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Age is More Virtual Film Program (Reel Youth)

“The Age is More Virtual Film Program was the first ever youth and seniors virtual film program. Young filmmakers from across Canada worked with seniors in Revera Retirement Residences to create a poem based on the impactful moments in their lives, and the seniors used iPads to record footage to accompany it.

These videos are a tribute to the ageless spirit of older Canadians, to life-long learning, and to building relationships between different generations.”

For more information and to view more films from the Age is More Virtual Film Program, please visit https://reelyouth.ca/ageismore-virtual-2020.html

-from Reel Youth

“I Carry”: A Video Poem by Participants of the Countdown Public Art Legacy Project

“I Carry” is a video poem created by participants of the Countdown Project The Countdown Public Art Legacy Project is a series of pebble mosaics that honour sexual assault survivors across Ontario. They are created in collaboration with grassroots agencies, area residents, and survivors of sexual violence.

Visit Red Dress Productions’ interactive map of Countdown mosaics across the province: https://reddressproductions.org/current-projects/countdown-project/

-from Red Dress Productions
Read Red Dress Productions’ profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

CBC Arts Article: Spend a day carving stone in Cape Dorset with 13-year-old artist David Pudlat

CBC Arts shares with us an article on David Pudlat, a 13-year artist from Cape Dorset. Here’s an excerpt from the article, as well as a video below to learn more about David and his artwork:

“David Pudlat remembers that when he was six or seven years old, he drew a man trying to catch a seal. Somebody told him the drawing was good, and that was what gave him the confidence to pursue art.”

Read the full CBC Arts article here.

-submitted by CBC Arts

Dans les ateliers des Impatients – Les crĂ©ations de l’Ă©tĂ© (QC)

Les Impatients viennent en aide aux personnes atteintes de problĂšmes de santĂ© mentale par le biais de l’expression artistique. Leurs ateliers gratuits, encadrĂ©s par des par des artistes ou thĂ©rapeutes professionnels, sont axĂ©s sur le dessin, la peinture et la musique et sont offerts dans 10 villes au QuĂ©bec.

Pour en savoir plus  consultez le site des Impatients.

Information diffusée par Les Impatients. Crédits photos: Laura Regev, Jean-Michael Seminaro et Les Impatients.

Video: The Paper House Movie – giving a form to voices impacted by housing issues (Margaret’s, Toronto)

Paper House was a ten week workshop, run by TAIS and facilitated by Margaret’s, in which street under-housed and homeless adults collectively produced a short stop motion animation on the theme of housing. The goal was to amplify and give form to voices impacted by housing issues. The result is a compelling movie portraying the problems, feelings and wishes of a whole community.”

For more information about Paper House, please visit: margarets.ca

PremiĂšre de Lapierre/Pascal – le hood en 5 jours (MontrĂ©al)

Vous avez pu dĂ©couvrir il y a quelques jours sur notre blog le profil de Coup d’Ă©clats, un organisme montrĂ©alais Ă  but non lucratif qui rĂ©alise des projets de mĂ©diation, de collaboration et de co.crĂ©ation mettant en relation des artistes professionnel.le.s et des populations vivant diffĂ©rentes formes de marginalisation sociale.

En visite Ă  MontrĂ©al la semaine derniĂšre, j’ai eu la chance d’assister Ă  la grande premiĂšre d’une sĂ©rie de courts mĂ©trages intitulĂ©e Lapierre/Pascal – Le hood en 5 jours , s’inscrivant dans le cadre du projet «Voix partagĂ©es».

photo: Laurence Messier Moreau

«Voix partagées», le projet présenté par Emily Laliberté, directrice artistique:

«Voix PartagĂ©es, s’est dĂ©ployĂ© comme un projet de co.crĂ©ation cinĂ©matographique par et pour un groupe de jeunes citoyen.ne.s du quartier.

À travers une sĂ©rie d’ateliers de libre expression proposĂ©s aux jeunes du quartier, nous avons travailler sur les perceptions nĂ©gatives dont ils sont victimes et leurs consĂ©quences sur la communautĂ©.

Un groupe de 10 jeunes impliquĂ©s auprĂšs de l’organisme Parole d’ExcluEs, dont un noyau fort du Staff Lapierre, s’est engagĂ© dans la dĂ©marche. Au terme d’un long processus scĂ©naristique, nous avons choisi de rĂ©aliser une sĂ©rie de 5 courts mĂ©trages thĂ©matiques afin de faire connaĂźtre le quartier sous un angle nouveau.

En documentant l’expĂ©rience d’invitĂ©.e.s conviĂ©.e.s Ă  dĂ©couvrir le quartier Ă  la maniĂšre de la «Petite SĂ©duction», les jeunes ont accompagnĂ© le rappeur algonquien et photographe Samian, l’historien et rappeur Webster, les jeunes entrepreneurs de Nation Kreyol, une mĂšre de rĂ©gion Ă©loignĂ©e et ses enfants ainsi qu’un jeune montrĂ©alais issu d’un milieu aisĂ© Ă  la dĂ©couverte de l’art, de la communautĂ©, de l’entreprenariat, des jeunes et de l’histoire du quartier.»

La premiĂšre Ă  la Maison Culturelle Et Communautaire De Montreal-Nord

Buddha Rank, photo: Catherine Lamaison

La projection s’est dĂ©roulĂ©e le 24 mai dernier, dans le cadre du lancement du Festival des arts de MontrĂ©al-Nord. La sĂ©rie documentaire Ă©tait prĂ©cĂ©dĂ©e d’une performance de Buddha Rank et suivie d’une discussion avec les co.crĂ©ateur.trice.s du projet.

