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VIBE Arts & Toronto Youth Equity Strategy Presents: ResilienTOgether

“VIBE Arts to Co-Present ResilienTOgether: a Panel Discussion, Concert Series and Photography Exhibitions as part of Youth Week 2019

VIBE Arts is pleased to announce an upcoming collaboration with the City of Toronto’s Youth Equity Strategy (TYES) with support from Solid Waste Management. On Saturday, May 4th, 2019, VIBE will be co-presenting a series of free arts programming and performances as part of Youth Week 2019.”

For more information, please visit

-from VIBE Arts website
Read VIBE Arts profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Inkling Symposium: A Forum on Intersectionality in the Arts (Red Dress Productions, Toronto)

“Red Dress Productions presents
Inkling Symposium: A Forum on Intersectionality in the Arts

Saturday April 27, 2019
11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse
79 St. George Street
University of Toronto

Workshops, panels, performances, installations and art actions on disability, equity, and collaborative artmaking

Nur Abdulle, Natasha Bacchus, Tamyka Bullen, Alex Bulmer, Shay Erlich, Hanan Hazime, Dominique Ireland, Steff Juniper, Wy Joung Kou, Sage Lovell, Jen Roy, claude wittmann

Free admission, donations welcome 0 – $50
Wheelchair accessible, ASL interpretation, sighted guide


We gratefully acknowledge our supporters: the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, and University of Toronto Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies.”

For more information, please visit

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

BLACK: Art, Identity & Liberation Conversations (Youth Opportunities Fund, Toronto)

“Join us for an afternoon of engaging conversation and networking as we bring artists, funders, curators, creatives and sector practitioners together to explore how Black art, identity and liberation work converge – and the role we can all play in making that possible! The conversation will be facilitated by Rania El Mugammar who will be joined by Black artists, educators and practitioners including Anique J. JordanEkow NimakoDainty Smithand Dori Tunstall (Dean of Design, OCAD/the first Black Dean of Design anywhere). See their bios below! Following the panel, there will be an opportunity to network and explore the space. Many thanks to Artscape Launchpad for sponsoring the event.

The event is free of charge; however, space is limited so register to attend! Light snacks and refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you at Artscape Launchpad, on Friday, April 12th. Building accessibility: Fully accessible by Ontario standards. If you have accessibility requirements and/or have any accessibility questions please contact us at yof[at]

About the Youth Opportunities Fund (YOF)
YOF has been supporting youth-led, grassroots initiatives across the province for the last 5 years, and is privileged to work with young Black leaders and creatives as they use arts as a mechanism to explore identity, build community and engage youth. As part of our commitment to sector capacity building, we hope you’ll join us in advancing this critical work!”

For more information, please visit Youth Opportunities Fund’s event page.

-from Youth Opportunities Fund

Workshop: EQUITY! Critical Self-Care (Artists’ Health Alliance, Toronto)

Workshop: EQUITY! Critical Self-Care
APRIL 03, 2019

Using a health equity lens, we’ll explore shared sources of stress and how self-care practices can meaningfully support artists’ wellbeing in the context of precarious work and intersecting inequities. We’ll take a critical eye to self-care messaging that is geared towards self-sufficiency and productivity and come to understand self-care as health practices which foster greater control over our art and lives.

In this workshop, you can expect to:

  • Relate your own experiences as an artist to an equity-informed view of self-care
  • Create a personalized self-care template you can use to develop self-care practices, now and in the future
  • Exchange insight, experiences and stories with other participants (optional)

Netta Kornberg is a published researcher and organizer who has worked internationally in adult education, health promotion and the arts. She is the Program & Education Coordinator at Artists’ Health Alliance. Always learning, Netta completed safeTALK Suicide Alertness and trains as an amateur boxer. She holds an MPhil. at the University of Cambridge.

This workshop is part of the series “STRESSED! How to handle an artists’ life in 9 sessions”. All sessions take place on the 1st Wednesday of the month, 4-6pm, at The Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre from September 2018 – May 2019. For more information, visit

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

The Art of Community: An Evening Presentation Series (Thinking Rock Community Arts & Jumblies Theatre, Blind River)

The Art of Community
An Evening Presentation Series
For local artists, craftspeople, and others interested in this work

Presented by Thinking Rock Community Arts with very special partners Jumblies Theatre and the Timber Village Museum

Have you ever wondered what ‘Community Arts’ is, and how to get involved? Join us for one or both of our evening sessions! Learn more about community-based arts in our region and farther afield:

Community Arts 101
Wednesday, March 13th – 6 to 8 pm
Introduction to the practice of Community Arts with Ruth Howard, Founding Artistic Director of Jumblies Theatre (Toronto)

Community Arts in Algoma
Thursday, March 14th – 6 to 8 pm
With Miranda Bouchard, Acting Artistic Director of Thinking Rock Community Arts (Thessalon)

FREE Admission (donations appreciated!)
Registration encouraged! Please call (705) 542-1100 to register and with questions.

