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What's Going On in Community-Engaged Arts Across Canada

At ArtBridges/ToileDesArts, we hear about events, conferences, workshops, symposiums, exhibits, festivals, celebrations and activities hosted by or related to community-engaged arts initiatives across Canada.  Here you can find a community arts event or post a community arts event. 

- Fill out the Online Event Form to submit your community-engaged arts events. The event will be posted subject to approval.
- Fill out the Offline Event Form (fillable pdf). Attach and email; include the word “EVENT” in your email’s subject line.
- Send us an email about the event. We’ll post a listing for you.  Include the word “EVENT” in your email’s subject line.

How to promote your event on ArtBridges/ToilesDesArts We can give your event the limelight on our event page. To learn more, connect with Simon Constam, Sponsorship Director

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Live Your Art Workshop Series: Financial Management 101 Workshop

"Our work in our communities often requires us to wear many different hats- whether as event planners, outreach workers, social media gurus, or workshop facilitators. While we excel in these different areas, for many of us financial management i...

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Art Place: Community Engaged Arts Symposium (Ottawa)

"To mark the end of Art Place, a three year pilot project in community engaged arts, AOE Arts Council is hosting a two day symposium on community arts engagement. The symposium will provide artists, arts groups and community leaders with the tip...

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Spring Moon

"Mixed Company Theatre Presents
Spring Moon
Written by Diana Tso
Directed by Karthy Chin
Toronto, ON – Mixed Company Theatre is pleased to present the second installment of their InterGEN Project, Spring Moon.
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Addressing the pressing issue of elder abuse in our communities

"Facilitated by our Artistic Director, Simon Malbogat, our Elder Care Workshop was created to address the pressing issue of elder abuse in our communities. In these workshops, participants will be led through a series of exercises and activities...

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Feb282018

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Welcome Back Wednesday: Fall Open House

"Welcome Back Wednesday | Fall Open House
Wednesday, October 25th
5:00 - 6:30 pm
followed by Choir from 6:30 - 8:00pm
132 Fort York Boulevard (South of King, East of Bathurst)

Join us for art making and ...

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Community Arts Practice Foundations course - Part 1 & 2

"The Community Arts Practice Foundations course teaches you how to initiate and manage community-engaged arts projects from inception to completion. Participants will have the option to be interns on a real community-engaged arts project called ...

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Door Ways Workshop: An Exploration of Life’s Transitions

"If you are seeking change, retiring from work, or uncertain about your next direction in life…then this workshop is for you. 

By engaging in this powerful visually creative process, using simple sculpting techniques and material...

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Story Stick Workshop - Reflections on Grief

"Reflections on Grief is a workshop that creates a story stick to explore how we grieve.

Most of us grew up in a culture that does not allows us to express grief. By reflecting on our grief we can normalize and accept it as a healt...

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Artmaking with Fabrics and Fibres (For Adults, Youth & Families)

"Are you dreaming of springtime? Join artists from Thinking Rock Community Arts (Thessalon) and Jumblies Theatre (Toronto) to create art inspired by changing seasons and new beginnings, to share stories, and to get creative with fabric. Be part ...

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The Art of Community: An Evening Presentation Series

"The Art of Community
An Evening Presentation Series
For local artists, craftspeople, and others interested in this work
Presented by Thinking Rock Community Arts with very special partners Jumblies Theatre and the Timber Villa...

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Five monument unveilings will honour sexual assault survivors across Ontario

“The Countdown Public Art Legacy Project is a series of pebble mosaic workshops to create monuments that honour survivors of sexual violence.

Pebble mosaic monuments

From February to March 2019, Red Dress Productions, Amel...

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Sistafest – International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

"Violence against women takes many forms – physical, sexual, psychological and economic. These forms of violence are interrelated and affect women from before birth to old age. Some types of violence, such as trafficking, cross national bounda...