La belle salle Oliver-Jones s’est remplie d’un public trĂšs enthousiaste, venu nombreux pour assister Ă  l’aboutissement de ce projet de longue haleine qui a durĂ© 13 mois au lieu des 4 mois initialement prĂ©vus! Le rĂ©sultat est inspirant, plein d’Ă©motion, de sensibilitĂ© et d’humour. Les prĂ©jugĂ©s associĂ©s au quartier de MontrĂ©al-Nord sont un Ă  un dĂ©construits et cette co-crĂ©ation met en avant la solidaritĂ©, la diversitĂ© et la richesse culturelle et crĂ©ative d’un quartier trop souvent stigmatisĂ©.

Nous espĂ©rons que cette sĂ©rie trouvera un diffuseur afin d’ĂȘtre vue par le plus grand nombre.

La Presse en parle…

Cliquez ici pour accéder au bel article de Rima Elkhouri.

Pour en savoir plus sur Coup d’Ă©clats, c’est par lĂ .

-Catherine Lamaison, coordonnatrice en art communautaire francophone

CBC Arts Article: Spend a day carving stone in Cape Dorset with 13-year-old artist David Pudlat

CBC Arts shares with us a recent article on David Pudlat, a 13-year artist from Cape Dorset. Here’s an excerpt from the article, as well as a video below to learn more about David and his artwork:

“David Pudlat remembers that when he was six or seven years old, he drew a man trying to catch a seal. Somebody told him the drawing was good, and that was what gave him the confidence to pursue art.”

Read the full CBC Arts article here.

-submitted by CBC Arts

Vidéo : Connaissez-vous ToileDesArts?

RĂ©alisĂ©e par Andrea Dorfman, la derniĂšre vidĂ©o de notre sĂ©rie prĂ©sente ToileDesArts et sa mission. Elle a Ă©tĂ© produite grĂące au soutien de la fondation J.W. McConnell, de la fondation Trillium de l’Ontario et du fonds Ruth Mandel—WHO GIVES. Vous pouvez visionner la vidĂ©o sur cette page ou sur Youtube. Merci de la partager!


La premiĂšre vidĂ©o de la sĂ©rie, ToileDesArts : L’art communautaire (Qu’est-ce que l’art communautaire?), a Ă©tĂ© rĂ©alisĂ©e et produite par Andrea Dorfman en 2014.

RĂ©alisĂ©e par Emily LalibertĂ© (Funambules MĂ©dias) en 2016, la deuxiĂšme vidĂ©o, intitulĂ©e L’art comme outil de changement social, se penche sur l’impact de l’art communautaire et de l’art pour le changement social, et sur le rĂŽle de ToileDesArts.

Nous remercions Andrea Dorfman, l’équipe de ToileDesArts, Emily LalibertĂ© et toutes les merveilleuses personnes qui travaillent Ă  Funambules MĂ©dias, Ă  Exeko, Ă  La SociĂ©tĂ© Élizabeth Fry du QuĂ©bec et Ă  Art Entr’Elles pour leur super contribution Ă  cette sĂ©rie de vidĂ©os. Soulignons avec gratitude que les projets et les programmes d’ArtBridges/ToileDesArts sont Ă©galement financĂ©s par la fondation Trillium de l’Ontario, le fonds Ruth Mandel – WHO GIVES, Patrimoine Canada ainsi que par les cotisations de ses membres. ArtBridges/ToileDesArts est un projet de Tides Canada.

CBC Arts Article: Art City Inc. Winnipeg

CBC Arts shares with us a recent article on Tyler Malissa Ritchot, a participant of Art City Inc.’s programming in Winnipeg. Here’s an excerpt from the article, as well as a video below to learn more about Tyler, the costumes and Art City! It’s great that these special stories about the work going on in community-engaged arts centers are publicized!

“Tyler first got hooked on costume-making when they saw tutorials on YouTube. Then, they attended a mascot-making workshop at Winnipeg’s Art City studios, a community art space that gives young people access to the tools and resources they need to make their creative ideas into real stuff — like the kind of oversized costumes they now specialize in. “[It] just caught my attention instantly and I was like, ‘I want one, so I’m going to make one.'”

Read the full CBC Arts article here.

-from CBC Arts
Read Art City’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

DAREarts Webequie Youth release their ‘Anishinaabe Dreams’ music video!

“My dreams are brighter than the moon and stars.”

DAREarts is honoured to release ‘Anishinaabe Dreams’ by DAREarts Webequie First Nation youth. Please like and share to help their voices be heard!

As part of DAREarts’ year-long ‘Spirit Bear’ project, DAREarts is proud to release ‘Anishinaabe Dreams’. It is a powerful music video that shares the dreams of Indigenous youth everywhere! Through their own voices, the song and video is a testament to the connections that Webequie First Nation youth feel to their history and culture, and the pride they have in their ancestry.

As DAREarts’ ‘Spirit Bear’ journeyed through four remote communities, the youth in each community transformed it into a metaphor for the circle between culture, history and youth. As they moved from creating their own stories of change, through the need to take care of each other, to taking pride and finding strength, they also recognized that they are Spirit Bear. By honouring the past, they are the future: stronger together.
“We are strong, we are fearless, we are one, we are proud, we are ‘nishinaabe”

A project of the DAREarts Indigenous Program, the Spirit Bear project was undertaken through a collaborative partnership with Stratford Festival, the First Nations of Webequie, Marten Falls, Attawapiskat and Neskantaga, and with lead support from Northbridge Insurance, ONT150, Noront Resources, and Allan Drive Middle School.”

-posted with permission from DAREarts
Read DAREarts’ profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map