Kitchen Table Chataquas

 

 

 

Carleton University, Ottawa, November 3 to 5, 2017: The ART of Changing the World (ACW) 2017 is a gathering of artists, researchers, and activists from across Canada and across sectors. ACW is the capstone event of a 5-year national research project about art for social change (ASC). The gathering will provide an opportunity for you to explore and engage in cross-sector dialogue and action-oriented planning on the future of art for social change/community-engaged arts in Canada.

But what if I can’t get to Ottawa? How can I participate? Kitchen Table Chataquas!
What if I plan to go Ottawa and I want to contribute input from my community? Kitchen Table Chataquas!


Kitchen Table Chataqua FAQ


What’s a Kitchen Table Chataqua?  
It’s a locally-organized, informal gathering of changemakers with an interest in art for social change who use a combination of dialogue and arts-infused processes to explore two key questions and then share their responses with others across Canada in the weeks leading up to ACW and during the gathering in Ottawa. Participants may include artist-practitioners, activists, community organizations and/or individuals who use or participate in ASC programs, local policy makers, etc. (Suggested group size: 4-20 people).

Kitchen Table Chataqua: A locally-organized, informal gathering of changemakers with an interest in art for social change who use a combination of dialogue and arts-infused processes to explore key questions.

What are the two key questions for exploration?

  1. What are the most important topics for ASC practitioners/changemakers across Canada to be thinking and talking about right now?
  2. What are your thoughts about the future of community-engaged art/ art for social change (ASC) in Canada?

How do we share our responses?
Send us your responses to the two questions (a written summary, photos/images, video...your choice!) by email to ARTofChangingTheWorld@icasc.ca. Share your event with photos and/or video on social media and link to our Facebook and Twitter pages, using the hashtags #ACW and #ARTsocialCHANGE. If you need any assistance with online posting, please feel free to email us.

What happens to our responses?
Your responses will be shared through the ACW webpages and social media, AND we’ll collate the responses from across Canada to help us shape the discussions at The ART of Changing the World gathering in Ottawa in November. This is your chance to contribute to a national conversation!

When should Kitchen Table Chataquas happen? 
These are intended as pre-ACW activities and we leave it up to you when to organise your event... and if you’d like to hold more than one over the next few months, that’s great too!

Sounds great! What do we need to do?  
We’re keeping this simple and informal. All you need to do is:

  1. Organise your Kitchen Table Chataqua gathering(s).
  2. Explore the questions, using your choice of arts-infused process(es).
  3. Share your responses to the questions with us via email at ARTofChangingTheWorld@icasc.ca.

Please feel free to contact us for any further assistance at ARTofChangingTheWorld@icasc.ca.