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Outside Looking In’s 12th Annual Indigenous Youth Dance Show

“Please join us for Outside Looking In’s 12th annual performance on Thursday, May 23rd at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto!

Come and support Indigenous youth as they showcase dances they have been working hard to master since the fall. For our 2019 performance, we will have 150 youth onstage (our largest number yet!) from 13 communities, representing 4 provinces and 1 territory from across Canada.

In addition to the dance performance, each community will be highlighted through multimedia presentations, revealing the rich culture, beauty, resiliency and strength of Indigenous communities.

We look forward to seeing you at the performance!”

For more information and ticketing details, please visit

-from Outside Looking In
Read Outside Looking In’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Artists’ Health Alliance Presents Animating Artists’ Health (Toronto)

 “THURSDAY MARCH 14, 2019 @ 7 PM
OCAD University Room 190

A preview screening of eight short animations, created at TAIS over a short residency, that explore artists’ health & wellbeing.

RESTLESS – Tommy Truong
NOT MY TODAY – Emily Nixon
APPEARING FACES – Shelton Deverell
ACHES – Nikole Hidalgo McGregor
BURN OUT – Raoul Olou
MICHAEL – David Rendall
THIS BODY – Ess Joelle Kuzmiski

Trigger Warning: Animated films and Q&A discussion may contain sensitive content and/or potentially triggering material including issues of mental health, grief, death, and suicide.”

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

Neighbours Exhibition (Cambridge Art Galleries | Idea Exchange)

“Heather Majaury (Algonquin Anishinabekwe) moved to the Haldimand Tract in 2002. The descendant of historically unregistered Indigenous people and pioneer settlers she grew up in Algonquin traditional territory where most of her close and extended family still remain. She is a performing artist who privileges the community-based storytelling of lived experience as expert knowledge in her ongoing praxis. She believes that story-sharing (dibajmowinan) is a powerful tool that can be used in the service of ongoing reconciliation to help inform social policy and actions. Crucial to the work of developing resilient communities is the cultivation of common social memory while also respecting and learning from individual variance, difference and diversity within larger and more general narratives. She feels the spaces and tensions evoked between patterns and anomalies, chatter and silences as holding dynamic generative and transformative potential toward positive social change.

In Neighbours, Heather enlists the community in responding to the Truth & Reconciliation Commission Call To Action 93 through quilt making, story sharing another arts-based methods.

All are welcome to participate.


Family Quilt Square Making
Monday-Friday, 9:30am-3:30pm, QS Gallery
Drop by the gallery to make a square in our collaborative quilt, part of our Neighbours project happening throughout March.

Family Quilt Square Making – Special Edition
Thursday March 14, 6:00-8:00pm, QS Gallery
Newcomer and Indigenous families are invited to drop by the gallery to make a square in our collaborative quilt, part of our Neighbours project happening throughout March.

Tales of Turtle Island
Monday – Wednesday 3:45-4:45pm
Join Heather Majuary for a special story time with traditional tales of Turtle Island.

Sharing Circles
Join us every Thursday night during the Neighbours project for discussion and sharing led by Heather Majaury with special guests:
Thursday March 21, 6-8pm
Thursday March 28, 6-8pm
Thursday April 4, 6-8pm
Thursday April 11, 6-8pm

1 North Square, Cambridge, ON N1S 2K6

Admission is free and all are welcome.
For more information, visit, call 519.621.0460, follow on Twitter or on Facebook.”

For more information, please visit Cambridge Art Galleries | Idea Exchange’s website.

-from Cambridge Art Galleries | Idea Exchange
Photo: Hannah Lightfoot, Neighbours Participant. 2019. Photo by Sarah Bennett

Tilescapes Opening Exhibition (Jumblies Theatre, Toronto)

“In Fall 2018 ceramics artist, Parker Dirks, came weekly to The Ground Floor and worked with our artists and community participants to create ceramic tiles expressing landscapes mingling fantasy, memory and local surroundings.

These turned out so intricately and magnificently, that we have invited Parker back to finish the project through a residency this February at The Ground Floor.

