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Community Arts Practice Foundations-Part 2 (Creative Manitoba)

“Are you interested in art for social change? Community Arts signifies a particular art making practice, emphasizing community involvement and collaboration, often with people who may not otherwise actively engage in the arts. Community Arts is distinct from other arts practices as it is the creative processes and relationships developed with community to make the art that defines it, not the art form or genre itself. Guiding principles are that the activity is by, with and for the communities; the artists are highly skilled; and the activities reflect the energy and qualities of the community.

From Friday to Sunday, January 12–14, we’re offering a course on how to manage a community arts project with Kerri Twigg, who is also a whiz at career development. (Look her up on LinkedIn–she has more than 3,000 followers!) Around that time we’ll be partnering with Jumblies Theatre from Toronto and The Edge Gallery and Urban Art Centre in Winnipeg to host a community arts project called Four Lands. We invite you to participate in the project to gain hands-on experience and valuable national connections. You can be an artist in any artistic discipline to participate in the course and in the Four Lands project.

This course is ideal for:

  • Artists and community members who are curious about the practice of community-engaged arts and want to learn more
  • independent artists working on current or future projects in community settings where the goal is to engage community
  • artists who want to apply to lead With Artor Youth With Art projects through the Winnipeg Arts Council
  • artists who want to gain skills for working in the Manitoba Arts Council’s Artists in Schools Residenciesand ArtsSmarts programs
  • arts or community-based organizations who want to upskill program staff responsible for arts-based community outreach or social change work
  • arts and community-based organizations  and change makers who want to learn how to collaborate to produce community-engaged  projects and programs”

For more information about the course, please visit Creative Manitoba.

-from Creative Manitoba

Pas d’Radis Fiscaux : l’État d’Urgence; Connecting Arts and Homelessness (Montréal, Nov 16-19)

Du 16 au 19 novembre prochains, Place Émilie-Gamelin, aura lieu notre événement d’éradication des inégalités Pas d’Radis Fiscaux : l’État d’Urgence qui proposera un bouillonnement d’œuvres interdisciplinaires inédites sur l’écart des richesses, tout en continuant sa tradition d’inclusion et de services offerts aux plus démunis. Partagez l’événement !

Toute la programmation : www.atsa.qc.ca

This coming November 16 to 19 at Place Émilie-Gamelin, ATSA, When Art Takes Action will hold an event called Pas d’Radis Fiscaux : l’État d’Urgence to promote the eradication of inequality. Featuring a multitude of original interdisciplinary works on the theme of wealth disparity, it will continue in the tradition of our past fall events by promoting inclusiveness and providing services to the most underprivileged Montrealers.

Full program: www.atsa.qc.ca/en

With One Voice and ATSA host a gathering of the Arts and Homelessness sector Friday 17 Nov 2017 at Place Émilie Gamelin, Montréal

Montréal Exchange 

With One Voice is an international arts and homelessness movement that connects the sector worldwide, always with homeless people centrally involved. The exchange and events hosted during ATSA’s Festival will be the first time the arts/homelessness sector from Canada, USA and the UK have come together to share practice and build a stronger future together. Around 20 delegates will come together for six days from 13-19 November 2017 to share practice and methodology through discussions, presentations and practical workshops in participatory singing, Legislative Theatre and socially engaged art. A full schedule for the day is available here.

On Friday 17 November, With One Voice and ATSA invite you to join us for public discussions and workshops at the Festival, including an open invitation to cultural institutions and spaces to talk about how they work with people who have experienced homelessness.”

For more information, please visit With One Voice and ATSA.

-source : ATSA & With One Voice
Lire le profil d’ATSA dans notre répertoire et carte de l’art communautaire au Canada

Mixed Company Theatre Community Workshop Series: Elder Care Workshops

Mixed Company Theatre, with the support of the Government of Ontario Senior Community Grant Program, is bringing our popular community-based workshops to seniors across the GTA this fall and winter.Facilitated by our Artistic Director, Simon Malbogat, our Elder Care Workshops seek to empower senior citizens and address the pressing issue of elder abuse in our communities. In these workshops, participants will be led through a series of exercises and activities developed from Theatre of the Oppressed/ Forum Theatre methodology that will provide seniors with the tools to express and address issues relating to elder care and abuse. The Elder Care program is also designed to address diverse groups of seniors, including newcomer/refugee groups.

