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Workshop: Collaboration in the Arts (CREATE Consultancy, Vancouver)

Painting? Drawing? Photography? Visual Arts? Animals? Music? Stories? Play? Drama? Dance? Yoga? Poetry? Knitting? Cooking? Journalling? Sport?

How can you use your art form to make a larger social impact?

Join us to be a part of creating exciting possibilities for expanding your networks, and making a difference?

Create Consultancy presents a professional development event to network, share your knowledge and expertise, and learn about the successes and challenges of working with various art forms. Explore opportunities to collaborate with others using the creative and expressive arts.

Network through cross-discipline discussion to explore how activities drawn from various art forms are being used to build connections in practice, as well as how they can be adapted for diverse groups and needs across the life span, cultures, disciplines and service areas.

Who Should Attend?

  • Expressive, and creative arts therapists
  • Artists
  • Child and youth care workers
  • Support Workers
  • Social Workers
  • School counsellors
  • Health professionals
  • Mental health professionals
  • Students interested in learning more about creative arts related fields
  • Teachers
  • Educational assistants and applied behavioural interventionists

Potential Outcomes

  • Engage in professional development and inspire others
  • Expand your practice
  • Network
  • Cross-discipline collaboration
  • Build a community of practice”

For more information and to register, please visit CREATE Consultancy’s event page.

-submitted by CREATE Consultancy

Workshop: Evaluation 101 (ArtReach, Toronto)

Are you running a 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?

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, and 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. 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.

DETAILS:
Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Time: Networking and food at 5:30pm, workshop runs 6:00pm-9:00pm.
Location: Stolen From Africa Office, Monsignor Fraser College, 2900 Midland Avenue, Youth Space (Gray Building)
RSVP: bit.ly/2Ef9cht
Facilitators: Fiona Scott, Independent research and evaluation consultant
Details: This workshop is for youth aged 13-29. Space for this workshop is limited so register today! Food and refreshments will be provided

For more information, please visit: artreach.org

-from ArtReach
Read ArtReach’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-engaged Arts Directory & Map

Storygathering Workshop (Fixt Point, Toronto)

“Learn the art of audio storytelling.

At FIXT POINT, we’ve spent ten years creating community-based initiatives that connect people to the arts and their cultural heritage through audio storytelling and place-based performance. As access to recording and editing technologies proliferate, the medium is becoming democratized. But opportunities to access quality training are few and far between. FIXT POINT Arts & Media is piloting a new training program that will give young women and non-binary youth the knowledge and practical skills they need to produce high-quality, compelling audio stories, and teach them how to use the medium of audio storytelling to engage their communities in meaningful ways.

The two-week workshop combines hands-on experience with in-studio training. Participants will learn and practice the following skills:

  • community outreach
  • interview and recording techniques
  • narrative shaping
  • audio editing

Participants will have the opportunity to interview members of a Toronto community or neighbourhood of their choosing. At the end of the workshop, participants will have created a short audio piece from their own gathered source material.

Program Dates:
Cohort #1: November 13th – 17th & 20th -24th
Cohort # 2: December 4th – 8th & 11th – 15th

Location: Dames Making Games office at Toronto Media Arts Centre, 32 Lisgar St, Toronto, ON M6J 0C9
(see full program schedule below)

Who is this workshop for?

This program is open to (trans and cis) women and non-binary youth ages 18-25. FIXT POINT is committed to equity in offering this opportunity; we encourage submissions from transgender, gender diverse, and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) applicants.

Access and transportation

Participants will receive reimbursement for TTC transportation as well as a daily meal stipend for the duration of the workshop.

What do you need to bring?

  • You must bring your own laptop for which you have administrative permissions
  • Bring your own power cord
  • If selected to participate, you may be required to download some free software. Detailed instructions will be emailed to successful applicants.

Application deadline: October 20th, 2018.

Interested candidates will contacted by the end of October. Please contact mariel@fixtpoint.com for further information.

To apply, please visit: www.fixtpoint.com/storygathering2018

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About the company: FIXT POINT is a Toronto-based arts & media company with national reach. We endeavor to be leaders in public engagement, embedding outreach and community development into our process of creation. We’ve trained many early-career artists to develop the skills they need to make art from audio.”

Free Youth Art Series: Create With Clay II (Klondike Institute of Art & Culture, Dawson City)

“Learn hand-building basics from local potter Philomene Campeau! With clay you can make almost anything! Cups, bowls, animal/creature sculptures, treasure boxes, beads, wind-chimes and more! You’ll learn hand-building techniques and how to glaze (paint) your pottery. Drop by one class or try them all!”

For more information, please visit kiac.ca

-from Klondike Institute of Art and Culture

Talking Treaties: a mobile performance artfully sharing local Indigenous knowledge and history (Jumblies Theatre, Toronto)

“Talking Treaties artfully shares local Indigenous history and awareness. Launched in Spring 2015, the project resulted in the Talking Treaties Spectacle, presented at Toronto’s Historic Fort York in June 2017, as part of the Indigenous Arts Festival and Jumblies’ Touching Ground Festival of new works.

Lead Artist & Director: Ange Loft
Historian & Co-Writer: Victoria Freeman
Original Music: Melody McKiver & Rosary Spence
Featured Performers: Jill Carter, Brendan Loonskin, Blaine McLeod, Jamie Oshkabewisens, Ashley Riley, Kitsuné Soleil,
Jesse Wabegijig with Candy Blair and Theresa Cutknife
Designers: Ange Loft, Sonja Rainey
Musicians: Johnny Spence, Arie van de Ven, Daev Clysdale, Gather Round Singers

When: October 4, 5, 6 at 5:30pm and October 6 & 7 at 2pm
Where: Fort York Historic Site, 250 Fort York Boulevard
Tickets are PWYC on-line or at the door
(suggested $20 or $10 for child/student/senior)
Reservations are recommended, as seats are limited

This performance runs approximately 90 minutes

This performance takes place mostly outside, and the audience moves along with the performers, with seats available for those who need them. A limited number of wheelchairs will be available on site.”

