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Let’s Talk Art Workshop: How to Crip the Arts 2

How to Crip the Arts 2
November 26, 2019, 6-9 p.m.
Tangled Art & Disability, 401 Richmond St.

Neighbourhood Arts Network and RBC Foundation present a free workshop series showcasing inspiring artists, vibrant spaces, and valuable information to help artists make new connections, increase their capacity and learn more about the arts in Toronto.

Curated by Tangled Art & Disability in How to Crip the Arts – 2, participants will have the opportunity to explore the topic of disability aesthetics. They will also have a chance to participate in an interactive workshop that will help solidify some of the concepts and ideas discussed about this topic. To participate in this workshop, participants are not required to have attended How to Crip the Arts – 1, but it is recommended. Light refreshments will be provided.

Neighbourhood Arts Network is committed to ensuring as accessible an environment as possible for all our programming/events. If you require accessibility services to attend this event, please specify in the registration form what services you need (i.e. ASL, captioning, care attendants, note taking).

Tangled Art & Disability is a not for profit art + disability organization dedicated to connecting professional and emerging artists, the arts community and a diverse public through creative passion and artistic excellence. Their mandate is to support Deaf, Mad and disability-identified artists, to cultivate Deaf, Mad and disability arts in Canada, and to enhance access to the arts for artists and audiences of all abilities.”

For more information on the workshop, facilitators and to register, please visit Neighbourhood Arts Network.

-from Neighbourhood Arts Network
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Made in Exile Textile Program (Toronto)

“This year, Made in Exile is offering our very first “Textile Program”, an intergenerational program that brings together Tibetan elders and youth in a space curated for culture-making.

Our 2-month intensive Textile program facilitated by local elders in our community explores the traditional art form of Tibetan carpet weaving as a means to connect with our history, our community and our artistry.

The program entails workshops on loom-making, warping loom and carpet weaving, and will conclude with a gallery showing of the works produced. We require no experience at all and encourage anyone 16-29 years old to apply who has an interest in learning about what our hands are capable of. The program is free and all materials will be provided along with refreshments and tokens. We have limited spots so please apply as soon as possible.”

-from Made in Exile

EXCHANGE: Mural Routes’ 19th National Mural Symposium Fosters Exchange through Public Art

National Mural Symposium Fosters Exchange through Public Art

This November, mural artists and administrators will gather for Mural Routes’ 19th National Mural Symposium, to be held this year at the Spoke Club in Toronto. The gathering will be an inspiring and informative day of creative sessions and networking. The keynote address will be given by PA System (Alexa Hatanaka and Patrick Thompson), who have created public artwork and community-engaged works across Inuit Nunangat (Inuit homelands within Canadian arctic), Canada and internationally. PA System has recently produced a project by Embassy of Imagination for the Toronto Biennial of Art 2019. Registration is now open for this exciting event, coming up November 2nd, 2019.

This year we highlight and celebrate murals as a tool for Exchange and creative gateway for public dialogue. Presenters will share local and international projects and ideas to illustrate how the value of a mural lies not only in the art left behind, but in the process of exchanging skills, perspectives, stories and experiences.

Mural Routes is excited to welcome a wide array of speakers from across the mural field. PA System will kick off the proceedings with a presentation and discussion of their background with collaborative and socially-engaged projects. Jacquie Comrie will follow with a presentation and hands-on workshop around utilizing colour as a tool of social transformation to beautify city spaces while catering to the mental wellbeing of its inhabitants. After lunch, Rodrigo Ardiles, Michael Cavanaugh and Atessa Hooshvar will present their experiences with local and international mural art projects. The final sessions of the day will feature The STEPS Initiative, who will present their experiences with international exchanges with local impact, and StreetARToronto who will speak about mentorship and legacy through their programs.

The National Mural Symposium has been offered for over twenty years by Mural Routes, a Toronto-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to the creation, development, and promotion of public wall art. This event provides a space for mural artists, producers, administrators, and enthusiasts to connect, learn, and share experiences.

