September 5th – Staying Updated with Cecilia Garcia, North York Arts
Staying up-to-date is hard, specially if you don’t even know where to start. This workshop, geared towards newcomer visual artists, will provide tips and online resources to keep yourself up-to-date with call for submissions, work and volunteer opportunities, grants, and arts & culture related events taking place across Toronto. Participants will also have a chance to network and connect with fellow artists.
Cecília holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in film studies from the Federal University of Santa Catarina in Brazil and has built a diverse portfolio working in the Brazilian film industry. After arriving in Canada in 2014, she received a diploma in arts management from Western University and has since volunteered with multiple arts organizations in Toronto. Currently, Cecília is the Program and Volunteer Coordinator at North York Arts, and the Gallery Assistant at Queen Gallery.
September 19th – Finding a mentor with Inés Aguileta, Neighbourhood Arts Network
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October 10th – Networking Tips & Techniques with Norma Garcia, Independent filmmaker and Arts Administrator
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October 24th – The Curator’s role with Ellyn Walker, Independent Curator
This workshop will involve thinking through the role of the curator in relation to artists. Sharing insight from experience in exhibition planning, curating and administration, this workshop will prepare artists for exhibition-making processes in a variety of contexts. How do artists and curators work together? Where do the responsibilities of each role lie? What are the protocols and practices of the curator/artist relationship? Find out first-hand information about how artists can engage curators and vice versa.
Ellyn Walker is a curator and writer based in Toronto/Tkaronto. Her curatorial projects have been presented in artist-run centres, public space, art galleries and museums across Canada – most recently at the Thames Art Gallery in Chatham-Kent, Ontario. Her writing has been widely published in magazines, journals, online and in books, such as in the recent anthology DESIRE/CHANGE: Feminist Art in Canada (2017) by McGill-Queen’s University Press. Ellyn was recently awarded the Thematic Exhibition of the Year Award by the Ontario Association of Art Galleries for her project CANADIAN BELONGING(s) presented by the Art Gallery of Mississauga in 2016. She is currently a PhD candidate at Queen’s University in the Cultural Studies program.
November 7th – Artists’ rights and copyright with Sally Lee, CARFAC Ontario
This workshop will provide a general overview of
- CARFAC Ontario – its programs, services, resources, sectoral and advocacy on behalf of artists
- Artists’ rights – including copyright, moral rights, exhibition and reproduction right, and Artists Resale Right
Sally Lee has worked at not-for-profit arts organizations representing a wide range of disciplines for over 25 years. Prior to joining CARFAC Ontario as Executive Director in 2015, Sally held management and leadership positions at the Toronto International Film Festival, Soulpepper Theatre Company, and the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, where she served as Executive Director. Other groups where she has worked or volunteered include the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto, the Images Festival, the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre, Artists for Peace and Justice Canada, Samara Canada, Pan Am Path, BorderLines Magazine and the Women’s Press. She is a Fellow of the 2006 TAC Cultural Leaders Lab and currently sits on the board of Wavelength Music, the Visual Arts and Media Arts Committee of the Toronto Arts Council, the Advocacy Network of the Toronto Arts Foundation, the Advisory Board of Reel Asian, and the Nominating Committee of Access Copyright. She has also participated in the production of several independent films and music videos. An active member of Toronto’s independent music community since the early 90s, Sally currently plays bass and sings in the band Long Branch.
November 28th – Artist-Run Centres with Ana Barajas, YYZ Artists’ Outlet
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Paralia Newcomer Arts Network is a collective that supports and promotes newcomer artists in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area as well as provides resources and information on current opportunities.