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Resilient Hearts Project: Explore the 7 Grandfather Teachings through zine & mobile creation (Thunder Bay, ON)


“Join artist Betty Carpick at the Evergreen A United Neighbourhood house (139 Heron Street) from 4-6pm this Thursday for a free workshop for youth! Betty will be exploring the seven grandfather teachings through zine and mobile creation! Part of CAHEP’s Resilient Hearts Project, funded through Ontario Arts Council’s Creative Engagement Fund to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment.”

About Resilient Hearts:
“Resilient Hearts is a community-driven art project fueled by the strengths and stories of people in Thunder Bay.

Through inclusive arts programming, participants in under-represented neighbourhoods of Thunder Bay will explore and self-define topics related to sexual violence including: Resilience/Strength, Healthy Relationships, Boundaries, and Self-care.

These definitions will become the roots of artist-run community workshops with each neighbourhood. Art workshops will include (but are not limited to): visual art, spoken/written word, illustration, poetry, photography, DIY culture (zine-making), and storytelling.

Creations will be compiled into the Resilient Hearts Book, to be published in March 2017.

Community Partners: Evergreen a United Neighbourhood, Faye Peterson House, Community Action Group, Thunder Bay & Area Victim Services.

Participating artists:
Barbara Benwell –  Visual Arts
Ma-Nee Chacaby – Elder, Storytelling
Jayal Chung –  Visual Arts, Written & Spoken Word
Carol Kajorinne – Visual Arts
Michelle Richmond-Saravia – Indigenous Knowledge, Writing, Storytelling”

Upcoming workshops:
Thursday, October 20th 4-6pm
Thursday, October 27th 4-6pm
Thursday, November 3rd 4-6pm”

Visit CAHEP’s Facebook page for updates.

Posted with permission from Alana Forslund, CAHEP
Read Community Arts & Heritage Education Project (CAHEP)’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Resilient: Indigenous Youth Community Building Project & Workshops, Oct. 12-26 (Toronto)


“Join us for our October workshops:

Wednesday, October 12 5-7PM
Wednesday, October 19 5-7PM
Wednesday, October 26 5-7PM

To learn more about the program or to register, please contact:

Native Youth Resource Centre
655 Bloor St. West, Toronto”

For more info, visit

Posted with permission from Reagan Kennedy
Read 7th Generation Image Maker’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Call for Illustrations: imagineNATIVE and Setsuné Tote Bag Project


Setsuné Indigenous Fashion Incubator and imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival are partnering for the second year on the Tote Bag Illustration Project! In 2015, Victoria Ransom (Mohawk of Akwesasne) was the selected artist for this project. Her work, Turtle Island Harmony, used traditional Iroquois motifs that aesthetically represented the uplifting feeling that happens when Indigenous people from all over gather for special occasions. This year we are seeking an illustration that shows and tells your perspective for the revolution and future of the global Indigenous community.

We are seeking one-colour illustrations from around the world by young, self-identified Indigenous artists aged 16-35. Your illustration expresses Indigenous revolution and the future and will be printed on imagineNATIVE’s 2016 Delegate Tote Bag. We will select one totally rad illustration to be printed on imagineNATIVE’s 600 delegate bags. Delegate bags are gifted to local, national and international guests in Toronto who work in film, TV, broadcast, new media and entertainment. A limited run will also be sold at the Festival’s Welcome Gathering event on opening day of the Festival (October 19, 2016).