On November 2nd, 2019, the Spoke Club will be abuzz with mural artists, administrators, and enthusiasts.

The 19th National Mural Symposium is generously supported by our funders, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council; our sponsors, StreetARToronto and Downtown Yonge BIA; and our Community Partner, YYZ Artists’ Outlet.

Full information and registration is available now at muralroutes.ca.

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

Cahoots Theatre: Hilot Means Healer

A CAHOOTS THEATRE PRODUCTION
in association with b current performing arts

October 5 – 27, 2019
BMO Incubator, Theatre Centre
1115 Queen St W, Toronto

Set in Manila, during World War II, and drawn from the long tradition of Philippine folklore, legends, and Indigenous spirituality, HILOT weaves the tangible with the intangible to tell a story of unexpected bonds formed during cataclysmic change. Written by Jo SiMalaya Alcampo, and directed by Jasmine Chen, this interdisciplinary story explores the social and political consequences of war and occupation in the Philippines and its impact through generations.”

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: http://www.cahoots.ca/shows/hilot

-from Cahoots Theatre

Registration Open: Masks of Manipulation Workshop at Mixed Company Theatre in November


Mixed Company Theatre is excited to announce that, due to popular demand, we are hosting our two-day Masks of Manipulation workshop again in November 2019!

Masks of Manipulation (November 2nd and 9th 2019, 9:30AM-5:30PM)

What happens when you take apart a single moment of conflict to explore every possible desired action?

The “Masks of Manipulation”, an invaluable character development and conflict-resolution process designed by Simon Malbogat, gives face to each of the seven different emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual manipulative forces we encounter both onstage and in daily life.

This workshop draws on Commedia dell’Arte-inspired masks to help participants acquire a deeper awareness of manipulation and oppression: how and why it happens, what it looks and feels like, and how to de-escalate it.

In this two-day workshop, participants will embody and activate their understandings of manipulation, a process which culminates in the creation of each person’s own Mask of Manipulation. Each mask then becomes a physical touchstone in processes ranging from character development to community mediation. This workshop, co-facilitated by Simon Malbogat and Peter Jarvis, is suitable for artists, educators, social workers, and community activators alike.

For more information and workshop descriptions, please visit: http://www.mixedcompanytheatre.com/artists/training/

20% Discount for CAEA Members, and 50% Discount for Students and Arts Workers who identify as under-waged. Bursaries also available upon request! Email communications[at]mixedcompanytheatre.com to register.”

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

CUE: Grants for New-Generation Artists Living and Working in the Margins (Toronto)

“CUE is a radical arts initiative dedicated to supporting new generation artists who live and work on the margins.

Throughout history, some of the most innovative artwork has been created by artists who experience marginalization and face systemic barriers, and who have been excluded by conventional arts and cultural institutions. We recognize that arts funding agencies have struggled to keep up with growing social, cultural, and economic inequality.

In response, CUE has designed an accessible funding program offering not only financial support for art projects, but also consultation in preparing project proposals, support throughout the production process, and opportunities for public exhibition.

Founded in 2008, to date CUE has provided over $350,000 to support the creation of more than 350 art projects in multiple disciplines.

Artists must meet with CUE before submitting an application.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: October 31
Apply for up to $1000 to produce a project in any discipline

For more information please visit www.cueartprojects.ca.”

-from CUE Art Projects

Free Reading: In Your Head (Mixed Company Theatre, Toronto)

“FREE READING : IN YOUR HEAD, a Forum Theatre Play on Mental Health in Schools

After the glowing response to IN YOUR HEAD from schools across the GTA, we are happy to announce that we will be bringing it back for the 2019/20 school year!

We are hosting a FREE reading of the play for educators, students, and school-involved mental health professionals

This year, audience members at the reading will have the opportunity to conduct Forum Theatre “interventions” by taking the place of actors and attempting to change the outcome of the play.

Where: The Ladies Parlour (main floor of St Luke’s United Church), 157 Carlton St, Toronto ON M5A2K3

When: October 23, 2019 at 5:30pm 

RSVP by clicking HERE!

