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Creative Facilitation 1 Workshop: Using Creative Activities as Facilitation Tools (Partners for Youth Empowerment)

“In this one-of-a-kind training, you’ll learn how to lead engaging, high impact programs that inspire and motivate. This training provides a framework for using creative practices in any program, classroom, training, or conference regardless of content or age group: from pre-schoolers to seniors.

  • Discover how taking creative risks builds confidence, leadership, and group trust.
  • Learn how to  create safe spaces that allow even the quietest participants to shine.
  • Gain a tool box of easy-to-lead activities you can use the very next day.
  • Guild confidence in your own creativity and your ability to be an engaging, inspiring leader.

No arts experience required. We are all creative!

September 21-22 | Vancouver, BC
October 25-26 | Montreal, QC”

For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.partnersforyouth.org/training/creative-facilitation/

-from Partners for Youth Empowerment

Making a Living Making Art – Project Development Consultations

Making A Living Making Art is a free professional development workshop series for creative entrepreneurs. The series provides opportunities for artists to gain valuable information, skills and insights on creating and sustaining a creative practice.

Join us on Saturday June 15 for a 30 minute 1-on-1 session with 1 of 3 experienced project development consultants. Make sure to sign up ahead of time to guarantee your 1-on-1 session, as spots are limited and given on a first come, first serve basis.

Please bring a project you’ve already begun working on to maximize your time with the consultant. The more specific the project, the better! Refreshments will be provided while you wait.”

For more information and to register, please visit Making A Living Making Art’s event page.

ArtMEETS Workshops (East End Arts, Toronto)

East End Arts is thrilled to announce that ArtMEETS is coming back for a third year, and we are excited to share a few program updates with you.

ArtMEETS is a series of arts workshops and experiences, which invite community members to make, explore, experience, transform, and share. Led by talented, engaging, and supportive artist facilitators, each ArtMEETS workshop is an opportunity to learn a new art skill, meet new people, and let your creative side shine! Now in its third year, ArtMEETS has featured 16 workshops experienced by over 200 participants. ArtMEETS workshops have always been in high demand, and in an effort to ensure that the workshops are accessible to community members and sustainable for the future, we are making a few changes to the program, as well as offering a sneak peak into this year’s ArtMEETS lineup!

Workshops take place every Saturday, from July 6 – August 24, 2019
1:00-4:00pm

East End Arts, St. Matthew’s Clubhouse
$10/workshop (Free spots available via Energy Exchange!)”

For more information, please visit East End Arts

-from East End Arts
Read East End Arts’ profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

The Gathering: Celebrating 10 years of showcasing, convening and support for equity and pluralism in the Arts

Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario (CPAMO) celebrates 10 years of working with providing services to and facilitating learning forums for artists and arts organizations in equity, diversity, inclusivity and pluralism. Through centering their work around empowering the arts communities of Ontario with a focus on galvanizing opportunities for Indigenous and racialized professionals and organizations, CPAMO will convene the arts community around a four day event, The Gathering: Celebrating 10 years of showcasing, convening and supporting equity and pluralism in the Arts.
The Gathering offers an interactive space where arts organizations, artists and attendees dedicated to advancing equity, diversity, inclusivity and pluralism in the arts can share dialogue on common purposes and strategies in shaping how contemporary intersections in artistic practice influence diverse Canadian cultural expressions.

Schedule: 

May 21

  • The Gathering: Black Arts Mentorships session

May 27

  • The Gathering: a convening of Choreographers in collaboration with Choreogrpahers’ Network Toronto (CN-T)
  • The Gathering: Writers in Conversation
  • The Gathering Performances features Sashar Zarif Dance, Mateo Galindo Torres Dance, and Compania Carmen Romero

May 28

  • The Gathering: Staging Change, A Conversation on Diversity in Dance in collaboration with Diverse Dance Initiative
  • The Gathering: Conversations with Local Arts Services Organizations
  • The Gathering Performances features Newton Moraes Dance, The Seat Next to the King, Nova Dance, and Alluvial Plain

May 29

  • The Gathering: A Conversation on Disabilities and Artistic Practice
  • The Gathering: Indigenous Acts Activism
  • The Gathering Fundraising Event, After Party and Gala Performances”

For more information, please visit CPAMO’s website

REBIRTH: Artist Educator Professional Development Certificate Program (Toronto)

“This professional development certificate program is designed for emerging and established Artist Educators and Community Facilitators; those in the Community Arts Sector who want to serve marginalized sections of society, who find themselves in a time of transition and transformation.

The Rebirth program is designed for those seeking to develop their professional skills to produce quality work in the Community Arts Sector.

