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Are you concerned about loss of affordable spaces for the arts in rapidly gentrifying neighbourhoods across Canada?

Groundstory is a cross-sectoral effort to identify and address the effects of gentrification on the arts in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, and across Canada through a deep commitment to shared learning online.

Facilitated by ArtsPond with generous funding from Ontario Trillium Foundation, upcoming activities include Round the Block public roundtables in Toronto (May 3) and Hamilton (May 7). At these free events, vulnerable arts and culture workers impacted by the lack or loss of affordable and accessible spaces and housing are invited to share their perspectives in an open community dialogue. The stories and evidence gathered will be used to help determine specific interventions to take place in subsequent stages.  Additional roundtables are also in the works for other communities across the GTHA throughout 2018.

Visit Groundstory.ca for more details and to RSVP.

Spring 2018 (FREE)

GROUNDSTORY: ROUND THE BLOCK
Addressing the effects of gentrification on the arts in Ontario, one brick, one story, at a time

INFORMATION SESSIONS

  • March 21, 2018, 1 to 2 pm
  • April 2, 2018, 1 to 2 pm
  • April 16, 2018, 1 to 2 pm

INFO | RVSP to hello@groundstory.ca

ARTS & CULTURE WORKER ROUNDTABLES

May 3, 2018, 3 to 4:30 pm
Dancemakers Centre for Creation, Toronto

INFO & RSVP

May 7, 2018, 3:30 to 5 pm
Players’ Guild of Hamilton

INFO & RSVP

ADVISORY CONVENING

May 3, 2018, 12:30 to 2:30 pm
Dancemakers Centre for Creation, Toronto

INFO & RSVP

May 7, 2018, 1:30 to 3 pm
Players’ Guild of Hamilton

INFO & RSVP

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