples. Not all First Nations are alike. Read the Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) Report. It’s online. You really should know what has caused the inter-generational trauma that still affects many children and Elders you’ll meet.”

Click here for the full DAREarts Practical Guide for Artists Visiting Remote FNMI* Communities. For more resources like this, please visit the ArtBridges Resource Portal or reach Skye Louis, ArtBridges Info Resource Developer at skye@artbridges.ca. To learn more about DAREarts, please visit www.darearts.com

Read DAREarts’ profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map
Content and photo courtesy of DAREarts