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Job Opportunities / Postes à combler (MASC, Ottawa)

“In its 29th year, MASC is a dynamic, midsized charitable organization that works with 140 professional artists from diverse cultural backgrounds. MASC artists work in schools and community settings, offering experiences of artistic excellence and creative process that awakens creativity, deepens awareness and encourages understanding. Performances and workshops are offered in English and French in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec, across all artistic disciplines.

MASC Bookings Coordinator

The MASC Bookings Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that all aspects of the booking process for MASC’s programs are managed efficiently, with concern for providing high quality service and for maintaining good relationships with venues and artists. The Bookings Coordinator will carry out these duties in partnership with the Program Directors.

MASC English Program Director

The English Program Director is responsible for establishing and maintaining positive relationships with artists, school board and community partners, with concern for providing consistent, high-quality service. They will be responsible for the development of MASC’s English program, managing a professional artist roster who will offer culturally diverse programs that meet the needs of the clients. They will be responsible for organizing events in partnership with English school boards and community partners and within the MASC organization. They will carry out these duties in partnership with the Executive Director(s), the French Program Director and the Bookings Coordinator.

MASC Office Manager and Event Assistant

The MASC Office Manager and Event Assistant is responsible for the efficient running of all office administrative and support systems, Event support, Social Media and Volunteer management.”

For full job descriptions and more information, please visit www.masconline.ca

-from MASC
Read Awesone Arts/MASC’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

MASC est un organisme dynamique, à but non lucratif, qui collabore avec 140 artistes professionnels de diverses origines culturelles, depuis 29 ans. Ces derniers œuvrent dans les écoles et la communauté, offrant des expériences d’excellence artistique et de processus créatifs qui éveillent l créativité, approfondissent la conscience et encouragent la compréhension. Des spectacles et des ateliers sont offerts en anglais et en français dans l’est de l’Ontario et l’ouest du Québec, dans toutes les disciplines artistiques.

Coordonnateur aux réservations

Le coordonnateur aux réservations est responsable d’assurer l’efficacité de tous les aspects du processus de réservation des programmes de MASC, en veillant à fournir un service de haute qualité et à entretenir de bonnes relations avec les écoles, les établissements communautaires et les artistes. Le coordonnateur aux réservations s’acquittera de ces tâches en collaboration avec les directeurs de programme.

Gestionnaire de bureau et assistant aux événements

Le gestionnaire de bureau et assistant aux événements est responsable d’assurer le bon fonctionnement du bureau et de ses systèmes d’administration, d’offrir une assistance aux évènements, d’assurer la gestion des médias sociaux et des bénévoles.”

Pour en savoir plus : http://www.masconline.ca/fr/qui-nous-sommes/nous-embauchons.aspx

-source : MASC
Lire le profil de MASC dans notre répertoire et carte de l’art communautaire au Canada

Profile Highlight: Neighbourhood Arts Ottawa | L’Art des quartiers d’Ottawa

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.

Neighbourhood Arts Ottawa, a community-engaged arts program of Arts Network Ottawa, gives artists the opportunity to collaborate with community partners and participants to co-create arts projects, build relationships with community groups, and gain professional development through mentorship experiences, events and symposia. This program connects artists, arts groups, community partners, and supporters across sectors. Community-engaged arts are a proven method for community building, helping individuals feel more connected in their neighbourhoods, inspiring community pride and encouraging continued arts creation participation. The program aims to increase the number of Ottawans who are active producers of art in their communities. This program was made possible with generous support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Ottawa Community Foundation.”

To read more about Neighbourhood Arts Ottawa | L’Art des quartiers d’Ottawa, please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival (Aug 8-12, Algonquin Territory)

August 8-12, 2018
Celebrating Indigenous Arts in Algonquin Territory
Ottawa • Canada

The Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival is excited to announce our 7th annual festival, screening the best in Indigenous film from Canada and around the world.

Highlights:

This year’s festival takes place over 5 days, and includes our traditional opening night outdoor film screening on the beautiful Asinabka (Victoria Island), 3 evenings of film in the Theatre at the Canadian Museum of Nature – Musée canadien de la nature, Matinee Film Screenings at the Odawa Friendship Centre, our Hot Culture Art Exhibition Openings at Gallery 101, a Latinx Indigenous Fashion Show, as well as our Sound/Tracks presentation of audio-visual performances in partnership with SAW Video, and our evening of live contemporary Indigenous music.

