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Workshop Series: Program Planning in a Pandemic (ArtReach)

ArtReach is hosting an upcoming series with three brand new workshops! This three-part online series will teach young community leaders, aged 13-29, the skills and best practices needed to plan and deliver impactful digital programming. Learn more and register below!

Are you trying to figure out the best platform to run your online program? Unsure how to keep participants engaged during your workshop?

Date: Wednesday, November 11th; 6:00-8:00pm

Facilitator: Jess De Vittoris and Lydia Hernandez

Partner: Social Planning Toronto & City of Toronto Neighbourhood Grants Program

Register: Here

In this session, we will walk through the pros and cons of popular online platforms Zoom, Google Meet, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube to help you determine which is the best fit for your program. Facilitators will discuss a variety of options for presenting information, and share digital tips and tools you can use to keep your participants engaged. We’ll also explore best practices for running online sessions, how to “create a vibe”, and the staff roles needed to ensure a smooth delivery.

Unsure how to program plan during the pandemic? Wondering if your existing in-person program can translate to an online format?

Date: Wednesday, November 18th; 6:00-8:00pm

Facilitator: Patrick De Belen

Register: Here

The pandemic has required us to re-imagine the way we deliver programming, leaving many community artists unsure how to move forward with their projects. In this session, we will discuss how to design successful community programs in the era of social distancing. We’ll explore how to make your program accessible for participants, best practices for risk management, and how and if your existing in-person program can be translated to a virtual space.

Wondering how to make your digital communications stand out? Unsure how to develop an online outreach strategy that will bring in participants?

Date: Wednesday, November 25th; 6:00-8:00pm

Facilitator: Teneshia T. Samuel

Partner: Black Women in Motion

Register: Here

When anyone can go “anywhere” online, it’s a struggle to know how to stand out from the crowd. In this session, participants will build skills in communications, branding, marketing, outreach, and creative design by learning how to develop a digital outreach and communications strategy. We will also explore how to build your outreach network by connecting with individuals and organizations who can help you promote your program, and what to do when your outreach strategy isn’t bringing in participants.”

For more information, please visit ArtReach’s website.

-from ArtReach

Intro to Forum Theatre: Mixed Company Theatre Online Workshops, Oct. 20-21

October 20th & 21st: Introduction to Forum Theatre Virtual Workshop 

Forum Theatre is an interactive and participatory style of theatre designed to address social issues and inspire actionable change. 
 
In this intensive all levels online workshop led by award winning Forum Theatre artist Simon Malbogat, participants will learn about the evolution of Forum Theatre and how this social justice-based theatre style can be used to spark community dialogue and empower grassroots advocacy.  
 
Through theatre games and discussion, participants will discover how Forum Theatre techniques of community participation, intervention, and improvisation can help build tool kits for character development, devised creation, and audience engagement.  

Community organizers, social workers, and educators will learn how including Forum Theatre principles in their everyday practice can initiate vital conversation, engage in critical inquiry, and create social change in their communities. 

This workshop was developed out of Mixed Company’s recent virtual Forum Theatre projects. Through critical dialogue we will reflect and process the results with participants, considering how Forum Theatre can be used effectively for virtual presentations. 
 
Date: Tuesday October 20th & Wednesday October 21st, 2020 

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (ET) 
Location: Virtual (A Zoom link will be sent after receipt of payment) 
Cost: $100.00 + HST (-25% CAEA, Student, Underwaged) 
Prerequisites: None! 

Register for both Introduction to Forum Theatre AND Forum Theatre Playwriting (October 28th & 29th) and receive a special bundle price of $200.00 + HST for both workshops, as well as a 25% discount for CAEA, Students and those identifying as Underwaged! 

Register today at https://forms.gle/EfRKRuLSCq2LJdVn9

October 28th & 29th: Forum Theatre Playwriting Virtual Workshop 

Facilitated by Mixed Company Associate Artist Luciano Iogna, this two-evening workshop will take participants through the fundamental process of Forum Theatre script development. Participants will learn how to use theatre games, exercises and techniques as research tools, how to ask explorative yet respectful questions, how to develop oppressive and oppressed characters, and how to care for the community knowledge which informs Forum Theatre script development. 

This online playwriting workshop aims to support MCT’s Introduction to Forum Theatre by supplying participants with pivotal scripting methods, tools and tricks to utilize when working with groups on important social topics. These skills are essential to develop in order to script targeted, impactful, and uniquely interactive theatrical plays and scenarios for various types of oppressive conflict. 

Date: Wednesday October 28th & Thursday October 29th, 2020 

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (ET) 
Location: Virtual (A Zoom link will be sent after receipt of payment) 
Cost: $120.00 + HST (-25% CAEA, Student, Underwaged) 
Prerequisites: Workshop participants must have taken MCT’s Introduction to Forum Theatre or have had some previous experience with Forum Theatre and Theatre of the Oppressed. 

As this is our first time offering these workshops virtually, we will strive to teach all of the items mentioned above. However, should it not be possible to cover all items, Luciano is offering virtual follow-up meetings for participants at no extra cost. Participants will be able to sign up for one private, virtual meeting to review their written Forum Theatre work with Luciano and ask questions about topics discussed in the workshop.  

