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Call to Artists for Participation: Inkling Enacted (Red Dress Productions, Toronto)

Red Dress Productions invites artists to participate in Inkling Enacted: a collaborative creative process to develop themes, design, and a call for proposals for a festival of new performance works and works-in-progress that will take place at the Theatre Centre in May 2020, in Toronto.

Inkling is a series of workshops and events that centre disability and equity within collaborative artmaking.

We’re seeking Deaf, hearing, disabled and enabled artists interested in collaboratively developing a framework for a festival of new performance works emerging from diverse artistic traditions including theatre, music, dance, performance art, circus arts etc.

When & Where 

February 1, 8, and 15, 2020 from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Jumblies Theatre at  132 Fort York Blvd, Toronto.

Access notes:

Artists will receive a participation honorarium. The venue is wheelchair accessible.  ASL interpretation will be provided.  We aim to be a scent-free environment.

RSVP by Friday January 24 via email tristan[at]reddressproductions.org with responses to these questions: Which dates will you participate in?  Do you have food sensitivities, allergies, or other considerations? What access supports or provisions would enable your participation?

We gratefully acknowledge our funding partners: Toronto Arts Council (Strategic Funding), Ontario Arts Council, and Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Red Dress Productions (RDP) creates interdisciplinary art, performance, and visual public artworks. reddressproductions.org/inkling

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“I Carry”: A Video Poem by Participants of the Countdown Public Art Legacy Project

“I Carry” is a video poem created by participants of the Countdown Project The Countdown Public Art Legacy Project is a series of pebble mosaics that honour sexual assault survivors across Ontario. They are created in collaboration with grassroots agencies, area residents, and survivors of sexual violence.

Visit Red Dress Productions’ interactive map of Countdown mosaics across the province: https://reddressproductions.org/current-projects/countdown-project/

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Five monument unveilings will honour sexual assault survivors across Ontario (Red Dress Productions)

“The Countdown Public Art Legacy Project is a series of pebble mosaic workshops to create monuments that honour survivors of sexual violence.

Pebble mosaic monuments

From February to March 2019, Red Dress Productions, Amelia Rising Sexual Assault CentreLanark County Interval House, the Sexual Assault Centre of BrantKawartha Sexual Assault Centre, and Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre collaborated with 300 residents in North BayCarleton PlaceBrantford, and Peterborough, Ontario.

Each community created a unique, six-foot diameter, pebble mosaic monument in tribute to sexual assault survivors. These four new monuments will be permanently installed and unveiled from May to July.

Benches for Eganville monument

In May, two benches for the Eganville Countdown monument will be unveiled. Nestled next to the mosaic in Centennial Park, they are the result of a collaboration with Ottawa Valley Creative Arts Open Studio.

Unveiling dates and locations

Brantford mosaic
Saturday, May 11, 2019 1:00 p.m.
Brantford & District Labour Centre 1100 Clarence Street South, Brantford

Lanark County mosaic
Friday, May 17, 2019 1:00 p.m.
Town Hall Square Park 15 Mill Street, Carleton Place

Eganville benches
Monday, May 27, 2019 6:00 p.m.
Centennial Park 1T0, Eganville

Peterborough mosaic
Thursday, June 20, 2019 7:00 p.m.
Millennium Park 130 King Street, Peterborough

North Bay mosaic
Friday, July 5, 2019 1:00 p.m.
Fisher Street Parkette Fisher Street, North Bay

About the Countdown Project

The Countdown Public Art Legacy Project was launched in 2016 after the Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County invited Red Dress Productions to bring its vision into being.

Workshops were held with residents, municipal bodies, local partners, and artists in Pembroke, Eganville, Killaloe, and Pikwàkanagàn First Nation to create the first four monuments.

The Countdown Project will continue into 2022. Visit our interactive map of Countdown mosaics across Ontario.

