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Guide pédagogique pour les écoles Unesco: Wapikoni mandaté

 “Le Wapikoni mobile est très fier d’avoir été mandaté par la Commission canadienne de l’UNESCO (CCUNESCO) pour la rédaction d’un guide pédagogique autochtone.

Mélanie Brière, coordonnatrice des ateliers de sensibilisation pour le Wapikoni mobile, planche actuellement sur la conception d’un guide pédagogique qui aura pour objectif d’offrir aux enseignant.es des écoles secondaires associées de l’UNESCO une sélection de 12 à 15 courts-métrages pouvant être visionnés en classe et permettant d’entamer des discussions avec leurs étudiant.es sur différents sujets reliés aux réalités et aux cultures autochtones du Canada. On retrouve 23 Écoles UNESCO au Québec et un total de 87 au Canada.

L’objectif de ce guide est de devenir un outil pédagogique sur les réalités autochtones d’hier et d’aujourd’hui par l’entremise de courts métrages mettant de l’avant divers points de vue de jeunes autochtones de communautés situées partout au pays et de piquer la curiosité de jeunes allochtones dans le but de contribuer à la réconciliation.

Ce guide pédagogique sur la réconciliation a été réalisé en partenariat avec la Commission canadienne pour l’UNESCO. […]

Ce guide se veut simple d’utilisation et clé-en-main pour simplifier l’utilisation et assurer la prise en charge, l’aisance et l’autonomie de l’enseignant.e. Nous développons présentement le guide dans le but de le rendre accessible à partir de septembre 2018.”

Pour lire la suite de la nouvelle sur le site du Wapikoni, et pour en savoir plus au sujet du Réseau des écoles associées de l’UNESCO, cliquez ici

 

En attendant, LE WAPIKONI MOBILE REPREND LA ROUTE VERS LES COMMUNAUTÉS AUTOCHTONES.

“Les studios ambulants de formation et de création cinématographique et musicale du Wapikoni mobile viennent de débuter leurs activités. Seize (16) communautés autochtones au Canada, dont trois en milieu urbain (Vancouver, Montréal et Thunder Bay) accueillent le Wapikoni cette année. En moyenne, plus de 300 jeunes participent annuellement aux ateliers de formation et de création. La première communauté au Québec, à recevoir le Wapikoni, est Mashteuiatsh, où les studios se sont arrêtés pour la dernière fois en 2006 ! À l’international, grâce au partenariat entre Oxfam-Québec et le Wapikoni, des jeunes en Jordanie et en Palestine pourront réaliser des courts métrages tout en développant leurs compétences créatives et leur leadership.

Encadrés par deux cinéastes-mentors, un assistant-formateur autochtone, un intervenant jeunesse et un coordonnateur issu de la communauté visitée, les participants sont initiés à la scénarisation, à la réalisation et aux nombreux aspects techniques du tournage (caméra, prise de son et montage) avec du matériel de qualité professionnelle. Chaque participant bénéficie d’un accompagnement adapté à son expérience et à son rythme d’apprentissage.”

Pour en savoir plus sur la saison 2018 du Wapikoni, cliquez ici.

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Workshop: Stories for the Next Generation (Scarborough)

Stories for the Next Generation is a free intergenerational storytelling workshop series for seniors ages 55 and older to share with their families and communities.

Over the course of the series, senior participants will work with a professional storyteller to create enticing creative writing pieces. Participants will record their stories with their children and grandchildren to create a collection of audio-stories and will also work with an artist to create a visual companion to their stories. All items will be published into a compilation of stories.

This free series is hosted every Wednesday (1-3PM) from June 13 to October 31 at ACSA – Dorset Park Hub (1911 Kennedy Road, Unit #105, Scarborough).

For more information or to register, visit: www.nextgenerationarts.ca/programs

-submitted by Next Generation Arts

Certificate Program: Arts Education & Community Engagement (Centennial College, Toronto)

Arts Education & Community Engagement (AECE) is new a two-semester graduate certificate program designed to launch students into careers in arts education and community arts. Students will learn how to integrate their individual artistic practice in the design of pedagogically sound arts educational programming that meets the needs of diverse communities.

Through courses taught by recognized experts in the field, students will learn about a variety of careers in arts education and community development through research, mentorship, and field placements. Graduates of this program will be equipped to manage a professional career in arts and learning, and to incorporate community-engaged arts work into their existing creative practice.

