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Motivation Room: for community organizations, youth artists, grassroots leaders and entrepreneurs to come and get motivated to start working on any areas of artistic or community led practices they wish! (Toronto)

“The Motivation Room is a bi-weekly 3 hour session where ArtReachSKETCHCUE, in partnership with various community organizations, invite youth artists (13-29), grassroots leaders and entrepreneurs to come through and get motivated to start working on whatever areas of their artistic or community led practice they wish. The Motivation Room will be facilitated by staff from ArtReach and/or its partners to support you in getting past writer’s block, answering questions or getting feedback for your grants, building a budget or financial plan, putting together an artist statement and so much more. If you feed off the creative energy of others to get yourself started the Motivation Room is for you. Motivate yourself by joining us!”

For more information on the Motivation Room, please visit ArtReach.

-from ArtReach website
Read ArtReach’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-engaged Arts Directory & Map

Le sondage MakingItWork (WorkInCulture)

“Au nom de WorkInCulture, nous vous remercions de participer au sondage et de nous aider à comprendre plus en détail le portrait des carrières et des milieux de travail qui composent la communauté créative de l’Ontario.

Nous travaillons avec Nordicity, une firme de consultation avec qui nous avons créé le sondage MakingItWork, qui vous prendra environ 20 minutes à remplir. Nous vous encourageons à le partager avec vos amis, vos collègues et votre réseau!

En participant au sondage, vous nous permettrez de mieux comprendre les besoins et les priorités des travailleurs du secteur culturel de l’Ontario. La présente initiative aura un effet tangible sur la programmation, les services et le soutien offert à ces secteurs. Qui plus est, vous aurez la chance de participer au tirage d’une paire de billets pour la conférence WorkInCulture Creative Works, qui se tiendra le 10 mai 2019!

Remplissez le sondage!

Qui peut y participer?
Le sondage MakingItWork est ouvert à l’ensemble de la communauté créative de l’Ontario, qui comprend notamment les secteurs des arts, des industries culturelles, du patrimoine et des bibliothèques. Cela comprend :

  • les artistes individuels;
  • les travailleurs du secteur de la culture (qu’il s’agisse de travailleurs indépendants ou œuvrant pour un organisme);
  • des organisme sans but lucratif au service de la communauté créative, y compris les organismes au service des arts, les organismes d’affiliation, les associations de métiers, etc. ;
  • les industries culturelles, y compris les maisons de disques et de musique, les maisons d’édition de livres et de magazines, les sociétés de production cinématographique et télévisuelle, les studios de jeux vidéo, etc. ;
  • les institutions patrimoniales, y compris les musées, les sites naturels patrimoniaux, de même que leurs employés et les professionnels qui œuvrent sur le terrain (ex. les archéologues); et
  • le système de bibliothèques publiques de l’Ontario et ses employés.”

Pour en savoir plus, cliquez ici.

-source : WorkInCulture

Call for participation: MakingItWork Survey (WorkInCulture)

 

“WorkInCulture, working with Nordicity, has introduced the MakingItWork Survey – an in-depth look at the experiences of cultural workers, artists, and organizations in Ontario’s arts, culture, heritage and library sectors.

With MakingItWork, WorkInCulture is trying to get to the heart of what’s it’s really like to work in this sector. Whether you’re an artist, a worker at a cultural organization, a cultural organization, a library, a museum or a cultural industry company, we want to hear about opportunities and challenges that you face when dealing with topics like career growth, skills, training, hiring & retention, as well as diversity & equity.

The survey is available in both English and French, and the survey should take less than 20 minutes to complete.

Take the survey!

By participating in MakingItWork and sharing your story, you are helping WorkInCulture collect the data that will help build better programming and supports for you and the sector. Also, you will have the opportunity to enter into a draw to win a pair of tickets to the Creative Works Conference in Toronto on May 10, 2019.

