In collaboration with the City of Ottawa and CF Rideau Centre, Digital Arts Resource Centre (DARC) is thrilled to announce the new public art program, In the Absence. The program guided a cohort of emerging and mid-career artists, based in Canada, who expanded on their existing practice and learned to use new tools available for digital creation.
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of posts Apartment613 is hosting on behalf of MASC, showcasing the artists they work with and their programming in our community. cj fleury is a multimedia artist and cultural researcher, deeply interested in the role of art in contemporary society. Recognized for groundbreaking projects that bring the public […]
Social Media Marketing for Media Artists was a free, live workshop that is part of a series of free digital workshops DARC is offering the community during COVID-19. Our goal is to make independent artists and creators understand that there are digital marketing strategies they can run on their own to promote their work.
Teacher, student, actor, town crier, and legend-teller are all part of Daniel Richer’s resume.
Indigenous Experiences offers a rare opportunity to experience the traditional culture, teachings, and history of Canada’s Indigenous Peoples from a First Nations perspective. Their program brings this rich history to life through authentic, fun, and interactive learning experiences.
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of posts Apartment613 is hosting on behalf of MASC, showcasing the artists they work with and their programming in our community. Singer-songwriter, poet, writer, actor, radio columnist: Mehdi Cayenne is a free spirit from the Francophonie, a quick-witted chameleon who writes over, under, and outside the box. Charismatic, […]
Wise Atangana is a Canadian musician, poet, and storyteller born and raised in Cameroon. He describes his musical style as “Afro beat hip-hop fusion” and through his music he replicates what his grandparents did – shares his stories, his beliefs and his experiences as a Black man, Cameroonian, an African and a new Canadian.
Claudia Salguero has created more than 30 community murals in Ottawa.
Much has been made of farmer’s markets not faring too well in the age of social distancing. Chris Penton of Beechwood Market is here to tell a happier story.
Arts education has been a critical part of Jennifer Cayley’s life work, both as co-founder of MASC and as a teller of tales in community and educational settings. She has told stories in schools, libraries, community centres, and performance festivals across the country.
Yvon Soglo has been dancing for over 10 years, during which time he has become known as one of Canada’s top street dancers.
Emily Rose Michaud is an interdisciplinary artist and educator working at the crossroads of community organization, ecology, and civic participation.
Here, Jacqui talks about creating opportunities for performers of colour in Ottawa’s theatre scene and providing a safe space for vulnerability in young storytellers.
Le R Premier: “While it is true that the arts often mirror the world we live in, the arts must above all embody the positive transformations that we would like to see in the world, in addition to denouncing injustice.”
Eleanor Crowder is an award-winning actor, playwright, and director. She is a member of several artist collectives, including Bear & Co., Calalou, The Skin Songs Collective, and The AWAY Collective. With MASC, Eleanor works in classrooms to explore text and dramatic creation.