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Narrative Wellbeing For Artists: Exploring Identity Through Writing (Artists’ Health Alliance)

“The role of writing in promoting wellbeing is an emerging field in personal and professional development. In this workshop, we will use writing exercises as an avenue to promote reflection, self-expression and insight into our professional identities as artists.

Writing is a creative and versatile medium to explore who we are and where we’re going as artists. The facilitator will cultivate a supportive and collaborative atmosphere for participants to reflect, write and discuss. Through structured exercises and discussions, we will explore our artistic identities and journeys. The link between writing and well-being will be emphasized.

This workshop is open to all artists. No writing experience needed!

Key Takeaways

  • Learn about the concept of professional identity & explore your own as an artist
  • Strengthen the connection between your artistic identity and your wellbeing
  • Develop the capacity to use writing as a tool for wellbeing

Please Note

  • This is not a creative writing workshop. Participants will discuss – not critique – each other’s writing
  • Please bring something to write with and something to write on, like your favorite notebook


Karen Gold, MSW, PhD facilitates workshops on creative writing, narrative medicine, and communication skills. As a visual artist she is drawn to printmaking, collage and, most recently, contemplative photography. She has over twenty years experience as a workshop leader, educator and social worker and currently works at Women’s College Hospital. She blogs about narrative at

-from Artists’ Health Alliance website
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Project Management 101 Workshop (ArtReach Toronto)

“Are you running a community project or are involved with a larger organization? Want to take your project management skills to the next level? Are you interested in learning more about being certified as a project manager and how your current experience can be transferred?

Many of us have become project managers by default as we are thrust into the field through creation of projects for our communities, often with little formal training ourselves. This Project Management 101 workshop will take participants through the basics of Project Management, as referenced by the Project Management Institute.

Participants will be introduced to project management language and concepts as used in the project management field in order to be able to transfer their experience into the larger field of project management. Tools and templates will be provided to support participants in running community projects more efficiently.

Paulina O’Kieffe– ArtReach Director, Community Artist, Project Manager

Date: Thursday, September 21st, 2017
Location: Youth Action Network, 1489 Dupont Street, Toronto
Time: Registration & food at 5:30pm; workshop start time is 6:00pm
Note: This workshop is open to youth (13 to 29 yrs). Space for this workshop is limited so register today! Food and refreshments will be provided.”

-from ArtReach’s newsletter
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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
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Evaluation and Report Writing Workshop (ArtReach Toronto)

“Evaluation and Report Writing Workshop
27 June 2017 (NEXT TUESDAY!)

Are you running an ArtReach or other community based project or program in your community? Do you want to better understand the reasons for and basics of evaluating your program? Wondering about the best ways to plan your evaluation activities to generate statistics and feedback about the effectiveness and success of your work? Want tips on how to write a great report?

Evaluation is an important, but sometimes overlooked part of our work in communities. Surveys, stories, art-based activities, and statistics are just some of the powerful evaluation tools we can use to measure the impacts of what we do. Used correctly, they demonstrate the benefits of our work to our communities, funders, and donors and help us better shape our programs into the future.

In this interactive workshop we will examine the process of evaluation and report writing using live case study examples of real community, youth-led projects. The workshop will explore creative strategies and tools for collecting the right data and sharing it with others and also demonstrate step by step how to use them to develop an evaluation plan through the live case studies.

Workshop participants will look into different ways of measuring the impacts and successes of their own programs using strategies which include theory of change, and using outcomes, outputs and indicators, all while learning to create effective evaluation tools.

Finally participants will be taken step by step through the report writing process using the ArtReach final report template as a guideline.

Due to the nature of interactive activities that participants will be taking part in, this workshop is ideal for ArtReach Grantees preparing for final reports or other individuals who are currently working on community-based projects who want to know more about evaluation and report writing.

