Equity, Anti-Racism and Pluralism Conference for Youth Theatres is Nov. 9-11!

ASSITEJ Canada: International Association of Theatres for Children and Young People
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Save the Date!

A National Conference on Anti-Racism and Pluralism
in Theatre for Young Audiences

November 9-11, 2021 via Zoom  

ASSITEJ Canada in collaboration with Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario are excited to announce a national Equity, Anti-Racism and Pluralism Conference in Theatre for Young Audiences on November 9-11, 2021 via Zoom. 

The three day conference will feature panel presentations and workshops to engage artists, arts administrators and the broader artistic community in meaningful discussion, best practices and knowledge sharing on how to work with and reach IBPOC artists and communities. This conference will assist organizations to:

1) Develop Organizational Leadership/personal responsibility
2) Engage diverse arts practices/communities
3) Create programming with increased understanding/engagement of IBPOC communities
4) Diversifying membership/audience by increasing participant
5) Enabling Participants to Diversify Staff, Board and Volunteers
Stay tuned for more information in the upcoming weeks!

A collaboration between: logos of ASSITEJ Canada and Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario
With funding from Canadian Heritage.

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Tous ensemble maintenant : créer l’équité, la diversité et l’inclusion dans le théâtre canadien pour le jeune public. Du 9 au 11 novembre

Réservez la date ! 

Une conférence nationale sur l’antiracisme et le pluralisme dans le théâtre jeune public

Du 9 au 11 novembre 2021 sur Zoom

ASSITEJ Canada, en collaboration avec Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario, a le plaisir d’annoncer la création d’une conférence nationale sur l’antiracisme et le pluralisme dans le théâtre jeune public, du 9 au 11 novembre 2021, sur Zoom.

Ces trois jours de conférence, comprendront des tables rondes et des ateliers destinés aux artistes, aux travailleurs culturels et à l’ensemble de la communauté artistique dans le secteur du théâtre pour l’enfance et la jeunesse. La conférence permettra d’engager des discussions constructives et de partager des connaissances sur la meilleure façon de s’engager avec les personnes des communautés autochtones, noires et de couleur.

Cette conférence aidera les organisations à :

  • Développer un leadership organisationnel diversifié
  • Développer la responsabilité personnelle dans le leadership
  • S’engager auprès de communautés et de pratiques artistiques diverses
  • Mieux comprendre les communautés autochtones, noires et de couleur.
  • Augmenter les échanges et l’engagement avec les communautés autochtones, noires et de couleur.
  • Développer et diversifier les membrariat / le public
  • Aider les organisations à diversifier leur personnel, leur conseil d’administration et leurs bénévoles


Restez à l’affût des informations supplémentaires à venir dans les prochaines semaines !

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Call for CPAMOPOC Chorot 4 participants!

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Call for CPAMOPOC Chorot 4 participants! 

CPAMO’s Pluralism and Organizational Change (CPAMOPOC) 4th cohort will start in Winter 2022! This project, consistent with CPAMO’s values, promotes a transformation in arts practices, and demonstrates the importance of inclusive arts practices in a rapidly shifting arts eco-system.  Indigenous and racialized artists and arts organizations, presenters (which includes here theatres, publishers, galleries, producers) – need to connect more directly with each other and form trusting and nurturing relationships that support emerging and established arts practices and artists.

About the program:
This program assists organizations to transform and incorporate equity and pluralism into their everyday operation and the broader arts sector. Participating organizations will be meeting once a month for a full-day session or twice a month for half-day sessions over one and a half years. These sessions range from presentations by participating organizations to engage with each other using the Critical Response Process (CRP) to educational training by guest speakers. The participating organizations will engage in sessions on: (1) organizational leadership and personal responsibility; (2) community engagement; (3) program planning; (4) conflict resolution; (5) mentoring and employment equity. 

Past participants include Theatre Ontario, Canadian Dance Assembly, CARFAC Ontario, Ontario Culture Days, The National Ballet of Canada, National Ballet School, and North York Arts Council. For more information: https://cpamo.org/equity-education-in-the-arts/

The program starts in Winter 2022 and lasts for a year and a half. Sessions are either once a month for a full-day session or twice a month for a half-day session. Sessions usually do not take place in July, August and December. 

Required commitment: 
– Staff member/s are required to attend all meetings, additional staff/board/volunteers are encouraged to attend when available.
– This program is Pay What You Can Basis to enable organizations of all sizes and budgets to participate. 

Due to Covid19 this cohort may be online via Zoom. If public safety guidelines will change CPAMO will explore returning to in-person sessions. 

Application and deadline: 

The deadline is November 30, 2021, however, organizations are encouraged to inquire as soon as possible. 

To learn more about CPAMOPOC and see if it’s the right program for your organization contact CPAMO’s Executive Director, charles c. smith at executive@cpamo.org