To bring our Elder Care workshops to your organization, please contact: info@mixedcompanytheatre.com.

For more information, including workshop descriptions, please visit: www.mixedcompanytheatre.com

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

The Art of Changing The World (Nov 3-5, Ottawa)

“We invite you to join us in Ottawa November 3-5, 2017 for a lively gathering of #artists, #researchers, #students and #activists from many sectors in Canada and abroad who are working for progressive change.

Around the world, specialized #community-based arts initiatives (in theatre, dance, music, visual, literary arts, social circus, urban arts, and more) are emerging as effective forms of collective social inquiry and action.

This work is growing in many contexts, including: social and environmental justice; education; inter-generational and intercultural initiatives; diverse health sectors; community development initiatives; conflict transformation and justice systems; initiatives for youth, seniors, new Canadians; Aboriginal communities; and social enterprise.

This will NOT be the usual conference; #dialogue will be central to our activities. Video showings, displays of your materials and space for informal conversations round out the program.

Whether you’re deeply involved or newly interested in arts-infused change work, we hope that ACW 2017 will provide you with useful knowledge, skills and perspectives in a wide range of topics – from emerging practices, including facilitation and new forms of partnerships, to current arts-infused research and funding opportunities/policies.

More information regarding program schedule, venue, hotels, and registration: https://icasc.ca/program

For those who can’t attend the gathering in Ottawa, we’ve posted info about Kitchen Table Chataquas.
https://icasc.ca/kitchen-table-chataquas

-from ASC facebook
Read International Centre of Art for Social Change’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Artists’ Toolbox – Understanding Stress: A Mindfulness-Based Workshop (Toronto)

“Understanding stress – what it is, how it functions and why we feel it – is crucial to managing it. This workshop offers an exploration of how stress expresses itself in the lives of artists and how it can be useful. The facilitator will lead participants through mind-body medicine exercises such as visualization and meditation.

Key Takeaways

  • Understand what stress is and how it can be a positive or negative force in your life
  • Develop the capacity to use mind-body medicine techniques
  • Learn ways to integrate stress management strategies into your day-to-day life”

For more information, please visit: http://artistshealth.com/workshops/understanding-stress/

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

Workshop – At the Heart of the Matter: Personal Storytelling in a Digital World (Winnipeg)

“At the Heart of the Matter: Personal Storytelling in a Digital World is guided by a storytelling process introduced by Story Center www.storycenter.org over 20 years ago. Since then it has found its way into many fields in North America and internationally. It has been used as a transformative resource by social service and health providers; educators, oral history researchers and librarians; and by groups committed to building community and to social, environmental, and political change.

In this workshop Community Works facilitators provide:

  • A safe and respectful storytelling space where participants can listen deeply to their own stories and to others’; 
  • Tutorials on video editing tools used to create short (2-5 minute) multi-media, first-person stories.

The process ends with a screening of the completed videos.

Community Works offers At the Heart of the Matter public workshops on a regular basis. The next public workshop is scheduled for Nov. 3-5, 2017.

Community Works also develops storytelling projects through partnerships with host organizations.

We provide start to finish project planning and development services, including assistance with community engagement strategies and fundraising through proposal development.

For more information, please visit: www.community-works.ca

-submitted by Community Works

The 18th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival (Oct 18-22, Toronto)

“The 18th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival today announced the full programming for the Festival, running October 18-22, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. imagineNATIVE will present over 100 feature films, documentaries, shorts, and music videos created by Indigenous filmmakers with almost three quarters of the films (72%) made by Indigenous female directors.

imagineNATIVE’s opening night gala on Wednesday, October 18 will be Waru a film directed by eight Māori women, telling the story of Waru, a young boy who dies at the hands of his caregiver. Each director tackles a ten-minute segment of Waru to create one complete, remarkable story through the lens of multiple family and community members as they deal with the horrific loss. On Sunday, October 22, the closing night gala will be The Road Forward, a musical documentary by Métis/Dene award-winning filmmaker, Marie Clements.

