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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: http://www.mixedcompanytheatre.com/artists/training/

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

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.

FACILITATOR
Fiona Scott- independent research and evaluation consultant
DETAILS
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
RSVP: HERE
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
Read ArtReach’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-engaged Arts Directory & Map

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.

STRESS FREE ACTING – NO LINES TO BE LEARNT – LOTS OF LAUGHS TO BE HAD!

No experience necessary and all abilities welcome.

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

Location:  
The SAGE Seniors Association
15 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Auditorium

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)

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“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
Read Scarborough Arts’ profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

SoCirC’s Red Light Project (Toronto)

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“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)

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

Call for Applications: Making Our Mark III (Martha Street Studio, Winnipeg)

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“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 aanm.ca/

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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]printmakers.mb.ca

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: info@aanm.ca

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

-submitted by Martha Street Studio newsletter
Read Martha Street Studio profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Conference – Maintaining Creativity 2: REinvention (Artists’ Health Alliance)

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“Following our sold out inaugural conference in 2016, the Artists’ Health Alliance and the Canadian Senior Artist Resource Network (CSARN) are thrilled to present Maintaining Creativity 2: REinvention, on April 26, 2017 at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library.

The theme of this full-day conference for senior artists is REinvention. That will be the topic of our keynote address by CBC host Laurie Brown, and a morning round-table discussion led by a panel of prominent artists.

In the afternoon, participants will choose from three breakout sessions: Financial and Legacy Planning, Marketing for Senior Artists, and Healthy Aging: Separating Fact from Fiction.”

For more information, please visit Artists’ Health Alliance website.

 

Seminar: Barriers, Process and Goals of creating art studios for artists living with long term disabilities (Apr 7, Creative Spirit Art Centre, Toronto)

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Creative Spirit Art Centre is reaching out to organizations serving professional and parents who are involved in the life of people living with autism and other long term disabilities.

We would like to educate people on the successes of artists living with long term disabilities including autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, developmental disabilities and head injuries.

The Registration fee of $20 is payable by cash or credit on the day, at the seminar. Seating is limited.”

To register for the seminar, please fill out the registration form and visit creativespirit.on.ca for more information.

-submitted by Ellen Anderson, Creative Spirit Art Centre
Read Creative Spirit Art Centre’s profile on ArtBridges’ Directory and Map of Community-Engaged Arts

Art Place: Community Engaged Arts Symposium (Ottawa)

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“To mark the end of Art Place, a three year pilot project in community engaged arts, AOE Arts Council is hosting a two day symposium on community arts engagement. The symposium will provide artists, arts groups and community leaders with the tips and hands-on learning they need to develop co-creative projects with community members. Each event day will feature a panel discussion and an afternoon of hands on learning, with Naomi Tessler on March 31 and Alisdair Macrae on April 1. See below for schedule details.

Price includes: morning and afternoon sessions, coffee and snacks, lunch and a copy of the symposium workbook with case studies and worksheets!

Keep an eye on this page as we update it with panelists, outlines and workshop details!

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 – Sat, 1 Apr 2017
Ottawa City Hall
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON
$35-80
Register now!

Friday March 31

Developing a community engaged arts project
9AM-12PM: Panel and roundtable discussion by artists and community leaders

Gerald Dragon of Sandy Hill CHC
Gerald Dragon has been a staff member at Sandy Hill Community Health Centre (SHCHC) since 2011. In that time, he has been fortunate enough to help organise several community-engaged arts projects. This arts-based community development approach has allowed him to witness transformational change in individuals and communities. He looks forward to sharing some of his insights in to how arts-based community development can be used create inclusive spaces, raise awareness and express diverse opinions.

Micheline Shoebridge of MASC
Working With Communities To Build Successful Community Engaged Arts Programs: Micheline Shoebridge developed Awesome Arts en folie as a community engaged arts program that allows participants of all ages to explore issues important to their community through the arts. To date it has offered 16 separate programs and provided 790 individual workshops to 1450 children, youth and seniors. Recently, Awesome Arts en folie merged with MASC to expand its program offerings.

Christine Mockett, textile artist

1PM-4:45PM: A presentation and hands-on workshop with theatre artist Naomi Tessler, Branch Out Theatre
Where to begin?: Naomi Tessler will present how she began her community engaged arts projects and how she creates one. In an applied theatre workshop, participants will have hands on activities to reflect on the stepping stones of building a community arts project. Participants will critically reflect on the challenges in project building, management and leadership and support the group in working collaboratively to rehearse transforming potential blockages to a thriving community arts project.

Saturday April 1

Building a career in community engaged arts
9AM-12PM: Panel and roundtable discussion by artists and community leaders

Kathy Armstrong of Boabab Drum Dance Community
Engaging Communities with Your Music: An Entrepreneur’s Perspective: Kathy will highlight aspects of a career in the arts that engages with participants in a variety of settings using an entrepreneurial model. Using first-hand examples in educational, community, social service and health contexts, Kathy will share the rewards and challenges of creating a career path that reflects your passion and skill set.

Kelsey Walsh of Dandelion Dance
Mentorship, risk-taking, and collaboration have brought Kelsey Walsh to the role of director of the Dandelion Dance Performance Company. Kelsey will share the steps she took as student, artist, and now artist-educator, in shaping her career in community-engaged arts and she will also shed light on how the Dandelion approach opens a myriad of career opportunities – within sectors such as arts, education, social work, community development, childcare, not-for-profit, etc.

Adam Brown, performative and sculptural artist
Subverting Expectations: Taking your arts practice from the studio to the community can be as exciting as it is challenging. Adam Brown will discuss three recent collaborative building projects with groups of youth that highlight the ways social arts practice has shaped his understanding and approach to art and art making.

Claudia Salguero, visual artist and art-based faciliator
Making the Move to Arts Facilitation: Being an Arts-based Facilitator is a passion that comes with challenges, learning experiences and rewards. Beyond creating beautiful community artwork, it is about the process, the human interaction and the impact it has on each participant and on the community. Claudia Salguero will give participants an inside look into making the shift from a private art practice to a public one.

1PM-4:45PM: A presentation and hands-on workshop with Alisdair MacRae
Coming into a community and working with them to create an arts project doesn’t always go the way you expect it will. Each community has specific needs and perspectives which will influence the creative process. In his presentation, Alisdair will talk about his experience creating art in a local skateboard park and then lead a workshop where participants will create a mock community engaged arts project. Participants will learn how to develop a project around a socially relevant issue, consider resources, plan a budget, and develop project management skills.”

For more information, please visit the event page and artsaoe.ca