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Toolbox Initiative: program designed to encourage and build healthy relationships between girls, gender nonconforming youth, and boys and to challenge gender stereotypes (Toronto)

About the Toolbox Initiative

“Toolbox is a program designed to encourage and build healthy relationships between girls, gender nonconforming youth, and boys and to challenge gender stereotypes. Our aim is to support the development of self sufficiency and confidence: experiences that we, as members of Toolbox, had when we first learned to work with our hands. The program will be led by the women identifying members of Toolbox who have backgrounds in woodworking and experience in training youths in these skills. Currently Toolbox aims to service the youth of the Kingston Galloway/ Orton Park neighbourhood. The members have, in some capacity, a connection to the KGO; having worked, gone to school or participated in community programming in the area.”

-from SKETCH
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SKETCH Indie Studio: Are you aged 16-29, living homeless or on the margins, and passionate about your artwork? (Toronto)

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“Are you an artist with practice in visual arts, writing, digital media or movement/performance arts? Are you aged 16-29, living homeless or on the margins, and passionate about your artwork?

Indie Studio provides free studio time, space, some materials, equipment, peer support, mentorship, as well as exhibition, performance, and vending opportunities! Fall Indie Studio runs from 12-4PM on Thursdays from September 28-November 23 (with an off-site trip on November 30th)

This fall we welcome applications from artists working in visual arts, writing, digital media or movement/performance arts. We are prioritizing applicants who have the technical proficiency to work independently with equipment, tools and materials related to their practice.”

 -from SKETCH
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SoCirC’s Red Light Project (Toronto)

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“SoCirC’s Red Light Project is a social intervention program through circus arts workshops for young people on the margins 16-29 in a safe space and welcoming community (funded by Cirque du Soleil’s social action department: Cirque du Monde) We will be learning social skills through social games, trust, team-building, creativity exercises and circus and other arts (juggling, partner balancing, unicycle, stilts, circus makeup, human pyramids and more). All levels are welcome.
It is Thursdays 3:30pm – 5:30pm from now until mid-June at Artscape Youngplace 180 Shaw (downstairs at SKETCH in the movement room). Opportunities to perform May 28th and June 15th. Like on facebook

Courage Lab: Arts & Equity Workshop Series (SKETCH, Neighbourhood Arts Network)

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“COURAGE LAB : ARTS & EQUITY WORKSHOP SERIES
March 9. March 22. April 5, 2017
Hosted by SKETCH and Neighbourhood Arts Network

Entering its third year, Courage Lab has brought together diverse artists, educators, organizers and activists to courageously investigate, share and experiment with concepts, ideas, tools and practices for exploring equity, race, reconciliation and anti-oppression through the arts!

This spring will build on past themes to explore intersectionality, transformative justice and organizational equity in creative, participatory and art-based ways, led by an incredible line up of established artists, activists and facilitators.

Featured guest facilitators and artists will be announced just prior to each event!

Admission is free. Food will be served.

The hands-on, arts centred series will include:

Intersectionality and our Collective Practices
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Time : 6-9pm
Location: SKETCH Studios, 180 Shaw Street, Artscape Youngplace, between Queen & Dundas project studio on the lower level!

We are excited to announce that melannie moneceros will be our guest artist leading the focus of our upcoming Courage Lab (March 9) alongside artist-facilitators Naty Tremblay and Ella Cooper!

Together with melanie we will explore the theme of intersectionality, collaboration and accessibility through an interactive evening workshop. Here we will use creative exploration, self reflection and a group lab format to invite participants to courageously look at the many intersections of anti-oppression in our work as artists and how we can create programs and projects that meet these intersections.

Space is limited. Food will be served. Accessible space. Scent free environment.

Sign up today!

Transformative Justice and Creative Organizing
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time : 6-9pm
Location: SKETCH

Building Equity and Anti-Oppression in Arts Organizations, Institutions and Systems
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Time : 6-9pm
Location : TBD

Sign up for one or come to all!

The Courage Lab series builds on the on going Emergence partnership initiative led by SKETCH and Neighbourhood Arts Network, focused on provided space to investigate creative practices for leading social change in the arts in Toronto.

Wheelchair Accessible.
Scent free environment.
Whisper translation and ASL available upon request.

In thanks to the Mississaugas of the New Credit, Haudenoshonee, Wendat and Metis people, the past and current stewards of the land on which we work and play. These events are made possible with support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.”

For more information, please visit Neighbourhood Arts Network

From Neighbourhood Arts Network website
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Conseils et outils de la ToileDesArts no5 : Mobiliser les jeunes et développer leur pouvoir d’agir

Nous avons demandé à Kerry Boileau, responsable du programme Acting OUT! de SKETCH, de nous livrer ses recommandations pour créer un espace propice à la mobilisation et au développement du pouvoir d’agir des jeunes. Les voici !

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“Pour mobiliser les jeunes et développer leur pouvoir d’agir

1 : RÉMUNÉREZ LES JEUNES POUR LEUR EXPERTISE !

Nous rémunérons les jeunes quand nous faisons appel à leur expertise pour faire notre planification ou prendre une décision. C’est fondamental, de leur point de vue, de savoir que leur contribution est valorisée. Pour mobiliser les jeunes, il faut leur offrir des programmes qui les intéressent et pour ça, il faut leur demander leur opinion dès le départ…”

Conseils et outils de la ToileDesArts no5 : Mobiliser les jeunes et développer leur pouvoir d’agir

Pour plus de ressources et outils GRATUITS comme celui-ci, consultez www.artbridges.ca/learning/learning_resources

crédit : SKETCH, Acting OUT!

