- Thu, Feb 22, 2018 07:00 PM
82 Sydenham Street
Latitude: 44.2301, Longitude: -76.4882
The Arts & Equity Project A Kingston Arts Council initiative The Arts and Equity Project explores intersectionality, diversity and inclusion providing Kingston artists, artistic projects, and arts organization with tools and resources to advance equity in the arts. The Project aims to introduce artists and arts organizations in Kingston to equity fundamental concepts, tools and frameworks and provide peer-to-peer learning opportunities and new connections. The Project includes three professional development workshops (February - April 2018) that have been developed by Kayley Marsh and Yasmine Djerbal in collaboration with the Kingston Arts Council, a community skill-sharing dinner (Fall 2018), and the development of an Arts & Equity Toolkit (Spring 2019). The workshops are designed to provide participants with a greater awareness of equity-related issues and insight on how to improve equity through their work and practice, learn about the experience of artists and community groups who are working to reduce barriers to community participation and collaboration and increase access to resources that help expand arts engagement initiatives. Workshop #1 Laying the Foundation: Anti-Oppression for Arts Organizations & Artists in Kingston With guest artist facilitator, Randy Johnson, Theatre with a Meal Thursday, 22 February 2018, 10 am - 1 pm The Spire, 82 Sydenham St The first workshop in this series will focus on defining foundational terms and concepts of anti-oppression. This workshop is pleased to welcome guest artist facilitator, Randy Johnston, founder of Theatre with a Meal (TwaM). TwaM is a veritable soup kitchen dinner theatre designed to bring theatre to those who might not otherwise have the opportunity to participate in theatre either through acting and participating as audience members. Furthermore, TwaM offers a platform for those same people to share their stories, life views and comedy via theatrical expression. Available by request: ASL interpretation / childminding / transportation support. firstname.lastname@example.org artskingston.ca The Arts & Equity Project is supported by an Ontario Arts Council Arts Service Project Grant and through collaborative partnerships with the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, Kingston Immigration Partnership, and H’art Centre. Biographies: Kayley Marsh is an anti-oppression facilitator who designs workshops that invite participants to embrace challenge as the space of transformation. Kayley believes in integrating diverse methods such as popular education, systems analysis, experiential learning, visual arts, yoga, rhythm, and breath to raise personal/political awareness, simplify complex concepts, and build capacity. Kayley leverages their experience in community activism to elevate marginalized voices and to ensure that participants receive the best tools to thrive. Originally from Algeria, Yasmine Djerbal now lives and studies in Kingston. She is a community organizer committed to social justice and social change, and a doctoral student at Queen’s in Cultural Studies. Her research aims to bridge theory and praxis, while engaging with questions of immigration, race, gender, and discourses of citizenship and identity in Canada.