OUR FRIENDS (community arts)

Arts 4 All Toronto Arts 4 All  provides an expressive playground for all members of Toronto’s Davenport West Community; they are based at Davenport Perth Neighbourhood Centre and Pelham Park Gardens, Toronto. Assembly of BC Arts Councils The Assembly of British Columbia Arts Councils is dedicated to connecting communities to promote and advance community arts and cultural development in British Columbia. Association of United Ukrainian Canadians Vancouver The Association of United Ukrainian Canadians (AUUC) in Vancouver has been an integral part of its community for generations. Celebrating its 85th anniversary in 2013, it continues to provide a cultural link to its members: Vancouver Folk Orchestra; an impressive performing dance troupe, Dovbush; and Barvinok Choir, a large and active group of men and women. Carnegie Community Centre Vancouver Provides a range of social, recreational and educational programs for the residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Claque Theatre England Transforming the way in which people view both theatre and community. CommonWeal Community Arts Regina A provincial arts organization that links professional artists with communities to promote cultural identity and social justice through collaboration and creative expression. Community Arts Council of Vancouver Operating today as an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Vancouver’s built, cultural, and natural heritage. Community Arts Guild Toronto The Community Arts Guild makes art of all sorts with the people of East Scarborough: inviting those who may not normally have the opportunity to participate; connecting people separated from each other because of distance, language, income, age, culture or ability; celebrating and discovering the traditions they bring along; and building community through art-making. Community Arts Network Vancouver A portal to the field of community arts, providing news, documentation, theoretical writing, communications, research and educational information. Concordia University Community Art Studies Montreal The Institute supports the building of democratic community structures and provides innovative programming that responds to challenging social justice issues facing communities. Creative Cultural Collaborations Society Vancouver An Vancouver-based society dedicated to stimulating, developing and executing unique cultural projects and activities including: building networks, promoting understanding and enhancing cooperation between local, national and international artists and arts organizations by facilitating exchanges of artists and brokering creative collaborative projects promoting awareness of the role of the organization. Downtown Eastside Centre for the Arts Vancouver Provides opportunities for creative exploration, engagement, and expression in the heart of the city. Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival Vancouver A community-based inner city festival with a mandate of community led renewal through the arts. Dramatic Action Community Engaged Theatre in Canada & Beyond A website that explores the connections between theatre, performance, community development and civic engagement. Everybody’s Theatre Company Ontario A community engaged theatre company in Toronto and Eden mills led by Dale Hamilton. Firehall Arts Centre Vancouver Supports Canadian artists by sharing with audiences artistic works that are daring, risky, surprising, and moving. Fixtpoint Toronto An international professional touring company committed to entertaining, original, community based theatre productions that inspire audiences to imagine change. Gallery Gachet Vancouver Aims to use the canvas of the outside work to educate and demystify the public on issues related to mental health and to advance the artistic discourse around these issues. Jumblies Theatre Toronto Jumblies makes art in everyday and unexpected places with, for and about the people and stories found there. Karen Jamieson Dance Vancouver Challenges the boundaries of contemporary dance in Canada, including the creation and presentation of community-engaged dance productions. MABELLEarts Toronto MABELLEarts brings together people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to make art: to talk, work, play, plant, tell, build, remember, think, sew, eat, celebrate, draw, sing and mourn, transforming indoor and outdoor spaces in and around Mabelle – a Toronto Community Housing complex in Etobicoke. Making Room Community Arts Toronto Making Room Community Arts is a radically inclusive, multi-disciplinary arts company in long-term residence at PARC (the Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre), Toronto; they create celebrations and ceremonies, large and small out of the ground of everyday life. Marina Szijarto Vancouver Marina designs and builds Costumes, Sets and Props for Theatre, Dance, celebrations events, parades and personal ceremonies. Miscellaneous Productions Vancouver Miscellaneous works with inner city youth at risk and merges high art, grass-roots community development, and popular culture. Mixed Company Toronto Creates innovative, interactive drama as a tool for positive change. Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre Vancouver Provides a place for intercultural connections, a gathering place for the community and an opportunity for all to experience the arts in programs, events and performances. Myths and Mirrors Community Arts Sudbury, Ontario Bringing people together to find meaning and purpose in our experiences through reflection, dialogue and collective creation. Puente Theatre Victoria PUENTE endeavours to gain respect for the cultural heritage that immigrants bring to our new homeland, and to facilitate the integration of newcomer artists with the local theatre environment. Roundhouse Community Centre Vancouver Offering an interesting array of activities for all those who live in the neighbourhood and wish to make use of tremendously rich opportunities in culture, arts and recreation. The mandate of this community centre includes community art practice. Runaway Moon theatre Enderby, BC Creating innovative puppet theatre and community arts experiences that engage the imagination and offer alternate perspectives. Secret Lantern Society Vancouver This community based celebrations arts group produces the highly popular annual Winter Solstice Lantern Festival. Shadowlight Productions San Francisco Dedicated to the Art of Shadow Theatre over Three Decades Still Moon Society Vancouver Inspires vibrant and connected communities by creating artistic experiences and nurturing a passion for nature. Teesri Duniya Theatre/ Montreal Dedicated to producing socially and politically relevant theatre that supports a multicultural vision of society. Producers of the quarterly theatre magazine Theatre for Living (formerly Headlines Theatre) Vancouver Uses Theatre for the Living to help living communities tell their stories. Theatre in the Raw Vancouver Giving exposure to voices seldom heard. Trickster Theatre Alberta A physical theatre company that also provides a very popular Residency Program to schools. urban ink productions Vancouver urban ink productions seeks to create new works which celebrate and bring together different cultural and artistic perspectives and inter-racial experiences. Vancouver International Center of Art for Social Change Vancouver ICASC is a global centre for networking, training, professional development, research and community outreach in the burgeoning field of art for social change.