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2019 Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival

“Community Arts Council of Vancouver presents the third annual Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival (VOAF) offering visual and performing artists facing social exclusion and other barriers opportunities for exhibition and sales, performance and participation, connection and learning. VOAF is Canada’s first and only festival for Outsider Art, which is represented by significant fairs and museums globally. The artists may be self-taught or trained: they are all devoted to their creative practices, and come from a point of view that is outside the mainstream art world trends.

The 3-day free festival takes place at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre from August 9-11, 2019, and includes 150+ exhibiting and performing artists as well as organizational partners, free public workshops, and hundreds of artworks on display and for sale, alongside aerial silk acrobatics, Cantonese opera, intergenerational dance, wild live performances, and a range of musical stylings throughout the weekend.”

Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews
Corner of Davie & Pacific
Yaletown, Vancouver, BC

For more information about the festival, please visit

-from CACV website
Read Community Arts Council of Vancouver’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory & Map

Cuisine ta ville 2019 (ATSA, Montréal)

“L’événement artistique et social Cuisine ta ville 2019 nous invite à une rencontre avec des personnes réfugiées et immigrantes qui composent le tissu social de Montréal.

Au cœur du Quartier des Spectacles, la mise en scène nous immerge dans un monde qui évoque le périple de la fuite. Une enfilade d’abris de type tempo nous rappelle certains camps de réfugiés. Sous les tempos et dans l’espace public se partagent les souvenirs de celles et ceux qui ont parfois dû quitter précipitamment leur maison dans des conditions de détresse inimaginables pour reconstruire leur vie ici.

Parcours d’art, expositions, spectacles arts vivants, films, conférences, témoignages, ateliers, partys de cuisine et rencontres bouleversantes « le Temps d’une Soupe » : Cuisine ta ville offre une expérience multidisciplinaire afin de mieux connaître les réfugié.e.s ou immigrant.e.s de toutes les générations.

Comment vit-on l’exode avec le regard d’un enfant ou celui d’un retraité ? Quels rôles jouent ces différences sur la construction de nos identités ? Cette année, les personnes réfugiées ou immigrantes se révéleront sous le prisme des âges de la vie.

Cette seconde édition propose une réflexion sur ce qui s’en vient dans le contexte international actuel et fait écho aux grandes questions d’actualité : la légitimé de la loi 9 sur l’immigration et de la loi 21 sur la laïcité, la place des immigrant.e.s politiques, économiques et climatiques dans la société d’accueil.


+ 50 artistes engagés sur la thématique de la migration
+ 25 conférencier.e.s et témoignant.e.s
+ 10 films et documentaires
+ 15 activités pour toute la famille
+ 40 animat.eur.rice.s de “Party de cuisine” du monde entier
+ 7 volets de programmation :

Cuisine ta ville – Parcours d’art
Cuisine ta ville – Spectacles et performances
Cuisine ta ville – Conférences et témoignages
Cuisine ta ville – Films et documentaires
Cuisine ta ville – Ateliers et camps de jour
Cuisine ta ville – Partys de cuisine
Cuisine ta ville – Le Temps d’une Soupe

Détail de la programmation à consulter sur notre site internet :

-diffusé par ATSA
Lire le profil d’ATSA dans notre répertoire et carte de l’art communautaire au Canada

Workshop: Drop-in arts workshops at SKETCH for Trans*, Non-Binary & 2-Spirit Youth

“An artful drop-in space for Trans, 2-Spirit, and non-binary youth. We aim to create a sense of community through discussion, art, and just hanging out. Talk, vent, discuss, and make art!

*To participate, you only need to identify as Trans. There is no need to use any specific pronouns or to be transitioning physically.

For more info or questions, email sevi[at]”

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

Outside Looking In: 120 Indigenous Students From Across The Country Gather in Toronto for the Ultimate Dance Performance

Presented by Outside Looking In, the 12th Annual “Indigenous Youth Dance Show” takes place at Toronto’s Sony Centre, Thursday, May 23rd

– Tickets on sale now –

“In Indigenous communities across Canada, students have been preparing for the performance of their lives since the beginning of the school year. All of their hard work, dedication and creativity culminates with the 12th Annual Indigenous Youth Dance Show—presented by Outside Looking In—at Toronto’s Sony Centre for the Performing Arts on Thursday, May 23rdOutside Looking In is a national-based organization that offers a high school accredited dance program for Indigenous youth in grades 7-12.
Using dance as a catalyst, the charitable organization pairs some of Canada’s hippest choreographers with participating schools in which the students are inspired to pursue education, engage in self-expression, and celebrate empowerment.

