The Animation Project

The Animation Project

THE ANIMATION PROJECT

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Explore the art of storytelling through the use of stop-motion animation!

North York Arts and the Toronto Animation Image Society have teamed up to present The Animation Project. Over the course of several FREE workshops, participants 55+ will use digital animation techniques to explore topics and issues personal to them.

This program is a chance to connect with peers, channel your creative expression, and develop your digital literacy.

PROGRAM DETAILS

This program is for those ages 55+ living in North York

All North York residents are encouraged to apply to this program, but please note that priority will be given to Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour as well as to 2SLGBTQ+ community members and Newcomers (people who arrived in Canada within 7 years). 

Spots Available: 10

If selected for the program, you will receive an $80 stipend for materials.

Program contact information julian@northyorkarts.org or via WhatsApp, Telegram or Signal +1 (647)-561-6021.

 

Fall Workshop

Applications are now closed

 

Dates: September 2 to November 11, 2021

Time:  Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 AM to 12 PM

Where: Zoom

Price: Free

Deadline to Apply: August 12, 2021

Meet your Instructor : Cristal Buemi

Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Canada, Cristal Buemi is a multimedia artist that holds a BA from Ryerson University and an MA from Bau, Design College of Barcelona. While multidisciplinary by nature, (animation, video, photography, collage and digital design), her work pushes frame-by-frame boundaries by exploring the materiality and inherent beauty found in the minutia.

For more information about Cristal visit her website: https://www.cristalbuemi.com/

 

Art Connects

Art Connects

Art Connects

Art connects is an ongoing initiative that started in 2019 to address North York Arts’ role in Truth and Reconciliation. As we build programs, partnerships, and relationships, we continues to ask ourselves “As a non-Indigenous organization, what can we do to support the process of decolonization and build right relations with Indigenous communities?”

See below to learn more about our past, current, and upcoming programs as part of Art Connects!

Art Connects 2021 – 2022

As a continuation of NYA’s 2019 training program, we are focusing on projects that aim to connect the local North York community with the environment and history of the land in which it lives, works, and plays on. A series of Indigenous and non-Indigenous research tools and community workshops will inform a public art installation created by Haudenosaunee/ Anishinaabe multi-media artist, Lindsey Lickers.

Program Consultant: 

Lindsay Lickers

Art Connects 2019 – 2020

Art Connects began as a cultural competency training program for NYA Staff board, and community partners. The program addressed how North York Arts can better incorporate/adapt to some of the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

The program was done in two phases:

1. A series of consultations between NYA staff and board, an Elder and Indigenous leaders

2. Community conferences with other arts organizations to share NYA’s findings and discuss our role as a sector.

Program Consultants :

Elder Joanne Dellaire

Veronica Johnny

Aqua Nibii Waawaaskone

  1. Sep 2019NYA received funds from the Government of Canada’s Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anit-Rascism Initatives Program
  2. Oct 2019NYA staff have their first consultation with Elder Joanne and Indigenous leaders Veronica and Aqua.
  3. Dec 2019NYA staff have their second consultation to discuss action steps
  4. Jan 2020NYA board meets with Elder Joanne to discuss the role of the board in making change
  5. Jan 2020 NYA hosts a community Consultation with our sister Local Arts Service Organizations (LASO)
  6. Feb 2020NYA partners with PAONE to host a second community consultation
  7. Apr 2020NYA Staff participate in Medicine Wheel teaching
  8. May 2020Program evaluation by Maria Montejo

Art Connects Outcomes: 

  • An organizational commitment to authenticity, education, and balance
  • Development of a new land acknowledgment 
  • Recieved funds to develop our Community Mapping Project
  • Plans to write an evirornmental policy
  • Shared knowledge and understanding within the arts sector
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About Us

North York Arts (NYA)  collaborates with artists, arts organizations, and partners to develop, strengthen, and promote cultural programming and initiatives for North York communities

Contact us 

North York Arts
5040 Yonge St.
Toronto, ON, M2N 6R8

info@northyorkarts.org

Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

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