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« THE GATHERING has been a powerful, positive and supportive convening of arts practitioners geared towards sharing strategies in the engagement of indigenous, racialized, deaf, disabled and mad, women and other historically-marginalized artists and communities. Since it was initiated by CPAMO in Spring 2016, the Gathering has offered an interactive space where arts organizations, artists and attendees dedicated to advancing performance, advocacy and pluralism can share, discuss common interests and strategize towards a better and more equitably inclusive sector.
The Gathering Spring 2020 | Exploring Anti-Black Racism in the Arts / Performance and Thinking Digitally: Integrative Strategies for IPOC Arts Practice swill in partnership with the City of Toronto’s Anti -Black Racism Unit and Nia Centre for the Arts, host the Major’s Roundtable on the Arts focussing on anti-black racism in the Arts and explore frameworks for understanding the potential of working with digital technologies in IPOC arts practices.
Held over three days, the convening will feature panel discussions, showcase performances, focus groups and networking opportunities for arts organizations, artists and arts sector professionals asking the same questions about anti-black racism in the arts, digital technology, its intersections with one’s artistic / organizational practices all grounded within the EDIP (Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity towards Pluralism) lens. The sessions will be aimed at investigating systemic challenges, providing professional development while building organizational and artistic capacity. We aspire to enlivening the many ways in which the arts will support cultural impact, civic engagement and deeper understanding of emerging digital frameworks. What is the overall concept?
Why are we doing it? We believe systemic change is more effectively achieved through collective, creative action, and seek to create, support and learn through open source resources, toolkits and strategies to understand how we are influenced, relate to anti-black racism and digital technology in and out of our artistic practices and administrations.
What we hope to achieve? We hope that everyone arrives at a better understanding of the many ways in which we support, create from and within the Arts sector as indigenous / ethno-racially identified artists with a pluralist lens.
We are pleased to announce the award winners for ArtBridges Fifth Annual Recognition Awards!
The awards showcase remarkable work in community-engaged arts in Canada in three categories: Innovation!, Resiliency! and Creativity!
The award process: In mid-2019 we did a call for community-engaged arts initiatives, community partners and ArtBridges Member initiatives to participate in award nominations. All of the entrees were compelling and demonstrated amazing work. The awards jury was comprised of three active leaders in community arts in Canada from St. John’s, Guelph, and Vancouver. The recipients will each receive a certificate and an award of $250. We will be calling for nominations for our Sixth Annual Recognition Awards this Winter!
Nous avons le plaisir de vous présenter les lauréats des cinquièmes Prix honorifiques annuels d’ArtBridges/ToileDesArts!
Ces prix soulignent un travail remarquable dans le domaine de l’art communautaire au Canada. Il y a trois catégories : Innovation, Résilience et Créativité.
Processus d’attribution des prix : Au milieu de 2019, nous avons invité les organismes et les membres de ToileDesArts qui réalisent des projets d’art en milieu communautaire à soumettre des candidatures pour nos Prix honorifiques annuels. Tous les projets soumis étaient convaincants et démontraient un travail extraordinaire. Le jury était composé de trois personnes qui se sont illustrées par leur leadership dans le milieu de l’art communautaire; elles venaient de Saint-Jean de Terre-Neuve, de Guelph et de Vancouver. Chaque récipiendaire recevra un certificat et un prix de 250 $. Nous lancerons cet hiver un appel de candidatures pour la sixième édition des Prix honorifiques annuels de ToileDesArts.
Congratulations to / Félicitations aux lauréats! :
The Remarkable Innovation! Award to / Le prix soulignant une innovation remarquable est remis à : Otahpiaaki (Calgary, Alberta)
« Otahpiaaki est un projet porté par l’Indigenous Mount Royal University dans le cadre d’un programme de baccalauréat d’exception visant à répondre aux besoins en éducation de tous les peuples autochtones. L’université s’est engagée à reconnaître, valoriser et appliquer le savoir autochtone en utilisant des méthodes pédagogiques et des pratiques qui tiennent compte de leurs réalités culturelles. Axé sur les arts et la créativité, Otahpiaaki existe depuis trois ans. Ce projet est le fruit d’une collaboration entre des aînés et des Gardiens du Savoir Siksikaitsitapi (Blackfoot), des équipes d’étudiants et d’étudiantes autochtones et non autochtones ainsi que des professeurs et des membres du personnel de l’université.»
