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Deadline Today! – Submit your ArtBridges award nomination! / Soumettez votre candidature pour les prix honorifiques!

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ArtBridges/ToileDesArts is now collecting nominations for the 6th Annual Recognition Awards for community-engaged arts initiatives, community partners and ArtBridges’ Member initiatives.

We would like to take this opportunity to help lift up community-engaged arts initiatives during the pandemic. We’d like to highlight your stories of innovation, resiliency, and creativity during these unbelievably challenging and unprecedented times. Perhaps your story will be an inspiration to someone else. Perhaps new connections will be made, ideas spawned and amplified, and support generated. Let’s hear about the amazing work that continues to happen in this field, despite everything, because of everything!

These awards will showcase remarkable work in community-engaged arts taking place in Canada. There are three categories:
1) Innovation 
2) Resiliency 
3) Creativity 

One award will be given in each category. Each award-winning initiative will receive a certificate and $300 award as well as recognition on the ArtBridges hub. You can apply for one, two or all three, award categories. The awards jury will be comprised of three active leaders in community arts in Canada. The Awards are sponsored by the Ruth Mandel – WHO GIVES FUND.

You are eligible to nominate a community-engaged arts initiative that you are involved with or one you would like to support. To be considered, please fill out the attached one-page nomination form http://goo.gl/forms/Unv1GClZHm and submit it back to ArtBridges by November 30th, 2020.

Past recipients include SExT: Sex Education by TheatreRed Dress ProductionsSister WritesBlueprint PathwaysSarasvĂ ti ProductionsOpen Field CollectiveDAREartsMUArtHeart Community Art Centre4Cs Foundation’s Art Bikers ProgramVIBE ArtsThe Sustainable Thinking and Expression on Public Space Initiative (STEPS), OtahpiaakiCirque Hors Piste – Cirkaskina – National Social Circus Gathering / Rencontre nationale en cirqueThinking Rock Community Arts (TRCA

Please contact us at tiffany@artbridges.ca if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Tiffany Nyklickova
ArtBridges Membership Developer

& Seanna Connell
Director

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ArtBridges/ToileDesArts lance un appel de candidatures pour la sixiĂšme Ă©dition de ses Prix honorifiques annuels soulignant le travail remarquable de ses membres, des projets ou organismes d’art communautaires Ɠuvrant au Canada.

Nous souhaitons en profiter pour remonter le moral des troupes en ces temps de pandĂ©mie. Nous voulons mettre en lumiĂšre l’innovation, la rĂ©silience et la crĂ©ativitĂ© dont vous faites preuve pour faire face Ă  cette situation pĂ©nible et complĂštement nouvelle. Votre histoire peut inspirer d’autres personnes et faire naĂźtre de nouveaux liens, de nouvelles idĂ©es, de nouvelles façons de se soutenir. Nous voulons nous nourrir de l’extraordinaire travail effectuĂ© dans le milieu de l’art communautaire, malgrĂ© toutes les difficultĂ©s, pour pallier toutes les difficultĂ©s!

Il y a trois catĂ©gories, pour chacune desquelles un prix sera remis :
1) Innovation
2) RĂ©silience
3) CrĂ©ativitĂ©

Chaque organisme ou projet gagnant recevra un certificat ainsi qu’un prix de 300 $ et sera publiquement reconnu sur le site d’ArtBridges/ToileDesArts. Vous pouvez soumettre votre candidature pour une, deux ou trois catĂ©gories. Le jury sera composĂ© de trois personnes jouant un rĂŽle de leader dans le milieu de l’art communautaire au Canada. Les prix sont commanditĂ©s par la fondation Ruth Mandel – WHO GIVES FUND.

Vous pouvez soumettre la candidature de l’organisme pour lequel vous travaillez ou avec lequel vous collaborez, ou celle d’un autre organisme dont vous voulez soutenir le travail. Pour participer, veuillez remplir le bref formulaire ci-joint http://goo.gl/forms/smLYWhmDht et nous le retourner d’ici le 30 novembre 2020.