Who can participate?
The MakingItWork survey is open to Ontario’s creative community as a whole, including the arts, cultural industries, heritage and library sectors. This includes:

  • Individual artists;
  • Cultural workers (whether you are self-employed or working for an organization);
  • Not-for-profit organizations serving the creative community, including arts service organizations, membership-based organizations, trade associations, etc;
  • The cultural industries, including record labels and music publishers, book and magazine publishers, film & television production companies, game studios, etc;
  • Heritage institutions, including museums, natural heritage sites, as well as their employees and professionals in the field (archaeologists, for example); and,
  • Ontario’s public library system and their employees.”

For more information, please visit: www.workinculture.ca

-from WorkInCulture

Submit your award nomination! / Soumettez votre candidature pour les prix honorifiques!

(Vous trouverez le message en français à la suite)
ArtBridges/ToileDesArts is now collecting nominations for the 4th Annual Recognition Awards for community-engaged arts initiatives, community partners and ArtBridges’ Member initiatives.

These awards will showcase remarkable work in community-engaged arts taking place in Canada. There are three categories:
1) Innovation 
2) Resiliency 
3) Creativity

One award will be given in each category. Each award-winning initiative will receive a certificate and $250 award as well as recognition on the ArtBridges hub. You can apply for one, two or all three, award categories. The awards jury will be comprised of three active leaders in community arts in Canada.

You are eligible to nominate your a community-engaged arts initiative that you are involved with or another that you think highly of. To be considered, please fill out the attached one-page nomination form http://goo.gl/forms/Unv1GClZHm and submit it back to ArtBridges by June 18, 2018

Past recipients include Blueprint PathwaysSarasvàti ProductionsOpen Field CollectiveDAREartsMUArtHeart Community Art Centre4Cs Foundation’s Art Bikers ProgramVIBE Arts and The Sustainable Thinking and Expression on Public Space Initiative (STEPS).

Please contact us at tiffany@artbridges.ca, or 416-691-7777 (toll-free: 1-877-278-3002) if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Tiffany Nyklickova
ArtBridges Membership Developer

& Seanna Connell
Project Director

ArtBridges/ToileDesArts lance un appel de candidatures pour la quatrième édition de ses Prix honorifiques annuels soulignant le travail remarquable de ses membres, des projets ou organismes d’art communautaires œuvrant au Canada.

Il y a trois catégories, pour chacune desquelles un prix sera remis :
1) Innovation
2) Résilience
3) Créativité

Chaque organisme ou projet gagnant recevra un certificat ainsi qu’un prix de 250 $ et sera publiquement reconnu sur le site de la ToileDesArts. Vous pouvez soumettre votre candidature pour les trois catégories ou pour une ou deux d’entre elles. Le jury sera composé de trois personnes jouant un rôle de leader dans le milieu de l’art communautaire au Canada.

Vous pouvez soumettre la candidature de l’organisme pour lequel vous travaillez ou avec lequel vous collaborez, ou celle d’un autre organisme que vous tenez en haute estime. Pour participer, veuillez remplir d’ici le 18 juin 2018 le formulaire d’une page accessible en cliquant sur ce lien : http://goo.gl/forms/smLYWhmDht

Voici les récipiendaires des années passées : Blueprint PathwaysSarasvàti ProductionsOpen Field CollectiveDAREartsMUArtHeart Community Art Centre4Cs Foundation’s Art Bikers ProgramVIBE Arts et The Sustainable Thinking and Expression on Public Space Initiative (STEPS).

Communiquez avec nous à l’adresse courriel tiffany@artbridges.ca ou au 416-691-7777 (sans frais : 1-877-278-3002) si vous avez des questions!

Chaleureusement,

Tiffany Nyklickova
Responsable de la campagne d’adhésion

& Seanna Connell
Directrice du projet

Submit your award nomination! / Soumettez votre candidature pour les prix honorifiques!

(Vous trouverez le message en français à la suite)
ArtBridges/ToileDesArts is now collecting nominations for the 4th Annual Recognition Awards for community-engaged arts initiatives, community partners and ArtBridges’ Member initiatives.