« Otahpiaaki is a project of Indigenous Mount Royal University. As a part of delivering an exceptional undergraduate experience, meeting the educational needs of all Indigenous Peoples, and in delivering on the university’s commitment to recognizing, valuing and applying Indigenous knowledge through culturally responsive pedagogies and practices, Otahpiaaki has worked in partnership with Siksikaitsitapi (Blackfoot) Elders, Knowledge Keepers, Indigenous and non-Indigenous student teams, and alliances of faculty and staff to build an arts- and creatives-focused project these past three years.
Otahpiaaki’s mandate is embodied in Mount Royal University’s Indigenous Strategic Plan 2016-2021, including the cultivation of respectful and welcoming environments; working with our communities to enhance the academic, personal and cultural experience of Indigenous learners; and fostering respect for Indigenous ways of knowing, knowledge-production and creative practice, and increasing capacity for Indigenous scholarship.
Otahpiaaki supports creative practice in three ways. First, we host an annual showcase. In its fourth year, Otahpiaaki: Indigenous Beauty and Fashion and Design Week is a 5-day community-focused visual and performing arts gathering, showcase, and critical discourse hosted in Mohkinstis/ Calgary. Designers, artists, musicians, performers, and writers from 40 unique neighbour Nations, Inuit, Northern, and Métis communities have showcased and celebrated indigenous beauty in all of its forms – intellectual, physical, emotional, and spiritual since 2016. Sahpahtsimah — collaborating in a good way, is core to our project.
Next, Otahpiaaki partners with other organizations on ‘practice and issues’ workshops during and beyond Showcase Week, typically held in November. This educational programming ensures that contemporary and historical knowledge is shared through intergenerational exchange. We also host critical discourse events, for example, on creative issues and impacts facing LGBTQ+ and racialized creatives; concerned with dismantling colonial research/educational structures impacting creative research, practice, and the pursuit of prosperity; and an artistic collaboration and curation of Robert Joseph’s 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act.
Finally, our project is uniquely designed with a scholarship of engagement strategy. Since 2016, we’ve gathered new knowledge by asking three key questions, “How can Indigenous creative renewal and maintenance of practices be articulated and protected? What are the obstacles to creative, artistic, and economic prosperity for Indigenous artists? How are creative works being utilized for healing intergenerational harms and traumas and helping discoveries of giftedness?
Using Indigenous scholarship and practice, we have achieved new understanding about these questions. We have participated in academic conferences and events as far away as France and Germany, and as close as Tsuut’ina. We also support Otahpiaaki and other creatives with practical knowledge and tools, and we utilize popular press. We have even grown natural dye crops to resource design and artistic practice, and have transferred this knowledge to Kainai K-12 arts educators, Elders and artists to introduce Poo’miikapi – experiencing unity, balance, and harmony through regalia and other creative action.
We listen carefully to our creatives and contribute our knowledge and skills to serve their expressed needs. »
The Mandel Surprise-Me Award for Innovation is sponsored by the Ruth Mandel – WHO GIVES Fund. Le prix Mandel Étonnez-moi ! soulignant une innovation remarquable est commandité par le Fonds Ruth Mandel – WHO GIVES.
The Remarkable Creativity! Award to / Le prix soulignant une créativité remarquable est remis à : Cirque Hors Piste – Cirkaskina – National Social Circus Gathering / Rencontre nationale en cirque (Montréal, QC)
« L’événement de clôture de la Rencontre nationale en cirque social durera trois jours. Le premier jour (le 17 janvier 2020), 150 jeunes participeront à une création collective présentée à la Tohu et diffusée en direct dans tous les milieux participants. Cette présentation publique vise à montrer la diversité des jeunes participants et à sensibiliser le grand public à la portée de changement social qu’ont les arts et plus particulièrement le cirque. Les deux autres journées seront remplies d’activités offertes aux jeunes par les jeunes: ateliers de partage, scène ouverte, discussions, rituels d’ouverture et de clôture, moments d’échanges informels. »
« Social circus, an innovative approach use in 17 communities in Canada. The circus has rightly been characterized as an art of solidarity because it relies heavily on mutual help and collective work. This is why social circus intervention, by the nature of the activities used, relies heavily on collective participation. To act in a group by carrying out common activities is a formidable tool to develop trust towards others which makes it possible to develop fundamental social values such as solidarity, empathy, mutual help, sense of belonging, listening, respect and friendship. The notions of leadership and respect for common rules are also promoted, which leads participants to consider themselves not only as individuals, but also as full members of a community. In fact, participants become aware not only of what others can bring them, but also of what they themselves can bring to others, essential elements in the construction of esteem. The circus tool thus becomes a pretext for promoting social inclusion, developing life skills and fostering an active place in one’s community.