Voici les rĂ©cipiendaires des annĂ©es passĂ©es : SExT: Sex Education by TheatreRed Dress ProductionsSister WritesBlueprint PathwaysSarasvĂ ti ProductionsOpen Field CollectiveDAREartsMUArtHeart Community Art Centre4Cs Foundation’s Art Bikers ProgramVIBE Arts et The Sustainable Thinking and Expression on Public Space Initiative (STEPS), OtahpiaakiCirque Hors Piste – Cirkaskina – National Social Circus Gathering / Rencontre nationale en cirqueThinking Rock Community Arts (TRCA).

Communiquez avec nous Ă  l’adresse courriel tiffany@artbridges.ca si vous avez des questions!

Chaleureusement,

Tiffany Nyklickova
Responsable de la campagne d’adhĂ©sion 

& Seanna Connell
Directrice

Submit your ArtBridges award nomination! / Soumettez votre candidature pour les prix honorifiques!

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is logoemail.1.png

ArtBridges/ToileDesArts is now collecting nominations for the 6th Annual Recognition Awards for community-engaged arts initiatives, community partners and ArtBridges’ Member initiatives.

We would like to take this opportunity to help lift up community-engaged arts initiatives during the pandemic. We’d like to highlight your stories of innovation, resiliency, and creativity during these unbelievably challenging and unprecedented times. Perhaps your story will be an inspiration to someone else. Perhaps new connections will be made, ideas spawned and amplified, and support generated. Let’s hear about the amazing work that continues to happen in this field, despite everything, because of everything!

These awards will showcase remarkable work in community-engaged arts taking place in Canada. There are three categories:
1) Innovation 
2) Resiliency 
3) Creativity 

One award will be given in each category. Each award-winning initiative will receive a certificate and $300 award as well as recognition on the ArtBridges hub. You can apply for one, two or all three, award categories. The awards jury will be comprised of three active leaders in community arts in Canada. The Awards are sponsored by the Ruth Mandel – WHO GIVES FUND.

You are eligible to nominate a community-engaged arts initiative that you are involved with or one you would like to support. To be considered, please fill out the attached one-page nomination form http://goo.gl/forms/Unv1GClZHm and submit it back to ArtBridges by November 30th, 2020.

Past recipients include SExT: Sex Education by TheatreRed Dress ProductionsSister WritesBlueprint PathwaysSarasvĂ ti ProductionsOpen Field CollectiveDAREartsMUArtHeart Community Art Centre4Cs Foundation’s Art Bikers ProgramVIBE ArtsThe Sustainable Thinking and Expression on Public Space Initiative (STEPS), OtahpiaakiCirque Hors Piste – Cirkaskina – National Social Circus Gathering / Rencontre nationale en cirqueThinking Rock Community Arts (TRCA

Please contact us at tiffany@artbridges.ca if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Tiffany Nyklickova
ArtBridges Membership Developer

& Seanna Connell
Director

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ArtBridges/ToileDesArts lance un appel de candidatures pour la sixiĂšme Ă©dition de ses Prix honorifiques annuels soulignant le travail remarquable de ses membres, des projets ou organismes d’art communautaires Ɠuvrant au Canada.

Nous souhaitons en profiter pour remonter le moral des troupes en ces temps de pandĂ©mie. Nous voulons mettre en lumiĂšre l’innovation, la rĂ©silience et la crĂ©ativitĂ© dont vous faites preuve pour faire face Ă  cette situation pĂ©nible et complĂštement nouvelle. Votre histoire peut inspirer d’autres personnes et faire naĂźtre de nouveaux liens, de nouvelles idĂ©es, de nouvelles façons de se soutenir. Nous voulons nous nourrir de l’extraordinaire travail effectuĂ© dans le milieu de l’art communautaire, malgrĂ© toutes les difficultĂ©s, pour pallier toutes les difficultĂ©s!