These awards will showcase remarkable work in community-engaged arts taking place in Canada. There are three categories:
1) Innovation 
2) Resiliency 
3) Creativity

One award will be given in each category. Each award-winning initiative will receive a certificate and $250 award as well as recognition on the ArtBridges hub. You can apply for one, two or all three, award categories. The awards jury will be comprised of three active leaders in community arts in Canada.

You are eligible to nominate your a community-engaged arts initiative that you are involved with or another that you think highly of. To be considered, please fill out the attached one-page nomination form http://goo.gl/forms/Unv1GClZHm and submit it back to ArtBridges by June 1, 2018

Past recipients include Blueprint Pathways, Sarasvàti Productions, Open Field Collective, DAREartsMUArtHeart Community Art Centre4Cs Foundation’s Art Bikers ProgramVIBE Arts and The Sustainable Thinking and Expression on Public Space Initiative (STEPS).

Please contact us at tiffany@artbridges.ca, or 416-691-7777 (toll-free: 1-877-278-3002) if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Tiffany Nyklickova
ArtBridges Membership Developer

& Seanna Connell
Project Director

ArtBridges/ToileDesArts lance un appel de candidatures pour la quatrième édition de ses Prix honorifiques annuels soulignant le travail remarquable de ses membres, des projets ou organismes d’art communautaires œuvrant au Canada.

Il y a trois catégories, pour chacune desquelles un prix sera remis :
1) Innovation
2) Résilience
3) Créativité

Chaque organisme ou projet gagnant recevra un certificat ainsi qu’un prix de 250 $ et sera publiquement reconnu sur le site de la ToileDesArts. Vous pouvez soumettre votre candidature pour les trois catégories ou pour une ou deux d’entre elles. Le jury sera composé de trois personnes jouant un rôle de leader dans le milieu de l’art communautaire au Canada.

Vous pouvez soumettre la candidature de l’organisme pour lequel vous travaillez ou avec lequel vous collaborez, ou celle d’un autre organisme que vous tenez en haute estime. Pour participer, veuillez remplir d’ici le 1 juin 2018 le formulaire d’une page accessible en cliquant sur ce lien : http://goo.gl/forms/smLYWhmDht

Voici les récipiendaires des années passées : Blueprint PathwaysSarasvàti ProductionsOpen Field CollectiveDAREartsMUArtHeart Community Art Centre4Cs Foundation’s Art Bikers ProgramVIBE Arts et The Sustainable Thinking and Expression on Public Space Initiative (STEPS).

Communiquez avec nous à l’adresse courriel tiffany@artbridges.ca ou au 416-691-7777 (sans frais : 1-877-278-3002) si vous avez des questions!

Chaleureusement,

Tiffany Nyklickova
Responsable de la campagne d’adhésion

& Seanna Connell
Directrice du projet

Join the Mentor Database for Toronto Arts Council’s Newcomer & Refugee Artist Mentorship Program

“Toronto Arts Council’s Newcomer and Refugee Artist Mentorship Program is seeking Toronto-based professional artists to join its mentor database. This program provides funding for newcomer and refugee professional artists to work with a Toronto-based arts mentor.

Why should you join? The program supports the integration and inclusion of newcomer and refugee artists to Toronto’s arts community. Successful applicant pairs will share a $10,000 grant to design and implement their mentorship.

Interested? Contact Rupal Shah, Strategic Programs Officer at rupal[at]torontoartscouncil.org

To learn more click here.”

-from Toronto Arts Council newsletter

Art Supplies Donations

Here at ArtBridges/ToileDesArts, we sometimes receive art donation inquiries from the public. While we do not accept art supplies donations directly, we can however help facilitate connections between individuals with art supplies donations and community arts initiatives by providing individuals with information about initiatives located near them.

If you are looking to donate art supplies and need help looking for community-engaged arts initiatives located around you, please get in touch with us at info@artbridges.ca

We recently received an unique donation inquiry from Iliana Sergeev, a designer and artist located in Toronto, looking to donate a piece previously created for an art show that was Wizard of Oz-themed.

