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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

Workshop – At the Heart of the Matter: Personal Storytelling in a Digital World (Winnipeg)

“At the Heart of the Matter: Personal Storytelling in a Digital World is guided by a storytelling process introduced by Story Center www.storycenter.org over 20 years ago. Since then it has found its way into many fields in North America and internationally. It has been used as a transformative resource by social service and health providers; educators, oral history researchers and librarians; and by groups committed to building community and to social, environmental, and political change.

In this workshop Community Works facilitators provide:

  • A safe and respectful storytelling space where participants can listen deeply to their own stories and to others’; 
  • Tutorials on video editing tools used to create short (2-5 minute) multi-media, first-person stories.

The process ends with a screening of the completed videos.

Community Works offers At the Heart of the Matter public workshops on a regular basis. The next public workshop is scheduled for Nov. 3-5, 2017.

Community Works also develops storytelling projects through partnerships with host organizations.

We provide start to finish project planning and development services, including assistance with community engagement strategies and fundraising through proposal development.

For more information, please visit: www.community-works.ca

-submitted by Community Works

FemFest 2017: Human Library: transformative theatre that presents significant social issues (Sarasvàti Productions, Winnipeg)


FemFest and the Winnipeg Public Library Team Up to Challenge Stereotypes

FemFest 2017: Coming of Age is excited to celebrate its 15th anniversary with unique initiatives that engage the public. For the first time the festival will offer The Human Library™ in partnership with The Winnipeg Public Library! The Human Library, or “Menneskebiblioteket” in Danish, began in Denmark in the spring of 2000 and has gone on to produce events in over 25 countries. The event was designed to challenge readers’ stereotypes by putting them in a one-on-one dialogue with human ‘books’, demonstrating the power of not “judging a book by its cover”.

For the first time FemFest will follow the example of other national theatre festivals by including this exciting experience in the line-up. Sarasvàti Productions and the Library will host a wonderful array of Manitobans for the catalogue of Human Books. The event is free and runs September 21st – 23rd, 2017 on the second floor of the Millennium Library, 251 Donald Street (4-8 PM on Thursday, 1-4 PM Friday and Saturday). Readers (the public) may “borrow” a book for up to thirty minutes of conversation. The event features Human Books on a wide range of topics, from new immigrants to Canada to the modern Indigenous struggle to the challenges of living with mental illness. The books come from all different walks of life, but are united by their struggle against stereotyping or prejudice. By putting faces to important issues, the Human Library is designed to foster positive discussions and answer readers’ questions.

The Human Library is part of Sarasvàti Productions’ mandate to show experimental and transformative theatre that presents significant social issues. Some of the books featured include local comedian Lara Rae; the creator of Artbeat Studio, Nigel Bart; and Black Space Winnipeg founder Alexa Potashnik. In addition to presenting her play Watching Glory Die, master Canadian playwright and FemFest guest artist Judith Thompson will also take part as a book on September 23rd.

In addition to co-hosting The Human Library, FemFest is taking over the Asper Centre for Theatre and Film for eight days of exciting performances. The theme of this year’s festival is “Coming of Age” and 15 years of programming will be celebrated. FemFest 2017 will present Judith Thompson’s Watching Glory Die, produced by Mulgrave Road Theatre. Other productions include Two Indians by emerging playwright Falen Johnson and Ivan Coyote’s Tomboy Survival Guide, a heartfelt memoir backed by a live band. Plus the annual opening cabaret and live readings.

FemFest runs from September 16-23, 2017 based out of the Asper Centre for Theatre and Film (at the University of Winnipeg, 400 Colony Street). Tickets are $15-$20 for single shows and a full festival pass is available for $50. FemFest welcomes all audience members to join the celebration of female artists and enjoy the local and national art scene. For more information visit our website: 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!

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!”

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

Indigenous Roots of Expressive Arts Therapy: Conference (Winnipeg)

International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA) Conference

“This year’s conference theme is Indigenous Roots of Expressive Arts Therapy in Winnipeg, Manitoba October 4 – 8, 2017. Early bird registration was extended until July 31st. We are also pleased to offer discounted rates for students, seniors, artists, and Indigenous community members, in addition to hosting Indigenous Elders at no cost. Please visit https://ieataconference2017.com/registration/ to register. You can also find further information on all the workshops and 80 + presenters who are participating.

In addition, we are excited to announce the conference’s evening event programming here. Individual tickets can be purchased for some of these events. WHEAT will also be hosting Art Hives travelling community art exhibit on Truth & Reconciliation during this time at our studio in the exchange district. Dates this exhibit will be open to the public will be announced soon!”

-submitted by WHEAT Institute

FemFest 2017: Coming of Age (Sarasvàti Productions, Winnipeg)


FemFest 2017: Coming of Age – Celebrating 15 Years!

