2015 Emergence Symposium on Arts and Equity (Toronto)

May 17, 2016 by  Uncategorized /

Thursday, November 12, 2015 – Saturday, November 14, 2015
Evergreen Brickworks & Toronto Centre for Arts
Toronto, ON
Various ticketing options available
Register here
Event website: http://www.neighbourhoodartsnetwork.org/symposium

This blog is an excerpt from ArtBridges.ca, originally posted on October 29, 2015, read more.

"Toronto Arts Foundation’s Neighbourhood Arts Network and SKETCH are proud to host the 2015 Emergence Symposium | Arts & Equity: Leading Social Change. The Symposium will be held November 12 -14, 2015 at Evergreen Brickworks (November 12-13) and Toronto Centre for the Arts (November 14).

The Emergence Symposium will convene over 200 artists, cultural workers, community leaders, academics, youth and policy makers to create dialogue around some of the important questions surrounding equity, diversity and inclusiveness. This facilitated three day symposium experience will create space for critical discussions, leadership development, creative self-reflection, peer-to-peer exchange and cross sectoral collaborations.

This biennial gathering, this year celebrates and nurtures equity-centered leadership development opportunities. Important issues and efforts are communally explored by using community-engaged arts as a spring board. Over three days of workshops, performances, presentations and activations, we strive to have attendees participate in investigating these questions:

  • What does inclusivity, positive social change and equity presently look like in our communities, creative practices and organizational work?
  • How are artists and cultural leaders setting examples for true community innovation?
  • How can we support each other in our development as leaders, artists, community builders, policy makers and healers?"

Learn more about the speakers and performers here.

ArtBridges is a Canada-wide hub for community-engaged arts initiatives that connects people interested or active in community-engaged arts across Canada



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