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Sarasvàti Productions presents FemFest 2018: Staging Resistance! (Winnipeg)

Sarasvàti Productions presents FemFest 2018: Staging Resistance! The 16th annual festival features life-changing theatre for everyone and will feature performers from Toronto to Morocco plus a new art walking tour.

Experience the powerful blend of Indian dance and theatre, hear from DIY theatre-maker Norah Paton, and take in an award-winning performer Donna-Michelle St. Bernard speaking truth to power using spoken word, storytelling and hip-hop. At FemFest 2018: Staging Resistance, the stories of brave and diverse performers take centre stage. Whether you see one production or the entire festival, you are sure to leave with a new understanding of what it means to embrace individuality.

Our amazing line-up includes:
The Game with Manohar PerformingArts, written by Shymala Dakshinamurti and Sowmya Dakshinamurti
Burnt by Norah Paton
Sound of the Beast by Donna-Michelle St Bernard
White Man’s Indian by Darla Contois
La Civilisation, ma mère based on the novel by Driss Chraïbi, adapted by Emilie Malosse with L’aparte Theatre and Compagnie du jour.

We’re also offering workshops and readings through the festival. For tickets and information, please visit: www.femfest.ca

About Sarasvàti Productions: Founded in Winnipeg in 2000, we seek to inspire artists and audiences through the use of theatre and to provide a place where artists can develop, showcase their skills and celebrate their creativity. FemFest has been up and kicking since 2003 and to date has showcased hundreds of artists!”

-submitted by Sarasvàti Productions
Read Sarasvàti Productions’ profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map.

FemFest 2018: Staging Resistance (Sarasvàti Productions, Winnipeg)

Sarasvàti Productions presents FemFest 2018: Staging Resistance! The 16th annual festival features life-changing theatre for everyone and will feature performers from Toronto to Morocco plus a new art walking tour.

Experience the powerful blend of Indian dance and theatre, hear from DIY theatre-maker Norah Paton, and take in an award-winning performer speaking truth to power using spoken word, storytelling and hip-hop. At FemFest 2018: Staging Resistance, the stories of brave and diverse performers take centre stage. Whether you see one production or the entire festival, you are sure to leave with a new understanding on what it means to embrace individuality.

Our amazing line-up includes:
The Game
Burnt
Sound of the Beast
White Man’s Indian
La Civilisation, ma mère!

We’re also offering workshops and readings through the festival. For tickets and information, please visit: www.femfest.ca

About Sarasvàti Productions: Founded in Winnipeg in 2000, we seek to inspire artists and audiences through the use of theatre and to provide a place where artists can develop, showcase their skills and celebrate their creativity. FemFest has been up and kicking since 2003 and to date has showcased hundreds of artists!”

-submitted by Sarasvàti Productions
Read Sarasvàti Productions’ profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map.

Welcome to this Place (MABELLEarts)

Welcome to this Place is a national project, produced by MABELLEarts, involving high-impact organizations and professional artists in Toronto, Montreal, Halifax, Winnipeg and Vancouver. Together we’re creating a series of collaborative projects and events that promote urban parks and public spaces as places of arrival where newcomers to Canada can find friendship, cultural and creative expression, connection to their new country and to more established Canadians.

Follow along through July and August 2018, and be part of this national conversation on the promise of Canadian parks and public spaces as places of community connection and belonging.


Welcome to this Place est un projet national, produit par MABELLEarts, impliquant des associations à fort impact et des artistes professionnels à Toronto, Montréal, Halifax, Winnipeg et Vancouver. Ensemble, nous créons une série de projets et d’événements collaboratifs qui promeuvent des parcs urbains et des espaces publics comme des espaces d’arrivées où les nouveaux arrivants au Canada peuvent trouver l’amitié, l’expression culturelle et créative, le lien avec leur nouveau pays et les Canadiens plus établis.

Suivez notre voyage en juillet et août 2018 et participez à cette conversation nationale sur la promesse des parcs et espaces publics canadiens comme des lieux de connexion et d’appartenance communautaires.”

For more information, please visit: www.welcometothisplace.ca

 -from MABELLEarts
Read MABELLEart’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

New Beginnings: A Community-Collaboration (Sarasvàti Productions, Winnipeg)

May 22-27, 2018
Asper Centre for Theatre and Film
$15 – $20
204-586-2236 │ www.sarasvati.ca

“After two years of work, it is hard to believe that in two weeks we will finally be able to share this amazing compilation of theatre, music, dance, film, visual art and storytelling with audiences. Not only are we sharing stories from those who have resettled in Winnipeg, but many of our artists are newcomers themselves making this show a powerful way to welcome them to the performing arts community.

“I am an immigrant who came to Canada. I understand how hard it is to fit in and how you have to leave everything behind and start a new beginning.” Jonathan Chipalata, Performer

Our May 23rd matinee is already sold out, so be sure to get your tickets so you don’t miss out on this unique event.

