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Call for Participants: The Placemaking Project (Art Starts, Scarborough)

Art Starts is looking for youth ages 15 to 22 interested in visual arts living in North Scarborough!
PAID OPPORTUNITY!

The Invitation

The Placemaking Project will bring together youth from North Scarborough to work with experienced artists to animate two public footways in north Scarborough. Growing out of a community consultation process, each artistic project will inject a burst of colour, intrigue and warmth into areas identified by the community as dull concrete places – leaving behind prominent, long-lasting public art installations that will insert a sense of fun and beauty into the neighbourhood.

A fun, festive ribbon cutting celebration, with land acknowledgement by Indigenous Storyteller Maria Montejo, will take place after the culmination of the project. See website for more details.

Youth Participants

The Placemaking Project will see youth and professional artists consult, design and craft 2 permanent public art installations within the (Scarborough) Cultural Hotspot boundaries. To ensure local excitement, resonance and a high-quality outcome, the installation locations, type and lead artist/s will be determined following community and stakeholder consultations.

Creative initiatives may include long, colourful sidewalk murals, funky signage, stair décor, etc. Professional artists will work with 6 youth (YOU). The artists will mentor YOU in the conceptualization, design, crafting and implementation processes.

Together they will consult with local representatives (e.g city councillor, residents) and spend over 40 hours conceptualizing, designing and crafting murals that animate and beautify.

NOTE

*This is a paid training opportunity for local youth to learn employment-ready skills, illustration, practice collaboration and creative thinking with a professional Visual Artist and senior Special Projects Manager.

6 Youth Artists will be paid $15 an hour for x 48 hours for a total of $720 per participant
8 days of work from June to July 2018 (exact TBD)

About Art Starts

Art Starts is an award-winning charitable, non-for-profit organization that uses arts as a vehicle to encourage social change in Toronto’s underserved neighbourhoods. The organization brings professional artists and communities together to work in and across all artistic disciplines. Art Starts understands the arts are a medium for engaging residents, creating a shared sense of identity, identifying challenges and collectively working to overcome them. Founded in 1992, the organization has pioneered community-engaged arts practices in Ontario.”

-from Art Starts & Cultural Hotspot
Read Art Starts profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Workshop: Stories for the Next Generation (Scarborough)

Stories for the Next Generation is a free intergenerational storytelling workshop series for seniors ages 55 and older to share with their families and communities.

Over the course of the series, senior participants will work with a professional storyteller to create enticing creative writing pieces. Participants will record their stories with their children and grandchildren to create a collection of audio-stories and will also work with an artist to create a visual companion to their stories. All items will be published into a compilation of stories.

This free series is hosted every Wednesday (1-3PM) from June 13 to October 31 at ACSA – Dorset Park Hub (1911 Kennedy Road, Unit #105, Scarborough).

For more information or to register, visit: www.nextgenerationarts.ca/programs

-submitted by Next Generation Arts

Call for Artists: The Placemaking Project (Art Starts, Scarborough)

The Placemaking Project will see youth and professional artists consult, design and craft 2 permanent public art installations within the (Scarborough) Cultural Hotspot boundaries. To ensure local excitement, resonance and a high-quality outcome, the installation locations, type and lead artist/s will be determined following community and stakeholder consultations.

Creative initiatives may include long, colourful sidewalk murals, funky signage, stair décor, etc. Professional artists (YOU) will work with 6 paid youth. The artists (YOU) will mentor them in the conceptualization, design, crafting and implementation processes. The youth will be mentored for 360 hours (collectively) by professional artists and a Senior Project Manager.

Together they will consult with local representatives (e.g city councillor, residents) and spend over 40 hours conceptualizing, designing and crafting murals that animate and beautify.

Apply Now!

Project Description
The Placemaking Project brings together youth and lead artists to animate 2 public areas in North Scarborough. Each artistic project will inject a burst of colour, intrigue and warmth into dull, lifeless, concrete places, asserting a sense of fun and prominence into the neighbourhood. A fun, festive ribbon cutting celebration will take place after the culmination of the project.