Our 2018 program and entire festival schedule is published on our website:
www.asinabkafestival.org

-from the Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival

The Art of Changing The World (Nov 3-5, Ottawa)

“We invite you to join us in Ottawa November 3-5, 2017 for a lively gathering of #artists, #researchers, #students and #activists from many sectors in Canada and abroad who are working for progressive change.

Around the world, specialized #community-based arts initiatives (in theatre, dance, music, visual, literary arts, social circus, urban arts, and more) are emerging as effective forms of collective social inquiry and action.

This work is growing in many contexts, including: social and environmental justice; education; inter-generational and intercultural initiatives; diverse health sectors; community development initiatives; conflict transformation and justice systems; initiatives for youth, seniors, new Canadians; Aboriginal communities; and social enterprise.

This will NOT be the usual conference; #dialogue will be central to our activities. Video showings, displays of your materials and space for informal conversations round out the program.

Whether you’re deeply involved or newly interested in arts-infused change work, we hope that ACW 2017 will provide you with useful knowledge, skills and perspectives in a wide range of topics – from emerging practices, including facilitation and new forms of partnerships, to current arts-infused research and funding opportunities/policies.

More information regarding program schedule, venue, hotels, and registration: https://icasc.ca/program

For those who can’t attend the gathering in Ottawa, we’ve posted info about Kitchen Table Chataquas.
https://icasc.ca/kitchen-table-chataquas

-from ASC facebook
Read International Centre of Art for Social Change’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

The ART of Changing the World (ACW)

The ART of Changing the World (ACW)
When: November 3-5, 2017
Where: Carleton University, Ottawa

Early bird registration rates end September 15th!

“We invite you to join us in Ottawa November 3-5, 2017 for a lively gathering of #artists, #researchers, #students and #activists from many sectors in Canada and abroad who are working for progressive change.

Around the world, specialized #community-based arts initiatives (in theatre, dance, music, visual, literary arts, social circus, urban arts, and more) are emerging as effective forms of collective social inquiry and action.

This work is growing in many contexts, including: social and environmental justice; education; inter-generational and intercultural initiatives; diverse health sectors; community development initiatives; conflict transformation and justice systems; initiatives for youth, seniors, new Canadians; Aboriginal communities; and social enterprise.

This will NOT be the usual conference; #dialogue will be central to our activities. Video showings, displays of your materials and space for informal conversations round out the program.

Whether you’re deeply involved or newly interested in arts-infused change work, we hope that ACW 2017 will provide you with useful knowledge, skills and perspectives in a wide range of topics – from emerging practices, including facilitation and new forms of partnerships, to current arts-infused research and funding opportunities/policies.

More information regarding program schedule, venue, hotels, and registration: https://icasc.ca/program

For those who can’t attend the gathering in Ottawa, we’ve posted info about Kitchen Table Chataquas.
https://icasc.ca/kitchen-table-chataquas

-from The International Centre of Art for Social Change Facebook Page
Read International Centre of Art for Social Change’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Call for Volunteers: Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival

Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival is looking for volunteers!
Now in our 6th year, we have a diverse spectrum of Indigenous film, media arts, music, workshops and special presentations!

We’re looking for volunteers to help with guests on Asinabka (Victoria Island) for our gala screening of Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World, various film screenings at the Canadian Museum of Nature, AsinFest Music Series/Body Language music/art show at Gallery 101, and special presentations. All volunteers will receive a free pass to all events and afterparties. Please contact us at asinabkafestival@gmail.com to sign up or for more information.”

For more information about the festival, please visit Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival’s website.

-from Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival

Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival (August 9-13)

Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival
“Celebrating Indigenous Arts in Algonquin Territory”
August 9-13, 2017
Ottawa, Ontario Canada

The 6th annual Asinabka Festival is excited to present the best contemporary Indigenous film, art and music from Canada and around the world. The Festival takes place over 5 days at Asinabka (Victoria Island), the Canadian Museum of Nature, Gallery 101 and Platform Gallery, from August 9-13, 2017.

