Common Weal Community Arts & Jumblies Theatre present:

Regina Arts For All Essentials 2012

OCT. 13 TO 19, 2012

This intensive course will focus on the principles, practices and underpinnings of ‘community arts’, the value it has for communities and artists, and the things you need to know to launch your own project.

The workshop leader is Ruth Howard of Toronto’s Jumblies Theatre joined by Common Weal staff, local artists and special guests an co-facilitators: Regina-based artists Joseph NaytowhowTraci Fosterand Laura HaleJoanne Gerber and Noreen Neu from the Sask Arts Board; Common Weal Founder, Rachael Van Fossen; and Stratford-based Director, Varrrick Grimes.

The workshop is designed for people interested in art that engages with and creates community; all ages, experience levels, disciplines and traditions. The format will include presentations, discussions, guest presenters, sample creative activities, hands-on workshops, creative explorations, take-home resources, and optional evening gatherings.

We are offering the workshop in two 3-day parts - Introductory an In-Depth - with a day off in between. Participants may attend both Parts, with a day off on October 16, or Part 1 only. If you can take part in both parts, however, you will have a more complete experience, with opportunity for individualized attention and cross-disciplinary creative exploration.

CollagePart 1 - Introductory (October 13 - 15)
Part 2 - In-Depth (October 17-19)

Cost: Part 1 - $180, Parts 1 & 2 - $300. Lunches included.

LOCATIONS: Saturday: 65 Westfield Drive, All Other Days: SaskSport , 2205 Victoria Ave.

There are some subsidized spots or work placements available for those who need financial assistance. Please ask.
Topics include:

  • Definitions, values and principles
  • Developing your own vision
  • Project start-up and basics
  • Planning and partnerships
  • Budgets and grant-writing
  • Arts-based and oral history research
  • Facilitation skills
  • Documentation and evaluation, legacy and sustainability
  • Conflicts, challenges and rewards
  • Aesthetics and ethics
  • Inter and multi-disciplinary approaches
  • Diversity & Collaboration (across culture, age, ability)

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For more information please contact or (306) 780-9442

Funded by Sask Culture, City of Regina and the Canada Council for the Arts and the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation.