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Resource Highlight | Framing Community – A Community-Engaged Art Workbook (Ontario Arts Council)

Framing Community – A Community-Engaged Art Workbook
Ontario Arts Council | ON | 2017

Framing Community – A Community-Engaged Art Workbook provides guidance on how to develop projects and points to resources, references and funding sources and offers examples of recent artist-led projects in the province. It is the new version of an earlier workbook, Another Vital Link, published in 1998. Community-engaged artist, educator and consultant Maggie Hutcheson was commissioned to look at how the practice, its principles and processes have evolved in Ontario over the past 20 years.”

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Resource: Arts Equity Video Series (Neighbourhood Arts Network)

“Neighbourhood Arts Network is very excited to share the Arts & Equity Video Series, using creative methods to communicate and virtually convene to spark conversation about arts equity and practicing the associated principles in a community setting.

In this 1st video learn about how flexibility and adaptability as an overarching principle to applying an arts & equity lens in your work and creative practice. In order to be equitable when engaging communities, it is necessary to be responsive. Video #1 & worksheet can be found here: http://www.neighbourhoodartsnetwork.org/learning-room/learning/arts-equity-video-series-principle-1,-flexibility

The 2nd video speaks to how reflexivity and relationships starts with critical self-reflection; reflecting on how our own position fits with those we aim to work with. This sort of reflection helps when working to build and maintain relationships. Video #2  & worksheet can be found here: http://www.neighbourhoodartsnetwork.org/learning-room/learning/arts-equity-video-series-principle-2,-reflexivity

The 3rd video addresses to how relevance and representation is used to make art more relevant to individuals and communities. Art can be a tool for social change! Be inclusive, relevant and representative of your community. Video #3 & worksheet can be found here: http://www.neighbourhoodartsnetwork.org/learning-room/learning/arts-equity-video-series-principle-3,-relevance-an

In this 4th video learn how to be rooted within existing community contexts and initiatives. Consideration of community priorities and a clear benefit for participation is key! Video #4 & worksheet can be found here: http://www.neighbourhoodartsnetwork.org/learning-room/learning/arts-equity-video-series-principle-4,-embeddedness

In this 5th demonstrates how inclusive and mutual support can sustain individuals and collectives in community arts practices. Video #5 & worksheet can be found here:http://www.neighbourhoodartsnetwork.org/learning-room/learning/arts-equity-video-series-principle-5,-sustainabili

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Resource Highlight | Artful Anti-Oppression: A toolkit for critical and creative changemakers (Vol.3: Systems)

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Artful Anti-Oppression: A toolkit for critical and creative changemakers (Vol.3: Systems)
AVNU | ON | 2015
Nat Tremblay, with Anna Malla, Joce Tremblay, Leah Dolmage, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

“The arts can also be used as teaching tools to explore critical equity concepts in a way that is accessible & engaging for diverse learning styles & needs….This resource has been assembled through research, community consultations and drawing upon a legacy of organizing, education & socially engaged arts in the Americas. It holds critical theory & grassroots perspectives. It incorporates activities, ideas, concepts, stories, perspectives and art from dozens of creative change makers….It can be used for individual and group learning.”

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Resource Highlight | Artful Anti-Oppression: A toolkit for critical and creative changemakers (Vol.2: Ism’s)

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Artful Anti-Oppression: A toolkit for critical and creative changemakers (Vol.2: Ism’s)
AVNU | ON | 2015
Nat Tremblay with Anna Malla, Joce Tremblay, Leah Dolmage, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

“The arts can also be used as teaching tools to explore critical equity concepts in a way that is accessible & engaging for diverse learning styles & needs….This resource has been assembled through research, community consultations and drawing upon a legacy of organizing, education & socially engaged arts in the Americas. It holds critical theory & grassroots perspectives. It incorporates activities, ideas, concepts, stories, perspectives and art from dozens of creative change makers….It can be used for individual and group learning.”

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Resource Highlight | Artful Anti-Oppression: A toolkit for critical and creative changemakers (Vol.1: Roots)

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Artful Anti-Oppression: A toolkit for critical and creative changemakers (Vol.1: Roots)
AVNU | ON | 2015
Nat Tremblay with Anna Malla, Joce Tremblay, Leah Dolmage, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

“The arts can also be used as teaching tools to explore critical equity concepts in a way that is accessible & engaging for diverse learning styles & needs….This resource has been assembled through research, community consultations and drawing upon a legacy of organizing, education & socially engaged arts in the Americas. It holds critical theory & grassroots perspectives. It incorporates activities, ideas, concepts, stories, perspectives and art from dozens of creative change makers….It can be used for individual and group learning.”