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Une journée d’ateliers : Art communautaire activiste

“Engrenage Noir / ROUAGE vous invite à une journée d’ateliers (gratuits)
ART COMMUNAUTAIRE ACTIVISTE
Processus d’action collective et l’art là-dedans ?
Vendredi, le 29 novembre
De 9h à 16 h (dîner fourni)
Au...

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Day With(out) Art

“The Charlotte Street Arts Centre, in partnership with AIDSNB, is pleased to offer an evening of art, film and discussion as part of the National AIDS Awareness Week and the World AIDS Day (Dec 1) campaign, “It’s Not Over” (http://www.cdnaids...

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Lawrence Heights kids transform their apartment lobby into a gallery for a day

"Art Starts and Lawrence Heights kids are proud to present Art Eclipse, an exhibit of their art works in the lobby of 155 Neptune Drive on Thursday December 5th from 6:30pm-7:30pm.

The exhibit is the culmination of Supernova Arts,...

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SKETCH December Programming

"SKETCH is a community arts initiative engaging young people (15-29) living homeless or on the margins. No intake necessary! Here is their December programming schedule:

MASARYK-COWAN COMMUNITY CENTRE:
MOVEMENT ARTS
Masa...

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Tangled Bodies & This Artist’s Body: In Celebration of International Day for People With Disabilities

"Tangled Arts + Disability is celebrating International Day for People With Disabilities
December 5 & 6th, 2013

TANGLED BODIES
5:00pm December 5th, 2013
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 3
A panel discussion ab...

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Le prochain 5 à 7 activiste : vendredi 6 décembre, au Café L'Artère

"C'est un rendez-vous, vendredi prochain le 6 décembre

Café L'Artère
7000 avenue du Parc (métro Parc)

Bienvenue à tous et toutes
Une occasion de se réseauter dans une atmosphère conviviale"
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Flowers + Friends

"Flowers + Friends: Featuring Highview Public School & AFCY’s Emerging Artists (Tara Dorey, Jaz Gareau, Alice Thompson)

Location:
Vesuvio Pizzeria & Spaghetti House
"Bending Spoons Gallery"
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The Phoenix Community Choir in Concert!

"The Phoenix Community Choir in Concert!
Saturday, December 7th - 7:00 pm at
Faith Tabernacle (6225 Summit St., Halifax)
Entry by donation

Come and hear the energetic sound of this unique group as they perform a...

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The Rabbit-Town Chiristmas Concert

"Solo Chicken Productions presents: a musical celebration of the historic neighbourhood of Rabbit-Town, featuring the Stepping Stones Singers & the Connaught Street School Choir.

Fredericton, NB—Solo Chicken Productions, in pa...

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Sounds of the Season concerts

"Celebrate the sounds of the season with the children of Sistema Toronto on Monday, December 9, 2013 at 5:00 pm. Join us in a rollicking festive concert with the Sistema Toronto Yorkwoods Orchestras, Pachanga! and Choir Ensembles.
This yea...

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Eglinton/Oakwood kids showcase their creative works in a celebration of local art

"Art Starts presents an exhibition featuring artworks from the creative young minds of Eglinton Oakwood on Monday December 9th from 5:15pm -6:30pm at the Oakwood Village Library and Arts Centre. The event will showcase the incredible talent of 3...

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Regent Park School of Music Winter Recital

"Won't you join RPSM kids at our Winter Recital on December 10th!

This 45-minute recital will be followed by pot-luck goodies and refreshments, and is FREE to the public.

Gifts will be provided to enrolled RPSM students...

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Launch of free arts networking events for Toronto’s east end

"East End Arts is pleased to announce its first set of free arts networking events for Toronto’s east end. The following events are open to artists and community members, and are opportunities for arts enthusiasts of all sorts to meet each oth...

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Holiday Dreams Exhibition Party

"Holiday Dreams is our annual members’ art exhibition. You’re invited to celebrate it with us!
Sip hot drinks and nibble on some delicious snacks while you take in the beautiful paintings, pottery, jewellery, crafts, sculptures, and ...

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