For more information, please visit: Jumblies’ website.

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

Motivation Room: for community organizations, youth artists, grassroots leaders and entrepreneurs to come and get motivated to start working on any areas of artistic or community led practices they wish! (Toronto)

“The Motivation Room is a bi-weekly 3 hour session where ArtReachSKETCHCUE, in partnership with various community organizations, invite youth artists (13-29), grassroots leaders and entrepreneurs to come through and get motivated to start working on whatever areas of their artistic or community led practice they wish. The Motivation Room will be facilitated by staff from ArtReach and/or its partners to support you in getting past writer’s block, answering questions or getting feedback for your grants, building a budget or financial plan, putting together an artist statement and so much more. If you feed off the creative energy of others to get yourself started the Motivation Room is for you. Motivate yourself by joining us!”

For more information on the Motivation Room, please visit ArtReach.

-from ArtReach website
Read ArtReach’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-engaged Arts Directory & Map

Register Now: Emergence Symposium (Neighbourhood Arts Network)

“With four days of community arts activations (November 19-23, 2018) and a full-day conference (November 21, 2018), Emergence Symposium will convene over 150 community engaged arts practitioners, policy makers and community leaders for knowledge exchange, leadership development, creative self-reflection, mentorship and cross sectoral collaborations and critical discussions surrounding the theme of Arts and Equity. This large-scale symposium will build on the equity dialogue which Neighbourhood Arts Network has explored since its foundation in 2010.

Toronto Arts Foundation’s Neighbourhood Arts Network invites you to join us for an inspirational full day gathering in conjunction with four days of community activations. Celebrate, nurture and participate in unique leadership development opportunities using community engaged arts as a spring board to explore important work and issues together.

Emergence is made possible thanks to the support of TD Bank Group and Humber’s Centre for Entrepreneurship.

Register Now!

For more information, please visit Neighbourhood Arts Network.

-from Neighbourhood Arts Network
Read Neighbourhood Arts Network’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Mixed Company: Forum Theatre In-Class Workshops and Touring Show 2018-2019 (Toronto)

“We are so excited to introduce you to our educational programming for the 2018-2019 school year!

This year we will be touring a BRAND NEW Forum Theatre show to schools across the GTA! From acclaimed playwright Luciano Iogna, IN YOUR HEAD takes us into the relationship of Rayna and her brother Sam as they deal with the increasingly complicated world of high school and “growing up.” How can they be there for each other? Is there anyone else that can help out? IN YOUR HEAD is about the importance of mental health allyship and how we all have a role to play in combating mental health stigma.

For the first time ever, we are offering our “LIGHTNING FORUM” presentations to schools! Lightning Forums are our scenario-based theatrical presentations that gives you more choice in topics and scheduling while maintaining the high quality of engagement our shows are known for. Available topics this year include: anti-bullying, anti-discrimination and inclusion, building healthy relationships, and gender-based harassment and violence.

After great feedback from schools last year, we are pleased to offer our customizable Forum Theatre IN-CLASS WORKSHOPS again this year. These are a great economical option for teachers who want to give their students a more hands-on look into the creation of theatre for change from master facilitator and MCT Artistic Director Simon Malbogat.

Contact communications@mixedcompanytheatre.com to bring MCT and Forum Theatre into your classroom!”

-from Mixed Company Theatre
Read Mixed Company Theatre’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Workshop: ArtFare Essentials (Jumbiles Theatre, Toronto)

“Next Session: Oct. 28 to Nov. 3, 2018 (day off Oct. 31)

This intensive, fun, thought-provoking, immersive 6-day experience workshop facilitated by Ruth Howard and Ange Loft is an introduction to principles and practices of arts that engage with and create community; things you need to know to start your own community arts project and also as a gathering of artists and others interested in community-engaged arts. Support: Healthy snacks and some lunches are provided. Translation, including ASL, and on-site childcare can be arranged. Our venues are wheelchair accessible. We can support out-of-town attendees with help finding free or affordable accommodation.

Apply Here!

What is it?

  • An introduction to principles and practices of arts that engage with and create community;
  • Many things you need to know to start your own community arts project;
  • An orientation to potential work or internships with Jumblies;
  • A gathering of artists and others interested in community-engaged arts;
  • A mix of presentation, discussion, art-making, site visits and take-home resources;
  • An intensive, fun, thought-provoking, immersive 6-day experience.

Topics include:

  • Definitions, terms, & guiding principles
  • Project planning
  • Partnerships
  • Research
  • Facilitation
  • Creating relationships across difference
  • Aesthetics and ethics
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Navigating conflicts and challenges
  • History of Jumblies and Offshoots
  • Evaluation, documentation & legacy”

For more information and to apply for the upcoming session, please visit Jumblies Theatre.

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

Workshops: Creating Artists’ Health (Artists’ Health Alliance)


Creating Artists’ Health are opportunities for artists to work on creative projects with seasoned artist-facilitators and mentors. The programs are discipline-specific intensive workshops that prompt artistic responses to topics in artists’ health. Upcoming programs are: Moving for MeaningWriting for Wellness and Animating Artists’ Health (juried).”

For more information, please visit Artists’ Health Alliance

-from Artists’ Health Alliance website
Read Artists’ Health Alliance’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map