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BYOBeads Indigenous ONLINE Beading Circle (East End Arts)

“BYOBeads Indigenous ONLINE Beading Circle
Online Using Zoom & Registration via EventBrite
Thursday Evenings in February & March
7-9pm – tune in any time!
FREE

Led by Queer Metis bead-artist, novelist, & film-maker, Adam Garnet Jones and hosted by East End Arts, BYOBeads is an intimate opportunity for traditional bead artists, hobby-beaders just learning their craft, experts, elders, and enthusiasts to gather and work together on current project(s), share skills, and show off the beautiful things they’ve been working on!

Once again, we are thrilled to be partnering with Native Women in the Arts to present an amazing selection of Indigenous guest artists as part of BYOBeads! Each month, we invite a special Indigenous guest artist from a multi-disciplinary art form to share their work at one of our beading circles, and to have a discussion with our participants, making it a true celebration of Indigenous artistry & talent! Guest artists are drawn from Indigenous arts communities all over Canada, featuring music, playwrights, actors, storytellers, visual artists and more, celebrating the broad range of Indigenous artists from east Toronto and beyond.

So come meet online, bring a cup of your favourite tea, share your bead work, share your tips, enjoy a performance, and gather socially (from a distance!) with people who share your love of this traditional craft.

NOTE: Participants are not required to call in with video – We all know how zoomed out things can get these days, so please, feel free to join us however you feel comfortable (though we would LOVE to see your work!)”

For more information, please visit: https://eastendarts.ca/byobeads-winter-2021

-from East End Arts

Call for Artists & Makers: 60th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair (hybrid online/outdoor)

“Canada’s leading contemporary outdoor art fair is celebrating 60 years of launching artists careers! The Call For Artists is now open! Visual artists and makers of all backgrounds are invited to apply for the hybrid online/outdoor 60th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair in July 2021. Each year, a loyal following of Fair-goers spend $2 million on art purchases, providing an income to independent artists and contributing to their economic prosperity. The 60th Anniversary Fair will be one to remember with new special programs and awards!

Take advantage of early bird application pricing until February 28. Accepting applications until March 8. Apply now at www.torontooutdoor.art!”

-from Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

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

ArtWorksTO: Skills for a Creative Future

ArtWorksTO provides opportunities for youth media artists (18-29) who identify as Indigenous, Black and People of Colour and/or 2SLGBTQ+ to gain professional experience, skills and network in the media arts industry.

 ArtWorksTO is a partnership between the Toronto Arts Foundation’s Neighbourhood Arts Network (NAN), City of TorontoThe Remix Project, and Ontario College of Art & Design University (OCADU)

This robust program includes:

  • Portfolio Development Workshop delivered by OCAD U 
  • Certificate in Art and Design Professional Skills delivered by OCAD U to develop creative business skills 
  • Paid project contract with the City of Toronto and partner arts organizations (OCADU, Toronto Arts Foundation, and the Remix Project)
  • Mentorship with industry advisors delivered by The Remix Project
  • Employment supports through the City’s Toronto Youth Partnerships & Employment (TYPE) program (optional), to provide: 
    • Assistance with employment goals, including education, training and wellness supports”

For more information, please visit: https://neighbourhoodartsnetwork.org/artworksto

-from Neighbourhood Arts Network

ArtReach’s 2021 Granting Program is Now Open!

ArtReach’s funding program is designed to support youth arts initiatives in Toronto that foster the engagement of youth 13-29 and provide high quality arts opportunities. $300,000 in grants are available each year to support youth arts projects, thanks to our partnership with the Toronto Arts Council (click here to learn more about this partnership!)

ArtReach grants aim to support innovative youth arts projects that may not be supported elsewhere. ArtReach is about access, reducing barriers, and increasing opportunities for youth, individual artists, and organizations/ collectives to create or continue quality arts projects and programming.

ArtReach runs one annual granting round, with applications opening December 1st, and due February 1st at 11:59pm each year.