“In 2003 Chicago was dominating film awards, George W. Bush was leading the charge in Iraq, America’s Next Top Model premiered on television and FemFest was launched. This year we celebrate FemFest entering a new phase with FemFest 2017: Coming of Age, running from September 16 to 23. The 15th annual festival featuring powerful plays by women for everyone, will take over the Asper Centre for Theatre and Film for eight days of exciting performances. This year will also feature a special performance from an award-winning author at the West End Cultural Centre and a special interactive experience at the Millennium Library.

This year’s theme revolves around coming in to one’s own – growing up, maturing and accepting oneself. FemFest 2017 will take audiences through an empowering journey as they explore how we move forward as individuals and as a community. We are excited to announce the touring shows and guest artists who will be in Winnipeg for FemFest 2017:

Judith Thompson is one of Canada’s most celebrated and prolific playwrights. Her visit to FemFest in 2012 was profound for the writers who worked with her and audiences who heard her speak. To celebrate 15 years FemFest wanted to bring back Canada’s top female playwright.

Watching Glory Die – Produced by Mulgrave Road Theatre (Guysborough, NS): In order to truly explore the craft of our guest artist we are excited to welcome this powerful play by Judith Thompson from an East Coast Company with a long history of producing compelling work. The script was inspired by the true story of New Brunswick teen Ashley Smith. Deliberately fictionalized, a riveting and deeply compassionate portrait of three women – Glory, incarcerated for minor offences at age 14; Rosellen, the girl’s adoptive mother desperately trying to remain connected to her daughter; Gail, a prison guard, walking the line between her ‘orders’ and her conscience.

Tomboy Survival Guide – Written and Performed by award-winning author Ivan Coyote (Vancouver, B.C.): Tomboy Survival Guide is the music and story-driven collaboration of award-winning writer and storyteller Ivan Coyote, the hummingbird high-energied drummer and percussionist Sal Zori, the mellifluous baselines of Pebbles Willekes, and the subtle and graceful tinkerings of trumpet player Alison Gorman. FemFest is excited to partner with the West End Cultural Centre for the first time to present this unique concert experience. Ivan Coyote will also be doing a special lecture and reading from his books for queer youth as part of the festival.

FemFest 2017 will also include the Winnipeg premiere of Two Indians by Toronto playwright, Falen Johnson. After years apart two cousins meet in a Toronto alley to recreate a ceremony from their childhood, but can they remember how? When the words missing and murdered, truth and reconciliation, occupation and resistance are everywhere, how do two Mohawk women stand their ground? The piece will mark the stage directorial debut of Sonya Ballantyne, rising Indigenous film-maker. Of course the festival will continue to offer our Bake-Off playwriting competition; readings of new works in development; and an opening cabaret featuring fantastic female artists in music, theatre and film.

FemFest runs from September 16-23, 2017 at the Asper Centre for Theatre and Film (at the University of Winnipeg, 400 Colony Street). Tickets are $15-$20 for single shows and a full festival pass is available for $50. FemFest welcomes all audience members to join the celebration of female artists and enjoy the local and national art scene. For more information visit our website: 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.

Breaking Through (Sarasvàti Productions, Winnipeg)

 

 

“I think we all live in mortal fear of losing our minds”

“This bold new play puts the spotlight on mental health like never before.

After two years of research and input from almost 400 community members with different perspectives on mental health, Sarasvàti Productions is excited to present the world premiere of Breaking Through.  The play follows the stories of five Winnipegger’s living with different mental health issues. Writers Hope McIntyre and Cairn Moore honour these stories with nuance, humour and unabashed honesty. Join the conversation with panel discussions following select performances.

Date: May 23-28, 2017.

Location: Asper Centre for Theatre and Film (at U of W, 400 Colony Street)

Time: Performance times vary”

-submitted by Sarasvàti Productions
Read Sarasvàti Productions’ 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.

Job Posting: Indigenous Art Instructor (Art City, Winnipeg)

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“Art City is currently seeking an Indigenous Art Instructor, to be employed on a part-time basis.

Indigenous Art is a Special Program at Art City, which explores both traditional and contemporary Indigenous art practices. Workshops are held Saturdays, from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m., September – June. The Indigenous Art Instructor will develop program activities, in consultation with the Managing Director & Artistic Director, and will facilitate workshops with the assistance of one other staff and at least two volunteers. The Indigenous Art program is open to everyone: all ages and abilities, with a focus children, youth, and families.

In addition to the Indigenous Art program, the Indigenous Art Instructor will be a key member of the Art City staff, providing guidance and expertise to Art City’s team. There will be many opportunities to design and facilitate workshops in Art City’s extensive Community Programs (outreach) on an ad hoc basis, as well as Workshop Facilitation shifts in other Art City programs. In other words, 5 hours per week are guaranteed, with a strong likelihood for more.

