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Grants Announced for First Nations Youth, Artists & Arts Organizations in BC, Deadline Oct.31 / Dec.1

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“Are you an Aboriginal artist or arts group with a dream project?

If you live in BC you could be eligible to apply for a grant through the Aboriginal Arts Development Awards. Grants can be used for all artistic disciplines, and projects can include apprenticeships, teaching traditional arts, art management internships, and building organizational capacity.

The next deadline is October 31, 2014.

For more details visit the First People’s Cultural Council’s website at:

www.fpcc.ca/arts/Programs/

For more info contact:
Cathi Charles Wherry, cathi@fpcc.ca
Kyla Schorneck, kyla@fpcc.ca

Download an overview of the Aboriginal Arts Development Awards (AADA) here

Download the Aboriginal Arts Development Awards (AADA) press release here

Download the Aboriginal Youth Engaged in the Arts press release here

Posted with permission from Cathi Charles Wherry, FPCC
Read the First Peoples’ Cultural Council’s profile in our Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Training: working with youth through an arts based approach, Creative Facilitation 1 (Partners for Youth Empowerment, Toronto)

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“Join us and Learn:

  • A step-by-step process for setting your program up for success
  • Communication skills that create a safe and supportive environment
  • Ways to increase social and emotional intelligence
  • How to design and deliver effective lessons, workshops and meetings
  • Strategies for engaging resistant group members
  • A toolkit of activities to build confidence, creative expression and community connection in groups of all ages

“Creative Facilitation has opened my mind and heart and taught me practical ways of working with youth through an arts based approach. It has had a significant impact on me.” Amrita Narula, YMCA GTA Youth Advisor

Creative Facilitation 1
When: Thursday & Friday, November 20th-21st, 2014
Where: Toronto, Canada

This training is complemented by Creative Facilitation Level 2 in Toronto on November 29th-30th.

Trainers

Nadia Chaney is International Senior Trainer for PYE and a professional poet and performer. She holds a Masters in Imaginative Education and a postgraduate diploma in Dialogue and Negotiation. Since 2002 she has facilitated over two thousand events, workshops and trainings on four continents. She specializes in creative risk-taking, emotional intelligence, and improvisation.

Ella Cooper is an award winning multidisciplinary artist, creative facilitator, photographer, emerging dance/documentary filmmaker, educator and community consultant. Ella has a Masters of Arts Education and extensive training in creative facilitation. She has created a multitude of empowering community centred arts, media and yoga outreach programs for at risk youth, women’s groups, not for profits, community centres/assistance programs, seniors and local school districts in Toronto, Vancouver, Surrey, Williams Lake and Montreal. She currently works as the Senior Coordinator of the Neighbourhood Arts Network and is excited to play an active role in helping to co-facilitate and disseminate PYE’s facilitator trainings in Toronto.

What do people do with the skills they learn at a PYE training?

“Creative Facilitation taught me how to discover my creativity and means of self-expression. This training is highly effective in developing skills to create a safe environment and communicating authentically with people.”
Akintunde Adebayo, Centre for Social Innovation, Toronto

Details:
Date: Thursday & Friday, November 20-21
Time: 10am-6pm both days
Venue: Sketch Creative Enterprise Hub, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: Full rate: $300 CAD*
Non-profit/ freelance discount rate:$250 CAD*
Early bird (register by Friday October 31st ): $200 CAD*
Creative Facilitation 1 & 2: $500 (early bird $300) CAD*

This training is complemented by Creative Facilitation Level 2 in Toronto on November 29th-30th.

*our system charges in US dollars. We have worked out the conversion rate to ensure that you are charged the correct amount in Canadian dollars.

Price includes materials and Creative Facilitation Activities Manual. All proceeds go to supporting PYE’s youth empowerment efforts around the world.”

-posted with permission from Katie Jackson, Partners For Youth Empowerment

Profile Highlight: iHuman Youth Society (Edmonton)

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.
ihuman-logo-sm“The authentic culture at the iHuman Youth Society is one of acceptance, openness and a genuine willingness to support youth. The focus is to offer youth opportunities to meet with iHuman professional staff and other social agency personnel as required, to engage in harm reduction activities, and participate in arts-related activities that foster positive self-worth and encourage reintegration into the community.”

To read more about the iHuman Youth Society, please see their profile in our Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map.

New Community Arts Programming in October: SKETCH (Toronto)

 

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What is SKETCH doing right now?

SKETCH has officially begun programming at our beautiful new Creative Enterprise Hub at Artscape Youngplace. Our studios continue to be in development, and in the meantime we are running programs such as:

  • Cabinet Academy woodworking
  • Womens’ Songwriting workshops
  • Enviro and culinary arts
  • Visual arts and sculpture
  • Sew Good textiles
  • Community Artist leadership training
  • Music recording and songwriting

Many of these are by registration, but we do have some that are accepting applications and registration now.

What can youth get involved in over the summer?

Upcoming programs that youth can still join:
Music recording program – call 416-530-4401 or email Michael@sketch.ca to make an appointment!
Acting OUT theatre and performance– hiring in July!
Community Artist leadership training – open trainings started in July!