The big event closing National Social Circus Gathering will last 3 days, The first day (January 17, 2020) will invite the 150 young people to join forces for a collective creation that will be presented publicly at Tohu and broadcast live in all participating communities. The objective of this public day is both to promote the diversity of young participants, to give them a voice, while raising awareness among the general public about the use of the arts and more specifically the circus as a vector of social change. The next two days will be devoted to activities by and for young people: exchange workshops, open-stage, discussions, opening and closing rituals, informal moments of exchange. »
-submitted by Samuel Jabour
The Award for Creativity is sponsored by the Ruth Mandel – WHO GIVES Fund. Le prix soulignant une créativité remarquable est commandité par le Fonds Ruth Mandel – WHO GIVES.
The Remarkable Resiliency! Award to / Le prix soulignant une résilience remarquable est remis à : Thinking Rock Community Arts (Thessalon, ON)
« Depuis sa fondation en 2013, Thinking Rock Community Arts (TRCA) a imposé le respect comme organisme artistique communautaire, le seul en son genre dans le district Central Algoma du Nord de l’Ontario. Grâce à son équipe de trois employées, son conseil d’administration de sept personnes (y compris une adolescente sans droit de vote), des bénévoles attentionnés et des mentors organisationnels extraordinaires (notamment Jumblies Theatre et SKETCH Working Arts,) cet organisme à but non lucratif (incorporé en vertu de la loi provinciale) est maintenant reconnu comme un acteur du milieu vital et résilient qui produit des projets pluriannuels à la qualité artistique, la portée et l’impact élevés. Le premier projet de Thinking Rock a reçu un excellent accueil: la pièce communautaire Rivers Speak, fruit d’un processus de conception, de production et d’évaluation étalé sur cinq ans, a mobilisé 4000 personnes de 2013 à 2018. L’organisme a démontré une résilience remarquable sur le plan de son fonctionnement et de sa programmation, tout en faisant preuve d’une créativité et d’une innovation remarquables dans la construction de cette résilience. »
« Since its foundation in 2013, Thinking Rock Community Arts (TRCA) has established itself as a well-respected community-engaged arts organization, the only one of its kind based in the Central Algoma District of Northern Ontario. With the support of three staff members, a seven-member Board of Directors (including a non-voting youth member), a caring group of volunteers and formidable organizational mentors (Jumblies Theatre and SKETCH Working Arts, to name a few) this provincially-incorporated nonprofit has become known as a vital, resilient organization that produces large-scale, multi-year projects of high artistic quality and impact. The five-year process of design, production and evaluation of the Rivers Speak Community Play – Thinking Rock’s well-received inaugural project – engaged 4,000 people between 2013 to 2018. Thinking Rock has demonstrated remarkable resiliency in its operations and programming, while also showing remarkable creativity and innovation in building its resilience.
Despite its recent establishment, small staff size and location in the under-resourced, rural Northern Ontario context, Thinking Rock’s team has worked creatively and diligently to secure the resources (funding, staffing, organizational systems, community support and otherwise) necessary for its survival and sustainability. A fee-for-service consultancy revenue stream supplements funder contributions and connects the organization to community groups and initiatives. Relationships with local partners, donors and sponsors (individual, organizational and corporate) are carefully cultivated. At times, endurance has necessitated the adoption of austerity measures, leading to shifts in plans, but the organization has survived and thrived. The organizational culture embraces opportunities for learning that emerge in challenging times, recognizing that such knowledge informs forward motion while it builds resiliency. Within the last year, Thinking Rock has applied for and secured operating funding from the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts – achieving a goal, and a big step towards sustainability, 6 years in the making. This will enable Thinking Rock to continue its various projects and initiatives, including Social Fabric, its current multi-year, community-engaged project.
