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Conseils et outils de la ToileDesArts no 6 : Cinq recommandations pour créer une galerie communautaire inclusive

ToileDesArts a interviewé Dayna Rainville, du Conseil des arts d’Algoma, à propos du projet Miinikaan et du démarrage de la galerie d’art communautaire Dawaa Dazhi. Ses recommandations portent sur l’importance de commencer par établir des liens interpersonnels, d’être à l’écoute de son milieu et de garder son sens de l’humour. L’article qui suit donnera aussi un aperçu du travail préparatoire de la dernière exposition.

Membre de la nation crie de Missanabie, Dayna Rainville coordonne le projet de la galerie communautaire Dawaa Dazhi, où elle joue aussi le rôle de curatrice. Cette galerie est située dans les locaux du Conseil des arts d’Algoma, au 369 rue Queen Est à Sault-Sainte-Marie. Le nom de la galerie signifie en anishinaabemowin « il y a de la place ici ».

Voici un extrait de l’article:

1. CRÉEZ UN MILIEU INCLUSIF FAVORABLE À L’EXPÉRIMENTATION

La galerie Dawaa Dazhi est ouverte à des personnes de tous les niveaux artistiques, qu’elles soient établies en tant qu’artistes ou en début de carrière, ou même si elles ne savent pas si elles veulent vraiment se lancer professionnellement dans le domaine des arts. C’est un lieu où l’on peut s’exercer, expérimenter et échouer sans grand risque. Chaque mois, la galerie présente le travail de quatre artistes, selon une approche « premiers arrivés, premiers servis ». Il n’y a pas de restrictions géographiques ni de limite d’âge ; des jeunes de dix ans ont lancé des idées et ont reçu à la galerie le même accueil que s’il s’était agi d’artistes professionnels aguerris. Il est important que les organismes qui souhaitent mettre sur pied une galerie communautaire en fassent un lieu pour s’exercer, recevoir de l’aide d’autres artistes et essayer des choses. Dayna recommande d’aller à la rencontre des gens là où ils se tiennent, en personne, et de ne pas hésiter à demander de l’aide par l’entremise des médias sociaux.

Conseils et outils de la ToileDesArts no6 : Cinq recommandations pour créer une galerie communautaire inclusive

La série 2017 d’ArtBridges/ToileDesArts a été réalisée grâce au soutien financier de la Fondation Trillium de l’Ontario et traduite en français grâce au programme d’appui à l’interprétation et à la traduction du ministère du Patrimoine canadien.

Pour plus de ressources et outils GRATUITS comme celui-ci, consultez  www.artbridges.ca/learning/learning_resources

crédit : Dayna Rainville

 

Resource Highlight | Arts Equity Video Series: Principle #5, Sustainability

Arts Equity Video Series: Principle #5, Sustainability
Neighbourhood Arts Network | ON | 2017

“In this 5th video in a series of 5, learn how inclusive and mutual support can sustain individuals and collectives in community arts practices.

Visit this page to access the accompanying worksheet for this video and the rest of videos from the rest of the Arts Equity series.

Video by: Meredith Stapon

Meredith Stapon is a creative force and recent graduate from York University. Following her Connecticut upbringing, Meredith returned home to Toronto, where she has found inspiration in the arts community. With experience throughout multiple disciplines, she currently finds peace combining traditional approaches with contemporary technologies.”

Click through the ArtBridges Resource Portal to learn more.

Resource Highlight | Arts Equity Video Series: Principle #4, Embeddedness

Arts Equity Video Series: Principle #4, Embeddedness
Neighbourhood Arts Network | ON | 2017

“In this 4th video in a series of 5, learn how to be rooted within existing community contexts and initiatives. Consideration of community priorities and a clear benefit for participation is key!

Visit this page to access the accompanying worksheet for this video and the rest of videos from the rest of the Arts Equity series.

Video by: Meredith Stapon

Meredith Stapon is a creative force and recent graduate from York University. Following her Connecticut upbringing, Meredith returned home to Toronto, where she has found inspiration in the arts community. With experience throughout multiple disciplines, she currently finds peace combining traditional approaches with contemporary technologies.”

Click through the ArtBridges Resource Portal to learn more.

Video: True Heart – The Value of Art (Art Starts)

Art Starts asked participants in their True Heart program “What has art started in your life?” watch their responses above.

Art Starts creates vibrant Toronto neighbourhoods through community-building arts initiatives. We bring together professional artists and residents of all ages to create dynamic and accessible arts projects that are responsive to community needs and aspirations. We don’t create social change on our own; we collaborate, facilitate, and inspire.”