The Festival begins the evening of Wednesday, August 9 at Aboriginal Experiences on Victoria Island with a welcoming celebration of traditional and contemporary Indigenous music and dance. At sunset we will have an outdoor screening of our opening night film “Rumble: The Indians who Rocked the World”.

Our schedule includes 3 evenings of film in the Theatre at the Canadian Museum of Nature – Musée canadien de la nature, as well as Matinee Film Screenings, a Midnight Film Screening, a Gallery Crawl with 2 art openings at Gallery 101 & Platform Gallery, and live Indigenous music as a part of the “Asin Fest Music Series”.

For more information about the festival, please visit Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival’s website.

-from Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival

ARTicipate Project Grant (AOE Arts Council, Ottawa)

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“The ARTicipate Project Grants Program enhances artistic activity at the Shenkman Arts Centre by supporting high quality programming in all disciplines through grants awarded to local artists and arts organizations that will be presenting or exhibiting their work at the Shenkman Arts Centre.
Specifically, the ARTicipate Project Grant Program supports:

  • Presentation and exhibition of high quality artistic work in the Shenkman Arts Centre
  • Local artists and arts organizations of all levels and disciplines
  • Access to Shenkman Arts Centre spaces to non-resident artists and arts organizations
  • English, French and bilingual artistic activities in the Shenkman Arts Centre
  • Collaborative projects involving more than one artist and/or arts organization.

Eligible Applicants
Applicants must be based in the Ottawa Region and have a mandate to present artistic programming or have an artistic practice.

Eligible Projects/Activities
Funding is awarded for the presentation and exhibition of high quality artistic work in the Shenkman Arts Centre by local artists and arts organizations based in the Ottawa Region.

There are two Project Grant categories:

  1. Project Grants for local Ottawa artists and arts groups who are presenting or exhibiting at the Shenkman Arts Centre.
  2. Visual artists can also apply to exhibit their work in the LaLande + Doyle Exhibition Space at the Shenkman Arts Centre.

2017 Deadline:  May 26, 2017

Project Grants Guidelines  (PDF
Project Grants: Application form (PDF) (Word)
Project Grants:Application form Lalande+Doyle Exhibition Space (PDF) (Word)

Testimonials:
“With an Articipate grant, I will have my very first solo exhibition – a milestone that has been decades in the making. I will use the funds to prepare and frame paintings and photographs for formal exhibition, and print special postcards to advertise the show,” says Chinh Nguyen, visual and media arts artist.

About the ARTicipate Endowment Fund 
The ARTicipate Endowment Fund provides grants to Ottawa artists and arts organizations to create and showcase quality work at the beautiful Shenkman Arts Centre in Ottawa’s east end.  The Fund also supports programming by the Centre’s Resident Arts Partners:  AOE Arts Council, Gloucester Pottery School, MIFO, Ottawa School of Art and OYP Theatre School.

The Fund was created in 2007 with the generous support of donors and the Province of Ontario and is stewarded by AOE Arts Council, a registered charity.  Funds are securely invested jointly with the City of Ottawa Treasury.  Since inception, $431,194 has been disbursed through 110 grants to local artists and arts organizations. The ARTicipate Fund is proud to take a leadership role in providing funding to support the creation of local and original work.

Want to donate to the Fund and assist local artists?  Donate Now!

-from AOE Arts Council website

Art Place: Community Engaged Arts Symposium (Ottawa)

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“To mark the end of Art Place, a three year pilot project in community engaged arts, AOE Arts Council is hosting a two day symposium on community arts engagement. The symposium will provide artists, arts groups and community leaders with the tips and hands-on learning they need to develop co-creative projects with community members. Each event day will feature a panel discussion and an afternoon of hands on learning, with Naomi Tessler on March 31 and Alisdair Macrae on April 1. See below for schedule details.

Price includes: morning and afternoon sessions, coffee and snacks, lunch and a copy of the symposium workbook with case studies and worksheets!

Keep an eye on this page as we update it with panelists, outlines and workshop details!

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 – Sat, 1 Apr 2017
Ottawa City Hall
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON
$35-80
Register now!

