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Cirkaskina – la Rencontre nationale en cirque social

“Du 16 au 19 janvier 2020, Cirque Hors Piste organise Cirkaskina– la Rencontre nationale en cirque social. Du Nunavik à Vancouver, 150 jeunes provenant de 17 communautés au Canada se rassembleront à Montréal pour ce moment historique de 3 jours. En plus de mettre en lumière les arts du cirque comme outil de transformation sociale, l’événement permettra d’échanger, de construire des liens, de partager des savoirs et de générer des espaces de prises de paroles pour des jeunes en situation de précarité.

Pendant cette toute première rencontre historique de trois jours en janvier 2020, des organismes utilisant les arts du cirque comme vecteur de changements sociaux se réuniront afin de miser sur le développement personnel et social des jeunes, de favoriser un échange culturel entre autochtones et allochtones et de développer leur participation citoyenne via les arts.”

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-source : Cirque Hors Piste
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Cirkaskina: National Social Circus Gathering

From January 16 to 19, 2020 Cirque Hors Piste presents Cirkaskina – the first National Social Circus Gathering!

“150 young people from 17 Canadian communities–from Nunavut to Vancouver–will gather in Montreal for this historic 3-day event. Besides being a showcase for circus arts as a tool for social change, the gathering will provide opportunities to exchange ideas, build relationships, and share expertise. The event will also create spaces where marginalized young people can express themselves. 

DAY 1 – Scientific symposium on social circus and large-scale public evening at Tohu

DAY 2 – Exchange workshops and performance for and by the young people at the Conseil des arts de Montréal

DAY 3 – Jam and collective talk at the 7 doigts de la main headquarters”

Reserve your ticket now!

For more information, please visit Cirkaskina’s website.

-from Cirque Hors Piste
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Workshop: Rainbow of Desire Applied Theatre (Mixed Company Theatre & Scarborough Civic Library)

“What happens when you take apart a single moment of conflict to explore every possible desired action?

In this experiential workshop led by Mixed Company Theatre’s Artistic Director Simon Malbogat, participants will employ Augusto Boal’s Rainbow of Desire techniques to broaden perspectives and reframe situations by focusing on the inner thoughts and impulses of the individual. Through storytelling and performance, artists, educators and community leaders will gain a deeper understanding of their conflicting and co-existing desires, which will enrich their experiences onstage and in social and personal settings.

This workshop is made possible by the Toronto Arts Council’s Artist In The Library Program.

Scarborough Civic Centre Library
Tuesday November 26th, 2019 from 2pm-4pm
There is limited space available in this free workshop, so reserve your spot by clicking here!

-from Mixed Company Theatre
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Let’s Talk Art Workshop: How to Crip the Arts 2

How to Crip the Arts 2
November 26, 2019, 6-9 p.m.
Tangled Art & Disability, 401 Richmond St.

Neighbourhood Arts Network and RBC Foundation present a free workshop series 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.

Curated by Tangled Art & Disability in How to Crip the Arts – 2, participants will have the opportunity to explore the topic of disability aesthetics. They will also have a chance to participate in an interactive workshop that will help solidify some of the concepts and ideas discussed about this topic. To participate in this workshop, participants are not required to have attended How to Crip the Arts – 1, but it is recommended. Light refreshments will be provided.

Neighbourhood Arts Network is committed to ensuring as accessible an environment as possible for all our programming/events. If you require accessibility services to attend this event, please specify in the registration form what services you need (i.e. ASL, captioning, care attendants, note taking).

Tangled Art & Disability is a not for profit art + disability organization dedicated to connecting professional and emerging artists, the arts community and a diverse public through creative passion and artistic excellence. Their mandate is to support Deaf, Mad and disability-identified artists, to cultivate Deaf, Mad and disability arts in Canada, and to enhance access to the arts for artists and audiences of all abilities.”

For more information on the workshop, facilitators and to register, please visit Neighbourhood Arts Network.

