Arts-based social inclusion in Canada, looking back and looking forward
Start date: 9 January, 2017
End date: 1 September, 2017
1. Map historical arts-based social inclusion initiatives across Canada on an interactive website map. 2. Document present grassroots work in art hives across Canada through narrative video capsules. 3. Develop a traveling art exhibit to increase awareness and understanding of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls for Action in order to increase connections with the indigenous communities surrounding Canadian Art Hives.
Nature of the Project Reach
We expect 5,000 people will participate or benefit from this project, including 120 volunteers. There are currently 92 art hives in the network and we expect to make every art hive aware of our project and the 60 art hives in Canada to have direct involvement.
1. Celebrate and raise awareness around the transformative power of grassroots community arts by documenting and sharing the diverse work being done, and creating diffusion tools that are dynamic and accessible. 2. Create and develop links between art hives in all provinces and territories. 3. Develop a traveling art exhibit in order to understand and increase awareness about the T&R Commission's call to action and to connect these calls for actions with aboriginal communities surrounding art hives.
We would like to invite anyone interested to join our Learning Circles which will begin by reading Paulette Regan's book Unsettling the Settler. We will be working together to understand the settler's role in taking part in the Call for Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's report to Canada.