Luciano has set aside November 3rd & 4th, between 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM for these meetings, and will personally follow up with participants with sign up information. 

Register today at https://forms.gle/EfRKRuLSCq2LJdVn9.

For more information, please visit: https://mixedcompanytheatre.com/artists/training/

-from Mixed Company Theatre

COMMUNITY+Connects: Online (Scarborough Arts)

Scarborough Arts Presents: 
COMMUNITY+Connects: Online 
“Community is what you make it.” 

“As a community we are currently experiencing physical distancing, and community is also what you make it. Community exists in the people and environment you have around you, always, and there are many ways to access community and to support one another even when we are not able to gather together. 

For the past 42 years, community has been at the heart of Scarborough Arts. As an organization, we are committed to bringing community to the arts and art to the community for all in Scarborough. We, as an organization, remain committed to our mandate of serving the people and communities of Scarborough during these precarious times through new online and accessible programming. Scarborough Arts is pleased to present, COMMUNITY+Connects: Online,a new online platform for facilitated workshops, mentorship, artist talks and tours, professional development opportunities, and most importantly, connection. 

Although these are uncertain times, one thing that remains the same is our commitment to the people of Scarborough. With our new online roster of programs, COMMUNITY+Connects: Online brings community to you and let’s you explore creatively in the comfort of your own home. 

Please see the following infographic for the current COMMUNITY+Connects: Online line-up of upcoming programs. And, stay tuned to Scarborough Arts’ Instagram: [@scarborougharts], Facebook: [Scarborough Arts], and website [www.scarborougharts.com] for added programs and opportunities. We’re in this together, and we’re here, together. 

We as an organization are learning how to be accommodating to our community while we continue to isolate at home. If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback we are here for you. Please feel free to direct your correspondence to us at hello[at]scarborougharts.com.”

For more information, please visit: http://scarborougharts.com/communityconnects-online/

-from Scarborough Arts

Workshop: Seniors Animation Project (North York Arts)

“Explore the art of storytelling through the use of stop-motion animation!

North York Arts and the Toronto Animation Image Society have teamed up to present the Seniors Animation Program. Over the course of 16 FREE workshops (6 online in the spring and 10 in-person in the fall), participants will use digital animation techniques to explore topics and issues affecting today’s senior population. 

This program is a chance to connect with peers, channel your creative expression, and develop your digital literacy.

For more details on workshop groups, dates, times, locations, and prerequisites, please visit: https://www.northyorkarts.org/project/animation/

-from North York Arts

Paprika Festival WFH Workshop Series on Zoom

“We are thrilled to announce a new workshops series open not only to our participants, but to any emerging artists in our community who are interested in learning new skills during this time! All workshops will be conducted over Zoom and registration is on a first come, first served basis.  

IMAGINATION CREATION NATION
Unlocking imagination for the creation process, lead by Stephen Jackman-Torkoff
Friday May 1, 6:00–7:30pm EST. Sign up here!

SELF-TAPE PRO 
Pro tips on all the do’s and dont’s of self-tapes from Arlen Aguayo Stewart.
Tuesday May 5, 4:00–5:30pm EST. Sign up here!”

More workshops will be added over the coming weeks, please follow Paprika Festival on social media for more information.

-from Paprika Festival

Workshops: Creative Catalyst Series (Partners For Youth Empowerment)

CREATIVE CATALYST SERIES
FREE ONLINE WORKSHOPS

“Studies show that creative expression reduces stress and trauma, increases the immune response, and fosters personal well being and group connection. Creative Catalyst Series features free 90 minute workshops each Tuesday led by PYE facilitators from around the world. Each workshop demonstrates how to use creative expression for your own well being as well as to deepen the impact of any work you may do with groups of youth or adults, online or in person. No previous experience is required to benefit from these workshops.  

Current Offerings:

When: Tuesdays

How long: 90 minutes

Start Time: 9am Seattle / Vancouver | 12am Toronto / Bogota | 3pm Rio de Janeiro | 5pm London | 7pm Cape Town | 10:30pm Bangalore; or, visit a time zone conversion clock to determine the start time in your area.

Register: You need to register to receive the Zoom link. See the list of current offerings below for links and more information.

Platform: Zoom. You will need video and audio capacity.

Format: All of our workshops are experiential and interactive. You’ll have time with the facilitator in the large group and time to reflect in small groups with folks from around the world.”

For more information and to register for these workshops, please visit Partners For Youth Empowerment’s website.

-from Partners For Youth Empowerment

Call for submissions: PAVED Arts’ Distance Workshop Series (Saskatchewan)

PAVED Arts At Home: Workshop Series
Submission Deadline: Wednesday, April 15th, 2020, 6pm

PAVED Arts is inviting local and Saskatchewan-based artists to submit proposals to administer online workshops to our community during this challenging time. We are seeking proposals for remote workshops that allow skilled artists to share their knowledge and expertise in any of the PAVED Arts (Photography, Audio, Video, Electronic, Digital) in the safest way possible.

