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Resource: Video documentary – Cripping the Arts

The Cripping the Arts program book sitting on a white table.

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Cripping the Arts was a three-day international symposium held in January 2019 at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. It gathered people who share a belief that Deaf, Disability, and Mad arts and activism change how we understand difference, and how we create and experience art and culture. This short documentary highlights some of the memorable moments from the event.

This documentary was made by filmmaker Kavya Yoganathan and produced by Bodies in Translation: Activist Art, Technology and Access to Life at Re•Vision: The Centre for Art & Social Justice in partnership with the Cripping the Arts presenting partners: Creative Users Projects, Tangled Art + Disability, Ryerson University School of Disability Studies, British Council Canada and Harbourfront Centre.

Bodies in Translation: Activist Art, Technology and Access to Life is a project of Re•Vision: The Centre for Art & Social Justice at the University of Guelph.

For more information, please visit:

-from Tangled Art + Disability

Age is More Virtual Film Program (Reel Youth)

“The Age is More Virtual Film Program was the first ever youth and seniors virtual film program. Young filmmakers from across Canada worked with seniors in Revera Retirement Residences to create a poem based on the impactful moments in their lives, and the seniors used iPads to record footage to accompany it.

These videos are a tribute to the ageless spirit of older Canadians, to life-long learning, and to building relationships between different generations.”

For more information and to view more films from the Age is More Virtual Film Program, please visit

-from Reel Youth

VIBE Arts’ Online Art Programs

“At the core of our organization, VIBE works to support artists and spread arts education with those who need it most. In an effort to continue our mission amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic, VIBE has launched 4 ongoing programs to employ artists, inspire communities and keep the arts flowing through the lives of people in Ontario.

VIBE Bloom
Sign yourself up for our PWYC online art-making lessons. You’ll receive a list of suggested art supplies, curated to be found at home, before taking part in a group art-making lesson facilitated by a VIBE Artist, hosted on ZOOM.

VIBE Makers
A content series bringing artist-made videos of lessons, artist talks and art-making related activities to VIBE’s IGTV and YouTube Channel.

Friday Night VIBE
Join us Friday nights at 7 PM for a live, hour-long session hosted on our YouTube channel. FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE features live performance, music, and art of all kinds from local artists.

Accessible IGTV craft tutorial videos for a variety of skill levels. Crafts are developed with limited resources in mind and often incorporate up-cycling recyclable goods.”

For more information, please visit:

-from VIBE Arts

Video: The Ripple Effect/Effet d’Ă©cho – Workman Arts

“The #RippleEffect is the Ontario Arts Council’s series of short videos exploring how, beyond their intrinsic qualities, publicly funded arts activities add value in communities across Ontario. To learn more, visit:

For more than 30 years, Workman Arts has been empowering people with mental health and addiction challenges by providing a refuge for creative exploration and the chance to become active in a vibrant artistic community. Through their three decades of experience, the organization knows first-hand how both of these play an integral role in facilitating recovery and maintaining health.” Read the full story here.

#Effetd’Ă©cho du Conseil des arts de l’Ontario est une sĂ©rie de courtes vidĂ©os qui explorent comment, au-delĂ  de leurs qualitĂ©s intrinsèques, les activitĂ©s artistiques financĂ©es par les fonds publics ajoutent de la valeur dans les collectivitĂ©s de l’Ontario. Apprenez-en plus :

Depuis plus de 30 ans, Workman Arts donne aux personnes qui ont des problèmes de santĂ© mentale et de dĂ©pendance la possibilitĂ© de surmonter leurs difficultĂ©s en leur offrant un refuge oĂą elles peuvent explorer leur crĂ©ativitĂ© et trouver leur place dans une communautĂ© artistique dynamique. Grâce Ă  ses trois dĂ©cennies d’expĂ©rience, l’organisme sait de première main Ă  quel point ces deux Ă©lĂ©ments jouent un rĂ´le essentiel dans le rĂ©tablissement et le maintien de la santĂ©.” Apprenez-en plus.

-crĂ©dit: Ontario Arts Council / Conseil des arts de l’Ontario

Video: Faces of the North (ArtsCan Circle)

“Music video by youth in Attawapiskat.

ArtsCan Circle is proud to present Faces of the North a song and music video written, composed and performed by Indigenous youth in Attawapiskat, Ontario. Attawapiskat is a community of many different people, with many different experiences. The voices of youth are often the last to be heard, and yet may be the most important voices for the future of Indigenous Communities. Our ArtsCan Team of Filmmaker, Brendan Mariani, B Boy Dance Instructor/Producer, Lee Pham and Indigenous Singer/Songwriter, Mimi O’Bonsawin, worked together to create an incredibly powerful song and video, that captured the hearts and minds of the students of Vezina Secondary School in Attawapiskat.

This is the beauty and power of collaborative art projects that use a multi-disciplinary approach to create works of art that are informative, educational and emotionally powerful. For the youth, it is a way for them to express their feelings and experiences in a way that is lasting and impactful. This video will give you a snapshot of life in the north and hopefully encourage you to learn more about the wonderful, resilient young people who are working hard to find their way in the world.”

-from ArtsCan Circle

“I Carry”: A Video Poem by Participants of the Countdown Public Art Legacy Project

“I Carry” is a video poem created by participants of the Countdown Project The Countdown Public Art Legacy Project is a series of pebble mosaics that honour sexual assault survivors across Ontario. They are created in collaboration with grassroots agencies, area residents, and survivors of sexual violence.