“At first glance, Outside Looking In is about dancing, but it also offers these students the opportunity to change their lives,” says CEO Melanie Hurley. “From one community and five dancers, we’ve grown to 13 communities and 120 dancers!” Hurley adds that 96% of those participants eligible to graduate have successfully completed high school – compared to the national Indigenous high school graduation average of 36%.
After being assessed on academic progress, attendance, dance performance and behaviour, successful students will travel to the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation camp in St. George, Ontario two weeks in advance of the Indigenous Youth Dance Show, where they engage in daily rehearsals, camp activities and team building exercises to prepare for their performances.

Two shows are scheduled for May 23rd at 11am and 7pm. Tickets are $5 to $25 each (plus fees), and are available online through, and boxoffice[at], by phone at 1-855-985-2787 or 416-368-6161 x1, and in person at the Sony Centre Box Office located at 27 Front Street East.

2018/2019 Participating Communities
Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School, ONGarden Hill First Nation, MBGrassy Narrows First Nation, ONIqaluit District Education Authority, NULac La Croix First Nation, ONMembertou First Nation, NSPenticton Indian Band, BCPikangikum First Nation, ONPinaymootang First Nation, MBSt. Theresa Point First Nation, MBSoutheast Collegiate, MBWasagamack First Nation, MBWebequie First Nation, ON

2018/2019 Choreographers
Eugene “GeNie” Baffoe/Winnipeg, MBMark Dela Cruz/Winnipeg, MBJordan Fassina/Vancouver, BCJessica LaRusic/Sydney, NSAshley Pengelley, Toronto, ONNeil Robles/Cambridge, ONSharlyne Santos/Winnipeg, MBQueenie Seguban/Toronto, ONNathan Tiangson/Toronto, ONTaylor Trudeau/Winnipeg, MBNino Vicente/Toronto, ON

About Outside Looking In
Founded in 2007, Outside Looking In is a nationally registered charitable organization that aims to empower Indigenous youth through the transformative art of dance, while they pursue education, increase their mental and physical health and engage in self-expression.”

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

Workshops – Creating Artists’ Health: Poetic Heartwork (Artists’ Health Alliance)

“Award winning artist and poet Timaj Garad will lead a 5-week series of workshops at the Aga Khan Museum on Saturdays, 2-4 pm from March 9 -April 6, 2019. The Poetic HeARTwork series cultivates well-being by deepening creative writing and wellness practices anchored in self-love; including body, mind, emotional, and spiritual domains, and strengthening our capacity towards radical self and community care. Participants in this program are invited to a deeper exploration of how poetry can inform and enhance their own well-being. The final session will focus on strengthening participants’ capacity towards radical self and community care and engage participants in a collaborative process of extending self-love to create thriving, resilient communities. This series is open to 15 artists of all disciplines and will focus on the following themes:

Week 1 – March 9 : Poetic Body Wisdom

Week 2 – March 16 : Teaching the Mind what the Heart knows

Week 3 – March 23 : The Balance of Letting go and Letting in

Week 4 – March 30 : Finding Purpose in the Poetic

Week 5 – April 6 : Heart to Heartwork: Re-imagining Community

March 9, 16, 23, 30 and April 6, 2019
Aga Khan Museum, 2-4 pm
Series of 5 workshops: $35″

For more information, please visit Artists’ Health Alliance

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

The Age is More Film Program: a documentary filmmaking workshop that brings young people and seniors together (Regina)

The Age is More Film Program is a documentary filmmaking workshop that brings young people and seniors together in a creative collaboration to produce short documentary films on the theme of home.

      In this FREE program, you will:    

          • Learn how to plan, shoot, and edit a short film
• Work creatively with a small group of peers
• Help tell the stories of elders in your community
• Have a ridiculous amount of fun!

Ten young people (13-29 yrs old) will be chosen to participate in this project. We are looking for young people who are excited about filmmaking and interested in using film for social change.  We welcome any level of experience!

Your films will be featured at a red carpet gala after the program, submitted to the Reel Youth Film Festival, and distributed on AgeIsMore.comYouTube and the Reel Youth website.

This is an inclusive program and is open to all identities. We welcome people of all abilities, ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, and socio-economic conditions.”

For more information, please visit:

-from Reel Youth website

Job Opportunity: Indigenous Project Coordinator (Sarasvàti Productions, Winnipeg)

“We are hiring an Indigenous Project Coordinator for a new initiative.

