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Digital Stories Workshops (grunt gallery & EastVan Digital Stories)

Become part of the new Mount Pleasant Community Art Screen!

“This Fall, grunt gallery and EastVan Digital Stories join forces once again with Mount Pleasant and Vancouver residents who wish to create short videos around the theme of PLACE. Artists Lorna Boschman and Sebnem Ozpeta will host a series of five, free, weekly workshops at grunt gallery that walk participants through the process of digital story making!

Through the digital stories group process, you will be able to create and share your own authentic story by combining digital photos and/or video. Selected videos from the workshops will be shown on grunt gallery’s Mount Pleasant Community Art Screen and on digitalstories.ca.

Upcoming Fall Workshops, 2019
Sunday, October 27, 1-5PM
Sunday, November 17, 1-5PM
Sunday, November 24, 1-5PM

Location: grunt gallery, #116 – 350 East 2 Avenue, Vancouver, BC

To sign up, please choose one day (from the dates listed above), include one alternative date in case your first choice of the workshop is filled.

Send an email to Lorna Boschman: lorna (at) digitalstories (dot) ca

In the email include your name, email address, phone/text number, and whether you live in Mount Pleasant or Vancouver. Please include one, or two, sentences about why you would like to create a short digital story. Lorna will send you a list of things you must bring to the workshop including several photos (from your phone or camera) and/or video that directly relates to your story’s theme.

Workshops fill up quickly, and a maximum of four people can register per weekly workshop!

Special thanks to the Vancouver Foundation who made this project possible.”

-from grunt gallery
Read grunt gallery’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

2019 Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival

“Community Arts Council of Vancouver presents the third annual Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival (VOAF) offering visual and performing artists facing social exclusion and other barriers opportunities for exhibition and sales, performance and participation, connection and learning. VOAF is Canada’s first and only festival for Outsider Art, which is represented by significant fairs and museums globally. The artists may be self-taught or trained: they are all devoted to their creative practices, and come from a point of view that is outside the mainstream art world trends.

The 3-day free festival takes place at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre from August 9-11, 2019, and includes 150+ exhibiting and performing artists as well as organizational partners, free public workshops, and hundreds of artworks on display and for sale, alongside aerial silk acrobatics, Cantonese opera, intergenerational dance, wild live performances, and a range of musical stylings throughout the weekend.”

Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews
Corner of Davie & Pacific
Yaletown, Vancouver, BC

For more information about the festival, please visit cacv.ca/vancouver-outsider-arts-festival-2019

-from CACV website
Read Community Arts Council of Vancouver’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory & Map

Call for Artists: Granville Island Community Market (Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture)

Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture is seeking local visual artists who identify as living with a disability to share a market booth at the Granville Island Community Market this summer. Every Thursday from June – September 2019, Kickstart will be on Granville Island, doing community outreach, and we’d like to have a different artist share the booth with us each week. It is an unbelievable experience and a free opportunity to get your work in front of the public and the opportunity to sell work. This is also a paid opportunity for Artists.

Deadline: ongoing

Kickstart is a Vancouver-based non-profit registered charity, founded in 1998, with a mandate to support and promote artists with disabilities. We do this by presenting professional work by artists with disabilities to public audiences, raising public awareness of their contribution to the arts, and paying the artists for their work.”

For more information, please visit: https://www.kickstartdisability.ca/granville-island-community-market/

-submitted by Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture

Epoch Youth Project (Vancouver)

Epoch Youth Project is a collaborative creation workshop and process for youth ages 13-23 that combines dance, theatre and film to explore socio-political themes. The project is co-facilitated by professional artists Laura Avery, Sophia Wolfe, Red Fawkes and myself, Kelly McInnes. The project is free of cost and snacks are provided at each session.

Details: October 2019 – June 2020
Wednesday’s 530-730pm
Kensington Community Centre
There are performance opportunities throughout the season and youth receive a $100 honorarium for their participation.”

For more information and to register, please visit: www.epochyouthproject.com/

-submitted by Epoch Youth Project

Call for Artists: 2019 Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival

 “Call for Outsider Artists!

Open through April 15

Are you an Outsider Artist 19 years and older residing in Vancouver?
Want to share, learn, and connect?
Ready to perform/show/sell your work?

2019 Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival

Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
August 9 – 11, 2019

VOAF is dedicated to supporting self-identified outsider artists who face social exclusion and other visible/invisible barriers to sharing their work.

How Will We Choose?
Our primary value is inclusion of self-identified outsider artists. We look at whether you have a committed creative practice and can benefit from participating in the Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival. We exist to provide opportunities for exhibition, performance, sales, learning, and connection to the outsider artist community in Vancouver, therefore eligible artists applying to the festival for the first time are given priority. We do encourage past VOAF participants to apply. ”

For more information about the festival and application details, please visit cacv.ca/vancouver-outsider-arts-festival-2019

-from CACV website
Read Community Arts Council of Vancouver’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory & Map

Call for Artists: Arts Integration Learning Lab (ArtStarts in Schools, Vancouver)

“Are you a professional artist interested in working with young people and educators in schools, but not sure where to start?

Already have experience working in schools, but want to enhance your skills and meet other artists in the field?

The Arts Integration Learning Lab is an immersive, five-day development experience for artists, designed to build your capacity to work alongside educators. Local artists and mentors will prepare you with the skills to plan, fund, and lead arts-integrated experiences in schools and classrooms across the province!

The deadline to apply is April 8th, 2019.

