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Research Report: Impacts of the Pandemic on Indigenous Artists (Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance and the Indigenous Curatorial Collective)

2021 Research Report By Indigenuity For The Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance And Indigenous Curatorial Collective

In late spring 2021, partners Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance (IPAA) and the Indigenous Curatorial Collective (ICC) set out to study the impact of COVID-19 on Indigenous artists across Canada and in Toronto. With the many challenges born from the pandemic, it was vital to the health of the sector that this survey also give arts and culture workers the opportunity to identify positive impacts, both financial and creative.”

For more information and to read the full report, please visit:

-from Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance

Conversation Report: Community-Engaged Art in times of Physical Distancing (Arts Network Ottawa)

“On Thursday April 16, 2020 Arts Network Ottawa hosted an open forum conversation concerning the work of community-engaged artists in Ottawa amidst and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This conversation was an intended first step in coordinating a network of support and collaboration among community-engaged artists and the organizations who support their work through this time of crisis. 

Five main topics of concern emerged from the conversation:

  • Health and Wellness
  • Access and Equity
  • Working with Children
  • Performing Arts
  • Tech Innovation

Salient questions, concerns, ideas and resources from this initial conversation are included here.

Arts Network Ottawa is now collaborating with a number of artists and organizations involved in order to respond to the issues, concerns and questions raised in our discussions together via a series of webinars and virtual workshops which will delve deeper into each of these main topics. For information on programming as it is announced, sign up here.

If you to are concerned with like questions and want to join this on-going conversation and/or collaborate in the delivery of programming, please reach out to Madeleine Boyes-Manseau, Program Coordinator at programs[at] We are keen to connect the conversation we are having in Ottawa with like conversations and initiatives taking place across the country. 

This conversation was hosted as part of the Neighbourhood Arts Ottawa community-engaged arts residency program, a program of Arts Network Ottawa, funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Community Foundation of Ottawa.”

-from Arts Network Ottawa

Ressource à découvrir | Encadrer la communauté : manuel sur l’art axé sur la communauté

Encadrer la communauté : manuel sur l’art axé sur la communauté
Conseil des arts de l’Ontario | ON | 2017
Maggie Hutcheson

Encadrer la communautĂ© : manuel sur l’art axĂ© sur la communautĂ© contient des conseils sur la manière de mettre un projet au point. Il indique aussi les ressources disponibles, les sources de financement et offre des exemples de projets rĂ©cents que des artistes ont dirigĂ©s dans la province. Ce manuel est la nouvelle version du Manuel des arts communautaires> publiĂ© en 1998. Maggie Hutcheson – Ă©ducatrice, consultante et artiste qui exerce l’art communautaire – a Ă©tĂ© chargĂ©e d’examiner l’évolution de la pratique, des principes et des dĂ©marches de l’art axĂ© sur la communautĂ© en Ontario au cours des 20 dernières annĂ©es.”

Pour plus de ressources et outils GRATUITS comme celui-ci, consultez

Resource Highlight | Using the Creative Arts For Transformational Learning

Using the Creative Arts For Transformational Learning
Jumblies Theatre, The Canadian Popular Theatre Alliance of Nova Scotia, and People Development
NS | 2015
Tessa Mendel

“Grounded in a theoretical and practical exploration of critical approaches to personal and social change, Using the Creative Arts for Transformational Learning offers educators, artists, and community workers an innovative approach to using the creative arts in their work. This comprehensive resource develops an original learning model for using the creative arts to understand and address fundamental issues in our lives and in our society.”

Published in collaboration with Jumblies Theatre,The Canadian Popular Theatre Alliance of Nova Scotia and People Development.

To learn more about this resource and to purchase a copy, please visit

Click on the ArtBridges Resource Portal listing for more details.

Image courtesy of Maureen St. Clair

Resource Highlight | Framing Community – A Community-Engaged Art Workbook (Ontario Arts Council)

Framing Community – A Community-Engaged Art Workbook
Ontario Arts Council | ON | 2017

Framing Community – A Community-Engaged Art Workbook provides guidance on how to develop projects and points to resources, references and funding sources and offers examples of recent artist-led projects in the province. It is the new version of an earlier workbook, Another Vital Link, published in 1998. Community-engaged artist, educator and consultant Maggie Hutcheson was commissioned to look at how the practice, its principles and processes have evolved in Ontario over the past 20 years.”