Sarasvàti Productions is an independent theatre company with a vision to transform society through theatre. We are about to embark on a new project using the arts to share the stories of Indigenous youth with a goal to explore the effects of colonization and the meaning of reconciliation. We are excited to be able to welcome to the team an Indigenous Project Coordinator for this initiative. The Project Coordinator will work on a contract basis from late January 2019 to early May 2020. This role is primarily administrative in nature, managing logistics rather than undertaking creative work. The Project Coordinator’s main responsibilities will include:

  • overseeing all logistical aspects of the project
  • regularly reporting to the full staff team, Indigenous Advisory Committee and the Board
  • managing communication with multiple partner organizations
  • implementing recommendations from consultation circles
  • recruiting and contracting artists, Elders, Knowledge Keepers and other participants
  • planning workshop sessions for story gathering
  • working with the team to coordinate logistical elements for public presentations
  • overseeing follow-up with community groups, potential partners and other arts organizations
  • assisting with outreach and networking
  • helping realize the goals of the initiative including archiving the process and putting plans in place for long-term implementation of new processes.

Sarasvàti Productions is committed to employment equity and actively encourages applications from all Indigenous candidates. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit.

We are in the early stages of developing this 18-month project. The rate of pay and weekly hours will be negotiated to match the ideal candidate’s experience and availability. The position will be based out of the Sarasvàti Productions’ office at 242 Cathedral Avenue, but with the flexibility to work off-site.

For more information on the listing, please visit: For more information on the company please visit: To apply please forward your resume and cover letter by e-mail only to info[at]

Deadline for application is January 30th or when the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those shortlisted will be contacted. Please note the position is dependent on funding.”

-from Sarasvàti Productions

Workshop: Reframing Relations (False Creek Community Centre, Vancouver)

Reframing Relations brings artists and the public together for arts-based dialogue about reconciliation in Canada. In this three part workshop, one Indigenous and one non-Indigenous artist-facilitator collaborate to design an artistic process for participants that will engage with themes such as identity, culture, history, and relationship with land and with each other. People of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds are invited to join this open exploration, which may include elements of visual arts, dance and movement, poetry and storytelling, and more. No artistic experience required, simply a willingness to be open-minded and hearted!

January 25, February 1 & February 08 – 11:00 AM-2:00 PM PST”

For more information, please visit False Creek Community Centre’s website

-from Community Arts Council of Vancouver

Profil à découvrir : Coup d’éclats (Montréal)

À mesure que notre répertoire de l’art communautaire prend de l’ampleur, nous réalisons qu’il devient un peu lourd de parcourir tous les profils… Nous avons donc pensé qu’en soulignant certains profils dans notre blogue, de temps à autre, nous vous permettrions de découvrir des projets que vous n’auriez pas encore vus. Merci de nous informer si vous connaissez des projets ou des organismes d’art communautaires canadiens qui ne se trouvent pas encore dans notre répertoire. Cette ressource se construit grâce à vos contributions! -l’équipe d’ArtBridges/ToileDesArts.

Coup d’éclats réalise des projets de médiation, de collaboration et de co.création mettant en relation des artistes professionnel.le.s et des populations vivant différentes formes de marginalisation sociale. À travers des activités d’expression et de réflexion critique, offertes dans un cadre de travail non-hiérarchique axé sur la prise de décision consensuelle, nous réalisons des œuvres pluridisciplinaires à caractère social et politique. ”

Nous vous invitons à lire le profil complet de Coup d’éclats dans notre répertoire de l’art communautaire.

2nd annual Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival (August 10-12)

“The Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival (VOAF) offers visual and performing artists facing social exclusion and other barriers opportunities for exhibition and sales, performance and participation, connection and learning. The 3-day free festival takes place at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre from August 10-12, 2018, and includes individual artists as well as organizational partners, workshops for artists and the public, and hundreds of artworks on display and for sale, alongside live art and other performance forms.  Our primary values are inclusion and active participation towards strengthening a sense of community and creative citizenship among participants and the public.

Early opportunities to get involved include:

VOAF Organization Partners work with us to include an existing community of outsider artists in the festival in a group show format. We want to connect with those serving socially excluded artists as part of our ongoing work at CACV. Contact details below.

VOAF Organizing Committee meets every 2-4 weeks over the next 6 months and contributes to the planning, outreach, selection of artists, plus performance and exhibition design for the festival. Time commitment is flexible depending on availability. Committee volunteers are also encouraged to participate in the running of the event itself. Great opportunity to help develop a still-new festival in its second year after a successful 2017 launch. Encouraging POC, LGBTQ, Indigenous, youth, community artists and the disability arts community to help us build a festival that is even more vibrant and represents our city! Contact us by January 30. Details below.

Performing Artists in any form who self-identify as outsiders are invited to submit a short description of your performance (30-60 minutes) for early consideration. Performances can range from indoor, theatre-style seating with basic lighting/video/sound to outdoor, roving, interactive or participatory works. Fees will be paid. This is an open call and will be followed by a programming/curation process based on the proposals received. Apply by January 26 for early consideration: there will be a second artist call and application process. Application must include a 250 word bio of the artist or group and a link to a video or website of your proposed or a representative past work.”

-from CACV website
Read Community Arts Council of Vancouver’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory & Map