Fiona Scott- independent research and evaluation consultant
Date: Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
Location: Scarborough Civic Centre// 150 Borough Drive, Scarborough // Committee Room #1
Time: Registration & food at 6:00pm; workshop start time is 6:30pm
Note: This workshop is open to youth (13 to 29 yrs). Space for this workshop is limited so register today! Food and refreshments will be provided.

-from ArtReach’s newsletter
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Wall Art Learning Series: Project Management for Murals 101 Workshop (Mural Routes, Scarborough, ON)


Wall Art Learning Series: Project Management for Murals 101

What: Managing a mural project from idea to unveiling is no easy feat. In this workshop, veteran mural manager Karin Eaton will walk participants through each component in the management process, including budgeting, role management, scheduling, and more.

When: Thursday, April 20th, 6:00-8:30pm

Where: Bluffs Gallery, 1859 Kingston Rd., Toronto

Registration: Full details and registration here. $15 for Mural Routes or Scarborough Arts members, $20 for non-members. Refreshments provided”

-submitted by Mural Routes
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Call for Youth Photographers and Filmmakers for EAST Animating Democracy 2017 (Scarborough Arts)


“Are you interested in photos and film and are between the ages of 16 and 21? We want to hear from you!


Application Deadline: Monday, April 10, 2017 at 5 PM
Download the Application Form HERE.

Scarborough Arts will be hosting a FREE intensive 8-week workshop with media artists Solana Cain and Chris Laxton. Over these 8 weeks, you will have the opportunity to learn the technical aspects of photography and film-making and explore stories that matter to you! Topics that will be covered include: camera approach and practice, post-production, editing, and jobs and freelance opportunities.

PLUS: Films created during the run of EAST Animating Democracy will be premiered at the 5th Annual Scarborough Worldwide Film Festival—the biggest international film festival in Scarborough—in June 2017!

This is your chance to explore your passions through the lens! Ready to apply? Download the Application Form and send it back to Jen D. Fabico, Program Director at For more information, contact 416-698-7322. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 10, 2017 at 5 PM. Workshops take place on Wednesdays, 6-8 PM, at Warden Hilltop Community Centre on 25 Mendelssohn Street.”


Upcoming Wall Art Learning Series Workshops: Funding Murals & Photoshop for Mural Artists (Toronto)


Funding Murals

A creative approach to funding options for mural artists– this session will explore funding streams, grant writing, and approaching prospective clients
When: Thursday, January 19th, 6:00-8:30pm
Where: Bluffs Gallery, 1859 Kingston Rd., Toronto
Who: This session is intended for emerging and mid-career mural artists or project managers interested in securing resources to complete mural projects.

The workshop will be led by Linda Plater, Coordinator for the Village of Islington BIA, Toronto’s Village of Murals. Over the past 10 years the BIA has coordinated the creation of 27 murals – 15,000 square feet of outdoor art transforming the area into an outdoor gallery. Linda will facilitate conversations about the funding process while sharing her experience in grant applications, working with the City of Toronto and local business communities.

Registration: $25 for Mural Routes members or Scarborough Arts members, $30 for non-members. Full details and registration at
Questions? Contact natalie[at]”



“Registration is now open for Photoshop for Mural Artists: An Introduction. This three-part series will provide visual and mural artists with basic skills to incorporate Photoshop into their artistic practice.

Photoshop for Mural Artists: An Introduction

What: This three-part workshop series will provide an introduction to Photoshop for visual artists. Learn basic skills such as menus, tools, palettes, and layers from an experienced graphic designer and mural artist. Walk away with new skills to support your artistic practice, and the ability to present your design on a wall for your next mural proposal.
When: Thursday, Feburary 7th, 9th and 16th, 6:00-8:30pm (participants must attend all three classes)
Where: Bluffs Gallery, 1859 Kingston Rd., Toronto

Registration: $75 for Mural Routes members or Scarborough Arts members, $100 for non-members. Register below. Contact with any questions.

