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Dates: Friday Nov 15 evening - Sunday Nov 17 afternoon, 2019

The AMY Project is thrilled to present a special training initiative for artists-facilitators working in community-engaged arts, and theatre directors working in intercultural and collaborative contexts. This is a unique opportunity in Canada, and a chance to be at the forefront of new training models for the arts that increase artists’ capacity to lead group-based community arts work in ways that are emergent, supportive of diversity and healthy conflict, and conducive to safe risk-taking.

Presented in partnership with Training for Change , and with support from Why Not Theatre & Canadian Roots Exchange

The Artist Facilitator Training is an adapted version of Training for Change’s flagship workshop, “Training for Social Action Trainers”.

Facilitated by Matthew Armstead, Erika Thorne, & Nikki Shaffeeullah
Friday Nov 15 evening - Sunday Nov 17 afternoon

As a participant, you will …

  • Gain greater awareness about yourself and your strengths as a facilitator;
  • Get a chance to take risks, experiment and refine skills in a safe and supportive environment;
  • Get the stimulation of fresh approaches and increased options;
  • Receive personal guidance from experienced trainers in a small group setting ;
  • Learn new tools that are easily adapted, principles of workshop design, skills for working with diversity and a better understanding of how to use experiential education methods effectively


  • To enhance arts workshop facilitation and design skills
  • To increase the training tools you can use effectively
  • To gain greater awareness of yourself as artist-facilitator
  • To meet and receive support from other directors/artist facilitators

Who should apply?

  • Facilitators of community-engaged theatre/performance
  • Theatre directors working with in collaborative, devised, and/or cross-cultural contexts
  • Artist-activists engaged in creative organizing and movement-building

*Artists from equity-seeking groups are particularly encouraged to apply, including those who are BIPOC, LGBTQ2, disabled, working class/poor, women, etc.

Sliding scale $200-$500+ CAD, which includes tuition and meals.


Spots are limited. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Questions? Contact Nikki Shaffeeullah at

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