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Exchange: 19th National Mural Symposium

« Mural Routes invites you to join us for Exchange: 19th National Mural Symposium at the Spoke Club, Toronto.

About the Symposium

For over 20 years, Mural Routes has brought the mural art community together for learning, sharing and networking. This year we highlight and celebrate murals as a tool for Exchange and creative gateway for public dialogue.  Presenters will share local and international projects and ideas to illustrate how the value of a mural lies not only in the art left behind, but in the process of exchanging skills, perspectives, stories and experiences. We invite you to join us, learn from your peers, and walk away with a new perspective on mural art.

Check out the schedule and full list speakers here. »

For more information and to register, please visit https://muralroutes.ca/registration-symposium19/

-from Mural Routes

Opportunity: Bookings & Outreach Coordinator (Prologue)


« The Bookings & Outreach Coordinator reports directly to the Executive Director and is responsible for the coordination of school bookings within Ontario and outside of the Greater Toronto Area; as well as bookings in public venues. Responsibilities also include maintaining positive and clear relationships with Prologue artists and artist companies, overseeing marketing and outreach initiatives as part of a collaborative team and maintaining the organization’s CRM database system; among others.

Prologue to the Performing Arts is a not-for-profit charitable organization that facilitates opportunities for young people to experience the performing arts within Ontario. Prologue seeks to enrich the lives of every young person in the province through diverse and impactful performing arts experiences. Founded in 1966, Prologue reaches over 500, 000 young people each year through over 1,800 performances and workshops in dance, music, theatre, puppetry, opera, storytelling, spoken word and more. 

For more information, please visit: www.prologue.org« 

-submitted by Prologue

« I Carry »: A Video Poem by Participants of the Countdown Public Art Legacy Project

« I Carry » is a video poem created by participants of the Countdown Project The Countdown Public Art Legacy Project is a series of pebble mosaics that honour sexual assault survivors across Ontario. They are created in collaboration with grassroots agencies, area residents, and survivors of sexual violence.

Visit Red Dress Productions’ interactive map of Countdown mosaics across the province: https://reddressproductions.org/current-projects/countdown-project/« 

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

Community Arts Education: Best Practices – Livestream

« Come hang out with us from the comfort of your own laptop on August 20th at 12:30 p.m. for a live stream video! Sun of ‘Voice of Purpose’ will elaborate on her thoughts shared in the Community Arts Education: Best Practices resource she wrote for our Learning Room. You will have the opportunity to participate in the discussion live with the chat function, so feel free to bring questions!

Read the written component to wrap your head around the basics in advance here: https://neighbourhoodartsnetwork.org/learning-room/learning/best-practices-in-community-arts-education

About the facilitator:
SUN – the Phoenix (formerly known as The Real Sun) has been an Artist Educator and a leader in community arts organizing since 2005. She is a (r)evolutionary and healer with a calling to support artists through the journey of becoming empowered educators and agents of social change. As the creator and director of Voice of Purpose, Sun has been blazing a path through the development of Purpose Rooted Arts Education as a pedagogical framework for facilitating transformative arts education. Sun has played key leadership and co-creational roles in several respected and award-winning community arts organizations in the Jane-Finch community of Toronto. She has also sat on Grant Review Committees for a number of Arts funders in Ontario. Sun is formally trained in Psychotherapy, Bio-Energetic Therapy, and Energy Healing. Sun is a multidisciplinary artist whose current primary practice is Brazilian Zouk dance; however, her professional artistic career has spanned modalities including Spoken Word Poetry, Singing/Songwriting (Acoustic Soul), Rap, Theatre, and Visual Arts. Originally born in Korea, Sun is now based in Toronto, Ontario. »

-from Neighbourhood Arts Network
Read Neighbourhood Arts Network’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Art of Facilitation Toronto (Partners for Youth Empowerment)

« Embark on a 5-month learning journey to develop the art of designing and leading life-changing transformational programs. Whether you work with youth or adults, Art of Facilitation will show you how to add depth and impact to your classrooms, youth programs, trainings, or conferences. Based on the premise that effective facilitators are authentic, creative, responsible, and passionate, the training weaves personal growth with skill building and practice.

You’ll Learn

  • Communication skills that empower
  • Leading edge group facilitation
  • How to lead and speak with ease
  • Strategies for dealing with triggers
  • How to lead equitable, inclusive groups Program design tools
  • Creative ways to add depth

You’ll Gain

  • New joy in your work
  • A diverse, supportive community of colleagues

Art of Facilitation is for teachers, youth workers, teaching artists, counselors, social service professionals, and trainers.

For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.partnersforyouth.org/aof-toronto-2019-2020/

-from Partners For Youth Empowerment

2019 Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival

« Community Arts Council of Vancouver presents the third 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. VOAF is Canada’s first and only festival for Outsider Art, which is represented by significant fairs and museums globally. The artists may be self-taught or trained: they are all devoted to their creative practices, and come from a point of view that is outside the mainstream art world trends.

