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Exchange: 19th National Mural Symposium

“Mural Routes invites you to join us for Exchange: 19th National Mural Symposium at the Spoke Club, Toronto.

About the Symposium

For over 20 years, Mural Routes has brought the mural art community together for learning, sharing and networking. This year we highlight and celebrate murals as a tool for Exchange and creative gateway for public dialogue.  Presenters will share local and international projects and ideas to illustrate how the value of a mural lies not only in the art left behind, but in the process of exchanging skills, perspectives, stories and experiences. We invite you to join us, learn from your peers, and walk away with a new perspective on mural art.

Check out the schedule and full list speakers here.”

For more information and to register, please visit https://muralroutes.ca/registration-symposium19/

-from Mural Routes

Community Arts Education: Best Practices – Livestream

“Come hang out with us from the comfort of your own laptop on August 20th at 12:30 p.m. for a live stream video! Sun of ‘Voice of Purpose’ will elaborate on her thoughts shared in the Community Arts Education: Best Practices resource she wrote for our Learning Room. You will have the opportunity to participate in the discussion live with the chat function, so feel free to bring questions!

Read the written component to wrap your head around the basics in advance here: https://neighbourhoodartsnetwork.org/learning-room/learning/best-practices-in-community-arts-education

About the facilitator:
SUN – the Phoenix (formerly known as The Real Sun) has been an Artist Educator and a leader in community arts organizing since 2005. She is a (r)evolutionary and healer with a calling to support artists through the journey of becoming empowered educators and agents of social change. As the creator and director of Voice of Purpose, Sun has been blazing a path through the development of Purpose Rooted Arts Education as a pedagogical framework for facilitating transformative arts education. Sun has played key leadership and co-creational roles in several respected and award-winning community arts organizations in the Jane-Finch community of Toronto. She has also sat on Grant Review Committees for a number of Arts funders in Ontario. Sun is formally trained in Psychotherapy, Bio-Energetic Therapy, and Energy Healing. Sun is a multidisciplinary artist whose current primary practice is Brazilian Zouk dance; however, her professional artistic career has spanned modalities including Spoken Word Poetry, Singing/Songwriting (Acoustic Soul), Rap, Theatre, and Visual Arts. Originally born in Korea, Sun is now based in Toronto, Ontario.”

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

Art of Facilitation Toronto (Partners for Youth Empowerment)

Embark on a 5-month learning journey to develop the art of designing and leading life-changing transformational programs. Whether you work with youth or adults, Art of Facilitation will show you how to add depth and impact to your classrooms, youth programs, trainings, or conferences. Based on the premise that effective facilitators are authentic, creative, responsible, and passionate, the training weaves personal growth with skill building and practice.

You’ll Learn

  • Communication skills that empower
  • Leading edge group facilitation
  • How to lead and speak with ease
  • Strategies for dealing with triggers
  • How to lead equitable, inclusive groups Program design tools
  • Creative ways to add depth

You’ll Gain

  • New joy in your work
  • A diverse, supportive community of colleagues

Art of Facilitation is for teachers, youth workers, teaching artists, counselors, social service professionals, and trainers.

For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.partnersforyouth.org/aof-toronto-2019-2020/

-from Partners For Youth Empowerment

Indigenous Artists to “Dream Big” in Sault Ste. Marie this Fall

“Funding was recently confirmed to support an Indigenous arts gathering and festival. This September, Indigenous artists, curators, and cultural organizations from across Northern Ontario will gather in Baawating/Sault Ste. Marie for Dream Big 2019. Featuring two days of performances, art creation, panels, and discussion, Dream Big 2019 seeks to answer the question – what do Indigenous artists need to thrive in the North? 

The gathering is being organized by the Northern Indigenous Artist Alliance (NIAA), an emerging, Indigenous-led arts service organization with the mandate to support, promote, and advocate on behalf of Indigenous artists in Northern Ontario. Co-founded by Rihkee Strapp and Cora-Rae Silk, NIAA was created in response to the lack of Indigenous-run arts organizations in the North working in Indigenous communities. NIAA holds the belief that Indigenous artists are the experts on Indigenous art and on the communities and contexts in which they work.

