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Resource: Arts Equity Video Series (Neighbourhood Arts Network)

“Neighbourhood Arts Network is very excited to share the Arts & Equity Video Series, using creative methods to communicate and virtually convene to spark conversation about arts equity and practicing the associated principles in a community setting.

In this 1st video learn about how flexibility and adaptability as an overarching principle to applying an arts & equity lens in your work and creative practice. In order to be equitable when engaging communities, it is necessary to be responsive. Video #1 & worksheet can be found here: http://www.neighbourhoodartsnetwork.org/learning-room/learning/arts-equity-video-series-principle-1,-flexibility

The 2nd video 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. Video #2  & worksheet can be found here: http://www.neighbourhoodartsnetwork.org/learning-room/learning/arts-equity-video-series-principle-2,-reflexivity

The 3rd video addresses to how relevance and representation is used to make art more relevant to individuals and communities. Art can be a tool for social change! Be inclusive, relevant and representative of your community. Video #3 & worksheet can be found here: http://www.neighbourhoodartsnetwork.org/learning-room/learning/arts-equity-video-series-principle-3,-relevance-an

In this 4th video learn how to be rooted within existing community contexts and initiatives. Consideration of community priorities and a clear benefit for participation is key! Video #4 & worksheet can be found here: http://www.neighbourhoodartsnetwork.org/learning-room/learning/arts-equity-video-series-principle-4,-embeddedness

In this 5th demonstrates how inclusive and mutual support can sustain individuals and collectives in community arts practices. Video #5 & worksheet can be found here:http://www.neighbourhoodartsnetwork.org/learning-room/learning/arts-equity-video-series-principle-5,-sustainabili

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

Profile Highlight: Spectrum Productions (Montréal)

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.


Spectrum Productions provides a unique platform for youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to realize their potential through social, creative, exploratory and vocational opportunities in media production.”

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

Resource Highlight | Possibility: Art, Community & Changing the World (MAWA)

Possibility: Art, Community & Changing the World
Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA) | MB | 2014

“Part of Who Counts? A Feminist Art Throwdown, a symposium about art, feminism and artist-run culture in early April 2014 in Winnipeg, MB. The symposium was presented by Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA) and the Manitoba Artist-Run Centres Coalition (MARCC).”

Click through the ArtBridges Resource Portal to learn more.

Video Highlight: DAREarts Toronto to Webequie “Musical Handshake”

“At their special showcase performance on March 2nd, 2017, the DAREarts Toronto Winter Program delegates from the Rexdale area shared the stage with artist-educator Glenn Marais to sing “Spirit of the North”. This song was composed by the DAREarts youth of Webequie First Nation, a fly-in only community in northern Ontario, alongside Glenn in 2011.

Their song shares their hope, their courage, and their determination to make a difference in the world — words that resonate deeply with all of our youth. This “musical handshake” helps connect our urban youth with our remote Indigenous youth, breaking the boundaries of isolation and letting all of our children know that they all must work hard to achieve their hopes, dreams, and their visions for a better tomorrow.”

-from DAREarts youtube channel

Video: Art as a Tool for Social Change / L’art comme outil de changement social (ArtBridges/ToileDesArts)

C’est avec fierté qu’ArtBridges/ToileDesArts vous présente L’art comme outil de changement social, une vidéo réalisée par Emily Laliberté (Funambules Médias) qui porte sur l’impact de l’art communautaire et de l’art pour le changement social ainsi que sur le rôle de la ToileDesArts.

Pour réaliser cette deuxième vidéo d’une série de trois, nous avons braqué les projecteurs sur ce qui se passe au Québec, et plus particulièrement dans la ville de Montréal, afin de célébrer et de mettre en lumière certains des projets d’art communautaires et pour le changement social parmi les plus puissants, les plus transformateurs et les plus inspirants de ceux qui ont cours en ce moment d’un océan à l’autre.

Nous avons invité Emily Laliberté de Funambules Médias à collaborer avec nous pour créer un court métrage qui souligne trois projets d’art communautaires montréalais en captant leurs actions et leur impact sur le terrain. Chaque organisme partage ensuite au sujet de son expérience avec ArtBridges/ToileDesArts et de l’importance de faire partie d’un réseau pancanadien.

