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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
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Workshop: ArtFare Essentials (Jumbiles Theatre, Toronto)

“Next Session: Oct. 28 to Nov. 3, 2018 (day off Oct. 31)

This intensive, fun, thought-provoking, immersive 6-day experience workshop facilitated by Ruth Howard and Ange Loft is an introduction to principles and practices of arts that engage with and create community; things you need to know to start your own community arts project and also as a gathering of artists and others interested in community-engaged arts. Support: Healthy snacks and some lunches are provided. Translation, including ASL, and on-site childcare can be arranged. Our venues are wheelchair accessible. We can support out-of-town attendees with help finding free or affordable accommodation.

Apply Here!

What is it?

  • An introduction to principles and practices of arts that engage with and create community;
  • Many things you need to know to start your own community arts project;
  • An orientation to potential work or internships with Jumblies;
  • A gathering of artists and others interested in community-engaged arts;
  • A mix of presentation, discussion, art-making, site visits and take-home resources;
  • An intensive, fun, thought-provoking, immersive 6-day experience.

Topics include:

  • Definitions, terms, & guiding principles
  • Project planning
  • Partnerships
  • Research
  • Facilitation
  • Creating relationships across difference
  • Aesthetics and ethics
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Navigating conflicts and challenges
  • History of Jumblies and Offshoots
  • Evaluation, documentation & legacy”

For more information and to apply for the upcoming session, please visit Jumblies Theatre.

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

ArtFare Essentials 2018 (Jumblies Theatre)

January 26th – February 1st, 2018
Apply Online

What is it?

  • “An intensive workshop on the principles and practices of art that engages with and creates community;
  • A 6-day exhilarating experiential journey of learning and artmaking;
  • Everything (or many things!) you need to know to launch your own project;
  • Open to artists from all forms and traditions and others with an interest in community-engaged arts;
  • A blend of presentations, discussions, hands-on activities, creative explorations and take-home resources;
  • Lead by Ruth Howard, Artistic Director of Jumblies Theatre, with other co-facilitators and guest artists;
  • Adaptable to diverse partnerships, contexts, interests and regions across Canada.

Topics include:

  • Definitions, values & core principles
  • Guiding and safeguarding your vision
  • Project start-up & basics
  • Partnerships (cross-sector)
  • Budgets, resources and grants
  • Arts-based and oral history research
  • Facilitation
  • Aesthetics and ethics
  • Interdisciplinary collaborations
  • Creative processes
  • Cross-cultural collaboration
  • Conflict and challenges
  • History of community plays/arts
  • Evaluation and documentation
  • Legacy and sustainability
  • Others according to partners’ interests

Cost: $300
(limited sliding scale and work exchanges places available)
Snacks and some meals provided.

Accommodation: For out of town registrants, we can help you find free or affordable billets.

Certification: Attendees will receive a certificate of completion from the Jumblies Studio.

This workshop can also be adapted for other Ontario and Canadian locations.

If you are interested in attending or in bringing a workshop to your community, please get in touch with Jumblies Theatre.”

-submitted by Jumblies Theatre
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Talking Treaties Spectacle & Under the Concrete (Touching Ground Festival)

Talking Treaties is a participatory multi-arts project, with the goal of artfully sharing local Indigenous knowledge and awareness. Talking Treaties engaged over 300 participants in its research and development, generating symbols, poetry, and expressive maps, which have influenced and are now featured as content in the production. This project strives to expand meaning, knowledge, and personal relationships to encompass the historical and contemporary responsibilities we share as treaty people.

Talking Treaties Spectacle
A large-scale immersive performance and installation, bringing together professional and community performers.

Under the Concrete
A choral reflection on our themes of history, questioning, learning and acknowledging for all of who now live on this land.

Friday, June 23, 6:30 pm
Saturday, June 24, 12-6 pm (installation only)
Sunday, June 25, 5 pm”

For more information about the Touching Ground Festival including the full festival schedule, please visit

-submitted by Jumblies Theatre
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The Touching Ground Festival (Jumblies Theatre, Toronto)

“This spring Jumblies is producing the Touching Ground Festival – a suite of new works on a common theme – the culmination of many activities with many people over the past three years of inhabiting this brand new and ancient location – now called CityPlace, in this place now called Toronto. During our time here, we have delved into the Indigenous and layered histories and current sounds, sights and voices of the area, while also making connections across the city and the country. Threads from all of these explorations appear in our activities over the coming weeks.

As many of you already know, starting on Saturday May 13th, until the end of June, Touching Ground events will be taking place in three main areas: The Ground Floor (132 Fort York Blvd), Evergreen Brick Works (555 Bayview Ave.), and Historic Fort York (250 Fort York Blvd). In addition, Jumblies will be collaborating with our partners elsewhere in Toronto.

