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Call for Expressions of Interest: Inkling Incubator (Red Dress Productions)


“The Inkling Incubator is a Red Dress Productions (RDP) interdisciplinary research project that will convene a diverse working group of Deaf, disabled, hearing, and enabled artists for two five-day intensive, arts-based research workshops.

What arises when Deaf, disabled, hearing, and enabled artists collaborate at the ‘inkling’ phase of a creative project and experiment with creative problem-solving? What strategies can be woven into artistic processes from the start of art-making to increase inclusion, access, and equity for both artists and audiences?

Led by specialized knowledge facilitators, together we’ll explore, experiment with, and develop best practices and processes in integrated and inclusive creative collaboration.

Who is this for?
Artists of all artistic disciplines who have an interest in creating artwork that reflects the multiplicities and richness of the communities it emerges from, while creating new creative communities and modes of working in integrated processes.

The Inkling Incubator will provide artist-researcher participants the opportunity to learn (and unlearn) from each other.

Application deadline: November 23, 2018, 11:59 p.m.

For more information and to apply, please visit Red Dress Productions

-from Red Dress Productions
Read Red Dress Productions’ profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

A participatory project bringing together mothers and daughters who were born outside of Canada (Koffler Centre for the Arts, Nov. 15-24, Toronto)

KOFFLER CENTRE FOR THE ARTS PRESENTS: LIKE MOTHER LIKE DAUGHTER

“A participatory project bringing together mothers and daughters who were born outside of Canada – newcomer women, as well as those who may have immigrated years ago. Like Mother, Like Daughter weaves together their stories into an unscripted conversation, performed by the mothers and daughters themselves. At the end of each performance, the audience is invited to join the mothers and daughters for a light meal created by Newcomer Kitchen to continue the conversations.
“delicate, generous, inspiring, warm, funny, and in moments, heart-rending.” – Sprockets & Greasepaint

November 15 – 24, 2018
918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media & Education, Toronto

PAY WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD: $50 | $35 | $20
PURCHASE ONLINE: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/like-mother-like-daughter-tickets-50533568263

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Thursday, November 15, 8 PM – OPENING NIGHT
Friday, November 16, 8 PM
Saturday, November 17, 11 AM – BRUNCH PERFORMANCE
Sunday, November 18, 6 PM
Thursday November 22, 8 PM
Friday November 23, 8 PM
Saturday, November 24, 11 AM – BRUNCH PERFORMANCE
Saturday, November 24, 8 PM

Directed by Rose Plotek
Associate Directed by Lisa Karen Cox
Original Concept by Ravi Jain, Rose Plotek, and Poppy Keeling
Co-Created by Why Not Theatre & Complicite Creative Learning
Presented & Produced by Koffler Centre of the Arts

More info: kofflerarts.org | theatrewhynot.org

-from Koffler Centre for the Arts
Read Koffler Centre for the Arts’ profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Mix, Mingle, Murals: informal evening of networking (Nov. 13, Mural Routes)

“CONNECT with new and familiar faces at an informal evening of networking.
SHARE your projects from this season, and plans for next season.
REFLECT with your feedback on our current, past and future programming.
Who: MURALi program alumni, Mural Routes members, mural artists, administrators and supporters.
Date: Tuesday November 13, 2018 6pm-8pm
Location: East End Arts, St. Matthew’s Clubhouse – 450 Broadview Avenue
Cost:  Free to Mural Routes members, $5 for non-members (suggested donation)
Light refreshments will be provided.
For more information contact: Tara Dorey, Program Director, at 416-698-7995 or programs[at]muralroutes.ca

Please RSVP here and for more information, please visit: muralroutes.ca/mingle18/

-submitted by Mural Routes
Read Mural Routes profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

SoCirc 5th Anniversary and Fundraising Event (Nov. 19, Toronto)

It’s SoCirC’s 5th birthday and we are having a Carnival to celebrate!

This event is also a fundraiser for our community programs which provide social support, inclusion, community and creative expression through circus arts for young people 16-29 living on the margins. Over the past year our community group has worked together learning to express, have fun, fail, succeed and to build trust & self-esteem. We will share a piece of this experience with you through our youth show “The Carnival of Life”! This is a CARNIVAL, so come in your favourite carney outfit and/or dress as YOU, however that looks.

