January 26th – February 1st, 2018
What is it?
- An intensive workshop on the principles and practices of art that engages with and creates community;
- A 6-day exhilarating experiential journey of learning and artmaking;
- Everything (or many things!) you need to know to launch your own project;
- Open to artists from all forms and traditions and others with an interest in community-engaged arts;
- A blend of presentations, discussions, hands-on activities, creative explorations and take-home resources;
- Lead by Ruth Howard, Artistic Director of Jumblies Theatre, with other co-facilitators and guest artists;
- Adaptable to diverse partnerships, contexts, interests and regions across Canada.
“[Artfare] Essentials taught me how to embrace new skills & the way I can collaborate with other artists. I came into the workshop in a frustrated state of mind, and I left feeling equipped & inspired, with many of my fears and anxieties dissolved.”
Toronto Artfare Essentials 2015
“We were able to touch on oral history research, hands on application, group work, project development, evaluation, funding and more—a comprehensive intensive primer for developing community arts.”
Peel Artfare Essentials 2015
“I’d do this again in a heartbeat!”
- Definitions, values & core principles
- Guiding and safeguarding your vision
- Project start-up & basics
- Partnerships (cross-sector)
- Budgets, resources and grants
- Arts-based and oral history research
- Aesthetics and ethics
- Interdisciplinary collaborations
- Creative processes
- Cross-cultural collaboration
- Conflict and challenges
- History of community plays/arts
- Evaluation and documentation
- Legacy and sustainability
- Others according to partners’ interests
(limited sliding scale and work exchanges places available)
Snacks and some meals provided.
Accommodation: For out of town registrants, we can help you find free or affordable billets.
Certification: Attendees will receive a certificate of completion from the Jumblies Studio.
This workshop can also be adapted for other Ontario and Canadian locations.
If you are interested in attending or in bringing a workshop to your community, please get in touch.
Reports & Testimonials
To find out about the October 2012 Regina Artfare Essentials, .
Video of Regina Artfare Essentials, October 2012, watch.
Video of Artfare Essentials at Concordia University, watch here.
Video of Artfare Essentials in Sudbury with Myths and Mirrors, watch here.
Two articles about the 2009 Vancouver Arts For All Institute – .
Report on 2009 Vancouver Arts For All Institute, by Will Weigler – .
For the 2009 Vancouver Downtown Eastside Arts For All Institute Program, .