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World Community Arts Day! (Feb 17, International)


Be creative on the day, involve someone else, post it online. #WorldCommunityArtsDay

‘We can either react in fear or anger to the state of our world thus becoming part of the problem or respond creatively and become part of the solution.’

You are invited to be part of a global celebration on 17/02/19

All we ask is that during the month of February or on the day of the 17th to be creative.
Sing, dance, act, draw, paint, write, make, create.
Anything or any way you feel you or your group are artistic.
Big, small, full of craft and skill or a complete beginner.

All are welcome.

If you can mark your creativity by adding the following hashtag to your social media website like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.


Our aim is to create a world festival for a day that promotes “Art as a catalyst for caring and sharing”.

-from World Community Arts Day

Inauguration de la nouvelle galerie de l’Alliance française de Toronto

Le mercredi 9 janvier 2019, l’Alliance Française de Toronto ouvre les portes de sa nouvelle galerie !

L’inauguration de ce nouveau lieu représente l’aboutissement d’un projet de longue haleine pour faire de l’AFT, un centre culturel à part entière avec deux espaces complémentaires, un théâtre inauguré en 2014 et une galerie d’art.

Pour l’occasion, cette soirée sera marquée par le vernissage de l’exposition photographique Nos photos de tournage présentée par Marie-José Raymond (Producteur) et Claude Fournier (réalisateur, auteur) responsables d’éléphant, la mémoire du cinéma québécois.

Thème de l’exposition: Lorsque sont apparues sur une page Facebook les premières photos de tournage envoyées par des artisans de notre cinéma, à l’invitation de deux apprentis mémorialistes : Serge Beauchemin et François Gill, Éléphant a tout de suite compris qu’il ne pouvait rester insensible à un geste de mémoire aussi important. Dans la jungle de photos dans laquelle ils se retrouvèrent rapidement, les deux mémorialistes accueillirent avec enthousiasme le renfort d’Éléphant qui dorénavant et pour la postérité archiverait sur son site le fabuleux album-souvenir de ceux qui permettent au cinéma de créer des univers.

Une soirée riche en émotions et en surprises vous attend ! Grâce au Photo Booth, immortalisez votre participation à ce temps fort dans l’histoire de l’AFT !

Pour satisfaire vos papilles, venez déguster un verre de Grand Marnier, savourer les petits fours du Baratin et croquer dans les petites douceurs de Saveur Sucrée.

– Mercredi 9 janvier 2019
– 18H
– Nouvelle Galerie (entrée sur Spadina Road)
– Entrée libre”

-source : Alliance française de Toronto

Home Made Visible National Tour

“HMV goes on tour to 16 locations nationwide! Home Made Visible brings a personal lens to Indigenous and visible minority archives through FREE exhibitions, screenings, and workshops in libraries across Canada.

The exhibition consists of six short films and a mixed media installation by our commissioned artists. See their works in person at the libraries and sign up for workshops to learn how to building on your own personal archive.

Exhibition: All films are available to screen on a designated screening computer at the featured branch.
Screening: A one time screening of the program that includes a Q&A with the Project’s filmmakers.
Workshop: Come out and build your own archives!
Installation: A mixed media installation Reunion by Melisse Watson.”

For more information on the tour, please visit Home Made Visible.

-from Home Made Visible website

MURALi Celebration, Mural Art Learning Art Institute (Mural Routes, Toronto)

Join us and CELEBRATE 3 years of Mural Art Learning Institute programming!

From 2016-2018, MURALi has served a vital role in mural education for artists by offering a range of training programs in mural making from introductory programs and practical workshops for artists to professional development for project managers. During these years Mural Routes has gained a robust network of emerging and professional artists who have went on to create public art in their own communities and further their mural art careers. We would like to celebrate and thank everyone who has been a part of this process including our many students, instructors, partners and funders Ontario Trillium Foundation, Toronto Arts Council, and Ontario Arts Council. This could not have been done without you!

WHO: MURALi program alumni, instructors, staff, partners and supporters.

WHEN: Tuesday December 11, 2018 from 6 – 8pm

WHERE: Community Centre 55, 97 Main St, Toronto

Light refreshments will be provided”

Please RSVP here and for more information, please visit:

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

The Wishing Tree (H’art Centre, Kingston)

“In Prince Edward County, there stood a 700-year old sugar maple that some believed had magical powers to grant wishes. For 200 years, people would kneel beneath her canopy holding the branches and the leaves close to their hearts and make wishes that ultimately came true. Until one day, the tree was struck by lightning.