Brief Job Description:

  • Develop and facilitate art programming that explores traditional and contemporary Indigenous art forms & practices
  • Engage participants of all ages & abilities
  • Lead other facilitators and volunteers in the Indigenous Art program
  • Schedule and assist guest artists with workshops
  • Resolve conflict as necessary
  • Organize and maintain supplies for workshops
  • Provide guidance and expertise in order to ensure Art City’s cultural proficiency and responsiveness in all programs
  • Assist with the development and delivery of Community Programs (outreach) workshops
  • Facilitate regular and special programs workshops as needed
  • Attend bi-weekly staff meetings

Qualifications:

  • Proficient knowledge of traditional and contemporary Indigenous art forms & practices
  • Uncompromising dedication to the preservation and proliferation of Indigenous culture in society
  • Ability to contribute to the development of art programming
  • Innovative and responsive
  • Experienced working with children and youth
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Capacity to approach conflict in creative ways
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Knowledge of inner-city issues
  • Positive role model for children and youth

Renumeration: $19.13/hour

Art City is an equal opportunity employer, however due to the nature of this position applicants must identify as First Nations, Inuit, or Métis.

Deadline for applications: 5:00 p.m. Monday, May 1, 2017

Please Send a Cover Letter and Resume/ CVs to:
Josh Ruth, Managing Director – md[at]artcityinc.com
Art City ž 616 Broadway Avenue, Winnipeg, MB ž R3C 0W8

*Please include 1-3 references with phone numbers*

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.”

-from Art City Inc. newsletter

Call for Applications: Making Our Mark III (Martha Street Studio, Winnipeg)

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“Making Our Mark III 2017/18, an exciting opportunity for artists with disabilities.

Martha Street Studio is now accepting applications, deadline for submissions is Saturday, May 6th at 5pm.

Making Our Mark III is a printmaking and professional development mentorship program offered by Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba and Martha Street Studio, funded by the Winnipeg Foundation. Making Our Mark III will provide 4 mid-career, professionally identified, local artists with disabilities the opportunity to explore the art of printmaking and professional art career practices.

Since 2013, Making Our Mark has supported the full inclusion of artists with disabilities within the contemporary arts stream through mentorship, discussions and skills development, identified by the artists themselves. 4 selected participants will receive group technical training in several printmaking methods and be provided with individual professional development mentorships.

Martha Street Studio is a fully accessible and inviting creative space. An accessible entryway, wash- rooms and centrally located wheelchair lift make it an accessible and welcoming space for this city’s talented community of artists with disabilities.

Making Our Mark is open to members of Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba. Membership is free to self-identified artists with disabilities. Please contact them for membership information or at aanm.ca/

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Application Process:

We will accept written applications (email or mail), ASL video responses, and video responses. Alternately, we can provide assistance in filling out written applications.

If you are interested in being considered for the program, please submit the following:

1. Curriculum Vitae (Resume)
2. Artist Bio (a little bit about you)
3. A Statement describing your art practice and interest in the program and what you hope to achieve through the program.
4. Up to 10 images of recent artwork in digital format (jpegs, 1800 pixels maximum longest side).

Please include an image list. Alternatively, you may send a link to a website, blog, Tumblr or Flickr account, but please clarify which images you want considered with your application.

Please email applications to: education[at]printmakers.mb.ca

Mail can be sent to:
Community Programming Coordinator
Making Our Mark III
c/o Martha Street Studio
11 Martha Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3B 1A2

Participation is free to selected artists.

Participating artists will be selected by representatives of Martha Street Studio and Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba.

Only applicants that are short-listed will be contacted for interviews/studio visits. Final selection will be made following the interview process.

If you have any questions about eligibility and disability, please contact Arts AccessAbility at: info@aanm.ca

Martha Street Studio is now accepting applications, deadline for submissions is Saturday, May 6th at 5pm.

-submitted by Martha Street Studio newsletter
Read Martha Street Studio profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Call to Artists: Public Art Opportunities for Winnipeg Southwest Rapid Transit (Canada-wide)

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“National Call to Artists for Expressions of Interest and Qualifications

*Please note that the deadline for this call has been extended to April 20, 2017. See page 24 of the Call-to-Artists document for the revised timeline.

Deadline: April 20, 2017

Seven Opportunities

Budgets: Variable (see individual opportunities in Call)

Sites: Seven locations along the new Southwest Rapid Transitway in Winnipeg, Manitoba, located on Treaty 1 territory.

The Southwest Rapid Transitway being built in the Fort Garry region of Winnipeg will integrate public artwork as part of the expansion. This includes applied work on overpasses, freestanding sculptural work at community gateways, and station details. The Winnipeg Arts Council invites professional artists residing in Canada to apply to these seven public art calls for the Parker, McGillivray, Clarence, Chevrier, Plaza, Chancellor, and Markham sections of the development.

Interested artists must submit a complete application package to be considered. Artists are welcome to apply for as many of the opportunities as they like, but separate Expressions of Interest must be submitted for each project. ”

For more information, please visit Winnipeg Arts Council

-fron Winnipeg Arts Council website