Click through the ArtBridges Resource Portal to read the full document.

Resource Highlight | It Can Be Done: How to Create a Community Play

 

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It Can Be Done: How to Create a Community Play
Labrador Creative Arts Festival | NL | 2015
Tim Borlase

“This handbook will show techniques used to animate young people to write about their own community….Emerging student playwrights will see examples of improvisation, choosing subject matter, character development, brainstorming, emotional memory, creating interior monologues through different theatrical styles in this online guidebook. It also contains interviews from the original creators of this work – many of whom now live elsewhere but have stayed proud of their own home community.”

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Resource Highlight | Creating Together: Participatory, Community-Based, and Collaborative Arts Practices and Scholarship across Canada

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Creating Together: Participatory, Community-Based, and Collaborative Arts Practices and Scholarship across Canada
Wilfrid Laurier University Press | Canada wide | 2015
Diane Conrad, Anita Sinner (editors)

“Creating Together explores an emerging approach to research that combines arts practices and scholarship in participatory, community-based, and collaborative contexts in Canada across multiple disciplines. Looking at a variety of art forms, from photography and mural painting to performance art and poetry, the contributors explore how the process of creating together generates and disseminates collective knowledge….To illustrate how such innovative work is being accomplished in Canada, the collection includes examples from British Columbia to Newfoundland and across disciplines, including the fine arts, education, the health sciences, and social work.”

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Resource Highlight | Create & Grow Strong: Using Creative Exploration, Expression & Celebration to Foster Resilience in Youth

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Create & Grow Strong: Using Creative Exploration, Expression & Celebration to Foster Resilience in Youth
OCADU | ON | 2015
Laura Stavro-Beauchamp

“This research explored the idea that a creative project undertaken in a group setting could help youth to cultivate the traits that contribute to increased resilience elsewhere in life. This thesis was revised based on findings derived from praxis, reflective practice and grounded theory research. Create & Grow Strong, a six-week workshop program and showcase celebration, was developed with art and play therapy in mind, but without the goal of direct psychotherapeutic intervention. There was strong evidence that this was successful in fostering feelings of pride, confidence and hopefulness and in creating an environment of trust that allowed for group discussion about issues prevalent in the local community. The study was based in Toronto’s Regent Park – an area associated with crime and poverty that was undergoing a government-initiated revitalization. This thesis considers the inspiration for the research, the existing work both by theorists and practitioners working in the fields of social work, education, psychology and interaction design. Also the author’s own design process, both technologically and, as the author built the workshops, the results and the insights gained from a grounded theory approach. Finally, potential future iterations of the work are discussed.”

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Resource Highlight | Making Place Work: Site-Specific Socially Engaged Art in 21st Century Toronto

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York University | ON | 2014
Maggie Hutcheson
“Site-specific socially engaged art practices are on the rise, particularly in cities. Global migration, global networks and online communication notwithstanding, artists, curators and cultural institutions are increasingly working to “activate” audiences in and through local encounters premised on shared exploration of specific urban sites. What kinds of social engagement are made possible through these local encounters? And what kinds of engagement are precluded or overlooked when artists try to engage their publics site-specifically? This dissertation considers site-specific socially engaged art in the context of 21st Century Toronto, a city that is rife with multiple historical and ongoing displacements and that is also facing new challenges, including increasing spatial polaraization along class and race lines and considerable political apathy.”

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Resource Highlight | Intimate stories: Aboriginal women’s lived experiences of health services in Northern British Columbia and the potential of creative arts to raise awareness about HPV, cervical cancer, and screening

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Intimate stories: Aboriginal women’s lived experiences of health services in Northern British Columbia and the potential of creative arts to raise awareness about HPV, cervical cancer, and screening
National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health | BC | 2012
Virginia L. Russell, Sarah de Leeuw

“Guided by feminist and community-based participatory methodologies and by efforts to decolonize health research practices, and undertaken with qualitative research methods (interviews, open-ended questionnaires, and analysis of arts-based expressions like storytelling, journaling, and picture-making), this research identified challenges and barriers that (predominantly Aboriginal) women in northern British Columbia faced when trying to access sexual health care services related to HPV and cervical cancer screening.”

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