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Neighbours Exhibition (Cambridge Art Galleries | Idea Exchange)

“Heather Majaury (Algonquin Anishinabekwe) moved to the Haldimand Tract in 2002. The descendant of historically unregistered Indigenous people and pioneer settlers she grew up in Algonquin traditional territory where most of her close and extended family still remain. She is a performing artist who privileges the community-based storytelling of lived experience as expert knowledge in her ongoing praxis. She believes that story-sharing (dibajmowinan) is a powerful tool that can be used in the service of ongoing reconciliation to help inform social policy and actions. Crucial to the work of developing resilient communities is the cultivation of common social memory while also respecting and learning from individual variance, difference and diversity within larger and more general narratives. She feels the spaces and tensions evoked between patterns and anomalies, chatter and silences as holding dynamic generative and transformative potential toward positive social change.

In Neighbours, Heather enlists the community in responding to the Truth & Reconciliation Commission Call To Action 93 through quilt making, story sharing another arts-based methods.

All are welcome to participate.

Events:

Family Quilt Square Making
Monday-Friday, 9:30am-3:30pm, QS Gallery
Drop by the gallery to make a square in our collaborative quilt, part of our Neighbours project happening throughout March.

Family Quilt Square Making – Special Edition
Thursday March 14, 6:00-8:00pm, QS Gallery
Newcomer and Indigenous families are invited to drop by the gallery to make a square in our collaborative quilt, part of our Neighbours project happening throughout March.

Tales of Turtle Island
Monday – Wednesday 3:45-4:45pm
Join Heather Majuary for a special story time with traditional tales of Turtle Island.

Sharing Circles
Join us every Thursday night during the Neighbours project for discussion and sharing led by Heather Majaury with special guests:
Thursday March 21, 6-8pm
Thursday March 28, 6-8pm
Thursday April 4, 6-8pm
Thursday April 11, 6-8pm

QUEEN’S SQUARE GALLERY
1 North Square, Cambridge, ON N1S 2K6

Admission is free and all are welcome.
For more information, visit ideaexchange.org/art, call 519.621.0460, follow on Twitter or on Facebook.”

For more information, please visit Cambridge Art Galleries | Idea Exchange’s website.

-from Cambridge Art Galleries | Idea Exchange
Photo: Hannah Lightfoot, Neighbours Participant. 2019. Photo by Sarah Bennett

The Circling Project (Myths and Mirrors Community Arts)

Myths and Mirrors Community Arts, in partnership with Sudbury Community Legal Clinic and NISA (Northern Initiative for Social Action), welcomes 2-Spirit advocate and storyteller TEDDY SYRETTE for the launch of The Circling Project.

The Circling Project is a new initiative from Myths and Mirrors to bring people together to connect over ART + ACTIVISM + COMMUNITY SOLIDARITY. For more information, contact mythsandmirrors[at]gmail.com.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 @ 5PM
NISA @ 36 Elgin St., 2nd Floor
No cost / Dinner provided
Wheelchair accessible / Everyone welcome

* Please note, NISA is a scent-free space

TEDDY SYRETTE (Ozhawa Anung Kwe/Yellow Star Woman) is a 2-Spirit, queer Indigenous advocate and storyteller of Baawaating First Nation. Teddy has a diploma in social service work – Indigenous specialization from Sault College. Their background also includes theatre, community development and bingo. Teddy currently works as a facilitator advocating on issues relating to 2-Spirit/QTIP (Queer-Trans Indigenous People). They currently live, laugh and love in Toronto.”

For more information, please visit Myths and Mirrors Community Arts event page.

-from Myths and Mirrors Community Arts

Indigenous Artists in Communities and Schools Projects (Ontario Arts Council)

Indigenous Artists in Communities and Schools Projects

The program supports projects that bring together Ontario-based Indigenous artists or Elders to:

  • work with individuals or groups of people from a community on collaborative activities that create a meaningful arts experience and transmit artistic skills and knowledge
  • teach arts workshops in schools during the upcoming school year, engaging children and youth in creative, active, hands-on and in-depth arts experiences

There are five categories:

  • Community arts projects: to help cover the costs of participatory activities that promote learning, collaboration and/or engagement in the arts
  • Indigenous languages through the arts: to help cover the costs of artistic and community-engaged projects in which the primary purpose is the transmission of Indigenous languages through the arts
  • Training for community artists and animators: to help cover the costs of Indigenous artists and animators working in community and non-arts settings to seek training and mentorship opportunities that will strengthen their community arts, arts training or arts education practice
  • Indigenous artists in schools projects: to help cover the costs of activities that promote learning, collaboration and/or engagement in the arts
  • Indigenous artists in northern fly-in communities: supports (a) applicants from fly-in communities working anywhere in Ontario, and (b) applicants from anywhere in Ontario working in fly-in communities

Note: Applicants may apply to only one category.

