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Call for Artists: Join MABELLEarts’ Community Arts Training and Artistic Team! (Toronto)

Are you a newcomer artist, craftsperson, architect or designer? Do you want to work on a community arts project?

MABELLEarts is now accepting applications to join our 2019 Community Arts Training and Artistic team. We are currently looking to expand our our artistic team to reflect the artistic goals of the upcoming programming season and also providing a three-day FREE training for newcomer and immigrant artists from all disciplines.

Training will include:

  • Project design
  • Community Arts practices
  • Engaging communities
  • Professional networking, mentorship and more…

We have 10 training spots available and after training we will have 3 paid spring/summer opportunities as an artistic assistant where you will be provided be mentored by an experienced community artist, network with other newcomers from a range of cultural and artistic backgrounds and be part of projects that engage with the community.

Please email us a cover letter outlining your interest in working in community arts, a resume that highlights your arts experience and link to your website or a portfolio with up to 10 samples of your work.”

For more information, please visit MABELLEarts.

 -from MABELLEarts
Read MABELLEart’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

 

Video: Art as a Tool for Social Change (ArtBridges/ToileDesArts, previously posted)

 

(Previously posted) ArtBridges/ToileDesArts is proud to present Art as a Tool for Social Change, a video directed by Emily Laliberté (Funambules Médias) focusing on the impact of community arts and arts for social change and on ArtBridges’ role.

In the making of this second of three ArtBridges’ videos, we looked to Québec and particularly the city of Montréal to celebrate and shed light on some of the most powerful, transformative and inspiring community-engaged arts and arts for social change projects going on in Canada now.

We asked Emily Laliberté from Funambule Médias, if she would be willing to work on this project with us and create a short film that would highlight three community arts initiatives in Montréal and showcase their actions and impact on the ground. Each organization would then share about their experience with ArtBridges and on the importance of being part of a Canada-wide network.

We would like to thank very deeply Emily Laliberté, and all the wonderful teams at Funambules Médias, Exeko, La Société Elizabeth Fry du Québec and Art Entr’Elles for the amazing work that they do and for making this video possible.

Enjoy the video and don’t hesitate to share it! Let’s spread the word about the magic of art for social change!

– Catherine Lamaison, Francophone Community Arts Coordinator, ArtBridges.

As part of a three-year grant, ArtBridges received funds from the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation to create three videos that raise awareness on the nature, value and impact of community-engaged arts and arts for social change in Canada, and about ArtBridges’ involvement and mandate. Our first video, entitled What Are Community-Engaged Arts and Arts for Social Change All About? was created and produced by Andrea Dorfman in 2014.
Click here to watch it again!

ArtBridges projects and programs are also supported with great appreciation by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Ruth Mandel – WHO GIVES Fund, Canadian Heritage and Memberships. ArtBridges/ToileDesArts is a Project of Tides Canada.

SoCirc 5th Anniversary and Fundraising Event (Nov. 19, Toronto)

It’s SoCirC’s 5th birthday and we are having a Carnival to celebrate!

This event is also a fundraiser for our community programs which provide social support, inclusion, community and creative expression through circus arts for young people 16-29 living on the margins. Over the past year our community group has worked together learning to express, have fun, fail, succeed and to build trust & self-esteem. We will share a piece of this experience with you through our youth show “The Carnival of Life”! This is a CARNIVAL, so come in your favourite carney outfit and/or dress as YOU, however that looks.

Don’t miss this evening of carnival games, carnival food (popcorn, pogos, cotton candy, pizza…) , live music, fortune tellers, drinks (lemonade, beer, wine), a silent auction with exciting prizes, “The Carnival of Life” youth show followed by some of Toronto (and Winnipeg’s) best professional circus artists performing aerial silks, clown, drag, contortion, fire eating, staff and spinning hoops throughout the evening.

Come celebrate with us! Kids are welcome.

PRICES:
$15 in advance ($20 at the door)
$10 in advance ($15 at the door) artists or underemployed folks
$5 in advance ($10 at the door) kids
Packages including carnival tickets are also available.