Don’t miss this evening of carnival games, carnival food (popcorn, pogos, cotton candy, pizza…) , live music, fortune tellers, drinks (lemonade, beer, wine), a silent auction with exciting prizes, “The Carnival of Life” youth show followed by some of Toronto (and Winnipeg’s) best professional circus artists performing aerial silks, clown, drag, contortion, fire eating, staff and spinning hoops throughout the evening.

Come celebrate with us! Kids are welcome.

PRICES:
$15 in advance ($20 at the door)
$10 in advance ($15 at the door) artists or underemployed folks
$5 in advance ($10 at the door) kids
Packages including carnival tickets are also available.

This event will be ASL interpreted by Toronto Sign Language Interpreter Services.

Parking is available on site. Leave yourself time to find it as it can be a little tricky. It is in the building just north of where the Banksy exhibit was, around the back and says “raw space’ on the front.

We want you to come support our youth, enjoy and celebrate with us, so if fees are a barrier to your attendance please contact us directly and we can do our best to accommodate in advance as we have a few donated tickets to extend!

Please get in touch with any accessibility needs. Contact us directly : info[at]socirc.ca .

We are a charitable organization. Any package purchased for $20 or more, we will offer you a tax deductible receipt. All proceeds for this event will go to SoCirC to provide accessible social circus programming for Toronto young people living on the margins.

DATE AND TIME
Mon, 19 November 2018
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST

LOCATION
Collective Space
221 Sterling Road, Studio 5
Toronto, ON M6P 3L4

Get tickets here:
https://goo.gl/27sBnt | www.socirc.ca

-shared by SoCirc

Forum Theatre Performance and Creation Workshop (Nov. 9-10, Mixed Company Theatre, Toronto)

“This all-levels workshop is a great opportunity for artists who are looking to hone their performance or theatre creation skills, and/or interested in creating social justice-minded theatre.

Forum Theatre is also a great tool for educators, mental health professionals, and any or all practitioners of community engagement for facilitating conversations, critical inquiry, and action in their respective communities. Based on the principles of Theatre of the Oppressed, our intensive 2-day workshop will give participants an introduction to the artistic practice of Forum Theatre and how it can be used to inspire and empower community dialogue and grassroots advocacy.

Bursaries and discounts are available.”

For more information, please visit mixedcompanytheatre.com

-from Mixed Company Theatre
Read Mixed Company Theatre’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Emergence Symposium – Arts & Equity: Leading Social Change (November 19-23, Toronto)

“With four days of community arts activations (November 19-23, 2018) and a full-day conference (November 21, 2018), Emergence Symposium will convene over 150 community engaged arts practitioners, policy makers and community leaders for knowledge exchange, leadership development, creative self-reflection, mentorship and cross sectoral collaborations and critical discussions surrounding the theme of Arts and Equity. This large-scale symposium will build on the equity dialogue which Neighbourhood Arts Network has explored since its foundation in 2010.

Toronto Arts Foundation’s Neighbourhood Arts Network invites you to join us for an inspirational full day gathering in conjunction with four days of community activations. Celebrate, nurture and participate in unique leadership development opportunities using community engaged arts as a spring board to explore important work and issues together.

Emergence is made possible thanks to the support of TD Bank Group and Humber’s Centre for Entrepreneurship.

Register Now!

For more information, please visit Neighbourhood Arts Network.

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

The 16th Annual Regent Park Film Festival (Nov 14-17, Toronto)

The Regent Park Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing local and international independent works relevant to people from all walks of life, with a focus on inviting those of us from low income and public housing communities. The films we present break stereotypes and show that no one place or person has just one story. In addition to our annual Festival, now in its 16th year, we offer year-round programming at no cost.

The 16th Annual Regent Park Film Festival runs November 14-17, 2018

For more information on the festival programming and ticketing, please visit Regent Park Film Festival’s website.”

-from Regent Park Film Festival
Read Regent Park Film Festival’s profile on ArtBridges’  Community-Engaged Arts Directory & Map

Call for Applications: Board Members & Chair of the Board of Directors (Art City in St. James Town, Toronto)

Art City in St. James Town is a not-for-profit organization that provides after-school and weekend multidisciplinary art programs, free of charge, to the children and youth who reside in the community. Art City is fully integrated into one of Canada’s most densely populated and culturally diverse neighbourhoods. It is a safe and non-discriminatory environment that encourages children’s passion for artistic expression, connects them to the community, and makes a difference in their future.

