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ArtReach’s 2020 Granting Program is Now Open!

« ArtReach is a funding program designed to support youth arts initiatives in Toronto that foster youth engagement and provide high quality arts opportunities. $300,000 in grants are available each year to support youth arts projects, thanks to our partnership with the Toronto Arts Council.

ArtReach aims to support innovative youth arts projects that may not be supported elsewhere. ArtReach is about access, reducing barriers, and increasing opportunities for youth, individual artists, and organizations/ collectives to create or continue quality arts projects or programming. New and emerging art forms will be considered, and are encouraged. »

PROJECT ELIGIBILITY

​The initiatives we fund must:

  • Support meaningful engagement of Toronto youth (13-29) who have experienced exclusion from active participation in quality arts opportunities
  • Serve youth living in Toronto, with priority for those who identify as belonging to an under-served community
  • Be offered by individual artists under 30 or groups/ organizations lead by youth under 30 in Toronto
  • Encourage creative expression through quality arts opportunities and foster meaningful youth engagement in project design, implementation and evaluation
  • Promote social inclusion and provide opportunities for youth to develop leadership skills, build their personal and professional capacity, and access opportunities within their communities
  • Provide opportunities for youth to benefit from both the intrinsic (e.g. personal enjoyment, creative expression) and instrumental value (e.g. community engagement, skills development, social change) of the arts
  • Offer an ongoing workshop series that engages the same group of participants for each session. Drop-in style programming and one-time events not eligible for ArtReach funding »

For more information on the program, please visit: https://www.artreach.org/programguidelines

-from ArtReach
Read ArtReach’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-engaged Arts Directory & Map

Call for Instructors: Youth Art Enrichment (Dawson City, Yukon)

Closing Date for Applications: Dec 6, 2019 @ 4:30 pm

« KIAC is seeking instructors for Youth Art Enrichment, a four-day intensive arts program for Yukon high school students, held in Dawson City, Yukon in March 22 – 27, 2020. Each instructor will teach a group of eight to twelve youth in their selected medium for the duration of the program.

The goal of the Youth Art Enrichment program is to provide Yukon youth who have an interest in the arts and creative industries with an intensive learning experience in one discipline, giving them time to develop skills and to learn from professional artists.

Examples of previous Youth Art Enrichment mediums include: Encaustics, Screen-printing, Digital Photography, Carving, Film, Animation, Improv & Acting, Mixed Media, Beading, Drawing, Painting, Paper-making. We are open to new ideas!

Learn more about the program here.« 

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

Join the Scarborough Youth Playwrights Hub!

« Have you always wanted to join a theatre group? Test out your writing skills? Try something exciting and new? Join the Youth Playwrights Hub!

The Youth Playwrights Hub is BACK! We, once again, are partnering with Tarragon Theatre to offer free play creation opportunities to youth living in Scarborough! Sign up for nine free playwriting workshops hosted at Scarborough Arts from 6 – 8 pm on Thursday nights from January 9 – March 12th, 2020. This program is open to any and all youth currently attending high school in Scarborough. 

Each participant will work toward developing their own short play that will be shared with the public this spring! These sessions will be co-facilitated by Caitie Graham and Charles Marco Diokno Manzo. 

To be a part of this FREE writing hub all we ask is for you to fill out this quick Google Form, including a short writing submission. (If the nature of this application process is a barrier to applying, please contact education[at]tarragontheatre.com to discuss the possibility of alternative forms of application.) »

For more information, please visit: http://scarborougharts.com/youth-playwrights-hub-2020/

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

Call for Artists: SPRINGBOARD World music – 14th edition of Les Sylis d’Or de la musique du Monde

« Submissions for the 14th edition of Les Sylis d’Or de la musique du monde presented by Les Productions Nuits d’Afrique are open until the 1st December.

Live the experience with 35 others artists, be revealed to public, media and musical industry and take a chance to win many prices for a total value of 50 000$.>  Career development assistance, booking, tours, studio hours, photo shoot, live recording, instruments and more. 
Open to any canadian artist related to world music.

More information – www.sylidor.com

Submission – Français – English

Listen to 2019 Winners  –  Compilation Live 

For assistance, please contact Emilie de La Fléchère – programmation & coordination Balattou-Syli d’Or-Festival Nuits d’Afrique – e.delaflechere[at]festivalnuitsdafrique.com »

-from Les Productions Nuits d’Afrique
Read Festival International Nuits d’Afrique’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory & Map

Jumblies Theatre/ Soundstreams presents: Odaabaanag

« Odaabaanag is a collaborative project between Soundstreams and Jumblies, that bridges contemporary music, community-engaged arts and intercultural creative processes. Join us to hear inter-related works for string quartet and audio track by Melody McKiver and a song cycle by Beverley McKiver, performed by The Gather Round Singers community choir and soloist Nicole Joy-Fraser. Both works are informed by interviews with elders from the composers’ home community of Obishikokaang (Lac Seul First Nation).