Il y a trois catĂ©gories, pour chacune desquelles un prix sera remis :
1) Innovation
2) RĂ©silience
3) CrĂ©ativitĂ©

Chaque organisme ou projet gagnant recevra un certificat ainsi qu’un prix de 300 $ et sera publiquement reconnu sur le site d’ArtBridges/ToileDesArts. Vous pouvez soumettre votre candidature pour une, deux ou trois catĂ©gories. Le jury sera composĂ© de trois personnes jouant un rĂŽle de leader dans le milieu de l’art communautaire au Canada. Les prix sont commanditĂ©s par la fondation Ruth Mandel – WHO GIVES FUND.

Vous pouvez soumettre la candidature de l’organisme pour lequel vous travaillez ou avec lequel vous collaborez, ou celle d’un autre organisme dont vous voulez soutenir le travail. Pour participer, veuillez remplir le bref formulaire ci-joint http://goo.gl/forms/smLYWhmDht et nous le retourner d’ici le 30 novembre 2020.

Voici les rĂ©cipiendaires des annĂ©es passĂ©es : SExT: Sex Education by TheatreRed Dress ProductionsSister WritesBlueprint PathwaysSarasvĂ ti ProductionsOpen Field CollectiveDAREartsMUArtHeart Community Art Centre4Cs Foundation’s Art Bikers ProgramVIBE Arts et The Sustainable Thinking and Expression on Public Space Initiative (STEPS), OtahpiaakiCirque Hors Piste – Cirkaskina – National Social Circus Gathering / Rencontre nationale en cirqueThinking Rock Community Arts (TRCA).

Communiquez avec nous Ă  l’adresse courriel tiffany@artbridges.ca si vous avez des questions!

Chaleureusement,

Tiffany Nyklickova
Responsable de la campagne d’adhĂ©sion 

& Seanna Connell
Directrice

Submit your ArtBridges award nomination! / Soumettez votre candidature pour les prix honorifiques!

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is logoemail.1.png

ArtBridges/ToileDesArts is now collecting nominations for the 6th Annual Recognition Awards for community-engaged arts initiatives, community partners and ArtBridges’ Member initiatives.

We would like to take this opportunity to help lift up community-engaged arts initiatives during the pandemic. We’d like to highlight your stories of innovation, resiliency, and creativity during these unbelievably challenging and unprecedented times. Perhaps your story will be an inspiration to someone else. Perhaps new connections will be made, ideas spawned and amplified, and support generated. Let’s hear about the amazing work that continues to happen in this field, despite everything, because of everything!

These awards will showcase remarkable work in community-engaged arts taking place in Canada. There are three categories:
1) Innovation 
2) Resiliency 
3) Creativity 

One award will be given in each category. Each award-winning initiative will receive a certificate and $300 award as well as recognition on the ArtBridges hub. You can apply for one, two or all three, award categories. The awards jury will be comprised of three active leaders in community arts in Canada. The Awards are sponsored by the Ruth Mandel – WHO GIVES FUND.

You are eligible to nominate a community-engaged arts initiative that you are involved with or one you would like to support. To be considered, please fill out the attached one-page nomination form http://goo.gl/forms/Unv1GClZHm and submit it back to ArtBridges by November 30th, 2020.

Past recipients include SExT: Sex Education by TheatreRed Dress ProductionsSister WritesBlueprint PathwaysSarasvĂ ti ProductionsOpen Field CollectiveDAREartsMUArtHeart Community Art Centre4Cs Foundation’s Art Bikers ProgramVIBE ArtsThe Sustainable Thinking and Expression on Public Space Initiative (STEPS), OtahpiaakiCirque Hors Piste – Cirkaskina – National Social Circus Gathering / Rencontre nationale en cirqueThinking Rock Community Arts (TRCA

Please contact us at tiffany@artbridges.ca if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Tiffany Nyklickova
ArtBridges Membership Developer

& Seanna Connell
Director

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ArtBridges/ToileDesArts lance un appel de candidatures pour la sixiĂšme Ă©dition de ses Prix honorifiques annuels soulignant le travail remarquable de ses membres, des projets ou organismes d’art communautaires Ɠuvrant au Canada.

