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Workshop: ArtFare Essentials (Jumbiles Theatre, Toronto)

“Next Session: Oct. 28 to Nov. 3, 2018 (day off Oct. 31)

This intensive, fun, thought-provoking, immersive 6-day experience workshop facilitated by Ruth Howard and Ange Loft is an introduction to principles and practices of arts that engage with and create community; things you need to know to start your own community arts project and also as a gathering of artists and others interested in community-engaged arts. Support: Healthy snacks and some lunches are provided. Translation, including ASL, and on-site childcare can be arranged. Our venues are wheelchair accessible. We can support out-of-town attendees with help finding free or affordable accommodation.

Apply Here!

What is it?

  • An introduction to principles and practices of arts that engage with and create community;
  • Many things you need to know to start your own community arts project;
  • An orientation to potential work or internships with Jumblies;
  • A gathering of artists and others interested in community-engaged arts;
  • A mix of presentation, discussion, art-making, site visits and take-home resources;
  • An intensive, fun, thought-provoking, immersive 6-day experience.

Topics include:

  • Definitions, terms, & guiding principles
  • Project planning
  • Partnerships
  • Research
  • Facilitation
  • Creating relationships across difference
  • Aesthetics and ethics
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Navigating conflicts and challenges
  • History of Jumblies and Offshoots
  • Evaluation, documentation & legacy”

For more information and to apply for the upcoming session, please visit Jumblies Theatre.

-from Jumblies Theatre website
Read Jumblies’ Profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory & Map

Call for Applications: RBC Arts Access Fund (Neighbourhood Arts Network)

“The RBC Arts Access Fund is designed to support newcomer artists across Toronto. The Funds range from $500 to $1500 and are intended to  support costs associated with arts projects, such as artist fees, art supplies, equipment rental, space rental and food costs for a workshop or event.

In addition to art projects, this fund also supports professional development, training and mentorship requests for newcomer artists looking to improve their skills in working with communities.

You are eligible to have support by other partners, organizations and artists, however the project itself should be your vision.

Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must be:
– Residents of the City of Toronto for at least one year prior to the application deadline.
– Newcomers who have been in Canada between 1 and 7 years
– A permanent resident or Canadian citizen ​
– Be over 18 years old
– A member of Neighbourhood Arts Network, if you are not a member, sign up here

*Artists can receive only one RBC Arts Access Fund per year.”

For more information, please visit Neighbourhood Arts Network’s website.

-from Neighbourhood Arts Network
Read Neighbourhood Arts Network’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Workshops: Creating Artists’ Health (Artists’ Health Alliance)

Creating Artists’ Health are opportunities for artists to work on creative projects with seasoned artist-facilitators and mentors. The programs are discipline-specific intensive workshops that prompt artistic responses to topics in artists’ health. Upcoming programs are: Moving for MeaningWriting for Wellness and Animating Artists’ Health (juried).”

For more information, please visit Artists’ Health Alliance

-from Artists’ Health Alliance website
Read Artists’ Health Alliance’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Symposium | Path of Possibilities: Exploring the Arts Sector in Toronto (Art Starts)

“Path of Possibilities: Exploring the Arts Sector in Toronto is a one-day symposium taking place at the North York Central Library on Saturday, October 13th, 2018. We will be offering workshops and networking opportunities to newcomer artists living in Toronto and emerging artists from the ethno-cultural communities Art Starts serves. This event will consist of 8 program hours, including 6 roundtables and a panel discussion. Workshops will explore topics such as starting an art-based business, accessing arts employment, grant opportunities, and mental health & social resources for arts professionals. Community arts professionals will lead workshops an panel discussions and be available to answer questions from participants. The symposium will conclude with success of stories and Q&A featuring professional artists who are newcomers and/or from ethnocultural groups in Toronto.

  • Round Tables
  • Creative Workshops
  • Panel Discussion
  • Networking

Breakfast & lunch will be provided as well as tokens.

Saturday, October 13th 2018 | North York Central Library | 9 AM to 5 PM
60 spots available ONLY!

Please fill out the form to pre-register to the symposium here
For more information about the symposium, visit Art Starts website

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

Call for Applicants: VIBE Arts Emerging Arts Educator Program (Toronto)

Are you interested in becoming a VIBE Arts Emerging Arts Educator?

We are currently accepting applications to grow our Emerging Artist roster! To learn more about becoming an Arts Educator, read the eligibility guidelines here.

The VIBE Arts Emerging Arts Educator Program is a tiered, skill-building mentorship program in arts education facilitation.  Individuals participate in professional development workshops and gain hands-on experience facilitating youth arts programming in under-resourced communities throughout the GTA.

  • Learn how to become an arts educator through hands-on experience
  • Get paid to teach art to children and youth
  • Gain resources, skills and support to further your artistic practice

Emerging Arts Educators earn meaningful employment opportunities to learn alongside professional art educators and lead their own programs across a variety of artistic disciplines. They also benefit from various opportunities to further their artistic career, including mentorship, workshops, arts and networking opportunities.”

For more information, please visit:

-from VIBE Arts website
Read VIBE Arts profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Call for Applicants: Reelworld Emerging 20 Program (Deadline: Aug 17)

“The Reelworld Film Festival is a recognized partner of Telefilm’s Talent To Watch program. All of our E20 applicants are eligible to apply for this funding through our Emerging 20 program.

