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ArtFare Essentials 2018 (Jumblies Theatre)

January 26th – February 1st, 2018
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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
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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

Artbridges’ Community Arts 101 Audio Series: Jumblies Theatre

The next installment in ArtBridges’ Community Arts 101 audio series comes from Jumblies Theatre!



The voices you hear in the recording are:
Mackenzie Konecny is a visual artist who enjoys drawing, painting, sculpture, miniature making and much more.
Parker Dirks is a visual artist with an interdisciplinary practice and a trans*, feminist, sustainable food activist.
Keith McNair is Managing Director at Jumblies Theatre.
Sam Egan is Operations Coordinator at Jumblies Theatre.

“Jumblies expands where art happens, who gets to be part of it, what forms it takes and which stories it tells. This impulse has led us outside of specialized art places, and to place participants at the core of our projects, as a bridge between artists and audience. We say “Everyone is welcome!” and grapple with the implications – social and aesthetic – of trying to mean it.

We adapt, combine and play with forms of theatre and arts production placed in new situations, with equal attention to all stages (before, during, after). Our performances and presentations, albeit highly-produced, are steps in a process, whose ultimate product is the experience, the change wrought, and the memory – the transient micro-utopia and its after-effects.” (from Jumblies About page)

For more information about Jumblies, visit or read their profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map.

With funding support from the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, we are producing a short introductory Community Arts video. With the help of videographer and filmmaker Andrea Dorfman from Halifax, we have produced a video for people who would like to know what “community arts” “community-engaged arts” & “arts for social change” are about.

During the videomaking process we’ve unfortunately had to cut a lot of great contributions from the video, but we still want these voices to be heard! We are starting an audio series on our blog that will feature voices from different initiatives that lent their voices. Please look forward to hear what they have to say about community arts and what is means to them.

If you’d like to add your voice, please contact us at!

Click to hear previous voices from ArtBridges’ Community Arts 101 Audio Series.

-compiled by Lisa Tran, ArtBridges Content Coordinator. Content for this post provided by Keith McNair & Jumblies Theatre


ArtBridges at Dream Big: The Northern Conference for the Arts, May 27-30 (North Bay, ON)

DreamBig_announcementArtBridges is excited to be part of Dream Big: The Northern Conference for the Arts this week in North Bay, ON. Representing ArtBridges will be Seanna Connell (Co-Founder & Project Director) and Cora-Rae Silk (Indigenous Community Arts Coordinator). Please come say hi or drop us a line at if you’d like to meet for a coffee or lunch. We’d love to meet with you!

ArtBridges will be facilitating a workshop, Connectivity in the Arts: Increasing Your Network, on Friday, May 29th at 2:15pm at Cecil’s Eatery & Beer Society; and will be joining fellow panelists Victoria Ward, Rihkee Strapp, and moderator Stephanie van Doleweerd for Making Connections Through Technology on Saturday, May 30th at 2:15pm at WKP Kennedy Gallery.
– Cora-Rae Silk, Indigenous Community Arts Coordinator


From White Water Gallery:


With only a week to go the White Water Gallery is completing the final preparations for the Dream Big Conference taking place at the Capitol Centre from May 27 – 30, 2015. The four-day arts conference will feature several keynote addresses, a dozen panel discussions, workshops, performances, free information sessions, and much more.

The conference was developed to explore a wide range of issues facing artists and arts organizations in Northern Ontario, and many of the more than sixty presenters attending the conference are representatives of cultural spaces from the region. Youth engagement, communications strategies, community building, and arts advocacy are just a few of the topics that will be discussed. The Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Ontario Trillium Foundation are also offering free information sessions about their various funding programs on May 27.

One of the major themes that will be explored is the benefits of partnership development, and the conference itself is a prime example. The White Water Gallery established partnerships with more than 20 organizations during the development of this conference, in addition to its three primary partners: Aanmitaagzi, Jumblies Theatre, and Zakide. White Water Gallery will also be publishing a document later this year outlining the process that this conference followed as a model for future collaborative events and a resource for arts groups across Canada.

Passes for the conference may be purchased from the Capitol Centre Box Office (705-474-4747) or online through their website: They may be purchased for the day, the evening events, or the entire conference. Passes are not needed for the free events, although advanced registration may be required. A full schedule of events may be found at

This conference was made possible through an investment of $120,000 over two years from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, a $10,000 Visual Arts Project Grant from the Ontario Arts Council, and a Local Initiative Contribution of $5,000 from NECO.

For more information, please contact:
White Water Gallery
122 Main St. E, P.O. Box 1491
North Bay, ON P1B 8K6
(705) 476-2444

Submitted by Clayton Windatt
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