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Call for Artists: StArt Youth Presenting Art Festival (Scarborough)

StArt Youth Presenting Art [StArt YPA] is a SuiteLife Arts for Youth initiative, run by Scarborough youth and sponsored by TD Bank and Theatre Scarborough. We strive to give young emerging artists in Scarborough alternative outlets to express themselves in the arts and provide them with a platform where their works are accessible to their communities.

StArt YPA is now accepting art submissions for our 8th annual StArt Youth Presenting Art Festival, being held from August 13th to 18th, 2018. All youth between 13 and 25 years old are welcome to submit their works by June 15th, 2018, to info@startypa.org. Include subject line “Art submissions” and e-mail us links/docs of your work and a statement about you (including name, age, e-mail and phone number) and tell us about who/what inspires you as an artist.

Auditions and interviews for the team to meet all artists will be held on Saturday, June 23rd, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

-submitted by StArt YPA
Read SuiteLife Arts for Youth profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Profile Highlight: Art Forms Youth Art Studio (Hamilton)

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.

Art Forms Youth Art Studio works with youth to build their skills, community, and future through the arts. We are an arts organization driven by youth. We work with youth who face barriers. ”

To read more about Art Forms Youth Art Studio, please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Workshop: Introduction to Mural Art (Mural Routes)

“Mural Routes is excited to partner with the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto for our next Introduction to Mural Art series of workshops.

Introduction to Mural Art is a free visual art learning program for all skills levels. Professional artists lead a series of six sessions connecting basic art and design techniques to the practical skills of mural making, empowering community members to participate in public wall art projects. Must be at least 14 years old to participate.

Workshops include: 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.
When: Monday evenings 5:30 – 8:30 pm March 26 – May 7, 2018
Where: Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave E, Scarborough
Who: Ages 14+ all skill levels welcome to attend.

Registration: Participation is fully subsidized, but participants are expected to commit to all six sessions. To register simply fill out and submit the form here.
Please note: Spaces fill up fast, so register now!
Contact: marta[at]muralroutes.ca for more information.”

-submitted by Mural Routes
Read Mural Routes profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Profile Highlight: FOXY (Fostering Open eXpression among Youth) & SMASH (Strength, Masculinities, and Sexual Health)

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.

FOXY (Fostering Open eXpression among Youth) and SMASH (Strength, Masculinities, and Sexual Health) are revolutionary ways of working with Indigenous and Northern youth to promote mental and sexual health and healthy relationships. Facilitators strive to pass on practical tools designed to aid youth in making decisions that are right for them, even in the most difficult situations.

FOXY/SMASH use traditional beading, theatre, digital storytelling, Inuit/Dene games, traditional drumming, photography, and music to help youth express their knowledge, opinions, and questions in a supportive and creative environment. With a strong focus on sexual health and empowered decision-making, participants across the North get to understand their own cues and build knowledge through engaging, arts based activities.

Since January 2012, FOXY has reached over 2500 female-identifying youth in more than 35 NWT, Nunavut, and Yukon communities through over 200 workshops and 8 Peer Leader Retreats that have brought together over 200 Northern and Indigenous young FOXY Peer Leaders. Since it’s inception in May 2016, SMASH has reached an additional 1000 male-identifying youth through our school programming and two Peer Leader Retreats.”

To read more about FOXY (Fostering Open eXpression among Youth) & SMASH (Strength, Masculinities, and Sexual Health), please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Outside Looking In’s Annual Student Matinee Performance (May 25, Toronto)


“Outside Looking In’s Annual Student Matinee Performance
Indigenous Youth Dancing to the Music of the 70s!
Hosted by YTVs SUKI

Buy Tickets

Attention School Groups (grades K-12) and Youth Organizations*!

This is an excellent opportunity for school groups to learn more about Indigenous youth and their journey to the stage in Toronto.

Bring your students to cheer on our Indigenous youth performers from across Canada, as they perform the latest dance moves to the hippest music! Learn about our youth, their communities, and what made them aspire to travel to perform in downtown Toronto on Canada’s biggest stage. Leave inspired, informed and in tune with Indigenous youth and culture in 2018! To learn more information on Outside Looking In, click here.