Deadline Dates: February 21 and August 29, 2019, 1 p.m. ET

  • Applications will be available in Nova approximately two months before the deadline.
  • Grant notification approximately four months after the deadline.

Important: Individuals have the option to apply orally to this program. For more information or to apply, call 1-800-387-0058 ext. 7401.”

For more information on the grant programs, please visit Ontario Arts Council.

-from Ontario Arts Council website

Call For Submissions: Soil Spirit Society Year 2 Residency (Children’s Peace Theatre, Toronto)

“Open call for submissions from Indigenous & Black youth artists

Children’s Peace Theatre is excited to be entering our second year of Soil Spirit Society, a three year land-based storytelling project that explores our relationship to land, our spiritual selves, and to our communities.

We are seeking Black & Indigenous youth, ages 18-26, to participate in a six month multi-disciplinary mentorship and residency at Children’s Peace Theatre from March 21st to September 29th 2019.

The mentorship and residency will include:

  • A Dish with One Spoon: Indigenous Past, Present and Future
  • Garden Build including compost building and training
  • Relationships to Plants, seeds and planting
  • Soil teachings
  • Salve making
  • Writing while Black & Indigenous
  • Black history in Toronto and Southern Ontario
  • Two Spirit Intersectionality
  • Conversations about consent, sexuality and gender
  • Introduction to Capoeira
  • Community conflict transformation

Honorariums, food and TTC provided for every session attended.

If you are interested in this residency, please respond to the following questions in any way you feel is best (e.g. written, video recording, visual art etc.):

  • How can we create a future that celebrates and centres Black & Indigenous peoples?
  • What does Black and Indigenous solidarity mean to you?
  • What does community look like to you?

Responses should be sent to jamaias[at]childrenspeacetheatre.org

Deadline for submissions February 28, 2019″

For more information, please visit: childrenspeacetheatre.org

-from Children’s Peace Theatre

Job Opportunity: Indigenous Project Coordinator (Sarasvàti Productions, Winnipeg)

“We are hiring an Indigenous Project Coordinator for a new initiative.

Sarasvàti Productions is an independent theatre company with a vision to transform society through theatre. We are about to embark on a new project using the arts to share the stories of Indigenous youth with a goal to explore the effects of colonization and the meaning of reconciliation. We are excited to be able to welcome to the team an Indigenous Project Coordinator for this initiative. The Project Coordinator will work on a contract basis from late January 2019 to early May 2020. This role is primarily administrative in nature, managing logistics rather than undertaking creative work. The Project Coordinator’s main responsibilities will include:

  • overseeing all logistical aspects of the project
  • regularly reporting to the full staff team, Indigenous Advisory Committee and the Board
  • managing communication with multiple partner organizations
  • implementing recommendations from consultation circles
  • recruiting and contracting artists, Elders, Knowledge Keepers and other participants
  • planning workshop sessions for story gathering
  • working with the team to coordinate logistical elements for public presentations
  • overseeing follow-up with community groups, potential partners and other arts organizations
  • assisting with outreach and networking
  • helping realize the goals of the initiative including archiving the process and putting plans in place for long-term implementation of new processes.

Sarasvàti Productions is committed to employment equity and actively encourages applications from all Indigenous candidates. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit.

We are in the early stages of developing this 18-month project. The rate of pay and weekly hours will be negotiated to match the ideal candidate’s experience and availability. The position will be based out of the Sarasvàti Productions’ office at 242 Cathedral Avenue, but with the flexibility to work off-site.

For more information on the listing, please visit: http://sarasvati.ca/hiring-project-coordinator. For more information on the company please visit: www.sarasvati.ca. To apply please forward your resume and cover letter by e-mail only to info[at]sarasvati.ca.

Deadline for application is January 30th or when the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those shortlisted will be contacted. Please note the position is dependent on funding.”

-from Sarasvàti Productions

Call to Indigenous Creators: Hothouse 12, Paid Apprenticeship at the NFB Animation Studio

“The National Film Board of Canada, in partnership with imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival, is seeking submissions from Indigenous filmmakers and artists of any age who are intrigued by animation art, for the 12th edition of Hothouse. This edition will be a 22-week paid apprenticeship in all-inclusive, real-world animation filmmaking and will be a mix of full-on training and part-time creating.

Orientation, initial training and post production services will take place at the NFB Animation Studio in Montreal, which is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters as Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Once orientation is completed, selected participants will have the option of continuing to work on their projects either from Montreal or their residing territory (urban or remote). Equipment can be provided for those working from their home territory.