AECE students will:

  • Learn to plan and implement arts education and community programming that responds to the needs of a group of learners, in multiple settings, and in collaboration with other artists or organizations.
  • Students will apply best practices of community arts work and will be trained to facilitate arts-based social justice initiatives.
  • Participate in a seven-week field placement with a partnering organization or artist in a supervised community or school environment.
  • Attend classes close to downtown near the creative, cultural heart of Toronto at our Story Arts Centre campus and in the Performing Arts Commons at Daniels Spectrum.
  • Collaborate with the other students in photography, film and television, music, art, theatre and dance programs at the Story Arts Centre

Artists with training in any creative disciplines are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a degree or diploma in a related field or a substantial history of practice in arts education/community development.

For admissions criteria or to apply online visit http://bit.ly/AECECertificate

Questions? Please contact program coordinator Amber Ebert (aebert[at]my.centennial.college.ca) for more information!

“The field of education within the professional arts community has grown significantly within the last 5 – 10 years. While there have been various short-term training opportunities in community arts and arts education, those of us involved in this work have identified a significant gap in the training available to artists and arts practitioners. The Arts Education & Community Engagement program is the first, in my experience, to offer a comprehensive course of study addressing the full scope of pedagogy, best practices, ethics and innovation in the field.”
-Patty Jarvis, Arts Educator, Interim Associate Director, Education & Outreach, Canadian Opera Company

“Community-Engaged arts work is a key driver of activity for most arts organizations, who recognize that engaging communities and students lead to greater audience numbers and a deeper, shared appreciation of the arts. Work that brings people together in dialogue must be honoured and celebrated. This new program at Centennial supports both artists and the communities they serve, providing artists with the tools to expand their practice and make their day-to-day work more sustainable while bringing us all closer through creative expression.”
-Rob Kempson, Arts Educator, Playwright, Director”

-submitted by Centennial College

#BigFeels: Creating Space for Mental Health in the Arts Symposium (Toronto)

#BigFeels: Creating Space for Mental Health in the Arts Symposium will explore the intersectionalities of mental health and the arts and will create positive connections in our communities through meaningful conversations!

Presented by Workman Arts

Generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.

Register here!

Join us to explore engaging topics that relate to:

  • Resource sharing to support more equitable, engaging and inclusive spaces;
  • How we better support artists with mental health lived experiences;
  • Mindfulness towards better incorporating processes and approaches to mental wellness within our organizations;
  • Creating connections with youth and racialized communities to have more meaningful conversations around mental health

VENUE LOCATIONS:

Monday May 28, 2018: Artscape Youngplace
180 Shaw Street; tour Mindset exhibit and launch party with live entertainment (7:30-9:30pm)
*Light snacks and refreshment will be provided, live performance and entertainment.
Tuesday & Wednesday May 29 + 30, 2018: Wychwood Barns
601 Christie Street; 2-day symposium (9:30 & 10 AM – 5:30 PM)
*Lunch provided on both days.

IMPORTANT: All registrations made by Tuesday May 22, 2018 at 12 noon guarantee your meals (and any dietary requests). After this date meals will not be included with registration.

If you require ASL support, please register no later than 12noon on May 22, 2018. Thank you for your understanding.

For more information and the FULL SCHEDULE, click here.
*Both venues are wheelchair accessible

*If you require ASL interpretation or any other accessibility support; please contact Symposium Producer, Parul Pandya: parul_pandya@workmanarts.com or phone Scott at 416 583 4339 extension 5″

-from Workman Arts website
Read Workman Arts’ profile on our Directory and Map of Community-Engaged Arts

Webinar: Evaluating Arts for Social Change & Community-Engaged Arts Projects

“Join The Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Knowledge Centre in collaboration with ASC! Project for:

Evaluating Arts for Social Change & Community-Engaged Arts Projects

How can we evaluate arts for social change and community-engaged arts work? Why do we evaluate and for whom? What approaches and methods can be used? What ethical issues emerge?

In this webinar, hosts Dr. Annalee Yassi and Patricia Gray will demonstrate an online interactive evaluation tool developed through the ASC! Project at the University of British Columbia. This toolkit is for anyone interested in evaluating an art for social change or community-engaged arts project, whether an artist, community organization member, funder, or researcher.