Visit Red Dress Productions’ interactive map of Countdown mosaics across the province:

-from Red Dress Productions
Read Red Dress Productions’ profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Vidéo : « Hors Piste », un cirque qui change une vie (Cirque Hors Piste)

“Ce reportage sur le Cirque Hors Piste, prĂ©sentĂ© en primeur hier soir au TĂ©lĂ©journal de Radio-Canada, est une belle façon d’en connaĂ®tre plus sur leurs actions auprès des jeunes.

Cirque Hors Piste

Cirque Hors Piste est un organisme dĂ©diĂ© au cirque social, qui offre un espace alternatif et inclusif de crĂ©ation aux jeunes ayant un parcours de vie marginalisĂ©. L’organisme favorise l’apprentissage individuel et collectif par le biais des arts du cirque.”

source : Radio-Canada & Cirque Hors Piste
Lire le profil de Cirque Hors Piste dans notre rĂ©pertoire et carte de l’art communautaire au Canada

Video: Art as a Tool for Social Change (ArtBridges/ToileDesArts, previously posted)


(Previously posted) ArtBridges/ToileDesArts is proud to present Art as a Tool for Social Change, a video directed by Emily LalibertĂ© (Funambules MĂ©dias) focusing on the impact of community arts and arts for social change and on ArtBridges’ role.

In the making of this second of three ArtBridges’ videos, we looked to QuĂ©bec and particularly the city of MontrĂ©al to celebrate and shed light on some of the most powerful, transformative and inspiring community-engaged arts and arts for social change projects going on in Canada now.

We asked Emily Laliberté from Funambule Médias, if she would be willing to work on this project with us and create a short film that would highlight three community arts initiatives in Montréal and showcase their actions and impact on the ground. Each organization would then share about their experience with ArtBridges and on the importance of being part of a Canada-wide network.

We would like to thank very deeply Emily LalibertĂ©, and all the wonderful teams at Funambules MĂ©dias, Exeko, La SociĂ©tĂ© Elizabeth Fry du QuĂ©bec and Art Entr’Elles for the amazing work that they do and for making this video possible.

Enjoy the video and don’t hesitate to share it! Let’s spread the word about the magic of art for social change!

– Catherine Lamaison, Francophone Community Arts Coordinator, ArtBridges.

As part of a three-year grant, ArtBridges received funds from the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation to create three videos that raise awareness on the nature, value and impact of community-engaged arts and arts for social change in Canada, and about ArtBridges’ involvement and mandate. Our first video, entitled What Are Community-Engaged Arts and Arts for Social Change All About? was created and produced by Andrea Dorfman in 2014.
Click here to watch it again!

ArtBridges projects and programs are also supported with great appreciation by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Ruth Mandel – WHO GIVES Fund, Canadian Heritage and Memberships. ArtBridges/ToileDesArts is a Project of Tides Canada.

Today! Live stream of an award-winning interactive forum theatre play about consent and sexual violence (Sheatre)

“Thanks to FAR FROM THE HEART, students around the world will engage in conversations about consent and sexual assault through interactive theatre.
Change the action. Stop the violence.

In the age of #MeToo, the live stream of an award-winning interactive forum theatre play about consent and sexual violence could not be more timely or important. Sheatre’s Far From the Heart / Loin du Coeur will close out its 31-show tour of Canadian schools with two live streams, the first in English and the other in French, on Friday, November 9th. The production will be performed before a live audience in Owen Sound, Ontario, while inviting for the first time students around the world to participate at

Audience members have the opportunity to step into action and change the outcome of the scenarios performed on stage. A chat window will allow online viewers to post comments and suggest interventions to be played out by the actors. As a result, students get a rehearsal for reality, learning through theatre how to resolve conflicts, negotiate relationships, and avoid risk. A half-hour discussion with professional counsellors from local community groups will immediately follow each show.

#FarFromTheHeart and #LoinDuCoeur Live Streams
Sponsored by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario
November 9, 2018 | Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library
10am-11:30am EST in English
1pm-2:30pm EST in French
Suitable for ages 13+ (parental guidance recommended for younger audiences)
Tune in worldwide:

Far From the Heart is supported by a comprehensive educational package that includes an educational guide, teacher training, and in-class activities to help deliver the core curriculum in the areas of sexual health and violence prevention. Teachers who view the live streams with their classes can download the teacher’s guide for recommended pre- and post-show activities. For more info, contact sheatre[at]

This is the twelfth year that Sheatre, a Canadian professional community arts company located near Owen Sound, has produced Far From the Heart. For the first time, an intimacy director has joined the crew to ensure intimate scenes adhere to the highest standards of artistry and safety. Funded for the third year by the Ontario Arts Council (It’s Never Okay), the play engages and educates teens about the different forms of pressure and violence in dating relationships, exploring the issues that lie beneath this behaviour.”

For more information, please visit:

-from Sheatre
Read Sheatre’s profile in ArtBridges Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Video: HAAP! H’art Accessible Arts Program

HAAP! is H’art Centre’s community-coordinated arts program for seniors who live in long-term care homes, including those who may experience isolation because of disabilities. Several times a week, trained artists and volunteers travel to long-term care homes across Kingston to deliver meaningful arts-based programming.”

-from H’art Centre website
Read H’art Centre’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map