Nous souhaitons en profiter pour remonter le moral des troupes en ces temps de pandĂ©mie. Nous voulons mettre en lumiĂšre l’innovation, la rĂ©silience et la crĂ©ativitĂ© dont vous faites preuve pour faire face Ă  cette situation pĂ©nible et complĂštement nouvelle. Votre histoire peut inspirer d’autres personnes et faire naĂźtre de nouveaux liens, de nouvelles idĂ©es, de nouvelles façons de se soutenir. Nous voulons nous nourrir de l’extraordinaire travail effectuĂ© dans le milieu de l’art communautaire, malgrĂ© toutes les difficultĂ©s, pour pallier toutes les difficultĂ©s!

Il y a trois catĂ©gories, pour chacune desquelles un prix sera remis :
1) Innovation
2) RĂ©silience
3) CrĂ©ativitĂ©

Chaque organisme ou projet gagnant recevra un certificat ainsi qu’un prix de 300 $ et sera publiquement reconnu sur le site d’ArtBridges/ToileDesArts. Vous pouvez soumettre votre candidature pour une, deux ou trois catĂ©gories. Le jury sera composĂ© de trois personnes jouant un rĂŽle de leader dans le milieu de l’art communautaire au Canada. Les prix sont commanditĂ©s par la fondation Ruth Mandel – WHO GIVES FUND.

Vous pouvez soumettre la candidature de l’organisme pour lequel vous travaillez ou avec lequel vous collaborez, ou celle d’un autre organisme dont vous voulez soutenir le travail. Pour participer, veuillez remplir le bref formulaire ci-joint http://goo.gl/forms/smLYWhmDht et nous le retourner d’ici le 30 novembre 2020.

Voici les rĂ©cipiendaires des annĂ©es passĂ©es : SExT: Sex Education by TheatreRed Dress ProductionsSister WritesBlueprint PathwaysSarasvĂ ti ProductionsOpen Field CollectiveDAREartsMUArtHeart Community Art Centre4Cs Foundation’s Art Bikers ProgramVIBE Arts et The Sustainable Thinking and Expression on Public Space Initiative (STEPS), OtahpiaakiCirque Hors Piste – Cirkaskina – National Social Circus Gathering / Rencontre nationale en cirqueThinking Rock Community Arts (TRCA).

Communiquez avec nous Ă  l’adresse courriel tiffany@artbridges.ca si vous avez des questions!

Chaleureusement,

Tiffany Nyklickova
Responsable de la campagne d’adhĂ©sion 

& Seanna Connell
Directrice

Submit your ArtBridges award nomination! / Soumettez votre candidature pour les prix honorifiques!

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is logoemail.1.png

ArtBridges/ToileDesArts is now collecting nominations for the 6th Annual Recognition Awards for community-engaged arts initiatives, community partners and ArtBridges’ Member initiatives.

We would like to take this opportunity to help lift up community-engaged arts initiatives during the pandemic. We’d like to highlight your stories of innovation, resiliency, and creativity during these unbelievably challenging and unprecedented times. Perhaps your story will be an inspiration to someone else. Perhaps new connections will be made, ideas spawned and amplified, and support generated. Let’s hear about the amazing work that continues to happen in this field, despite everything, because of everything!

These awards will showcase remarkable work in community-engaged arts taking place in Canada. There are three categories:
1) Innovation 
2) Resiliency 
3) Creativity 

One award will be given in each category. Each award-winning initiative will receive a certificate and $300 award as well as recognition on the ArtBridges hub. You can apply for one, two or all three, award categories. The awards jury will be comprised of three active leaders in community arts in Canada. The Awards are sponsored by the Ruth Mandel – WHO GIVES FUND.

You are eligible to nominate a community-engaged arts initiative that you are involved with or one you would like to support. To be considered, please fill out the attached one-page nomination form http://goo.gl/forms/Unv1GClZHm and submit it back to ArtBridges by November 30th, 2020.