Nous remercions du fond du coeur Emily Laliberté et les équipes de Funambules Médias, d’Exeko, de la Société Elizabeth Fry du Québec et d’Art Entr’Elles pour leur extraordinaire travail et pour leur collaboration qui a rendu possible cette vidéo.

Bon visionnement ! N’hésitez pas à partager la vidéo pour répandre la magie de l’art pour le changement social !

– Catherine Lamaison, Coordonnatrice francophone en art communautaire, ArtBridges.

ArtBridges/ToileDesArts a reçu une subvention de la Fondation de la famille J.W. McConnell accordant des fonds sur une période de trois ans pour créer trois vidéos visant à sensibiliser le public sur la nature, la valeur et l’impact de l’art communautaire et de l’art pour le changement social au Canada, et sur le rôle et la participation d’ArtBridges/ToileDesArts. Notre première vidéo, L’art communautaire et l’art pour le changement social, c’est quoi ? a été réalisée et produite par Andrea Dorfman en 2014.
Cliquez ici pour la revoir !

ArtBridges/ToileDesArts veut aussi souligner que ses projets et programmes reçoivent le soutien de la Fondation Trillium de l’Ontario, du fonds Ruth Mandel – WHO GIVES, de Patrimoine Canada et enfin de tous ses membres. ArtBridges/ToileDesArts est un projet de Tides Canada.

ArtBridges/ToileDesArts is proud to present Art as a Tool for Social Change, a video directed by Emily Laliberté (Funambules Médias) focusing on the impact of community arts and arts for social change and on ArtBridges’ role.

In the making of this second of three ArtBridges’ videos, we looked to Québec and particularly the city of Montréal to celebrate and shed light on some of the most powerful, transformative and inspiring community-engaged arts and arts for social change projects going on in Canada now.

We asked Emily Laliberté from Funambule Médias, if she would be willing to work on this project with us and create a short film that would highlight three community arts initiatives in Montréal and showcase their actions and impact on the ground. Each organization would then share about their experience with ArtBridges and on the importance of being part of a Canada-wide network.

We would like to thank very deeply Emily Laliberté, and all the wonderful teams at Funambules Médias, Exeko, La Société Elizabeth Fry du Québec and Art Entr’Elles for the amazing work that they do and for making this video possible.

Enjoy the video and don’t hesitate to share it! Let’s spread the word about the magic of art for social change!

– Catherine Lamaison, Francophone Community Arts Coordinator, ArtBridges.

As part of a three-year grant, ArtBridges received funds from the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation to create three videos that raise awareness on the nature, value and impact of community-engaged arts and arts for social change in Canada, and about ArtBridges’ involvement and mandate. Our first video, entitled What Are Community-Engaged Arts and Arts for Social Change All About? was created and produced by Andrea Dorfman in 2014.
Click here to watch it again!

ArtBridges projects and programs are also supported with great appreciation by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Ruth Mandel – WHO GIVES Fund, Canadian Heritage and Memberships. ArtBridges/ToileDesArts is a Project of Tides Canada.

The Art of Inclusion / L’art de l’inclusion: Video Highlight (a collaborative partnership project)

“Cette exposition collaborative est née d’un partenariat entre les programmes éducatifs et communautaires du Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, la Fondation Michaëlle Jean et le Centre de recherche-action sur les relations raciales. Le projet dérive de nos idées communes sur le dialogue, la tolérance, l’inclusion, l’engagement civique, la compréhension mutuelle, ainsi que de l’importance que nous accordons au rôle de l’art en tant que vecteur de paix et moteur de progrès social.

This collaborative exhibition is the result of a partnership between the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ Education and Community Programmes, the Michaëlle Jean Foundation and the Institute for Research and Education on Race Relations. The project emerged from our shared visions of dialogue, tolerance, inclusion, civic engagement, mutual understanding and from our commitment to the role of the arts as a medium of peace and a catalyst for social change.”

-from MBAM MMFA

Video: Youth Explore Potential Solutions to Barriers in Their Lives (Youth Agencies Alliance)

Youth Explore Potential Solutions to Barriers in Their Lives

Youth Agencies Alliance (YAA) has come together once again to host an art show with the intention of helping youth explore belonging, urban & world issues, and human rights from a positive perspective.