IN YOUR HEAD takes us into the lives of Rayna and her brother Sam as they deal with the increasingly complicated world of high school and “growing up.” Why is Sam suddenly having a hard time at home and in school? How can they be there for one another? Is there anyone else that can help out?

Written by renowned playwright Luciano Iogna and directed by MCT Artistic Director Simon Malbogat, this interactive Forum Theatre show will specifically focus on the stigma against mental disorders and engage students in a dialogue on how we can all be better mental health allies to each other. Like all our Forum Theatre productions, this show is inspired by real stories from teens to ensure that our play reflect the issues that matter the most to your students.

Check out our Youtube trailer for IN YOUR HEAD:

Questions? Email communications[at]mixedcompanytheatre.com or call us at 416-515-8080.

We look forward to seeing you at our reading of IN YOUR HEAD, and hope to visit your school in 2020!”

-from Mixed Company Theatre

Unity Fest 2019 (Toronto)

“Join us on Friday, September 27th and Saturday, September 28th for the 2019 Unity Festival at The Northern Contemporary Gallery located inside the historic Parkdale Theatre building at 1605 Queen St. West.

Going into its 12th consecutive year, the Unity Festival–Unity Charity’s annual flagship event and Canada’s largest youth hip hop festival– continues to be a dynamic, multi-disciplinary Hip Hop arts festival for youth that takes place at unique urban venues in Toronto’s vibrant downtown core.  Similar to Unity’s work with youth year-round, the Unity Festival highlights Hip-Hop’s power as an agent of artistic progression, community building and social change, with a focus on the empowerment of our future’s most vital asset: youth.

The Unity Festival provides an opportunity for emerging youth artists to present high-quality performances alongside established artists, and creates an accessible platform for youth to engage in arts-based competitions, workshops and exhibitions. Youth also benefit from opportunities to learn from artists who not only expertly teach their craft, but also generously tell their own compelling stories of struggle, self-reflection and triumph through hip hop.”

For more information, please visit: http://unitycharity.com/2019festival/

-from Unity Charity

Call for Entries: 17th Annual Regent Park Film Festival’s Emerging Directors’ Spotlight and Pitch Competition

“The Regent Park Film Festival (RPFF) is inviting up-and-coming filmmakers to submit their short films and project proposals for our annual Opening Night tradition, the Emerging Directors Spotlight and Pitch Competition!

Part showcase and pitch event, this exciting platform highlights the best of Canada’s emerging talent, who then pitch their next project to a jury of industry experts in front of a live audience for the chance to win a development deal with the CBC* and a $1000 cash reward, courtesy of RBC.

The Emerging Directors’ Spotlight and Pitch Competition is free to enter, open to all ages and directors, producers and creators of all genres and styles.

We highly encourage submissions by filmmakers from marginalized communities (Black, Indigenous, Person of Colour, Person with Disabilities, LGBTQSAA+, Women) and films that feature these communities.”

For full details, please visit Regent Park Film Festival’s website

-from Regent Park Film Festival

Workshop: Artfare Essentials (Jumblies Theatre)

What is it?

  • An introduction to principles and practices of arts that engage with and create community;
  • Many things you need to know to undertake your own community arts project;
  • An orientation to potential work or apprenticeship with Jumblies and Offshoots;
  • A gathering of diverse people interested in community-engaged arts;
  • A mix of presentation, discussion, art-making, site visits and take-home resources;
  • A time to consider and discuss the joys & challenges inherent in this work;
  • An intensive, fun, thought-provoking, immersive 6-day experience.

Topics include:

  • Definitions, terms, & guiding principles
  • Project visioning and planning
  • Partnerships (with arts and other sectors)
  • Research (arts and oral history-based)
  • Facilitation (making art with people)
  • Bridging diverse cultures and traditions
  • Collaborating across disciplines, forms and traditions
  • Navigating  conflicts and challenges
  • History and legacies of Jumblies
  • Evaluation, documentation, sustainability, legacy

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

-from Jumblies Theatre website
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