Thinking Rock has learned much about the resiliency of the people of the Central Algoma region – knowledge it aims to respect, reflect and model. These communities, from Spanish to Sault Ste. Marie and all points between, continue to weather the storms of economic uncertainty, isolation (social & geographic), entrenched racism, the ongoing impacts of colonialism and more. An intensive, careful process of relationship building at the beginning of each project connects Thinking Rock with community members and organizations, to better know each community’s past, present, and hopes for the future. Sitting with Elders and Knowledge Keepers increases Thinking Rock’s awareness of local protocols, as well as their respectful observance and incorporation into this work. Access supports – such as childcare, food, transportation support, free admission, self-care resources and more – help to address needs in the community and ensure diverse participation. Making personal, trusting connections truly counts; the moving stories of life and resilience shared with Thinking Rock by community members inspire, inform, and increase the resiliency of its work in turn, in myriad ways.
Thinking Rock will further examine, amplify and model resiliency in the two-year Stories of our Stories community-engaged research project, by recognizing and nurturing it. Supported by research partners and funders including NORDIK Institute, Mass Culture, the Northern Lights Collaborative, the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Canada Council for the Arts, this project will connect community-engaged artists and arts organizations in the rural and First Nation contexts of Northern Ontario to collectively explore the impacts and learnings of this field of practice, in this context; surface the challenges and barriers of this work; investigate current supports and those that are needed to continue it; build a collegial network of practitioners; and underscore the many positive impacts of community-engaged arts in this context which include, among others, building community resilience.
For more information about Thinking Rock’s work, please visit www.thinkingrock.ca, like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, or contact Acting Artistic Director, Miranda Bouchard (miranda[at]thinkingrock.ca). »
-submitted by Miranda Bouchard
The Award for Resiliency is sponsored by the Ruth Mandel – WHO GIVES Fund. Le prix soulignant une résilience remarquable est commandité par le Fonds Ruth Mandel – WHO GIVES.
Honourable Mentions / Mentions honorables :
We would like to give honourable mentions to Home 2.0 (Sarasvàti Productions) in the Remarkable Creativity! Award category and to Music From Hope in the Remarkable Resiliency! Award category.
Honourable Mention Honourable Mention for Remarkable Creativity! Award / Mention honorable pour la Prix Créativité remarquable! – Home 2.0, Hope McIntyre (Winnipeg, MB)
« D’octobre à décembre 2018, Sarasvàti Productions a produit « Home 2.0 », une nouvelle pièce de théâtre portant sur l’expérience des jeunes nouvellement arrivés au pays; lors d’une tournée des écoles manitobaines, elle a été présentée à plus de 4700 jeunes. La formule du théâtre forum a permis de créer une expérience interactive unique, donnant la chance aux étudiants d’explorer, en les jouant sur scène, des solutions aux problématiques évoquées. Sarasvàti a ainsi présenté la pièce à de nombreux jeunes immigrants et immigrantes, qui se ruaient sur les comédiens, après la représentation pour les remercier d’avoir raconté leur vécu d’une façon aussi vivante. »
From October to December 2018, Sarasvàti Productions produced « »Home 2.0″ », a new play about the experiences of newcomer youth. It toured to schools throughout Manitoba, being seen by over 4,700 youth. Using a Forum Theatre style created a unique interactive experience and allowed students to creatively explore solutions, by acting them out on stage. Sarasvàti was able to share the show with many newcomer students, who would then rush the stage after the show to thank the actors for telling their stories in such a vibrant way. Music, song, and dance were all used. There was a free performance for the after-school program at Peaceful Village. They also targeted youth organizations that so often do not have access to the arts, by offering free previews at Graffiti Gallery and the Millennium Library. Just as important were the many performances at schools where a majority of students were not new Canadians. Here the students had little interaction with or understanding of the challenges faced by immigrant and refugees. Through seeing it played out before their eyes, they were able to experience what it is like to be forced to leave your home and start all over halfway across the world. In the debrief after each performance, students shared how it helped them to have more empathy and to be more accepting. The students also had extremely insightful suggestions about what needs to change in order to help make the transition easier for new Canadians.
There were so many rewarding moments. In order to include first person perspectives, Sarasvàti utilized video in the play. A Yazidi refugee who participated in the creation of the play and who shared his story on video, attended at his high school with his peers. He spoke afterwards and was so proud to be able to help others to understand. The cast also often heard students translate for each other from the audience, with those who have been in the country longer supporting the newer arrivals. Doing post-show workshops with students we also heard their passion for promoting human rights, greater acceptance and tolerance. Allowing students to use storytelling and tap in to their own creativity, kept the project engaging for all youth.
