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Artbridges’ Community Arts 101 Audio Series: Jumblies Theatre

The next installment in ArtBridges’ Community Arts 101 audio series comes from Jumblies Theatre!

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The voices you hear in the recording are:
Mackenzie Konecny is a visual artist who enjoys drawing, painting, sculpture, miniature making and much more.
Parker Dirks is a visual artist with an interdisciplinary practice and a trans*, feminist, sustainable food activist.
Keith McNair is Managing Director at Jumblies Theatre.
Sam Egan is Operations Coordinator at Jumblies Theatre.

“Jumblies expands where art happens, who gets to be part of it, what forms it takes and which stories it tells. This impulse has led us outside of specialized art places, and to place participants at the core of our projects, as a bridge between artists and audience. We say “Everyone is welcome!” and grapple with the implications – social and aesthetic – of trying to mean it.

We adapt, combine and play with forms of theatre and arts production placed in new situations, with equal attention to all stages (before, during, after). Our performances and presentations, albeit highly-produced, are steps in a process, whose ultimate product is the experience, the change wrought, and the memory – the transient micro-utopia and its after-effects.” (from Jumblies About page)

For more information about Jumblies, visit jumbliestheatre.org or read their profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map.

With funding support from the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, we are producing a short introductory Community Arts video. With the help of videographer and filmmaker Andrea Dorfman from Halifax, we have produced a video for people who would like to know what “community arts” “community-engaged arts” & “arts for social change” are about.

During the videomaking process we’ve unfortunately had to cut a lot of great contributions from the video, but we still want these voices to be heard! We are starting an audio series on our blog that will feature voices from different initiatives that lent their voices. Please look forward to hear what they have to say about community arts and what is means to them.

If you’d like to add your voice, please contact us at info@artbridges.ca!

Click to hear previous voices from ArtBridges’ Community Arts 101 Audio Series.

-compiled by Lisa Tran, ArtBridges Content Coordinator. Content for this post provided by Keith McNair & Jumblies Theatre

 

Artbridges’ Community Arts 101 Audio Series: Timothy Svirklys (ArtHeart Community Art Centre)

The next installment in ArtBridges’ Community Arts 101 audio series comes from Timothy Svirklys, Studio Manager of ArtHeart Community Art Centre!

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Tim has been a community arts practitioner with ArtHeart for over twenty years in a variety of roles. Tim is a self-taught systems administrator. He has acted as an IT consultant for both the corporate and private sector for over 16. He is the founder of ArtHeart’s Digital Arts Lab, where he currently teaches digital arts and website construction to the children, youth, adults, seniors and families. He was one of the original founders of ArtHeart’s Youth Employment Program which provides job skills training and employment for Regent Park youth. Tim also oversees ArtHeart’s “No Starving Artists!” Food Program.”

“For over two decades ArtHeart has been a stabilizing presence in the community of Regent Park. We provide free visual arts education, programs, materials and a healthy snack to children, youth,  as well as a hot nutritious meal to adults and seniors living in Regent Park and the surrounding neighbourhoods.

Through the programs, ArtHeart provides participants with a supportive environment in which they can create and learn, build self-esteem and develop life skills. By putting their hands and imaginations to work, our participants are empowered to improve their quality of life. ” (from ArtHeart homepage)

For more information about ArtHeart, visit artheart.ca or read their profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map.

With funding support from the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, we are producing a short introductory Community Arts video. With the help of videographer and filmmaker Andrea Dorfman from Halifax, we have produced a video for people who would like to know what “community arts” “community-engaged arts” & “arts for social change” are about.

During the videomaking process we’ve unfortunately had to cut a lot of great contributions from the video, but we still want these voices to be heard! We are starting an audio series on our blog that will feature voices from different initiatives that lent their voices. Please look forward to hear what they have to say about community arts and what is means to them.

If you’d like to add your voice, please contact us at info@artbridges.ca!

Click to hear previous voices from ArtBridges’ Community Arts 101 Audio Series.

-compiled by Lisa Tran, ArtBridges Content Coordinator. Content for this post provided by ArtHeart Community Art Centre

Art communautaire 101 : Emmanuel Bochud (Cirque du Soleil)

La prochaine capsule audio de la série « Art communautaire 101 » a été enregistrée par Emmanuel Bochud, Conseiller principal en formation-Cirque Social.