Our priorities in this initiative are:
1) Fostering creativity and community within our new, but temporary, situation.
2) Providing financial opportunities to artists in our community that are struggling financially.
3) Doing what we can to support our community and keep everyone as safe as possible.

You proposal should include:
– Your artist bio.
– Workshop description outline.
– All pertinent technical requirements.
– Short statement about how your idea will benefit our digital arts community at this time.
– A brief explanation of how you have been financially impacted by the effects of COVID-19.

Guidelines:
– All online workshops will be delivered remotely, via Zoom, or other agreed-upon online communication platform.
– Payment will be made electronically upon completion of the workshop.
– Workshops must last a minimum of 2 hours and a maximum of 4 hours.
– All workshop facilitators must reside in the prairie provinces, with preference given to Saskatchewan residents.

If you have a workshop idea that isn’t quite developed, please send a submission and PAVED Staff can work with you to discuss possibilities in order to see your idea to fruition.

Please email your workshop submission idea to Lenore Maier at technical[at]pavedarts.ca

PAVED Arts pays all of our workshop facilitators in accordance with CARFAC artist fees ($310 for a workshop between 2 and 4 hours).”

For more information, please visit PAVED Arts.

-from PAVED Arts

Call to Artists for Participation: Inkling Enacted (Red Dress Productions, Toronto)

Red Dress Productions invites artists to participate in Inkling Enacted: a collaborative creative process to develop themes, design, and a call for proposals for a festival of new performance works and works-in-progress that will take place at the Theatre Centre in May 2020, in Toronto.

Inkling is a series of workshops and events that centre disability and equity within collaborative artmaking.

We’re seeking Deaf, hearing, disabled and enabled artists interested in collaboratively developing a framework for a festival of new performance works emerging from diverse artistic traditions including theatre, music, dance, performance art, circus arts etc.

When & Where 

February 1, 8, and 15, 2020 from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Jumblies Theatre at  132 Fort York Blvd, Toronto.

Access notes:

Artists will receive a participation honorarium. The venue is wheelchair accessible.  ASL interpretation will be provided.  We aim to be a scent-free environment.

RSVP by Friday January 24 via email tristan[at]reddressproductions.org with responses to these questions: Which dates will you participate in?  Do you have food sensitivities, allergies, or other considerations? What access supports or provisions would enable your participation?

We gratefully acknowledge our funding partners: Toronto Arts Council (Strategic Funding), Ontario Arts Council, and Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Red Dress Productions (RDP) creates interdisciplinary art, performance, and visual public artworks. reddressproductions.org/inkling

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

Digital Stories Workshops (grunt gallery & EastVan Digital Stories)

Become part of the new Mount Pleasant Community Art Screen!

“This Fall, grunt gallery and EastVan Digital Stories join forces once again with Mount Pleasant and Vancouver residents who wish to create short videos around the theme of PLACE. Artists Lorna Boschman and Sebnem Ozpeta will host a series of five, free, weekly workshops at grunt gallery that walk participants through the process of digital story making!

Through the digital stories group process, you will be able to create and share your own authentic story by combining digital photos and/or video. Selected videos from the workshops will be shown on grunt gallery’s Mount Pleasant Community Art Screen and on digitalstories.ca.

Upcoming Fall Workshops, 2019
Sunday, October 27, 1-5PM
Sunday, November 17, 1-5PM
Sunday, November 24, 1-5PM

Location: grunt gallery, #116 – 350 East 2 Avenue, Vancouver, BC

To sign up, please choose one day (from the dates listed above), include one alternative date in case your first choice of the workshop is filled.

Send an email to Lorna Boschman: lorna (at) digitalstories (dot) ca

In the email include your name, email address, phone/text number, and whether you live in Mount Pleasant or Vancouver. Please include one, or two, sentences about why you would like to create a short digital story. Lorna will send you a list of things you must bring to the workshop including several photos (from your phone or camera) and/or video that directly relates to your story’s theme.

Workshops fill up quickly, and a maximum of four people can register per weekly workshop!

Special thanks to the Vancouver Foundation who made this project possible.”

-from grunt gallery
Read grunt gallery’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Workshop: Artfare Essentials (Jumblies Theatre)

What is it?

  • An introduction to principles and practices of arts that engage with and create community;
  • Many things you need to know to undertake your own community arts project;
  • An orientation to potential work or apprenticeship with Jumblies and Offshoots;
  • A gathering of diverse people interested in community-engaged arts;
  • A mix of presentation, discussion, art-making, site visits and take-home resources;
  • A time to consider and discuss the joys & challenges inherent in this work;
  • An intensive, fun, thought-provoking, immersive 6-day experience.

Topics include:

  • Definitions, terms, & guiding principles
  • Project visioning and planning
  • Partnerships (with arts and other sectors)
  • Research (arts and oral history-based)
  • Facilitation (making art with people)
  • Bridging diverse cultures and traditions
  • Collaborating across disciplines, forms and traditions
  • Navigating  conflicts and challenges
  • History and legacies of Jumblies
  • Evaluation, documentation, sustainability, 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