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Highlights from imagineNATIVE‘s feature film programs include Indictment: The Crimes of Shelly Chartier, the true-crime story revolving around a captivating reclusive woman from a small northern Manitoba reserve whose catfishing of an NBA superstar made international headlines; Sweet Country, from director Warwick Thornton and starring Hamilton Morris and Sam Neill in a period western set on the Northern Territory frontier; Juliana & the Medicine Fish, starring Adam Beach and Emma Tremblay; Our People Will Be Healed, Alanis Obomsawin’s 50th film; and Kayak to Klemtu, the first feature film by Zoe Hopkins.

imagineNATIVE will also include a diverse selection of short film programs including the return of The Witching Hour, the annual midnight horror/comedy series; Receptors, a series of experimental, dramatic, and documentary shorts; Ambient Light, shedding a light on the polar region with five shorts from Sweden, Greenland and North America; and Channel 51 Igloolik, celebrating 30 years of Inuit video art with a world premiere screening of Bowhead Whale Hunting with My Ancestors by Carol Kunnuk and Zacharias Kunuk – the first episode from the seven-part television series, Hunting with my Ancestors.

imagineNATIVE is also proud to announce that Cree actor, humanitarian and activist Tina Keeper will receive the 2017 August Schellenberg Award of Excellence. Tina Keeper will receive her award at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival’s Awards Presentation on Sunday, October 22 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.

imagineNATIVE will present A Wall is a Screen, a nighttime event that is part-walking-tour and part-film-screening that transforms the way people look at and interact with their city by projecting short films onto various surfaces. This will be the first time ever A Wall is a Screen will feature all Indigenous-made short films.

imagineNATIVE‘s music showcase The Beat, co-presented by Revolutions Per Minute (RPM), returns with live performances from Mob BounceKayla BriëtZiibiwan, and DJ Kookum, and a screening of eight music videos by Indigenous filmmakers and musicians.

The Digital Media Art+Cade, sponsored by Rezolution Pictures/Schoolü, returns to imagineNATIVE with projects including: The Cache, a digital photo essay from the Ammaaq family, who live north of the Arctic Circle; Standing Rock: People and Pride, an audio documentary by Kim Wheeler; Coyote’s Crazy Smart Science Show, a video game testing the mental might of the player; Impossible to Contain, a 360 video doc about the aftermath of a diesel spill in the waters of Bella Bella, BC; Purity & Decay, a video game utilizing the popular Telltale adventure game style; Thunderbird Strike, a 2D sidescroller game with the player flying from the Tar Sands to the Great Lakes as a thunderbird protecting Turtle Island; He Ao Kotahi, a web series featuring Māori artists in Palestine; and XINONA, a digital animation essay set in an alternative universe where planets are made of kale, kombucha and beer.

imagineNATIVE’s Art Crawl will include three different locations, showcasing eight exhibitions at seven different galleries. This year’s Art Crawl will begin at OCADU with two exhibitions: For This Land: Inside Elemental and raise a flag: works from the Indigenous Art Collection (2000–2015). The Art Crawl will then move to the 401 Richmond building with five Exhibition Premieres including: Mourning and Mayhem: The work of Adrian Stimson at A Space Gallery; Channel 51: Igloolik – The Filmmaking Process, at Trinity Square Video; Skawennati: for the ages, at The Commons; Territ-Aur(i)al Imprints at Prefix Gallery; and Raven Chacon: Report at YYZ Artists’ Outlet. The evening will end with Installation Preview: Transmissions Part II at Wallace Studios, a behind-the-scenes preview of filmmaker Lisa Jackson’s first art exhibition Transmissions, as well as watching the filming of Unearthed, a live performance that will be a centrepiece of the installation.

imagineNATIVE’s FREE Industry Series, presented by CBC and CBC Docs, returns with leading professionals from around the world teaching and discussing topics relevant to Indigenous media creators. The Industry Series running October 19 to 21 will open with a launch and details of the new imagineNATIVE Institute, panels including topics surrounding Indigenous protocols in film and media, the first ever Web Series pitch competition, networking events, and a Sound Design Masterclass with Māori artist Dave Whitehead, with credits on major motion pictures and shows including District 9, The Hobbit, Arrival and Netflix’s Okja.