Art City is currently accepting applications from prospective Board Members and to fill the position of Chair of the Board of Directors:

The Board of Directors of Art City seeks a volunteer Board Chair with relevant professional experience to support Art City. The Board provides support in fundraising, strategic development, promoting the mission of Art City and supports the long-term success of the organization.

Art City is currently accepting applications to fill 3-year term volunteer vacancies on the Board of Directors. Art City is interested in individuals with both personal and professional experience in any two of the following areas:

  • Business development and financial management
  • Fundraising (including professional fundraising and knowledge of receiving funds)
  • Funder and government relationship building
  • Arts education
  • Not-for-profit charitable organization management

For more information, read the full call for applications here.”

-submitted by Art City in St. James Town
Read Art City in St. James Town profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Workshop: Evaluation 101 (ArtReach, Toronto)

Are you running a project or program in your community? Do you want to better understand the reasons for and basics of evaluating your program? Wondering about the best ways to plan your evaluation activities to generate statistics and feedback about the effectiveness and success of your work?

Evaluation is an important, but sometimes overlooked part of our work in communities. Surveys, stories, art-based activities, and statistics are just some of the powerful evaluation tools we can use to measure the impacts of what we do. Used correctly, they demonstrate the benefits of our work to our communities, funders, and donors and help us better shape our programs into the future.

In this interactive workshop we will examine the process of evaluation and report writing, and explore creative strategies and tools for collecting the right data and sharing it with others and also demonstrate step by step how to use them to develop an evaluation plan. Workshop participants will look into different ways of measuring the impacts and successes of their own programs using strategies which include theory of change, and using outcomes, outputs and indicators, all while learning to create effective evaluation tools.

DETAILS:
Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Time: Networking and food at 5:30pm, workshop runs 6:00pm-9:00pm.
Location: Stolen From Africa Office, Monsignor Fraser College, 2900 Midland Avenue, Youth Space (Gray Building)
RSVP: bit.ly/2Ef9cht
Facilitators: Fiona Scott, Independent research and evaluation consultant
Details: This workshop is for youth aged 13-29. Space for this workshop is limited so register today! Food and refreshments will be provided

For more information, please visit: artreach.org

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

Storygathering Workshop (Fixt Point, Toronto)

“Learn the art of audio storytelling.

At FIXT POINT, we’ve spent ten years creating community-based initiatives that connect people to the arts and their cultural heritage through audio storytelling and place-based performance. As access to recording and editing technologies proliferate, the medium is becoming democratized. But opportunities to access quality training are few and far between. FIXT POINT Arts & Media is piloting a new training program that will give young women and non-binary youth the knowledge and practical skills they need to produce high-quality, compelling audio stories, and teach them how to use the medium of audio storytelling to engage their communities in meaningful ways.

The two-week workshop combines hands-on experience with in-studio training. Participants will learn and practice the following skills:

  • community outreach
  • interview and recording techniques
  • narrative shaping
  • audio editing

Participants will have the opportunity to interview members of a Toronto community or neighbourhood of their choosing. At the end of the workshop, participants will have created a short audio piece from their own gathered source material.

Program Dates:
Cohort #1: November 13th – 17th & 20th -24th
Cohort # 2: December 4th – 8th & 11th – 15th

Location: Dames Making Games office at Toronto Media Arts Centre, 32 Lisgar St, Toronto, ON M6J 0C9
(see full program schedule below)

Who is this workshop for?

This program is open to (trans and cis) women and non-binary youth ages 18-25. FIXT POINT is committed to equity in offering this opportunity; we encourage submissions from transgender, gender diverse, and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) applicants.

Access and transportation

Participants will receive reimbursement for TTC transportation as well as a daily meal stipend for the duration of the workshop.

What do you need to bring?

  • You must bring your own laptop for which you have administrative permissions
  • Bring your own power cord
  • If selected to participate, you may be required to download some free software. Detailed instructions will be emailed to successful applicants.

Application deadline: October 20th, 2018.

Interested candidates will contacted by the end of October. Please contact mariel@fixtpoint.com for further information.

To apply, please visit: www.fixtpoint.com/storygathering2018

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About the company: FIXT POINT is a Toronto-based arts & media company with national reach. We endeavor to be leaders in public engagement, embedding outreach and community development into our process of creation. We’ve trained many early-career artists to develop the skills they need to make art from audio.”