“Workshop: EQUITY! Critical Self-Care
APRIL 03, 2019
DANCE STUDIO, THE AL & MALKA GREEN ARTISTS’ HEALTH CENTRE, TORONTO WESTERN HOSPITAL | 4:00 – 6:00PM
WHAT’S THIS GOT TO DO WITH STRESS?
Using a health equity lens, we’ll explore shared sources of stress and how self-care practices can meaningfully support artists’ wellbeing in the context of precarious work and intersecting inequities. We’ll take a critical eye to self-care messaging that is geared towards self-sufficiency and productivity and come to understand self-care as health practices which foster greater control over our art and lives.
In this workshop, you can expect to:
WHO IS FACILITATING?
Netta Kornberg is a published researcher and organizer who has worked internationally in adult education, health promotion and the arts. She is the Program & Education Coordinator at Artists’ Health Alliance. Always learning, Netta completed safeTALK Suicide Alertness and trains as an amateur boxer. She holds an MPhil. at the University of Cambridge.
This workshop is part of the series “STRESSED! How to handle an artists’ life in 9 sessions”. All sessions take place on the 1st Wednesday of the month, 4-6pm, at The Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre from September 2018 – May 2019. For more information, visit artistshealth.com/workshops/stressed”
“INTRODUCTION TO MURAL ART
The Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. East
Mondays 5:30-8:30pm, from April 1st – May 13th
Note: No class on Easter Monday, April 22nd
All ages; 14+. Spaces are limited; Register with form below.
This is a free program, with priority to members of The Beaches community
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Introduction to Mural Art is a free visual art learning program for all ages and abilities. Participants learn basic art, design, and mural-making skills from professional artists, gaining the skills and confidence to give input for the local Beaches Foodland Mural upcoming this summer 2019.
Introduction to Mural Art is comprised of six workshops, each three hours in length. Workshop topics include: drawing and painting techniques, colour theory, design challenges, mural techniques, enlarging techniques and large-scale collaborative final design projects. Each program aims to connect with a local mural project in the community where the program is being presented.”
-from Mural Routes
“Mixed Company Theatre is excited to announce our lineup of annual workshops for artists, educators, and community leaders!
Rainbow of Desire (March 9th 2019, 10AM-5PM)
What happens when you take apart a single moment of conflict to explore every possible desired action?
In this experiential workshop led by Simon Malbogat, participants will employ Augusto Boal’s Rainbow of Desire techniques to broaden perspectives and reframe situations by focusing on the inner thoughts and impulses of the individual. Through storytelling and performance, participants will gain a deeper understanding of their conflicting and co-existing desires, which will enrich their work onstage and in community settings.
Masks of Manipulation (March 16th and 23rd 2019, 9:30AM-5:30PM)
The “Masks of Manipulation”, an invaluable character development and conflict-resolution process designed by Simon Malbogat and co-facilitated by Peter Jarvis, gives face to each of the manipulative forces we encounter both onstage and in daily life.
This workshop draws on Commedia dell’Arte-inspired masks to help participants acquire a deeper awareness of manipulation and oppression: how and why it happens, what it looks and feels like, and how to de-escalate it.
Participants will also take away from this two-day workshop a Mask of their own creation, which they will learn to use as a physical touchstone in processes ranging from character development to community mediation.
Forum Theatre Performance + Creation (July 19th and 20th 2019, 10AM-5PM)
In this all-levels workshop, we will explore how Forum Theatre techniques of participation, intervention, and improvisation can help performers, educators and community leaders build tool kits for character development, conflict resolution, and catalyzing change in their own circles.
This workshop, which acquaints participants with Augusto Boal’s pedagogy and applied theatre techniques, is a great opportunity for artists who are looking to hone their performance creation skills as well as for educators, social workers and health professionals, and any and all practitioners of community engagement.
Through learning and practicing Forum Theatre under the guidance of Simon Malbogat, participants in this workshop will receive the skills to become better facilitators, conflict resolution mediators, artists, community leaders, and more socially-aware educators.
For more information and full workshop descriptions, please visit:
20% Discount for CAEA Members, and 50% Discount for Students and Arts Workers who identify as under-waged.
Bursaries also available upon request!”
“Love FREE arts workshops? Looking for amazing volunteer opportunities? Programmed for youth, by youth – Tuesdays are the new Fridays!
