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Profile Highlight: Margaret’s – Expressive 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.

“Since 2014, Margaret’s Expressive Arts Group has held space for modelling healthy relationships through community building activities such as creative writing, table top plays, call and response songs about our day, dance challenges, community painting, banner-making to celebrate diverse cultures/events, art exhibitions and the drumming group. In the walking group we pay attention to the changes in the neighbourhood, seasons and ourselves as we head to other Drop-Ins to visit. We have partnered with the Toronto Animated Image Society on an animated movie. We support community projects as well.”

To read more about Margaret’s Expressive Arts Group, please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

StArt Youth Presenting Art Festival & Emerging Artists Call (Scarborough)

StArt Youth Presenting Art [StArt YPA] is a SuiteLife Arts for Youth initiative, run by Scarborough youth and sponsored by TD Bank and Theatre Scarborough. We strive to give young emerging artists in Scarborough alternative outlets to express themselves in the arts and provide them with a platform where their works are accessible to their communities.

StArt YPA is now accepting art submissions for our 8th annual StArt Youth Presenting Art Festival, being held from August 13th to 18th, 2018. All youth between 13 and 25 years old are welcome to submit their works by July 14th, 2018, to info@startypa.org. Include subject line “Art submissions” and e-mail us links/docs of your work and a statement about you (including name, age, e-mail and phone number) and tell us about who/what inspires you as an artist.

Learning opportunity: During our festival week, from Monday, Aug. 13 to Thursday, Aug. 162018 we will be running free workshops for youth. Our artistic workshops include Hip-Hop, Bollywood Dance, Vocals, Photography, Theatre (Acting), Fine Arts, Spoken Word, Theatre Production, Business for the Arts and our very first DIY: Silk Screening workshop. Youth can register by e-mail us at info@startypa.org. More information on our website www.startypa.org

We’re still welcoming submissions from Emerging Artists (25-40 years old) to perform and be featured in our Breaking Bread Reception – Aug. 17th, 2018, from 7:00pm to 9:30pm.

-submitted by StArt YPA
Read SuiteLife Arts for Youth profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Profile Highlight: The Acorn Arts Project (Toronto)

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.

The Acorn Arts Project is a site-based community outreach art organization which runs free, weekly, drop-in arts programs for residents of 220 Oak St. as well as members of the Regent Park neighbourhood.”

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

Profile Highlight | Open Field Collective (Toronto)

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.

Viewer at Street Projects

“The Open Field Collective brings contemporary art right to the streets by exhibiting artists’ works in residential front-yard gardens. The exhibitions are curated or selected from our ongoing open submission calls, and change every six weeks. These galleries are free to the public and are accessible by anyone walking down the street, 365 days a year.”

To read more about Open Field Collective, please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Profile Highlight | Unceded Voices (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.

Unceded Voices : Anticolonial Street Artists Performance is a biennial convergence of Indigenous-identified women/2spirit/Queer/ and women of color street artists in Tiohtià:ke, unceded Haudenosaunee territory (also known as Montreal)since 2014. The goal of this convergence is three-fold: to develop a network of solidarity and support between Indigenous women/2Spirit/Queer and women of color street artists ; to promote anticolonial resistance through diverse street art interventions; and to foster relationships and dialogue between the collective and the broader community.”

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

Profile Highlight | Suitcase Theatre (Toronto)

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.

Suitcase Theatre is a registered charitable organization that was founded by the original producer and creator of Mr. Dressup, one of Canada’s most loved and longest running children’s television shows. The theatre group performs at daycares, schools, hospitals, community centres, festivals and special events across Ontario. We also offer dynamic after school programs, camps and class workshops that focus on drama, improv, comedy, singing, dancing and the visual arts.

Our goal is simple: we encourage everyone to discover their creativity and love of live theatre regardless of income or circumstance.”

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

Public Art Call: Indigenous Art Project for the Faculty of Law

Queen’s Faculty of Law at Queen’s University invites Indigenous artists to submit qualifications for consideration to design, fabricate and install a permanent artwork for the Gowling WLG Atrium of the Faculty of Law, Queen’s University. This is a two-stage competition that will be assessed by a committee. Interested Indigenous artists who may not have previous experience creating a public art commission are encouraged to consider mentorship and artistic collaborations with other artists.

The project is part of the Faculty of Law’s response to further the objectives of the Calls to Action outlined by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, as well as the final report of Queen’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force. It is part of a greater initiative to increase the visibility of Indigenous art and culture and the recognition of Indigenous territory in spaces across the Queen’s University campus. The aim of this project is to create a welcoming space for Indigenous peoples in the Faculty of Law, and to help promote awareness around historical/contemporary issues relevant to Indigenous peoples and law.

Please see http://law.queensu.ca/indigenous-art-project for additional information and photos and a video of the atrium.”

-from Queens University website

Call for Visual Art: SPARK Disability Art Festival (Calgary)

“Studio C is proud to announce the SPARK Disability Art Festival 2017, to be held in multiple venues across Calgary November 27 through December 8. The Call for Visual Art is now open. Continue reading for details on eligibility and how to submit.

ELIGIBILITY: SPARK’s visual art exhibitions are open to all artists with a disability. The SPARK Festival is committed to equity and inclusion and welcomes applicants from diverse communities including emerging and established artists with developmental, physical, or sensory disabilities, mental illness, brain injury, and/or chronic illness.

GUIDELINES: To be considered, complete the attached application form and send it to: sparkfestival@icloud.com. Upload jpeg files to: http://www.yogile.com/sparkfestival2017.

Visual art submissions are being accepted until 11:59pm on September 30, 2017. For help with your submission, contact Roxanne Taylor at: sparkfestival@icloud.com.”

Learn more at: www.sparkdisabilityartfestival.com

-submitted by SPARK Disability Art Festival

Workshop for Mural Artists! Applied Colour Theory (Mural Routes)

What: Improve your ability to design, plan, and purchase materials for a stunning mural with this full-day workshop.  Experienced mural artist John Nobrega will lead a theoretical and hands-on exploration of colour application for mural artists, including colour mixing, colour matching, layering, planning materials, and more.
WhenSaturday, July 15, 10am-4pm
Where: Mural Routes Office, 1859 Kingston Rd., Toronto
Who: Open to all. Led by established mural artist John Nobrega, Blinc Studios
Registration: $40 for Mural Routes members, $50 for non-members. Register here by Tuesday, July 11 at 9am

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

Profile Highlight: Eastmain Art Hive (Eastmain, Québec)

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.

“The Eastmain Art Hive, located in the Cree Nation of Eastmain, on the James Bay is a free community Art Studio offering a mixture of traditional arts and crafts and contemporary art activities. The primary activities of the Eastmain Art Hive are painting and sewing; however, the Art Hive is involved in many creative projects and partnerships around the community involving youth, adults and elders. Some of the past and ongoing initiatives include: paintings for the arena complex, an art fair showcasing local artist’s work, traditional crafts like tamarack geese making and beading, a self defense course and sharing circle, art therapy workshops, photovoice, library and greenhouse projects. The Eastmain Art Hive encourages intergeneration learning, positive social engagement and creative art-making in a non-judgmental environment.”

To read more about Eastmain Art Hive, please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map