We are looking for two Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit or Metis) artists residing in Canada who are willing and able to create in a hands-on animation experience. This is a chance to explore Indigenous storytelling/artistic practices through animation. Selected applicants will be supported by and paired up with an Indigenous Associate Producer, as well as an Indigenous Mentoring Director, who will both be there to assist each project through production from start to finish in this intensive experience. Hothouse is about re-imagining ways of making animation, ways that are faster, more flexible, and which embrace the many possibilities in the animation process while maintaining creative and technical excellence.”

For information on submission requirements and more, please visit: The National Film Board of Canada’s website.

-from The National Film Board of Canada

Smoke Signals: Indigenous Communications Conference (Creative Manitoba Indigenous Programs)

“The smoke signal is one of the oldest forms of long-distance communication used to gather people together for celebration, to transmit news, and to signal danger.

Hosted by Creative Manitoba Indigenous Programs, Smoke Signals is a gathering of community-engaged artists and arts leaders examining the importance of Indigenous voices in art and media. By reclaiming our roles as oral historians, we find our power through speaking out.

Our goal is to gather around the foundation of our traditional cultural teachings, transmit our Indigenous world view through the power of art and signal the dangers of cultural appropriation. We will spend the day exploring the power of words and intentions in the art world as storytellers and as Indigenous peoples.

With special guests: Elder Albert McLeod, David Garneau, Rosanna Deerchild, Lita Fontaine, Daina Warren, Sadie-Phoenix Lavoie and more to be announced! Hosted by Adeline Bird.

Location: 4th Floor, 245 McDermot Avenue, Creative Manitoba
Price: $10 (registration required) / Artist and under-employed subsidies available. Please contact Arlea at indigenous@creativemanitoba.ca
Lunch is provided

Registration Deadline: Thursday Dec 13th, 2018 at NOON

All welcome: The Smoke Signals gathering is for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, students and creatives working in the non-profit service provider sector and in commercial art galleries:
– Artists – visual, literary, craft, performance, etc.
– Art Galleries
– Art and Media Students
– Educational Institutions
– Commercial Galleries
– Artist collectives
– Activist Groups
– Non-profit artist service organizations

During the day we will:
– Understand the historical role of artists within the Indigenous community
– Learn the protocols for engaging Indigenous artists
– Recognize how the arts have the unique ability to transform and galvanize community
– Discover the strength of speaking out and telling your own story
– Acknowledge the unique Indigenous perspectives in our art and media worlds
– Understanding the importance of reclaiming our narrative in the media
– Shed light on the controversies of cultural appropriation in the art world

For more information like registration and full schedules, please visit: creativemanitoba.ca/smokesignals

-from Creative Manitoba

Indigenous Presenters in the North: Music Projects (Ontario Arts Council)


“Purpose
The program supports northern Ontario Indigenous presenters to produce music events in or around their communities.

Priorities
The program’s priorities are to:

  • strengthen and develop a northern network of Indigenous presenters
  • create opportunities for northern audiences to engage in music events
  • support opportunities for musicians from all regions to present in the north

Deadline Dates
November 29, 2018, 1 p.m. ET

Applications are available in Nova approximately two months before the deadline.
Grant results will be available approximately four months after the application deadline.

Grant amount(s)
Indigenous Presenters in the North: Music Projects – maximum $5,000
Important: Due to the number of applications received and the limited funds available, grants awarded may be smaller than the amount requested.”

For more information on this grant program and to apply, please visit Ontario Arts Council.

-from Ontario Arts Council website

Talking Treaties: a mobile performance artfully sharing local Indigenous knowledge and history (Jumblies Theatre, Toronto)

“Talking Treaties artfully shares local Indigenous history and awareness. Launched in Spring 2015, the project resulted in the Talking Treaties Spectacle, presented at Toronto’s Historic Fort York in June 2017, as part of the Indigenous Arts Festival and Jumblies’ Touching Ground Festival of new works.

Lead Artist & Director: Ange Loft
Historian & Co-Writer: Victoria Freeman
Original Music: Melody McKiver & Rosary Spence
Featured Performers: Jill Carter, Brendan Loonskin, Blaine McLeod, Jamie Oshkabewisens, Ashley Riley, Kitsuné Soleil,
Jesse Wabegijig with Candy Blair and Theresa Cutknife
Designers: Ange Loft, Sonja Rainey
Musicians: Johnny Spence, Arie van de Ven, Daev Clysdale, Gather Round Singers

When: October 4, 5, 6 at 5:30pm and October 6 & 7 at 2pm
Where: Fort York Historic Site, 250 Fort York Boulevard
Tickets are PWYC on-line or at the door
(suggested $20 or $10 for child/student/senior)
Reservations are recommended, as seats are limited

This performance runs approximately 90 minutes

This performance takes place mostly outside, and the audience moves along with the performers, with seats available for those who need them. A limited number of wheelchairs will be available on site.”

For more information, please visit: Jumblies’ website.

-from Jumblies Theatre website
Read Jumblies’ Profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory & 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