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Détenteur d’un diplôme de l’Université du Québec à Montréal en Animation et Recherche Culturelles. Emmanuel a débuté comme artiste de cirque dans les rues et a travaillé pour plusieurs compagnies de cirque et festivals prestigieux.

Depuis plus de 20 ans, Emmanuel agit comme formateur de cirque social. Il a parcouru le monde en tant qu’instructeur de cirque auprès de jeunes en difficulté avec Cirque du Monde, projet social du Cirque du Soleil. Il a depuis joué plusieurs rôles dans cette organisation, dont celui de Chef du programme de formation en Cirque Social ainsi que celui de Maitre Formateur en Cirque social. Il a donc grandement contribué au développement des outils pédagogiques et du programme de formation en Cirque social du Cirque du Soleil.

Depuis 2 ans, en tant que Conseiller principal en formation au Cirque du Soleil. Il voit à la stratégie de développement de projets de cirque social partout sur la planète, mais avec une emphase particulière sur l’Amérique latine.

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Cirque du Monde : Le Programme de cirque social du Cirque du Soleil
Depuis qu’il a les moyens de vivre ses rêves, le Cirque du Soleil a choisi de s’engager pour la cause des jeunes en difficulté, principalement par l’entremise de son programme de cirque social, Cirque du Monde.

Cirque du Monde fait la promotion de l’utilisation des arts du cirque comme mode d’intervention auprès des jeunes en difficulté, une pratique que l’on appelle cirque social. Avec comme objectif de favoriser le développement personnel et social de ces jeunes, les actions de Cirque du Monde s’expriment par de la formation aux praticiens, du soutien aux organismes de cirque social et de la sensibilisation quant aux bénéfices de la pratique.

Formationcirque-formation Cirque du Monde offre des formations partout sur la planète auprès de praticiens de cirque social. Accompagnées par du matériel éducatif de qualité, ces formations visent à préparer les praticiens actuels et futurs à l’animation d’ateliers de cirque social, en plus d’approfondir leurs compétences pédagogiques.

Soutien
Cirque du Monde soutient des programmes de cirque social mis de l’avant par des organismes qui travaillent auprès de jeunes. Caractérisé par une approche partenariale, ce soutien peut prendre la forme de service-conseil, d’accès aux spectacles ou d’aide au
financement.

Sensibilisation
Cirque du Monde vise à sensibiliser les instances publiques et privées aux bénéfices du cirque social, notamment par la participation à des projets de recherche ainsi qu’à des conférences ciblées.

Grâce au soutien de la fondation de la famille J. W. McConnell, nous avons produit une courte vidéo d’introduction réalisée par la vidéographe et cinéaste Andrea Dorfman, d’Halifax, pour donner une idée de ce que sont l’art communautaire et l’art pour le changement social.

Lors du montage de la vidéo, nous avons malheureusement dû mettre de côté plusieurs voix, que nous souhaitions quand même faire entendre! C’est pourquoi nous lançons sur notre blogue une série de capsules audio enregistrées par des personnes de plusieurs organismes qui s’étaient prêtées au jeu. Assurez-vous d’écouter ce qu’elles ont à dire sur l’importance de l’art communautaire!

Vous aimeriez vous aussi enregistrer une capsule audio? Communiquez avec nous à info@artbridges.ca!

Cliquez ici pour entendre les capsules précédentes de la série « Art communautaire 101 » présentée par ArtBridges/ToileDesArts.

Pour en savoir davantage sur Cirque du Soleil, visitez le site.

– capsules audio compilées par Catherine Lamaison, coordonnatrice francophone en art communautaire. Autres traductions : Jacinthe Laforte. Le contenu de cette publication a été fourni par Emmanuel Bochud.

ArtBridges’ Community Arts 101 Series: Judith Marcuse (International Centre of Art for Social Change)

The next installment in ArtBridges’ Community Arts 101 audio series comes from Judith Marcuse of the International Centre of Art for Social Change. Have a listen to Judith’s recording as she explains what is arts for social change means to her.

