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Call for Presentations: National Arts and Learning Conference

CNAL/RCAA will hold a National Conference on October 18-20, 2017 in the stunning, cultural gathering space of the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health, 299 Montréal Road, Ottawa. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about key issues in arts and learning, be inspired by celebrated speakers and community leaders, and contribute to the future development of the Network. Proposals are invited for presentations on research, best practices and program profiles on one of the following themes.

  • Building bridges in a pluralistic society through Best Practices in Arts and Learning
  • Building bridges in Arts and Learning through Research
  • Building bridges in Arts and Learning through Partnerships
  • Building bridges in Arts and Learning through Best Practices
  • Building bridges through advocacy for arts and learning

All presenters must register for the conference. Parallel sessions and poster presentations will be scheduled for October 20, 2017.
A limited number of Parallel and Poster Presentation opportunities are available.

Deadline to submit: ***Extended until August 18, 2017***
Notification to Successful Applicants: August 31, 2017
Notification of Presentation Time: September 30, 2017
Conference Registration Deadline for all Presenters: September 15, 2017

Parallel Sessions
Each parallel session will be one hour in duration and will include three separate presentations. Each presentation will be no more than 15 minutes long, allowing for a joint question period following all three presentations.

Poster Presentations
A dedicated time will be scheduled for poster presentations.

  • Posters must comply with a standard poster format no larger than 36″ x 48″
  • Posters must be foam core mounted for hanging on a flat surface.”

-from CNAL/RCAA website

Indigenous Roots of Expressive Arts Therapy: Conference (Winnipeg)

International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA) Conference

“This year’s conference theme is Indigenous Roots of Expressive Arts Therapy in Winnipeg, Manitoba October 4 – 8, 2017. Early bird registration was extended until July 31st. We are also pleased to offer discounted rates for students, seniors, artists, and Indigenous community members, in addition to hosting Indigenous Elders at no cost. Please visit to register. You can also find further information on all the workshops and 80 + presenters who are participating.

In addition, we are excited to announce the conference’s evening event programming here. Individual tickets can be purchased for some of these events. WHEAT will also be hosting Art Hives travelling community art exhibit on Truth & Reconciliation during this time at our studio in the exchange district. Dates this exhibit will be open to the public will be announced soon!”

-submitted by WHEAT Institute

Workshop for Mural Artists! Applied Colour Theory (Mural Routes)

What: Improve your ability to design, plan, and purchase materials for a stunning mural with this full-day workshop.  Experienced mural artist John Nobrega will lead a theoretical and hands-on exploration of colour application for mural artists, including colour mixing, colour matching, layering, planning materials, and more.
WhenSaturday, July 15, 10am-4pm
Where: Mural Routes Office, 1859 Kingston Rd., Toronto
Who: Open to all. Led by established mural artist John Nobrega, Blinc Studios
Registration: $40 for Mural Routes members, $50 for non-members. Register here by Tuesday, July 11 at 9am

-submitted by Mural Routes
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Theatre for Action Workshops for July! (Mixed Company Theatre, Toronto)

Mixed Company Theatre is bringing back their popular Forum Theatre workshops this July! Theatre for Action is our week-long series of intensive workshops conducted by renowned Forum Theatre creator and Mixed Company Theatre Artistic Director Simon Malbogat.

Forum Theatre give communities the agency to develop their own grassroots solutions and the ability to envision the positive outcomes of inspiring social change. The techniques of Forum Theatre facilitation are transferable to a wide range of community engagement arts initiatives. Theatre for Action participants will receive the skills to become better facilitators, artists, community leaders, and more socially-aware educators.

For more information, including workshop descriptions, please visit:

-from Mixed Company Theatre
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Evaluation and Report Writing Workshop (ArtReach Toronto)

“Evaluation and Report Writing Workshop
27 June 2017 (NEXT TUESDAY!)

Are you running an ArtReach or other community based project or program in your community? Do you want to better understand the reasons for and basics of evaluating your program? Wondering about the best ways to plan your evaluation activities to generate statistics and feedback about the effectiveness and success of your work? Want tips on how to write a great report?

Evaluation is an important, but sometimes overlooked part of our work in communities. Surveys, stories, art-based activities, and statistics are just some of the powerful evaluation tools we can use to measure the impacts of what we do. Used correctly, they demonstrate the benefits of our work to our communities, funders, and donors and help us better shape our programs into the future.

In this interactive workshop we will examine the process of evaluation and report writing using live case study examples of real community, youth-led projects. The workshop will explore creative strategies and tools for collecting the right data and sharing it with others and also demonstrate step by step how to use them to develop an evaluation plan through the live case studies.

Workshop participants will look into different ways of measuring the impacts and successes of their own programs using strategies which include theory of change, and using outcomes, outputs and indicators, all while learning to create effective evaluation tools.

Finally participants will be taken step by step through the report writing process using the ArtReach final report template as a guideline.

Due to the nature of interactive activities that participants will be taking part in, this workshop is ideal for ArtReach Grantees preparing for final reports or other individuals who are currently working on community-based projects who want to know more about evaluation and report writing.

Fiona Scott- independent research and evaluation consultant
Date: Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
Location: Scarborough Civic Centre// 150 Borough Drive, Scarborough // Committee Room #1
Time: Registration & food at 6:00pm; workshop start time is 6:30pm
Note: This workshop is open to youth (13 to 29 yrs). Space for this workshop is limited so register today! Food and refreshments will be provided.