-from Neighbourhood Arts Network
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Let’s Talk Art Workshop: How to Crip the Arts 1

How to Crip the Arts 1
November 19, 2019, 6-9 p.m.
Tangled Art & Disability , 401 Richmond St.

“Join us for How to Crip the Arts 1, an engaging introductory workshop curated by Tangled Art & Disability designed for artists interested in exploring the aesthetic potential of access.

Participants will have the opportunity to engage with knowledgeable artists/facilitators that will discuss the following topics: Disability Arts (social vs. medical model), and accessible curatorial practices. This workshop will include a guided tour of Body Farm, an art exhibit that puts into practice the access policies discussed in the workshop. 

Neighbourhood Arts Network is committed to providing as accessible an environment as possible for all our events. If you require accessibility services to attend this event, please email norma[at] by October 28 specifying what services you need (i.e. ASL, captioning, care attendants, note-taking).”

For more information on the workshop, facilitators and to register, please visit Neighbourhood Arts Network.

-from Neighbourhood Arts Network
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Made in Exile Textile Program (Toronto)

“This year, Made in Exile is offering our very first “Textile Program”, an intergenerational program that brings together Tibetan elders and youth in a space curated for culture-making.

Our 2-month intensive Textile program facilitated by local elders in our community explores the traditional art form of Tibetan carpet weaving as a means to connect with our history, our community and our artistry.

The program entails workshops on loom-making, warping loom and carpet weaving, and will conclude with a gallery showing of the works produced. We require no experience at all and encourage anyone 16-29 years old to apply who has an interest in learning about what our hands are capable of. The program is free and all materials will be provided along with refreshments and tokens. We have limited spots so please apply as soon as possible.”

-from Made in Exile

EXCHANGE: Mural Routes’ 19th National Mural Symposium Fosters Exchange through Public Art

National Mural Symposium Fosters Exchange through Public Art

This November, mural artists and administrators will gather for Mural Routes’ 19th National Mural Symposium, to be held this year at the Spoke Club in Toronto. The gathering will be an inspiring and informative day of creative sessions and networking. The keynote address will be given by PA System (Alexa Hatanaka and Patrick Thompson), who have created public artwork and community-engaged works across Inuit Nunangat (Inuit homelands within Canadian arctic), Canada and internationally. PA System has recently produced a project by Embassy of Imagination for the Toronto Biennial of Art 2019. Registration is now open for this exciting event, coming up November 2nd, 2019.

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.

Mural Routes is excited to welcome a wide array of speakers from across the mural field. PA System will kick off the proceedings with a presentation and discussion of their background with collaborative and socially-engaged projects. Jacquie Comrie will follow with a presentation and hands-on workshop around utilizing colour as a tool of social transformation to beautify city spaces while catering to the mental wellbeing of its inhabitants. After lunch, Rodrigo Ardiles, Michael Cavanaugh and Atessa Hooshvar will present their experiences with local and international mural art projects. The final sessions of the day will feature The STEPS Initiative, who will present their experiences with international exchanges with local impact, and StreetARToronto who will speak about mentorship and legacy through their programs.

The National Mural Symposium has been offered for over twenty years by Mural Routes, a Toronto-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to the creation, development, and promotion of public wall art. This event provides a space for mural artists, producers, administrators, and enthusiasts to connect, learn, and share experiences.

On November 2nd, 2019, the Spoke Club will be abuzz with mural artists, administrators, and enthusiasts.

The 19th National Mural Symposium is generously supported by our funders, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council; our sponsors, StreetARToronto and Downtown Yonge BIA; and our Community Partner, YYZ Artists’ Outlet.

Full information and registration is available now at

-from Mural Routes
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Registration Open: Masks of Manipulation Workshop at Mixed Company Theatre in November

Mixed Company Theatre is excited to announce that, due to popular demand, we are hosting our two-day Masks of Manipulation workshop again in November 2019!