For this project, Sarasvàti Productions traveled to new communities and particularly rural communities who have less access to both theatre and human rights advocacy. This allowed the company to expand their reach and build relationships beyond the city limits for future projects, thereby reducing isolation and demonstrating that arts are for everyone no matter where they live or what their life experience has been. There were also requests from multiple middle schools so the tour expanded the age range of the audience with great success. In fact, the cast often felt the middle school students jumped in to participate more actively as it was such a unique experience for them. Sharing the stories with younger students was extremely effective in having the conversation begin at an earlier age.
The tour also included talkbacks, a resource toolkit for teachers and opportunities for facilitators to continue the conversation post-show. Now that the tour is complete Sarasvàti Productions is finalizing the script for publishing and dissemination for use by other theatre companies as well as school drama programs across the country. They have also received requests to facilitate workshops at additional schools in order to share their process and allow students to create their own work sharing stories to increase human understanding.
-submitted by Hope McIntyre
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Honourable Mention for Remarkable Resiliency! Award / Mention honorable pour le Prix Résilience remarquable! – Music From Hope (Toronto, ON)
« L’équipe d’animation du projet Music From Hope, constituée de personnes réfugiées, travaille avec les enfants dans des camps de réfugiés en Syrie et au Liban depuis 2012. Depuis 2016, elle utilise la musique comme activité thérapeutique avec ces enfants. Pour les animateurs et animatrices, comme pour les enfants qui participent au projet, la musique a été un refuge et un moyen de guérison. »
« Facilitators of the Music From Hope project been working with children in refugee camps since 2012 (Syria and Lebanon). They have been using music as therapeutic activity with children in camps since 2016. As refugees themselves, they found refuge and healing for themselves and the kids at the same time in music.
During trainings, we integrate the knowledge, experience and questions of the participants, to help customize towards the needs of the participants and the children we work with. In combination with our exercises, theory and stories, we facilitate a process in which people will learn from each other and learn by doing: action-based learning. We believe music can change people — and by changing people, you can change communities.
‘We can either react in fear or anger to the state of our world thus becoming part of the problem or respond creatively and become part of the solution.’
You are invited to be part of a global celebration on 17/02/20 All we ask is that during the month of February or on the day of the 17th to be creative. Sings, dance, act, draw, paint, write, make, create. Anything or anyway you feel you or your group are artistic. Big, small, full of craft and skill or a complete beginner. All are welcome. If you can mark your creativity by adding the following hashtag to your social media website like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. #WCAD2020
Our aim is to create a world festival for a day that promotes “Art as a catalyst for caring and sharing”.
« Now in its 19th year, Youth Art Enrichment is an annual four-day art program for Yukon youth hosted by the Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC) in Dawson City.
Artistically-inclined youth aged 14-18 travel from across the Yukon to take part in intensive workshops with a professional artist. Students choose one of three courses to study for the duration of the program, in which they will hone their skills through daily exercises and explore creative ways to express their ideas.
The 2020 course options are A Printmaker’s Primer: Handmade Prints with Meshell Melvin, Act Your Mind: Theatre Creation & Performing Arts with Geneviève Paré, and Tell It Like It Is: Video Journalism & Documentary Filmmaking with APTN’s Charlotte Morritt-Jacobs
The ongoing success of the Youth Art Enrichment program is due in large part to the enthusiasm and positive mentorship offered by chaperones. Chaperones are fully immersed in the program and are the primary source of support for YAE participants.
If you are interested in applying as a chaperone for this year’s program please visit the Youth Art Enrichment Chaperone web page for more information and to apply! »
« The 2020 Feminist Art Fest creates a space that is celebratory, empowering, intellectually engaging, and provocative. This event is presented by the Feminist Art Collective (FAC), a 100% volunteer-based organization in Toronto that brings together artists, academics, and activists to consider feminist issues through art.
Sat, 7 March 2020 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM EST 100 McCaul Street, Toronto Get tickets here!
Join us Saturday March 7 for a day-long conference of keynote speakers, artists panels and performances in partnership with community organizations and participating artists.
Tickets are available for purchase on a sliding scale to ensure people from all economic backgrounds can attend the conference. For this pricing system to support the community, we ask that you select the ticket price that is most appropriate for yourself.
