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Community Arts Practice Foundations CourseCreative Manitoba, Winnipeg | MB

A limited number of subsidies are available for Creative Manitoba members. If cost is a barrier to participation, please contact Carol Finlay education@creativemanitoba.ca or phone 204-927-2787

Are you interested in art for social change? Community Arts signifies a particular art making practice, emphasizing community involvement and collaboration, often with people who may not otherwise actively engage in the arts. Community Arts is distinct from other arts practices as it is the creative processes and relationships developed with community to make the art that defines it, not the art form or genre itself. Guiding principles are that the activity is by, with and for the communities; the artists are highly skilled; and the activities reflect the energy and qualities of the community.

From Friday to Sunday, January 12–14, we’re offering a course on how to manage a community arts project with Kerri Twigg, who is also a whiz at career development. (Look her up on LinkedIn–she has more than 3,000 followers!) Around that time we’ll be partnering with Jumblies Theatre from Toronto and The Edge Gallery and Urban Art Centre in Winnipeg to host a community arts project called Four Lands. We invite you to participate in the project to gain hands-on experience and valuable national connections. You can be an artist in any artistic discipline to participate in the course and in the Four Lands project.

This course is ideal for:
Artists and community members who are curious about the practice of community-engaged arts and want to learn more
independent artists working on current or future projects in community settings where the goal is to engage community
artists who want to apply to lead With Artor Youth With Art projects through the Winnipeg Arts Council
artists who want to gain skills for working in the Manitoba Arts Council’s Artists in Schools Residenciesand ArtsSmarts programs
arts or community-based organizations who want to upskill program staff responsible for arts-based community outreach or social change work
arts and community-based organizations and change makers who want to learn how to collaborate to produce community-engaged projects and programs

Cancellation policy
Creative Manitoba reserves the right to cancel or postpone any event where a minimum registration level has not been met. Participants registered for an event that is cancelled by Creative Manitoba will receive a full refund.

Registrants may cancel up to one week before the event to receive a full refund. No refunds will be issued to registrants who cancel within one week of the event start date. No refunds will be issued for registrants who do not attend.

Substitute participants are allowed in most cases, but not all. Please check with us ahead of time if you wish to send a substitute participant by calling 204-927-2787.

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