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Judith’s career spans over 50 years as a dancer, choreographer, producer, teacher and consultant. Trained in Canada and abroad, she danced with Canadian and foreign companies for three decades. Establishing Vancouver-based Dance Projects Society (1979) and turning to choreography, she created over 100 works for her own and other organizations. Her repertory company toured for 15 years, pioneering residency and youth programs. She has produced seven large-scale festivals. Her internationally-recognized work focuses on art for social change (ASC). Over a span of 18 years, the ICE, FIRE and EARTH multi-faceted projects explored suicide, violence and other issues as experienced by youth. Founder/Co-director of the International Centre of Art for Social Change, she has received an honorary doctorate from Simon Fraser University and a Senior Fellowship from Ashoka International. She currently leads a major national research project in ASC and has established a new, two-year ASC Master’s program to launch in Fall 2016.

For more information about the ASC! project, visit their site or read ICASC’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map.

With funding support from the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, we are producing a short introductory Community Arts video. With the help of videographer and filmmaker Andrea Dorfman from Halifax, we have produced a video for people who would like to know what “community arts” “community-engaged arts” & “arts for social change” are about.

During the videomaking process we’ve unfortunately had to cut a lot of great contributions from the video, but we still want these voices to be heard! We are starting an audio series on our blog that will feature voices from different initiatives that lent their voices. Please look forward to hear what they have to say about community arts and what is means to them.

If you’d like to add your voice, please contact us at info@artbridges.ca!

Click to hear previous voices from ArtBridges’ Community Arts 101 Audio Series.

-compiled by Lisa Tran, ArtBridges Content Coordinator. Content for this post provided by Judith Marcuse

Art communautaire 101 : Emily Laliberté (Funambules Médias)

La prochaine capsule audio de la série « Art communautaire 101 » a été enregistrée par Emily Laliberté, co-coordonnatrice des Productions Funambules Médias.

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Emily Laliberté complète par une maîtrise en arts visuels et enseignement collégial des arts une formation en arts visuels qui s’est partagée entre l’Université Laval et l’École Régionale des Beaux-Arts de Nantes. Artiste et militante, elle investit de ses créations engagées et résolument féministes tant les sphères propres au milieu de l’art contemporain professionnel que le domaine public et les contextes de présentation alternatifs. Par la création et par les projets d’art communautaire qu’elle chapeaute, Emily cherche à valoriser la voix de personnes marginalisées ou à risque de marginalisation sociale. Son travail hybride flirtant avec le cinéma, la vidéo, la photographie, le théâtre et la poésie a été présenté au Québec, aux États-Unis, en France, en Roumanie, à Cuba et au Guatemala. Impliquée auprès de différents organismes culturels, elle est co-coordonnatrice des Productions Funambules Médias.

funambulesmedias-logoFunambules Médias est une coopérative de travail qui réalise et produit des vidéos à caractère social et engagé. Il offre des ateliers de formation en « vidéo citoyenne », et organise des évènements socioculturels faisant la promotion et la diffusion de films d’auteur. Funambules Médias s’inscrit dans un processus global de changement social en offrant une force médiatique autonome.

Grâce au soutien de la fondation de la famille J. W. McConnell, nous avons produit une courte vidéo d’introduction réalisée par la vidéographe et cinéaste Andrea Dorfman, d’Halifax, pour donner une idée de ce que sont l’art communautaire et l’art pour le changement social.

Lors du montage de la vidéo, nous avons malheureusement dû mettre de côté plusieurs voix, que nous souhaitions quand même faire entendre! C’est pourquoi nous lançons sur notre blogue une série de capsules audio enregistrées par des personnes de plusieurs organismes qui s’étaient prêtées au jeu. Assurez-vous d’écouter ce qu’elles ont à dire sur l’importance de l’art communautaire!

Vous aimeriez vous aussi enregistrer une capsule audio? Communiquez avec nous à info@artbridges.ca!

Clicquez ici pour entendre les capsules précédentes de la série « Art communautaire 101 » présentée par ArtBridges/ToileDesArts.

Pour en savoir davantage sur Funambules Médias, visitez le site ou lisez leur profil dans le répertoire de l’art communautaire d’ArtBridges/ToileDesArts.

– capsules audio compilées par Catherine Lamaison, coordonnatrice francophone en art communautaire. Autres traductions : Jacinthe Laforte. Le contenu de cette publication a été fourni par Emily Laliberté.

ArtBridges’ Community Arts 101 Audio Series: Cathy Elliott (DAREarts First Roots)

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The next installment in ArtBridges’ Community Arts 101 audio series comes from Cathy Elliott of DAREarts’ First Roots Program.

