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Discovering Delight: Creative Writing Workshop for BIPOC Creatives (Regent Park Film Festival)

“For those of us who identify as Indigenous, Black, and/or people of colour, we are asked all too often to default to our stories of hardships, trauma, and oppression. But we are all of that and so much more. Our stories are beautiful, heartbreaking, uplifting, contradictory, and constantly unfolding. What does it mean to lather ourselves in joy? To indulge ourselves in delight? This writing workshop is an attempt to dip our toes in exactly that. No writing experience necessary!”

For more information, please visit:

-from Regent Park Film Festival

Walls For All: An Online Panel Talk & Brainstorming Session

A Panel and Brainstorming Jam for women & gender diverse street artists
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 | 2pm-4pm
Online using Zoom
FREE | Register via EventBrite
Featuring Panelists Fiya Bruxa, Claire Browne, Jacquie Comrie, and Danielle Hyde

Although more women and gender diverse muralists have become established and well-known artists over the years, mural art has traditionally been -and continues to be- a (mostly white) male dominated field full of barriers and challenges for gender diverse artists. How can we create more space for women and gender diverse creators to participate in street art culture? How can we help these artists tackle many of the barriers they face? Join Mural Routes and East End Arts for an afternoon of learning and brainstorming with some of the best artists in the street art world to jam on how to make our streets for everyone, and our Walls for All!”

For more information, please visit:

-from East End Arts

Workshop: Rebuilding the Circle (Project: Humanity, Toronto)

“We invite you to sign up for a 2-day paid workshop exploring tools of care in theatre process and practice called rebuilding the circle.

What is being in right relationship with ourselves?
What keeps us in relationship with others?
What might we need to be in right relation?

We will be engaging in creative collaboration from a trauma-informed and somatic lens; touching on neurobiology and the nervous system, accountability, ethics & values, and holistic health. This will be a space to reflect on the current culture in the theatre community and how we can work internally and relationally to rebuild the circle. Theatre artists of all walks of life and disciplines are welcome. This is a pilot workshop that is part of a larger research process. Participants will be asked to give feedback that will be incorporated in future iterations.

The deadline to sign up is 12:00pm EST on Tuesday the 22nd. The Google Form to sign up is here:

For more information, please visit Project: Humanity’s Facebook page.

-from Project: Humanity

IndigenousGround Training Program (Raven Spirit Dance)

Join us this December for IndigenousGround Training (IGT) Program which will take place both online and in-person in Vancouver, BC

December 8th – 11th Raven Spirit will be hosting our IndigenousGround Training Intensive. This year it will take place both online and in-person on the unceded and Ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, also known as Vancouver, BC.

We are bringing together an amazing faculty of Indigenous artists and guest speakers who will be sharing their experience and knowledge with a focus on creative process, choreography, and grounding artistic expression in a variety of Indigenous dance forms and practices.

IGT is a space created for Indigenous artists to come together to learn, discover and deepen their creative practice through a series of Master classes, creation-based workshops and circle conversations with mentors and peers. We centre an Indigenous worldview and celebrate Indigenous voices and creative expression. It is an opportunity to engage through movement and inspiration, to arrive deep into our own bodies and our lands, and to share this with one another.

We also have a number of community and Master classes for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous participants to join us in the circle and dance and learn together.”

For more information, please visit:

-from Raven Spirit Dance

Webinar: Arts-Based Approaches to Advancing Youth Mental Health & Wellbeing (Nov 7 & 8)

“What are the benefits of arts-based programming for youth, and how do these approaches support and improve mental health and wellbeing? How can art be used to mitigate social inequities? What strategies can you incorporate in your work with young people?

Join us for this interactive 2-part webinar series on improving mental health literacy and delivering engaging and supportive arts-based programming to advance youth wellbeing.

Part 1: Arts-Based Approaches Informed by Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) | Monday, November 7, 2022 | 1PM to 2:30PM ET

Part 2: Promising Practices in Action | Tuesday, November 8, 2022 | 1PM to 2:30PM ET”

For more information, please visit:

-from YouthREX

ArtReach Evaluation 101 Workshop (Toronto)

“Curious about how you can improve your evaluation processes? Interested in identifying what kinds of data can tell the story of your program’s impact and legacy?