For more info, contact: info[at]reddressproductions.org”

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Inkling Symposium: A Forum on Intersectionality in the Arts (Red Dress Productions, Toronto)

“Red Dress Productions presents
Inkling Symposium: A Forum on Intersectionality in the Arts

Saturday April 27, 2019
11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse
79 St. George Street
University of Toronto

Workshops, panels, performances, installations and art actions on disability, equity, and collaborative artmaking

Featuring:
Nur Abdulle, Natasha Bacchus, Tamyka Bullen, Alex Bulmer, Shay Erlich, Hanan Hazime, Dominique Ireland, Steff Juniper, Wy Joung Kou, Sage Lovell, Jen Roy, claude wittmann

Registration: inkling-symposium2019.eventbrite.ca
Free admission, donations welcome 0 – $50
Wheelchair accessible, ASL interpretation, sighted guide

Info:
647-937-1470
info[at]reddressproductions.org
reddressproductions.org/inkling

We gratefully acknowledge our supporters: the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, and University of Toronto Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies.”

For more information, please visit reddressproductions.org/inkling

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Call for Expressions of Interest: Inkling Incubator (Red Dress Productions)


“The Inkling Incubator is a Red Dress Productions (RDP) interdisciplinary research project that will convene a diverse working group of Deaf, disabled, hearing, and enabled artists for two five-day intensive, arts-based research workshops.

What arises when Deaf, disabled, hearing, and enabled artists collaborate at the ‘inkling’ phase of a creative project and experiment with creative problem-solving? What strategies can be woven into artistic processes from the start of art-making to increase inclusion, access, and equity for both artists and audiences?

Led by specialized knowledge facilitators, together we’ll explore, experiment with, and develop best practices and processes in integrated and inclusive creative collaboration.

Who is this for?
Artists of all artistic disciplines who have an interest in creating artwork that reflects the multiplicities and richness of the communities it emerges from, while creating new creative communities and modes of working in integrated processes.

The Inkling Incubator will provide artist-researcher participants the opportunity to learn (and unlearn) from each other.

Application deadline: November 23, 2018, 11:59 p.m.

For more information and to apply, please visit Red Dress Productions

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Where There Is Smoke: The Women Firefighter Visibility Project (Hamilton)

“An interactive, audio installation featuring women firefighters’ stories of standout and workaday moments from the community and the fire hall; a multi-dimensional portrait of career and volunteer firefighters with a diverse range of experiences and perspectives on camaraderie, fire science, training, and being one (or a few) amongst many.

In a series of arts-based workshops and interviews in Toronto, Hamilton, and throughout Southern Ontario, 30+ women firefighters, with 1 to 25 years of experience, engaged with artists from Red Dress Productions to craft the stories that are the root of this exhibition.

Red Dress Productions led this arts engagement project, a partnership with Fire Service Women Ontario. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters’ Association, the Workers Arts and Heritage Centre, Toronto Arts Council, and the Ontario Arts Council.

Red Dress Productions is a professional arts organization that works with/in communities to create interdisciplinary art, performance, and visual public artworks. Red Dress Productions artists: Anna Camilleri, Tristan R Whiston, Wy Joung Kou, and Aidan Morishita-Miki.”

For more information, please visit: https://reddressproductions.org/

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The Milestone Mosaic Project (Red Dress Productions, Toronto)

“Red Dress Productions is pleased to announce Milestone: The Winchester Park Pebble Mosaic

From July to October, Red Dress Productions will invite community members to contribute to creating a new 12’ in diameter pebble mosaic artwork for Winchester Park that asks: What does it mean to live in Canada, on Turtle Island, in 2017, as an Indigenous person, a settler, or a newcomer? A milestone marks a place from which one can look both forward and backward. It can signal an intention, a redress — a place to learn from and grow toward.

Through a series of arts-based workshops, we’ll develop ideas with community members, and Red Dress Productions will present a pebble mosaic design and invite your feedback. In August and September, we’ll build the pebble mosaic together, and on October 14, we’ll unveil it. All workshops are free, and no experience is required.

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We aim to offer barrier-free arts programming. Please contact us if you have any access needs such as ASL interpretation or live/audio description.

Since 2005, Red Dress Productions has created 15+ visual public artworks in Toronto, and across Ontario, working with 4000+ community members. Recent projects include Promise in the Park, a 4-year project in Toronto’s Wellesley/Sherbourne neighbourhood that has seen 5 new permanent art installations, including a permanent pebble mosaic in Winchester Square Park, and Drift Seeds, a multidisciplinary performance, and the Countdown Public Art Project in Renfrew County, Ontario that produced four connected public artworks in Eganville, Killlaloe, Pembroke, and Pikwakanagan First Nation.