-from ArtReach’s newsletter
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GeriActors 2nd Annual Summer School (Edmonton)

“​GeriActors 2nd Annual Summer School starts June 29

Introduction to storytelling, acting and improv

Perfect for anyone wanting to learn more about our acting company, the GeriActors & Friends, or wanting to try something brand new.

GeriActors has been turning stories into plays for the last sixteen years. Join us this summer and learn how to turn your own stories into moments of theatre to share with others.


No experience necessary and all abilities welcome.

Date & Time:
June 29 – July 27
Thursdays from 1 – 3pm

The SAGE Seniors Association
15 Sir Winston Churchill Square

Cost: $20

Register in person at SAGE or call 780-423-5510.”

EAST Urban Music invites applications from emerging and aspiring youth musicians (Scarborough Arts)

“Are you interested in writing and performing your own music? Are you between the ages of 14 and 21? Sign up for Scarborough Arts’ EAST: Urban Music program!

Work with musicians and producers and learn about beats, songwriting and song structure, flow, performance, and artists’ rights with SOCAN. At the end of the program, participants get to perform their songs at Scarborough Arts’ annual Art on the Bluffs festival (previously Art in the Park) in Scarborough on August 2017.

Workshops take place Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 PM at Cedarbrook Community Centre, 91 Eastpark Blvd., starting May 11 until June 22, 2017.

Deadline to submit applications is Monday, May 8 at 5 PM.
For more information on hot to apply, please visit Scarborough Arts’ website.”

-from Scarborough Arts website
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SoCirC’s Red Light Project (Toronto)

“SoCirC’s Red Light Project is a social intervention program through circus arts workshops for young people on the margins 16-29 in a safe space and welcoming community (funded by Cirque du Soleil’s social action department: Cirque du Monde) We will be learning social skills through social games, trust, team-building, creativity exercises and circus and other arts (juggling, partner balancing, unicycle, stilts, circus makeup, human pyramids and more). All levels are welcome.
It is Thursdays 3:30pm – 5:30pm from now until mid-June at Artscape Youngplace 180 Shaw (downstairs at SKETCH in the movement room). Opportunities to perform May 28th and June 15th. Like on facebook

Wall Art Learning Series: Project Management for Murals 101 Workshop (Mural Routes, Scarborough, ON)


Wall Art Learning Series: Project Management for Murals 101

What: Managing a mural project from idea to unveiling is no easy feat. In this workshop, veteran mural manager Karin Eaton will walk participants through each component in the management process, including budgeting, role management, scheduling, and more.

When: Thursday, April 20th, 6:00-8:30pm

Where: Bluffs Gallery, 1859 Kingston Rd., Toronto

Registration: Full details and registration here. $15 for Mural Routes or Scarborough Arts members, $20 for non-members. Refreshments provided”

-submitted by Mural Routes
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Call for Applications: Making Our Mark III (Martha Street Studio, Winnipeg)

martha street studio

“Making Our Mark III 2017/18, an exciting opportunity for artists with disabilities.

Martha Street Studio is now accepting applications, deadline for submissions is Saturday, May 6th at 5pm.

Making Our Mark III is a printmaking and professional development mentorship program offered by Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba and Martha Street Studio, funded by the Winnipeg Foundation. Making Our Mark III will provide 4 mid-career, professionally identified, local artists with disabilities the opportunity to explore the art of printmaking and professional art career practices.

Since 2013, Making Our Mark has supported the full inclusion of artists with disabilities within the contemporary arts stream through mentorship, discussions and skills development, identified by the artists themselves. 4 selected participants will receive group technical training in several printmaking methods and be provided with individual professional development mentorships.

Martha Street Studio is a fully accessible and inviting creative space. An accessible entryway, wash- rooms and centrally located wheelchair lift make it an accessible and welcoming space for this city’s talented community of artists with disabilities.

Making Our Mark is open to members of Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba. Membership is free to self-identified artists with disabilities. Please contact them for membership information or at

Application Process:

We will accept written applications (email or mail), ASL video responses, and video responses. Alternately, we can provide assistance in filling out written applications.

If you are interested in being considered for the program, please submit the following:

1. Curriculum Vitae (Resume)
2. Artist Bio (a little bit about you)
3. A Statement describing your art practice and interest in the program and what you hope to achieve through the program.
4. Up to 10 images of recent artwork in digital format (jpegs, 1800 pixels maximum longest side).

Please include an image list. Alternatively, you may send a link to a website, blog, Tumblr or Flickr account, but please clarify which images you want considered with your application.

Please email applications to: education[at]

Mail can be sent to:
Community Programming Coordinator
Making Our Mark III
c/o Martha Street Studio
11 Martha Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3B 1A2

Participation is free to selected artists.

Participating artists will be selected by representatives of Martha Street Studio and Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba.

Only applicants that are short-listed will be contacted for interviews/studio visits. Final selection will be made following the interview process.

If you have any questions about eligibility and disability, please contact Arts AccessAbility at:

Martha Street Studio is now accepting applications, deadline for submissions is Saturday, May 6th at 5pm.

-submitted by Martha Street Studio newsletter
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