“Welcome to the registration page for the iAM Collaging Program, providing arts & social justice mentorship program to various youth ages 12-26 across the GTA, and now extending online across Ontario. To learn more about the iAM Program, visit jayu.ca/iam.
The iAM Program returns this summer with a 5 session virtual program. This is the perfect opportunity to grow your collaging skills while being mentored by some of our city’s top artists. Entry to the program is free and is limited to the first 15 participants who sign up. You must be between the ages of 12-26 and a resident of Ontario.
NOTE: The iAM program prioritizes registration for equity-deserving artists/communities. Equity-deserving is inclusive of Black and racialized people, People with disabilities, Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit and Métis), Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Trans, and Queer (2SLGBTQ+).“
“Reel Asian hosts Canada’s largest pan-Asian film festival and showcases 50 to 80 films each year from Canada and around the world. We look forward to welcoming everyone to the 26th edition of the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival this November.
The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival is a unique showcase of contemporary Asian cinema and work from the Asian diaspora. Works include films and videos by Asian-identifying artists in Canada, the U.S., Asia and all over the world. As Canada’s largest Asian film festival, Reel Asian provides a public forum for Asian media artists and their work, and fuels the growing appreciation for Asian cinema in Canada.
Founded in 1997 by producer Anita Lee and journalist Andrew Sun, this non-profit community-based festival has grown into an eagerly anticipated annual event that attracts thousands of attendees to multiple days of galas, screenings, forums, workshops and parties.”
On May 30 at 7:00 PM EST, join us for Crip Futures Artist Talk, a virtual discussionorganized with the support of Professor Eliza Chandler, and Sean Lee, Director of Programming at Tangled Art + Disability. It will be moderated Andrew McEwan (Madness, Mental Disability and Literature Researcher), with panelists Kelly Fritsch (critical disability studies scholar, assistant professor Carleton University) and Angelo Muredda (critic, writing has appeared in Cinema Scope, The Walrus, NOW Magazine, and Film Freak).
It will take place on Zoom, and a link will be sent out to registrants.
“Join STEPS and Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba for a free panel discussion on the subject of accessibility through the lens of public artworks and projects!Public Art illuminates the spaces around us by humanizing our environment and reflecting its diverse communities. For people with disabilities, equal access to arts and culture presents barriers and obstacles at all levels, from application processes to experiencing the work firsthand. What are the various strategies creative professionals use to activate and strengthen pathways to accessibility? How can artistic programming in public spaces break down accessibility barriers?
Art and Accessibility in Public Spaces investigates the relationship between disability and public spaces, access and art, and explores ways to make artwork in the public realm more inclusive. Exploring methods for access and equity, moderator Jenel Shaw (Manitoba) will be joined by panelists Queen Kukoyi (Ontario), Salima Punjani (Quebec), Ysabelle Vautour (New Brunswick) to discuss their varied experience in creating and providing accessibility in the arts.
“Among all the challenges we have faced during these unprecedented times, many of us have experienced a profound sense of being disconnected from what we most value.
As we negotiate the transition from pandemic times to living-with-Covid, we look forward to renewing and strengthening our connections – with ourselves, with each other, and with the larger world. Perhaps the most effective resource we humans have to foster connection is stories – our own stories.
PREREQUISITES: None LENGTH: 2 hours weekly plus 1- on -1 support DATES: Thursdays – Mar. 10, 17, 24, 31, Apr. 7, & 21 TIME: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Central Time) LOCATION: Online via Zoom video conferencing CAPACITY: 6 *TUITION: $450 + gst$300 + gst * *Subsidies offered for storytellers with limited income and without access to organizational support. Registration closes when spots are filled.”
Focus on Nature Online is our new resource that encourages students to engage with nature in a meaningful way and to use photography as a vehicle to explore the natural world. The online program is a creative, interdisciplinary tool that allows teachers and students to participate in outdoor learning through video lessons, check-in quizzes, and extension activities. Lessons are arts-enriched and curriculum-based; they connect to other academic areas such as English, Math, Health, and Physical Education. Our program uses young people’s fascination with digital technology to motivate them to spend more time outdoors exploring the wonders of nature.
“We invite anyone interested in EDI in the cultural industries to submit a paper proposal (whether you are a researcher, student, artist or cultural worker). We look forward to receiving papers on a variety of topics related to EDI and the cultural industries, including the role of cultural organizations. We aim to present research results and testimonials from the experiences (initiatives, issues, etc.) of cultural workers and artists.”
Please view or download the full Call for Papers & Session Proposals below:
“The Toronto Black Film Festival (TBFF), presented by TD Bank Group (TD) in collaboration with Global News, is celebrating its 10th anniversary, February 16 – 21, with a bigger and stronger ONLINE programming! Created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, TBFF commemorates this important milestone with a record number of 200 films from 30 countries.
Part of the TD 2022 Black History Month Series, the Festival will present 18 World premieres, 28 International premieres, 60 Canadian premieres, 18 Ontario premieres and 25 Toronto premieres. The TBFF All Access Passes and individual tickets are on sale now on the Festival’s website.