We have been working hard to make the show accessible to everyone; with advance notice translation, child-minding and transportation is available. Please let us know two weeks’ prior to the show date if you need assistance with any of the above. Our May 25th performance will also offer ASL interpretation. If you want to support community involvement, please consider buying an extra ticket to donate to someone who wouldn’t otherwise be able to join us.

Our goal to build community will also expand beyond the stage! Audiences can join us for feasts on May 26th and 27th with food from Viena do Castelo, Safeway Mountain & McGregor, Gohe Ethiopian Restaurant and Baraka Pita Bakery & Restaurant. We are also honoured to welcome speakers with lived experience, guests from resettlement organizations and community advocates who have kindly offered their time to join us for post-show conversation circles. This is an opportunity to engage in dialogue, share experiences and responses to the play, as well as to ask questions. We know this will keep the conversation going long after people leave the theatre. Plus there will be stunning visual art by newcomers on exhibit outside the theatre.

Check out our preview video or visit our blog for all the latest updates and artist features. Feel free to call us at 204-586-2236 for more information or group bookings.

For more information on the lineup visit www.sarasvati.ca

-from Sarasvàti Productions press release
Read Sarasvàti Productions’ profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

CBC Arts Article: Art City Inc. Winnipeg

CBC Arts shares with us a recent article on Tyler Malissa Ritchot, a participant of Art City Inc.’s programming in Winnipeg. Here’s an excerpt from the article, as well as a video below to learn more about Tyler, the costumes and Art City! It’s great that these special stories about the work going on in community-engaged arts centers are publicized!

“Tyler first got hooked on costume-making when they saw tutorials on YouTube. Then, they attended a mascot-making workshop at Winnipeg’s Art City studios, a community art space that gives young people access to the tools and resources they need to make their creative ideas into real stuff — like the kind of oversized costumes they now specialize in. “[It] just caught my attention instantly and I was like, ‘I want one, so I’m going to make one.'”

Read the full CBC Arts article here.

-from CBC Arts
Read Art City’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Profile Highlight: ArtBeat Studio Inc. (Winnipeg)

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.

Artbeat Studio Inc. is a unique community based, peer directed program that provides social supports, working art studio and gallery space, and mentorship for individuals living with mental illness for the purpose of recovery and empowerment. Artbeat Studio is a non-profit registered charity committed to decreasing stigma and discrimination that coincides with mental illness and poverty through positive action, mental health education and advocacy.”

To read more about Artbeat Studio Inc., please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Request for Proposals: 2018/19 Professional Guest Artist Series (Art City, Winnipeg)

Art City invites local, national, and international professional artists to submit proposals to lead collaborative art workshops at our studio in 2018/19.

Founded by artist Wanda Koop, Art City is a not-for-profit community art studio located in West Broadway, a culturally diverse and densely populated neighborhood in the heart of Winnipeg’s inner city. Art City is dedicated to providing people of all ages with innovative and professional art programming, free of charge, frequently featuring workshops based on the practices of guest artists. Art City’s primary goal is to provide space and tools for anyone who wishes to express themselves creatively.

Workshop Information
• While Art City is open to all ages, most participants are elementary to middle school age children (6 – 14) who live in the West Broadway community. Older youth, adults, and seniors also regularly participate in Art City programs.
• An average of 25 participants drop in each workshop, some attending most days, others attending only once, arriving and leaving at different times throughout the evening. Workshop activities should ideally be planned to accommodate both short-term and long- term participation.
• Workshops are scheduled for a one-week period, Monday to Friday from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Artists, staff, and volunteers are required to be at Art City between 3:00 pm (set up) and 8:00 pm (closing time). A healthy snack (dinner) is served mid-way through each workshop and enjoyed by all present.
• The Art City studio is a versatile space that can be used as a wide-open work area, filled with tables and chairs, or transformed into an immersive installation. The main studio area measures approximately 27’L x 19’ W x 11’H.
• Art City maintains an inventory of art supplies and owns specialized equipment related to ceramics, film photography, digital photography, and digital arts including audio and video equipment and software.
• Selected guest artists will be supported in developing, managing, and facilitating their workshops by the Artistic Director, Studio Manager, staff, and volunteers.
Art City workshops are most successful when…
• The proposed workshop reflects the artist’s own art practice.
• The activities make sense, make use of examples, and can be explained in a clear and concise manner as participants arrive throughout the workshop.
• Participants learn something new.
• Participants create something they can take home to share with friends and family.
• Working on collaborative projects, participants are able to create individual components that combine to make a larger finished piece.
• The activities are culturally relevant to participants own lives.

Submission Deadline: Monday, March 26, 2018
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
Email proposals to: submissions[at]artcityinc.com

More details on this Request for Proposals can be viewed here.

