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COMMUNITY+Connects: Online – In the Industry Series (Scarborough Arts)

“As a part of the Scarborough Arts’ ongoing “COMMUNITY+Connects: Online” programming, we are pleased to present our newest program in our roster, the “In The Industry” series.

“In The Industry” series is an online BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color) youth-focused wellness program led by creative industry professionals in Scarborough and the GTA.

“In the Industry” series will foster the creative talents, professional careers, and overall wellbeing for youth interested in being involved/entering the creative industry. “In The Industry” series is focused on providing learning and networking opportunities for youth between the ages 16-29.

BIPOC creative industry professionals will lead workshops that focus on mentorship, professional development, and financial literacy.

WEEK 1: Music – In The Industry

Oct 27, Oct 30 – Performing Live During the Lockdown (A 2-Part Series)

WEEK 2: Grant Writing for Emerging Artists – In the Industry

Nov 3 – Grant Writing for Emerging Artists: Artist Bios

Nov 6 – Grant Writing for Emerging Artists: Explaining Your Project

WEEK 3: Curating, Community, and Exhibition Making – In the Industry

Nov 10 – You In Your Community: Does Art Matter?

Nov 13 – In The Industry: Curating Your First Exhibition

WEEK 4: You Have Options (That Are Not Just School) – In The Industry

Nov 18 – In The Industry: Starting a Visual Practice Without Art School

Nov 20 – The Language of Design, or Why You Don’t Need to be a Graphic Designer

WEEK 5: Networking and Your Brand – In The Industry

Nov 24 – PR for Artists by The Well Connected

Nov 27 – From Network to Net Worth”

For more information and to register, please visit http://scarborougharts.com/in-the-industry-series-2/

-from Scarborough Arts

Virtual Mentorship Program: Designing Accessible Futures (Toronto)

North York Arts and The Cyborg Circus Project present a City of Toronto Cultural Hotspot Signature Program.

Designing Accessible Futures is a free six-month virtual mentorship program for Deaf, *Mad or Disabled artists living in Toronto.

Running from November 2020 to March 2021, we are recruiting six artists who are looking for support to run their own project or program.

Who Should Apply?

Deaf, Mad, and Disabled artists living in Toronto, with some experience in their chosen discipline who are looking for support to run their own project or program.  This program will provide mentorship and guidance for artists and is best suited for people who have not yet begun or are at the beginning stages of their project.

For example, someone who has participated in several theatre projects has an idea for a show they would like to create, but doesn’t know how to get started on the process. Or, someone who is interested in starting a community program, but is unsure of how to set it up, or how to get funding.

Everyone who participates in the program will receive an honoraria of $200 for their time.”

For more information and to apply, please visit: http://www.northyorkarts.org/accessible-futures/

-from North York Arts

Culture Days 2020: “Nearly halfway done and still so much to do!”

Nearly halfway done and still so much to do!

The 2020 version of Culture Days presents an opportunity to virtually criss-cross the country and explore arts and culture beyond your own backyard. There’s still hundreds of upcoming livestreams to tune in to, and plenty of recorded programs to participate in at your own speed.

Try your hand at Métis Dot Art, learn about Hawaiian culture and luau, tune in to a seasonally spooky Radio Play Serieshang out with Hamlet (that’s right, the man himself!), contribute to a screenplay and stage script, and more!”

View all livestream and digital programs here!

Culture Days runs until October 25. For more information, please visit: https://culturedays.ca/

-from Culture Days

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

Intro to Forum Theatre: Mixed Company Theatre Online Workshops, Oct. 20-21

October 20th & 21st: Introduction to Forum Theatre Virtual Workshop 

Forum Theatre is aninteractive and participatory style of theatredesigned to address social issues and inspire actionable change. 
 
In this intensive all levels online workshop led by award winning Forum Theatre artist Simon Malbogat, participants will learn about the evolution of Forum Theatre and how this social justice-based theatre style can be used to spark community dialogue and empower grassroots advocacy.  
 
Through theatre games and discussion, participants will discover how Forum Theatre techniques of community participation, intervention, and improvisation can help build tool kits for character development, devised creation, and audience engagement.  

Community organizers, social workers, and educators will learn how including Forum Theatre principles in their everyday practice can initiate vital conversation, engage in critical inquiry, and create social change in their communities. 

This workshop was developed out of Mixed Company’s recent virtual Forum Theatre projects. Through critical dialogue we will reflect and process the results with participants, considering how Forum Theatre can be used effectively for virtual presentations. 
 
Date: Tuesday October 20th & Wednesday October 21st, 2020 

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (ET) 
Location: Virtual (A Zoom link will be sent after receipt of payment) 
Cost: $100.00 + HST (-25% CAEA, Student, Underwaged) 
Prerequisites: None! 