This webinar aims to clearly explain the concepts, theories and practical challenges involved in evaluation, while assuming minimal previous knowledge.

Users of the tool can:

  • follow a step-by-step approach to evaluation
  • access examples from across the globe and different art forms
  • obtain templates of questionnaires and interview guides
  • obtain creative ideas; and interact with sample scenarios introducing a range of complex issues

Registration for this webinar closes on May 28 at 5:00PM.”

-from ASC! Project

Professional Development Course: for artist educators and community facilitators working in community arts (Toronto)

“This professional development course is for emerging and established Artist Educators and Community Facilitators who are in a time of transition or re-birth in their lives and/or work. If you are seeking a revived sense of direction and purpose in your work in the Community Arts sector, this training is for you. Ideal for artists and educators who believe in the power of personal and collective transformation by engaging with social justice, healing, and education through the arts, and who feel called to work with marginalized sections of society.​

In this course you will engage in powerful processes for personal and professional development. We will provide valuable knowledge about how to navigate the arts, cultural, and educational sector; as well as support you to ground in a sense of personal purpose and direction in this work. To get the best results and most benefit out of this training, it is strongly recommended that you participate in all 3 components of the program. For accessibility purposes, we offer the option of taking each component on its own.

Emerge – Mastermind | May 12 (1-4pm)

Purpose: To provide an opportunity for focused and collaborative brainstorming, problem-solving, sharing of perspectives and ideas. Each participant is invited to come with a specific project idea or challenge in mind that is related to their professional practice. During the mastermind, each participant will be provided with help to figure out practical solutions, explore and expand their ideas in a collective and supportive environment

Evolve – Evening Classes | May 15 & 22 (6-8:30pm)

Purpose: To provide direction and guidance in developing professional skills for creating and maintaining a successful practice as an Artist Educator and Community Arts Organizer. Each class will be dedicated to a different topic that is critical to creating and maintaining success in the sector.

Session 1: Mastering your Mission

  • Aligning personal and professional mission & purpose
  • Writing grants & proposals

Session 2: Self-Care & Well-Being

  • Building healthy community arts organizations and systems for self-employment
  • Navigating personal and professional limits and building capacity

Awaken – Weekend Intensive | May 26 (11am-7pm)

To provide an immersive experience for grounding and unearthing one’s True Inner Purpose as an Artist Educator or Community Facilitator. The intensive is guided by the pedagogical framework of Purpose Driven Education and its core elements (1) Identity & Authenticity, (2) Social Justice & Equity, (3) Healing & Well-Being, (4) Creativity & The Arts. This all-day training will focus on digging deep to support participants’ journey of transformation, helping them to centre and align with their true calling in their life’s work.

Non-Profit Organization promotion:

There are group rates available for Non-profit organizations that enrol multiple personnel

Project Partners:

  • Voice of Purpose
  • York University (TD Community Engagement Centre)
  • Neighbourhood Arts Network (Toronto Arts Foundation)
  • North York Arts

For more information and to register, please visit: www.picatic.com/RebirthMay2018

-from North York Arts newsletter
Read North York Arts’ profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

SKETCHTalks: Diversity & Inclusion Panel-Discussions (Toronto)

Diversity & Inclusion
SKETCHTalks bring together leaders from Toronto’s technology, advertising, creative and not-for-profit sectors to create strategies and dialogue around impact and change-making in the community.

With The Globe and Mail recently heralding “Diversity and Inclusion give firms a competitive edge,” there’s no doubt creating an organizational culture that champions diversity and inclusion in the workplace benefits our organizations, our societies, and ultimately our world. Many corporations and nonprofits in Toronto are leading the way to workplace diversity and inclusion–and benefitting from it.

SKETCHTalks is proud to bring together panelists from some of these very organizations who’ll share with you their own personal, inspiring stories and shared journeys, and insightful strategies that can lead to organizational transformation.

Event Details:
Join us at the SKETCH Creative Hub on Friday, May 4 for breakfast and change-making conversations about inclusion & diversity in the workplace.

When?
7:30am – 8:00am – Networking Breakfast*
8:00am – 9:00am – SKETCHTalks Panel Discussion
9:00am – 9:30am – Networking, Tours of SKETCH Creative Hub

*Coffee and breakfast provided by our own Culinary Arts team.

