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Profile Highlight: Community Arts Guild

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.

“The Community Arts Guild is an organization based in East Scarborough that connects people and builds community through collaborative artmaking.

The Community Arts Guild makes art of all sorts with diverse artists and residents in Scarborough: connecting those separated from each other because of distance, language, income, age, culture and/or ability; inviting everyone, especially those who face barriers to participation; discovering and celebrating the traditions we all bring along; and building inclusive community through artmaking. “

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

Profil à découvrir : Unité théâtrale d’interventions locales (UTIL)

À mesure que notre répertoire de l’art communautaire prend de l’ampleur, nous réalisons qu’il devient un peu lourd de parcourir tous les profils… Nous avons donc pensé qu’en soulignant certains profils dans notre blogue, de temps à autre, nous vous permettrions de découvrir des projets que vous n’auriez pas encore vus. Merci de nous informer si vous connaissez des projets ou des organismes d’art communautaires canadiens qui ne se trouvent pas encore dans notre répertoire. Cette ressource se construit grâce à vos contributions! -l’équipe d’ArtBridges/ToileDesArts.

“Les actions d’UTIL ont pour but de favoriser la mobilisation citoyenne par le biais de la pratique artistique et de participer au dynamistme des villages de la MRC des Basques et plus largement ceux du Bas-Saint-Laurent. Nous aspirons au rassemblement, au décloisonnement, à l’expression collective et au développement d’un regard critique et inventif sur notre environnement immédiat et lointain”

Nous vous invitons à lire le profil complet d’Unité théâtrale d’interventions locales (UTIL) dans notre répertoire de l’art communautaire.

Profile Highlight: FiXT POiNT

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.

“Founded in 2006 and incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 2011, FiXT POiNT is a Toronto-based arts & media company with national reach. To date we’ve interviewed over 3000 Canadians from every province and territory in almost 200 communities in our storymobiles (recording studios on wheels). We have aired dozens of audio stories on CBC (Fresh Air, Podcast Playlist, Holiday Programming etc.), edited and posted hundreds of oral histories on our storymap and recently produced two seasons of a TV/Web Series for TVO. Most recently we were awarded Touring Artist of the Year from CAPACOA (Canadian Arts Presenting Association).”

To read more about FiXT POiNT, please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

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

Profile Highlight: The Possibility Fund (Prologue to the Performing Arts)

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.

“Established in 2005 in response to a lack of arts programming available for young people in communities across Ontario, the Possibility Fund subsidizes performances and workshops in schools that are identified as under-served by district school boards.

The Possibility Fund addresses issues of equity caused by limited school arts budgets, inadequate fundraising capacity at schools in under-served communities and marginalization of young people due to their socio-economic status, cultural background or other factors.

Currently involving a partnership with the Toronto District School Board and also reaching some schools outside of the GTA, Prologue is seeking to expand this initiative to engage young people in under-served, Northern and rural communities across Ontario.

Prologue to the Performing Arts (Prologue) is a not-for-profit charitable organization that facilitates access to high-quality performing arts experiences in schools and communities across Ontario. In 2017, Prologue celebrated 50 years of reaching young people through engaging and impactful performances and workshops in dance, theatre, music, storytelling, spoken word poetry and more.

Prologue supports a diverse roster of 40 artists and companies who bring the very best in live performance to Ontario schools.”

To read more about The Possibility Fund and Prologue, please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Profile Highlight: Margaret’s – Expressive Arts

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.

“Since 2014, Margaret’s Expressive Arts Group has held space for modelling healthy relationships through community building activities such as creative writing, table top plays, call and response songs about our day, dance challenges, community painting, banner-making to celebrate diverse cultures/events, art exhibitions and the drumming group. In the walking group we pay attention to the changes in the neighbourhood, seasons and ourselves as we head to other Drop-Ins to visit. We have partnered with the Toronto Animated Image Society on an animated movie. We support community projects as well.”

To read more about Margaret’s Expressive Arts Group, please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Profile Highlight: Room 217 – Care through Music (Port Perry, ON)

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.

Room 217 is a music-based health arts social enterprise. We provide an innovative approach to health and well-being called music care. Music care enhances quality of life and improves the care experience. Room 217 collaborates with other music-based organizations and practices advancing music as a more primary approach to well-being. We are interested in learning from other arts-based organizations that are planning to or have scaled nationally.”

To read more about Room 217, please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Profil à découvrir : Espace Transition (Montréal)

À mesure que notre répertoire de l’art communautaire prend de l’ampleur, nous réalisons qu’il devient un peu lourd de parcourir tous les profils… Nous avons donc pensé qu’en soulignant certains profils dans notre blogue, de temps à autre, nous vous permettrions de découvrir des projets que vous n’auriez pas encore vus. Merci de nous informer si vous connaissez des projets ou des organismes d’art communautaires canadiens qui ne se trouvent pas encore dans notre répertoire. Cette ressource se construit grâce à vos contributions! -l’équipe d’ArtBridges/ToileDesArts.

Espace Transition (ET) désigne une famille de programmes d’intervention par l’art visant à favoriser le mieux-être et l’adaptation psychosociale de jeunes aux prises avec des problèmes de santé mentale ou physique, ainsi qu’à diminuer leur stigmatisation par la participation de jeunes du même age sans difficulté particulière. Développés par le CHU Ste-Justine, animés par des artistes, supervisés par des cliniciens et évalués par des chercheurs, les programmes ET se déroulent sur des sessions de 12 semaines à l’automne ou à l’hiver et réunissent des groupes de 10 à 15 jeunes par session. Chaque session se termine par une œuvre collective présentée devant public. Les programmes sont offerts hors les unités de soins, le soir ou les fins de semaine. Un accompagnateur clinique est présent en tout temps et assure le relais avec les équipes traitantes.
Ils sont gratuits, reposant sur de précieux partenariats avec des institutions culturelles de renom et des donateurs engagés. ”

Nous vous invitons à lire le profil complet d’Espace Transition dans notre répertoire de l’art communautaire.

Profil à découvrir : Coup d’éclats (Montréal)

À mesure que notre répertoire de l’art communautaire prend de l’ampleur, nous réalisons qu’il devient un peu lourd de parcourir tous les profils… Nous avons donc pensé qu’en soulignant certains profils dans notre blogue, de temps à autre, nous vous permettrions de découvrir des projets que vous n’auriez pas encore vus. Merci de nous informer si vous connaissez des projets ou des organismes d’art communautaires canadiens qui ne se trouvent pas encore dans notre répertoire. Cette ressource se construit grâce à vos contributions! -l’équipe d’ArtBridges/ToileDesArts.

Coup d’éclats réalise des projets de médiation, de collaboration et de co.création mettant en relation des artistes professionnel.le.s et des populations vivant différentes formes de marginalisation sociale. À travers des activités d’expression et de réflexion critique, offertes dans un cadre de travail non-hiérarchique axé sur la prise de décision consensuelle, nous réalisons des œuvres pluridisciplinaires à caractère social et politique. ”

Nous vous invitons à lire le profil complet de Coup d’éclats dans notre répertoire de l’art communautaire.

Profile Highlight: Green Light Arts

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.

Green Light Arts is a not-for-profit theatre company based in Waterloo Region. We produce bold, contemporary, provocative theatrical productions in traditional and non-traditional spaces; we run arts education programming for youth; as well as connect to our community through outreach and engagement events that seek to inspire people into action and make the world a better place.”

To read more about Green Light Arts, please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map