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Profil à découvrir : Ruche d’art du Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal / The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Art Hive

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.

Ruche d’art du Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal : Créée en collaboration avec le Département de thérapie par les arts de l’Université Concordia, la Ruche d’art du MBAM est un espace de création libre ou semi-dirigée qui met gratuitement du matériel artistique et des matériaux recyclés à la disposition des participants.

Nous vous invitons à lire le profil complet d’Ruche d’art du Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal dans notre répertoire de l’art communautaire.


The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Art Hive : Created in collaboration with the Department of Creative Arts Therapy at Concordia University, the MMFA Art Hive is a place for free or semi-guided creative activity, with art supplies and recycled materials provided free of charge to the participants.”

To read more about The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Art Hive, please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Profile Highlight: The Possibility Fund (Prologue to the Performing Arts)

As ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory grows, we realize that it’s a bit overwhelming to read through all of the profiles. We’re hoping that by occasionally highlighting some profiles on our blog, you may learn about an initiative that you may not have initially seen in the directory. Also, if you know of a Canadian community-engaged arts for social change initiative that isn’t in our directory, but should be, please let us know! We love and need your input/feedback in building this resource! -Lisa, Content Coordinator at ArtBridges.

“Established in 2005 in response to a lack of arts programming available for young people in communities across Ontario, the Possibility Fund subsidizes performances and workshops in schools that are identified as under-served by district school boards.

The Possibility Fund addresses issues of equity caused by limited school arts budgets, inadequate fundraising capacity at schools in under-served communities and marginalization of young people due to their socio-economic status, cultural background or other factors.

Currently involving a partnership with the Toronto District School Board and also reaching some schools outside of the GTA, Prologue is seeking to expand this initiative to engage young people in under-served, Northern and rural communities across Ontario.

Prologue to the Performing Arts (Prologue) is a not-for-profit charitable organization that facilitates access to high-quality performing arts experiences in schools and communities across Ontario. In 2017, Prologue celebrated 50 years of reaching young people through engaging and impactful performances and workshops in dance, theatre, music, storytelling, spoken word poetry and more.

Prologue supports a diverse roster of 40 artists and companies who bring the very best in live performance to Ontario schools.”

To read more about The Possibility Fund and Prologue, please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Profile Highlight: Margaret’s – Expressive Arts

As ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory grows, we realize that it’s a bit overwhelming to read through all of the profiles. We’re hoping that by occasionally highlighting some profiles on our blog, you may learn about an initiative that you may not have initially seen in the directory. Also, if you know of a Canadian community-engaged arts for social change initiative that isn’t in our directory, but should be, please let us know! We love and need your input/feedback in building this resource! -Lisa, Content Coordinator at ArtBridges.

“Since 2014, Margaret’s Expressive Arts Group has held space for modelling healthy relationships through community building activities such as creative writing, table top plays, call and response songs about our day, dance challenges, community painting, banner-making to celebrate diverse cultures/events, art exhibitions and the drumming group. In the walking group we pay attention to the changes in the neighbourhood, seasons and ourselves as we head to other Drop-Ins to visit. We have partnered with the Toronto Animated Image Society on an animated movie. We support community projects as well.”

To read more about Margaret’s Expressive Arts Group, please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Profile Highlight: Room 217 – Care through Music (Port Perry, ON)

As ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory grows, we realize that it’s a bit overwhelming to read through all of the profiles. We’re hoping that by occasionally highlighting some profiles on our blog, you may learn about an initiative that you may not have initially seen in the directory. Also, if you know of a Canadian community-engaged arts for social change initiative that isn’t in our directory, but should be, please let us know! We love and need your input/feedback in building this resource! -Lisa, Content Coordinator at ArtBridges.

Room 217 is a music-based health arts social enterprise. We provide an innovative approach to health and well-being called music care. Music care enhances quality of life and improves the care experience. Room 217 collaborates with other music-based organizations and practices advancing music as a more primary approach to well-being. We are interested in learning from other arts-based organizations that are planning to or have scaled nationally.”

To read more about Room 217, please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Profil à découvrir : Espace Transition (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.

