Artfare Essentials

Artfare Essentials

Start date: July 2, 2019 - End date: July 7, 2019

Time: 10:30 - 5 PM

An introduction to arts that engage with and create community. Led by Ruth Howard of Jumblies Theatre, with other guest artists facilitators (including Beth Helmers of the Community Arts Guild).

This workshop runs Tuesday, July 2 to Thursday, July 4, with a break on Friday, July 5. Class resumes on Saturday, July 6, and ends Sunday, July 7. The time each weekday is from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm, and 10:30 am to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday. There will also be some optional times for a site visit to an active Toronto community arts project. 

Topics include:

  • Definitions, terms, & guiding principles
  • Project visioning and planning
  • Partnerships (with arts and other sectors)
  • Research (arts and oral history-based)
  • Facilitation (making art with people)
  • Bridging diverse cultures and traditions
  • Collaborating across disciplines, forms and traditions
  • Navigating conflicts and challenges
  • History and legacies of Jumblies
  • Evaluation, documentation, sustainability, legacy

Feel free to contact us with any questions (

Certification: Participants will receive a certificate of completion from the Jumblies Studio and Art Gallery of Burlington. This workshop is respected across Ontario and Canada as a qualification for community arts employment and funding. However, it does not claim to cover all areas and topics integral to this work and is only one piece in a learning path or process.

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