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

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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

Input Needed: Indigenous Culture Fund (Ontario Arts Council)

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“Ontario is creating a new fund to support Indigenous cultural expression and ways of life. The new fund is part of Ontario’s response to the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. We thank the Commission and all the survivors who shared their stories for pointing the way forward.

Launching in 2017, the Indigenous Culture Fund (ICF) is designed to support community-centred Indigenous cultural activities. The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport and the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) are hosting engagement meetings for Indigenous individuals, organizations and community members across Ontario to learn about ICF and provide input on the proposed program design. The fund will be administered by OAC and the application process will open in the summer, with a fall deadline for submissions. It will support activities starting in 2018.

Learn more about engagement meetings for Indigenous individuals, organizations and community members.
Before the fund is launched, we want Indigenous community feedback on:

  1. The name and the goals of the fund.
  2. The criteria for who can apply and what they can apply for.
  3. The process applicants will use to apply for funding.
  4. The assessment process that OAC will use to make decisions, including the selection process for assessment panels.
  5. The reporting and evaluation process applicants will be asked to follow.
  6. How to best support applicants and any other comments to help ensure the success of the fund.

 

Learn more about the proposed program framework

Provide input on the proposed framework

-from Ontario Arts Council website

ArtBridges Blog Evaluation Survey / Sondage d’évaluation du blogue de ToileDesArts

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As you know, you receive ArtBridges’ blog regularly. Evaluating what we are doing well and what we could be doing better is very important to us. As such, we are now sending you a link to a very short, confidential survey that asks for your feedback on the blog and also our website. The survey will take no more than 3 minutes to do. Please help us by completing the survey now. Choose either the English or French link below to get started and thank you for your time!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ABBLOG

Il est très important pour nous d’évaluer nos bons coups ainsi que ce que nous pourrions faire mieux, c’est pourquoi nous aimerions avoir votre rétroaction sur notre blogue et notre site Web. Nous vous invitons donc à remplir dès maintenant un très bref sondage confidentiel. Cela prend moins de trois minutes! Vous pouvez choisir le lien en français ou en anglais. Merci beaucoup!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ABBLOGFR

ArtBridges/ToileDesArts’ Year One Evaluation Report

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Executive Summary
“Everyone has energy and big spirit when they come together…they tell compelling stories. It is more than the sharing of the resources. They are glad we are here….” – Staff

Introduction
Founded in 2008, ArtBridges is a hub and forum for connection for anyone interested in or active in community-engaged arts and arts for social change in Canada. ArtBridges informs people about and connects them with community-engaged arts initiatives. ArtBridges aims to improve access to arts and art-making for Canadians.

In December 2013, ArtBridges received a 3-year grant from the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation. Part of the grant funding was designated to conducting a comprehensive evaluation of ArtBridges. As such, an external evaluator, Radha Nayar of Nayar Consulting, was contracted to conduct an evaluation in the summer of 2014. This report provides the results of the evaluation in Year One. It also includes recommendations for further actions that ArtBridges can explore.

View ArtBridges/ToileDesArts – Year One Evaluation Report here: