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Digital Originals: Micro innovation grants / Connexion création: Microsubventions pour l’innovation

« Countless artistic activities have been cancelled or delayed due to COVID-19, but countless creations have also reached an impressive online audience.

The Canada Council and CBC/Radio-Canada’s Digital Originals initiative supports and amplifies this new, strong, and innovative online relationship between audiences and artists from Canada.

What is the Digital Originals initiative?

Digital Originals is a new initiative to help artists, arts groups, and organizations pivot their work for online sharing.

Artists, groups or organizations can either adapt their existing work or create a new work for digital dissemination to the Canadian public during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Digital Originals offers a $5,000 micro innovation grant from the Canada Council.

Funded projects will be housed on a dedicated CBC/Radio-Canada website. In addition, CBC/Radio-Canada will feature selected projects for showcase on at least one of its digital CBC/Radio-Canada platforms.

Selected projects for the curated CBC-Radio/Canada showcase will receive a supplemental amount of $1000.

With the sponsorship of the RBC Foundation, as part of their ongoing activities to support youth in Canada, $150,000 in Digital Originals funding is available for new and early career artists. »

For more information, please visit: https://canadacouncil.ca/initiatives/digital-originals


Connexion création: Microsubventions pour l’innovation

« Si d’innombrables activités artistiques ont été annulées ou reportées en raison de la COVID-19, une multitude de créations ont aussi été diffusées en ligne auprès d’un public grandissant.

L’initiative Connexion création appuie et amplifie cette nouvelle relation entre le public et les artistes du Canada, une relation solide et novatrice.

L’initiative Connexion création : qu’est-ce que c’est?

Connexion création est une nouvelle initiative qui aide les artistes, les groupes et les organismes artistiques à orienter leurs œuvres vers le partage en ligne.

Les artistes, groupes et organismes peuvent soit adapter des œuvres existantes, soit créer de nouvelles œuvres pour les diffuser de façon numérique au public canadien durant la pandémie de la COVID-19.

Connexion création offre des microsubventions pour l’innovation de 5 000 $, versées par le Conseil des arts du Canada.

Les projets financés seront hébergés sur un site web de CBC/Radio-Canada prévu à cet effet. De plus, CBC/Radio-Canada sélectionnera des projets qui seront mis en vedette dans au moins une de ses plateformes numériques.

Les candidats dont les projets ont été retenus pour cette présentation spéciale de CBC/Radio-Canada recevront une somme supplémentaire de 1 000 $.

Grâce à une commandite de la Fondation RBC, offerte dans le cadre de ses efforts soutenus pour appuyer la jeunesse canadienne, 150 000 $ de plus seront offerts sous forme de subventions aux nouveaux artistes et aux artistes en début de carrière. »

Pour en savoir plus: https://conseildesarts.ca/initiatives/connexion-creation

Canada Council for the Arts / Conseil des arts du Canada

Digital Originals: Micro innovation grants/Connexion création: Microsubventions pour l’innovation (Canada Council for the Arts/Le Conseil des arts du Canada & CBC/Radio-Canada)

« The Canada Council for the Arts and CBC/Radio-Canada are teaming up once again, this time to launch Digital Originals, a new fast forward initiative to help artists, arts groups and organizations pivot their work for online sharing.

Countless artistic activities have been cancelled or delayed due to COVID-19, but countless creations have also reached an impressive online audience.

The Digital Originals initiative supports and amplifies this new, strong and innovative online relationship between audiences and artists from Canada.

What is Digital Originals?

Artists, groups or organizations can either adapt their existing work or create a new work for digital dissemination to the Canadian public during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Digital Originals offers a $5,000 micro innovation grant from the Canada Council.

Funded projects will be housed on a dedicated CBC/Radio-Canada website. In addition, CBC/Radio-Canada will feature selected projects for showcase on at least one of its digital CBC/Radio-Canada platforms.

Selected projects for the curated CBC-Radio/Canada showcase will receive a supplemental amount of $1000. »

For more information, please visit: https://canadacouncil.ca/initiatives/digital-originals


Connexion création: Microsubventions pour l’innovation

« Le Conseil des arts du Canada et CBC/Radio-Canada font équipe une fois de plus pour lancer Connexion création, une nouvelle initiative accélératrice qui vise à aider les artistes, les groupes et les organismes artistiques à orienter leur création vers le partage en ligne.

Si d’innombrables activités artistiques ont été annulées ou reportées en raison de la COVID-19, une multitude de créations ont aussi été diffusées en ligne auprès d’un public grandissant.

L’initiative Connexion création appuie et amplifie cette nouvelle relation entre le public et les artistes du Canada, une relation solide et novatrice.

Qu’est-ce que Connexion création?

Les artistes, groupes et organismes peuvent soit adapter des œuvres existantes, soit créer de nouvelles œuvres pour les diffuser de façon numérique au public canadien durant la pandémie de la COVID-19.