Where?
180 Shaw Street, Toronto, ON M6J 2W5
Artscape Youngplace building – SKETCH Lower Level – Creative Hub (see map below)

About SKETCHTalks:
Hosted by Toronto-based non-profit SKETCH, SKETCHTalks is a series of panel-discussion events that bring together leaders from Toronto’s technology, advertising, creative, and not-for-profit sectors to create strategies and dialogue around impact and change-making in the community.

For more details and to register, please visit SKETCHTalks event page.

-from SKETCHTalks
Read SKETCH’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Wall Art Learning Series Workshop – From Idea to Reality: Creating a Proposal/Planning a Mural (Toronto)


Mural Routes is excited to partner with CARFAC Ontario for our latest Wall Art Learning Series workshop. This workshop will provide tips and guidelines for preparing a successful proposal and plan for Calls to Artists and Expressions of Interest.

WALS From Idea to Reality: Creating a Proposal, Planning a Mural

What: This workshop will provide tips and guidelines for preparing a strong application and realistic plan for Calls for Artists and Expressions of Interest.

When: Tuesday April 24th 2018, 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Where: The Commons at 401 Richmond St. W, 4th floor
Who: Open to all. Led by Karin Eaton, Executive & Artistic Director of Mural Routes, and Allan Bender, Blinc Studios
Cost: $25 for Mural Routes and CARFAC members; $30 for non-members

Register here

For more information: 416-698-7995 or programs[at]muralroutes.ca

About the Instructors: A pioneer of mural art in Toronto, Karin Eaton has over 35 years of experience producing and consulting for a wide range of mural projects in Toronto and across the province. Karin is the founder and Executive & Artistic Director of Mural Routes. Allan Bender is a professional visual artist and mural painter and the owner and art director of Blinc Studios. In the past 19 years Allan has art directed, project managed, designed, painted, site managed and/or installed over 400 large format and mural projects throughout Canada and the United States.”

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

Second Annual Ally Toolkit Conference (Fairy Tales Presentation Society, Calgary, May 5)

Fairy Tales, with the support of RBC, is proud to announce our second annual Ally Toolkit Conference

The Ally Toolkit Conference is a one-day conference offering a holistic toolkit for better ally-ship in schools, at work and in our communities.

In 2009, Fairy Tales launched our OUTReels diversity Education Program, sponsored by our project partner RBC. Through this program, we have delivered over 350 diversity education workshops for thousands of Albertans, using film as a vehicle for learning, discussion and empathy. As the Alberta Government implements new legislation protecting diversity in our schools, now more than ever, allies of the LGBT2QA+ are asking how can I help?

Many don’t know where to start. Many have questions they don’t know how to ask. Many need an invitation to join a community they might not otherwise know how to engage with.

The Ally Toolkit Conference will help begin this conversation.

Our project partners: RBC, The Calgary Board of Education Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Team, Pam Rocker (Hilhurst United Church) and The Anti-Racist Organization Change Project.

Saturday, May 5th, 2018
Memorial Park Library, 1221 2nd St SW, Calgary
10:00am – 4:00pm
Please register in advance, space is limited!”

For more information and registration details, please visit Fairy Tales’ website.

-from Fairy Tales Presentation Society website
To read more about Fairy Tales Presentation Society, please see their profile in our Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map.

Groundstory: roundtables addressing the affects of gentrification on the arts in Ontario

“Are you concerned about loss of affordable spaces for the arts in rapidly gentrifying neighbourhoods across Canada?

Groundstory is a cross-sectoral effort to identify and address the effects of gentrification on the arts in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, and across Canada through a deep commitment to shared learning online.

Facilitated by ArtsPond with generous funding from Ontario Trillium Foundation, upcoming activities include Round the Block public roundtables in Toronto (May 3) and Hamilton (May 7). At these free events, vulnerable arts and culture workers impacted by the lack or loss of affordable and accessible spaces and housing are invited to share their perspectives in an open community dialogue. The stories and evidence gathered will be used to help determine specific interventions to take place in subsequent stages. Additional roundtables are also in the works for other communities across the GTHA throughout 2018.

Visit Groundstory.ca for more details and to RSVP.”

-submitted by Groundstory