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Making Room Community Arts

  • Status:
    Program, Making Room is the resident community arts organization at PARC. 
  • Main Communities Served:
    Adults, All Ages, Children, Seniors, Youth 
  • Main Catchment Area:
    Ontario, Toronto 
  • Languages:
    English 
  • Arts Focus:
    Community Arts, Visual Arts 
  • Main Community-Engaged Arts / Arts for Social Change Activities:
    o Regular arts drop-ins and art-meditation sessions leading to annual large-scale celebrations
    o Celebrations of seasonal and life cycle markers, creation of new rituals
    o internships, workshops, seminars, conferences
    o Forming long-term and transformative partnerships and collaborations
    o Renovating and transformation of indoors and outdoor spaces for our activities. 
  • Mandate/Mission:
    Making Room Community Arts is a radically inclusive, multi-disciplinary arts company in long-term residence at the Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre. We create celebrations and ceremonies, large and small out of the ground of everyday life.
    We seek to return art to its rightful place in everyday life as a bridge between our inner and exterior worlds. We do this by bringing together people, places and things that have been previously kept apart: noise and silence, action and contemplation, rest and movement, artists and non-artists, the housed and under-housed – all through a process of collaborative art-making.
    Mandate:
    • To ask fundamental questions through the creation of compelling art (artistic vision)
    • To explore contemplative and community arts practices (finding links)
    • To re-centre those who have been marginalized and stigmitized (community building)
    • To develop people’s skills and abilities through training and education opportunities (artist and member development) 
  • Main Contact Name:
    Michael Burtt, Artistic Director 
  • Phone:
    (416) 876-5951 
  • Main Contact Email:
    diggerburtt@gmail.com 
  • Website:
  • Address:
    208 Osler St.
    Toronto, ON  M6N 2Z1 

Last updated on 2013-08-30 02:00:41. Photos credit of: Michael Burtt & Joshua Barndt - Submitted by: Michael Burtt, Artist Director of Making Room, the resident community arts organization at PARC