EMERGENCE Symposium closing conversation: Collective Consciousness



Emergence: A Symposium on Community Arts Practice

York Quay Centre, Harbourfront, 235 Queens Quay West

Map: http://g.co/maps/ngnrt

This event is SOLD OUT.

 Emergence 2012

EMERGENCE: A Symposium on Community Arts Practice
February 24, 2012
York Quay Centre, Harbourfront, 235 Queens Quay West

The Emergence Symposium is an engaging, all day conference that explores the direction and diversity of forms in the discipline of community arts, and features exciting guest speakers including international storyteller Laura Simms, amazing performances, facilitated networking sessions and much, much more.

Join more than 190 community arts practitioners, artists, policy makers and community leaders for a day of collaboration, inspiration, engagement and action!

At this event, participants will:

Hear from international storyteller and keynote speaker Laura Simms on her remarkable experiences and the transformative power of community arts practice.

Participate in 1 of 5 panel discussions involving leaders in community-engaged arts.

Engage in 1 of 5 networking sessions opening with Anandam Dancetheatre’s community-engagement and creation exploration.

Experience inspiring performances by artists from diverse and emerging communities of practice.

Make an important contribution to the ongoing discussion of the role, value and direction of community arts practice in Toronto and around the world.

Panelists, Presenters, Performers and Facilitators include:
Golshan Abdmoulaie  •  Anandam Dancetheatre  •  Malikah Awe:ri  •   Sylvat Aziz  •  Kehinde Bah  •   Deborah Barndt  •   Florencia Berenstein •  Leah Burns  •  Anna Camilleri  •   Margo Charlton  •  Kim Crosby  •  Natasha Daniel  • Donovan Dill  •  Neil Donaldson  •  Marie Gaudet • Dwayne Holness  •  Ruth Howard  •   Seema Jethalal  •  Lila Karim  •  Amai Kuda  • Loree Lawrence  •  Brandy Leary •  Skye Louis  •  Marlene McKintosh  •  Caroline Mangosing  • Lee Maracle  •  Laura Simms  • Sara Sniderhan  •    Robin Sokoloski  •  Andrew Suri  • Isaac Weber  •  Gein Wong

Panel Discussions:
Evolution, Aesthetics & Ethics in Community Arts
Memory, History and Cultural Identity:
Creating Effective Partnerships
Art-making in the Inner Suburbs
Digital Communities

Networking Sessions:
Working Conditions for Community-Engaged Artists
Building Arts Centres & Community Arts Hubs

Youth Arts Engagement

Community Arts Training Opportunities

Working in Neighbourhoods     

For more details about the panel discussions and networking sessions, please check the EMERGENCE Details page

The Neighbourhood Arts Network is a part of our Creative City: Block by Block program, which seeks to connect every Toronto neighbourhood with the transformative power of artistic activity. The Network is proud to be celebrating 2 years of service to community-engaged artists and cultural workers across Toronto. We strive to keep NAN events financially accessible, and are grateful for the generosity of the artists, cultural workers & volunteers who have helped make this event possible.

If you love what we do, please consider making a financial contribution (suggested donation $20) to help defray symposium costs.
Please donate above, or by clicking www.canadahelps.org to contribute to Toronto Arts Foundation’s Creative City: Block by Block program.

We are thankful for the support of the following partners: Harbourfront Centre, Arts Starts, Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, Government of Ontario, Ontario Trillium Foundation.


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