Past recipients include SExT: Sex Education by TheatreRed Dress ProductionsSister WritesBlueprint PathwaysSarasvĂ ti ProductionsOpen Field CollectiveDAREartsMUArtHeart Community Art Centre4Cs Foundation’s Art Bikers ProgramVIBE ArtsThe Sustainable Thinking and Expression on Public Space Initiative (STEPS), OtahpiaakiCirque Hors Piste – Cirkaskina – National Social Circus Gathering / Rencontre nationale en cirqueThinking Rock Community Arts (TRCA

Please contact us at tiffany@artbridges.ca if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Tiffany Nyklickova
ArtBridges Membership Developer

& Seanna Connell
Director

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ArtBridges/ToileDesArts lance un appel de candidatures pour la sixiĂšme Ă©dition de ses Prix honorifiques annuels soulignant le travail remarquable de ses membres, des projets ou organismes d’art communautaires Ɠuvrant au Canada.

Nous souhaitons en profiter pour remonter le moral des troupes en ces temps de pandĂ©mie. Nous voulons mettre en lumiĂšre l’innovation, la rĂ©silience et la crĂ©ativitĂ© dont vous faites preuve pour faire face Ă  cette situation pĂ©nible et complĂštement nouvelle. Votre histoire peut inspirer d’autres personnes et faire naĂźtre de nouveaux liens, de nouvelles idĂ©es, de nouvelles façons de se soutenir. Nous voulons nous nourrir de l’extraordinaire travail effectuĂ© dans le milieu de l’art communautaire, malgrĂ© toutes les difficultĂ©s, pour pallier toutes les difficultĂ©s!

Il y a trois catĂ©gories, pour chacune desquelles un prix sera remis :
1) Innovation
2) RĂ©silience
3) CrĂ©ativitĂ©

Chaque organisme ou projet gagnant recevra un certificat ainsi qu’un prix de 300 $ et sera publiquement reconnu sur le site d’ArtBridges/ToileDesArts. Vous pouvez soumettre votre candidature pour une, deux ou trois catĂ©gories. Le jury sera composĂ© de trois personnes jouant un rĂŽle de leader dans le milieu de l’art communautaire au Canada. Les prix sont commanditĂ©s par la fondation Ruth Mandel – WHO GIVES FUND.

Vous pouvez soumettre la candidature de l’organisme pour lequel vous travaillez ou avec lequel vous collaborez, ou celle d’un autre organisme dont vous voulez soutenir le travail. Pour participer, veuillez remplir le bref formulaire ci-joint http://goo.gl/forms/smLYWhmDht et nous le retourner d’ici le 30 novembre 2020.

Voici les rĂ©cipiendaires des annĂ©es passĂ©es : SExT: Sex Education by TheatreRed Dress ProductionsSister WritesBlueprint PathwaysSarasvĂ ti ProductionsOpen Field CollectiveDAREartsMUArtHeart Community Art Centre4Cs Foundation’s Art Bikers ProgramVIBE Arts et The Sustainable Thinking and Expression on Public Space Initiative (STEPS), OtahpiaakiCirque Hors Piste – Cirkaskina – National Social Circus Gathering / Rencontre nationale en cirqueThinking Rock Community Arts (TRCA).

Communiquez avec nous Ă  l’adresse courriel tiffany@artbridges.ca si vous avez des questions!

Chaleureusement,

Tiffany Nyklickova
Responsable de la campagne d’adhĂ©sion 

& Seanna Connell
Directrice

Submit your ArtBridges award nomination! / Soumettez votre candidature pour les prix honorifiques!

ArtBridges/ToileDesArts is now collecting nominations for the 6th Annual Recognition Awards for community-engaged arts initiatives, community partners and ArtBridges’ Member initiatives.

We would like to take this opportunity to help lift up community-engaged arts initiatives during the pandemic. We’d like to highlight your stories of innovation, resiliency, and creativity during these unbelievably challenging and unprecedented times. Perhaps your story will be an inspiration to someone else. Perhaps new connections will be made, ideas spawned and amplified, and support generated. Let’s hear about the amazing work that continues to happen in this field, despite everything, because of everything!

