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Community Engagement in the Arts – Couch Conference Edition (Rotary Arts Centre, Corner Brook)

« Join artists/community leaders Jane Walker (Union House Arts), Sally Wolchyn-Raab (Eyelevel Gallery), and Melissa Tremblett (Visual Artist) for a Community Engagement in the Arts event hosted via the online platform: BlueJeans. The event will take place on (Day 1) Thursday March 26th from 1:30 – 3:30pm and (Day 2) Friday March 27th from 1:30 – 3:30pm.

Day 1: Thursday March 26, 2020 (1:30 – 3:30pm)
What does community engagement in the arts look like?
How can we/you foster sustainable and mutual community based arts initiatives?
What does community engagement look like in a time of social distancing and isolation?

Day 2: Friday March 27, 2020 (1:30 – 3:30pm)
Day 2 will be a ‘best practices/tool-kit building workshop’ where participants will develop upon the previous day’s discussion to think through how one participates/collaborates/initiates such community-engagement opportunities. »

For more details and to register:

-from Rotary Arts Centre

Together Apart: free online film program in response to COVID-19 (Reel Youth)

What is Together Apart?

« We may be in self-isolation, but we are in this together. The Covid-19 pandemic is distancing us, so Reel Youth brings you a fun & creative way to get together and make films. Community will never be cancelled. Connections will continue to grow! Lets discover how art can transform our social distancing into social solidarity. »

Together Apart includes four online sessions (90 mins each) for participants of all ages to gather with Reel Youth facilitators over ZOOM and create community through the media arts. You will be introduced to principles of filmmaking as a tool for social change, and practice media production skills by shooting an original short film in self-isolation. You will need access to a smart phone or a video camera and computer in order to participate.

Online Gatherings will happen from 10:30am to 12pm PST on March 30th, March 31st, April 2nd, & April 6th

Once you sign up, we will email you the link for joining the first gathering. This is a FREE program! For more information and to register, visit:« 

-from Reel Youth

Staying Connected during the Pandemic – Roundtable Discussions (Canadian Network for Arts and Learning)

« As we watch the entire world closing down, we can have no doubt that we are living through a time of extraordinary challenge.  No one is more adversely affected by the necessary social distancing measures than practitioners and learners in the arts and learning sector.  Many professionals find themselves unable to earn a living; long planned for events and programs have been cancelled or postponed – often after significant expenditures have already been committed; learners have seen their connection with the arts abruptly severed. 

The Board of Directors and Staff of the Canadian Network for Arts and Learning (CNAL) are acutely aware of these painful interruptions.  We deeply empathize with your distress and share with you our heartfelt concern. We have faced our own difficult decisions, including the postponement of Eduarts Hubs planned for Windsor, Whitehorse and Regina.  In this evolving context, we intend to make use of the electronic resources at our disposal to take concrete action in support of the sector.

Over the coming days and weeks, CNAL will host a pan-Canadian series of on-line roundtable discussions with arts and learning professionals and learners, supported by a robust social media presence.  In Hubs held across the country, we have heard time and again how isolated many in our community feel in the course of their daily practice. How much more isolated will we all feel considering the current need for social distancing?  Our on-line roundtables will provide an opportunity for you to compare the realities you are facing and to share measures you are taking through digital media and other points of contact to sustain your work. We are also interested in how the arts are being applied to help communities deal with the social and emotional impact of COVID-19.  We hope to learn from you how CNAL, as a network, can further address the current situation.

The schedule for regional roundtable discussions is listed below, in local time:

British Columbia and Yukon: Monday, March 23 at 11am
Alberta and NWT: Tuesday, March 24 at 1pm
Saskatchewan: Wednesday, March 25 at 1pm
Manitoba: Thursday, March 26 at 1pm
Greater Toronto Area: Friday, March 27 at 2pm
Non-GTA Ontario: Monday, March 30 at 2pm
French language discussion: Tuesday, March 31 at 2pm
Atlantic provinces: Wednesday, April 1 at 2pm
English Quebec & Nunavut: Thursday, April 2 at 2pm
National (bilingual): Friday, April 3 at 2pm ET

In order to allow for genuine conversations, we will limit registration in each roundtable to 20, with added capability for those who would just like to listen in. 

We have also constructed a page on our website with resources for the arts and learning sector during the pandemic, which will we continue to update as the situation unfolds. You can visit the page here:  We also encourage you to join us on any of the social media platforms listed below to continue the conversation.

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

We are able to offer this service to the sector thanks to a Digital Strategies grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. »

-from Canadian Network for Arts and Learning (CNAL)

Back to School: PD Series for Performing Artists Working in Schools (Prologue Performing Arts)

« Are you a performing artist with a passion for arts education and working with young people? If so, consider joining us at Back to School!

Presented in partnership by Prologue Performing Arts and WorkInCulture, Back to School: Professional Development for Performing Artists Working in Schools will take participants through the complexities of working in schools and provide tools to support their arts education practice. While the workshops will be open to artists working in all disciplines, there will be focus placed on the performing arts due to Prologue’s organizational mandate. Designed for artists of all levels of experience!

Thursday May 7, 2020; 6:00 – 8:00pm

Ask an Artist – Covering the complexities of working in schools from the perspective of artists, including what tools, resources and considerations are needed to engage young people and navigate the school system. Facilitated by spoken word artist Britta B and Marcus Lundgren of DuffleBag Theatre.

Thursday, May 14, 2020; 6:00 – 8:00pm

Ask an Educator – Building on topics covered in Asks the Artists, this session will include a greater focus on the perspective of educators in terms of bringing artists into schools. Facilitated by Lorraine Sutherns, Central Lead Teacher – The Arts, TDSB.