Hear live from our Indigenous Youth about issues that concern them today!
Before the Matinee Show, there will be an opportunity to come early and listen to the OLI Alumni-led panel, that will be mediated by the Right Honourable Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Youth Council Member, Gregory Francis. If you or your group are interested, please indicate on the survey at the end of your ticket purchase.

Date: Friday, May 25th, 2018
Time: 10:30am – 11:00am
Location: O’Keefe Lounge, Sony Centre of the Performing Arts
Panel Mediator: Right Honourable Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Youth Council Member, Gregory Francis

*Youth only – (ages 5 – 25). Groups must be accompanied by a chaperone. Please note, all online orders must be paid by credit card. To order 100+ seats, groups who would like to pay by cheque or cash, or groups who require accessible seating, please contact the Sony Centre Box Office directly at 416-916-7878 or email bookings@sonycentre.ca.”

For more information, please visit Outside Looking In

-from Outside Looking In website
Read Outside Looking In’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

SHINE! 9th Annual Concert (Toronto)

Sunday February 25th ~ 6pm Doors and Dinner
Lula Lounge 1585 Dundas W. (one block west of Dufferin)

Featuring:

Book your tickets now at http://shineconcert.ca
Dinner reservations guarantee a table.
Call Lula Lounge 416-588-0307 after you purchase your tickets to reserve a table.

Tickets $25 (children/youth – $10)

SHINE keeps alive the memory and music of friends we’ve lost – Jim Fay, James Gray, Doug Queen, while helping to further the passions of young musicians who may face barriers to their study and practice of folk/trad/blues music.”

-posted with permission from Marie MacCormack

DAREarts Webequie Youth release their ‘Anishinaabe Dreams’ music video!

“My dreams are brighter than the moon and stars.”

DAREarts is honoured to release ‘Anishinaabe Dreams’ by DAREarts Webequie First Nation youth. Please like and share to help their voices be heard!

As part of DAREarts’ year-long ‘Spirit Bear’ project, DAREarts is proud to release ‘Anishinaabe Dreams’. It is a powerful music video that shares the dreams of Indigenous youth everywhere! Through their own voices, the song and video is a testament to the connections that Webequie First Nation youth feel to their history and culture, and the pride they have in their ancestry.

As DAREarts’ ‘Spirit Bear’ journeyed through four remote communities, the youth in each community transformed it into a metaphor for the circle between culture, history and youth. As they moved from creating their own stories of change, through the need to take care of each other, to taking pride and finding strength, they also recognized that they are Spirit Bear. By honouring the past, they are the future: stronger together.
“We are strong, we are fearless, we are one, we are proud, we are ‘nishinaabe”

A project of the DAREarts Indigenous Program, the Spirit Bear project was undertaken through a collaborative partnership with Stratford Festival, the First Nations of Webequie, Marten Falls, Attawapiskat and Neskantaga, and with lead support from Northbridge Insurance, ONT150, Noront Resources, and Allan Drive Middle School.”

-posted with permission from DAREarts
Read DAREarts’ profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Profile Highlight: Indigenous Youth Movement Tkaronto

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.

 

Art Builds in Support of Indigenous Land Protection

Indigenous Youth Movement Tkaronto
IYM is a Tkaronto-based Indigenous Youth- Led Movement. We are a collective of land defenders and water protectors who value an inclusive and vast collaboration of Youth across Turtle Island. We welcome chapter based Movements to join us in the call for action to end the historical injustices continuing the ongoing genocide of our people and dispossession of/from our lands while working towards indigenous governance of the peoples land in its entirety.”

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

What Is A DARE? What Do You Think?

Special thanks to DAREarts for sharing this piece with ArtBridges. For more information on DAREarts, please visit DAREarts.com 

Written by DAREarts artist-educator Glenn Marais.

What Is A DARE? What Do You Think?