The Placemaking Project is a Signature Project of the Cultural Hotspot, produced in partnership with the City of Toronto. In 2018 the Cultural Hotspot shines a spotlight on arts, culture and community in the central and north areas of Scarborough.”

For more information and to apply, please visit Art Starts

-from Art Starts & Cultural Hotspot
Read Art Starts profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Scarborough Worldwide Film Festival Seeking Volunteers!

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Scarborough Arts invites you to volunteer for this momentous 5th year of the Scarborough Worldwide Film Festival! The festival runs from June 6th to 11th, 2017, and this year is promising to be the best one yet, with a variety of film programs, parties, concerts, industry meetings, guests, and of course more films!

The Scarborough Worldwide Film Festival is only made possible by our amazing volunteers. This festival was founded as a volunteer driven project to bring international stories to the borough of Scarborough, uniting residents and guests under the lights of the screen. We are tremendously grateful for the time and dedication of our volunteers. We sincerely hope that you consider joining the volunteer team this summer!

As a volunteer you will be meeting and interacting with all kinds of new people, developing and sharing your unique skillset while participating and supporting the arts. For volunteering with the festival you will receive free access to all screenings. You will also be provided with a t-shirt, training sessions and volunteer appreciation events!

To apply for a volunteer position please complete this application form.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to email volunteer[at]scarborougharts.com”

-from Scarborough Arts website

EAST Urban Music invites applications from emerging and aspiring youth musicians (Scarborough Arts)

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“Are you interested in writing and performing your own music? Are you between the ages of 14 and 21? Sign up for Scarborough Arts’ EAST: Urban Music program!

Work with musicians and producers and learn about beats, songwriting and song structure, flow, performance, and artists’ rights with SOCAN. At the end of the program, participants get to perform their songs at Scarborough Arts’ annual Art on the Bluffs festival (previously Art in the Park) in Scarborough on August 2017.

Workshops take place Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 PM at Cedarbrook Community Centre, 91 Eastpark Blvd., starting May 11 until June 22, 2017.

Deadline to submit applications is Monday, May 8 at 5 PM.
For more information on hot to apply, please visit Scarborough Arts’ website.”

-from Scarborough Arts website
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Wall Art Learning Series: Project Management for Murals 101 Workshop (Mural Routes, Scarborough, ON)

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Wall Art Learning Series: Project Management for Murals 101

What: Managing a mural project from idea to unveiling is no easy feat. In this workshop, veteran mural manager Karin Eaton will walk participants through each component in the management process, including budgeting, role management, scheduling, and more.

When: Thursday, April 20th, 6:00-8:30pm

Where: Bluffs Gallery, 1859 Kingston Rd., Toronto

Registration: Full details and registration here. $15 for Mural Routes or Scarborough Arts members, $20 for non-members. Refreshments provided”

-submitted by Mural Routes
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Volunteer Opportunities at Scarborough Arts (ON)

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Scarborough Arts has a number of volunteer opportunities in visual arts, crafts, and literature from March to May! Take your pick below and click the sign up button!

All events take place at Scarborough Arts’ Bluffs Gallery on 1859 Kingston Road unless otherwise noted.

SA Talks: Vacancies for the Arts in Scarborough
Date: Thursday, March 30, 6:30 – 9:30 PM
Volunteer Role: Greeter
NO VACANCY curator Alyssa Fearon moderates a panel discussion on the spaces and places for the arts in Scarborough.

My City My Six Writing and Bookmaking Workshop
Date: Wednesday, April 12, 6 – 8 PM
Location: Scarborough Museum, Thomson Memorial Park, 1007 Brimley Road
Volunteer Role: Workshop Assistant
My City My Six is a participatory public art project that will reveal Toronto and its residents in celebration of Canada 150, six words at a time.