Thursday May 21, 2020; 6:00 – 8:00pm

Inclusive Practice – This session will explore how artists can better deliver inclusive programming in schools through an inclusive design approach that meets the needs of all students. Facilitated by Parul Pandya, Community Impact Non-Profit Consulting

Registration for all workshops is $15 per session. All workshops take place at Ernest Balmer Studio, 9 Trinity St #316, The Distillery District, Toronto.« 

To register, please visit:

-submitted by Prologue Performing Arts

Call for Community-Engaged Artists: FUTURES/forward

« FUTURES/forward is a National Mentorship Program in Community-Engaged Arts for Social Change (ASC) in Association with Environmental Organizations Across Canada!

Are you an early to mid-career community-engaged artist who would benefit from the support of a senior ASC artist? Are you passionate about climate justice?

Are you a seasoned community-engaged artist interested in sharing your gifts of experience and wisdom with those newer to the field?

Are you part of an environmental organization looking to add depth and reach to your programs by integrating arts into your communications, education, outreach, engagement or research strategies?

FUTURES/forward is hosted by the International Centre of Art for Social Change (ICASC), an Institute at Simon Fraser University in partnership with Judith Marcuse Projects (JMP), an arts organization with a 40-year history in Canada and abroad and a pioneer in the field of ASC. Our recently completed, six-year national study of ASC provides strong evidence of the high impact that community-engaged artists bring to diverse change agendas.

The FUTURES/forward program embeds community-engaged artists within organizations addressing the pressing environmental issues of our times. These artists (mentored by a senior ASC practitioner) might work to enrich existing programs; develop new approaches to include arts-infused initiatives; offer innovative communications strategies, provide inclusive and interactive educational programs; or enrich public engagement and advocacy.

Some quick facts:

  • The duration of each mentorship arrangement can range from two to six months.
  • Work in performance (dance, theatre, music), visual, literary and digital art forms are all welcome.
  • In each partnership, the “hosting” environmental organization, mentor, and mentee create their own work plan to be approved by ICASC.
  • Partnering environmental organizations may provide logistical assistance (e.g. space for workshops, outreach information, community networking assistance).
  • Both the mentor and mentee receive compensation that will vary according to the length and content of their work plan.
  • Maximum payment, dependant on the length and content of each partnership, is $5000 per mentee and $2000 per mentor.
  • The ICASC team provides contracts and supports the processes of each arrangement.
  • A final report from all participants is required.
  • Participants will have the opportunity to meet regularly online. As the first year of the program wraps up in late 2020, all participants will be expected to attend a national gathering to share and review our experiences. Expenses will be covered for those travelling from outside Metro Vancouver.



  1. Please provide a letter of application answering the following questions (max 2 pages):
    • What are your goals as a community-engaged artist?
    • Please tell us about your current work.
    • How might you benefit from participating in this program?
  2. AND a CV or resume (max 2 pages)
    • You may include website URLs (if you have them)
  3. You may also include up to five jpeg images or a short video (max 5 minutes) with an accompanying image list (including title, date, media, and/or summary of project). Include the necessary links and/or passwords to any online documentation in your submissions email.


  1. Please provide a letter of application answering the following questions (max 2 pages):
    • Please tell us about your current work.
    • Do you have experience mentoring other artists?
    • What are your interests and goals for participation in this program?
  2. AND a CV (max 2 pages)
    • You may include website URLs.
  3. You may also include up to five jpeg images or a short video (max 5 minutes) with an accompanying image list (including title, date, media, and/or summary of project). Include the necessary links and/or passwords to any online documentation in your submissions email.

→ ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS: Please email inquiries to programs[at]  We will be in touch with you!


  • Please combine all written components into a single PDF or Word document (PDFs are preferred). Please ensure the file name also includes your name.
  • Attach the document to an email with the subject heading, Futures/Forward Mentorship Submission and YOUR NAME.
  • Include all supporting images in a Google Drive folder titled, Futures Forward Mentorship Submission and YOUR NAME.
  • Please do submit in the formats described above.

APPLY BY MARCH 15, 2020.

We have a candidate selection committee who should make final decisions by approximately April 1, 2020.

Questions about applications and/or the details of your mentorship proposal may be directed to programs[at] »

For more information, please visit:

-submitted by ICASC

The Art Hives Spring Institute (Kingston, ON)

« Are you thinking about starting an art hive in your community?

Are you working in an existing art hive and would like to improve its functioning or expand its activities?

Are you looking to connect with people who share your dream?

This training is just for you!

Date: Friday, March 27, 2020 – 09:00 to Monday, March 30, 2020 – 17:00


After these 4 days, you will take away:
-A new network of passionate colleagues and the many skills, ideas, tools and art-making we will have shared together.

-An overview of different art hives models (legal structures, organizational models) and ways to get them off the ground and sustain them.

-A deepened understanding of the values and philosophical and historical inspirations of Art Hives and of the impact of these arts-based third spaces on individuals and communities.
The Art Hives Institute is a 4-day experiential intensive teaching the theory, methods and materials to create inclusive public home places that bring multiple opportunities for community building and healing through art-making, dialogue and skill-sharing into neighbourhoods.

In collaboration with the Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen’s University, this course will be offered by Dr. Janis Timm-Bottos, Creative Arts Therapies professor at Concordia University and Rachel Chainey, Art Hives Network National Coordinator, in collaboration with diverse Art Hives practitioners. It is designed for professionals already working in an Art Hive setting or serious about getting started with this type of third space. While covering the theoretical underpinnings and practical aspects, it will also provide plenty of time for group discussion, skill-sharing, site visits and hands-on community art studio sessions.

No prerequisite courses are needed. Previous experience in a community art studio is preferable.

Please contact us if you have any questions: rachel.chainey[at]

Find your ticket here« 

-from Art Hives

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