“Cathy is a Dora nominated performer, director, creator and musical director. She is an Acadian/Irish/Mi’kmaq registered member of the Sipekne’katik Reserve in Nova Scotia, and has been writing and performing theatre for the past 30 years. She has also been an Artist/Educator, working with Sudbury Theatre Centre & the Sioux Lookout Literacy FestivalTalk is Free Theatre Camp, Theatre Orangeville Young Company, and the DAREarts First RootsProgram as a strong arts advocacy program for remote and urban FNMI communities and their children. She co-wrote the script and co-directed Graham Greene in the DAREarts Webequie FN documentary, ‘Fill My Hollow Bones’.

For the past 2 years, she was a member of the development clinic, Animikiig Program at Native EarthPerforming Arts under the dramaturgical guidance of Marjory Chan.  This summer, she was a member of the Native Earth Poetry Collective in partnership with Juliet Palmer’s “Singing River” project on the Pan Am Path. She sang with the Element Choir and was a participant in the Storytelling Grove. This coming October, she will be playing the part of Rita in Corey Payette’s musical, “Children of God”(NAC, WTC, Urban Ink, Raven Theatre, in association with Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc) This coming November, her play, “Aluasa’sit,” about Annie Mae Pictou Aquash will receive a workshop production in the Weesakeechak Festival.

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DAREarts First Roots Aboriginal Program started in Ontario with Webequie FN in 2007. Now, the program has taken root in Webequie FN, Marten Falls FN, Attawapiskat FN, Mississaugas of the New Credit FN in Ontario, Sipekne’katik FN in Nova Scotia, and soon Tuktoyaktuk Hamlet in NWT.

DAREarts First Roots (named by an elder in Webequie) provides creative outlets that strengthen the voices of Aboriginal youth through new channels of communication while reconnecting with their culture. By combining their own cultural wealth with the DAREarts values of Discipline, Action, Responsibility and Excellence, the youth build their confidence to speak out and become leaders in their communities.

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DAREarts First Roots Twitter @DAREartsRoots

For more information about DAREarts, visit darearts.ca or read their profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map.

With funding support from the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, we are producing a short introductory Community Arts video. With the help of videographer and filmmaker Andrea Dorfman from Halifax, we have produced a video for people who would like to know what “community arts” “community-engaged arts” & “arts for social change” are about.

During the videomaking process we’ve unfortunately had to cut a lot of great contributions from the video, but we still want these voices to be heard! We are starting an audio series on our blog that will feature voices from different initiatives that lent their voices. Please look forward to hear what they have to say about community arts and what is means to them.

If you’d like to add your voice, please contact us at info@artbridges.ca!

Click to hear previous voices from ArtBridges’ Community Arts 101 Audio Series.

-compiled by Lisa Tran, ArtBridges Content Coordinator. Content for this post provided by DAREarts and Cathy Elliott

ArtBridges’ Community Arts 101 Series: Seanna Connell

The next installments in ArtBridges’ Community Arts 101 audio series come from our very own Seanna Connell of ArtBridges/ToileDesArts.

seannaconnellSeanna Connell is Co-Founder & Project Director of ArtBridges/ToileDesArts (2008 – present). Founder of A Home for Creative Opportunity/ArtHeart Community Art Centre (1991-present). Community-engaged artist & visual arts project & program coordinator for inner-city Toronto drop-ins for children, youth and adults including the homeless (1988-2000); Artist with: Artist’s Environment Forum (Toronto), Amazon Awareness Expedition (Ecuador & Peru), San Juan Bosco Orphanage (Honduras), Pambazuko & Majengo orphanages (Tanzania). Boards: ArtHeart Community Art Centre; Children’s Own Museum, Majengo Canada.

ArtBridges/ToileDesArts
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. Find out about affordable and accessible community-engaged arts initiatives. Learn about what’s going on, opportunities, workshops and resources. Share information about a community arts initiative that you know about!
ArtBridges is a project of Tides Canada Initiatives Society.

Parts of her text were translated into French by Jacinthe Laforte (ArtBridges/ToileDesArts Translator) and read by Catherine Lamaison (ArtBridges/ToileDesArts Francophone Community Arts Coordinator) and Samuel Benisty (ViUU Inc.), which can be heard below.