This event will be ASL interpreted by Toronto Sign Language Interpreter Services.

Parking is available on site. Leave yourself time to find it as it can be a little tricky. It is in the building just north of where the Banksy exhibit was, around the back and says “raw space’ on the front.

We want you to come support our youth, enjoy and celebrate with us, so if fees are a barrier to your attendance please contact us directly and we can do our best to accommodate in advance as we have a few donated tickets to extend!

Please get in touch with any accessibility needs. Contact us directly : info[at]socirc.ca .

We are a charitable organization. Any package purchased for $20 or more, we will offer you a tax deductible receipt. All proceeds for this event will go to SoCirC to provide accessible social circus programming for Toronto young people living on the margins.

DATE AND TIME
Mon, 19 November 2018
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST

LOCATION
Collective Space
221 Sterling Road, Studio 5
Toronto, ON M6P 3L4

Get tickets here:
https://goo.gl/27sBnt | www.socirc.ca

-shared by SoCirc

Community Arts Program Grant (Edmonton Arts Council)

“Artists working with communities; communities working with artists providing arts access to all.
Community Art is valued for its ability to bring people together in shared, collaborative, creative experiences to express the things that have meaning to us: where we’ve come from, where we’re going, our world, our fears, our dreams, our aspirations. It strengthens the community, builds identity, develops creativity, and increases awareness of the arts in our lives.

The principles behind Community Art projects are artistic exploration, active participation and intentional inclusiveness that allows communities to tell their own stories.

Application Deadline: May 1st. When May 1 falls on a holiday or weekend, the deadline is the next business day.

Purpose
The Community Arts grant program invests in the quality of life in our city by supporting artistic projects that are clear collaborations between an artist and a distinct community. It recognizes that art should be accessible to all communities in Edmonton. A community may define themselves by many factors such as tradition and culture, geographic area of the city, or demographic characteristics, etc.

Eligibility
An applicant can be an individual, an organization, or an informal group located in the greater Edmonton region including the City of Edmonton and the Counties of Sturgeon, Parkland, Leduc and Strathcona. They must not have any outstanding EAC final reports.”

For more information and application details, please visit Edmonton Arts Council

-from Edmonton Arts Council website

Register Your Culture Days Activity Now!

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Le décompte est commencé. Inscrivez-vous maintenant!
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  • Un plus long délai = des évènements réussis
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    Publier tôt signifie que les autres organisateurs de votre secteur verront votre évènement, ce qui pourrait mener à des partenariats profitables.
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    Maximiser la campagne collective de marketing et de RP de la Fête de la culture, évaluée à plus de 6 M$, incluant des médias sociaux, des documents marketing adaptables et plus encore.
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    Donnez-nous tous les détails avant le 31 juillet pour être admissible à obtenir votre propre page sur mesure dans notre site web.

-source :  Culture Days

Resource Highlight | Community Arts Dialogue on Interculturalism


Community Arts Dialogue on Interculturalism
Community Arts Council of Vancouver (CACV) | BC | 2013

“On November 9 and 16 2013, the Community Arts Vancouver invited community members of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside to participate in an arts-based dialogue of Interculturalism. Guest artists Diane Moran and Shelley Stefan also joined the dialogue. Participants enlisted visual arts, theatre, and music to explore the theme and worked collaboratively to create important questions.”

Click on the ArtBridges Resource Portal listing for more details.

Video: Welcome to ArtBridges

In the last of our series, this video, created by Andrea Dorfman, is an introduction to ArtBridges and our mandate. This video was made with support from the J.W. McConnell Foundation, The Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Ruth Mandel—WHO GIVES fund. Watch the video above or on Youtube and please share it!


