Accessibility:   A A


Posts Tagged ‘toronto’

Call for Applicants: 2017 ArtReach Pitch Contest! (Toronto)

ABOUT: The arts are a powerful and motivating way that youth are involved in their communities. Whether it’s in someone’s basement, or through a community program – young people are creating art all over the city. ArtReach and City of Toronto Arts & Culture want to support youth aspirations in the arts. Every year, ArtReach hosts the Pitch Contest- a chance for youth to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges for a chance to win $5000 to support their community youth arts project, start an arts-based business, or take their career to the next level!

PRIZES: ArtReach invites eight artists or groups to participate under two categories: Community Arts Projects & Productions, and Creative Business and Career Development. Each category has one $5000 grand prize winner, a $2000 runner- up prize, and two gift certificates that groups can use towards professional or artistic development.

ELIGIBILITY: Artists working in a broad range of art forms are encouraged to apply, including dance, drama, music, carnival and circus, film and video, TV and radio, new media, fashion, creative writing, visual arts, crafts, hip hop, design, multi-media, urban arts and more. In addition:

  • You must be an artist, a collective of artists or a youth-led arts organization
  • You must be between the ages of 18 and 29
  • You must be developing an artistic project or are serious about your arts initiative

Please Note: The Pitch Contest prioritizes the needs of youth and communities that are excluded from mainstream arts opportunities. We ask applicants to self identify their eligibility understanding that this event is intended for communities, artists and arts practices facing systemic barriers, and with few alternative venues for support.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS, AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOW TO APPLY!
Don’t hesitate to contact pitch@artreach.org for more info, with questions, or for any accessibility needs.”

-from ArtReach’s newsletter
Read ArtReach’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-engaged Arts Directory & Map

Call for Applicants: Reelworld Emerging 20 Program (Deadline: Aug 18)

It’s not too late to apply for the Emerging 20 Program! Applications close 5:00pm EST on August 18, 2017.

“Click here to read more about the program and how to apply!

Are you a content creator/filmmaker interested in telling stories that help audiences care about pressing issues and inspire social change? Would you like to be eligible to receive $125,000 from Telefilm’s Micro Budget Fund to make your first web series or feature film?

We are looking for 20 emerging content creators and filmmakers with projects in the pre-development or development phase, that have potential to both inspire and entertain. Whether your project is a documentary, dramatic feature, web series, or comedy, we are looking for stories that explore important themes and issues in ways that entertain, spark conversation, and expand minds.

The E20 Program is Reelworld’s initiative to connect some of Canada’s most talented emerging diverse talent with industry executives and professionals within the Canadian entertainment industry. E20s are given the opportunity to network, learn, and pitch their projects to industry decision makers.

Note: Applicants must be able to participate in all events which will take place in Toronto. Experience or training in film and television production is preferred. We are also on the lookout for applicants from a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives which are underrepresented.”

-from Reelworld website
Read Reelworld’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Resource Highlight | Arts Equity Video Series: Principle #5, Sustainability

Arts Equity Video Series: Principle #5, Sustainability
Neighbourhood Arts Network | ON | 2017

“In this 5th video in a series of 5, learn how inclusive and mutual support can sustain individuals and collectives in community arts practices.

Visit this page to access the accompanying worksheet for this video and the rest of videos from the rest of the Arts Equity series.

Video by: Meredith Stapon

Meredith Stapon is a creative force and recent graduate from York University. Following her Connecticut upbringing, Meredith returned home to Toronto, where she has found inspiration in the arts community. With experience throughout multiple disciplines, she currently finds peace combining traditional approaches with contemporary technologies.”

Click through the ArtBridges Resource Portal to learn more.

Resource Highlight | Arts Equity Video Series: Principle #4, Embeddedness

Arts Equity Video Series: Principle #4, Embeddedness
Neighbourhood Arts Network | ON | 2017

“In this 4th video in a series of 5, learn how to be rooted within existing community contexts and initiatives. Consideration of community priorities and a clear benefit for participation is key!