Are you an Indigenous or racialized filmmaker interested in telling stories that help audiences care about pressing issues and inspire social change? Then apply for the Emerging 20 Program by August 17, 2018.

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.

We are looking for 20 emerging content creators and filmmakers with projects in the pre-development or development phase, that have potential to 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.

After the program has concluded, E20 participants will become eligible to apply for up to $125,000 from Telefilm’s Talent to Watch program to make their first web series or feature film.


For more information, please visit

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

Call for Artist Facilitators 2018-2019 – Youth Arts Workshop Proposals (Lakeshore Arts)

Call for artist facilitators 2018-2019 – Youth Arts workshop proposals

Lakeshore Arts is looking to engage 3 artist facilitators, with practices in a diverse range of media (visual arts, music, performing arts and/or digital arts), to create a unique series of workshops for its YAM (Youth Arts Movement) 2018-2019 programming semesters:

  • Fall 2018: October 2 – December 4, 2018
  • Winter 2019: January 15 – March 26, 2019 (excluding March Break: March 13)
  • Spring 2019: April 2 – June 4, 2019

Each semester is 10-weeks in length, 2 hours per week, for a total of 20 hours per semester.

Applications are due by Friday August 24, 2018 at 5pm. For full details, including submission requirements, please contact Adrienne Costantino at communityprograms[at]”

Visit for more information and read full call here.

-submitted by Lakeshore Arts
Read Lakeshore Arts’ profile on ArtBridges’ Directory and Map of Community-Engaged Arts

Profile Highlight: The Possibility Fund (Prologue to the Performing Arts)

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.

“Established in 2005 in response to a lack of arts programming available for young people in communities across Ontario, the Possibility Fund subsidizes performances and workshops in schools that are identified as under-served by district school boards.

The Possibility Fund addresses issues of equity caused by limited school arts budgets, inadequate fundraising capacity at schools in under-served communities and marginalization of young people due to their socio-economic status, cultural background or other factors.

Currently involving a partnership with the Toronto District School Board and also reaching some schools outside of the GTA, Prologue is seeking to expand this initiative to engage young people in under-served, Northern and rural communities across Ontario.

Prologue to the Performing Arts (Prologue) is a not-for-profit charitable organization that facilitates access to high-quality performing arts experiences in schools and communities across Ontario. In 2017, Prologue celebrated 50 years of reaching young people through engaging and impactful performances and workshops in dance, theatre, music, storytelling, spoken word poetry and more.

Prologue supports a diverse roster of 40 artists and companies who bring the very best in live performance to Ontario schools.”

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

‘Mental Health’ Artist Roundtable (Artists’ Health Alliance, Jul 26)

MENTAL HEALTH Artist Roundtable
JULY 26, 2018
Explore the intersections of mental health and the arts in this roundtable with the artists and curator of MENTAL HEALTH and Artists’ Health Alliance. This is an invitation to hear from emerging queer, feminist, BIPOC artists with lived experience of mental health and mental illness.

Light snacks and drinks will be provided.

This event abides by the Artists’ Health Alliance Accessibility Policy. If you could benefit from additional support, please let us know and we will do our best to create a responsive learning environment.

Drop-ins welcome. Registration recommended. To register, email or call 416-351-0239 with your name, the event name, number of people coming and accessibility needs, if applicable.

MENTAL HEALTH is an arts exhibit that brings together new works by four emerging artists working in tkaronto/Toronto who take up issues related to mental health in their art practices. Through installation, sculpture, video, performance, and flash art, these artists reflect on what “mental health” means in relation to their own lived experiences. Often using humour, performativity, and play, the artists shake up the discourses and institutions of “mental health” and trouble the binary dividing mental health and mental illness through feminist, queer, non-binary, and BIPOC frameworks. The works in this exhibition are as material as they are conceptual, and engender new perspective on the place of mental health in contemporary art. At once tongue in cheek and sincere, MENTAL HEALTH makes space for a nuanced consideration of the intersections between life as a millennial artist and this often all-consuming thing called “mental health.”

MENTAL HEALTH is part of the “In Space” curatorial events organized by The White House, a thematic series of five exhibitions focusing on the experiences of disenfranchised peoples within social, political and physical spaces. “In Space” is conceived of by Sandra J. Manilla and co-produced with Nathaniel Addison, Stephanie Avery, and Leone McComas. MENTAL HEALTH is generously sponsored by Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council.

For more on the exhibition, visit the facebook page.”

-from Artists’ Health Alliance website
Read Artists’ Health Alliance’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Cultural Hotspot: Modern Batik Fashion Workshops (Next Generation Arts, Scarborough)

“Presented in partnership with the City of Toronto – Cultural Hotspot SPARK Project and Agincourt Community Services Association – Dorset Park Hub, this workshop series explores the ancient African art of Batik, waxes, dyes and inks and applies it to fashionable fabric pieces which participants are free to alter. At the end of the workshop series, participants will show off their creations in a fashion show event.

The Modern Batik Fashion Workshops are FREE for all youth (individuals to the age of 29) but spaces are limited. The workshop begins July 20.

To register, complete the registration and consent form and submit to

Spaces are limited.

When: July 20 to August 31 (Fridays, 1-4:30PM)
Where: Dorset Park Hub (1911 Kennedy Road, Unit #105)”

For more information, please visit:

-from Next Generation Arts