Deadline: September 16, 2016


  • Standard CARFAC artist fee (from section B.4.3.1. Cards, Etc. Distributed Free of Charge)
  • Artwork and name printed on 600 delegate bags
  • Networking opportunity, with one (1) imagineNATIVE Festival pass
  • Participate in and/or oversee the product development process
  • Two (2) Delegate Bags for your archives
  • Full sponsorship for the Setsuné Indigenous Fashion Incubator’s 2017 Research & Development Workshop Series (Toronto-based, travel/accommodations are not provided at this time)


  • Self-identifying Indigenous woman artist
  • From anywhere in the world
  • Aged 16 – 35


We are accepting digital applications to The email subject line should read: “Application: imagineNATIVE/Setsuné Project”

1. In 1 – 2 pages, please provide the following as a PDF:
◦ Contact Information

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Indigenous Nation
  • Email
  • Phone

◦ Biography
◦ One paragraph Artist Statement as it relates to future, revolution and Indigeneity.

2. As a JPG, please provide the following copy of your artwork, which should be:

  • One-colour
  • Within 13”W X 14”H dimensions
  • An expression of future, revolution and Indigeneity

If your work is selected, we will require a high-quality vector file of your artwork. We can provide some assistance for this, if needed.


imagineNATIVE and Setsuné artistic leads will select the artist and their work. We will select artwork based on creativity, quality, messaging and aesthetic.
Only the artist whose work is selected will be contacted. The selected artist will be announced on September 19, 2016.

** Email is preferred ** / 416 459 8280″

-from imagineNATIVE newsletter
Read imagineNATIVE’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Fluidity on Film for LGBTQQ2SIA youth – Apply by Aug 28! (SKETCH, ON)

“SKETCH is offering a 10-week intensive video program this fall for LGBTTQQ2SIA youth, 16-29, to explore the fluidity of sexuality, gender and identity through moving images. Learn how to conceptualize, script, direct, film and edit videos in a collaborative and inclusive team dynamic.  This program is facilitated by Naty Tremblay & Nakisha Millien.
Food, tokens, public-screening opportunities and honoraria provided for committed participants!
Schedule: Tuesdays, 5:00pm – 8:00pm, September 20th – November 22nd

Location: 180 Shaw, Lower Level, SKETCH’s Studio B
The project is supported by the Canada Arts Council and Charles Street Video.”

 -from SKETCH newsletter and website
Read SKETCH’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

What’s Your Beef? (Antyx Community Arts & Calgary Public Library)


Come Express the things that make you tick through an 8 week summer camp exploring video, photography & sound. Once you have had a chance to blow off some steam you will get the opportunity to showcase your digital creation for others to see.

Join Antyx Community Arts & Calgary Public Library for an upcoming summer project that allows youth to disprove the age, gender and location biases.

Date: Every Monday from July 4 – August 29, 2016
Time: 1:00PM – 2:30PM
Location: Calgary Public Library Saddletowne 150 – 7555 Falconridge Blvd NE, Calgary, AB T3J 0C9
Age: 12 – 18
Cost: Free

*Technical equipment will be provided

What experience do I need?
Prior experience with digital equipment is not required. Due to the small class size and open learning environment, each student receives ample personal attention and comes away with working knowledge of videography, photography, and digital story telling.

To register: e-mail

-submitted by Antyx Community Arts
Read Antyx’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

StArt Youth Presenting Art Festival (Aug 9-13, Scarborough)


The 6th Annual StArt YPA Festival: August 9 – 13, 2016
StArt Youth Presenting Art looks at the connection between the Arts and community.
We are creating an environment where residents from Scarborough’s diverse communities can come together,
be engaged and celebrate the talents of Scarborough’s young emerging artists. The festival will provide youth with a platform from which they will be able to express themselves and truly speak to their community.

For more information, please visit StArt YPA’ Festival’s website.

-from StArt YPA Festival’s website

Youth Artists Call-Out! Transform a transport into street art, Aug.15-19 (NORDIK Institute, Sault Ste. Marie, ON)


“NORDIK Institute is providing a free youth artists workshop that will provide young adults (14+) an opportunity to create an outdoor mural for the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Center. The week-long workshop (Aug. 15-19) will provide skills exchange and entrepreneurial development through peer mentoring with the final result being a youth-driven waterfront cultural attraction in Sault Ste. Marie.”