« Friends helping friends. Peer support. Each one, teach one. Mentorship. Whatever words or phrases you use to describe it, no one makes it alone.
Towards the Future is a conversation sharing the experiences, pathways, and stories of photographer Anthony (Tony) Gebrehiwot, celebrity ghostwriter & journalist Pauleanna Reid, and their mentees Sarah Bashir and Kennishia Duffus. Moderated by poet, public speaker, and entrepreneur Dwayne Morgan, Towards the Future will share how mentorship has shaped their creative pathways, including gaining access to key people and spaces, receiving invaluable feedback and knowledge, and more. « Towards the Future » will continue the ongoing conversation about the importance and impact of mentorship in Black communities.
Thu, 20 February 2020 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST 130 Queens Quay East Free. Register now!
EVENT TAKEAWAY: A printed guide developed in collaboration with both mentors and mentees that will include tools and best practices in navigating mentorship in the role of a mentor or mentee.
Nia Centre acknowledges the generous support of our Black History Month 2020 sponsors RBC and The Department of Canadian Heritage, as well as the support of our venue sponsor, MNFSTO.«
« Artists working with communities; communities working with artists providing arts access to all. Community Art is valued for its ability to bring people together in shared, collaborative, creative experiences to express the things that have meaning to us: where we’ve come from, where we’re going, our world, our fears, our dreams, our aspirations. It strengthens the community, builds identity, develops creativity, and increases awareness of the arts in our lives.
The principles behind Community Art projects are artistic exploration, active participation and intentional inclusiveness that allows communities to tell their own stories.
Application Deadline: May 1st. When May 1 falls on a holiday or weekend, the deadline is the next business day.
Purpose The Community Arts grant program invests in the quality of life in our city by supporting artistic projects that are clear collaborations between an artist and a distinct community. It recognizes that art should be accessible to all communities in Edmonton. A community may define themselves by many factors such as tradition and culture, geographic area of the city, or demographic characteristics, etc.
Eligibility An applicant can be an individual, an organization, or an informal group located in the greater Edmonton region including the City of Edmonton and the Counties of Sturgeon, Parkland, Leduc and Strathcona. They must not have any outstanding EAC final reports. »
« The City of Thunder Bay is pleased to offer this public art opportunity for artists, or artist-teams, to create artwork that will be displayed on the exterior of a City of Thunder Bay Transit Bus in 2020.
New or existing artwork is acceptable, provided that the existing artwork does not make up the entire design, i.e. portions only. The selected artwork will be printed onto adhesive-backed vinyl and applied to the surface of the Transit Bus’s exterior.
This project is supported by the City’s Public Art Committee. Project funding is provided by City of Thunder Bay’s Cultural Development and Events Section, the City’s Corporate Strategic Services Division, and Clean Green and Beautiful Committee. Other funders may be included in the project prior to finalization. Please note that logos may need to be added to your design prior to final acceptance of artwork.
Applicants must live/work/attend school in the City of Thunder Bay. Applicants who currently reside outside of Thunder Bay, but who have lived in Thunder Bay for at least 10 years and/or artists who can demonstrate that Thunder Bay has played a direct role in their success are also eligible to apply. Emerging and more established artists are both welcome to apply. Previous experience doing similar public projects will be considered an asset. »
First up is Near North Mobile Media Lab is a North Bay organization that gives northern Ontario filmmakers access to equipment and resources, while also training youth aspiring to become digital media creators. Executive Director, Holly Cunningham, explains how support from OAC continues to help them grow into an organization their community needs.
En premier lieu, il y a le Near North Mobile Media Lab, un organisme de North Bay qui met de l’équipement et des ressources à la disposition des cinéastes du nord de l’Ontario tout en assurant la formation de jeunes créateurs du numérique. La directrice générale, Holly Cunningham, explique comment le soutien du CAO continue à faire évoluer l’organisme dans la direction qui correspond aux besoins du milieu. »
« Deadline: Saturday, February 1st, 2020 @ 11:59PM ET
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. »
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 »
ArtBridges Office Address: 2006 Queen St. East, Suite 6 Toronto, ON, M4L 1J3
Artbridging évoque la création de ponts (bridges) grâce à l’art et entre des éléments artistiques.« ToileDesArts » rappelle à la fois le tissage de liens significatifs, la toile sur laquelle on peut s’exprimer grâce aux formes et aux couleurs, et l’outil du Web, qui facilite le réseautage.