Platform A 2017 Grant Recipients

Saba Akhtar

Creation, production and facilitation of two creative events – involving poetry-writing, photography and conversation – for young women and non-binary youth facing barriers to the theatre business (in collaboration with the AMY Project’s Tell Me More series). 

 

Parker Dirks

A series of ceramics workshops on the subject of identity, including design, sculpting, glazing, firing and presentation, with young people at The Ground Floor and Alpha Alternative School/

 

Danica Drago

Facilitation of Pedal Potter, a bicycle-powered potter’s wheel that acts as a participatory tool to invite people into the potter’s making process, to different community locations to create ceramic vessels that respond to each  place.

 

Julia Hunter

Creation, production and facilitation of two creative events – involving comic-making, comedic performance, meme-design and conversation – for young women and non-binary youth facing barriers to the theatre business (in collaboration with the AMY Project’s Tell Me More series).

 

JL Roxon

A workshop series in STOMP and Double Dutch dance and movement forms for students (aged 8 to 11) attending Alpha Alternative School 

 

Bianca Morgan

A digital photography and multi-media portraiture project capturing images of women of all ages amongst their chosen objects of memory.

 

Maanii Oakes

A graphic novel/zine project to be shared with Toronto residents, based on interviews with community and family members from the artist’s home community of Sagamok Anishnabek and Serpent River First Nations, speaking about their relationship to fish and sustainable fishing from cultural practices and traditional stories. 

 

Joel Vaughan

A collaborative book making project engaging community members of Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre (PARC) in exploring our contemporary urban housing crisis and Parkdale’s lesser known place in Canadian literary history.