Evaluation not only provides tools to understand, measure, and track the intended outcomes and impact of our programs, it also helps to understand the diverse needs of the communities we serve and how we can better prepare ourselves to meet those needs in the future. Surveys, storytelling, and art-based activities are some of the powerful evaluation tools that, when used correctly, can not only demonstrate the benefits of our work but help us improve the program to deliver more impactful youth programs.

This interactive workshop will provide an overview of conducting program evaluation in the youth-serving sector. It will explore creative strategies and tools for collecting data and sharing it with others, moving evaluation beyond reporting requirements to truly strengthen programming.”

For more information, please visit: and

-from ArtReach

Community Arts Canopy Town Hall – Community Arts & Digital Practice During COVID

“Last summer and through the fall and winter we worked with Nordicity and the Toronto Arts Foundation to investigate the dynamic shift to digital and virtual spaces for Community Arts (CA) organizations, practitioners, and Local Arts Service Organizations (LASOs) in Toronto.

This project aimed to assess the effectiveness of strategies and practices that we’ve all been using in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the challenges/barriers that we have encountered in moving to virtual models.

The report tools and supports that could help strengthen the abilities of Community Arts organizations and practitioners to serve their communities virtually, even as we’ve returned to in-person programming.

Who is this session for?

  • Community Arts Organizations, Service Organizations and Workers
  • Community Arts Practitioners and Facilitators

What can I expect?

At the Townhall we’ll hear about this report, hear from the City of Toronto about the status of their Community Development Review and later have a chance to brainstorm and share best practices in supportive and safe breakout rooms. You can view this report here

For more information, please visit:

-from Community Arts Canopy

Piece by Piece: Online Mosaic Workshops for Seniors (Mural Routes)

“Mural Routes is thrilled to announce that we will be hosting three series of online mosaic making workshops for seniors who reside in Scarborough and North York, in 2022. Mosaic artist Cristina Delago will lead a total of 10 workshops per series in which participants will work on a small mosaic keepsake for themselves, as well as one larger piece to contribute to a community mosaic project that will be assembled at the end of the series.

Workshops will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with their respective times on the following dates:

Series 1: Scarborough Residents
October 21, 2022 – November 11, 2022
9:30am – 12:00pm

Series 2: Scarborough Residents
October 21, 2022 – November 11, 2022
1:30pm – 4:00pm

Series 3: North York Residents
November 14, 2022 – December 5, 2022
1:30pm – 4:00pm

Mural Routes will supply and safely deliver all the materials needed to participate in the program. We will also be able to provide some participants with the tech equipment necessary to join the online workshops.

Online through Zoom. A link to join the sessions will be shared with participants. 

INSTRUCTOR: Cristina Delago

COST: Free”

For more information, please visit:

-from Mural Routes

SKETCH presents Threads of Resistance: Critical Dialogue on Art & Activism

“Join us for Threads of Resistance – a collaborative exhibition of SKETCH in its 25th celebrations.

While teasing out key learning moments for SKETCH and its surrounding contexts, artists have created and curated original works expressing journeys of resistance. Together we hope to honour the ancestry in community arts, the stories of making SKETCH and tell a collective story to inspire socially more art and activism for just and liberatory futures.

OPENING: Thursday, November 3 | 5-8pm

Doors open at 5pm. Artists’ Presentation at 6:30pm

Exhibition: November 4-15 , Public Hours: 11-7pm

Don’t miss our Night Market!

November 18 and 19 | 4-11pm

Withrow Common Gallery . 200 Prince’s Blvd. at the CNE in Toronto

Exhibiting Artists:

Ashley Beerdat
Emmerson Outlaw
Bert Whitecrow
Martin Gomez
Ashton NightHawk
Renaissance (aka social_anti)
Dev Ramsawahki
Özge Dilan Arslan

With curation and exhibition support from Phyllis Novak, Rose Gutierrez and Kerry Boileau”

For more information, please visit:

-from SKETCH

Indigenous Artists Community Conversation Circle

“Toronto Arts Council (TAC) welcomes Indigenous artists to an informal conversation about how Indigenous arts communities are responding to the current Toronto Art(s) landscape. This will be a community exchange with speakers and attendees invited to share their stories, knowledge and resources, and network in community. We hope to create space for artists to explore how others are being innovative in their practice and what unique opportunities and challenges exist amidst the ever changing sector. We’ll also be sharing funding opportunities available for Indigenous artists through TAC’s Indigenous Arts Program led by Program Manager, Catherine Tammaro.”

For more information, please visit:

-from Toronto Arts Council