Light snacks provided.
Accessible space.”

For more information, please check Thinking Rock’s event page.

-from Thinking Rock Community Arts

Call for Proposals: 19th National Mural Symposium, Presented by Mural Routes

“October/November 2019 (date TBC) – Toronto, Canada

Mural Routes’ 2019 Symposium Committee invites proposals for participation in the upcoming 19th National Mural Symposium, to be held in the Fall of 2019 (date TBC) in Toronto, Ontario (venue TBC). The deadline for all submissions is March 31st, 2019.

Mural Routes is the only member-based not-for-profit arts service organization in Canada dedicated to the creation, development and promotion of public wall art.  Our vision is to inspire the creation of extraordinary public wall art that serves as a catalyst for community building.

The National Mural Symposium is a professional development and networking event for mural artists, administrators and mural producers to teach, learn, share and explore current trends and challenges in the field of mural art. Mural Routes hosts The National Mural Symposium every second year.

Practitioners and researchers of the field are welcome to submit proposals for this conference. Individuals do not need to be Mural Routes members to submit.


Murals: The Message of the Medium

As murals and street art gain popularity and support, we aim to look to the inherent message behind the medium that brings the power of art into the public realm. We plan to dig deeper into the history of murals as a medium for social and environmental good, and explore current projects harnessing that power.”

For more information, please visit Mural Routes’ website.

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

Webinar – Evaluative thinking: Building Cultures of Learning (Ontario Trillium Foundation)

“Join the Ontario Trillium Foundation for an online workshop with Julie Witmer, evaluation coach.

Is your organization looking to learn, reflect and adapt on a more frequent and timely basis? If so, join our online workshop with Julie Witmer on evaluative thinking!

Typically, organizations have used evaluation as an occasional management or accountability exercise. However, incorporating evaluative thinking into your day to day work leads to more meaningful learning cultures given the complex environments and pace of change most organizations operate in.

This workshop will introduce the concept of evaluative thinking and will be both theoretical and practical. The theoretical component will provide a background on evaluative thinking and some key concepts. Participants will also engage in practical exercises to assess the readiness and need for organizational evaluative thinking, as well as tools to help put these concepts into practice.”

For more information and to register for this webinar, visit the OTF’s eventbrite page.

-from the Ontario Trillium Foundation

Introduction to Mural Art: 6 workshops (Mural Routes, Toronto)


The Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. East
 Mondays 5:30-8:30pm, from April 1st – May 13th
Note: No class on Easter Monday, April 22nd

All ages; 14+. Spaces are limited; Register with form below.
This is a free program, with priority to members of The Beaches community


Introduction to Mural Art is a free visual art learning program for all ages and abilities. Participants learn basic art, design, and mural-making skills from professional artists, gaining the skills and confidence to give input for the local Beaches Foodland Mural upcoming this summer 2019.

Introduction to Mural Art is comprised of six workshops, each three hours in length. Workshop topics include: drawing and painting techniques, colour theory, design challenges, mural techniques, enlarging techniques and large-scale collaborative final design projects. Each program aims to connect with a local mural project in the community where the program is being presented.”

-from Mural Routes

Sheatre Presents: The Spring Workshop Series: explore different techniques and exercises from Augusto Boal’s ‘Theatre of the Oppressed’ (Owen Sound, ON)

“Spring is a time of growth and renewal, have you made your own personal growth and renewal plans?

Sheatre is here with fun and creative help. This spring, Sheatre’s Artistic Director Joan Chandler will lead the Spring Workshop Series, a series of experiential workshops in Owen Sound open to interested participants of all experience levels. This series will actively explore different techniques and exercises from Augusto Boal’s ‘Theatre of the Oppressed’ where interactive theatre and improvisation are used as a tool to promote positive social change and personal development. This isn’t therapy; they’re informative training workshops. Taken individually or as a whole the Spring Workshop Series is ideal for community workers, counselors, educators, performers, directors, activists, social change advocates and anyone interested in Sheatre’s mission to use theatre and the arts to empower individuals and contribute to a healthy, compassionate society.”

Upcoming Workshop:


Forum Theatre is a UNESCO-recognized educational tool for implementing social change and is a form of interactive theatre that enables a community to explore multiple strategies in response to a problem or conflict presented in a short play. This two-day workshop, lead by Sheatre Artistic Director Joan Chandler and Artistic Associate Warren Bain, will introduce participants to the different aspects of Forum Theatre and explore creation, improvisation, intervention and facilitation. Learn how theatre can be a vessel for putting our words into action and give voice to advocacy.

When: March 2 & 3, 2019. 10 am – 5 pm each day
Where: OPSEU Owen Sound Regional Office, 100 – 1717 2nd Ave East, Owen Sound, ON, N4K 6V4
Attire: This is an interactive, participatory workshop. Dress for physical activity.
Minimum Age: 16+
Cost: $200, which includes the workshop and healthy lunch and snacks on both days.
Register: At this Google Form

For more information on this workshop series, please visit:

-from Sheatre