Maps & Memories: 4th Downtown Eastside Artfare Institute

Vancouver Moving Theatre and Jumblies Theatre present Maps & Memories 4th Downtown Eastside Artfare Institute A three-day intensive workshop on researching and expressing community stories through oral history and mapping Ukrainian Hall 805 East Pender Street June 6-8, 2014 9:30am - 5:30pm Application deadline: May 5, 2014 (5pm)
VMT-Arts4All-Spring-2014-FlyerVancouver 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. CERTIFICATION Those attending the full course will receive a certificate of completion from Vancouver Moving Theatre and Jumblies Theatre. FEE: $150 Work trade places are available for those for whom the fee is a barrier Application deadline: May 5, 2014 (5pm)
APPLICATION PROCESS Limited to twenty 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. Registration form can be downloaded HERE Email completed application to Please see details in application form about mailing the application. Applications arriving by May 5 will be assessed and space confirmed by May 12. Late applications will be considered only if there is space available.
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