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Image: Design by K'omoks/Kwakwaka'wakw First Nation artist Andy Everson for the Orange Shirt SocietyContent warning: this posting references colonial violence, cultural genocide, and ……read more

Open Letter to Minister Guilbeault: Reframing the Arts

May 12, 2021 by Brenda Leadlay, ED of the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture, and Judith Marcuse, Founder/Director of the International Centre of Art for Social Change (ICASC)

 On May 7, 2021, a letter was sent to the Honourable Minister of Canadian Heritage, Steven Guilbeault, endorsed by organisations and individuals from across Canada. Reframing the Arts, proposes an expanded vision for arts and culture in Canada, as well as the creation……read more

Are you a visionary, entrepreneurial, experienced, community-engaged artist? Judith Marcuse Projects (JMP) is looking for an Executive Director to develop and lead next steps for the International Centre of Art for Social Change (ICASC). This newly-created position will start in October,……read more

 Early this year, arts organizations across Canada sent letters to the government advocating for the arts during the 2021 pre-budget consult……read more

JMP/ICASC Fall/Winter 2020 Newsletter

December 11, 2020 by ICASC

 The JMP/ICASC Fall/Winter 2020 newsletter is out!Check it out and get updates on our community-engaged arts mentorship program, FUTURES/forward, and more.…read more

Possibility and Radical Change

April 20, 2020 by Judith Marcuse, Founder and Co-Director, ICASC

As we face the ongoing challenges of the pandemic, more aware than ever of how we are both connected to and disconnected from each other, I send all best wishes for your good health and that of all in your circles. As we adapt and try to live as fully and kindly as we can, I offer some thou……read more

What are other countries' governments doing for arts and culture in response to COVID-19 impacts? This blog post (from Australia) does a pretty good job of providing updated information on what other governments around the world are doing to support arts and culture during the CO……read more

Love in the Time of COVID-19

March 24, 2020 by ICASC

Community-engaged Art for Social Change (ASC) in the Time of COVID-19 We at ICASC hope that everyone reading this note is healthy and weathering the emotional, economic and creative challenges of this pandemic. The ASC community is resilient and innovative; our skills and ways of……read more

FUTURES/forward is Launched!

March 3, 2020 by ICASC

COMMUNITY-ENGAGED ARTS + MENTORSHIP + CLIMATE ACTION = FUTURES/forward MENTORSHIP PROGRAM! → Are you an early to mid-career community-engaged artist who would benefit from the support of a senior ASC artist? Are you passionate about climate justice? → Are you a seasoned community-engaged a……read more


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