The 3-day free festival takes place at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre from August 9-11, 2019, and includes 150+ exhibiting and performing artists as well as organizational partners, free public workshops, and hundreds of artworks on display and for sale, alongside aerial silk acrobatics, Cantonese opera, intergenerational dance, wild live performances, and a range of musical stylings throughout the weekend. »

Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews
Corner of Davie & Pacific
Yaletown, Vancouver, BC

For more information about the festival, please visit cacv.ca/vancouver-outsider-arts-festival-2019

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

Call for Artists: Granville Island Community Market (Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture)

« Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture is seeking local visual artists who identify as living with a disability to share a market booth at the Granville Island Community Market this summer. Every Thursday from June – September 2019, Kickstart will be on Granville Island, doing community outreach, and we’d like to have a different artist share the booth with us each week. It is an unbelievable experience and a free opportunity to get your work in front of the public and the opportunity to sell work. This is also a paid opportunity for Artists.

Deadline: ongoing

Kickstart is a Vancouver-based non-profit registered charity, founded in 1998, with a mandate to support and promote artists with disabilities. We do this by presenting professional work by artists with disabilities to public audiences, raising public awareness of their contribution to the arts, and paying the artists for their work. »

For more information, please visit: https://www.kickstartdisability.ca/granville-island-community-market/

-submitted by Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture

Indigenous Artists to « Dream Big » in Sault Ste. Marie this Fall

« Funding was recently confirmed to support an Indigenous arts gathering and festival. This September, Indigenous artists, curators, and cultural organizations from across Northern Ontario will gather in Baawating/Sault Ste. Marie for Dream Big 2019. Featuring two days of performances, art creation, panels, and discussion, Dream Big 2019 seeks to answer the question – what do Indigenous artists need to thrive in the North? 

The gathering is being organized by the Northern Indigenous Artist Alliance (NIAA), an emerging, Indigenous-led arts service organization with the mandate to support, promote, and advocate on behalf of Indigenous artists in Northern Ontario. Co-founded by Rihkee Strapp and Cora-Rae Silk, NIAA was created in response to the lack of Indigenous-run arts organizations in the North working in Indigenous communities. NIAA holds the belief that Indigenous artists are the experts on Indigenous art and on the communities and contexts in which they work.

NIAA co-founder and board member, Rihkee Strapp, says, “Cora and I met at the first Dream Big conference in North Bay in 2015, coordinated by Metis artist and arts administrator Clayton Windatt, formerly of the White Water Gallery. The first Dream Big was mind blowing; to see artists like Kent Monkman speak and show his artwork in City Hall, or Lee Maracle talk about influencing the birth of hip hop at the Capital Centre. For Dream Big 2019 our art administration team will be looking into coordinating multiple venues to show off all the region has to offer.”

NIAA recently earned support from the province and was awarded two grants from the Ontario Arts Council to host the gathering and accompanying arts festival. “We’re extremely grateful to the OAC for their support of this project,” says Strapp. “However, Northern Ontario is huge and air travel is a major expense so we’re hoping to raise additional funds to help subsidize travel costs so more artists from across Northern Ontario can take part.”

Donations are currently being accepted through the group’s GoFundMe page and will go towards travel subsidies to visiting artists. https://www.gofundme.com/get-indigenous-artists-to-dream-big-northern-on

-submitted by NIAA

Call for Submissions: The 19th Annual Yukon Riverside Arts Festival

« The Yukon Riverside Arts Festival provides an accessible environment for community members and visitors to interact with and celebrate the arts. The Festival welcomes artists practicing traditional and contemporary art forms and features exhibitions, artist demonstrations, lectures, live music, art installations, and art market, and more! »

For more information, please visit: kiac.ca

-from Klondike Institute of Art and Culture
Read KIAC’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Art Starts’ Street Art Festival (Toronto)

« The Art Starts Street Art Festival (ASSAF) will creatively animate Glenholme Ave. from Eglinton Ave. to Lanark Ave. through a full day of FREE performances, art exhibits, and hands-on collaborative art making.

Over 15 local professional artists will inject colour, music, and free creative art-making across different artistic disciplines on Saturday, July 27th, 2019 from 11 am to 5 pm. You can expect mural making, puppet making, belly dancing, self-portrait making, and much more!

Participate in collaborative art-making and performances by artists such as: professional bellydancer Jaicyea Smith, ukulele player and singer ‘K Funk’, spoken word artist Patrick Walters, portraiture artist Yara El Safi, and MANY more!

Saturday, July 27th
Glenholme Ave. between Lanark Ave. and Eglinton Ave W
11 AM – 5 PM »

For more information, please visit: https://artstartsto.com/special-projects/assaf/

-from Art Starts
Read Art Starts profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map