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East York/East End Cultural Hotspot Launch Event (Toronto)

“Join us in celebration of the launch of the East York/East End Cultural Hotspot on Saturday, June 17 from 1 – 4 PM!

An afternoon of arts, culture and community on the newly renovated grounds of the East York Civic Centre. Join us for an exciting mix of dance and music performances, interactive arts activities and craft-making and community arts fair with mini galleries and pop-up booths. Enjoy delicious treats, learn a new art skill and meet the people behind some of the most creative and community-based projects in the area. This one day FREE, family-friendly event will have something for everyone, so drop by for a fun filled, festival style day celebrating the 2017 Cultural Hotspot – East York and the east end.

VIBE Arts is also participating with East York Neighbourhood Initiative in designing and creating a large scale public mural for the East York Community Centre!

Come join in the fun and visit us online at Toronto.ca/culturalhotspot for a full listing of what the 2017 Cultural Hotspot has to offer.”

-from East End Arts newsletter
Read East End Arts’ profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Help shape the next Cultural Hotspot in North York (GTA, ON)

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“Help us shape the next Cultural Hotspot in North York and join us for the next Community Connect meeting:
Wednesday January 20, 2016
from 6 – 8 p.m. at Fairview Library, Room3, 35 Fairview Mall Dr.

This Cultural Hotspot Community Connect is presented by Toronto Arts & Culture, Councillor Shelley Carroll, Art Starts and North York Arts.

Coffee and treats provided. See the PDF flyer for details.

RSVP to Hyesoo at culturalhotspot@toronto.ca or 416-392-1210.

Find out about partnerships, marketing and funding opportunities for visual arts, performance, youth mentorship and employment projects, and more.”

-from Cultural Hotspot website

Call for Emerging Artists!: KRE-A-TIV U-TURN Mentorship Program /Deadline Extension (GTA-Toronto)

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CALL FOR EMERGING ARTISTS
KRE-A-TIV U-TURN MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
A Milkweed Collective & Cultural Hotspot Signature Partnership Project

PROJECT OVERVIEW:
Milkweed Collective will run KRE-A-TIV U-TURN from May through September 2015 in the Cultural Hotspot (West) neighbourhoods of Etobicoke. We are seeking eight (8) emerging artists (all disciplines), 18 to 25 years of age, who will learn to facilitate Milkweed’s Exploring Creativity in Depth® (ECiD) program for children and youth. Participants in this mentorship program will design and direct summer arts programming for children in local community centres and libraries. Participants will also design, direct and produce a multimedia exhibition and performance incorporating children’s artwork during Culture Days.

For background on the ECiD program visit our website at exploringcreativity.org

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Artists from all artistic disciplines are welcome to apply
  • Fill out the application form and submit via e-mail to ina.puchala@gmail.com with the subject heading “Kre-a-tiv U-turn Application”
  • Provide links to audio and/or visual samples of your work
  • Provide contact info for 1-2 references

Deadline to apply: Friday, March 13, 2015 by 5 p.m.
Applicants will be notified by Tuesday, March 17, 2015
QUESTIONS: Please contact Ina Puchala, Assistant Director at ina.puchala@gmail.com

MENTORSHIP OUTCOMES:
Participants will:

  • Be qualified facilitators of Milkweed’s ECiD program learning the core concepts and techniques: warm-up activities, focusing exercises, leadership of small group discussions applying such interpretive techniques as dramatizing, soundscapes and storytelling
  • Learn leadership, management and communication skills
  • Collaborate in designing and producing an exhibition and performance of multimedia artwork
  • Maintain a blog to document and discuss the project

HONORARIUM & COURSE CREDIT:
Honorarium: Participants each receive an honorarium of $1,200 paid in two installments of $600 each.
Course Credit: Participants may apply to their respective institutions for academic credit for a course of Independent Study toward their undergraduate or graduate programs. The project provides 90 contact hours with the staff. This does not include the rehearsal and presentation of the final exhibition and performance.

SCHEDULE:

ECiD Schedule

ABOUT MILKWEED:

Based in the Greater Toronto Area, the members of the MILKWEED COLLECTIVE are dedicated to practicing the arts and promoting personal growth and well-being in an inclusive and accessible community context. The membership includes painters and poets, installation artists and photographers, dancers, authors, therapists and educators. Since 1999 the Milkweed art shows, workshops and school programs have inspired children, youth and adults to discover their authentic creative potential and celebrate their gifts through the joy of making, appreciating and sharing their art with each other and with their communities.

ABOUT CULTURAL HOTSPOT:
From May through October 2015, the Cultural Hotspot shines a spotlight on arts, culture and the community in Etobicoke, inspiring new ideas about where culture thrives in Toronto. This City of Toronto and partner-produced initiative features a series of signature projects that include a theatre festival, a travelling, interactive art installation, a contemporary, community senior’s dance project, youth mural project, art exhibitions, youth mentorship and employment, local festivals and more. This project, and the legacy Cultural Loops Guide, will enable the local community and visitors to discover Hotspot neighbourhoods and the wonderful places within to experience arts, culture, fantastic food, heritage and parkland.”

