This August, Airsa Art & Thought Association invited newcomer artists to participate in My Art, My New Land, a series of improvisation workshops to help overcome challenges faced when arriving in a new city. Throughout the month, these workshops help to build communication skills in a series of dynamic situations. Newcomers learned skills in adaptiveness, network and effective communication, collaboration, marketing and promotion. Working with leading artists and established newcomer artists, each participant received a collection of handbooks and guides to learn more about art organizations across Toronto, and received personalized feedback and guidance on content, physical behavior and body language.
Located at the Toronto Centre for the Arts, this project is a part of the SPARK Cultural Hotspot program in partnership with the City of Toronto, Neighbourhood Arts Network, North York Arts, and North Toronto Local Immigration Partnership.
Airsa was founded in 2003 in Iran as an NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) with a community of artists. In 2015, the organization was registered in Ontario as a non-profit organization. Airsa is an old Persian word, meaning Rainbow.