Register for both Introduction to Forum Theatre AND Forum Theatre Playwriting (October 28th & 29th) and receive a special bundle price of $200.00 + HST for both workshops, as well as a 25% discount for CAEA, Students and those identifying as Underwaged! 

Register today at https://forms.gle/EfRKRuLSCq2LJdVn9

October 28th & 29th: Forum Theatre Playwriting Virtual Workshop 

Facilitated by Mixed Company Associate Artist Luciano Iogna, this two-evening workshop will take participants through the fundamental process of Forum Theatre script development. Participants will learn how to use theatre games, exercises and techniques as research tools, how to ask explorative yet respectful questions, how to develop oppressive and oppressed characters, and how to care for the community knowledge which informs Forum Theatre script development. 

This online playwriting workshop aims to support MCT’s Introduction to Forum Theatre by supplying participants with pivotal scripting methods, tools and tricks to utilize when working with groups on important social topics. These skills are essential to develop in order to script targeted, impactful, and uniquely interactive theatrical plays and scenarios for various types of oppressive conflict. 

Date: Wednesday October 28th & Thursday October 29th, 2020 

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (ET) 
Location: Virtual (A Zoom link will be sent after receipt of payment) 
Cost: $120.00 + HST (-25% CAEA, Student, Underwaged) 
Prerequisites: Workshop participants must have taken MCT’s Introduction to Forum Theatre or have had some previous experience with Forum Theatre and Theatre of the Oppressed. 

As this is our first time offering these workshops virtually, we will strive to teach all of the items mentioned above. However, should it not be possible to cover all items, Luciano is offering virtual follow-up meetings for participants at no extra cost. Participants will be able to sign up for one private, virtual meeting to review their written Forum Theatre work with Luciano and ask questions about topics discussed in the workshop.  

Luciano has set aside November 3rd & 4th, between 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM for these meetings, and will personally follow up with participants with sign up information. 

Register today at https://forms.gle/EfRKRuLSCq2LJdVn9.

For more information, please visit: https://mixedcompanytheatre.com/artists/training/

-from Mixed Company Theatre

Second Act Youth Online: ESL Creative Program (North York Arts)

Calling all newcomer youth!

Are you looking for a creative, fun way to practice your English? 

Second Act is a free online arts-focused ESL program for newcomer youth (ages 13-17) to feel more comfortable and confident in their speaking abilities. 

You’ll have the opportunity to connect with peers while developing your own creative voice through interactive activities and workshops. Plus, you’ll get to work on an exciting project using photography, creative writing, storytelling, spoken word, and presentations!

All workshops will take place via Zoom video calls. If you’ve never used Zoom before or need help setting it up, don’t worry – we’ll provide you with 1-on-1 tech support. 

Second Act is led in English and is ideal for those with basic to intermediate English communication skills. All newcomer youth are welcome to join, but priority will be given to North York residents. 

This is your chance to have fun, meet new people, and even win some awesome prizes!

For more information and to sign up, please visit: https://www.northyorkarts.org/project/second-act/

-From North York Arts

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival (Oct 20-25, Online)

“The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival announces the 21st Annual Festival will move online from October 20 – 25, 2020. imagineNATIVE will gather community for an online Festival to celebrate Indigenous storytelling in film, video, audio, digital and interactive art. This six-day online gathering will feature over 100 Indigenous artists from all over the world with an offering of live screenings, featured discussions, interactive engagements, live pitches, performances, virtual exhibitions, and other special events. 

In addition to artistic and industry offerings, imagineNATIVE will be ‘gifting from the spirit and for the spirit’. Items and goods will be gifted through physical and digital giveaways throughout the Festival highlighting Indigenous artists and companies. Grounded in expressions of generosity, the giveaways will acknowledge the continued support and work from our communities. This year will mark an opportunity for imagineNATIVE to mobilize and connect in new, creative and exciting ways!  

“With the community as a priority, the 2020 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival will be guided by Indigenous practices of gifting and reciprocity. To gift is an act of acknowledgement,” said Niki Little, Artistic Director. “It comes with notions of collective responsibility and opportunities to name relationships between nations.”  

The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is the world’s largest Indigenous festival showcasing film, video, audio, and digital + interactive media made by Indigenous screen-content creators. The Festival presents compelling and distinctive works from Canada and around the globe, reflecting the diversity of Indigenous nations and illustrating the vitality and dynamism of Indigenous arts, perspectives, and cultures in contemporary media.”

