Vancouver Moving Theatre and Jumblies Theatre are pleased to announce the newest round of the Downtown Eastside Artfare Institutes. This three-day workshop on community-engaged practice will explore the gathering of personal and ancestral histories; images of landscapes and waterways from False Creek to Burrard Inlet and beyond; and their application in community-engaged art making.
The workshop is facilitated by two of Canada’s leading community-engaged artists, Ruth Howard (Jumblies Theatre, Toronto) with Savannah Walling (Vancouver Moving Theatre, Vancouver/Downtown Eastside). Join Ruth and Savannah and guests on this intensive, experiential journey of learning and art-making.
Workshop activities will blend presentations, hands-on activities, discussions, demonstrations, creative explorations and take-home resources. We will:
• Consider approaches, methods, challenges, ethics and aesthetics involved in researching and expressing community stories through oral history and mapping;
• Explore interview and mapping-based arts processes via a variety of interdisciplinary activities;
• Touch on stages of research, creation, presentation, performance, evaluation and legacy;
• Work with themes and forms linked to current Vancouver Moving Theatre/Jumblies creative partnerships scheduled for spring 2015: The Big House project, a Downtown Eastside performative feast; and the Train of Thought, a coast to coast community arts journey.
WHO IS IT FOR?
• Emerging and professional artists from all forms and traditions;
• Practitioners from related fields (e.g. oral history, community development, etc.);
• People with experience in community engaged arts;
• People with past projects or in-process projects involving oral history, interview or mapping research;
• People who can apply what they learn and share it with others through their practice.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
• Deepen and expand your community arts skills and experience;
• Learn skills for your own oral history or mapping arts project;
• Meet and network with like-minded creative people;
• Jumblies’ workshops are recognized nationally as credentials by arts employers and academic institutions;
• It will be lots of fun!
MEALS AND ACCOMMODATION
Snacks and the makings for lunches are provided.
For out of town registrants, we can help you locate a budget hotel.
Those attending the full course will receive a certificate of completion from Vancouver Moving Theatre and Jumblies Theatre.
Work trade places are available for those for whom the fee is a barrier
Application deadline: May 5, 2014 (5pm)