Inspired by stories and legends of Prince Edward County, The Wishing Tree is a storytelling concert performed by H’art School artists and local performers.

Featuring traditional and new songs, The Wishing Tree’s musical style ranges from folk, gospel, polka and more. H’art artists have created new illustrations, paintings, props, and sets to bring the story of resilience, community and healing to life.

About H’art Centre
We are a non-profit, charitable arts hub that provides people with disabilities and those facing barriers with opportunities to create, study and produce works in the arts.”

For more information on The Wishing Tree, please visit H’art Centre’s website

-from H’art Centre website
Read H’art Centre’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Spectrum Productions 9th Annual Gala and Screening / 9e Gala-Bénéfice Annuel (Montréal)

“Walk the red carpet with Spectrum’s exceptional young filmmakers!

Join us at this family-friendly screening showcasing the cinematic achievements of over 60 youth on the autism spectrum who attended Spectrum’s 2018 summer camps. From animation to action and everything in between, we’ll present a diverse set of shorts that will inspire and entertain!

Last year, over 650 guests helped us raise $55,000 with all proceeds going towards supporting Spectrum’s unique programming. With your help we can surpass that and set a new fundraising record!

You can find more information about Spectrum at and join the conversation on social media using #wizarddonkeymagic, #opportunitiesforautism #changingtheconversation #spectrumproductions

Défilez sur le tapis rouge avec les jeunes réalisateurs exceptionnels de Spectrum !

Les réalisations cinématographiques de plus de 60 jeunes autistes qui ont participé aux camps d’été 2018 de Spectrum seront projetées lors de ce gala destiné à toute la famille. Venez voir ces courts métrages inspirants et divertissants, très variés en tout genre, de l’animation à l’action!

L’an dernier, plus de 650 invités nous ont permis de recueillir 55  000 $. Tous les profits ont été versés au programme d’activités uniques offertes par Spectrum. Avec votre aide, cette année, nous pourrons dépasser ce montant et établir un nouveau record pour notre collecte de fonds  !

Vous trouverez plus d’informations sur Spectrum à Participez à la conversation sur les médias sociaux #wizarddonkeymagic, #opportunitiesforautism #changingtheconversation #spectrumproductions”

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

A participatory project bringing together mothers and daughters who were born outside of Canada (Koffler Centre for the Arts, Nov. 15-24, Toronto)


“A participatory project bringing together mothers and daughters who were born outside of Canada – newcomer women, as well as those who may have immigrated years ago. Like Mother, Like Daughter weaves together their stories into an unscripted conversation, performed by the mothers and daughters themselves. At the end of each performance, the audience is invited to join the mothers and daughters for a light meal created by Newcomer Kitchen to continue the conversations.
“delicate, generous, inspiring, warm, funny, and in moments, heart-rending.” – Sprockets & Greasepaint

November 15 – 24, 2018
918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media & Education, Toronto

PAY WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD: $50 | $35 | $20

Thursday, November 15, 8 PM – OPENING NIGHT
Friday, November 16, 8 PM
Saturday, November 17, 11 AM – BRUNCH PERFORMANCE
Sunday, November 18, 6 PM
Thursday November 22, 8 PM
Friday November 23, 8 PM
Saturday, November 24, 11 AM – BRUNCH PERFORMANCE
Saturday, November 24, 8 PM

Directed by Rose Plotek
Associate Directed by Lisa Karen Cox
Original Concept by Ravi Jain, Rose Plotek, and Poppy Keeling
Co-Created by Why Not Theatre & Complicite Creative Learning
Presented & Produced by Koffler Centre of the Arts

More info: |

-from Koffler Centre for the Arts
Read Koffler Centre for the Arts’ profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Today! Live stream of an award-winning interactive forum theatre play about consent and sexual violence (Sheatre)

“Thanks to FAR FROM THE HEART, students around the world will engage in conversations about consent and sexual assault through interactive theatre.
Change the action. Stop the violence.

In the age of #MeToo, the live stream of an award-winning interactive forum theatre play about consent and sexual violence could not be more timely or important. Sheatre’s Far From the Heart / Loin du Coeur will close out its 31-show tour of Canadian schools with two live streams, the first in English and the other in French, on Friday, November 9th. The production will be performed before a live audience in Owen Sound, Ontario, while inviting for the first time students around the world to participate at

Audience members have the opportunity to step into action and change the outcome of the scenarios performed on stage. A chat window will allow online viewers to post comments and suggest interventions to be played out by the actors. As a result, students get a rehearsal for reality, learning through theatre how to resolve conflicts, negotiate relationships, and avoid risk. A half-hour discussion with professional counsellors from local community groups will immediately follow each show.