Catherine Lamaison:

Samuel Benisty:

With funding support from the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, we are producing a short introductory Community Arts video. With the help of videographer and filmmaker Andrea Dorfman from Halifax, we have produced a video for people who would like to know what “community arts” “community-engaged arts” & “arts for social change” are about.

During the videomaking process we’ve unfortunately had to cut a lot of great contributions from the video, but we still want these voices to be heard! We are starting an audio series on our blog that will feature voices from different initiatives that lent their voices. Please look forward to hear what they have to say about community arts and what is means to them.

If you’d like to add your voice, please contact us at info@artbridges.ca!

Click to hear previous voices from ArtBridges’ Community Arts 101 Audio Series. For more information about ArtBridges/ToileDesArts, take a look around our website!

-compiled by Lisa Tran, ArtBridges Content Coordinator. Content for this post provided by Seanna Connell

ArtBridges’ Community Arts 101 Audio Series: Stephen “Buddha” Leafloor (BluePrintForLife)

The next two instalments in ArtBridges’ Community Arts 101 audio series come from BluePrintForLife‘s Stephen Leafloor, a social worker and b-boy since 1982. Founded in 2006, the company’s mandate is to use “Hiphop as both a community development tool and as a model for alternative education and healing… [it] offers dynamic, culturally appropriate programs designed for First Nations and Inuit youth that are founded on Hiphop, rooted in traditional culture, and centered on community needs.”

Stephen “Buddha” Leafloor, BluePrintForLife

BluePrintForLife founder, Stephen Leafloor has a Masters in Social Work (MSW degree) and over 25 years experience as a social worker in the areas of probation, wilderness programs, and street work with youth at risk, residential group homes, child protection and community outreach.”

For more information about BluePrint, visit blueprintforlife.ca or read their profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map.

With funding support from the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, we are producing a short introductory Community Arts video. With the help of videographer and filmmaker Andrea Dorfman from Halifax, we have produced a video for people who would like to know what “community arts” “community-engaged arts” & “arts for social change” are about.

During the videomaking process we’ve unfortunately had to cut a lot of great contributions from the video, but we still want these voices to be heard! We are starting an audio series on our blog that will feature voices from different initiatives that lent their voices. Please look forward to hear what they have to say about community arts and what is means to them.

If you’d like to add your voice, please contact us at info@artbridges.ca!

Click to hear previous voices from ArtBridges’ Community Arts 101 Audio Series.

-compiled by Lisa Tran, Content Coordinator

ArtBridges’ Community Arts 101 Audio Series: Alana Forslund, Community Arts & Heritage Education Project

We have some exciting news over here at ArtBridges! With funding support from the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, we are producing a short introductory Community Arts video. With the help of videographer and filmmaker Andrea Dorfman from Halifax, we have produced a video for people who would like to know what “community arts” “community-engaged arts” & “arts for social change” are about.

During the videomaking process we’ve unfortunately had to cut a lot of great contributions from the video, but we still want these voices to be heard! We are starting an audio series on our blog that will feature voices from different initiatives that lent their voices. Please look forward to hear what they have to say about community arts and what is means to them.

If you’d like to add your voice, please contact us at info@artbridges.ca!

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Alana Forslund, Community Arts & Heritage Education Project

Our first instalment comes from Alana Forslund of Community Arts & Heritage Education Project (CAHEP) in Thunder Bay. Alana Forslund is an emerging arts manager who has been working with CAHEP in various roles since 2007. She is passionate about building capacity within the arts community, youth engagement, provincial and national outreach, supporting new generation artists, and working cross-culturally using the arts to learn about the buried stories in our community. In addition to being a community artist, arts educator, and arts manager, she is a practising visual and textile artist, graphic designer, and was the first Youth Mobilizer for National Youth Arts Week for Thunder Bay.

“CAHEP is a grassroots community-based arts  education organization. Using inclusive multidisciplinary arts programming, we empower children and youth in the community of Thunder Bay. Our programs are designed to reduce barriers and grow a stronger, more connected community.  We work together with children and youth to ensure that their voices are not only heard, but are a vital part of the entire creative process.  CAHEP serves children and youth within the school system. We also work with various health and social service partner organizations who serve marginalized children, youth, adults, seniors and families of Thunder Bay. Cross-cultural collaboration is an essential part of our programming.”

For more information about CAHEP, visit cahep.ca or read their profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map.