For the last decade, TBFF has become Canada’s largest celebration of Black History Month, attracting hundreds of thousands of festivalgoers, of all ages and ethnic backgrounds. Year after year, through its bold and diverse programming, the Toronto Black Film Festival has been a necessary platform for Black artists who would otherwise remain invisible. Coming together at the Toronto Black Film Festival has allowed members of all cultural communities to better understand one another.
TBFF kicks off on February 16 at 7pm with Krystin Ver Linden’sCanadian premiere of ALICE; starring Emmy Award-winning actress, Keke Palmer and Grammy Award-winning rapper, Common. Inspired by the true events ALICE tells the story of a woman of servitude who narrowly escapes her oppressor, to discover the surprisingly mind-bending reality that exists beyond the tree line. Then, as of 9pm EST all the films will be accessible online. The Festival will close with Paul Tom’s documentary feature, ALONE, about unaccompanied minors who left their home country behind to start over in Canada in hopes to live a better life.
The TBFF Black Market(Presented by Canadian Heritage, Bell Fund, Telefilm Canada, and the Toronto Arts Council), returns with an exciting blend of cutting-edge thinking FREE panel discussions with renowned industry professionals who will share real-world experience on today’s most critical filmmaking and social issues. The TBFF Kids Festival is back this year with new and exciting activities for the whole family on Family Day (Feb. 21). 35 emerging Black filmmakers of Fabienne Colas Foundation’s BeingBlack in Canada program from Montreal, Toronto, Halifax, Ottawa, Calgary, and Vancouver will present their short films thanks to the support of Netflix, National Bank, Telefilm Canada, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Creates and various local partners. Finally, festivalgoers can cap off their day with the TBFF Live Performance Series – on Facebook – showcasing different genres of music, representing the Afrocentric community. This virtual line-up includes Rudy Ray Collective, Donovan Locke, Warrior Love Band, Waleed Abdulahmid & Africa Kush Ensemble.
This year’s line-up consists of remarkable films, highlighting important topics such as women’s issues,politics, social injustice, discrimination, mental health, arts, sports, accomplishment, among others. Some of #TBFF22’s must-see feature films are: Alice, Black Mail, Jim Button and the Wild 13, Queen of Glory, The White Line, Vuta N’Kuvute. Furthermore, some of the thought-provoking documentaries – presented byCanada Media Fund – include Alone, Frank Bey: All my Dues are Paid, Gemmel & Tim, Murder in Paris, President, Zinder, The Ants and the Grasshoppers, Target: St. Louis Vol. 1, Feisty Fighter – The Marnesba Tackett Story, She Dreams at Sunrise, the Fabienne Colas Foundation’s Being Black in Canada series and many more!
The Toronto Black Film Festival will pay tribute to the late Sidney Poitier by highlighting his contributions to the industry through a video compilation. Sidney Poitier paved the way for generations of Black actors in the 1950s and 1960s as a fine actor, and as an ambassador of America’s long-delayed civil rights movement. At the height of the civil rights movement in 1964, Sidney Poitier became the first Black man to win an Oscar for best actor – for “Lilies of the Field” (1963). Poitier received numerous honorary prizes, including a lifetime achievement award from the American Film Institute, the Cecil B. deMille Award at the Golden Globes; and a special Academy Award in 2002, on the same night that Black performers won best acting awards, Denzel Washington, and Halle Berry. Additionally, in 2009, President Barack Obama presented Poitier with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, praising him for the advancement of “the nation’s dialogue on race and respect.”
The #TBFF22 All Access Pass is available for only $99, giving access the festivals entire programming. Individual tickets to the opening film are available for $15, regular films for $9 and film series are available for $12.
The 10th annual Toronto Black Film Festival, created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, is presented by TD Bank Group in collaboration with Global News – from February 16 to 21, 2022 – ONLINE.“
“Films will be available online through the purchase of an All Access or Industry Pass. Musical performances and other programming will be live-streamed on the Festival’s social media and/or released on the Festival’s online platform.
The word Unikkaatuarniq is an Inuktitut word that means “Storytelling”. Storytelling is an ancient form of magic, with the power to connect the past with the present, teach lessons, impart values, heal, to explain the world and connect us to the universe through language and mythology. The stories, films, and music in this program, come from Indigenous peoples from the circumpolar north — such as the the Inuit of Canada and Greenland, the Sami of northern Scandinavia, and the Sakha of Russia — peoples that have thrived in the Arctic regions of the world for thousands of years, enduring the changing seasons of dark and light, of colonialism, and of climate change. Although these cultures live thousands of kilometres away from each other, they share a common history of resilience in their language, culture and magic through storytelling.”
“THE EDUTAINMENT SUMMIT IS BACK FROM JANUARY 28-30, 2022!!!! This year, our 3-day summit will feature financial workshops for artists, grant writing sessions, music industry panels catering to the needs of emerging artists everywhere.
The Edutainment Summit (formerly called the Edutainment convention) was created in partnership with the City of Toronto’s – Arts Services division to help bridge the gaps for artists outside the downtown core to access resources and other art opportunities.”