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Call for Expressions of Interest: Inkling Incubator (Red Dress Productions)

“The Inkling Incubator is a Red Dress Productions (RDP) interdisciplinary research project that will convene a diverse working group of Deaf, disabled, hearing, and enabled artists for two five-day intensive, arts-based research workshops.

What arises when Deaf, disabled, hearing, and enabled artists collaborate at the ‘inkling’ phase of a creative project and experiment with creative problem-solving? What strategies can be woven into artistic processes from the start of art-making to increase inclusion, access, and equity for both artists and audiences?

Led by specialized knowledge facilitators, together we’ll explore, experiment with, and develop best practices and processes in integrated and inclusive creative collaboration.

Who is this for?
Artists of all artistic disciplines who have an interest in creating artwork that reflects the multiplicities and richness of the communities it emerges from, while creating new creative communities and modes of working in integrated processes.

The Inkling Incubator will provide artist-researcher participants the opportunity to learn (and unlearn) from each other.

Application deadline: November 23, 2018, 11:59 p.m.

For more information and to apply, please visit Red Dress Productions

-from Red Dress Productions
Read Red Dress Productions’ profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Workshop: ArtFare Essentials (Jumbiles Theatre, Toronto)

“Next Session: Oct. 28 to Nov. 3, 2018 (day off Oct. 31)

This intensive, fun, thought-provoking, immersive 6-day experience workshop facilitated by Ruth Howard and Ange Loft is an introduction to principles and practices of arts that engage with and create community; things you need to know to start your own community arts project and also as a gathering of artists and others interested in community-engaged arts. Support: Healthy snacks and some lunches are provided. Translation, including ASL, and on-site childcare can be arranged. Our venues are wheelchair accessible. We can support out-of-town attendees with help finding free or affordable accommodation.

Apply Here!

What is it?

  • An introduction to principles and practices of arts that engage with and create community;
  • Many things you need to know to start your own community arts project;
  • An orientation to potential work or internships with Jumblies;
  • A gathering of artists and others interested in community-engaged arts;
  • A mix of presentation, discussion, art-making, site visits and take-home resources;
  • An intensive, fun, thought-provoking, immersive 6-day experience.

Topics include:

  • Definitions, terms, & guiding principles
  • Project planning
  • Partnerships
  • Research
  • Facilitation
  • Creating relationships across difference
  • Aesthetics and ethics
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Navigating conflicts and challenges
  • History of Jumblies and Offshoots
  • Evaluation, documentation & legacy”

For more information and to apply for the upcoming session, please visit Jumblies Theatre.

-from Jumblies Theatre website
Read Jumblies’ Profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory & Map

Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival 2018 (Aug 10-12)

Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival 2018
Disrupting Exclusion, Inviting Connection
Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
Friday August 10th – Sunday, August 12th, 2018

Community Arts Council of Vancouver presents the second annual Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival (VOAF) offering visual and performing artists facing social exclusion and other barriers opportunities for exhibition and sales, performance and participation, connection and learning.

The 3-day free festival includes individual artists as well as organizational partners, workshops for artists and the public, and hundreds of artworks on display and for sale, alongside music, spoken word, live art, clown, and other performances in the Exhibition Hall. This year Vines Arts Festival and VOAF are co-presenting a performance series Friday on the outdoor Turntable, followed by a conversation around accessibility and Ablesim.

Disrupting Exclusion
Our primary values are inclusion and active participation towards strengthening a sense of community and creative citizenship among participants and the public. Eligible artists self-identified as outsiders and have strong creative practices, with wildly diverse aesthetics. 100% of sales go to artists, and performers are paid fees: this is a professional opportunity for outsider artists.

Free Public Workshops
The festival aims to increase awareness about Outsider Artists and to challenge stereotypes about who and what counts in the art world. The festival provides a much-needed platform for visual and performing artists to gather, learn, and share their creative scope with Vancouver. PLAN, MPA Society, Coast Mental Health, and Alternative Creation Studios are all organizing group shows, alongside 46 exhibiting individual artists.

Free public learning workshops for artists include “The Business of Selling Your Art” on Saturday at 10 AM and “Writing Grants 101” on Sunday at 10 AM.

Registration for these workshops is now open:

For more information, please visit CACV’s website and Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival’s event page.

-from CACV website
Read Community Arts Council of Vancouver’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory & Map

Free program allows community members in the East End to engage with Mural Art (Toronto)

“Community members living in the East End will soon have the opportunity to engage with public art and develop artistic skills through a free, six-week program offered by Mural Routes in partnership with Community Centre 55. Introduction to Mural Art will be offered at this community centre (97 Main Street) on Thursday evenings from 5:30pm – 8:30pm, February 1st to March 8th, 2018.

In line with Community Centre 55’s past programming around mural production and graffiti transformation for youth, this program will allow community members to build the necessary confidence to participate in public art projects in their communities. The program will be led by Mural Routes Lead Instructor Rob Matejka, an established community artist who has led mural projects and arts education programs across the city for over 15 years.

Participants will learn foundational art, design, and mural-making skills. Classes will include topics such as drawing and painting techniques, colour theory, design challenges, stencil design and printing, enlarging techniques, and large-scale collaborative design. While the program focuses on mural techniques, participants will not be working on a wall mural but on large-scale panels.

Introduction to Mural Art is open to people of all skill levels; past iterations of the program held across Toronto have brought together a range of participants, from new mural enthusiasts to emerging muralists. Instructors adjust the program to the interests and abilities of the students, and participants work together to develop skills, share ideas, and foster enthusiasm for public art.

Introduction to Mural Art is offered entirely free of charge, including all materials and instruction. The program is offered three times per year as part of the Mural Art Learning Institute (MURALI), a Mural Routes initiative funded by a three-year, $565,100 Grow grant made in 2015 by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Full details and registration are available now at Spaces are limited.”