For further information about Art City and the Professional Guest Artist Series, contact Artistic Director, Eddie Ayoub at: ad[at]artcityinc.com ”

-from Art City Inc. newsletter

I am Unstoppable – International Women’s Week Cabaret of Monologues (Sarasvàti Productions, Winnipeg)


Sarasvàti Productions presents
I am Unstoppable – International Women’s Week Cabaret of Monologues

Sarasvàti Productions will again be producing and taking to the community our cabaret of monologues to celebrate International Women’s Week. This year’s theme is I Am Unstoppable, as we tackle obstacles, conquering challenges and living life to the fullest. The evening will offer a diverse line-up of monologues by Canadian playwrights as well as performance pieces. Our goal is to honour women by telling their stories and to explore multiple perspectives to represent the scope of women’s experiences. ASL Interpretation will be available for the evening performance.

IWW will take place on March 10 at 4pm and 8pm at the Asper Centre for Theatre and Film (at U of W, 400 Colony Street)

Tickets $15 (plus $2.50 for on-line purchases) or cash at the door

There will also be additional community performances available from March 4th to 11th

Please Note: Adult Language and Content

For more information on the lineup visit www.sarasvati.ca

-from Sarasvàti Productions press release
Read Sarasvàti Productions’ profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map.

FOUR LANDS of WINNIPEG (Jan 12-20)

FOUR LANDS of WINNIPEG, Jan. 12 to 20, 2018
Created & Produced by Jumblies Theatre
In partnership with Creative Manitoba & the Edge Gallery and Urban Arts Centre

“How can we learn more about the places we live? What is available to the senses and what has to be reached through memory, history and imagination? How do different people sharing the same land experience it differently? Four Lands is a travelling project from Toronto-based Jumblies Theatre that explores these questions with local artists and residents. Mixing of visual arts, words, music and movement, we bring to life imaginary miniature worlds: Goodland, Badland, Lostland, and Dreamland.

For one week, Four Lands will reside at Winnipeg’s Edge Gallery and Urban Arts Centre. Here we will build an evolving and interactive gallery, as well as take activities out to community groups. The week will culminate with a Saturday exhibition, short performances, light refreshments and hands-on art activities.

Four Lands reminds us that how we experience a place depends on many things: culture, age, work, wealth, health, pastimes, relationships, histories and life experiences. This project offers fun and accessible ways to enter into complex questions and spark thought, conversation, curiosity and understanding across differing and converging perspectives.

Four Lands has so far visited Northern Ontario, the Ottawa Valley, Vancouver, Nova Scotia, Toronto, Saskatchewan, and will be travelling to Montreal and Mississauga later this winter.

Project Opening Ceremony:
with Albert McLeod
Creative Manitoba
Sacred Circle
4th floor, 245 McDermot Avenue
Friday Jan. 12 4:00 to 5:30 pm

Artmaking Drop-ins:
Edge Gallery and Urban Arts Centre
611 Main Street
Tuesday Jan. 16 – Friday Jan. 19,
2:00 to 5:00pm
Tuesday Jan. 16 – Friday Jan. 19,
6:30 to 8:30pm

Finale Presentation:
Edge Gallery and Urban Arts Centre
611 Main Street
Saturday Jan. 20, 2:00 to 5:00pm

Free, everyone welcome!

Artists: from Toronto: Ruth Howard, Adrienne Marcus Raja; from Winnipeg: Lindsey Bond, Kelly Campbell, Darla Contois, Braiden Houle, René Joshi Sims, Ted Longbottom &others.

Funders: Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council

To find out more about the project and how to take part, please visit jumbliestheatre.org

-submitted by Creative Manitoba
photo by Elizabeth Lott

Community Arts Practice Foundations-Part 2 (Creative Manitoba)

“Are you interested in art for social change? Community Arts signifies a particular art making practice, emphasizing community involvement and collaboration, often with people who may not otherwise actively engage in the arts. Community Arts is distinct from other arts practices as it is the creative processes and relationships developed with community to make the art that defines it, not the art form or genre itself. Guiding principles are that the activity is by, with and for the communities; the artists are highly skilled; and the activities reflect the energy and qualities of the community.

From Friday to Sunday, January 12–14, we’re offering a course on how to manage a community arts project with Kerri Twigg, who is also a whiz at career development. (Look her up on LinkedIn–she has more than 3,000 followers!) Around that time we’ll be partnering with Jumblies Theatre from Toronto and The Edge Gallery and Urban Art Centre in Winnipeg to host a community arts project called Four Lands. We invite you to participate in the project to gain hands-on experience and valuable national connections. You can be an artist in any artistic discipline to participate in the course and in the Four Lands project.

This course is ideal for:

  • Artists and community members who are curious about the practice of community-engaged arts and want to learn more
  • independent artists working on current or future projects in community settings where the goal is to engage community
  • artists who want to apply to lead With Artor Youth With Art projects through the Winnipeg Arts Council
  • artists who want to gain skills for working in the Manitoba Arts Council’s Artists in Schools Residenciesand ArtsSmarts programs
  • arts or community-based organizations who want to upskill program staff responsible for arts-based community outreach or social change work
  • arts and community-based organizations  and change makers who want to learn how to collaborate to produce community-engaged  projects and programs”

For more information about the course, please visit Creative Manitoba.

-from Creative Manitoba