-submitted by Amy Capern, Milkweed Collective

Call for Emerging Artists!: KRE-A-TIV U-TURN Mentorship Program (Etobicoke, ON)

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CALL FOR EMERGING ARTISTS
KRE-A-TIV U-TURN MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
A Milkweed Collective & Cultural Hotspot Signature Partnership Project

PROJECT OVERVIEW:
Milkweed Collective will run KRE-A-TIV U-TURN from May through September 2015 in the Cultural Hotspot (West) neighbourhoods of Etobicoke. We are seeking eight (8) emerging artists, 18 to 25 years of age (from the GTA), who will learn to facilitate Milkweed’s Exploring Creativity in Depth® (ECiD) program for children and youth. Participants in this mentorship program will design and direct summer arts programming for children in local community centres and libraries. Participants will also design, direct and produce a multimedia exhibition and performance incorporating children’s artwork during Culture Days.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Fill out the application form and submit via e-mail to ina.puchala@gmail.com with the subject heading “Kre-a-tiv U-turn Application”
  • Provide links to audio and/or visual samples of your work
  • Provide two letters of reference

Deadline to apply: Friday, March 6, 2015 by 5 p.m.
Applicants will be notified by Friday, March 13, 2015
QUESTIONS: Please contact Ina Puchala, Assistant Director at ina.puchala@gmail.com

MENTORSHIP OUTCOMES:
Participants will:

  • Make oil pastel drawings
  • Be qualified facilitators of Milkweed’s ECiD program learning the core concepts and techniques: warm-up activities, focusing exercises, leadership of small group discussions applying such interpretive techniques as dramatizing, soundscapes and storytelling
  • Learn leadership, management and communication skills
  • Collaborate in designing and producing an exhibition and performance of multimedia artwork
  • Maintain a blog to document and discuss the project
  • Compile and write a final project report for publication

HONORARIUM & COURSE CREDIT:
Honorarium: Participants each receive an honorarium of $1,200 paid in two installments of $600 each.
Course Credit: Participants may apply to their respective institutions for academic credit for a course of Independent Study toward their undergraduate or graduate programs. The project provides 90 contact hours with the staff. This does not include the rehearsal and presentation of the final exhibition and performance.

For more information about Exploring Creativity in Depth, visit our website exploringcreativity.org

exploringcreativity-sched

ABOUT MILKWEED:

Based in the Greater Toronto Area, the members of the MILKWEED COLLECTIVE are dedicated to practicing the arts and promoting personal growth and well-being in an inclusive and accessible community context. The membership includes painters and poets, installation artists and photographers, dancers, authors, therapists and educators. Since 1999 the Milkweed art shows, workshops and school programs have inspired children, youth and adults to discover their authentic creative potential and celebrate their gifts through the joy of making, appreciating and sharing their art with each other and with their communities.

ABOUT CULTURAL HOTSPOT:
From May through October 2015, the Cultural Hotspot shines a spotlight on arts, culture and the community in Etobicoke, inspiring new ideas about where culture thrives in Toronto. This City of Toronto and partner-produced initiative features a series of signature projects that include a theatre festival, a travelling, interactive art installation, a contemporary, community senior’s dance project, youth mural project, art exhibitions, youth mentorship and employment, local festivals and more. This project, and the legacy Cultural Loops Guide, will enable the local community and visitors to discover Hotspot neighbourhoods and the wonderful places within to experience arts, culture, fantastic food, heritage and parkland.”

-submitted by Amy Capern, Milkweed Collective

The Bridging Festival Celebrates Year Five with Cultural Hotspot – East (Scarborough Arts, ON)

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Annual festival brings KGO community together under the Lawrence Avenue Bridge for a fifth year

Scarborough Arts is excited to announce the fifth edition of the Bridging Festival, an annual event that brings Scarborough’s Kingston-Galloway/Orton Park community together under the Lawrence Avenue Bridge for music, performances, food, workshops, and more. In addition, the festival celebrates its fifth year by partnering with the inaugural Cultural Hotspot project, along with various other community organizations. The festival runs August 22 and 23, 2014.

The festival kicks off with its Variety Night on Friday, August 22 at 5 p.m. The evening will feature a DJ, musical and spoken word performances, and short films—all outside, at the East Scarborough Festival Market. On August 23, the Arts, Culture and Environmental Festival takes over the space under Lawrence Avenue Bridge from 2-6 p.m. The day will be full of activities, performances, music, vendors—and free food!

“The Bridging Festival truly is a unique event,” says Jen D. Fabico, Interim Executive Director of Scarborough Arts. “It uses an unconventional space to activate a community with music, arts, food, the environment—the list goes on. Each year, we’ve tweaked things to keep the festival fresh and exciting. Our fifth year is extra-special because not only do we continue to shine a light on the KGO community, we also have opened up many doors for communities outside of KGO to come and celebrate with us. We’ve welcomed new partners and participants to ‘bridge’ all of Scarborough. We’re very excited to be a part of the first-ever Cultural Hotspot and to celebrate this milestone.”

The Bridging Festival 2014 is presented by Scarborough Arts in partnership with the City of Toronto – Arts and Culture, East Scarborough Storefront, East Scarborough Festival Market, Scarborough Historical Museum, and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.
WHAT: The 5th Annual Bridging Festival
WHEN: August 22, 2014 at 5 p.m. and August 23, 2014 at 2 p.m.
WHERE: East Scarborough Festival Market, 4130 Lawrence Ave. E (Aug 22) and East Scarborough Storefront, 4040 Lawrence Ave. E (Aug 23)
COST: FREE

Scarborough Arts develops, delivers, and promotes arts programming and cultural initiatives in collaboration and partnership with the community. We bring artists to the community and community to the arts.

Cultural Hotspot is a project of City of Toronto’s Arts & Culture, and its aim is to shine a light on arts, culture and community in different Toronto neighbourhoods. The inaugural year spotlights south Scarborough, bordered by Lawrence Avenue East south to the lake, Victoria Park Avenue east to Highland Creek Village. The Hotspot runs from May through October 2014.”

-from Scarborough Arts press release
Read Scarborough Arts’ profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map