Visit this page to access the accompanying worksheet for this video and the rest of videos from the rest of the Arts Equity series.

Video by: Meredith Stapon

Meredith Stapon is a creative force and recent graduate from York University. Following her Connecticut upbringing, Meredith returned home to Toronto, where she has found inspiration in the arts community. With experience throughout multiple disciplines, she currently finds peace combining traditional approaches with contemporary technologies.”

Click through the ArtBridges Resource Portal to learn more.

Video: True Heart – The Value of Art (Art Starts)

Art Starts asked participants in their True Heart program “What has art started in your life?” watch their responses above.

Art Starts creates vibrant Toronto neighbourhoods through community-building arts initiatives. We bring together professional artists and residents of all ages to create dynamic and accessible arts projects that are responsive to community needs and aspirations. We don’t create social change on our own; we collaborate, facilitate, and inspire.”

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

Profile Highlight: North York Arts

As ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory grows, we realizae 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.

North York Arts (NYA) is a multidisciplinary arts service organization designed to address the needs and interests of artists, arts organizations and residents in the 11 wards of the North York region of the City of Toronto. North York Arts works in collaboration with the City of Toronto Councillors, Culture Division and various community partners to foster arts programming, provide art services to the region and bridge connections in the art and culture community between North York and the rest of Toronto. NYA provides inclusive arts events and programs to children, youth, family and seniors including programs to serve the Newcomer and Neighbourhood Improvement Area communities within North York. In addition, we provide services and programs to support local, emerging, and established artists.”

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

Resource Highlight | Arts Equity Video Series: Principle #3, Relevance and Representation

Arts Equity Video Series: Principle #3, Relevance and Representation
Neighbourhood Arts Network | ON | 2017

“The 2nd video in a series of 5 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.

Visit this page to access the accompanying worksheet for this video and the rest of videos from the rest of the Arts Equity series.

Video by: Meredith Stapon

Meredith Stapon is a creative force and recent graduate from York University. Following her Connecticut upbringing, Meredith returned home to Toronto, where she has found inspiration in the arts community. With experience throughout multiple disciplines, she currently finds peace combining traditional approaches with contemporary technologies.”

Click through the ArtBridges Resource Portal to learn more.

Profile Highlight: The AMY Project (Toronto)

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 AMY Project is a free performing arts mentorship and theatre creation program serving young women and non-binary youth. AMY breaks down barriers to participation by providing meals and transportation; accessible, queer and trans inclusive and anti-racist environments; and more. With the mentorship of professional artists, AMY participants learn to tell their stories with honesty, integrity, and artistic rigour. AMY was the 2017 recipient of the Toronto Arts Foundation’s Arts For Youth Award.”

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

Resource Highlight | Arts Equity Video Series: Principle #2, Reflexivity & Relationships

Arts Equity Video Series: Principle #2, Reflexivity & Relationships
Neighbourhood Arts Network | ON | 2017

“The 2nd video in a series of 5 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.

Visit this page to access the accompanying worksheet for this video and the rest of videos from the rest of the Arts Equity series.

Video by: Meredith Stapon

Meredith Stapon is a creative force and recent graduate from York University. Following her Connecticut upbringing, Meredith returned home to Toronto, where she has found inspiration in the arts community. With experience throughout multiple disciplines, she currently finds peace combining traditional approaches with contemporary technologies.”

Click through the ArtBridges Resource Portal to learn more.

Profile Highlight: And Also Too

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.

And Also Too is a collaborative design studio. We work with people who are imagining alternatives to unjust systems, who see a need to use new and unconventional strategies to tackle complex social problems, and who are ready to participate deeply in the design process.

We facilitate groups of people connected by choice or circumstance to co-design the future. We believe that people are experts in their own experiences, that everyone has the ability to participate in creative processes, and so we design with and not for communities experiencing injustice.

Our task is to help shine light on the issues and uplift the answers that the community holds. We draw inspiration from the community’s culture and history to co-create resources and tools that are unique, accessible, and delightful.”

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