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

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
Visit SKETCH’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map
Visit Neighbourhood Arts Network’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

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
Read KIAC’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Red Dress Productions’ Winter Workshops (Toronto)

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“You’re invited to join Red Dress Productions’ February and March choir and art making workshops as we prepare for the performance of Drift Seeds in June 2017 — a new work created over the last three years with Winchester Park and St James Town communities.

Choir
Learn songs that will be performed in Drift Seeds
Mondays, 6:30-8:00 pm
February 6th to March 27th
All Ages

Art Making
Make art objects large and small,
paper mache and more
Mondays, 5:30-8:30 pm
February 6th to March 27th
All Ages

Workshop Location: Our workshops will be hosted at Hugh Garner Housing Co-op, located at 550 Ontario St, Toronto, ON M4X 1X3

We are accessible by College streetcar as well the Parliament, Sherbourne and Wellesley buses. Our studio is wheelchair accessible. All workshops are free, and no registration is required. You’re welcome to come to one or all workshops. We aim to provide barrier-free arts programming. Please get in touch with us about access needs, or with any questions.

EMAIL: promiseinthepark[at]gmail.com
CALL: 647-937-1470
URL:  http://www.reddressproductions.org
BLOG: www.reddressproductions.blogspot.ca
FB: reddressproductions
VIDEO: vimeocom/reddressproductions

-submitted by Red Dress Productions
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2017 Indigenous Education Week – Artist talk, hip hop, poetry, and more (Jan 23-27, Toronto)

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“ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

The 2017 Indigenous Education Week at the University of Toronto will be held from January 22nd to the 27th. Indigenous Education Week is a series of events for students, staff, faculty, and the community to participate in and learn about Indigenous knowledges, nationhood, and the diversity of Indigenous nations.

January 22nd

DIGGING ROOTS
3-4:30 pm
Great Hall, Hart House
Cost: Free
website: http://harthouse.ca/events/sunday-concerts-digging-roots/

January 23rd

INDIGENOUS STUDIES STUDENTS’ UNION – OPEN HOUSE – OFFICE OPENING
11am-1pm
Turtle Lounge, Centre for Indigenous Studies
Lunch will be served.

January 24th

HERE ON FUTURE EARTH: AN ARTIST TALK WITH JOI T. ARCAND
Moderated by Dr. Karyn Recollet
2:00 pm
Main Activity Hall, Multi Faith Centre

STORYING TOGETHER: SCREENING OF WEAVING THE SASH AND SHARING CIRCLE
6:30-9 pm
East Common Room, Hart House
website: http://harthouse.ca/events/storying-together/

January 25th

MIND, BODY, SPIRIT: HEALING FROM THE INSIDE OUT. A SELF CARE WORKSHOP WITH OPENING FROM ELDER ERNIE SANDY
12:00 pm
Turtle Lounge, Centre for Indigenous Studies
Facilitator: Bonnie Jane Maracle, Learning Strategist
Presented by Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement
Register by emailing: sage[at]utoronto.ca

FROM BASRA TO STANDING ROCK: DECOLONIAL LOVE, HIP HOP AND SOLIDARITY. DISCUSSION WITH QUESE IMC AND YASSIN “NARCY” ALSALMAN
2:00 pm
Debates Room at Hart House.
Moderated by Dr. Audrey Hudson. Opening by Brianna Briskool Olson.

TOBACCO TEACHING WITH TRADITIONAL OJIBWE TEACHER/KOKOMIS JACQUI LAVALLEY
5:00 pm
Peace Lounge, 7th Floor, OISE.
Presented by the Indigenous Education Network.
website: http://oise.utoronto.ca/ien/events.html

January 26th

THE SEVEN CRIES OF CREE YOUNG PEOPLE: THE INTERGENERATIONAL IMPACT OF ST. ANNE’S RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL ON SURVIVORS. A TEACHING WITH ANDREW WESLEY
11:00 am
First Nations House Lounge

CLEARING A PATH: POETRY FOR A UNIFIED FUTURE. READINGS AND DISCUSSION WITH GWEN BENAWAY, LEE MARACLE, AND GREGORY SCOFIELD
2:00 pm
Debates Room at Hart House

January 27th

BEYOND THE BREAK: READING BY KATHERENA VERMETTE
2:00 pm
First Nations House Lounge
Moderated by Jamaias Da Costa. This event is followed by a closing reception.

