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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

Women’s Comedy Night Fundraiser (Sarasvàti Productions, Winnipeg)

Sarasvàti Productions presents our third annual Women’s Comedy Night Fundraiser!

November 14th 7PM (doors open at 5:30pm) 9:30pm (doors open at 9pm)
Club 200 (190 Garry St)
Tickets: $15 For tickets and information, visit http://sarasvati.ca/product/womens-comedy-night-2018/ or call us at (204) 586-2236.

We are so excited to share some of Winnipeg’s funniest women! Join us for the early show or the racier late night performance. Come for the laughs and support life-changing theatre at the same time. Last year, both performances sold out, so be sure to get your tickets early to avoid disappointment! Hosted by Dana Smith Produced by Elissa Black Wolf Kixen Featuring: Ana Damaskin Dione C. Haynes Mayrah Kalah Danielle Kayahara Dawn Lavand Angie StMars

About Sarasvàti Productions
“Sarasvàti Productions is an independent theatre company in Winnipeg that is dedicated to using theatre to promote human understanding. We’re named after the Indic goddess of inspiration and great change, which reflects our desire to work with artists and the community in order to address relevant social issues. We’ve been in existence since 1998 and a registered charity since 2003. We produce FemFest (an annual festival of plays by women for everyone), a wide range of plays, community tours, workshops of new creations and projects that support emerging artists.'”

-submitted by Sarasvàti Productions
Read Sarasvàti Productions’ profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map.

Call for Proposals: FemFest 2019 (Sarasvàti Productions, Winnipeg)

“CALL FOR SCRIPTS AND PROPOSALS: FEMFEST 2019: All the World’s a Stage

Celebrating Winnipeg’s 17th Festival of Life-Changing Theatre for Everyone

Sarasvàti Productions is accepting submissions for its 17th annual FemFest, which will take place in September 2019.

We are currently seeking submissions of scripts for production, short performance pieces for various showcases and applications from storytellers interested in participating. Our focus this year is work that explores global connections. All submissions must be from Canadian women. We use an inclusive definition of “woman” and “female” and we welcome pieces created by all who fit under either of these categories/identifiers. Technical and set requirements must be minimal due to the festival setting. A reading committee will assess submissions in order to program a balanced festival.”

For more information please visit: Sarasvàti Productions’ website.

-from Sarasvàti Productions
Read Sarasvàti Productions’ profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map.

Call for Proposals: Community Artist Series (Art City, Winnipeg)

Ongoing Open Call for Proposals: Community Artist Series

Art City is hiring Winnipeg based artists to lead collaborative art workshops at our studio in West Broadway and at our Community Programs sites in Central Park, Daniel McIntyre, Elwick, Spence, Transcona, and West Alexander.

There is no deadline for submissions

Artists can submit workshop proposals using the application form, available for download here. Please attach a CV or Resume if available.

Things to keep in mind while writing an Art City workshop proposal:

-Workshops should be suitable for all ages
-Workshops can be for 1, 2, or 3 days, maximum once per year per artist.
-Artists are welcome to submit more than one workshop idea
-Workshops should be designed so that participants are able to express individual creativity”

For further information about Art City and the call please visit: www.artcityinc.com/get-involved

-from Art City Inc.

Sarasvàti Productions presents FemFest 2018: Staging Resistance! (Winnipeg)

Sarasvàti Productions presents FemFest 2018: Staging Resistance! The 16th annual festival features life-changing theatre for everyone and will feature performers from Toronto to Morocco plus a new art walking tour.

Experience the powerful blend of Indian dance and theatre, hear from DIY theatre-maker Norah Paton, and take in an award-winning performer Donna-Michelle St. Bernard speaking truth to power using spoken word, storytelling and hip-hop. At FemFest 2018: Staging Resistance, the stories of brave and diverse performers take centre stage. Whether you see one production or the entire festival, you are sure to leave with a new understanding of what it means to embrace individuality.