Our first video of the series, entitled What Are Community-Engaged Arts and Arts for Social Change All About? was created and produced by Andrea Dorfman in 2014:

Our second video, Art as a Tool for Social Change | L’art comme outil de changement social, a video directed by Emily Laliberté (Funambules Médias) focusing on the impact of community arts and arts for social change and on ArtBridges’ role:

We would like to thank Andrea Dorfmann, ArtBridges Staff, Emily Laliberté, and all the wonderful teams at Funambules Médias, Exeko, La Société Elizabeth Fry du Québec and Art Entr’Elles for the amazing work on this video series. ArtBridges projects and programs are also supported with great appreciation by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Ruth Mandel – WHO GIVES Fund, Canadian Heritage and Memberships. ArtBridges/ToileDesArts is a Project of Tides Canada.

Community Arts Program Grant (Edmonton Arts Council)

“Artists working with communities; communities working with artists providing arts access to all.
Community Art is valued for its ability to bring people together in shared, collaborative, creative experiences to express the things that have meaning to us: where we’ve come from, where we’re going, our world, our fears, our dreams, our aspirations. It strengthens the community, builds identity, develops creativity, and increases awareness of the arts in our lives.

The principles behind Community Art projects are artistic exploration, active participation and intentional inclusiveness that allows communities to tell their own stories.

Application Deadline: May 1st. When May 1 falls on a holiday or weekend, the deadline is the next business day.

Purpose
The Community Arts grant program invests in the quality of life in our city by supporting artistic projects that are clear collaborations between an artist and a distinct community. It recognizes that art should be accessible to all communities in Edmonton. A community may define themselves by many factors such as tradition and culture, geographic area of the city, or demographic characteristics, etc.

Eligibility
An applicant can be an individual, an organization, or an informal group located in the greater Edmonton region including the City of Edmonton and the Counties of Sturgeon, Parkland, Leduc and Strathcona. They must not have any outstanding EAC final reports.”

For more information and application details, please visit Edmonton Arts Council

-from Edmonton Arts Council website

ArtTransforms Series Episode 1: Art Heals (Sketch)

“SKETCH and their partners at TraffikGroup are proud to launch their web series #ArtTransforms: six 90-second video vignettes in which young people reveal their own personal Art Transforms story. The series covers themes like mental health, inclusion, entrepreneurship, and more. Young people share how engaging in the arts at SKETCH has sparked their own personal and artistic transformation.

‘I needed a space to heal. I needed to find community.’

In the first episode of our seven-part series #ArtTransforms, textile artist and fashion designer Huda of @heldbyhuda shares her artistic journey.

Huda is the entrepreneur behind HELD by Huda (@heldbyhuda) and is in the final phase of Fashion Your Futures Competition for emerging fashion designer and is an active member of Toronto’s Fashion Incubator.”

-from SKETCH
Read SKETCH’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

The Art of Changing The World (Nov 3-5, Ottawa)

“We invite you to join us in Ottawa November 3-5, 2017 for a lively gathering of #artists, #researchers, #students and #activists from many sectors in Canada and abroad who are working for progressive change.

Around the world, specialized #community-based arts initiatives (in theatre, dance, music, visual, literary arts, social circus, urban arts, and more) are emerging as effective forms of collective social inquiry and action.

This work is growing in many contexts, including: social and environmental justice; education; inter-generational and intercultural initiatives; diverse health sectors; community development initiatives; conflict transformation and justice systems; initiatives for youth, seniors, new Canadians; Aboriginal communities; and social enterprise.

This will NOT be the usual conference; #dialogue will be central to our activities. Video showings, displays of your materials and space for informal conversations round out the program.

Whether you’re deeply involved or newly interested in arts-infused change work, we hope that ACW 2017 will provide you with useful knowledge, skills and perspectives in a wide range of topics – from emerging practices, including facilitation and new forms of partnerships, to current arts-infused research and funding opportunities/policies.

More information regarding program schedule, venue, hotels, and registration: https://icasc.ca/program

For those who can’t attend the gathering in Ottawa, we’ve posted info about Kitchen Table Chataquas.
https://icasc.ca/kitchen-table-chataquas

-from ASC facebook
Read International Centre of Art for Social Change’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map