For more information, please visit: https://imaginenative.org/

-from imagineNATIVE

Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival (Sept 16-20, Online)

Celebrating Indigenous Arts in CyberSpace,
Algonquin Territory, Ottawa, Canada
Sept. 16-20, 2020


“The 9th annual Asinabka Festival is excited to present the best contemporary Indigenous film and music from Canada and around the world.  The Festival takes place online over 5 days with films hosted on the festival website, and music performances live-streamed on social media.

This year’s festival has made the decision to present all film and arts programming online to prioritize the safety of festival goers, and to still continue to support and celebrate Indigenous artists.  

Our schedule includes 16 separate film programs, including 8 feature length films, and 64 short films, representing 10 different countries including: Canada, United States, Mexico, Brazil, Costa Rica, Greenland, Norway, Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea.

We’re honoured and delighted to be able to present all of this year’s programming and artistic talent, please join us virtually on the Asinabka Festival Website and on our social media.”

-from Asinabka Festival

Room 217’s Free Music Care Webinar Series

Informative, accessible, and free of charge!

“Learn from experts in diverse music care fields in this monthly series. Each season of the Music Care Webinar Series is curated to bring you an eclectic range of current topics and engaging speakers. From mental health to dementia care, neurological music therapy to end-of-life care, these hour-long sessions cover a broad bandwidth of music’s influence.

Visit our Reference Library. All archived webinars are available for listening at your leisure along with presentation slides, sorted by topic.

The Music Care Webinar Series:

  • takes place the 2nd Wednesday of the month, 3:30-4:30 p.m. EST
  • are 60 minutes each with a Q&A period
  • have no cost (registration required for each webinar)

Join Us for Our Free Music Care Webinar Series 2020 – 2021

2020

Sept 9: Music in Times of Plague and COVID-19 – Remi Chiu [REGISTER]

Oct 14: Noise Solution: A top 100 performing UK social enterprise discusses its digital music mentoring- Simon Glenister [REGISTER

Nov 11: The hills are alive with the sound of spiritual care: spirituality, music, and palliative care – Bob Tees [REGISTER

Dec 9: Memory Tracks: A Care App to Support People Living with Dementia – Gordon Anderson [REGISTER]

2021

Jan 13: Attention, Memory, and Executive Functions: an introduction to cognitive training techniques with Neurologic Music Therapy – Elizabeth Nightingale [REGISTER]

Feb 10: Hearing Loss Prevention as we Age – Marshall Chasin [REGISTER]

Mar 10: Using Music to Reduce Social Isolation and Loneliness in Long-Term Care – Lauren Winemaker, Mara Medeiros, Chelsea Mackinnon [REGISTER]

Apr 14: Scaling Music Care – Bev Foster [REGISTER]

May 12: Working with a multidisciplinary team in brain injury rehabilitation – Justis Krar [REGISTER]

Jun 9: Intergenerational Education and Creative Music Programs – Caroline Brendel Pacheco [REGISTER]”

For more information, please visit: www.room217.ca/music-care-webinars

-from Room 217

2 Rivers Remix Virtual 2020: Free Feast of Contemporary Indigenous Music and Culture (Sept 4-6)

Buffy Sainte-Marie and a diverse lineup of 33 award-winning and emerging Indigenous artists are all streaming at Virtual 2 Rivers Remix 2020, September 4 • 5 • 6

Now in it’s third year, ’Q’emcín 2 Rivers Remix has been a FREE multi-day outdoor feast of contemporary Indigenous music and culture hosted by the Nlaka’pamux Nation in ‘Q’emcin (aka the Village of Lytton). 
2RMX 2020 is part of VirtualFeast.ca, a new indigenous-led online platform to highlight and support streaming of contemporary Indigenous performances in the Summer of COVID-19. VirtualFeast.ca provides a single point of reference and discovery for audiences tuned into the burgeoning BC Indigenous music scene. VirtualFeast.ca is collaborative project of BC Indigenous arts presenters including: 2 Rivers Remix Society, Savage Production Society, Full Circle: First Nations Performance, Vines Festival/Resilient Roots.

What:  2 Rivers Remix Virtual 2020 – 3rd annual, 3-day, 33 artist FREE Feast of Contemporary Indigenous Music and Culture

When:  Streaming Friday Sept. 4, Saturday Sept 5, Sunday Sept. 6 @ 5pm-11pm (each day)

Why:  BC’s Premier Feast of Contemporary Indigenous Music… and did we mention it’s ALL FREE!

Who:  33 Contemporary Indigenous Musical Artists performing a wide variety of genres

Where:  Your usual live-streaming platforms

How:  Register for FREE at VirtualFeast.ca! to access exclusive 2RMX streams.”

For more information, please visit: https://2riversremix.ca/

-from 2 Rivers Remix