Our amazing line-up includes:
The Game with Manohar PerformingArts, written by Shymala Dakshinamurti and Sowmya Dakshinamurti
Burnt by Norah Paton
Sound of the Beast by Donna-Michelle St Bernard
White Man’s Indian by Darla Contois
La Civilisation, ma mère based on the novel by Driss Chraïbi, adapted by Emilie Malosse with L’aparte Theatre and Compagnie du jour.

We’re also offering workshops and readings through the festival. For tickets and information, please visit: www.femfest.ca

About Sarasvàti Productions: Founded in Winnipeg in 2000, we seek to inspire artists and audiences through the use of theatre and to provide a place where artists can develop, showcase their skills and celebrate their creativity. FemFest has been up and kicking since 2003 and to date has showcased hundreds of artists!”

-submitted by Sarasvàti Productions
Read Sarasvàti Productions’ profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map.

FemFest 2018: Staging Resistance (Sarasvàti Productions, Winnipeg)

Sarasvàti Productions presents FemFest 2018: Staging Resistance! The 16th annual festival features life-changing theatre for everyone and will feature performers from Toronto to Morocco plus a new art walking tour.

Experience the powerful blend of Indian dance and theatre, hear from DIY theatre-maker Norah Paton, and take in an award-winning performer speaking truth to power using spoken word, storytelling and hip-hop. At FemFest 2018: Staging Resistance, the stories of brave and diverse performers take centre stage. Whether you see one production or the entire festival, you are sure to leave with a new understanding on what it means to embrace individuality.

Our amazing line-up includes:
The Game
Burnt
Sound of the Beast
White Man’s Indian
La Civilisation, ma mère!

We’re also offering workshops and readings through the festival. For tickets and information, please visit: www.femfest.ca

About Sarasvàti Productions: Founded in Winnipeg in 2000, we seek to inspire artists and audiences through the use of theatre and to provide a place where artists can develop, showcase their skills and celebrate their creativity. FemFest has been up and kicking since 2003 and to date has showcased hundreds of artists!”

-submitted by Sarasvàti Productions
Read Sarasvàti Productions’ profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map.

CBC Arts Article: Art City Inc. Winnipeg

CBC Arts shares with us a recent article on Tyler Malissa Ritchot, a participant of Art City Inc.’s programming in Winnipeg. Here’s an excerpt from the article, as well as a video below to learn more about Tyler, the costumes and Art City! It’s great that these special stories about the work going on in community-engaged arts centers are publicized!

“Tyler first got hooked on costume-making when they saw tutorials on YouTube. Then, they attended a mascot-making workshop at Winnipeg’s Art City studios, a community art space that gives young people access to the tools and resources they need to make their creative ideas into real stuff — like the kind of oversized costumes they now specialize in. “[It] just caught my attention instantly and I was like, ‘I want one, so I’m going to make one.'”

Read the full CBC Arts article here.

-from CBC Arts
Read Art City’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Profile Highlight: ArtBeat Studio Inc. (Winnipeg)

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.

Artbeat Studio Inc. is a unique community based, peer directed program that provides social supports, working art studio and gallery space, and mentorship for individuals living with mental illness for the purpose of recovery and empowerment. Artbeat Studio is a non-profit registered charity committed to decreasing stigma and discrimination that coincides with mental illness and poverty through positive action, mental health education and advocacy.”

To read more about Artbeat Studio Inc., please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Request for Proposals: 2018/19 Professional Guest Artist Series (Art City, Winnipeg)

Art City invites local, national, and international professional artists to submit proposals to lead collaborative art workshops at our studio in 2018/19.

Founded by artist Wanda Koop, Art City is a not-for-profit community art studio located in West Broadway, a culturally diverse and densely populated neighborhood in the heart of Winnipeg’s inner city. Art City is dedicated to providing people of all ages with innovative and professional art programming, free of charge, frequently featuring workshops based on the practices of guest artists. Art City’s primary goal is to provide space and tools for anyone who wishes to express themselves creatively.