If you are feeling called to create personal and collective transformation through engagement with social justice, healing, and education through the arts, then this space was created for you

PROGRAM DETAILS

There are 3 major components to this training (total of 28 hours):

  1. AWAKEN: Weekend Intensive (June 8 & 9 | 11am-7pm) – at Jumblies
  2. EVOLVE: Seminars (June 3, 10, 17, 24 | 6-8pm) – at Art Starts
  3. EMERGE: Masterminds (June 3, 10, 17, 24 | 8-9pm) – at Art Starts

Optional Bonus* EXPAND: 1-on-1 Private Coaching (flexible schedule)”

For more information, please visit REBIRTH’s event and registration page and voiceofpurpose.org

-from REBIRTH

Introduction to Mural Art: North Etobicoke 2019

“Introduction to Mural Art is a free visual art learning program for all ages (14+) and abilities. Participants learn basic art, design, and mural-making skills from professional artists, gaining the skills and confidence to brainstorm design input and participate in the Community Collaborations mural along Finch Ave W., as part of The North Etobicoke Mural Jam upcoming this July 2019.

Introduction to Mural Art is comprised of six workshops, each three hours in length. Workshop topics include: mural styles, collaboration, drawing and painting techniques, colour theory, design challenges, mural techniques, enlarging techniques and large-scale collaborative final design projects. Each program aims to connect with a local mural project in the community where the program is being presented.”

For more information and to register, please visit: https://muralroutes.ca/ima-ar2019/

-from Mural Routes
Read Mural Routes profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Webinar: Get Creative, Get Well – New Research on Personal Well-being & Arts Participation (Culture Days)

Culture Days will be joined by BBC Arts Editor Stephen James-Yeoman and University College London (UCL) Senior Research Fellow Dr. Daisy Fancourt to discuss new research on the benefits of arts participation. A recent study conducted by Dr. Fancourt and UCL identified the different ways that people use creativity as a coping mechanism to control negative emotions, such as stress and anxiety, and how spending just a brief amount of time on artistic pursuits can have a direct impact on personal well-being.

The study is being released in connection with the Get Creative Festival – the UK-wide celebration of creativity taking place this year from May 11-19. Stephen James-Yeoman will speak about the festival, its audience, and ongoing research efforts, in addition to the many links between Get Creative and Culture Days.

Webinar – May 29, 2019 12:30 PM EST”

For more information and to register, click here.

-from Culture Days

Art to Power: Resiliency Project (PASAN & Council Fire, Toronto)

“Art to Power is an arts workshop series for people who have experienced incarceration.

Bust out your creativity, your joy, your survival

Choose a different media every month from May to October:
May: BEADING with Myingaan kwe and Louis Esmé
June: MASK MAKING with Naty Tremblay and RAWHIDE SCULPTURE with Maanii Oakes
July: PAINTING with syrus marcus ware
August: DRAWING with Sybil Lamb
September: PHOTOGRAPHY with Kwasi Kyei
October: to be announced

WHEN: Friday afternoons from 2 – 4pm, starting May 10
$10 plus tokens and snacks provided
REGISTRATION OPENS: THIS FRIDAY, May 3rd
WHERE: Council Fire, 439 Dundas St. East

Art to Power honours and celebrates our incredible journeys of survival, while fostering wisdom, pride and stability through creativity. Elder Jacqui Lavalley will join us on the first workshop of each month for ceremony and teachings on resilience. If you’re interested, please email or call Project Coordinator, Orev Katz at: orev[at]pasan.org”

For more information, please visit: pasan.org

-from PASAN

Who Knew? Workshops (Jumblies, Toronto)

Who Knew is proudly presented in partnership with Jumblies Theatre, a Toronto-based arts and theatre company with 40+ years of experience who specialize in participatory art projects. Each Monday afternoon Ruth Howard, Artistic Director, and several other artists join us at the Bernard Betel Centre to artfully share stories through discussion, art-making, movement, and sound in a friendly, relaxed environment. It’s a great opportunity to collaborate, explore, and share your extraordinary life.

Drop-in and try it out!

If you have any questions, please contact Jen MacDonald at 416-225-2112, ext. 105 or jenm[at]betelcentre.org. Cost: Free”

For more information, please visit: jumbliestheatre.org

-from Jumblies Theatre
Read Jumblies’ Profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory & Map

Odaabaanag: a work-in-progress performance (Soundstreams & Jumblies, Toronto)

Odaabaanag’s work-in-progress performance! Featuring: The Gather Round Singers!

Odaabaanag, a collaborative project between Soundstreams and Jumblies, that bridges contemporary music, community-engaged arts and intercultural creative processes, is holding a work-in-progress performance on May 5th at The Arts & Letters Club. Join us to hear excerpts from two new inter-related works: a string quartet with audio track by Melody McKiver and the first in a cycle of songs by Beverley McKiver, performed by The Gather Round Singers community choir. Both pieces are informed by interviews with elders from the composers’ home community of Lac Seul First Nation.

May 5, 2019
The Arts & Letters Club (14 Elm St.)
7:30pm
PWYC at the door

Odaabaanag is a collaboration between Jumblies and Soundstreams, funded by an Ontario Trillium Foundation Seed Grant, to develop and explore collaboration across community arts and contemporary music, as well as across cultures (Indigenous and Settler/Immigrant) and regions (Toronto, Northern Ontario).

For more information, visit: https://soundstreams.ca/odaabaanag/

-from Soundstreams