DOORS OPEN
Dates: Saturday, May 27, 11 AM – 4 PM and/or Sunday, May 28, 11 AM – 4 PM
Volunteer Roles: Greeters, Workshop Assistants
Scarborough Arts opens its doors to guests for Doors Open 2017. Guests can take part in a dub and slam poetry workshop, an expressive arts workshop, and a My City My Six writing workshop.

Questions? Contact 416-698-7322 or email volunteer@scarborougharts.com.”

-from Scarborough Arts newsletter
Read Scarborough Arts’ profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Call for Applications: The Wave Runners Digital Media Program (Scarborough, ON)

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The Wave Runners Program is taking applications for their inaugural digital media and entrepreneurship program! The program is a 16-week initiative from January to April that aims to provide youth of ages 14-25 with resources, mentorship, and entrepreneurial skills to consistently and sustainably create digital media art (film, photo, music, etc). Sessions will take place on Saturdays from 1 – 4 pm at Malvern Library’s SPOT, which has a wealth of resources at your disposal (iMacs with the entire Adobe Creative Suite, 3D printer, dance studio, access to DSLRs, etc). #jointhewave

The deadline for applications is on Jan 16th 2017 at 11:59 pm. Check out the website to apply and for more details: waveartcollective.ca/apply/

-submitted by The Wave Runners Program

Call for Submissions: 31st Annual Juried Exhibition & BIG ART BOOK (Scarborough Arts)

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Scarborough Arts 31st Annual Juried Exhibition and 6th annual BIG ART BOOK highlight an array of visual and literary arts contributions that reflect on the theme of “Spectacular Celebrations.” This exhibit opens in January 2017—a new year which also marks the start of Canada’s 150 -year anniversary celebrations. The year of the sesquicentennial will prompt a series of nationwide celebrations intended to highlight the past achievements, victories, and histories of this country. It’s a really big birthday party, with a whole lot of spectacle. This context frames our interest in an exhibit that probes the mechanisms and experiences of personal and political celebration. This January 2017 exhibition and book launch event invites artists to submit work that questions, reflects, or engages critically with the spectacle of celebration.

The committee is specifically interested in submissions that:

  • Highlight moments of personal celebration or local community commemoration
  •  Envision the familial experience of birthdays
  •  Picture or reflect on a national celebration related to their own country of origin outside of Canada
  •  Engage with the diverse range and forms of expressions elicited by spectacle and celebration

Be creative. Ultimately, we envision an exhibit that will both announce and renounce the spectacle of celebration. Two separate juries (one for visual arts submissions, another for literary submissions), both composed of industry and community arts professionals, will select pieces based upon a combination of artistic quality, technical execution and/or conceptual strength, originality, and impact.

The opening reception and publication launch of Spectacular Celebrations: Annual Juried Exhibition and BIG ART BOOK is on Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 6 PM to 8 PM at the Papermill Gallery at Todmorden Mills. The exhibition will be on view from January 26 to February 8, 2017.”

The deadline for submissions is Monday, December 5, 2016. For more information, please visit scarborougharts.com/spectacle-2017

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Job Opportunity: Manager of Development and Community Relations
Scarborough Arts invites applications for the new position of Manager of Development and Community Relations. The position will be responsible for tackling several key opportunities and strategically important initiatives, including diversifying funding streams, sponsorship development, membership stewardship, growing community partnerships, and applying for grants. The deadline to apply is December 12, 2016.

For more information, please visit scarborougharts.com

-from Scarborough Arts newsletter
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StArt Youth Presenting Art Festival (Aug 9-13, Scarborough)

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The 6th Annual StArt YPA Festival: August 9 – 13, 2016
StArt Youth Presenting Art looks at the connection between the Arts and community.
We are creating an environment where residents from Scarborough’s diverse communities can come together,
be engaged and celebrate the talents of Scarborough’s young emerging artists. The festival will provide youth with a platform from which they will be able to express themselves and truly speak to their community.

For more information, please visit StArt YPA’ Festival’s website.

-from StArt YPA Festival’s website