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Profile Highlight: Radical Connections

As ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory grows, we realize that it’s a bit overwhelming to read through all of the profiles. We’re hoping that by occasionally highlighting some profiles on our blog, you may learn about an initiative that you may not have initially seen in the directory. Also, if you know of a Canadian community-engaged arts for social change initiative that isn’t in our directory, but should be, please let us know! We love and need your input/feedback in building this resource! -Lisa, Content Coordinator at ArtBridges.

Radical Connections improves care and strengthens communities by bringing artists and people in healthcare together through artist in residence programs, virtual performances, and patient lead curatorial projects. We advocate for the necessity of cultural enrichment in the healing process through, seminars, newsletters and publications.”

To read more about the Radical Connections, please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Community Artist Highlight: Rita Winkler

“Rita is a young woman with Down syndrome who lives in Toronto. Throughout the COVID pandemic, Rita has developed new skills in art through participating in online art classes with her day program, Dani-Toronto and also with a specialized art program offered by L’Arche-London (Ontario). It is through L’Arche that Rita discovered watercolours, which have become her main artistic medium.

Toronto-based Second Story Press recently published a children’s book titled “My Art, My World.” Rita co-authored the book with Helen Winkler (Rita’s mom and art facilitator) and Mark Winkler (Rita’s uncle based in New York). It tells the story of Rita’s daily life through her art and photos to encourage inclusion.

Now, Rita and her family would like to share Rita’s art through her newly launched website ritawinkler.art. Besides giving the viewer a glimpse into Rita’s world, the site showcases over 300 pieces of Rita’s artwork. It shares adaptive art techniques, highlights other artists with disabilities, and provides information about the book “My Art, My World.” – Helen Winkler

For more information, please visit the links below:

https://www.ritawinkler.art/
https://secondstorypress.ca/kids/myartmyworld
https://larchelondon.ca/
https://dani-toronto.com/

-from Helen Winkler

Profile Highlight: Winnipeg Holistic Expressive Arts Therapy (WHEAT) Institute

As ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory grows, we realize that it’s a bit overwhelming to read through all of the profiles. We’re hoping that by occasionally highlighting some profiles on our blog, you may learn about an initiative that you may not have initially seen in the directory. Also, if you know of a Canadian community-engaged arts for social change initiative that isn’t in our directory, but should be, please let us know! We love and need your input/feedback in building this resource! -Lisa, Content Coordinator at ArtBridges.

“The Winnipeg Holistic Expressive Arts Therapy (WHEAT) Institute provides holistic diploma and certificate programs in expressive arts and art therapy. Students come from backgrounds of education, social work, psychology and fine arts and, through WHEAT’s programs, go on to help people of all ages and abilities to live with peace, awareness and creativity.”

To read more about the Winnipeg Holistic Expressive Arts Therapy (WHEAT) Institute, please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Profile Highlight: Pointe-Saint-Charles Art School (Montréal)

As ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory grows, we realize that it’s a bit overwhelming to read through all of the profiles. We’re hoping that by occasionally highlighting some profiles on our blog, you may learn about an initiative that you may not have initially seen in the directory. Also, if you know of a Canadian community-engaged arts for social change initiative that isn’t in our directory, but should be, please let us know! We love and need your input/feedback in building this resource! -Lisa, Content Coordinator at ArtBridges.

Pointe-Saint-Charles Art School – Small is Beautiful! We are a small art school – with a very large aspiration to make art accessible. Art is for everyone. It is not a magic formula, nor an elite practice. At our school, we want to invite anyone who has a yearning to paint, draw, sculpt or make prints to join us. Our teachers not only teach technique but also guide students to discover and develop individual and creative self-expression.”

To read more about the Pointe-Saint-Charles Art School, please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Profil à découvrir : PAAL Partageons le monde

Ă€ mesure que notre rĂ©pertoire de l’art communautaire prend de l’ampleur, nous rĂ©alisons qu’il devient un peu lourd de parcourir tous les profils… Nous avons donc pensĂ© qu’en soulignant certains profils dans notre blogue, de temps Ă  autre, nous vous permettrions de dĂ©couvrir des projets que vous n’auriez pas encore vus. Merci de nous informer si vous connaissez des projets ou des organismes d’art communautaires canadiens qui ne se trouvent pas encore dans notre rĂ©pertoire. Cette ressource se construit grâce Ă  vos contributions! -l’équipe d’ArtBridges/ToileDesArts.

PAAL Partageons le monde (PAAL) est un organisme d’économie et d’innovation sociale qui Ă©duque et sensibilise le public Ă  la diversitĂ© culturelle, Ă  l’Ă©galitĂ© et Ă  l’inclusion dans l’optique de prĂ©vention du racisme et l’exclusion en offrant des activitĂ©s artistiques et culturelles. 

Nous vous invitons Ă  lire le profil complet de PAAL Partageons le monde (PAAL) dans notre rĂ©pertoire de l’art communautaire.

Profile Highlight: Neilson Park Creative Centre

As ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory grows, we realize that it’s a bit overwhelming to read through all of the profiles. We’re hoping that by occasionally highlighting some profiles on our blog, you may learn about an initiative that you may not have initially seen in the directory. Also, if you know of a Canadian community-engaged arts for social change initiative that isn’t in our directory, but should be, please let us know! We love and need your input/feedback in building this resource! -Lisa, Content Coordinator at ArtBridges.