Click on each event for more information about some of our Festival highlights:

Plus: three short films, a giant turtle quilt, comics, a new musical in-progress, workshops, exhibitions, celebrations, and more!

For more information, including a full list of festival events, schedule, workshops, and how to get involved visit

-submitted by Jumblies Theatre
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Learn about Community Arts funding programs and experience a participatory jury process (Mississauga)


“Jumblies Theatre, Toronto, in partnership with the Art Gallery of Mississauga, hosts a Mock Jury with Loree Lawrence, Multi & Inter-Arts, Community Engaged Arts and Community Arts Program Officer for Ontario Arts Council.

Register is required as space is limited!

Friday, September 23, 5-8pm, Committee Room A, Mississauga Civic Centre, 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga.

For more details on the Mock Jury, please see the flyer above or visit

-submitted by Jumblies Theatre
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Jumblies & CAHEP Present Four Lands: An Interactive Art-Making Project, April 11-17 (Thunder Bay, ON)

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“Join Jumblies Theatre (of Toronto), and Community Arts & Heritage Education Project (CAHEP) as we explore our community stories through miniature making, written word, visual art, dance, music, and more!

Four Lands is an interactive art-making project creating and bringing to life miniature worlds to express differing perspectives on the place where we live. We will create, the Goodland, the Badland, the Lostland, and the Dreamland through responses to questions such as:
How do we learn more deeply about a place?
How do different people sharing the same land can experience it differently?
What are the loves, dreams, challenges, and hidden stories in Thunder Bay?

Bring yourselves, your stories, and your inspiration and be a part of this important opportunity. Free and accessible, everyone is welcome!

Monday April 11th:
Project Launch – Baggage Building Arts Centre at Prince Arthur’s Landing, 5-8pm

Tuesday April 12th:
Artmaking Drop-in – Baggage Building Arts Centre – 5-8pm

Wednesday April 13th:
Artist Workshop, Part 1 – Baggage Building Arts Centre- 5-8pm*

Thursday April 14th:
Artmaking Drop-in – Baggage Building Arts Centre – 1:00-3:30pm
Artist Workshop, Part 2 – Baggage Building Arts Centre – 5-8pm*

Friday April 15th:
Artmaking Drop-in – Victoriaville Mall (East Entrance near the Bargain Shop) – 2:30-5pm
Artmaking Drop-in – Minnesota Park (820 Minnesota Street) – 5:30-8:00 pm

Saturday April 16th:
Artmaking Drop-in – Victoriaville Mall (East Entrance near the Bargain Shop)- 11am-1pm
Artmaking Drop-in & performance explorations – Baggage Building, 3-5pm

Sunday April 17th:
Final interactive installation, performance and celebration – Baggage Building Arts Centre (indoors & out), Noon-4pm

*Advance registration requested”

Visit the Facebook Event page for more information!

Posted with permission from Alana Forslund
Read CAHEP’s profile on ArtBridges’ Directory and Map of Community-Engaged Arts

Artfare Essentials Workshop – Registration! (Jumblies, Dec. 12-18, Toronto)


Jumblies is about to hold our annual Toronto 6-day Artfare Essentials workshop from December 12 to 18 (day off Dec. 15). We are almost full up, but are taking names for final places, starting a waiting list and might offer it again in February if there is sufficient interest.

You can read more about it here:
And download an application form here:

-submitted by Jumblies
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First Story Toronto Indigenous History Bus Tour of Scarborough


Jumblies and the Community Arts Guild are co-presenting a First Story Toronto Indigenous History Bus Tour of Scarborough on the afternoon of Saturday Nov. 28th. There are still a few seats left. There might be a small charge to help cover the cost. E-mail if you are interested in joining us, and we will send you details.

-submitted by Jumblies
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Platform A: funding opportunities for artists (Toronto)


PLATFORM A is a strategic initiative of the Toronto Arts Council in collaboration with Arts for Children and Youth, Art Starts, Jumblies Theatre, and SKETCH and CUE. Each organization will be offering grants of up to $1000 to support art projects in any discipline.


  • Reside in Toronto
  • Have experience in any art form or tradition
  • Have experience in their arts practice
  • Have not received funding from the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, or other substantial arts funding
  • Can work on their project between January and April 2016
  • Can present or share their project at a public showcase in June 2016″

For more information, please visit

-submitted by Jumblies Theatre
See the profiles of Art StartsArts for Children and YouthJumblies Theatre & SKETCH in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map