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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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ArtHeart Exhibit and Sale at Jet Fuel Coffee Shop

ArtHeart would like to invite you to attend the 17th Annual show and sale of artwork done by the children and youth of ArtHeart at the Jet Fuel Coffee shop at 519 Parliament Street. The reception and sale will take place on Sunday, October 20th 3-6p...

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An AFCY Youth-Led Initiative: Media Literacy Workshop

"ARTS EDUCATORS INSTITUTE:
Workshops for Emerging Artists Working In Education
Facilitated by: Casandra London

Media Literacy Workshop
An AFCY Youth-Led Initiative
Monday, October 28, 2013 from 6:00 - 8:00 p....

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Movie - Wapos Bay: Long Goodbyes presented by The Regent Park Film Festival and co-presented by ArtHeart Community Art Centre

On Saturday November 16th at 9:30 AM come join the Regent Park Film Festival for a delicious breakfast and presentation of the animated movie Wapos Bay: Long Goodbyes, that follows the ongoing family friendly adventures of siblings Talon and Raven. A...

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WinterExpo 2013

"Organized by our very own Road 2 Leadership program, join us for a FREE showcase of UrbanArts talent featuring spoken word performances, music, dance and visual arts!
FREE beverages and desserts! Everyone is welcome!
Tweet @UrbanArt...

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Arts Educators Institute Workshop: The Time and Money Map

"Combining two of his most popular workshops, Tick Talk and Money Matters Rob will show you how to take control of two of your most precious, and limited, resources - time and money.

If you have all the time and money you want, this...

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Hands On: Grant Writing Workshop (Arts Educators Institute)

“An interactive workshop that covers the basics of successful grant writing. We’ll discuss the characteristics of a strong grant application, plus engage in some group work that will give participants a chance to apply what we discuss.

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Media Literacy Workshop

Learn how to:
• Create Your Artist Sales Pitch: Tell Your Story!
• How to Prepare for an Interview & Work with Reporters!
• Use Social Media to Sell Your Art
• Be Confident in Front of the Camera Read more

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The Art of Community in Sault Ste Marie

"Ruth Howard will collaborate with Thinking Rock Community Arts from March 27-30, giving a public presentation leading a three-day intensive workshop on the principles and practices of art that engages with and creates community, blending presen...

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Starting Points: Community Collaborative Arts Master Class

"This workshop will explore the multitude of catalyst ideas and impulses an artist can bring to a community to spark and guide a creative project - a question, a myth, a song, a passage from the newspaper, a play, a metaphor, an object - and how...

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6th Annual Talent Show Fundraiser

Featuring the All Nations Healin' Thru Artz dancers & Wildfire Tribal Vibes
APRIL 17, 2014 - Doors open at 6:00pm, show at 7:00pm
Regina Performing Arts Centre, 1077 Angus St., Regina SK
Admission Adults $5, Students $2, Child...

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Come Together Fundraiser

"'Come Together' will be an evening of great food, catered by Toronto food trucks, live music by emerging Toronto musicians, and fine art. Please join us for the party: wear your favourite jeans, bring your friends and spend the evening with ren...

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Writers Need Not Work Alone!

Join Liz Rucker for a two-day workshop on writing with others in community settings.
Drawing on nearly 20 years of experience in collaborative creation in professional and community settings, Liz will introduce participants to non-solitudinal w...

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AGEWELL Chataqua Project Art exhibition, free workshops and community dialogues

"A partnership with Arts Health BC, Judith Marcuse Projects and Simon Fraser University, the AGEWELL Chataqua Project is an arts-based community project that explores aging.
On Saturday and Sunday, May 31st and June 1st, as part of the AG...

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Mural Unveiling: Rexdale Community Gateway Mural

"Join us to celebrate phase 2 of a mural designed and painted by artists/youth from Rexdale and across Toronto!
Friday, August 22
9:00-10:00am
with speeches starting shortly after 9:00am
In front of the Mural (North-West...

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Arts Educators Institute Workshop: Breaking into the Music Business

"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 expe...