Apply here”

-from ArtStarts in Schools

Artist Call: Reframing Relations Program Facilitator (Vancouver)

Reframing Relations is an inter-disciplinary, arts-based program that aims to engage youth in creative dialogue about the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. Led by the Community Arts Council of Vancouver, the pilot phase of this program was developed in partnership with the Vancouver School Board Aboriginal Education Department, the Surrey School District, and the Urban Native Youth Association. The program responds to an articulated need from our partners for creative programming that supports both educators and students during their transition to the new BC curriculum that integrates Indigenous Education at every stage.

This position is founded in a social justice framework that strives for critical thinking about race and colonialism. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage artists who self-identify as Indigenous, Métis, POC, LGBTQI2, and from a spectrum of abilities to consider applying.

Deadline for Submissions: February 1, 2019

Title: Reframing Relations Program Facilitator (2 positions)
Compensation: $50-$75/hour for workshop facilitations and $20/hr for workshop prep and professional development. Number of hours varies according to number of school bookings and artist availability.

Job Description: Reframing Relations Program Facilitators will collaborate with current facilitators at the Community Arts Council of Vancouver in delivering arts-based workshops in Vancouver schools exploring the historical and current relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. Facilitators will work with youth to locate themselves, individually and collectively, within this conversation, and to explore and express their evolving understandings of reconciliation broadly defined. Two facilitators, one Indigenous and one non-Indigenous, will lead a series workshops in each classroom, working closely with the classroom teacher and Aboriginal Education Enhancement Teacher to tailor the workshops to suit the classroom’s unique needs. We encourage artist-facilitators of all art practices (visual, performative, musical, literary, cross-disciplinary, other) to apply.

Reframing Relations Program Facilitators will be responsible for open communication with teachers during and between sessions, CACV team program evaluation, and some administration as it pertains to their school sites. The program is current includes elementary (grade 4+) and secondary school classrooms. It also includes a community component that delivers workshops delivered in community centres for a range of ages, service organizations, and businesses. For more information visit our Reframing Relations page.”

For more details, please see the full job description on CACV’s website.

-from CACV website

DTES Artist Resource Fair (Carnegie Community Centre, Vancouver)

“Carnegie Community Centre and Vancouver Foundation are thrilled to host an informal, friendly, social event for artists to connect with community resource providers. You do not need to prepare or provide anything special to be a part of the event.

Everyone Welcome! We are proud to welcome back Heart of the City Festival, Gallery Gachet, EWMA a program of Atira Women’s Resource Society, CADA/West, Vancouver Public Library – Inspiration Lab and PTC, as well as representatives from organizations like WePress and 8EAST! More announcements about participating organizations to follow in the days leading up to the event.

Artists can find out more about:

  • Project funding
  • Creation support
  • Rehearsal space
  • Exhibition space
  • Classes
  • Workshops
  • Networks
    and more!”

For more information, please visit the DTES Artist Resource Fair event page

-from Carnegie Community Centre

Workshop: Epoch Youth Project (Vancouver)

“Youth ages 14-23 are invited to join the Epoch Youth Project, a multi-disciplinary, collaborative performance creation process and workshop. The project combines contemporary dance, theatre, film, writing, visual art, music and crafts to explore themes related to the environment. With the mentorship of professional artists Kelly McInnes, Sophie Wolfe and Laura Avery, youth participants are invited to experience the artistic process involved in the creation of performance.

Goals of the workshop are for participants to gain skills in communication and collaboration in an artist setting, to take creative risks using imagination and embodiment, to build a sense of community and to explore important issue within our society. The project creates a space where youth feel empowered to share their stories and perspectives. In addition to the in studio creation process, there will be performance opportunities throughout the season, which allows the participants to build upon their developing collaborative and creation skills and to share their work is necessary!
The project is free of charge and snacks are provided. No experience is necessary!

Epoch Youth Project’s next session taking place January 9th-March 13, 2019. The project runs Wednesdays 530-730pm at Kensington Community Centre. It is free of cost and snacks are provided each session. There will be performance opportunities in the spring to conclude the season.”

For more information and to register, please check out their new website.

-submitted by Epoch Youth Project
-photo by Riz Herbosa

Workshop: Collaboration in the Arts (CREATE Consultancy, Vancouver)

Painting? Drawing? Photography? Visual Arts? Animals? Music? Stories? Play? Drama? Dance? Yoga? Poetry? Knitting? Cooking? Journalling? Sport?

How can you use your art form to make a larger social impact?

Join us to be a part of creating exciting possibilities for expanding your networks, and making a difference?

Create Consultancy presents a professional development event to network, share your knowledge and expertise, and learn about the successes and challenges of working with various art forms. Explore opportunities to collaborate with others using the creative and expressive arts.

Network through cross-discipline discussion to explore how activities drawn from various art forms are being used to build connections in practice, as well as how they can be adapted for diverse groups and needs across the life span, cultures, disciplines and service areas.

Who Should Attend?

  • Expressive, and creative arts therapists
  • Artists
  • Child and youth care workers
  • Support Workers
  • Social Workers
  • School counsellors
  • Health professionals
  • Mental health professionals
  • Students interested in learning more about creative arts related fields
  • Teachers
  • Educational assistants and applied behavioural interventionists

Potential Outcomes

  • Engage in professional development and inspire others
  • Expand your practice
  • Network
  • Cross-discipline collaboration
  • Build a community of practice”

For more information and to register, please visit CREATE Consultancy’s event page.

-submitted by CREATE Consultancy