-from Art Starts
Read Art Starts profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Rapport : Impressions de l’impact des arts sur la qualité de vie et le bien-être en Ontario (Conseil des arts de l’Ontario, Nanos Research)

“Une nouvelle étude du Conseil des arts de l’Ontario (CAO) réalisée par Nanos Research révèle que les habitants de la province reconnaissent la contribution importante des arts au dynamisme et à la viabilité des collectivités.

Selon Impressions de l’impact des arts sur la qualité de vie et le bien-être en Ontario, rapport de Nanos Research fondé sur un sondage aléatoire de 1 004 personnes, une vaste majorité d’Ontariens est d’avis que les arts contribuent aux différents éléments qui déterminent la qualité de vie et le bien-être d’une collectivité. La recherche montre aussi à quel point cette opinion est ancrée chez les Ontariens

Points saillants de l’enquête

Les arts et la qualité de vie

  • 93 % des Ontariens sont d’avis que les activités artistiques contribuent à enrichir la qualité de notre vie.
  • 90 % des Ontariens affirment que les arts sont importants pour améliorer la qualité de vie dans leur collectivité.
  • 85 % déclarent que les arts sont importants pour améliorer la qualité de leur propre vie.

Les arts, l’identité et l’appartenance

  • 91 % des Ontariens sont d’avis que les arts nous aident à mieux comprendre les autres cultures.
  • 88 % sont d’avis que la participation à des activités artistiques construit un sentiment d’appartenance à sa communauté.

Les arts et le bien-être collectif

  • 90 % estiment qu’une scène artistique locale et active aide la communauté à devenir un meilleur endroit où vivre.
  • 97 % estiment qu’engager les enfants dans les arts est important pour leur développement global.
  • 80 % des Ontariens estiment qu’une scène artistique locale et active aide la communauté à attirer des entreprises.

Investissement public dans les arts

  • 82 % des Ontariens estiment qu’aider à rendre les arts disponibles aux gens de l’Ontario est un investissement important du gouvernement.
  • 79 % estiment que le gouvernement devrait dépenser des fonds publics pour investir dans les arts.

Opinion positive à l’endroit des arts dans toutes les régions et dans tous les groupes démographiques

L’enquête montre aussi qu’une majorité d’Ontariens, indépendamment de la région, du sexe et de l’âge, ont une opinion positive à l’endroit des arts et de tous les aspects suivants : qualité de la vie, bien-être collectif, identité et appartenance, investissement du gouvernement.”

Pour lire le rapport complet, visitez le site du Conseil des arts de l’Ontario.

-source : Conseil des arts de l’Ontario

Report: Impressions of the Impact of the Arts on Quality of Life and Well-Being in Ontario (Ontario Arts Council, Nanos Research)

“A new Ontario Arts Council (OAC) study conducted by Nanos Research shows that Ontario residents recognize the important contribution of the arts to vibrant, livable communities.

Impressions of the Impact of the Arts on Quality of Life and Well-Being in Ontario, the Nanos Research report based on a random survey of 1,004 individuals, found that a large majority of Ontarians agree that the arts contribute to the various elements of quality of life and community well-being. The research also demonstrated how strongly these views are held by Ontarians.

Survey Highlights

Arts and quality of life

  • 93% of Ontarians agree that arts activities help enrich the quality of our lives.
  • 90% of Ontarians say that the arts are important to improving the quality of life in their communities.
  • 85% say that the arts are important to improving the quality of their own lives.

Arts and identity and belonging

  • 91% of Ontarians agree that the arts help us to understand other cultures better.
  • 88% agree that participating in arts activities builds a shared sense of community identity.

Arts and community well-being

  • 90% agree that an active local arts scene helps make a community a better place to live.
  • 97% agree that engaging children in the arts is important to their overall development.
  • 80% of Ontarians agree that an active local arts scene helps communities attract businesses.

Government investment in the arts

  • 82% of Ontarians agree that helping make the arts available to people in Ontario is an important government investment.
  • 79% agree that government should spend public dollars to invest in the arts.

Positive views toward the arts across all regions and demographic groups

The survey also shows that regardless of the respondent’s region, gender and age, a majority of Ontarians had positive views about the arts and all of the following aspects: quality of life, community well-being, identity and belonging, and government investment.”

For more information and to read the full report, please visit Ontario Arts Council’s website.