These awards will showcase remarkable work in community-engaged arts taking place in Canada. There are three categories:
1) Innovation 
2) Resiliency 
3) Creativity 

One award will be given in each category. Each award-winning initiative will receive a certificate and $300 award as well as recognition on the ArtBridges hub. You can apply for one, two or all three, award categories. The awards jury will be comprised of three active leaders in community arts in Canada. The Awards are sponsored by the Ruth Mandel – WHO GIVES FUND.

You are eligible to nominate a community-engaged arts initiative that you are involved with or one you would like to support. To be considered, please fill out the attached one-page nomination form http://goo.gl/forms/Unv1GClZHm and submit it back to ArtBridges by November 30th, 2020.

Past recipients include SExT: Sex Education by TheatreRed Dress ProductionsSister WritesBlueprint PathwaysSarasvĂ ti ProductionsOpen Field CollectiveDAREartsMUArtHeart Community Art Centre4Cs Foundation’s Art Bikers ProgramVIBE ArtsThe Sustainable Thinking and Expression on Public Space Initiative (STEPS), OtahpiaakiCirque Hors Piste – Cirkaskina – National Social Circus Gathering / Rencontre nationale en cirqueThinking Rock Community Arts (TRCA

Please contact us at tiffany@artbridges.ca if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Tiffany Nyklickova
ArtBridges Membership Developer

& Seanna Connell
Director

ArtBridges/ToileDesArts lance un appel de candidatures pour la sixiĂšme Ă©dition de ses Prix honorifiques annuels soulignant le travail remarquable de ses membres, des projets ou organismes d’art communautaires Ɠuvrant au Canada.

Nous souhaitons en profiter pour remonter le moral des troupes en ces temps de pandĂ©mie. Nous voulons mettre en lumiĂšre l’innovation, la rĂ©silience et la crĂ©ativitĂ© dont vous faites preuve pour faire face Ă  cette situation pĂ©nible et complĂštement nouvelle. Votre histoire peut inspirer d’autres personnes et faire naĂźtre de nouveaux liens, de nouvelles idĂ©es, de nouvelles façons de se soutenir. Nous voulons nous nourrir de l’extraordinaire travail effectuĂ© dans le milieu de l’art communautaire, malgrĂ© toutes les difficultĂ©s, pour pallier toutes les difficultĂ©s!

Il y a trois catĂ©gories, pour chacune desquelles un prix sera remis :
1) Innovation
2) RĂ©silience
3) CrĂ©ativitĂ©

Chaque organisme ou projet gagnant recevra un certificat ainsi qu’un prix de 300 $ et sera publiquement reconnu sur le site d’ArtBridges/ToileDesArts. Vous pouvez soumettre votre candidature pour une, deux ou trois catĂ©gories. Le jury sera composĂ© de trois personnes jouant un rĂŽle de leader dans le milieu de l’art communautaire au Canada. Les prix sont commanditĂ©s par la fondation Ruth Mandel – WHO GIVES FUND.

Vous pouvez soumettre la candidature de l’organisme pour lequel vous travaillez ou avec lequel vous collaborez, ou celle d’un autre organisme dont vous voulez soutenir le travail. Pour participer, veuillez remplir le bref formulaire ci-joint http://goo.gl/forms/smLYWhmDht et nous le retourner d’ici le 30 novembre 2020.

Voici les rĂ©cipiendaires des annĂ©es passĂ©es : SExT: Sex Education by TheatreRed Dress ProductionsSister WritesBlueprint PathwaysSarasvĂ ti ProductionsOpen Field CollectiveDAREartsMUArtHeart Community Art Centre4Cs Foundation’s Art Bikers ProgramVIBE Arts et The Sustainable Thinking and Expression on Public Space Initiative (STEPS), OtahpiaakiCirque Hors Piste – Cirkaskina – National Social Circus Gathering / Rencontre nationale en cirqueThinking Rock Community Arts (TRCA).

Communiquez avec nous Ă  l’adresse courriel tiffany@artbridges.ca si vous avez des questions!

