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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: info@mixedcompanytheatre.com.

For more information, including workshop descriptions, please visit: www.mixedcompanytheatre.com

-from Mixed Company Theatre
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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: http://artistshealth.com/workshops/understanding-stress/

-from Artists’ Health Alliance website
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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
artistshealth.com/workshops/R4P-registration

-from Artists’ Health Alliance website
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Making a Living Making Art Workshops (Neighbourhood Arts Network, Toronto)

“DESIGNING & MARKETING A CREATIVE ENTERPRISE
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: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/making-a-living-making-art-tickets-38347506424

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

Theatre for Action Workshops for July! (Mixed Company Theatre, Toronto)

Mixed Company Theatre is bringing back their popular Forum Theatre workshops this July! Theatre for Action is our week-long series of intensive workshops conducted by renowned Forum Theatre creator and Mixed Company Theatre Artistic Director Simon Malbogat.

Forum Theatre give communities the agency to develop their own grassroots solutions and the ability to envision the positive outcomes of inspiring social change. The techniques of Forum Theatre facilitation are transferable to a wide range of community engagement arts initiatives. Theatre for Action participants will receive the skills to become better facilitators, artists, community leaders, and more socially-aware educators.

For more information, including workshop descriptions, please visit: http://www.mixedcompanytheatre.com/artists/training/

-from Mixed Company Theatre
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The Touching Ground Festival (Jumblies Theatre, Toronto)

“This spring Jumblies is producing the Touching Ground Festival – a suite of new works on a common theme – the culmination of many activities with many people over the past three years of inhabiting this brand new and ancient location – now called CityPlace, in this place now called Toronto. During our time here, we have delved into the Indigenous and layered histories and current sounds, sights and voices of the area, while also making connections across the city and the country. Threads from all of these explorations appear in our activities over the coming weeks.

As many of you already know, starting on Saturday May 13th, until the end of June, Touching Ground events will be taking place in three main areas: The Ground Floor (132 Fort York Blvd), Evergreen Brick Works (555 Bayview Ave.), and Historic Fort York (250 Fort York Blvd). In addition, Jumblies will be collaborating with our partners elsewhere in Toronto.

Click on each event for more information about some of our Festival highlights:

Plus: three short films, a giant turtle quilt, comics, a new musical in-progress, workshops, exhibitions, celebrations, and more!

For more information, including a full list of festival events, schedule, workshops, and how to get involved visit www.touchinggroundfestival.ca

-submitted by Jumblies Theatre
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Profile Highlight: Stone Masque (Toronto)

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.

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Stone Masque offers “art-making projects and workshops that are inclusive to many levels of age and ability and ideal for collaborating and engaging with the diverse needs of communities.
Implementing various forms of creative expression, participants are moved to create rich interpretations of their own personal, cultural and shared collective stories.
Working in the arts with a community, school, or group goals and visions are realized jointly by collaborating with participants, community leaders, and teachers, based on their background, knowledge, and vision.”

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

Courage Lab: Arts & Equity Workshop Series (SKETCH, Neighbourhood Arts Network)

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“COURAGE LAB : ARTS & EQUITY WORKSHOP SERIES
March 9. March 22. April 5, 2017
Hosted by SKETCH and Neighbourhood Arts Network

Entering its third year, Courage Lab has brought together diverse artists, educators, organizers and activists to courageously investigate, share and experiment with concepts, ideas, tools and practices for exploring equity, race, reconciliation and anti-oppression through the arts!

This spring will build on past themes to explore intersectionality, transformative justice and organizational equity in creative, participatory and art-based ways, led by an incredible line up of established artists, activists and facilitators.

Featured guest facilitators and artists will be announced just prior to each event!

Admission is free. Food will be served.

The hands-on, arts centred series will include:

Intersectionality and our Collective Practices
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Time : 6-9pm
Location: SKETCH Studios, 180 Shaw Street, Artscape Youngplace, between Queen & Dundas project studio on the lower level!

We are excited to announce that melannie moneceros will be our guest artist leading the focus of our upcoming Courage Lab (March 9) alongside artist-facilitators Naty Tremblay and Ella Cooper!

Together with melanie we will explore the theme of intersectionality, collaboration and accessibility through an interactive evening workshop. Here we will use creative exploration, self reflection and a group lab format to invite participants to courageously look at the many intersections of anti-oppression in our work as artists and how we can create programs and projects that meet these intersections.

Space is limited. Food will be served. Accessible space. Scent free environment.

Sign up today!

Transformative Justice and Creative Organizing
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time : 6-9pm
Location: SKETCH

Building Equity and Anti-Oppression in Arts Organizations, Institutions and Systems
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Time : 6-9pm
Location : TBD

Sign up for one or come to all!

The Courage Lab series builds on the on going Emergence partnership initiative led by SKETCH and Neighbourhood Arts Network, focused on provided space to investigate creative practices for leading social change in the arts in Toronto.

Wheelchair Accessible.
Scent free environment.
Whisper translation and ASL available upon request.

In thanks to the Mississaugas of the New Credit, Haudenoshonee, Wendat and Metis people, the past and current stewards of the land on which we work and play. These events are made possible with support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.”

For more information, please visit Neighbourhood Arts Network

From Neighbourhood Arts Network website
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Opportunity: Teach a workshop at Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (Dawson)

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“Do you have an artistic skill that you would like to share with others? KIAC Members who are practicing artists have the opportunity to teach art-related classes at KIAC.

We are open to offering workshops in a variety of different mediums for all skill levels, from beginner to working professional.

Examples of past workshops:

  • Intro to Screen Printing
  • Mosaic Birdhouses
  • Tap Dancing for Adults
  • Kids Dance
  • Watercolour Painting
  • Stained Glass
  • Soundscape Composition
  • Ceramics
  • and many more!

To apply, fill out the proposal below:
KIAC Workshop Proposal
*please note this is not a fillable form

Proposal intakes are three times a year, so please plan accordingly.  Workshop Calendar 2016:
KIAC Workshop Proposal 2017
Proposal intakes are three times a year, so please plan accordingly

Workshop Calendar 2017:

Summer: May to August 2017
Proposal deadline: April 7

Fall: Sept to Dec 2017
Proposal deadline: Aug 4

Winter 2018: Jan to April
Proposal deadline: Dec 8, 2017

For more information, please visit: kiac.ca/workshopproposals

-from Klondike Institute of Art and Culture website
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