Espace Transition (ET) désigne une famille de programmes d’intervention par l’art visant à favoriser le mieux-être et l’adaptation psychosociale de jeunes aux prises avec des problèmes de santé mentale ou physique, ainsi qu’à diminuer leur stigmatisation par la participation de jeunes du même age sans difficulté particulière. Développés par le CHU Ste-Justine, animés par des artistes, supervisés par des cliniciens et évalués par des chercheurs, les programmes ET se déroulent sur des sessions de 12 semaines à l’automne ou à l’hiver et réunissent des groupes de 10 à 15 jeunes par session. Chaque session se termine par une œuvre collective présentée devant public. Les programmes sont offerts hors les unités de soins, le soir ou les fins de semaine. Un accompagnateur clinique est présent en tout temps et assure le relais avec les équipes traitantes.
Ils sont gratuits, reposant sur de précieux partenariats avec des institutions culturelles de renom et des donateurs engagés. ”

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

Profile Highlight: UforChange (Toronto)

As ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory grows, we realize that it’s a bit overwhelming to read through all of the profiles. We’re hoping that by occasionally highlighting some profiles on our blog, you may learn about an initiative that you may not have initially seen in the directory. Also, if you know of a Canadian community-engaged arts for social change initiative that isn’t in our directory, but should be, please let us know! We love and need your input/feedback in building this resource! -Lisa, Content Coordinator at ArtBridges.

UforChange started in 2009 as a response to the increasing need for youth arts programs in the St. James Town neighbourhood. Since then, UforChange has been mentoring young people in the pursuit of their artistic passions through a spectrum of arts programs and workshops. Our programs are unique in the sense that we provide youth not only with foundational skills, but also access to: professional mentors, industry volunteer and employment opportunities, a sense of community, education support, and more. Initially serving young people from St. James Town, UforChange has grown to serve Regent Park and the Greater Toronto Area.”

To read more about UforChange, please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Profil à découvrir : L’Académie des arts Trouve ta voie (Saint-Eustache, QC)

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.

L’Académie des arts Trouve ta voie croit en la capacité des personnes différentes à développer leurs aptitudes artistiques et à s’épanouir à travers l’art. Elle favorise le dépassement de soi, le développement de nouveaux liens d’amitié entre les participants, le tout dans le plaisir et le respect.”

Nous vous invitons à lire le profil complet de L’Académie des arts Trouve ta voie dans notre répertoire de l’art communautaire.

Profile Highlight: Green Light Arts

As ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory grows, we realize that it’s a bit overwhelming to read through all of the profiles. We’re hoping that by occasionally highlighting some profiles on our blog, you may learn about an initiative that you may not have initially seen in the directory. Also, if you know of a Canadian community-engaged arts for social change initiative that isn’t in our directory, but should be, please let us know! We love and need your input/feedback in building this resource! -Lisa, Content Coordinator at ArtBridges.

Green Light Arts is a not-for-profit theatre company based in Waterloo Region. We produce bold, contemporary, provocative theatrical productions in traditional and non-traditional spaces; we run arts education programming for youth; as well as connect to our community through outreach and engagement events that seek to inspire people into action and make the world a better place.”

To read more about Green Light Arts, please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Profile Highlight: The Acorn Arts Project (Toronto)

As ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory grows, we realize that it’s a bit overwhelming to read through all of the profiles. We’re hoping that by occasionally highlighting some profiles on our blog, you may learn about an initiative that you may not have initially seen in the directory. Also, if you know of a Canadian community-engaged arts for social change initiative that isn’t in our directory, but should be, please let us know! We love and need your input/feedback in building this resource! -Lisa, Content Coordinator at ArtBridges.

The Acorn Arts Project is a site-based community outreach art organization which runs free, weekly, drop-in arts programs for residents of 220 Oak St. as well as members of the Regent Park neighbourhood.”

To read more about The Acorn Arts Project, please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Profile Highlight: Art Forms Youth Art Studio (Hamilton)

As ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory grows, we realize that it’s a bit overwhelming to read through all of the profiles. We’re hoping that by occasionally highlighting some profiles on our blog, you may learn about an initiative that you may not have initially seen in the directory. Also, if you know of a Canadian community-engaged arts for social change initiative that isn’t in our directory, but should be, please let us know! We love and need your input/feedback in building this resource! -Lisa, Content Coordinator at ArtBridges.

Art Forms Youth Art Studio works with youth to build their skills, community, and future through the arts. We are an arts organization driven by youth. We work with youth who face barriers. ”

To read more about Art Forms Youth Art Studio, please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map