Similar to the process that developed the Cornerstone Mosaic in lower Winchester, we’ll develop ideas with community members and through a series of arts-based workshops Red Dress Productions will present a pebble mosaic design.  In August and September, in local workshops and in the park we’ll build the pebble mosaic together, and on October 14, we’ll unveil it.   All workshops are free, and no experience is required.  In July we are holding 4 local community consultation meetings:

Wed July 5th, 6-8pm @ St. James Town Community Corner, 200 Wellesley Street East

Thu July 6th, 6-8pm @ Diane Frankling Co-op, 85 Bleecker Street

Mon July 10th, 6-8pm @ Wellesley Community Centre, 495 Sherbourne Street

Tuesday July 11th, 6-8pm @ Hugh Garner Co-op, 110 Ontario Street”

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Red Dress Productions presents DRIFT SEEDS (June 9-11, Toronto)


“Red Dress Productions is pleased to announce DRIFT SEEDS
a poetic parody for people living in absurd times

On June 9th, 10th & 11th, a multi-disciplinary, multi-sensory, 3-day, outdoor theatre production will descend on Winchester Park. Over 100 musicians, dancers, actors, singers, puppeteers, visual artists and production volunteers from diverse communities including hearing artists, Deaf artists, blind and sighted artists, wheelchair users, and LGBTQ & 2 spirited artists, have infused this creative process to shape the aesthetic of this extra-live, ambitious, community creation.

In Drift Seeds, young birds are born and as they begin to stretch their wings a menacing “Bird Watcher” descends upon their home and cages them. At the same time, the self-appointed leader of the land “Rock Robin” has been brought down and someone must take responsibility. “Sparrow” confesses, and is apprehended but the suggestion of a cover up is raised. A group of activists parody the official state mourning in a mock funeral procession while trying to find answers to what has really happened. Their protest grows, the “truth” is revealed, and all the birds are released. Just as the seasons cycle, so turns the wheel of life, and once the birds fly away to freedom, the story begins again with the rebirth of baby birds. The performance starts anew and loops until the end of the evening.

This community performance developed out of three-years of artistic exploration with communities in Toronto’s Winchester Park and St James Town. Drift Seeds is the sum of many parts: a fictional collage created out of fragments harvested through artistic exploration that revealed themes of loss and discovery, migrations and transformation, safety and danger, inclusion and isolation, hope and resistance.

As part of the performance, the Seed Share Curio, features interactive installations that present works created from the time when Drift Seeds was just a determined seed, a glimmering possibility.

We welcome audiences of all ages and all abilities. Elements of visual description and American Sign Language feature throughout the performance, and the space is accessible to wheelchair and mobility device users. As well as English, spoken languages include pieces in Urdu, Korean, Spanish, Mandarin, and Russian.

Dress Rehearsals
Wednesday June 7th & Thursday June 8th 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Performance Dates
Friday June 9th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm in Winchester Park
Saturday June 10th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm in Winchester Park
Sunday June 11th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm in Winchester Park”

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Red Dress Productions’ Winter Workshops (Toronto)

RDP winter workshops

“You’re invited to join Red Dress Productions’ February and March choir and art making workshops as we prepare for the performance of Drift Seeds in June 2017 — a new work created over the last three years with Winchester Park and St James Town communities.

Choir
Learn songs that will be performed in Drift Seeds
Mondays, 6:30-8:00 pm
February 6th to March 27th
All Ages

Art Making
Make art objects large and small,
paper mache and more
Mondays, 5:30-8:30 pm
February 6th to March 27th
All Ages

Workshop Location: Our workshops will be hosted at Hugh Garner Housing Co-op, located at 550 Ontario St, Toronto, ON M4X 1X3

We are accessible by College streetcar as well the Parliament, Sherbourne and Wellesley buses. Our studio is wheelchair accessible. All workshops are free, and no registration is required. You’re welcome to come to one or all workshops. We aim to provide barrier-free arts programming. Please get in touch with us about access needs, or with any questions.

EMAIL: promiseinthepark[at]gmail.com
CALL: 647-937-1470
URL:  http://www.reddressproductions.org
BLOG: www.reddressproductions.blogspot.ca
FB: reddressproductions
VIDEO: vimeocom/reddressproductions

-submitted by Red Dress Productions
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