ArtBridges Tips & Tools Series #5: Engaging & Empowering Youth

by Sonya Reynolds, SKETCH

photo by Sonya Reynolds, SKETCH

We asked Kerry Boileau, facilitator of SKETCH’s Acting Out program, to share some reflections and tips for creating space that engages and empowers youth. 

Here’s an expert from “Engaging & Empowering Youth”: 

1: PAY YOUTH FOR THEIR EXPERTISE!

If we are doing planning and decision making, we pay youth for their expertise. This is really basic.  It’s important for youth to know that their input is valued. In order to engage youth, the programs you have on offer have to be interesting to young people, and so you have to have heard from young people from the get go!

2: INVITATIONAL WELCOME

The way we welcome people into the space is important. We say, “Welcome! This is a place where you can do a whole bunch of cool stuff.”  You are always striving, striving to create diverse inclusion. There’s a trajectory, and that’s the beginning.

There’s a kind of invitational welcome where I’ll say what my gender pronouns are, right off the get-go. Whether the person says, “Oh, my name is so and so and my gender pronouns are …” or they say, “What are you talking about?”.  Either way, you are helping someone to feel safe or opening up space for conversation later.

TipAndTools-EngagingEmpoweringYouthClick here for the full ArtBridges Tips & Tools: Engaging and Empowering Youth. For more FREE resources and tools like this, please visit the ArtBridges Resource Portal or reach Skye Louis, ArtBridges Info Resource Developer at skye@artbridges.ca.

The ArtBridges Tips & Tools Series is funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation and translated with support from the Department of Canadian Heritage Interpretation and Translation grant.

Kerry Boileau has a wide range of experience working with young people, that spans over 25 years.  She is a facilitator of the Acting Out program at SKETCH where she has been a facilitator and program coordinator since 2002. Kerry also teaches in the Child and Youth Care program at Humber College (2012-present). Her passion for collaborative creation and youth engagement is rooted in a commitment to social justice and anti-oppression practices.

Introduction to Mural Art (Mural Routes & SKETCH)

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“Interested in public art? Looking for a fun, free program to fill dark winter weeknights? Young people between 16 and 29 can now register for Introduction to Mural Art, offered by Mural Routes in partnership with SKETCH. Learn basic art, design, and mural-making skills and gain the confidence to take part in public art projects in your community.

Open to young people (16-29) of all skill levels. Classes will be held Tuesday evenings from 5:30-8:30, January 31st-March 7th. Full details and registration at http://muralroutes.ca ”

-submitted by Mural Routes
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Fluidity on Film for LGBTQQ2SIA youth – Apply by Aug 28! (SKETCH, ON)

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“SKETCH is offering a 10-week intensive video program this fall for LGBTTQQ2SIA youth, 16-29, to explore the fluidity of sexuality, gender and identity through moving images. Learn how to conceptualize, script, direct, film and edit videos in a collaborative and inclusive team dynamic.  This program is facilitated by Naty Tremblay & Nakisha Millien.
Food, tokens, public-screening opportunities and honoraria provided for committed participants!
Schedule: Tuesdays, 5:00pm – 8:00pm, September 20th – November 22nd

Location: 180 Shaw, Lower Level, SKETCH’s Studio B
The project is supported by the Canada Arts Council and Charles Street Video.”

 -from SKETCH newsletter and website
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Courage Lab: Arts & Equity Workshop Series – Strawberry Moon Teachings, July 7 (Toronto)

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“Courage Lab : Arts & Equity Workshop Series
‘Strawberry Moon Teachings’
THURSDAY JULY 7, 2016
5:30-9:00PM
SKETCH 180 Shaw St.
Lower level

Join diverse artists, educators, organizers and activists to courageously investigate, share and experiment with concepts, ideas, tools and practices exploring equity, reconciliation and anti-oppression through the arts!

Members of the Anishnawbe Wellness Collective will lead the group in an opening and closing prayer and circle smudge, strawberry moon teachings on forgiveness, followed by creative reflection activities lead by SKETCH staff and guest artist facilitators.

The Courage Lab series builds on the on going Emergence partnership initiative lead by SKETCH and Neighbourhood Arts Network, focused on making space to investigate creative practices for leading social change in Toronto’s arts communities.

Anishnawbe Wellness Collective – this new pilot project is Aboriginal run and open to the community with priority given to Aboriginal, Metis and Inuit with a focus on community members gathering to cook nutritional meals, share economical knowledge and education information around food and nutrition utilizing a traditional framework. There is a large Aboriginal community in the Weston and Mount Dennis neighbourhoods, and this project aims to provide community members a chance to connect and share information about healthy food.

Food will be provided
Wheelchair Accessible
Scent free environment

REGISTER TODAY!
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/courage-lab-strawberry-moon-teachings-tickets-26305072179

Visit the Facebook event page here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1562064057422178/

Posted with permission from Ella Cooper
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Showing the work of 50+ Toronto Arts Council micro-grantees from this year’s Platform A (Toronto)

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“In 2016, Art Starts, Jumblies Theatre, VIBE Arts, SKETCH and CUE collaborated to provide over $65,000 in grants to support the production of community-engaged and individual projects by artists who are often underrepresented in mainstream arts and culture. This collaboration, called Platform A, is a strategic initiative of the Toronto Arts Council dedicated to fostering a new generation in community-engaged arts.

The Ground Floor – Showing the work of 50+ Toronto Arts Council micro-grantees from this year’s Platform A. For a full list of artists supported, please visit: https://platformatoronto.com/2016/04/26/micro-grant-recipients-2016/

Reception: June 23, 7 – 11pm
Gallery hours: June 24 – 27, 12pm – 4pm
Venue is fully accessible
Washrooms are gender-neutral
Admission is free, everyone is welcome!”

-submitted by Art Starts
See the profiles of Art StartsVIBE ArtsJumblies Theatre & SKETCH in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map