YAM is a weekly drop-in program designed for youth and led by professional artists. Take part in the Leadership Committee from 3:30-4:00 pm to improve your leadership skills, gain volunteer hours, and be involved in the planning of fundraising initiatives and future workshops! Workshops run from 4:00-6:00 PM, and focus on a variety of different artistic disciplines.
Past projects included: Street Art, Perspective and Line Drawing, Printmaking, Music Production, Theatre & Improvisation, Digital Painting, Filmmaking & DJing.
Winter 2019 – Feel Something Series, spoken word with Patrick Walters – January 15- March 26, 20-19 (excluding March Break – 12th)
Feel Something Series with Patrick Walters
Project Description: Feel Something Series is an Extended workshop series where participants work on excavation of personal issues through spoken word and conversations with the artist facilitator, Patrick Walters, who acts as a sounding board for the issues they face on a daily basis. At the end of the program, participants will not only feel more comfortable with expressing themselves and unpacking issues they face, but establish a positive relationship with spoken word and see it as an outlet of expression for the rest of their lives.
Patrick Walters is a spoken word artist/public speaker and arts educator who has spent over three years professionally using poetry to place emphasis on mental wellness and overall well being – a simple message, but one of paramount importance in today’s society. Through the execution of workshops and showcases, this message is passed on to the hearts and minds of his growing audience.
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Advance registration is strongly encouraged to secure your spot. Workshops limited to 20 participants.”
For more information, please visit Lakeshore Arts website.
-from Lakeshore Arts
“Home Made Visible is a nationwide archival project by The Regent Park Film Festival made in partnership with Charles Street Video and York University Libraries. For more information visit HomeMadeVisible.ca
Discourses on archives and historical documents are often led by brick and mortar institutions; libraries, museums and archives. Archival materials and historical documents often feel exclusive to researchers and educators. The nationwide archival project, Home Made Visible, asks how can we share the value in telling and preserving our own stories with our families and our larger communities? The Project aims to make archiving as well as storytelling accessible to the broader public.
We are looking for workshop facilitators to design and run workshops in public libraries across Canada that speak to storytelling, documentation and/or preservation.
Facilitators would provide programming services. Facilitators will be compensated (see appendix) for artist and materials fees. Marketing support and access to workshop space are included.
As part of the Regent Park Film Festival (RPFF) commitment to fostering diversity and meaningful inclusion in the Canadian media industry and arts community, this position prioritizes applications by applicants who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color, person with disabilities, woman, queer, trans or non-binary person or any combination of these intersections. We encourage you to self identify in your application.
We are also prioritizing applicants local to the region of each workshop.”
For more information and how to apply, please visit The Regent Park Film Festival website.
“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
“Are you a young artist or youth organizer? Have you been thinking about applying for funding for your projects but unsure of where to start?
In this session we will dive into the basics of preparing a clear, concise, and effective grant application. We will break down and explore the main components of an application including the proposal, work plan and budget; sharing tips on how to create a strong application that will also be useful to you in implementing your project. Our facilitator will share strategies for identifying appropriate grants, building relationships with funders, and streamlining the writing process. All participants will also receive a digital resource of youth and arts funders.
Time: Networking and food at 5:30pm, workshop runs 6:00pm-9:00pm, December 13th.
Facilitator: Paulina O’Kieffe, ArtReach Director, Artist, and Grant Writer
Details: This workshop is for youth aged 13-29. Space for this workshop is limited so register today! Food and refreshments will be provided
For more information, please visit: artreach.org
“This all-levels workshop is a great opportunity for artists who are looking to hone their performance or theatre creation skills, and/or interested in creating social justice-minded theatre.
Forum Theatre is also a great tool for educators, mental health professionals, and any or all practitioners of community engagement for facilitating conversations, critical inquiry, and action in their respective communities. Based on the principles of Theatre of the Oppressed, our intensive 2-day workshop will give participants an introduction to the artistic practice of Forum Theatre and how it can be used to inspire and empower community dialogue and grassroots advocacy.
Bursaries and discounts are available.”
For more information, please visit mixedcompanytheatre.com
“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?
For more information and to register, please visit CREATE Consultancy’s event page.
-submitted by CREATE Consultancy