For more information and how to apply, please visit: https://www.artreach.org/programguidelines

-from ArtReach

Digital Storytelling Series: Memoir Writing (Scarborough Arts)

“WHAT IS THE DIGITAL STORYTELLING SERIES?

Join us online via Zoom this fall for FREE media and storytelling workshops! Join artists Emmy Pantin and Jennifer LaFontaine of Community Story Collective to share your own stories and learn new skills with digital storytelling, podcasting, and memoir writing. Once registered you will receive a Zoom link. This series is funded by the Artist in the Library grant at Toronto Arts Council.

ABOUT THE SERIES:

Each week we will focus on a different theme, exploring with narrative writing exercises and sharing circles. This program is available for Adults ages 18+.

FOUR SESSIONS:
Tuesdays October 20th, 27th, November 3rd, and 10th 2020
7:00 – 8:30 pm”

For more information and to register, please visit: https://scarborougharts.com/digital-storytelling-series/

-from Scarborough Arts

Virtual Mentorship Program: Designing Accessible Futures (Toronto)

North York Arts and The Cyborg Circus Project present a City of Toronto Cultural Hotspot Signature Program.

Designing Accessible Futures is a free six-month virtual mentorship program for Deaf, *Mad or Disabled artists living in Toronto.

Running from November 2020 to March 2021, we are recruiting six artists who are looking for support to run their own project or program.

Who Should Apply?

Deaf, Mad, and Disabled artists living in Toronto, with some experience in their chosen discipline who are looking for support to run their own project or program.  This program will provide mentorship and guidance for artists and is best suited for people who have not yet begun or are at the beginning stages of their project.

For example, someone who has participated in several theatre projects has an idea for a show they would like to create, but doesn’t know how to get started on the process. Or, someone who is interested in starting a community program, but is unsure of how to set it up, or how to get funding.

Everyone who participates in the program will receive an honoraria of $200 for their time.”

For more information and to apply, please visit: http://www.northyorkarts.org/accessible-futures/

-from North York Arts

Call for Submissions: Myseum Intersections 2022 (Toronto)

“Myseum of Toronto is launching a call for submissions for our seventh annual Myseum Intersections festival.

Festival Dates: April 2022

Deadline: Monday Nov 2, 2020 @ 11:00PM

Myseum Intersections is an annual festival that will take place during the month of April 2022. The festival explores intersectional perspectives of Toronto through collaborative exhibits, events, and experiences. Intersections presents a wide array of programming intended to create dialogue on civic issues and inspire a deeper knowledge and appreciation of our city.

Project proposals can range from exhibitions to events such as walking tours, workshops, panel discussions, lectures, public programs, exhibition tours, community celebrations, interactive experiences, and performances. We prioritize participatory and co-created projects, and encourage collaborative partnerships between organizations, collectives and individuals.”

For more information, please visit: http://www.myseumoftoronto.com/programming/myseum-intersections-2022-call-for-submissions/

-from Myseum of Toronto

ArtWorksTO: opportunities for youth media artists (Toronto)

ArtWorksTO provides opportunities for youth media artists (18-29) who identify as Indigenous, Black and People of Colour and/or 2SLGBTQ+ to gain professional experience, skills and network in the media arts industry.

 ArtWorksTO is a partnership between the Toronto Arts Foundation’s Neighbourhood Arts Network (NAN), City of TorontoThe Remix Project, and Ontario College of Art & Design University (OCADU)

This robust program includes:

  • Portfolio Development Workshop delivered by OCAD U 
  • Certificate in Art and Design Professional Skills delivered by OCAD U to develop creative business skills 
  • Paid project contract with the City of Toronto and partner arts organizations (OCADU, Toronto Arts Foundation, and the Remix Project)
  • Mentorship with industry advisors delivered by The Remix Project
  • Employment supports through the City’s Toronto Youth Partnerships & Employment (TYPE) program (optional), to provide: 
    • Assistance with employment goals, including education, training and wellness supports”

For more information, please visit: https://neighbourhoodartsnetwork.org/artworksto

-from Neighbourhood Arts Network