Connexion création offre des microsubventions pour l’innovation de 5 000 $, versées par le Conseil des arts du Canada.

Les projets financés seront hébergés sur un site web de CBC/Radio-Canada prévu à cet effet. De plus, CBC/Radio-Canada sélectionnera des projets qui seront mis en vedette dans au moins une de ses plateformes numériques.

Les candidats dont les projets ont été retenus pour cette présentation spéciale de CBC/Radio-Canada recevront une somme supplémentaire de 1 000 $. »

Pour en savoir plus: https://conseildesarts.ca/initiatives/connexion-creation

Canada Council for the Arts / Conseil des arts du Canada

HA!Man Canadian Tour: interactive concerts, workshops in spontaneous creativity and multi-artistic collaborations

« HA!Man, South Africa’s spontaneous cellist is in Canada for a four week tour. Billed as one of his country’s “greatest exports” he goes around the world with his unique brand of spontaneous performing on cello, keyboard and smaller instruments, voice, whistling along with original electronic accompaniments. Each performances is different, but covers a full spectrum of musical textures and styles and above all – emotions. In his workshops, he gets kids and adults alike to bring forth hidden talents, stored up feelings and often surprising in-the-moment creations that renders many speechless. Speechless? Well, the term HA! is itself a sign of the limitations of words and mental understanding when it comes to the mysteries of creativity. And that is what he’s dealing with.

Catch his performances (and share the information) in the following places:

Please visit www.hamanworld.com for more information, media and contact info. »

Happy Canada Day! / Bonne fête du Canada!

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All the best for a happy, safe, healthy and creative summer to all of our readers, community arts partners and friends across Canada!

– The ArtBridges/ToileDesArts team

Nous souhaitons à toutes les personnes qui nous lisent et à tous nos partenaires du milieu de l’art communautaire un été tout ce qu’il a de plus heureux et créatif, tout en étant nourrissant pour la sécurité et la santé! Profitez bien de l’été!

 -L’équipe d’ArtBridges/ToileDesArts
photo credit: Sonya Young

Plan stratégique : Répondez au sondage du Conseil des Arts du Canada / Canada Council’s Strategic Plan Survey: Your input is needed!

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« Le Conseil des Arts du Canada veut vous entendre! Donnez votre avis sur les priorités à adopter au cours des cinq prochaines années en répondant au sondage avant le 11 février.
Pour plus d’informations et pour accéder au sondage, cliquez ici. »

Source: Conseil des Arts du Canada

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« The Canada Council needs your input! Their current strategic plan will come to an end in March 2016, and work is now underway to prepare a plan for the next five years (2016-21). The next plan will outline the Council’s vision and directions for what it will achieve in this period. We are conducting a survey of our stakeholders in order to help us make decisions about what our priorities should be for the next five years. The survey is open until February 11. For more information and to complete the survey click here. »

Source: Canada Council for the Arts

Webinar: New Funding Model / Nouveau modèle de financement (Canada Council for the Arts)

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« Want to learn more about our new funding model? Register to attend one of our public info sessions in January. A great opportunity to take a guided tour with staff, and ask your questions.

Join us for an online information session, and Q&A on the new programs.
Friday, January 8, 2016
1 to 3 pm EST
English

Subscribe here to receive registration details. »

« Vous voulez en savoir plus sur notre nouveau modèle de financement? Inscrivez-vous à une de nos séances d’infos en janvier. Brève présentation sur les programmes avec des membres de notre personnel, suivi d’une période de questions.

Joignez-vous à notre séance d’information en ligne et période de questions et réponses sur les nouveaux programmes.
Jeudi 7 janvier 2016
De 13 h à 15 h HNE
Français

Abonnez–vous ici pour recevoir les modalités de l’inscription »

-from Canada Council’s website

Culture Days 2015 Top Ten Cities and Towns Revealed

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« Culture Days 2015 Top Tens Revealed

Building on their past successes and lessons learned, this year’s Top Tens highlight the increasing level of engagement in Culture Days by cities and towns of all sizes across the country. From passionate individual community organizers and lead organizations to municipalities and local development agencies, you’ll find some familiar communities that have been leading the way for years and some new ones in the 2015 Top Tens too! Check out the 2015 Top Tens here. »

-from Culture Days Newsletter

Canada Council for the Arts: Six new arts projects by Aboriginal artists will explore conciliation & reconciliation

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« Ottawa, November 3, 2015 The Canada Council for the Arts, the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation and The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada (The Circle) today announced the six arts projects that will be funded through the organizations’ first {Re}conciliation initiative. The partners also announced their plans to renew joint funding to this initiative for a minimum of two years. A new call for proposals will be issued in 2016.