What is a Dare? It’s a challenge, a risk, a step into the unknown that requires courage and determination. To take a DARE on is to embrace discipline, action, respect, and excellence. These four tenants are the cornerstones of DAREarts, an arts and leadership program that takes children and youth from marginalized communities and gives them an opportunity to become leaders by developing belief in themselves.

How do they do this? DARE challenges you to uphold these principles of character with one hundred percent consistency in all activities and interactions throughout their programming. Whether it is the 10 week, All the Arts Program or their ground breaking First Roots program that works with First Nations youth in the north, DAREarts’ artist educators, teachers and teaching assistants embrace founder Marilyn Fields credo of responsible leadership through action. We live the DARE principles in how we treat each other, how we treat our students and our communities.

DAREarts changes lives and saves lives for youth who come with stories that read like the most incredible fiction only they are all too real. They are often painful, sometimes tragic and always inspiring. When students stand tall at the annual DAREarts leadership awards and tell their stories to a captivated audience, they are stirring, riveting and emotional accounts of their journey from lost, confused, angry youth to motivated, inspired and determined leaders, ready to take the DARE principles out into the world and change it for the better.

DAREarts is possibly the most important youth program running in the country right now. This is no understatement. Too often we throw our troubled youth into a convenient container of hyperbole and bias and assign the blame to society and yet offer no way out. In a world that favors the few, DARE serves the many and brings forth youth leaders that will revolutionize the way we look at youth education through the arts. Visit DAREarts at www.darearts.com and join our team. Make a donation, share our website and help us tell the kids’ story.

Help them change the world.

Glenn Marais

DAREarts Artist-Educator
Music in Mind”

-posted with permission from DAREarts
Read DAREarts’ profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Profile Highlight: Sick Muse Art Projects

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.

“Working with community partners, we create spaces for Emerging Artists from equity seeking groups to showcase their work, to access opportunities for professional development and to engage communities meaningfully and actively in hands-on, high quality arts education integrated to issues of Social Justice.

OUR WORLD OF A THOUSAND COLOURS:
A (12) twelve-week art-workshop for children. During this time we guide participants (age 4-11) to explore various art forms: painting, sculpture, print making and photography.

Participants play with different materials while having conversations about DIVERSITY, INCLUSION, and COMMUNITY We work with professional artists, emerging artists, youth completing their community hours and other community members in delivering a curriculum that is respectful of each participant individualities and talents; we encourage the integration of all our talents for the creation of Collective Art pieces.

THE STORIES WE SHARE:
The Stories We Share: is a series of Creative Writing workshops for Refugee and/or Newcomer women (persons who self-identify as women). Women from different backgrounds participate in creative writing, collectively create poetry and share through creative writing, their stories of migration to Canada. In a safe space, women work together to produce individual and collective work. Their work is part of an annual Zine name THE STORIES WE SHARE. The project focuses on Refugee and Newcomer women who have interest in creative writing and who want to be part of a group of women working toward the creation of a Zine to share experiences of migration to Ontario, Canada.

READY MADE:
READY MADE: A Visual Conversation about IDENTITY in a Multicultural Society, is a youth photography project where youth ages 15-19 from the Latin American communities and other equity seeking groups. Youth are engaged through photography. This workshop will encourage participants to use photography as a way of self-expression and allow the opportunity to explore societal power imbalances in relations to identity.

Youth receive an intense 10-hour hands- on photography class using digital cameras; they are invited to explore photography as an Art form and way of self-expression.

Youth participate in a four-hour field trip which is intended for them to integrate the elements of power imbalances and identify in their photographic compositions.

COMMUNITY ARTS IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
Sick Muse Art Projects shares artistic experiences with rural communities; we create spaces for skill development and exchange between local artists (In Latin America and The Caribbean) and artists living in Canada. We bring Community Arts to rural areas and underserved communities with the belief that a creative human being is capable of dealing and coping with adversity. Art is a powerful tool that can transform the world in magical, unexpected and positive ways. ”

To read more about Sick Muse Art Projects, please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map