-from Ontario Arts Council

ArtBridges Tips & Tools Series #6: Top Five Tips for Building an Inclusive Community Gallery

ArtBridges spoke with Dayna Rainville of the Arts Council of Algoma about the Miinikaan Project, and starting the community arts gallery, Dawaa Dazhi Gallery. Dayna’s tips touch on building relationships first, being responsive to her community, and keeping a sense of humour.

Dayna Rainville is a member of Missanabie Cree First Nation and the Community Project Coordinator, who curates the Dawaa Dazhi Gallery at the Algoma Arts Council situated at 369 Queen Street East in Sault Ste. Marie.  Dawaa Dazhi is Anishinaabemowin for ‘there is space in this place.’  The Dawaa Dazhi Gallery was created through The Miinikaan Project – a project funded with an Ontario Trillium Foundation Seed Grant.  Miinikaan means seed in Anishinaabemowin. We talked about building and keeping relationships, balancing multiple roles.

Here’s an excerpt:

  1. CREATING A COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE

“Whether you are an established artist, just starting out, or not sure if you really want to pursue a career in the arts, the Dawaa Dazhi Gallery welcomes people at all levels. The gallery is a place where people can practice, experiment, and fail without a high amount of risk. Four artists are featured a month, and the gallery works on a first come first serve basis.  There is no age or demographic barrier, people as young as ten have pitched their ideas and been welcomed into the gallery as if they were a professional artist who had been exhibiting for years.  For organizations interested in creating a community gallery it is important to create a place for practice, peer mentorship, and experimentation! Dayna’s tips are to hit the streets, meet people face to face, and don’t be scared to ask for help with social media.”

Click here for the full ArtBridges Tips & Tools: Top Five Tips for Building an Inclusive Community Gallery. For more FREE resources and tools like this, please visit the ArtBridges Resource Portal or reach us at info@artbridges.ca.

The ArtBridges Tips & Tools Series is funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation and translated with support from the Department of Canadian Heritage Interpretation and Translation grant.

Resource Highlight | Arts Equity Video Series: Principle #3, Relevance and Representation

Arts Equity Video Series: Principle #3, Relevance and Representation
Neighbourhood Arts Network | ON | 2017

“The 2nd video in a series of 5 speaks to how reflexivity and relationships starts with critical self-reflection; reflecting on how our own position fits with those we aim to work with. This sort of reflection helps when working to build and maintain relationships.

Visit this page to access the accompanying worksheet for this video and the rest of videos from the rest of the Arts Equity series.

Video by: Meredith Stapon

Meredith Stapon is a creative force and recent graduate from York University. Following her Connecticut upbringing, Meredith returned home to Toronto, where she has found inspiration in the arts community. With experience throughout multiple disciplines, she currently finds peace combining traditional approaches with contemporary technologies.”

Click through the ArtBridges Resource Portal to learn more.

Resource Highlight | Arts Equity Video Series: Principle #2, Reflexivity & Relationships

Arts Equity Video Series: Principle #2, Reflexivity & Relationships
Neighbourhood Arts Network | ON | 2017

“The 2nd video in a series of 5 speaks to how reflexivity and relationships starts with critical self-reflection; reflecting on how our own position fits with those we aim to work with. This sort of reflection helps when working to build and maintain relationships.

Visit this page to access the accompanying worksheet for this video and the rest of videos from the rest of the Arts Equity series.

Video by: Meredith Stapon

Meredith Stapon is a creative force and recent graduate from York University. Following her Connecticut upbringing, Meredith returned home to Toronto, where she has found inspiration in the arts community. With experience throughout multiple disciplines, she currently finds peace combining traditional approaches with contemporary technologies.”

Click through the ArtBridges Resource Portal to learn more.

Profile Highlight: Temple Art Hive – Kaveret Omanut (Westmount)

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.

“Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom is a warm and welcoming congregation of members of all ages, abilities, sexual orientations, family configurations and backgrounds. Our efforts are guided by our commitment to promote inclusion, engage the community and eliminate barriers. The Temple Art Hive addresses a need for families who have trouble finding activities at which family members of all abilities are welcome and can participate equally. We will continue to offer a space that is welcoming, and an Art Hive that is inclusive to those with special needs. We want our Hive to function as a bridge, connecting a marginalized group, (people with disabilities and their families), with others.The Temple Art Hive will continue to serve as a unifier and source of support as people come together and engage in art, gently breaking down the barriers of social isolation.”

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