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Groundstory: roundtables addressing the affects of gentrification on the arts in Ontario

“Are you concerned about loss of affordable spaces for the arts in rapidly gentrifying neighbourhoods across Canada?

Groundstory is a cross-sectoral effort to identify and address the effects of gentrification on the arts in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, and across Canada through a deep commitment to shared learning online.

Facilitated by ArtsPond with generous funding from Ontario Trillium Foundation, upcoming activities include Round the Block public roundtables in Toronto (May 3) and Hamilton (May 7). At these free events, vulnerable arts and culture workers impacted by the lack or loss of affordable and accessible spaces and housing are invited to share their perspectives in an open community dialogue. The stories and evidence gathered will be used to help determine specific interventions to take place in subsequent stages. Additional roundtables are also in the works for other communities across the GTHA throughout 2018.

Visit Groundstory.ca for more details and to RSVP.”

-submitted by Groundstory

Profile Highlight: Art Forms Youth Art Studio (Hamilton)

As ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory grows, we realize that it’s a bit overwhelming to read through all of the profiles. We’re hoping that by occasionally highlighting some profiles on our blog, you may learn about an initiative that you may not have initially seen in the directory. Also, if you know of a Canadian community-engaged arts for social change initiative that isn’t in our directory, but should be, please let us know! We love and need your input/feedback in building this resource! -Lisa, Content Coordinator at ArtBridges.

Art Forms Youth Art Studio works with youth to build their skills, community, and future through the arts. We are an arts organization driven by youth. We work with youth who face barriers. ”

To read more about Art Forms Youth Art Studio, please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Resource Highlight | Expressing Vibrancy

Expressing Vibrancy
CoBALT Connects | ON | 2015
CoBALT Connects, CRUNCH Lab, LIVE Lab, Centre for Community Study, City of Hamilton

“Expressing Vibrancy is a research project that looks at neighbourhoods through the lens of culture…In its simplest form, Expressing Vibrancy’s aim is to answer the question of what makes a community culturally vibrant, and to whom. The study forms a big-picture understanding of neighbourhoods by examining them through a cultural lens.” The study findings are expressed through interactive maps as well as reports that can be found on the project website.”

Click on the ArtBridges Resource Portal listing for more details.

Howling Moons – Presented by The Sweetgrass Sisters Collective (Sep 30, Hamilton)

“The Sweetgrass Sisters Collective is proud to present their inaugural event, Howling Moons, taking place Saturday, September 30th, 2017 in Hamilton, Ontario. Howling Moons is a curated celebration of Indigenous art, performance, teachings and culture.

Founded in January 2017 by Jasmin Glaw (Algonquin / German) and Jessica Lea Fleming (Métis / Scottish), The Sweetgrass Sisters Collective (TSSC) aims to connect communities, create opportunity for Indigenous expression and celebrate the beauty of Indigenous cultures.

With support from the Ontario Arts Council and the City of Hamilton Canada 150 Fund, The Sweetgrass Sisters Collective will present Hamilton’s first Howling Moons festival. Daytime programming will take place at the Fischer Gallery, Art Gallery of Hamilton from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., and will feature teachings from local Knowledge Keepers and Hoop Dance performance + Talking Circle with award winning dancer Nimkii Osawamick from Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory.

Admission to this event is free and includes light, traditional foods.
All ages welcome.

Facebook | Instagram: @sweetgrass_sisters_collective | Twitter: @TSSChamont”

-from The Sweetgrass Sisters Collective

Profile Highlight: Hamilton Youth Poets

As ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory grows, we realize that it’s a bit overwhelming to read through all of the profiles. We’re hoping that by occasionally highlighting some profiles on our blog, you may learn about an initiative that you may not have initially seen in the directory. Also, if you know of a Canadian community-engaged arts for social change initiative that isn’t in our directory, but should be, please let us know! We love and need your input/feedback in building this resource! -Lisa, Content Coordinator at ArtBridges.

Hamilton Youth Poets (HYP) was “created in 2012 to give the Hamilton community’s youth the opportunity to develop their creative skills and have their voices heard. HYP has grown into a community hub centered around literacy and evolved into an arts organization that engages Hamilton youth in the act of telling and celebrating their own, authentic stories through year-round programming in spoken word, verse, multimedia, and new age journalism. The work is celebrated every spring in an awe inspiring culmination through the annual youth hip-hop poetry festival, Louder Than A Bomb Canada (LTABC), which brings together communities in a communal, barrier-breaking celebration of our differences.”

To read more about Hamilton Youth Poets, please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Collaborative Community Art Exhibition (Centre3 Gallery, Hamilton)

Centre3 Gallery - Hammer

“What does Sailor Moon have to do with Steel Town?
Come to Centre3 and find out!”

“Waterfront Property (Steely Neighbourhoods) & Steeltown Views
This three-part Community Art Exhibition involved industrial sector neighbourhood residents, McMaster university students, New Canadian children, and Hamilton artists, in a collaborative inquiry of “the feel of steel.” Photographs, collagraphs and mixed media prints relate their visual interpretations of Hamilton’s Steel Town identity.

Exhibition runs from July 12 to August 17, 2013

Opening Reception on Friday, July 12, 7 – 10 pm

Community Gathering on Monday, July 15, 7 – 9 pm
Greetings by His Worship Mayor Bob Bratina (Mayor of the City of Hamilton), Lynda Lukasik (Environment Hamilton), Bryce Kanbara (artist), project participants, and more” 

-submitted by Ingrid Mayrhofer, Community Arts Coordinator, Centre3
All photos courtesy of Centre3

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