To mark the end of Art Place, a three year pilot project in community engaged arts, AOE Arts Council is hosting a two day symposium on community arts engagement. The symposium will provide artists, arts groups and community leaders with the tips and hands-on learning they need to develop co-creative projects with community members. Each event day will feature a panel discussion and an afternoon of hands on learning, with Naomi Tessler on March 31 and Alisdair Macrae on April 1. See below for schedule details.
Friday March 31, 9AM – 5PM
Developing a community engaged arts project
– A panel and roundtable discussion by artists and community leaders, including Gerald Dragon of Sandy Hill CHC, Micheline Shoebridge of MASC and Christine Mockett, textile artist
– A presentation and hands-on workshop with theatre artist Naomi Tessler, Branch Out Theatre
Saturday April 1, 9AM -5PM
Building a career in community engaged arts
– A panel and roundtable discussion by artists and community leaders, including Kathy Armstrong of Boabab Drum Dance Community, Kelsey Walsh of Dandelion Dance and performative and sculptural artist Adam Brown
– A presentation and hands-on workshop with visual artist Alisdair MacRae
Price includes: morning and afternoon sessions, coffee and snacks, lunch and a copy of the symposium workbook with case studies and worksheets!