Chaleureusement,

Tiffany Nyklickova
Responsable de la campagne d’adhĂ©sion 

& Seanna Connell
Directrice

I Lost My Gig Canada’s 2nd COVID-19 Impact Survey for Organizations (ArtsPond)

“Have you lost staff and more due to the COVID-19 pandemic?

I Lost My Gig Canada, a project of ArtsPond in collaboration with Hill Strategies Research and community partners, is pleased to announce the release of the 2nd COVID-19 Impact Survey for Organizations.

Open until February 28, 2021, the goals of this survey are to help better understand the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Canadian arts and culture industry, to share stories on how diverse arts and culture organizations are responding, and to identify what is needed to help the sector continue to thrive in an uncertain future.

Small to medium enterprises, and large organizations, companies, and collectives from the arts, culture, heritage, tourism, and creative industries from across Canada are invited to respond to this short, 10-minute, bilingual survey which includes options for storytelling or multiple choice questions.

COVID-19 Impact Survey for Organizations builds upon the lessons and insights of I Lost My Gig Canada’s First COVID-19 Impact Survey for Individuals which launched in March 2020.

With more than $20 million in lost income reported to date by 800+ respondents (estimated $1.5 to $1.9 billion economic impact Canada-wide), the First COVID-19 Impact survey has helped capture personal stories and economic impacts of the pandemic on individual gig economy workers in arts, culture, heritage, tourism, and creative industries from all 13 provinces and territories across Canada.

The launch of COVID-19 Impact Survey for Organizations will help provide a more detailed understanding of the impacts of the pandemic on the whole arts and culture industry in Canada.”

Take the survey at https://ilostmygig.ca/

-from ArtsPond

Survey: Reimagine the Arts / Sondage : RĂ©imaginer les arts (Canada Council for the Arts / Conseil des arts du Canada)

“Help us reimagine the arts

Provide your input to our 5-year strategic plan

As Canada’s public arts funder, the Canada Council for the Arts is proud to support the creation and sharing of the arts through our investments in Canadian artists and arts organizations.

As we embark on a new 5-year strategic plan we want to hear from you, to shape a plan that reflects the arts sector’s current reality and looks ahead to how the Council can continue its support and also help to reimagine the arts for the benefit of all Canadians. We invite all Canadians to participate and share their ideas.

Please visit http://www.reimaginethearts.ca by August 21 to share your ideas.


Aidez-nous à réimaginer les arts

Contribuez à notre plan stratégique quinquennal

En tant qu’organisme public de soutien aux arts, le Conseil des arts du Canada est fier d’appuyer la crĂ©ation et la diffusion des arts grĂące Ă  des investissements auprĂšs d’artistes et d’organismes artistiques du Canada.

Nous sollicitons aujourd’hui votre avis pour nous aider Ă  prĂ©parer notre nouveau plan stratĂ©gique quinquennal. Votre participation nous donnera un reflet de la rĂ©alitĂ© actuelle du secteur artistique. Elle nous permettra de prĂ©ciser nos façons de continuer d’appuyer les arts et de contribuer Ă  les rĂ©imaginer au profit de l’ensemble de la population du pays. Nous invitons toutes les Canadiennes et tous les Canadiens Ă  partager leurs idĂ©es avec nous.

Visitez le http://reimaginerlesarts.ca d’ici le 21 aoĂ»t pour partager vos idĂ©es.”

-source: Canada Council for the Arts / Conseil des arts du Canada

Call for Donations (Sudbury Street Arts)

Sudbury Street Arts launched in the fall of 2019 as a weekly arts drop-in space reserved for low-income folks and homeless and/or street involved people. Each Wednesday we’d gather as community members with mixed and shared experiences of homelessness, extreme poverty, immigration, queer identity, gender-based violence, disability, Indigeneity and racialization, to create a space of cultural production, gift giving, and knowledge exchange.

Unfortunately, Covid-19 has interrupted this work and left many without access to the supports and services necessary to meet their basic needs. To this end, we are seeking the following items to be redistributed to community members.