Odaabaanag is an Ojibwe word that translates closely to “trains”. With a launchpad of Steve Reich’s Different Trains, which explored Reich’s Jewish heritage and voice excerpts of Holocaust survivors, Odaabaanag draws on cultural memories of Melody and Beverley McKiver, and interviews conducted in their Anishinaabe ancestral home. Their compositions feature the words and voices of Garnet Angeconeb, Josephine King and Tom Chisel.

Saturday November 30th, 7pm
Sunday Dec. 1st, 2pm

Purchase tickets here!

Join us half an hour before each show for a special pre-concert presentation.
This venue is wheelchair accessible.
There will be ASL interpretation and performance at all performances. »

For more information, please visit: soundstreams.ca & jumbliestheatre.org

-from Jumblies Theatre & Harbourfront Centre
Read Jumblies’ Profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory & Map

Profile Highlight: Music From Hope

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.

« The Music From Hope program is structured to help participants reflect their culture, find the common points, and integrate with the culture from their new home or community through music.
Our facilitators are trained to establish positive communication, sympathy and empathy with all participants; understanding the group’s needs and reflecting the needs into the program’s planning and activities.
Music From Hope was established in Canada and supported by Sounds of Change Netherlands. Both follow the same structure and planning, with one target: to bring happiness and joy using music as an instrument of healing. »

To read more about Music From Hope, please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Cirkaskina – la Rencontre nationale en cirque social

« Du 16 au 19 janvier 2020, Cirque Hors Piste organise Cirkaskina– la Rencontre nationale en cirque social. Du Nunavik à Vancouver, 150 jeunes provenant de 17 communautés au Canada se rassembleront à Montréal pour ce moment historique de 3 jours. En plus de mettre en lumière les arts du cirque comme outil de transformation sociale, l’événement permettra d’échanger, de construire des liens, de partager des savoirs et de générer des espaces de prises de paroles pour des jeunes en situation de précarité.

Pendant cette toute première rencontre historique de trois jours en janvier 2020, des organismes utilisant les arts du cirque comme vecteur de changements sociaux se réuniront afin de miser sur le développement personnel et social des jeunes, de favoriser un échange culturel entre autochtones et allochtones et de développer leur participation citoyenne via les arts. »

Réservez votre place !

Pour en savoir plus: https://www.cirquehorspiste.com/cirkaskina

-source : Cirque Hors Piste
Lire le profil de Cirque Hors Piste dans notre répertoire et carte de l’art communautaire au Canada

Cirkaskina: National Social Circus Gathering

From January 16 to 19, 2020 Cirque Hors Piste presents Cirkaskina – the first National Social Circus Gathering!

« 150 young people from 17 Canadian communities–from Nunavut to Vancouver–will gather in Montreal for this historic 3-day event. Besides being a showcase for circus arts as a tool for social change, the gathering will provide opportunities to exchange ideas, build relationships, and share expertise. The event will also create spaces where marginalized young people can express themselves. 

DAY 1 – Scientific symposium on social circus and large-scale public evening at Tohu

DAY 2 – Exchange workshops and performance for and by the young people at the Conseil des arts de Montréal

DAY 3 – Jam and collective talk at the 7 doigts de la main headquarters »

Reserve your ticket now!

For more information, please visit Cirkaskina’s website.

-from Cirque Hors Piste
Read Cirque Hors Piste’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Workshop: Rainbow of Desire Applied Theatre (Mixed Company Theatre & Scarborough Civic Library)

« What happens when you take apart a single moment of conflict to explore every possible desired action?

In this experiential workshop led by Mixed Company Theatre’s Artistic Director Simon Malbogat, participants will employ Augusto Boal’s Rainbow of Desire techniques to broaden perspectives and reframe situations by focusing on the inner thoughts and impulses of the individual. Through storytelling and performance, artists, educators and community leaders will gain a deeper understanding of their conflicting and co-existing desires, which will enrich their experiences onstage and in social and personal settings.

This workshop is made possible by the Toronto Arts Council’s Artist In The Library Program.

Scarborough Civic Centre Library
Tuesday November 26th, 2019 from 2pm-4pm
There is limited space available in this free workshop, so reserve your spot by clicking here!« 

-from Mixed Company Theatre
Read Mixed Company Theatre’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

17th Annual Regent Park Film Festival (Nov 20-23)

« The 17th Annual Regent Park Film Festival runs November 20 – 23, 2019. The Regent Park Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing local and international independent works relevant to people from all walks of life, with a focus on inviting those of us from low income and public housing communities. The films we present break stereotypes and show that no one place or person has just one story. In addition to our annual Festival, now in its 17th year, we offer year-round programming at no cost. »

For more information, please visit Regent Park Film Festival’s website

-from Regent Park Film Festival