Neilson Park Creative Centre (NPCC) exists to foster and facilitate connections among our membership and stakeholder communities on their creative journey through our arts-focused programming and facilities.”

To read more about the Neilson Park Creative Centre, please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Profile Highlight: Participatory Creative Music Hub (Canadian New Music Network)

As ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory grows, we realize that it’s a bit overwhelming to read through all of the profiles. We’re hoping that by occasionally highlighting some profiles on our blog, you may learn about an initiative that you may not have initially seen in the directory. Also, if you know of a Canadian community-engaged arts for social change initiative that isn’t in our directory, but should be, please let us know! We love and need your input/feedback in building this resource! -Lisa, Content Coordinator at ArtBridges.

Participatory Creative Music Hub photo. Seven hands with music notes drawn on top of them, reaching towards butterflies and more music notes in the sky.

“The Participatory Creative Music Hub showcases people from all walks of life creating music together. Whatever you call it – participatory creative music, community music, jamming, co-composition, improvisation, music exploration, listening games or having fun with sound – The Hub celebrates music creativity for everyone. Whether they are 4, 40 or 94 years of age, an experienced musician or making music for the first time – everyone has active input in the creative process. The Hub sparks new inspiration through shared processes. Next time your group makes amazing music, share the process to the project catalogue, and check out other projects for new ideas while you’re at it. Walking into a new situation? Want to brush up on your skills? Check out Tips and Tools. Creative music projects include those in schools, hospitals, long-term care facilities, social services and prisons, using materials as varied as playdough, stethoscopes, found objects, acoustic instruments, rock band instruments, field recorders and digital software.”

To read more about the Participatory Music Hub, please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Profil à découvrir : La poésie partout

Ă€ mesure que notre rĂ©pertoire de l’art communautaire prend de l’ampleur, nous rĂ©alisons qu’il devient un peu lourd de parcourir tous les profils… Nous avons donc pensĂ© qu’en soulignant certains profils dans notre blogue, de temps Ă  autre, nous vous permettrions de dĂ©couvrir des projets que vous n’auriez pas encore vus. Merci de nous informer si vous connaissez des projets ou des organismes d’art communautaires canadiens qui ne se trouvent pas encore dans notre rĂ©pertoire. Cette ressource se construit grâce Ă  vos contributions! -l’équipe d’ArtBridges/ToileDesArts.

La poésie partout invente des projets rassembleurs et diffuse des activités poétiques variées. Ayant à coeur la diversité des pratiques poétiques, nous développons des moyens de médiation et des tactiques de dissémination pour permettre à la poésie de rencontrer divers publics et d’investir différents lieux. Parce que la poésie doit être faite partout.

La poésie partout agit en complémentarité avec les individus et les organismes qui œuvrent en poésie et en art de la parole, que ce soit dans l’organisation d’événements, la publication ou la médiation. La poésie partout crée des liens entre ceux qui font et ceux qui aiment la poésie, ainsi qu’entre les différentes communautés (régionales, culturelles et linguistiques) qui composent le dynamique milieu de la poésie.

La poĂ©sie partout veut souligner ce dynamisme, qui prend vie sous diffĂ©rentes formes, que ce soit Ă  l’oral, Ă  l’écrit ou sur l’écran, et contribuer Ă  ce foisonnement. Nous croyons que la poĂ©sie est un territoire de dialogue, de rencontre, de dĂ©couverte et de crĂ©ation.”

Nous vous invitons Ă  lire le profil complet de La poĂ©sie partout dans notre rĂ©pertoire de l’art communautaire.

Profile Highlight: Music From Hope

As ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory grows, we realize that it’s a bit overwhelming to read through all of the profiles. We’re hoping that by occasionally highlighting some profiles on our blog, you may learn about an initiative that you may not have initially seen in the directory. Also, if you know of a Canadian community-engaged arts for social change initiative that isn’t in our directory, but should be, please let us know! We love and need your input/feedback in building this resource! -Lisa, Content Coordinator at ArtBridges.

“The Music From Hope program is structured to help participants reflect their culture, find the common points, and integrate with the culture from their new home or community through music.
Our facilitators are trained to establish positive communication, sympathy and empathy with all participants; understanding the group’s needs and reflecting the needs into the program’s planning and activities.
Music From Hope was established in Canada and supported by Sounds of Change Netherlands. Both follow the same structure and planning, with one target: to bring happiness and joy using music as an instrument of healing.”

To read more about Music From Hope, please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Profile Highlight: Community Arts Guild

As ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory grows, we realize that it’s a bit overwhelming to read through all of the profiles. We’re hoping that by occasionally highlighting some profiles on our blog, you may learn about an initiative that you may not have initially seen in the directory. Also, if you know of a Canadian community-engaged arts for social change initiative that isn’t in our directory, but should be, please let us know! We love and need your input/feedback in building this resource! -Lisa, Content Coordinator at ArtBridges.

“The Community Arts Guild is an organization based in East Scarborough that connects people and builds community through collaborative artmaking.

The Community Arts Guild makes art of all sorts with diverse artists and residents in Scarborough: connecting those separated from each other because of distance, language, income, age, culture and/or ability; inviting everyone, especially those who face barriers to participation; discovering and celebrating the traditions we all bring along; and building inclusive community through artmaking. “

To read more about Community Arts Guild, please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map