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Archives de la catégorie ‘Colloques, programmes scolaires et formation’

Youth Art Enrichment (Dawson City, Yukon)

« 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

To apply & learn more, please visit the Youth Art Enrichment web page.


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! »

-from Youth Art Enrichment

Feminist Art Fest 2020: Narrative Healing (Toronto)

« 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.

PWYC tickets are available at the door. »

-from Feminist Art Collective

Towards the Future: Black Creatives x Mentorship (Nia Centre for the Arts, Toronto)

« 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.« 

-from Nia Centre for the Arts

Made in Exile: Theatre & Storytelling Program (youth-led community arts initiative, Toronto)

About the Program

« Made in Exile’s Theatre and Storytelling is a free community theatre program for Tibetan youth (29 years old and under) to explore stories of Tibetans in the diaspora. Participants will get the opportunity to:

  • gain knowledge and exposure to theatre through workshops led by local guest artists
  • work towards creating their own performance piece
  • get the opportunity to perform and share their work with their family and friends
  • attend a field trip to see a local play with fellow participants


The program is dedicated to honouring the unique experiences accumulated by Tibetans navigating life in exile. As a creative outlet for Tibetan youth, community theatre helps young Tibetans express their feelings, thoughts and aspirations, while also affirming Tibetan spirit and community. Oral storytelling and performance has always been a strong aspect of Tibetan culture; Made in Exile is a space for Tibetan youth to renew our cultural treasures as they work through the complexities of being the exile generation.


The program will have 12 sessions, each 3 hours long that will happen during the span of 2.5 months. In addition there will be a dress rehearsal and final performance. The first 8 sessions will be the workshop phase with local guest artists, the next 4 sessions after that will be the creation phase and the last two sessions will be dedicated to rehearsal and final showing of pieces created in the program. After the program is done, the whole team will go out to see a local play in Toronto to celebrate the hard work of all the participants.

For more information or questions please contact Rinchen Dolma at madeinexiletheatre[at]

This project is funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s – Youth Opportunities Fund. »


-from Made in Exile

Forum Theatre Workshops (Mixed Company Theatre, Toronto)

Forum Theatre 101 Introductory Workshop

« Forum Theatre is an interactive & participatory style of theatre designed to address social issues and inspire actionable change.

In this intensive all-levels workshop led by award winning Forum Theatre artist Simon Malbogat, participants will learn how this social justice-based theatre style can be used to spark community dialogue and empower grassroots advocacy.

Artists will explore how Forum Theatre techniques of 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 they can use Forum Theatre in their everyday practice to initiate vital conversations, engage in critical inquiry, and create social change in their communities.

Date + Time: Saturday February 8th, 2020, 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Location: 157 Carlton St, Toronto, ON
Cost: $130.00+HST (-20% CAEA; 50% Student/Underwaged)
Prerequisites: None!

Register here: « 

Forum Theatre Playwriting Workshop

« Facilitated by Mixed Company Associate Artist Luciano Iogna, this one-day workshop will take participants through the entire process of Forum Theatre script development.

Participants will learn how to use theatre games 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.

Writers and creators with previous Forum Theatre knowledge or experience will use their heightened understandings of important social topics as a basis for scripting targeted, impactful, and uniquely interactive theatrical plays and scenarios which address various types of oppressive conflict.

Date + Time: Saturday February 15th, 2020, 9:30AM-5:30PM
Location: 157 Carlton St, Toronto, ON
Cost: $150.00+HST (-20% CAEA; 50% Student/Underwaged)
Prerequisites: Previous Forum Theatre knowledge or experience (if you’re new to Forum, be sure to also register for our Forum Theatre 101 workshop on February 8th — and receive a discount bundle price of $250.00 for both workshops!)

Register here: « 

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

Call for Participants: The E.W.o.C. Project – Turbulence II

« The E.W.o.C. Project – Turbulence II is an exciting paid, skill-building workshop series for youth, taking place this winter at UTSC.

Turbulence II is a free a mixed-media storytelling workshop series for emerging artists, who identify as Muslim women of colour. The 11 week (22 hours) series will guide 15 youth artists to create a collection of pieces through the interdisciplinary practice of: illustration, poetry, and painting, and will incorporate re-purposing materials (such as fabric, plates, and pottery). The series will conclude with a gallery exhibition, showcasing the stories of the diaspora experience and disrupting harmful narratives.

The workshop series is facilitated by The E.W.o.C. Project, alongside Oubah Osman, and Yara El Safi, in partnership with Art Reach and Toronto Arts Council. 

About the workshop series: Turbulence II

The E.W.o.C. (Equity for Women of Colour) Project is facilitating Turbulence II, a mixed-media storytelling workshop series for emerging artists, who identify as Muslim women of colour. The 11 week (22 hours) series will guide 15 youth artists to create a collection of pieces through the interdisciplinary practice of: illustration, poetry, and painting, and will incorporate re-purposing materials (such as fabric, plates, and pottery). The series will conclude with a gallery exhibition, showcasing the stories of the diaspora experience and disrupting harmful narratives. The workshop participants will be paid for the duration of the series. This is part 2 of a pilot project, which first took place in the summer of 2019, in partnership with Art Starts and Scarborough Arts. »

Click here for more information and how to apply.

-from Neighbourhood Arts Network

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:

-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

Let’s Talk Art Workshop: How to Crip the Arts 2

How to Crip the Arts 2
November 26, 2019, 6-9 p.m.
Tangled Art & Disability, 401 Richmond St.

« Neighbourhood Arts Network and RBC Foundation present a free workshop series showcasing inspiring artists, vibrant spaces, and valuable information to help artists make new connections, increase their capacity and learn more about the arts in Toronto.

Curated by Tangled Art & Disability in How to Crip the Arts – 2, participants will have the opportunity to explore the topic of disability aesthetics. They will also have a chance to participate in an interactive workshop that will help solidify some of the concepts and ideas discussed about this topic. To participate in this workshop, participants are not required to have attended How to Crip the Arts – 1, but it is recommended. Light refreshments will be provided.

Neighbourhood Arts Network is committed to ensuring as accessible an environment as possible for all our programming/events. If you require accessibility services to attend this event, please specify in the registration form what services you need (i.e. ASL, captioning, care attendants, note taking).

Tangled Art & Disability is a not for profit art + disability organization dedicated to connecting professional and emerging artists, the arts community and a diverse public through creative passion and artistic excellence. Their mandate is to support Deaf, Mad and disability-identified artists, to cultivate Deaf, Mad and disability arts in Canada, and to enhance access to the arts for artists and audiences of all abilities. »

For more information on the workshop, facilitators and to register, please visit Neighbourhood Arts Network.

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