Items can be dropped off at 139 Durham St. – 2nd floor on Tuesdays between 10am-5pm. Please contact mythsandmirrors[at]gmail.com or (249) 979-1795 to make arrangements or to set up an alternative drop-off time. (*Please note, physical distancing and other public health measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 will be enforced.)

If you’re unable to donate items, we’re also accepting monetary donations. From now until August 31st, 100% of all money raised will go towards the purchase of food and other supplies to be redistributed to community members in need. DONATE HERE!

For more information, please visit Myths and Mirrors’ website

-from Myths and Mirrors

Sharing An Open Letter from SKETCH: ensuring that we stay accountable to our Black youth artists, staff and the Black community at large

“You really want that utopian ideal of what our world could be? You want to be proudly and ACTIVELY anti-racist, more than fearing being called a racist? I want that for you too.⁣ If so, then do the work, educate yourself and others stand by us loudly, consistently, FOREVER.” – Clara Amfo, BBC 1 Radio Host

The last two weeks have been yet another reminder that the Black community continues to be under attack by white supremacist systems. SKETCH’s board of directors and staff sends their deepest sympathies to the families and friends of those who we have most recently lost including Regis Korchinski-Paquet, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and D’Andre Campbell and all those whose deaths have not been televised.

It is in our grief and anger at these senseless murders committed by the police, SKETCH is ensuring that we stay accountable to our Black youth artists, staff and the Black community at large by taking swift action to ensure that folks are supported, uplifted, taken care of and their voices amplified as they continue to organize and march on the front lines for justice.

As an organization that is led by mainly white leadership, we are deeply committed to examining and activating our role as an accomplice to address violence, racism, oppression, and discrimination in our sector, in Toronto and in society generally.

This Means:

  • We will continue to look within and address our own biases and the ways that systemic and structural racism plays itself out in SKETCH;
  • We will increase investment and resources to young Black Artists;
  • Endorse Black leadership in SKETCH and in arts and culture;
  • We will support self-care and resources for our Black staff;
  • Our leadership will connect with other white leaders of arts and culture organizations to support Black leadership in the sector with resourced opportunities to lead in meaningful ways.

We want to acknowledge the trauma and grief of those who create with and work at SKETCH, who are Black. We know you endure violence on a daily basis. We want to reach out to support you, stand and work together with you, to fight for justice, for your health, and for your futures.

We seek to learn daily, with you, how to enact a more just present and future. Thank you for your leadership. Thank you for calling us to be better. All of our liberations depend on it.

We join the movements for prison abolition, and for strong redirection of funding for policing to go toward community-based transformative justice efforts.

We call on the Arts Councils to create a Black Artists Fund to support Black Artists and Black Arts and Culture Organizations recognizing and investing in their leadership in arts and culture, and in building fair and inclusive communities.

We encourage the non-Black community members of SKETCH to stand with us and take action by: 

  • Educating yourself on the issues;
  • Support your Black staff with personal time for self-care;
  • Support the community by buying from Black-owned business (which include Black artists at SKETCH);
  • Donate to organizations that are directly supporting Black folks;
  • Reposting and re-sharing information on your social media feeds;
  • Having constant conversations with your peers, families, and friends;
  • Sign petitions that call for justice

With so many ways to actively support the dismantling of systems that continue to oppress the Black community, silence is not an option.

We welcome you all to join SKETCH in allying yourselves with the Black community in the fight for liberation for all, not as a token event but one that actually leads to a re-education, re-evaluation, and unbiased and selfless action.

In solidarity,

SKETCH Working Arts”

-posted with permission from SKETCH Working Arts

Creative Isolation (MARCH Network)

Covid-19 and Social Isolation

“As a mental health network (MARCH Network) focused on the power of bringing people together with social, cultural and community assets, Covid-19 has thrown us a unique challenge.  With more people socially and physically distancing themselves, we want to share some home-based, creative ways to support mental health during these unique and uncertain times.”

Check MARCH Network’s website to learn about different creative initiatives taking place now.

-from MARCH Network