What programming is SKETCH offering this fall?
In October, SKETCH will be launching a series of 10-week creative modules in…

  • Visual arts
  • Textiles
  • Music – recording, songwriting, promoting yourself as a musician
  • Industrial Arts – woodworking skill-building
  • Enviro and culinary arts
  • Community Artist leadership training
  • Ceramics
  • Movement Arts

How can you get more information?
Stay tuned to your emails and Like SKETCH’s program Facebook page or take a TOUR of our new studios!
Rose Gutierrez, SKETCH Program Director, will be leading tours for community partners in August and September.

Want to join?
Call her at 416-516-1559 x. 3001 or email her at rose@sketch.ca. She can show you our new space, describe the new program format, and give you program info that you can share with youth.”

-submitted by Sonya Reynolds, Program Administrator, SKETCH Working Arts
Read SKETCH’s profile in our Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Today!: Arts Educators Institute Workshop: Breaking into the Music Business (AFCY / Toronto)

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ARTS EDUCATORS INSTITUTE
Workshops for Emerging Artists Working In Education
Facilitated by: Sean Mauricette

Sean’s workshop will focus on arts and opportunity. He will use personal real life stories and learning experiences to help drive home key messages of what it means to support yourself and stay true to who you are while constantly finding ways to create opportunity. From acting to hip-hop to graphic design to working with youth, he has them covered! There will be an extra emphasis on the music business. Sean will touch on topics such as: marketing, leadership, networking and different ways to get paid.

About the Facilitator:
Sean Mauricette is a multi award-winning motivational speaker, actor, producer and youth worker. Sean has received 12 awards for his work since 1999 and is continuing to build as he is currently working on his first book and app.

Breaking into the Music Business
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Studio 408 (4th floor)
401 Richmond Street West

Light refreshments provided.
Space is limited.
Pay-What-You-Can

To register for this workshop contact: Brittany Turner at 416-929-9314 x 109 or brittany@afcy.ca

Arts for Children and Youth (AFCY) is an award-winning organization whose mandate is to engage young people living in priority neighbourhoods in high-quality, accessible arts educational programs that are meaningful, relevant and collaboratively developed with community and education partners. AFCY positions arts programs in schools and neighbourhood venues as a means of building community, and empowering marginalized children and youth to reach their full potential as artists and social contributors.”

-submitted by Stephanie Aranda, Arts for Children and Youth
Read Arts for Children and Youth profile in our Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Profile Highlight: Sudbury Youth Rocks Program

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.

sudburyyouthrocks-logoSudbury Youth Rocks Program is run by a group of volunteers dedicated to assisting young people by using their experience as musicians to teach not only music, but life skills, self-esteem, positive peer pressure and community service. Currently the participants are writing, recording and producing their own compositions based on bullying, self-esteem and teen suicide which will be used on a rock musical to be performed by the youth.

‘Producing Harmony’ is a documentary about Sudbury Youth Rocks Program. It was produced through funding provided by the John Howard Society of Sudbury. Film Credits are Emma Hockney and Christine Stewart from Laurentian University Film Studies Course. Watch ‘Producing Harmony’ here

To read more about the Sudbury Youth Rocks Program, please see their profile in our Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map.

Free Evaluation 201 Workshop for Youth (ArtReach Toronto)

ArtReach Toronto logo“Are you running a project or program in your community? Understand the reasons for and basics of evaluating your program? Wondering about the best ways to plan your evaluation activities and get the info about the effectiveness and success of your work?

In this higher level workshop, respected evaluation consultants Margo Charlton and Fiona Scott will help us delve further into the topic than our earlier Evaluation 101 workshop. Participants will examine evaluation tools, have an opportunity to design tools such as surveys and questionnaires, and create overall evaluation plans for their programs.

DETAILS
Date: Thursday, Sept 4 2014
Registration/Food: 5:30pm
Workshop Start Time: 6:00pm SHARP!
Location: Metro Hall (55 John St), #308

RSVP – CLICK HERE!

Space is limited so register today!

FACILITATORS
Evaluation Consultants Margo Charlton and Fiona Scott

This workshop is part of the larger GOAL (Grassroots Organizing and Leadership) Youth Workshop Series being organized by a collaborative group made up of youth organizations and funders. A certificate will be provided to participants who attend 5 or more workshops in the series. For more information, contact Education Manager Irfan Ali at irfan@artreach.org.

The GOAL Youth Workshop Series is presented by ArtReach Toronto in partnership with Grassroots Youth Collaborative, City of Toronto, For Youth Initiative, and Toronto Community Foundation. We would also like to acknowledge our funding partners, the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Laidlaw Foundation, without whose support this project would not be possible.”

-from ArtReach Toronto’s newsletter
Read ArtReach Toronto’s profile in our Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Halifax’s First Earth Loom & the 4Cs Foundation Art Bikers

“Have been you wondering what the 4Cs Foundation Art Bikers have been up to this summer? Watch the video above for a recent example!

Yesterday the Art Bikers with youth and Farm participants built and installed an large Earth Loom. (This project was inspired by the EarthLoom Foundation in Belfast, Maine, USA. )

The loom is permanently installed at the Common Roots Urban Farm. We are so excited to have built Halifax’s first Earth Loom and invite you & your family to the Children’s Garden to weave on the loom.”

Video Credit: Geoff Davies
-submitted by Terri Whetstone, Executive Director, 4Cs Foundation

Read 4Cs Foundation’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map