Click through the ArtBridges Resource Portal to learn more.

ArtBridges Tips & Tools Series #4: Integrated Arts & Dance

Image by Heath Birkholz

“We, Heath Birkholz and Harmanie Taylor, have been given this great opportunity to share knowledge about integrated dance. We thought hard on what we each could offer for Tips and Tools about disability arts, and hope our experiences can guide other artists or a general audience.

To you the reader, wherever you are reading this from: choose your own path. We are honoured if you take anything we wrote and fashion it to your life. It is our hope to get a chance to talk or that you can talk with others about what you think regarding our tips and tools.”

TipTools-IntegratedArtsDanceClick here for the full ArtBridges Tips & Tools: Integrated Arts & Dance. For more FREE resources and tools like this, please visit the ArtBridges Resource Portal or reach Skye Louis, ArtBridges Info Resource Developer at

Integrated Arts & Dance was written by Heath Birkholz and Harmanie Taylor, coordinated by Emily Hutcheon, compiled by Skye Louis.
The 2016 ArtBridges Tips & Tools Series is funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

ToileDesArts – La recherche de base pour « OĂą en est l’art pour le changement social ? Rapport sur l’état de la situation au Canada »


ToileDesArts - La recherche de base

ToileDesArts – La recherche de base


Au début de l’année 2016, ArtBridges/ToileDesArts a collaboré à la production du document Où en est l’art pour le changement social ? Rapport sur l’état de la situation au Canada, un projet de l’ASC! Project. Dans le cadre de ce partenariat, ArtBridges/ToileDesArts a réalisé la recherche de base pour ce document. Voici une synthèse de l’ensemble de cette recherche préliminaire.

La version finale du rapport Où en est l’art pour le changement social est accessible à l’adresse suivante :

ArtBridges/ToileDesArts’ background research summary for STATE of the ART



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ArtBridges/ToileDesArts and the ASC! Project collaborated on ASC! Project’s STATE of the ART: A Report on Art for Social Change (ASC) in Canada in early 2016. ArtBridges conducted background research on behalf of the paper as a result of the community partnership. This report is a summary of ArtBridges’ complete and preliminary research for the paper.

Please see ASC! Project’s website for the final version of the STATE of the ART report.

OÙ EN EST L’ART pour le CHANGEMENT SOCIAL AU CANADA? : Rapport sur l’état de la situation au Canada (2016)


Rapport sur l’état de la situation au Canada (2016)

Partout au Canada et dans le monde, des artistes animent des processus artistiques participatifs avec différentes collectivités dans le but de générer un changement social favorable. Depuis 2013, l’Art for Social Change Project (ASC!), un projet de recherche national de cinq ans financé par le Conseil de recherche en sciences humaines du Canada (CRSH), s’attarde à mieux comprendre l’évolution de ces pratiques au Canada, plus particulièrement en ce qui a trait à l’évaluation, à l’enseignement et à l’apprentissage, et enfin aux partenariats. Destiné au public (et non pas à un lectorat universitaire), ce rapport intermédiaire vise à fournir un aperçu des découvertes des deux premières années et demie du projet. TÉLÉCHARGER LE PDF EN FRANÇAIS.

-source : ASC
Lire le profil d’International Centre of Art for Social Change dans notre rĂ©pertoire et carte de l’art communautaire au Canada

STATE of the ART: A Report on Art for Social Change (ASC) in Canada


STATE of the ART: A Report on Art for Social Change (ASC) in Canada (2016)

Across Canada and around the world, artists are working with diverse communities to create positive social change through processes of participatory art making. Since 2013, the ASC! Project, a five-year, national research project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), has been working to better understand how these practices are evolving in Canada, particularly in the areas of evaluation, teaching and learning, and partnerships. This interim report is designed for public, non-academic audiences and is intended to provide a snapshot of some of our findings about art for social change work gleaned from the first two and a half years of our research. DOWNLOAD THE REPORT PDF.

-source: ASC website
Read International Centre of Art for Social Change’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map