Inspired by the tiles, Alex Eddington is creating collaborative vocal music and ambient soundscape created by ceramic fragments with our all-ages, all-abilities community choir, the Gather Round Singers, directed by Shifra Cooper, with accompanist Daev Clysdale.

Other Jumblies artists and associates – including Tijana Spasic, Jamie Oshkabewisens and Michelle Silagy – have been playing with ways to respond to and animate the tiles through sound, movement, storytelling, visual arts and live feed projections.

The opening of the Tilescapes will be an exhibition and performance event, and is FREE to the public.”

For more information, please visit Jumblies Theatre event page.

-from Jumblies Theatre
Read Jumblies’ Profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory & Map

The Circling Project (Myths and Mirrors Community Arts)

Myths and Mirrors Community Arts, in partnership with Sudbury Community Legal Clinic and NISA (Northern Initiative for Social Action), welcomes 2-Spirit advocate and storyteller TEDDY SYRETTE for the launch of The Circling Project.

The Circling Project is a new initiative from Myths and Mirrors to bring people together to connect over ART + ACTIVISM + COMMUNITY SOLIDARITY. For more information, contact mythsandmirrors[at]
NISA @ 36 Elgin St., 2nd Floor
No cost / Dinner provided
Wheelchair accessible / Everyone welcome

* Please note, NISA is a scent-free space

TEDDY SYRETTE (Ozhawa Anung Kwe/Yellow Star Woman) is a 2-Spirit, queer Indigenous advocate and storyteller of Baawaating First Nation. Teddy has a diploma in social service work – Indigenous specialization from Sault College. Their background also includes theatre, community development and bingo. Teddy currently works as a facilitator advocating on issues relating to 2-Spirit/QTIP (Queer-Trans Indigenous People). They currently live, laugh and love in Toronto.”

For more information, please visit Myths and Mirrors Community Arts event page.

-from Myths and Mirrors Community Arts

D’un œil différent, 14e édition (Montréal)

“D’un œil différent, 14e édition
Un évènement culturel : expositions et activités
Du 13 au 24 mars 2019

L’évènement D’un œil différent mettant à l’avant-scène des artistes émergents et professionnels ayant ou non, une déficience intellectuelle ou un trouble du spectre de l’autisme (DI-TSA) prendra place le 13 mars prochain à l’Écomusée du fier monde pour une 14e édition. Présenté dans le cadre de la Semaine québécoise de la déficience intellectuelle, D’un œil différent se déroule du 13 au 24 mars 2019, entrée libre.

C’est sous la coprésidence d’honneur de Jean-Marie Lapointe et de Simon Marcotte-Tremblay ainsi qu’en présence des co-porte-paroles de la Semaine québécoise de la déficience intellectuelle (SQDI) Gabrielle Marion-Rivard et Vincent-Guillaume Otis, que les œuvres seront dévoilées le mercredi 13 mars, entre 16 h et 19 h. Sculptures, peintures, photographies et installations interactives seront mises en lumière dans le cadre de cet évènement d’envergure. Certains artistes seront présents pour discuter de leurs inspirations. Beaucoup d’entre eux sont issus d’ateliers de création et d’arts visuels adaptés.

Cette édition annoncera également le lancement officiel d’une toute nouvelle exposition : la galerie D’un œil différent. Cette galerie virtuelle visera à faire connaitre les artistes exposants, en présentant durant toute l’année des œuvres qui pourront être achetées par le grand public.

D’un œil différent est un évènement culturel annuel qui rassemble plus de 200 artistes multidisciplinaires ayant, ou non, une DI-TSA, autour d’une exposition en arts visuels et d’une programmation variée, incluant des évènements d’ouverture et de clôture, des journées d’activités scolaires, des ateliers, des performances artistiques et des expositions hors murs.

D’un œil différent favorise la visibilité et la promotion du talent artistique des personnes vivant avec une DI-TSA. Il provoque aussi des réflexions et des échanges entre publics, artistes vivant avec ou sans déficience intellectuelle, dans le but de permettre à ces artistes de prendre leur place dans la communauté.

Entrée gratuite ! L’Écomusée du fier monde est situé au 2050 rue Amherst, à l’angle de la rue Ontario à Montréal | Métro Berri”

-source : L’Écomusée du fier monde

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