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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

Profile Highlight: ArtBeat Studio Inc. (Winnipeg)

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.

Artbeat Studio Inc. is a unique community based, peer directed program that provides social supports, working art studio and gallery space, and mentorship for individuals living with mental illness for the purpose of recovery and empowerment. Artbeat Studio is a non-profit registered charity committed to decreasing stigma and discrimination that coincides with mental illness and poverty through positive action, mental health education and advocacy.”

To read more about Artbeat Studio Inc., please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Profile Highlight: FOXY (Fostering Open eXpression among Youth) & SMASH (Strength, Masculinities, and Sexual Health)

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.

FOXY (Fostering Open eXpression among Youth) and SMASH (Strength, Masculinities, and Sexual Health) are revolutionary ways of working with Indigenous and Northern youth to promote mental and sexual health and healthy relationships. Facilitators strive to pass on practical tools designed to aid youth in making decisions that are right for them, even in the most difficult situations.

FOXY/SMASH use traditional beading, theatre, digital storytelling, Inuit/Dene games, traditional drumming, photography, and music to help youth express their knowledge, opinions, and questions in a supportive and creative environment. With a strong focus on sexual health and empowered decision-making, participants across the North get to understand their own cues and build knowledge through engaging, arts based activities.

Since January 2012, FOXY has reached over 2500 female-identifying youth in more than 35 NWT, Nunavut, and Yukon communities through over 200 workshops and 8 Peer Leader Retreats that have brought together over 200 Northern and Indigenous young FOXY Peer Leaders. Since it’s inception in May 2016, SMASH has reached an additional 1000 male-identifying youth through our school programming and two Peer Leader Retreats.”

To read more about FOXY (Fostering Open eXpression among Youth) & SMASH (Strength, Masculinities, and Sexual Health), please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Profil à découvrir : Collectif BUS 123 – Babellodrome (Toronto)

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.

Babellodrome, course folle vers un monde vidé de sens.

Le présentait en 2015 quatre représentations d’une pièce multimédia et multilingue, Babelle et Barbarie (B+B). Depuis, nous voulons l’adapter en projet participatif pour inciter une plus grande interactivité du public et lui donner l’occasion d’être co-créateur.

L’objectif est de fournir des expériences artistiques qui se traduiront par un contact réel entre communautés diversifiées. La participation du public se fera lors d’une procession à laquelle il sera invité à suivre les membres du collectif et un chœur d’une vingtaine de personnes. La procession procédera le long d’un parcours prédéterminé. Elle s’arrêtera à plusieurs “stations créatrices” où des scènes adaptées de B+B se dérouleront. Le public sera invité à intervenir en se joignant aux activités artistiques : chant, création de rythmes, textures sonores et partage d’anecdotes personnelles sous forme d’entrevues. Le projet incitera différents groupes à collaborer et accroître leur liens.”

Nous vous invitons à lire le profil complet de Collectif BUS 123 – Babellodrome dans notre répertoire de l’art communautaire.