NIAA co-founder and board member, Rihkee Strapp, says, “Cora and I met at the first Dream Big conference in North Bay in 2015, coordinated by Metis artist and arts administrator Clayton Windatt, formerly of the White Water Gallery. The first Dream Big was mind blowing; to see artists like Kent Monkman speak and show his artwork in City Hall, or Lee Maracle talk about influencing the birth of hip hop at the Capital Centre. For Dream Big 2019 our art administration team will be looking into coordinating multiple venues to show off all the region has to offer.”

NIAA recently earned support from the province and was awarded two grants from the Ontario Arts Council to host the gathering and accompanying arts festival. “We’re extremely grateful to the OAC for their support of this project,” says Strapp. “However, Northern Ontario is huge and air travel is a major expense so we’re hoping to raise additional funds to help subsidize travel costs so more artists from across Northern Ontario can take part.”

Donations are currently being accepted through the group’s GoFundMe page and will go towards travel subsidies to visiting artists. https://www.gofundme.com/get-indigenous-artists-to-dream-big-northern-on

-submitted by NIAA

Let’s Talk Art Workshop – The Art of Cape Dorset: Tour and Talk at the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative in Toronto

The Art of Cape Dorset: Tour and Talk at the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative in Toronto

Neighbourhood Arts Network and RBC Foundation present a free workshop series: Let’s Talk Art showcasing inspiring artists, vibrant spaces, and valuable information to help artists make new connections, increase their capacity and learn more about the arts in Toronto.

Join us! Enjoy a guided talk and tour of the Dorset Fine Arts space, which is the Toronto office of the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative, with William Huffman, Marketing Manager. An informed and engaging speaker, William will share his knowledge and experience working with Inuit artists, travelling to the North, and about the many programs and initiatives the organization undertakes.

Newcomer and refugee artists are strongly encouraged to participate, as we have reserved a block of tickets specially for this community!

We define a newcomer as: an immigrant or refugee who has lived in Canada for less than 7 years; a refugee is a person who was forced to leave their home country and is now located in Canada.

Thursday, July 25, 2019 @ 6-9 p.m.
Dorset Fine Arts- 100 Broadview Ave Suite 201″

For more information and to register, please visit: Let’s Talk Art’s event page.

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

York Region Arts Council Artrepreneur Program

Artrepreneur is a program designed to equip creative entrepreneurs with vital business skills needed for success across all arts disciplines and industries. Cohort 7 of Artrepreneur will launch in the City of Vaughan.

Artrepreneur York Region is comprised of weekly seminars, workshops, assignments and a final presentation and expo over a period of four months. It primarily serves York Region based artists, arts groups and arts businesses working in all artistic disciplines such as, though not limited to visual arts, dance, theatre, film, music, digital media, jewelry, fashion, and more. Our curriculum is blended with in-class working sessions, peer-to-peer learning, a one-on-one session in preparation for your final presentation and expo, and opportunities for group learning and discussion. 

By the end of the program, fellows will have gone through a business model canvas and a business plan, allowing you to take your business to the next level. Participants also have the opportunity to present their work to an audience, including York Region Arts Council stakeholders, at a final expo. The expo is for program fellows to present their businesses in a pitch-style format. It will also involve a graduation ceremony and showcase of work from each fellow. Upon successful completion, fellows will also be awarded a certificate endorsed by all program partners.