Friday March 31

Developing a community engaged arts project
9AM-12PM: Panel and roundtable discussion by artists and community leaders

Gerald Dragon of Sandy Hill CHC
Gerald Dragon has been a staff member at Sandy Hill Community Health Centre (SHCHC) since 2011. In that time, he has been fortunate enough to help organise several community-engaged arts projects. This arts-based community development approach has allowed him to witness transformational change in individuals and communities. He looks forward to sharing some of his insights in to how arts-based community development can be used create inclusive spaces, raise awareness and express diverse opinions.

Micheline Shoebridge of MASC
Working With Communities To Build Successful Community Engaged Arts Programs: Micheline Shoebridge developed Awesome Arts en folie as a community engaged arts program that allows participants of all ages to explore issues important to their community through the arts. To date it has offered 16 separate programs and provided 790 individual workshops to 1450 children, youth and seniors. Recently, Awesome Arts en folie merged with MASC to expand its program offerings.

Christine Mockett, textile artist

1PM-4:45PM: A presentation and hands-on workshop with theatre artist Naomi Tessler, Branch Out Theatre
Where to begin?: Naomi Tessler will present how she began her community engaged arts projects and how she creates one. In an applied theatre workshop, participants will have hands on activities to reflect on the stepping stones of building a community arts project. Participants will critically reflect on the challenges in project building, management and leadership and support the group in working collaboratively to rehearse transforming potential blockages to a thriving community arts project.

Saturday April 1

Building a career in community engaged arts
9AM-12PM: Panel and roundtable discussion by artists and community leaders

Kathy Armstrong of Boabab Drum Dance Community
Engaging Communities with Your Music: An Entrepreneur’s Perspective: Kathy will highlight aspects of a career in the arts that engages with participants in a variety of settings using an entrepreneurial model. Using first-hand examples in educational, community, social service and health contexts, Kathy will share the rewards and challenges of creating a career path that reflects your passion and skill set.

Kelsey Walsh of Dandelion Dance
Mentorship, risk-taking, and collaboration have brought Kelsey Walsh to the role of director of the Dandelion Dance Performance Company. Kelsey will share the steps she took as student, artist, and now artist-educator, in shaping her career in community-engaged arts and she will also shed light on how the Dandelion approach opens a myriad of career opportunities – within sectors such as arts, education, social work, community development, childcare, not-for-profit, etc.

Adam Brown, performative and sculptural artist
Subverting Expectations: Taking your arts practice from the studio to the community can be as exciting as it is challenging. Adam Brown will discuss three recent collaborative building projects with groups of youth that highlight the ways social arts practice has shaped his understanding and approach to art and art making.

Claudia Salguero, visual artist and art-based faciliator
Making the Move to Arts Facilitation: Being an Arts-based Facilitator is a passion that comes with challenges, learning experiences and rewards. Beyond creating beautiful community artwork, it is about the process, the human interaction and the impact it has on each participant and on the community. Claudia Salguero will give participants an inside look into making the shift from a private art practice to a public one.

1PM-4:45PM: A presentation and hands-on workshop with Alisdair MacRae
Coming into a community and working with them to create an arts project doesn’t always go the way you expect it will. Each community has specific needs and perspectives which will influence the creative process. In his presentation, Alisdair will talk about his experience creating art in a local skateboard park and then lead a workshop where participants will create a mock community engaged arts project. Participants will learn how to develop a project around a socially relevant issue, consider resources, plan a budget, and develop project management skills.”

For more information, please visit the event page and artsaoe.ca

Urgent Request for Art Supplies (The Art For Aid Project)

“If folks are in the Toronto area and are looking to support this work, we would be able to pick up supplies at the local bus terminal in Smiths Falls if they could be boxed and shipped. We have a very modest budget for shipping, but if collectively, folks could pool money to help get it here, that would be terrific! We’ll make sure it reaches a remote school. Thanks so much!” -from The Art for Aid Project

The Art For Aid Project’s Mission Statement:
“The Art For Aid Project works to support Canadian First Nations, Inuit and Metis art education programs through art supplies, awareness and fundraising efforts in order to connect Indigenous youth to the endangered teachings, traditional techniques and knowledge of their culture through teachers, Elders and community. We seek to accomplish this by ensuring art supplies are in remote schools and communities.”


Read The Art for Aid Project’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map