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Red Dress Productions

Red Dress Productions is a not-for-profit arts company that works with/in communities on large-scale, community-engaged mosaic public artworks and interdisciplinary art and performance projects. Red Dress Productions grounds itself in the knowledge that community engaged art is an important contributor to the culture, vibrant neighbourhoods, and healthy communities. We are particularly interested in the interaction between community narratives and urban public space.

  • Status:
    Non-profit 
  • Main Communities Served:
    Adults, All Ages, Children, FNMI, Seniors, Youth, Everyone is welcome 
  • Main Catchment Area:
    Ontario, primarily downtown Toronto, however our projects have also had a province-wide and national reach 
  • Languages:
    English 
  • Arts Focus:
    Large-scale, community-engaged mosaic public artworks and interdisciplinary art and performance projects 
  • Main Community-Engaged Arts / Arts for Social Change Activities:
    Red Dress Productions has: Directly engaged 3500+ contributors in the conceptual development and building of 15 community engaged public artwork projects; produced 5 original interdisciplinary stage performances; toured to more than 10 urban and rural Canadian communities; and created 30 paid apprenticeship positions for youth under the age of 25. 
  • Mandate/Mission:
    Red Dress Productions’ itinerant studio works primarily in downtown Toronto, however our projects have also had a province-wide and national reach with staged works extending as far as Vancouver, B.C. and Kenora, ON.

    Red Dress Productions works to:
    • Produce original artwork that strives for innovation, technical excellence and that elicits dialogue and creative exchange across difference.
    • Transform public spaces with public art that reflects and engages the communities that live there.
    • Support self=presentation by providing artistic leadership, resources, tools, and mentorship toward collaborative artistic practices, particularly where the effects of oppression and inequity impede the well being of individuals and communities.
    • Increase civic engagement through public art.
    • Provide accessible art making opportunities by working with people of diverse abilities, skills, ages, identities,
    and experiences. Everyone is welcome and every contribution is valued.
    • Cultivate equity=seeking emerging artists by making mentorship, learning, and experimentation a central
    component of our work. 
  • Main Contact Name:
    Anna Camilleri, Artistic Co-Director 
  • Phone:
    (416) 629-8795 
  • Main Contact Email:
    reddressproductions@gmail.com 
  • Website:
  • Address:
    1320 Pape Ave.
    Toronto, ON  M4K 3X2 

Last updated on 2016-05-02 06:27:06. Photos credit of: Richard Rhyme, Katie Yealland, Anna Camilleri - Submitted by: Anna Camilleri, Artistic Co-Director