About the Art Piece

“A black and white piece references the Wizard of Oz tornado scene. A unique, mobile suspended installation—a spotlight-lit exact model of Dorothy’s House, suspended decor which moves with the wind.”

If you’re interested in the piece and are located in Toronto, please get in touch with Iliana. You can send us an email at info@artbridges.ca and we can pass on your information or you can reach out to Iliana on Facebook or Instagram.

Annoncez vos offres d’emploi, de placement étudiant, de stage ou de bénévolat en art communautaire sur la ToileDesArts!

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Vous cherchez des employés, des collaborateurs, des stagiaires étudiants, des bénévoles?

Faites-le savoir sur la ToileDesArts!

Nous rejoignons beaucoup de monde dans le milieu de l’art communautaire, partout au Canada!

Pour diffuser vos offres d’emploi et autres dans le réseau de la ToileDesArts, et en particulier dans nos petites annonces (en pleine croissance!), envoyez un message à info@artbridges.ca en inscrivant “Petites annonces” dans l’objet.

Post your community arts initiatives’ opportunities for jobs, student placements, internships, or volunteer positions with ArtBridges!

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Do you have job opportunities, student placements or volunteer opportunities?
Send them to ArtBridges! We have wide readership with people in the community arts field from all across Canada! If you’d like us to circulate your opportunity through the ArtBridges network & in our growing Classifieds section, email us at info@artbridges.ca with “Classifieds” in the subject line.

Cartography 17: Creative Map-Making (ArtStarts)


Time to Make Your Map Toronto
In honour of Canada’s sesquicentennial (#Canada150) and Art Starts’ 25th anniversary, Art Starts is collaborating with artists and residents city-wide to craft a restorative and creative 10’ x 20’ map.

Art Starts, a pioneer in Toronto’s community arts sector, is celebrating 25 years of artistry while contributing to Canada’s 150th anniversary with their city-wide project: Cartography 17. Launching on June 5th, the project will create a map of Toronto with a vision that is restorative, collaborative and inclusive.

Cartography 17 will use a multifaceted approach to map-making by collaborating with artists, Indigenous storytellers, a cartographer and residents of local communities – with a focus on underserved areas of Toronto.

This hands-on form of expression will use a variety of artistic media to create a map that uniquely celebrates the cultures, communities and neighbourhoods that comprise Toronto’s rich history.

Cartography 17 map animator, Daniel Rotsztain – The Urban Geographer, will create the physical foundation of the map including geography, geology, infrastructure, landmarks across Toronto and First Nations’ histories.

Cartography 17 envisions a new kind of map-making, one that is a diverse, multimedia collection of stories and experiences from people, places and spaces that are often not represented in our city.

The collective of artists, along with the map, will tour communities city-wide alongside an Indigenous storyteller to acknowledge and honour the land we reside upon through traditional Indigenous storytelling practices.

The final map will act as a Toronto legacy – developed in honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary – and will be exhibited in spaces such as Toronto City Hall, libraries and galleries across the Greater Toronto Area.

Key Project Phases:

  1. June 5th, 2017– Launch & mural foundation; drawing and indigenous consultation @ Art Starts Studios
  2. July-Oct., 2017– Site visits begin; touring & 90 hours of community engaged art workshops at Toronto Community Housing enclaves and other locations city-wide
  3. Nov. 23rd, 2017 – Public unveiling at Art Starts Fundraiser followed by exhibitions, final installation reveal and exhibitions city-wide.

About Art Starts
Art Starts is an award-winning charitable, not-for-profit organization that uses the arts as a vehicle to encourage social change in Toronto’s underserved neighbourhoods. Bringing professional artists and communities together to work across all artistic disciplines, Art Starts combines the best practices of hands-on community consultation with a collaborative art-making approach and sound organizational and administrative support.

ArtStarts.net – (Temporary website) | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Funding Acknowledgement

This initiative is made possible by the community fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between The Toronto Foundation, the government of Canada and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.”

-submitted by Art Starts
Read Art Starts’ profile in our Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map