Artists from Art City, Graffiti Art Programming and North End Art Centre (Ndinawe) facilitated a series of workshops with over 130 participants from the 18 youth-serving organizations across the city that make up the Youth Agencies Alliance. In these workshops we asked youth to discuss barriers in their lives, and they have created artwork and a unique hashtag reflecting their ideas for solutions to breaking down these barriers. We hope that by being part of this project, youth will feel empowered and become actively engaged in discussions within their own communities.

[An exhibition Aug.23-26 launched] the videos and artwork youth made to go along with their hashtags. These videos and art pieces will continue to circulate online throughout the campaign and serve as a topic and inspiration for other youth and the general public. We hope that the campaign will take off and serve to connect youth from many regions of the world and for them to come together to discuss the notion of ‘breaking barriers’ and affecting social change.”

-from Youth Agencies Alliance

What’s Your Beef? (Antyx Community Arts & Calgary Public Library)

antyx-whatsyourbeef

“WHAT’S YOUR BEEF?
Come Express the things that make you tick through an 8 week summer camp exploring video, photography & sound. Once you have had a chance to blow off some steam you will get the opportunity to showcase your digital creation for others to see.

Join Antyx Community Arts & Calgary Public Library for an upcoming summer project that allows youth to disprove the age, gender and location biases.

Date: Every Monday from July 4 – August 29, 2016
Time: 1:00PM – 2:30PM
Location: Calgary Public Library Saddletowne 150 – 7555 Falconridge Blvd NE, Calgary, AB T3J 0C9
Age: 12 – 18
Cost: Free

*Technical equipment will be provided

What experience do I need?
Prior experience with digital equipment is not required. Due to the small class size and open learning environment, each student receives ample personal attention and comes away with working knowledge of videography, photography, and digital story telling.

To register: e-mail dwight@antyx.org

-submitted by Antyx Community Arts
Read Antyx’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

VIDEO: Breaking the Ties that Bind Us | Lora Northway | TEDxThunderBay

“Lora speaks of helping youth discover pride and self worth, and points out art can break the ties that bind us, not only with our own growth, but in acceptance of others.

She makes the case, art is the teacher, and we are the students, if we can stop and listen to what is being said.

As an outstanding artist in her own right, Lora would willingly give up her own work, just to help others discover the healing properties of creative art.

Lora was named one of this year’s Emerging Cultural Leaders by the Artist-Run Centres & Collectives of Ontario (ARCCO). The first-time award celebrates people who are ‘exceptional, emerging, creative champions.’

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

Posted with permission from Lora Northway
Read Die Active Art Collective (Definitely Superior Art Gallery)’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

DAREarts Attawapiskat: Walking for Peace

“On National Aboriginal Day, a group of youths from Vezina High School in Attawapiskat First Nation reclaimed their voice by releasing an original music video. Called Walking for Peace, the work addresses, in clear yet powerful language, the youths’ frustration with the ongoing suicide crisis in their community. While the media coverage has been extensive and many experts have visited, the youth feel as though their concerns haven’t been heard. Through this music, they are speaking directly to their community, as well as all of Canada, about their experiences, feelings and hopes.

DAREarts, a national charity that empowers at-risk youth using the arts, facilitated the production during a two week workshop upon request from the community and officials at Vezina High School, including teacher Mandy Alves. The organization, which has previously worked in Attawapiskat providing song writing and videography workshops, assembled a team of leaders in music, videography and education, and arranged for their transportation and accommodation. During the first week, Juno-nominated musician and artist-educator Glenn Marais led a song-writing and recording workshop. Indigenous artist-educator Cathy Elliott and DAREarts Lead Teacher Shelley MacDonald taught the youths how to direct and edit the video during the following week. MacDonald is also a teacher with The Royal Conservatory’s Learning Through the Arts program, an affiliate organization whose support as Education Partner was critical for the project. Financial supporters include: Palgrave Rotary Club, Thunder Air, the Paul Semple Scholarship Fund, Sarah Haney, and Aeroplan donors (notably Hans Koehle, Maria Da Cunha, Cheryl Vhal and Victor Ford).”

Visit DAREarts’ blog for daily entries documenting their time in Attawapiskat First Nation and the DAREarts YouTube channel to see more videos of DAREarts work empowering at-risk kids using the arts. Chi miigwetch to DAREarts founder, Marilyn Field, and everyone on the DAREarts team!

Posted with permission from Marilyn Field
Read DAREarts’ profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map