Note: Participants are asked to bring their own laptop with Photoshop (a free trial version can be downloaded here). A very limited number of laptops will be available for loan, please contact us if you are unable to bring your own laptop.

About the Instructor: Karen Roberts has worked as a professional photographer and multimedia specialist for over two decades. She has taught photography and Photoshop with the TDSB, Seneca College and the Mississauga Living Arts Centre. Karen is now working as a visual and mural artist, combining digital and tactile skills in creating her art.

-submitted by Mural Routes
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Risk to Change: Advance your Changemaking Skills (Image Theatre, Toronto)

Risk to Change
“To change the world, we need to see ourselves as agents of change and to engage in radical methods of engagement in communicating with one another. To take a risk and step outside of our comfort zone is one of the radical methods this training will use to assist you in your personal transformation. One of such risks may be expressing ourselves using our body and challenging our assumptions while interpreting body language. In a safe workshop environment, you will be able to test the risk-taking process and learn how to integrate it into your practice.”

December 7, 2016
11:00 AM – 4:30 PM EST
Artscape Youngplace
Studio 107, 180 Shaw Street

For more information, please visit the workshop’s event page on Facebook and register on Eventbrite.

-submitted by Pavla Uppal

Research to Practice (R2P) Talk Series (Artists’ Health Alliance, Toronto)


“The Research & Education Committee of the Artists’ Health Alliance is excited to share a new pilot education series we’ve been developing. The Research to Practice (R2P) Talk Series is a part of the Alliance’s commitment to the mental and physical wellbeing of professional artists and tertiary art students. We hope you’ll be able to join us for our second event on November 9th, 2016.

Stress, Coping, and Support: Psychosocial Considerations for Peak Performance
Wednesday Nov 9 2016 @ 12:15-1:30pm

Hosted by: Ryerson University School of Performance
Location: 345 Yonge Street, Studio Theatre
Speaker: Dr. Katherine Tamminen, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education

Pre-performance anxiety. Emotional contagion. The car ride home. Perfectionism and burnout. In this talk, Dr. Katherine Tamminen explores psychosocial factors in the development and maintenance of peak performance as well as ways that coaches, teachers and parents can support the healthy development of talented performers and artists.

Dr. Katherine Tamminen is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education at the University of Toronto and has worked as a consultant with athletes and performers at all levels.

To register, call (416) 351-0239 or visit

The Research to Practice (R2P) Talk Series investigates the mental and physical health of artists as well as performance science, the study of how to train and prepare for greater excellence and injury prevention. Talks draw on research to make practical applications in the lives of artists as well as those who train and treat them. Musculoskeletal issues, psychology and mental wellbeing, ergonomics, instructional theory, neuroscience and the pragmatics of sustaining an artist’s career are all on the table.

The Artists’ Health Alliance is committed to enhancing the wellbeing of professional performing and creative artists as well as students in, and teachers at, recognized post-secondary arts institutions. The Artists’ Health Alliance was formed with a vision of creating a centre for holistic treatment and comprehensive health education and outreach.

If your personal or professional network might be interested in this opportunity we hope you will forward the information to them or direct them to our Facebook event page here:

-submitted by Artists’ Health Alliance
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Stress and the Artist Workshop: The Art of Living Well with Stress (Artists’ Health Alliance, Toronto)


“Continue performing and creating while managing your stress. Learn to recognize stress and integrate coping mechanisms into your day-to-day life. Explore nutrition, breathing, self-shiatsu and other self-management strategies with the Centre’s Clinical Nutritionist and Shiatsu Therapist.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • Effective and easy tension-reducing tips
  • How to nourish your body as a whole
  • To live with and release your stress

Date: Wednesday November 23 2016
Time: 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Location: Artscape Youngplace (Venue Sponsor), 180 Shaw St
Early Bird Price: $14.50

To learn more and register, please visit

-submitted by Artists’ Health Alliance
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