Support the Our World of a Thousand Colours project by Sick Muse Art Projects

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The Our World of a Thousand Colours project by Sick Muse Art Projects (A collective of Latin American artists, working together for the past two years with children living in precarious circumstances) is about helping to foster artistic expression in children living in shelters with their parents in Toronto, Ontario, while exploring their ideas about diversity.  Many different mediums are being used, including Painting, Sculpture, Print making, Photography, Performance, Music, etc

Structure:

2 Leading artists

2 volunteers

12 children each session

6 sessions at each shelter.

(9 Shelters in a year)

Total  of people impacted: 100+

For more information on how you can contribute to this amazing project, check out their Kickstarter page. Please donate what you can and share with your networks!

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especially trans women of colour

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especially trans women of colour

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Janet Mock on Beyoncé’s feminism.

I really appreciate everything Janet said about Beyoncé in this video clip and especially on the panel with bell hooks (which she also mentioned in this video), which I wrote about in Liberating The Black Female Body: Thoughts On The Voices Of bell, Janet, Shola and Marci. We need nuanced perspectives and ones that aren’t solely about respectability. And also, recognize that Beyoncé is still a human being even if people only recognize her as an inanimate brand, or worse.

Janet keeps it 100. Love her. (Oh and LMFAO @ Janet in the clip saying the writer needs to “have a seat” and “at one of Beyoncé’s concerts.”)

Cycle of a Sari (Workshop Production)
(via nisha ahuja)

Dear Community,
Colleagues, Friends & Family,
It is an honour to invite you to join us for the 
workshop production of

CYCLE OF A SARI
September 5, 6 & 7,  2014 7pm
Annex Theatre, 730 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON  

$20/PWYC 

Reservations: cycleofasari@gmail.com
Stay updated & linked with us on Facebook (Event page): 
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"She"s stuck I"m not Stuck I"m waiting."

Enter into the realm of Ancestors….
Women who love women
Partitioned from Land and Love

A cosmic combination of storytelling, dance, aerial silks, song, myth, sound, and shadow play.

Partitioned from land and love in Sindh, Rani travelled to present day India, and eventually to Turtle Island (North America), also Partitioned Indigenous land. After her passing, Rani’s ashes are taken from her granddaughter, Asha, who calls Rani into her dreams for answers on how to move forward after this interrupted ritual. In the cosmos with grandmothers from other places and times, Rani roots into ancestral wisdom and her life during the Partition and Independence of South Asia all the while longing for her love, Farah.

Written & Performed by nisha ahuja
Director/Dramaturge: Yvette Nolan
Choreography & Performed by Kumari Giles
Set, Costume & Sound Design: Melissa Moore
Lighting Design: Michelle Ramsay
Production Manager: Shawn Henry
Stage Manager: cassy walker

Cycle of a Sari will be published in the first South Asian Canadian Theatre Anthology (published by Playwrights Canada Press, Editted by Dalbir Singh)



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Cycle of a Sari was initiated through participation with Judith Rudakoff’s Common Plants project (2008), received a public reading at the Canadian Stage Festival of New Ideas and Creation (2009), and development support through Diaspora Dialogues (2009) (dramaturge Marjorie Chan), on-going dramaturgical support from Nina Lee Aquino (2011-2013), and a workshop reading at Patio Taller in Puerto Rico,

We Acknowledge the Support of Canada Council for the Arts & Toronto Arts Council in this phase of development.

y FAC Community,




https://factoronto.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/fac2015workshopcall.pdf
Next year FAC has been expanded to a 3 day conference at OCAD University which will include art making workshops in the studios!

We are currently applying for funding and are sending out a call to our community for workshop proposals and concepts.

Please click above on the PDF Call for Submissions and feel free to spread to any progressive networks you think may be interested in submitting!

All the best,

FAC Committee
#Feminism #Feminist #Women #Art #SocialJustice #Studio #Workshop #Drawing  #painting  #printmaking, #photo #sculpture  #performanceart #dance #ceramics #video #animation #Toronto #trans #Queer #Lesbian #gender #VAW #rapeculture #MMIW 

 

FAC Community,

https://factoronto.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/fac2015workshopcall.pdf

Next year FAC has been expanded to a 3 day conference at OCAD University which will include art making workshops in the studios!

We are currently applying for funding and are sending out a call to our community for workshop proposals and concepts.

Please click above on the PDF Call for Submissions and feel free to spread to any progressive networks you think may be interested in submitting!

All the best,

FAC Committee

#Feminism #Feminist #Women #Art #SocialJustice #Studio #Workshop #Drawing  #painting  #printmaking, #photo #sculpture  #performanceart #dance #ceramics #video #animation #Toronto #trans #Queer #Lesbian #gender #VAW #rapeculture #MMIW

 

y March 6-8th OCAD University/Beaver Hall Gallery  

Feminist Art Conference International Women’s Day OCAD University 100 McCaul REGISTRATION
PWCY at the door: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/feminist-art-conference-2014-tickets-10510568393Feature artists include d’bi young who will open the conference with a keynote and Suzy Lake who will close the conference in conversation with Johanna Householder. CONFERENCE VIDEO - http://vimeo.com/86289106CONTACT INFO: Ilene Sova, FAC Coordinator 647-919-7336
http://factoronto.org/ 
torontofac@gmail.comCONFERENCE TIMELINEMarch 3-8 Exhibition 12:00 - 6:00 pm, Beaver Hall Gallery, 29 McCaul Street March 6, Reception 7:00 - 11:00 pm , Beaver Hall Gallery,  29 McCaul StreetMarch 7, Screening 6:00 - 10: 00 pm, OCAD University, 100 McCaul Street March 8, Conference 12:00 - 7:30 pm, OCAD University, 100 Mc Caul Street  FAC brings together feminist artists from Canada and the US to celebrate their work through panel discussions, conversations and engaging artwork in a variety of media. This dynamic and unique conference will include dance, painting, music, graffiti, comedy, literature, performance art, film, spoken word and installation
March 6-8th OCAD University/Beaver Hall Gallery  
Feminist Art Conference International Women’s Day OCAD University 100 McCaul

REGISTRATION
PWCY at the door: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/feminist-art-conference-2014-tickets-10510568393

Feature artists include d’bi young who will open the conference with a keynote and Suzy Lake who will close the conference in conversation with Johanna Householder.

CONFERENCE VIDEO - http://vimeo.com/86289106

CONTACT INFO: Ilene Sova, FAC Coordinator 647-919-7336
torontofac@gmail.com

CONFERENCE TIMELINE
March 3-8 Exhibition 12:00 - 6:00 pm, Beaver Hall Gallery, 29 McCaul Street 
March 6, Reception 7:00 - 11:00 pm , Beaver Hall Gallery,  29 McCaul Street
March 7, Screening 6:00 - 10: 00 pm, OCAD University, 100 McCaul Street 
March 8, Conference 12:00 - 7:30 pm, OCAD University, 100 Mc Caul Street

FAC brings together feminist artists from Canada and the US to celebrate their work through panel discussions, conversations and engaging artwork in a variety of media. This dynamic and unique conference will include dance, painting, music, graffiti, comedy, literature, performance art, film, spoken word and installation
y Time to reflect #culturedays #facto #feminism #art

Time to reflect #culturedays #facto #feminism #art

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#culturedays #facto #feminism #art

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#culturedays #facto #feminism #art #nevertooangry