Contact or (705) 949-2301 ext. 4377 for more info.

Posted with permission from Jessica Mooney, Communication Officer, NORDIK Institute

VIDEO: Breaking the Ties that Bind Us | Lora Northway | TEDxThunderBay

“Lora speaks of helping youth discover pride and self worth, and points out art can break the ties that bind us, not only with our own growth, but in acceptance of others.

She makes the case, art is the teacher, and we are the students, if we can stop and listen to what is being said.

As an outstanding artist in her own right, Lora would willingly give up her own work, just to help others discover the healing properties of creative art.

Lora was named one of this year’s Emerging Cultural Leaders by the Artist-Run Centres & Collectives of Ontario (ARCCO). The first-time award celebrates people who are ‘exceptional, emerging, creative champions.’

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Posted with permission from Lora Northway
Read Die Active Art Collective (Definitely Superior Art Gallery)’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

DAREarts Attawapiskat: Walking for Peace

“On National Aboriginal Day, a group of youths from Vezina High School in Attawapiskat First Nation reclaimed their voice by releasing an original music video. Called Walking for Peace, the work addresses, in clear yet powerful language, the youths’ frustration with the ongoing suicide crisis in their community. While the media coverage has been extensive and many experts have visited, the youth feel as though their concerns haven’t been heard. Through this music, they are speaking directly to their community, as well as all of Canada, about their experiences, feelings and hopes.

DAREarts, a national charity that empowers at-risk youth using the arts, facilitated the production during a two week workshop upon request from the community and officials at Vezina High School, including teacher Mandy Alves. The organization, which has previously worked in Attawapiskat providing song writing and videography workshops, assembled a team of leaders in music, videography and education, and arranged for their transportation and accommodation. During the first week, Juno-nominated musician and artist-educator Glenn Marais led a song-writing and recording workshop. Indigenous artist-educator Cathy Elliott and DAREarts Lead Teacher Shelley MacDonald taught the youths how to direct and edit the video during the following week. MacDonald is also a teacher with The Royal Conservatory’s Learning Through the Arts program, an affiliate organization whose support as Education Partner was critical for the project. Financial supporters include: Palgrave Rotary Club, Thunder Air, the Paul Semple Scholarship Fund, Sarah Haney, and Aeroplan donors (notably Hans Koehle, Maria Da Cunha, Cheryl Vhal and Victor Ford).”

Visit DAREarts’ blog for daily entries documenting their time in Attawapiskat First Nation and the DAREarts YouTube channel to see more videos of DAREarts work empowering at-risk kids using the arts. Chi miigwetch to DAREarts founder, Marilyn Field, and everyone on the DAREarts team!

Posted with permission from Marilyn Field
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AlumNia Seed Fund: Arts-Based Business (Nia Centre for the Arts, Toronto)


“Creative Connect is proud to offer our alumni up-to $1000 in seed funding to invest in their professional capacity as working creatives. The AlumNia Seed Fund supports the professional development of artists in their growth.

To provide funds for early-career artists to invest in artists’ capacity to generate income from their creativity

To present early career artist with paid opportunities for professional development

This seed fund is for youth:

  • who are between the age of 18-29
  • who are in any artistic discipline
  • who identify as Black (of African and/or Caribbean descent)
  • have a viable artist development trajectory
  • who have completed one or more Nia Centre programs

Use of Funds

Capital Costs
For example: Training books or manuals
Develop “portfolio” materials that document and promote your work: professional demo recordings, recording of works in performance for dance and theatre artists, demo reels, documentation of visual arts work, websites as a presentation tool

Training and Mentorship
For example: Fees for a course, workshop, creative lab, artist residency, master class, or other professional development activity
Honorarium to a mentor for 1-on-1 mentorship

Application Deadline: Sunday, July 17, 2016 at Midnight
Please email for an application form.”

-from Nia Centre for the Arts newsletter