-from Mural Routes press release

ArtFare Essentials 2018 (Jumblies Theatre)

January 26th – February 1st, 2018
Apply Online

What is it?

  • “An intensive workshop on the principles and practices of art that engages with and creates community;
  • A 6-day exhilarating experiential journey of learning and artmaking;
  • Everything (or many things!) you need to know to launch your own project;
  • Open to artists from all forms and traditions and others with an interest in community-engaged arts;
  • A blend of presentations, discussions, hands-on activities, creative explorations and take-home resources;
  • Lead by Ruth Howard, Artistic Director of Jumblies Theatre, with other co-facilitators and guest artists;
  • Adaptable to diverse partnerships, contexts, interests and regions across Canada.

Topics include:

  • Definitions, values & core principles
  • Guiding and safeguarding your vision
  • Project start-up & basics
  • Partnerships (cross-sector)
  • Budgets, resources and grants
  • Arts-based and oral history research
  • Facilitation
  • Aesthetics and ethics
  • Interdisciplinary collaborations
  • Creative processes
  • Cross-cultural collaboration
  • Conflict and challenges
  • History of community plays/arts
  • Evaluation and documentation
  • Legacy and sustainability
  • Others according to partners’ interests

Cost: $300
(limited sliding scale and work exchanges places available)
Snacks and some meals provided.

Accommodation: For out of town registrants, we can help you find free or affordable billets.

Certification: Attendees will receive a certificate of completion from the Jumblies Studio.

This workshop can also be adapted for other Ontario and Canadian locations.

If you are interested in attending or in bringing a workshop to your community, please get in touch with Jumblies Theatre.”

-submitted by Jumblies Theatre
Read Jumblies’ Profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory & Map

Mixed Company Theatre Community Workshop Series: Elder Care Workshops

Mixed Company Theatre, with the support of the Government of Ontario Senior Community Grant Program, is bringing our popular community-based workshops to seniors across the GTA this fall and winter.Facilitated by our Artistic Director, Simon Malbogat, our Elder Care Workshops seek to empower senior citizens and address the pressing issue of elder abuse in our communities. In these workshops, participants will be led through a series of exercises and activities developed from Theatre of the Oppressed/ Forum Theatre methodology that will provide seniors with the tools to express and address issues relating to elder care and abuse. The Elder Care program is also designed to address diverse groups of seniors, including newcomer/refugee groups.

To bring our Elder Care workshops to your organization, please contact:

For more information, including workshop descriptions, please visit:

-from Mixed Company Theatre
Read Mixed Company Theatre’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Artists’ Toolbox – Understanding Stress: A Mindfulness-Based Workshop (Toronto)

“Understanding stress – what it is, how it functions and why we feel it – is crucial to managing it. This workshop offers an exploration of how stress expresses itself in the lives of artists and how it can be useful. The facilitator will lead participants through mind-body medicine exercises such as visualization and meditation.

Key Takeaways

  • Understand what stress is and how it can be a positive or negative force in your life
  • Develop the capacity to use mind-body medicine techniques
  • Learn ways to integrate stress management strategies into your day-to-day life”

For more information, please visit:

-from Artists’ Health Alliance website
Read Artists’ Health Alliance’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Artists’ Health Talk Series starts today! (Artists’ Health Alliance)

“Starting October 17, world-class researchers take the stage for our free Research for Practice (R4P) Talk Series.

Bringing decades of clinical work and research, our speakers will share their hard-earned insights into the forces which shape artists’ health. The focus lies on practical applications of their research, bridging the gap between what researchers discover and how artists work.

All talks are free of charge.
Registration is open! To learn more and register, go to

-from Artists’ Health Alliance website
Read Artists’ Health Alliance’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Making a Living Making Art Workshops (Neighbourhood Arts Network, Toronto)

Workshop 1:
October 19, 2017 6:00 – 9:00pm

Rogers Communications Centre, Room: RCC 359 A
80 Gould Street
Toronto, ON
M5B 2M7
Map available here

This workshop will cover one aspect of implementation, website & social media management. Attendees will be taught how to save time & effort by managing their website using WordPress and their social media using Hootsuite.
Workshop 2:
November 2, 2017 6:00 – 9:00pm 
Rogers Communications Centre, Room: RCC 359 A
80 Gould Street
Toronto, ON
M5B 2M7

This workshop will cover marketing planning & strategy, focusing on the needs of creative entrepreneurs. The starting point to a successful strategy is a solid advertising & marketing plan: a plan that guides marketing momentum with focus & progressive actions.

About the Facilitator:
Fatou Seck has several years of experience in professional adult education. She is passionate about teaching and sharing her marketing expertise with people who need guidance in this field. Her teaching experiences combined with her knowledge of marketing planning and online & offline marketing have equipped her well to deliver highly valuable training. She provides one-on-one training to solopreneurs & small organizations and group training to learning centres such as SKETCH Arts and the Markham Small Business Centre. Fatou is also the founder of Seck eMarketing Solutions, a bilingual digital marketing agency whose mission is to empower small organizations to meet their marketing needs through training and one-on-one coaching.

Artists can sign-up by visiting here:

Profile Highlight: Libractivité (Armandie, QC)

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. 

Libractivité was created by Édith Cambrini, a multi-disciplinary artist from the Eastern Townships.

The name “Libractivité” refers to the combination of the following words: *libre(free)* *Liberty* *creativity* and *activity*. The main purpose of these workshops is to set the participant’s creativity free.

The workshops are meant to be an inviting space of creativity for all, where each individual may participate and also teach.

No experience required!

All are welcome! :)”

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