Vancouver Moving Theatre and Jumblies Theatre in partnership with Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden present
The Art of Hospitality: 3rd Downtown Eastside Artfare Institute
A volunteer work-learn opportunity and mini-practicum in art that engages with and celebrates community
Photo: MABELLEarts Midwinter Parade 2013, by Katherine Fleitas
This workshop will explore artful hospitality and develop skills in art making that is welcoming, inclusive and able to bring people together across differences, facilitated by some of Canada’s leading community artists, including Ruth Howard (Jumblies Theatre, Toronto), Savannah Walling (Vancouver Moving Theatre) and Leah Houston (MABELLEarts, Toronto).
Introductory sessions, a mini-practicum with an active community arts project, hands-on activities, discussions, take-home resources, and a culminating event that weaves together feasting, conversation, storytelling, music and cultural sharing from Coast Salish, Chinese, and Ukrainian traditions.
April 7-15, 2013
April 7, 8, 9 – 10:30-12:30 pm - Group sessions; 1:30-4:30 pm - Work according to individual plans
April 11, 12 – 10:30-4:30 pm - Work according to individual plans
April 12 – 1:30-4:30 pm- Work according to individual plans; 6:30-10:00 pm – Rehearsal
April 13 – 10:30-6:00 pm - Final Preparation, Performative Feast, Wrap-up
April 15 – 10:30-12:30 pm – Closing reflections and evaluation
WHO’S IT FOR?
- People interested in and/or with experience in art that engages community;
- People with flexibility and reliability who enjoy working creatively with diverse people;
- People with arts-related background (experience &/or training) to contribute to the creation of our performative feast (e.g. visual arts, design, music, performance, calligraphy, culinary arts);
- People who can apply what they learn and share it with others through their work.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
- Participate fully from April 7-15 (days off April 10 & 14), including core group sessions, individually-tailored work plans and schedules, final rehearsals, culminating performative feast and closing gathering;
- contribute in a spirit of collaboration, cooperation, and respect for community needs;
- notify project coordinator in advance of any scheduling conflicts and changes and to work out a solution.
- Deepen your community arts skills and experience;
- Meet and network with like-minded creative people locally and from across the country;
- Be part of an ambitious and innovative multi-year Vancouver project with Toronto partners;
- Jumblies’ training workshops are recognized nationally as credentials by arts employers and academic institutions;
- It will be lots of fun!
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden (578 Carrall St.) and Ukrainian Hall (805 E. Pender St.).
There is no cost involved. This is a work-learn volunteer experience and exchange.
: A community feast on April 13; coffee/tea; otherwise bring your own.
Those completing the intensive will receive a certificate form Vancouver Moving Theatre and Jumblies Theatre
: Limited to eight participants, selected partly based on experience and potential to benefit, with a view to creating a compatible and diverse group, including Downtown Eastside community members. Click here to download an application
(Word doc) or email Leah Houston at firstname.lastname@example.org
to request a form.
Application Deadline March 20, 2013, midnight
. Email completed application to both email@example.com
. See details in application form about mailing the application. Applications arriving by March 20 will be assessed and space confirmed by March 28. Late applications will be processed only if there is space.
Please visit www.vancouvermovingtheatre.com
for information about our other activities.