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370ft AFCY Rexdale Community Gateway Mural unveils at Kipling-Belfield

"370ft AFCY Rexdale Community Gateway Mural unveils at Kipling-Belfield

TORONTO, ONT., September 10, 2013 – Join Arts For Children and Youth (AFCY), along with the Honourable Mayor Rob Ford and Councilor Doug Ford in celebrating...

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Manifesto's 7th annual Festival of Community and Culture

"Manifesto's 7th annual Festival of Community and Culture is coming up Sep 19-22, 2013! Artist announcements coming soon! Join us as we celebrate the arts, community and culture through a unique experience that only Manifesto provides. See what ...

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Between Here and There

Michael "Cy" Cywink has a solo exhibit happening at the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation, M'Chigeeng First Nation, Manitoulin Island. The exhibit runs until late October. Please see this video for a preview of the Between Here and There exhibit: ...

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Arts for Children and Youth presents new, exciting kids programming at Queen West Art Crawl: The KidsZone!

"The KidsZone is an integral part of the Queen West Art Crawl's (QWAC) Outdoor Art Show and Sale at Trinity-Bellwoods Park.

Last year marked the first collaborative venture between Arts for Children and Youth (AFCY) and QWAC to off...

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Oral History and Art-Making

"Jumblies Studio partners with Myths and Mirrors Community Arts to offer the "Oral History and Art-Making" workshop in Sudbury. Toronto’s Jumblies Studio will be in Sudbury, Ontario in September to deliver "Oral History and Art-...

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The Artist's BODY: Screenings, Discussions and Networking Relating to Disability Arts

"The Thunder Bay Art Gallery | Sept 27, 2013 | 2:30PM – 8PM | Free Admission

2:30PM Sneak Preview Digital Stories and their storytellers
4:00PM Panel Art & Disability: Opportunities and Challenges
5:00PM Networking...

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Power of the Arts National Forum

"Organized by the Michaëlle Jean Foundation and Carleton University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the inaugural Power of the Arts National Forum: Advancing Social Change, will take place between September 27 to 29, 2013, in Ottawa.&q...

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Forum national Le Pouvoir des arts

"Organisé par la Fondation Michaëlle Jean et la Faculté des arts et des sciences sociales de l’Université Carleton, le premier Forum national Le Pouvoir des arts : contribuer au changement social aura lieu du 27 au 29 septembre 2013 à Ott...

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Unveiling of World’s Tallest Mural at 200 Wellesley

"The STEPS (Sustainable Thinking and Expression on Public Spaces) Initiative, alongside its partner the St. James Town Community Corner, will be hosting an unveiling event to celebrate the completion of the world’s tallest mural on Toronto Com...

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ManiFestival du logement dans Villeray

"L'Association des locataires de Villeray et le collectif artistique 'Pourquoi jamais' convient les locataires du quartier à un grand événement portant sur la question du logement et de la gentrification du quartier Villeray.

À...

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CAHEP Artist Orientation

"Community Arts & Heritage Education Project will be holding an orientation session for Thunder Bay artists & arts educators who are interested in taking part in our 2013-2014 programming (seasoned artists, emerging and everyone in betwe...

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Music & Arts Business Workshop

"Business is not generally an artists’ forte, but every artist needs to know about the back-end to ensure they are successful and that they do not get taken advantage of. Vice Versa, a manager needs to know what his or her role is in order to ...

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The Business of Art Workshops

"Turn Your Talent Into Your Career!
Scarborough Arts and WorkInCulture offer a unique opportunity for artists of all disciplines to gain skills that allow them to plan, promote and earn a living with their
talents:
- Profession...

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Toronto Creative Facilitation Fall training series: Level 1

"Creative Facilitation 1
Working with groups is by definition a creative adventure and the arts can be your greatest ally. In this two-day experiential professional development training you will gain a basic introduction to PYE’s proven ...

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Corporations in our Heads (BC & Alberta tour)

"No actors. No play. No script. Theatre without a net.
The messages from corporations tell us hundreds of times a day, in ways we may not notice anymore, how to relate to each other and to ourselves; what to buy, how to feel, how to perce...

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