First Nations House is located at 563 Spadina Ave., on the Third Floor.
There is an accessible entrance via Bancroft Avenue and an elevator at the back of the North Borden Building. First Nations House has a gender neutral restroom. If you require specific accommodations, please contact Susan at 416.978.8227.

We would like to acknowledge our partners in IEW 2017: Indigenous Education Network, OISE, Hart House, the Multi-Faith Centre, Indigenous Studies Student Union, Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement (S.A.G.E.)”

-submitted by 4Rs Youth Movement

Call for Artists: Community Arts Workshops (East End Arts, Toronto)

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“Do you facilitate community arts workshops – or have a great idea for one?

In 2017, East End Arts will be offering a series of free community workshops in a range of arts disciplines and to a variety of groups. We will also be hosting skill-exchange workshops at which facilitators can share their expertise and learn from each other.

We’re looking for people in all areas of the arts who have a passion for teaching, leading, and inspiring others, and workshops that involve:

  • Any/all disciplines (music, visual, dance, theatre, writing… you name it!)
  • Hands-on activities
  • Fun and getting people to loosen up and be creative
  • No experience required by participants
  • Particular (though not exclusive) interest in workshops that can be offered in one session, 1-3 hours long

Please note that there are no specific details for this program yet, but we are intending to help support and augment what is already happening in our area. As such, we are not asking for formal proposals, but rather wish to know what you’re doing and/or what you might like to do if given the opportunity, so that we can help develop a series that supports artists and community alike.

If you want to be in the loop, please send us an email. In under 300 words:

Tell us a bit about yourself, your art, and your workshop idea.
Provide a brief description of what your workshop involves:

  • what do participants do/learn/create/experience?
  • what supplies do you need?
  • what ages(s) is it appropriate for?

Please email the above information to: info@eastendarts.ca with the subject line “Community Arts Workshops” by January 6, 2017.”

-from East End Arts website
Read East End Arts’ profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Upcoming ArtFare Essentials Workshops (Jumbiles Theatre, Toronto)

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Dates: December 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 2016; January 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 2017
Times: 9:30 to 5:30 daily, with optional evening events and end party
Location: The Ground Floor, 132 Fort York Blvd. with excursions to other sites

What is it?
• An introduction to principles and practices of art that engages with and creates community,
• Everything (or many things!) you need to know to start your own community arts project,
• An orientation to potential future work, internships or micro-grant projects with Jumblies,
• A coming-together of artists, arts managers, cultural workers and others interested in community-engaged arts, of varied ages, experiences and backgrounds, from Toronto, across Canada and abroad.
• An integrated mix of presentation, discussion, hands-on activity, creative exploration, site visits and takehome
resources,
• A fun, inspirational, thought-provoking, immersive 6-day experience.

Topics covered include:
• Definitions, terms and guiding principles
• Project envisioning and planning
• Partnerships
• Research (e.g. arts and story-based, oral history)
• Facilitation
• Aesthetics and ethics
• Interdisciplinary and cross-cultural collaboration
• Diversity (age, culture, class, ability) and inclusion
• Navigating conflicts and challenges
• History of Jumblies, Offshoots, community arts
• Evaluation and documentation
• Legacy and sustainability

Facilitators: Ruth Howard (Jumblies Artistic Director), with other Jumblies staff and Offshoot associates, and some special guest artists and presenters.
Cost: $300 (much appreciated if you can afford it, and some subsidized places are available – please ask)
Meals: Some are provided, some are pot-luck, some are bring-your-own
Certification: Attendees will receive a certificate of completion from the Jumblies Studio
We can also support out-of-town attendees through finding free or affordable accommodation, and sometimes through travel subsidies and bursaries, connected with specific funding programs (e.g. our current Youth Artist Exchange).

This workshop is respected in Toronto and across Canada as a qualification for community arts employment and funding.

For more information please contact: info@jumbliestheatre.org or 416 203 8428″

-submitted by Jumblies Theatre
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