The inaugural {Re}conciliation projects – selected by a Canada Council jury of peers – will be presented in communities across the country beginning in the fall of 2016. Ranging from animated and documentary films, to site-specific performance work, to bead and dialogue workshops, to community-based and interactive storytelling projects, they address in unique and provocative ways the ongoing need for conciliation and reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples of Canada.

The selected projects are:

This is What I Wish You Knew – ​Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Reconciliation Film Project – First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada & Productions Cazabon (Ottawa, Ontario)

Nattilik (Netsilik) art exhibition by the Gjoa Haven, Nunavut community about the impact of the residential school period on the Inuit – Nattilik Heritage Society (Gjoa Haven, Nunavut)

#callresponse – Collective Tarah Hogue, Maria Hupfield and Tania Willard (grunt gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia) with Christi Belcourt, Ursula Johnson and Laakkuluk Williamson-Bathory

Project Charlie – Terril Calder, Joseph Boyden, Jason Ryle, Geeta Sondhi (Toronto, Ontario)

Opening the Doors to Dialogue – Samuel Thomas (Niagara Falls, Ontario)

Quotes:
« More and more Canadians understand that Reconciliation is one of the defining issues of our time. Conciliation and reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples of this land are an essential part of our journey forward, if we are to be a country that truly embraces and upholds the values of dignity, justice and trust. Indigenous artists must be at the centre of that journey, and we must support them. They can help us remember and address our shared and difficult history, as well as imagine the potential of our common future. The Canada Council is proud to support some of this vital work through {Re}conciliation. I’m also delighted to confirm that we will be joining our partners in renewing our support for this initiative for two more years.”
Simon Brault, Director and CEO, Canada Council for the Arts

“These artists are at the forefront of what we hope will be a new and vital cultural movement in Canada – a growing network of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal artists who are committed to working together to promote a better understanding of the wrongs of our colonial past, the dimensions of current injustices, as well as a shared exploration of a more enlightened path forward.”
Stephen Huddart, President and CEO of the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation

“The Circle plays a unique convening role, and Reconciliation in a post TRC Canada is at the heart of our work with philanthropic partners and Indigenous communities. We are honoured to play a role in the collaboration with Canada Council and the J.W. McConnell Foundation. Our best wishes to the artists in their process of creation.”
Wanda Brascoupé Peters, Executive Director, The Circle

About {Re}conciliation:
This initiative aims to promote artistic collaborations between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal artists, investing in the power of art and imagination to inspire dialogue, understanding and change. The Canada Council administers the {Re}conciliation initiative, which was developed by Canada Council, the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation and The Circle in anticipation of the  Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report and recommendations. A first call for proposals was issued in May 2015. A second will be issued in 2016. Interested artists and arts organizations will be invited to submit proposals for project funding up to $75,000. Applicants who submitted a proposal in 2015 but did not receive funding are eligible to re-submit to future deadlines. »

Posted with permission from Heather McAfee, Public Relations Advisor, Canada Council for the Arts

Video: What are community-engaged arts all about? / L’art communautaire, c’est quoi? (ArtBridges/ToileDesArts)

What are community-engaged arts all about? ArtBridges asked numerous community partners from across Canada to tell us through their voices and pictures.

This short video, created by Andrea Dorfman, had photo and audio contributions from 50 community arts partners from across Canada. This video was made with support from the J.W. McConnell Foundation, The Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Ruth Mandel—WHO GIVES fund. Watch the video above or on Youtube and please share it!

L’art communautaire, c’est quoi? ToileDesArts a demandé à plusieurs personnes du milieu, un peu partout au Canada, de répondre à cette question de vive voix et avec des photos.

Cette petite vidéo, réalisée par Andrea Dorfman, présente des photos et des enregistrements audios offerts par une cinquantaine de personnes du milieu de l’art communautaire d’un peu partout au Canada. Elle a été réalisée grâce au soutien financier de la fondation J. W. McConnell, de la fondation Ontario Trillium et du fonds Ruth Mandel—WHO GIVES. Regardez-la en cliquant sur le lien ci-dessus ou sur Youtube, et partagez-la!

Call for Expressions of Interest: Youth Arts Ambassador Program (Culture Days)

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« Ontario Culture Days is now accepting expressions of interest from young and emerging, community-engaged artists working in any artistic discipline in all regions of Ontario to participate in Ontario Culture Days’ inaugural Youth Arts Ambassador Program (Pilot Project, 2016-2018).

Would you like to:

  • Present your own community arts creation as a featured 2016 Culture Days event?
  • Develop your professional practice and receive mentoring on a range of topics related to community arts?
  • Attend the 2016 Culture Days National Congress?
  • Connect with a broad network of arts leaders from your region, province and across Canada?

If so, we’d like to hear from you! Tell us how you will explore the potential of community arts to strengthen your own artistic practice and to grow audiences for your work. Get more details and the application form here. »

-from Culture Days newsletter