Industry Listing, Workshop / Classes.

October 28th to November 3rd, 2018 (day off Oct. 31st)

Times: 9:30 to 5:30 daily.
Location: The Ground Floor, 132 Fort York Blvd.

What is it?
● An introduction to principles and practices of arts that engage with and create community;
● Many things you need to know to start your own community arts project;
● An orientation to potential work or apprenticeship/internships with Jumblies;
● A gathering of artists and others interested in community-engaged arts;
● A mix of presentation, conversation, art-making, site visits and take-home resources;
● A time to consider and discuss the challenges and contradictions inherent in this work;
● A chance to play and learn with others with shared questions and varied perspectives;
● An intensive, fun, thought-provoking, immersive 6-day experience.

Topics covered include:
● Definitions, terms, & guiding principles
● Project visioning and planning
● Partnerships with arts and other sectors
● Research: arts and oral history-based approaches
● Facilitation: making art with people
● Bridging and centering diverse cultures and traditions
● Collaborating across disciplines and differences
● Navigating and engaging with conflicts and challenges
● History of Jumblies and offshoots
● Evaluation, documentation & legacy

Facilitators:Ruth Howard (Jumblies Artistic Director), with Ange Loft (Jumblies Associate Artistic Director),other Jumblies and Offshoot staff, and special guest presenters.

Cost: $400 (with some subsidized places available)

Support: Healthy snacks and some lunches are provided. Translation, including ASL, and on-site childcare can be arranged. Our venues are wheelchair accessible. If other support or accommodation is needed, please let us know.

We can support out-of-town attendees with help finding free or affordable accommodation, and sometimes through travel subsidies and bursaries, connected with specific funding programs (e.g. our current Ontario Artist Exchange).

Participants will receive a certificate of completion from the Jumblies Studio. This workshop is respected in Toronto and across Canada as a qualification for community arts employment and funding. However, it does not claim to cover all areas and topics relevant to this work, and is one piece in a learning path.

For more information please contact: or 416 209 8428

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