Workshop Information
• While Art City is open to all ages, most participants are elementary to middle school age children (6 – 14) who live in the West Broadway community. Older youth, adults, and seniors also regularly participate in Art City programs.
• An average of 25 participants drop in each workshop, some attending most days, others attending only once, arriving and leaving at different times throughout the evening. Workshop activities should ideally be planned to accommodate both short-term and long- term participation.
• Workshops are scheduled for a one-week period, Monday to Friday from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Artists, staff, and volunteers are required to be at Art City between 3:00 pm (set up) and 8:00 pm (closing time). A healthy snack (dinner) is served mid-way through each workshop and enjoyed by all present.
• The Art City studio is a versatile space that can be used as a wide-open work area, filled with tables and chairs, or transformed into an immersive installation. The main studio area measures approximately 27’L x 19’ W x 11’H.
• Art City maintains an inventory of art supplies and owns specialized equipment related to ceramics, film photography, digital photography, and digital arts including audio and video equipment and software.
• Selected guest artists will be supported in developing, managing, and facilitating their workshops by the Artistic Director, Studio Manager, staff, and volunteers.
Art City workshops are most successful when…
• The proposed workshop reflects the artist’s own art practice.
• The activities make sense, make use of examples, and can be explained in a clear and concise manner as participants arrive throughout the workshop.
• Participants learn something new.
• Participants create something they can take home to share with friends and family.
• Working on collaborative projects, participants are able to create individual components that combine to make a larger finished piece.
• The activities are culturally relevant to participants own lives.

Submission Deadline: Monday, March 26, 2018
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
Email proposals to: submissions[at]artcityinc.com

More details on this Request for Proposals can be viewed here.

For further information about Art City and the Professional Guest Artist Series, contact Artistic Director, Eddie Ayoub at: ad[at]artcityinc.com ”

-from Art City Inc. newsletter

FOUR LANDS of WINNIPEG (Jan 12-20)

FOUR LANDS of WINNIPEG, Jan. 12 to 20, 2018
Created & Produced by Jumblies Theatre
In partnership with Creative Manitoba & the Edge Gallery and Urban Arts Centre

“How can we learn more about the places we live? What is available to the senses and what has to be reached through memory, history and imagination? How do different people sharing the same land experience it differently? Four Lands is a travelling project from Toronto-based Jumblies Theatre that explores these questions with local artists and residents. Mixing of visual arts, words, music and movement, we bring to life imaginary miniature worlds: Goodland, Badland, Lostland, and Dreamland.

For one week, Four Lands will reside at Winnipeg’s Edge Gallery and Urban Arts Centre. Here we will build an evolving and interactive gallery, as well as take activities out to community groups. The week will culminate with a Saturday exhibition, short performances, light refreshments and hands-on art activities.

Four Lands reminds us that how we experience a place depends on many things: culture, age, work, wealth, health, pastimes, relationships, histories and life experiences. This project offers fun and accessible ways to enter into complex questions and spark thought, conversation, curiosity and understanding across differing and converging perspectives.

Four Lands has so far visited Northern Ontario, the Ottawa Valley, Vancouver, Nova Scotia, Toronto, Saskatchewan, and will be travelling to Montreal and Mississauga later this winter.

Project Opening Ceremony:
with Albert McLeod
Creative Manitoba
Sacred Circle
4th floor, 245 McDermot Avenue
Friday Jan. 12 4:00 to 5:30 pm

Artmaking Drop-ins:
Edge Gallery and Urban Arts Centre
611 Main Street
Tuesday Jan. 16 – Friday Jan. 19,
2:00 to 5:00pm
Tuesday Jan. 16 – Friday Jan. 19,
6:30 to 8:30pm

Finale Presentation:
Edge Gallery and Urban Arts Centre
611 Main Street
Saturday Jan. 20, 2:00 to 5:00pm

Free, everyone welcome!

Artists: from Toronto: Ruth Howard, Adrienne Marcus Raja; from Winnipeg: Lindsey Bond, Kelly Campbell, Darla Contois, Braiden Houle, René Joshi Sims, Ted Longbottom &others.

Funders: Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council

To find out more about the project and how to take part, please visit jumbliestheatre.org

-submitted by Creative Manitoba
photo by Elizabeth Lott