The full schedule for the 18th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is now available online at imaginenative.org/calendar.”

-from ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival news release
Read imagineNATIVE’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Artists’ Health Talk Series starts today! (Artists’ Health Alliance)

“Starting October 17, world-class researchers take the stage for our free Research for Practice (R4P) Talk Series.

Bringing decades of clinical work and research, our speakers will share their hard-earned insights into the forces which shape artists’ health. The focus lies on practical applications of their research, bridging the gap between what researchers discover and how artists work.

All talks are free of charge.
Registration is open! To learn more and register, go to
artistshealth.com/workshops/R4P-registration

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

Kwe Performance Series: community workshop & performances (Native Women in the Arts)

Native Women in the Arts is pleased to announce the Kwe Performance Series: Pura Fé and Jennifer Kreisberg, in partnership with Big Medicine Studio.

On Thursday, November 3, at Nipissing First Nation, Pura Fé and Jennifer Kreisberg of Ulali Project will present a free community workshop at Big Medicine Studio, followed by a community performance. Pura Fe and Jennifer Kreisberg will perform and discuss hand drum songs, invite participants to join in, and answer questions.

Nipissing Community Workshop: Friday, November 3, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Venue: Big Medicine Studio, 161 Couchie Memorial Drive, North Bay, ON
Admission: Free

Nipissing Community Performance: Friday, November 3, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Venue: Big Medicine Studio, 161 Couchie Memorial Drive, North Bay, ON
Admission: PWYC


Native Women in the Arts is pleased to announce the Kwe Performance Series: Ulali Project, in partnership with St. Anne’s Anglican Church and Big Medicine Studio. 

The evening will include a performance by world renowned a cappella group Ulali Project, with guest artist. This concert is the first event of our Kwe Performance Series for the second season.

Toronto Performance: Saturday, November 4, 8:00pm – 11:00pm
Venue: St. Anne’s Anglican Church, 270 Gladstone Avenue, Toronto, ON
Tickets: Adults $20.00/Elders, Students, Underemployed & Art Workers $10.00

For more information, please visit Native Women in the Arts website or  the facebook event pages: Nipissing First Nation (Nov 3) and Toronto (Nov 4)

-posted with permission from Native Women in the Arts
Read Native Women in the Arts’ profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Making a Living Making Art Workshops (Neighbourhood Arts Network, Toronto)

“DESIGNING & MARKETING A CREATIVE ENTERPRISE
Workshop 1:
October 19, 2017 6:00 – 9:00pm

Rogers Communications Centre, Room: RCC 359 A
80 Gould Street
Toronto, ON
M5B 2M7
Map available here

This workshop will cover one aspect of implementation, website & social media management. Attendees will be taught how to save time & effort by managing their website using WordPress and their social media using Hootsuite.
Workshop 2:
November 2, 2017 6:00 – 9:00pm 
Rogers Communications Centre, Room: RCC 359 A
80 Gould Street
Toronto, ON
M5B 2M7

This workshop will cover marketing planning & strategy, focusing on the needs of creative entrepreneurs. The starting point to a successful strategy is a solid advertising & marketing plan: a plan that guides marketing momentum with focus & progressive actions.

About the Facilitator:
Fatou Seck has several years of experience in professional adult education. She is passionate about teaching and sharing her marketing expertise with people who need guidance in this field. Her teaching experiences combined with her knowledge of marketing planning and online & offline marketing have equipped her well to deliver highly valuable training. She provides one-on-one training to solopreneurs & small organizations and group training to learning centres such as SKETCH Arts and the Markham Small Business Centre. Fatou is also the founder of Seck eMarketing Solutions, a bilingual digital marketing agency whose mission is to empower small organizations to meet their marketing needs through training and one-on-one coaching.

Artists can sign-up by visiting here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/making-a-living-making-art-tickets-38347506424