Emergence Symposium

Emergence Symposium

Emergence Symposium

2015 Emergence Symposium | Arts & Equity: Leading Social Change will convene 200 artists, cultural workers, community leaders, academics, youth and policy makers to answer some of these important questions surrounding equity, diversity and inclusiveness.

This three day conference experience will create a space for critical dialogue, leadership development, creative self-reflection, mentorship and cross sector collaborations.

Hosted by Neighbourhood Arts Network & SKETCH
In partnership with AVNU, Arts Starts and North York Arts

November 12 – 14, 2015
Locations: Evergreen Brickworks & Toronto Centre for Arts

The Emergence symposium invites you to join us in creating an inspirational gathering to celebrate, nurture unique leadership development opportunities using community engaged arts as the spring board to explore these important work and issues together.

  • What does inclusivity, positive social change and equity really look like in our communities, creative practices and organizational work today?
  • How are artists and cultural leaders setting examples for true community innovation?
  • How can we support each other in our development as leaders, artists, community builder, policy makers and healers?

Equity is a broad topic that can encompass many themes of practice. Your efforts to address societal issues, make positive change and create inclusive space in your work, are vital to the long-term health of all the communities we live, work and create in!

Celebrating 25 years of stories with North York Community House!

Celebrating 25 years of stories with North York Community House!

Celebrating 25 years of stories with North York Community House!

Please join us in celebrating our 25th Anniversary with an evening of stories!

Our event will feature:

A Showcase of our Digital Stories
Digital Storytelling has given NYCH a unique tool to capture the stories and experiences of our diverse community. We will be screening these stories throughout the evening; honest and often eye-opening stories that touch upon themes ranging from settlement & immigration, to mental health, to volunteerism, and more.

Pop-Up Exhibition
A special gallery will highlight snapshots and behind-the-scenes moments from our Digital Storytelling workshops. We’ll also be sharing some of our favourite images from our NYCH25 Anniversary campaign.

Special Musical Guest
CHOIR! CHOIR! CHOIR! performs new arrangements of pop songs with a dedicated and passionate group of singers. They have shared the stage with renowned artists such as Patti Smith, and will add their voice to the evening’s festivities.

Food + Drink
We will be serving a delicious selection of edibles for our guests, as well as drinks from the bar.

Creative Community Jam

Creative Community Jam

 

Community Creative Jam

Join us at Community Creative Jam, an arts event that features local artists and an open mic for everybody — all creative disciplines, levels and
ages! Drop by for performances, arts activities, hanging out with artists, and positive vibes.

Special guests to be announced shortly.

Friday August 14
7:00 -9:00 pm
Whole Foods – Yonge and Sheppard
4771 Yonge Street
For more information visit: http://www.ccjam.ca/