“Start Date: Sep 10, 2019
End Date: Dec 10, 2019
Format: In-Person
Venue Name: Vaughan City Hall
Address: 2141 Major MacKenzie Dr W, Maple, ON L6A 1T1
Cost: $185 (Non-members); $150 (Members)
Provider: York Region Arts Council

For more information, please visit: http://www.artrepreneurprogram.com/vaughan/

-submitted by Artrepreneur

Let’s Talk Art Workshop Series (Neighbourhood Arts Network)

We Are Of Earth & Sky
Workshop date: Thursday July 18, 2019
Time: 6 – 9 PM
Address: Toronto Centre for Learning & Development, 540 Dundas Street East
Facilitators: Mahlikah Awe:ri & Karen Villanueva

Content of workshop: This will be an activity driven three hour workshop which utilizes an anti-oppression framework through an indigenous lens to engage those who work, create and live on indigenous homelands. Knowledge seed conversations around: Colonization on Turtle Island, What does it mean to be Treaty People?, How to become an intentional accomplice as oppose to an ally?, Understanding Privilege and Positionality. Participants will come away with a basic understanding of indigenous ways of reconnecting to our humanity, and developing relationship building in a mindful, authentic way, enabling us to move forward as stewards of these homelands in solidarity with Indigenous People and the Land. Food will be provided.

The Art of Cape Dorset: Tour and Talk at the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative in Toronto
Date: Thursday July 25, 2019
Time: 6 – 9 PM 
Address: Dorset Fine Arts- 100 Broadview Ave Suite 201Wheelchair Accessible: YesPresenter:William Huffman; Marketing Manager of Dorset Fine Arts
Content of workshop: A guided talk and tour of the Dorset Fine Arts space, which is the Toronto office of the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative, with William Huffman, Marketing Manager. An informed and engaging speaker, William will share his knowledge and experience working with Inuit artists, travelling to the North and about the many programs and initiatives the organization undertakes.

We encourage participants to attend both events since they are complimentary to each other.

Spots are limited, register and find out more information here! https://neighbourhoodartsnetwork.org/programs/letstalkart​”

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

July Workshop with Mixed Company Theatre: Forum Theatre Performance and Creation Workshop!

Mixed Company Theatre is excited to announce our July workshop for artists, educators, and community leaders!

Forum Theatre Performance and Creation Workshop (2 Days, July 19th & 20th 2019, 10AM-5PM)

What is Forum Theatre?

This intensive all-levels workshop led by award-winning artist Simon Malbogat is a hands-on introduction to Forum Theatre, a style of theatre rooted in anti-oppression principles. This workshop explores how theatre facilitates community engagement, addresses social justice issues, sparks community dialogue and bring about grassroots advocacy.

Artists will explore how forum theatre techniques of community participation, intervention and improvisation can help build tool kits for character development, devised creation and audience engagement.

Community Organizers, Social Workers & Educators will learn they can use Forum Theatre in their everyday practice to initiate vital conversations, engage in critical inquiry, and create social change in their communities.

Questions? Contact: communications[at]mixedcompanytheatre.com

For more information, please visit: http://www.mixedcompanytheatre.com/artists/training/

20% Discount for CAEA Members, and 50% Discount for Students and Arts Workers who identify as under-waged. Bursaries also available upon request!

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

Round Table Discussion: Making a Living in Theatre (Sarasvàti Productions, Winnipeg)

“Are you new to the world of theatre? Just graduated? Feeling a little lost? Or have you worked in the industry for years and are looking to share and hear common experiences? Every year, we hold a series of panels, workshops and discussions. Next on the docket, we are hosting a round table discussion all about, “Making a Living in Theatre.”

We have brought together professionals who not only work in the theatre industry, but who have found success in their respective fields. In the round-table, you will sit among professionals and newbies alike and discuss the theatre industry. You will have opportunities to ask your own questions and have them answered by people who have experienced exactly what you are working towards, all while sharing a common love of theatre.

Please email production[at]sarasvati.ca to RSVP your spot! Tickets are not required but space is limited. Entry to the discussion is based on a “Pay-What-You-Choose” donation upon arrival at the event. The discussion will take place in room 2T05 on the second floor of the Asper Centre for Theatre and Film.”

-from Sarasvàti Productions
Read Sarasvàti Productions’ profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

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