#FarFromTheHeart and #LoinDuCoeur Live Streams
Sponsored by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario
November 9, 2018 | Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library
10am-11:30am EST in English
1pm-2:30pm EST in French
Suitable for ages 13+ (parental guidance recommended for younger audiences)
Tune in worldwide:

Far From the Heart is supported by a comprehensive educational package that includes an educational guide, teacher training, and in-class activities to help deliver the core curriculum in the areas of sexual health and violence prevention. Teachers who view the live streams with their classes can download the teacher’s guide for recommended pre- and post-show activities. For more info, contact sheatre[at]

This is the twelfth year that Sheatre, a Canadian professional community arts company located near Owen Sound, has produced Far From the Heart. For the first time, an intimacy director has joined the crew to ensure intimate scenes adhere to the highest standards of artistry and safety. Funded for the third year by the Ontario Arts Council (It’s Never Okay), the play engages and educates teens about the different forms of pressure and violence in dating relationships, exploring the issues that lie beneath this behaviour.”

For more information, please visit:

-from Sheatre
Read Sheatre’s profile in ArtBridges Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

SoCirc 5th Anniversary and Fundraising Event (Nov. 19, Toronto)

It’s SoCirC’s 5th birthday and we are having a Carnival to celebrate!

This event is also a fundraiser for our community programs which provide social support, inclusion, community and creative expression through circus arts for young people 16-29 living on the margins. Over the past year our community group has worked together learning to express, have fun, fail, succeed and to build trust & self-esteem. We will share a piece of this experience with you through our youth show “The Carnival of Life”! This is a CARNIVAL, so come in your favourite carney outfit and/or dress as YOU, however that looks.

Don’t miss this evening of carnival games, carnival food (popcorn, pogos, cotton candy, pizza…) , live music, fortune tellers, drinks (lemonade, beer, wine), a silent auction with exciting prizes, “The Carnival of Life” youth show followed by some of Toronto (and Winnipeg’s) best professional circus artists performing aerial silks, clown, drag, contortion, fire eating, staff and spinning hoops throughout the evening.

Come celebrate with us! Kids are welcome.

$15 in advance ($20 at the door)
$10 in advance ($15 at the door) artists or underemployed folks
$5 in advance ($10 at the door) kids
Packages including carnival tickets are also available.

This event will be ASL interpreted by Toronto Sign Language Interpreter Services.

Parking is available on site. Leave yourself time to find it as it can be a little tricky. It is in the building just north of where the Banksy exhibit was, around the back and says “raw space’ on the front.

We want you to come support our youth, enjoy and celebrate with us, so if fees are a barrier to your attendance please contact us directly and we can do our best to accommodate in advance as we have a few donated tickets to extend!

Please get in touch with any accessibility needs. Contact us directly : info[at] .

We are a charitable organization. Any package purchased for $20 or more, we will offer you a tax deductible receipt. All proceeds for this event will go to SoCirC to provide accessible social circus programming for Toronto young people living on the margins.

Mon, 19 November 2018
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST

Collective Space
221 Sterling Road, Studio 5
Toronto, ON M6P 3L4

Get tickets here: |

-shared by SoCirc

Exposition des Impatients à l’hôtel de ville de Montréal

“Le fruit du travail inspiré des Impatients qui, séduits par la personne qu’était Marilyn Monroe plus que par l’icône qui la cantonnait dans les canons de beauté, ont joué à redéfinir son portrait. C’est sa sensibilité à fleur de peau et sa vie tourmentée qui ont touché les participants plus que sa beauté mythique. À partir d’une estampe inspirée de l’œuvre d’Andy Warhol, les Impatients ont assemblé, peint et collé des découpures de magazines sur ce visage ancré dans l’imaginaire collectif afin de créer une nouvelle iconographie.

En repensant ce portrait, les Impatients dévoilent les mille et un autres visages que Marilyn aurait pu vouloir porter. Chacun des participants a transformé le sujet à sa manière, dévoilant ainsi chaque fois une part de sa propre histoire et de ses préoccupations. Bien que totalement métamorphosé d’une création à l’autre, il est fascinant d’observer que le modèle de départ n’est jamais loin. La fabrication d’une image est telle qu’il est souvent impossible de s’en défaire.”

Pour en savoir plus sur Les Impatients et leurs ateliers d’art-thérapie, cliquez ici.

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