Masks of Manipulation (November 2nd and 9th 2019, 9:30AM-5:30PM)

What happens when you take apart a single moment of conflict to explore every possible desired action?

The “Masks of Manipulation”, an invaluable character development and conflict-resolution process designed by Simon Malbogat, gives face to each of the seven different emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual manipulative forces we encounter both onstage and in daily life.

This workshop draws on Commedia dell’Arte-inspired masks to help participants acquire a deeper awareness of manipulation and oppression: how and why it happens, what it looks and feels like, and how to de-escalate it.

In this two-day workshop, participants will embody and activate their understandings of manipulation, a process which culminates in the creation of each person’s own Mask of Manipulation. Each mask then becomes a physical touchstone in processes ranging from character development to community mediation. This workshop, co-facilitated by Simon Malbogat and Peter Jarvis, is suitable for artists, educators, social workers, and community activators alike.

For more information and workshop descriptions, please visit:

20% Discount for CAEA Members, and 50% Discount for Students and Arts Workers who identify as under-waged. Bursaries also available upon request! Email communications[at] to register.”

-from Mixed Company Theatre
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Digital Stories Workshops (grunt gallery & EastVan Digital Stories)

Become part of the new Mount Pleasant Community Art Screen!

“This Fall, grunt gallery and EastVan Digital Stories join forces once again with Mount Pleasant and Vancouver residents who wish to create short videos around the theme of PLACE. Artists Lorna Boschman and Sebnem Ozpeta will host a series of five, free, weekly workshops at grunt gallery that walk participants through the process of digital story making!

Through the digital stories group process, you will be able to create and share your own authentic story by combining digital photos and/or video. Selected videos from the workshops will be shown on grunt gallery’s Mount Pleasant Community Art Screen and on

Upcoming Fall Workshops, 2019
Sunday, October 27, 1-5PM
Sunday, November 17, 1-5PM
Sunday, November 24, 1-5PM

Location: grunt gallery, #116 – 350 East 2 Avenue, Vancouver, BC

To sign up, please choose one day (from the dates listed above), include one alternative date in case your first choice of the workshop is filled.

Send an email to Lorna Boschman: lorna (at) digitalstories (dot) ca

In the email include your name, email address, phone/text number, and whether you live in Mount Pleasant or Vancouver. Please include one, or two, sentences about why you would like to create a short digital story. Lorna will send you a list of things you must bring to the workshop including several photos (from your phone or camera) and/or video that directly relates to your story’s theme.

Workshops fill up quickly, and a maximum of four people can register per weekly workshop!

Special thanks to the Vancouver Foundation who made this project possible.”

-from grunt gallery
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Disrupting the Norm: The Thomas Poulsen Symposium on Disability and Mixed Ability Performing Arts (Calgary)

Disrupting the Norm: the Thomas Poulsen Symposium on Disability and Mixed Ability Performing Arts is a two-day gathering featuring co-creative workshops, critical thinking discussions, video showings and community building.

We invite you to join professional artists on Nov. 1–2, 2019 in the Reeve Theatre, as we open up conversations exploring disability art, aesthetics, creative process, education, and belonging, while celebrating individual perspectives and ensemble practices. This will be a valuable opportunity to connect with artists whose practices are inclusive and diverse, and to be creative with people who are interested in broadening their artistic spectrum. 

The symposium is for Professional and aspiring artists who experience disability, community members who experience disability and those who do not, and all artists and performers interested in investing in new perspectives on art-making. Fine arts education, pedagogy, and performance students and faculty members in both elementary and secondary education.

We are committed to making this event as accessible as possible for everyone who would like to attend. Please let us know how we create a more accessible and affirming event by emailing your access needs.

The symposium is free, but we do ask you to register to confirm your participation by Monday, Oct. 21, 2019.

For more information or to register, visit For more information and questions, email poulsensymposium[at]”

-submitted by the Thomas Poulsen Symposium