Upcoming panels Nov.29 – Dec.2

The Gathering Divergence
Multi-Arts Festival & Conference Fall 2022

Visioning Canada’s IBPOC Artistic Transformation:
Then and Now

Nov. 29, Nov. 30 and Dec. 2, 2022
In-person at Aki Studio (Toronto) and via Zoom 

The multi-Arts Festival and Conference; a positively impactful  and supportive convening in the Arts sector. The festival’s specific focus is on Indigenous, racialized, deaf, disabled and mad, women and other historically – marginalized artists’ communities.  Geared towards meaningful conversations, professional development and sharing strategies in the Arts, this year’s theme for Gathering Divergence Multi-Arts Festival & Conference Fall 2022 | Visioning Canada’s IBPOC Artistic Transformation: Then and Now.

Upcoming panels:

Panel I: Artists Working / Organizing for Change 
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 10:00am
Engaging across ethno-cultural populations, intergenerationally with mid-career, established artists and next generation artists. The session pairs artists from various disciplines in an intergenerational discussion seeks to amplify the many ways in which IBPOC artists have been eliciting change in their practice while also organizing / advocating for EDI advancement within the sector. 

Panel II: Onboarding \  Understanding the Nature of IBPOC Artists/Arts Organizations and their work
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 11:15am
There are many different emergent ways of working, creating and presenting that are now a part of the Sector. From onboarding, contracting, providing creative support and presentation, the session will address ways in which arts organizations can work effectively with IBPOC artists and what IBPOC artists may need to find to be successful working within/with larger organizations and also the Arts sector.  This will explore what some arts organizations are doing to build relationships with IBPOC artists that are equitable and sustainable and to respond to the question: “Can working with IBPOC artists/organizations be a collaborative practice in any aspect of the sector?

Networking Session: IBPOC Orgs / Artists Connecting with CPAMOPOC Organizations / Presenting Organizations
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 2:00pm
CPAMO started as an organization that catered to the needs of artists offering workshops based on responses from surveys and convenings. Geared towards IBPOC artists and companies, the session is an invitation to meet various organizations that support the work of artists; from presenters, festivals, arts service organizations to companies who work with artists. Its also a session to hear from the IBPOC arts communities about their emerging needs coming out of the pandemic. 

Panel IV: Continued Work On Advancing Pluralism Through Equity Diversity And Inclusive Learning (CPAMOPOC Cohorts Convening) 
Date: Friday, Dec. 2 at 10:15am
Since 2016, CPAMO has developed, coordinated and delivered a novel program called “Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario Pluralism Organizational Change”. This is an intensive 18 month unlearning/learning program that has had four cohorts and involved some 60 organizations with most located in Ontario, more recent ones in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and New Brunswick.  Organizations will discuss ways in which they have been working to create sectoral change that embraces and include IBPOC artists/arts organizations/arts administrators in their arts organizations board, staff, volunteers and programs.

Now in its 4th cohort, this convening is specific to participating and past participants with a focus on sharing the experiences to all attendees.

Panel V: IBPOC Perspectives on Succession Planning to  Artistic Transitioning  
Date: Friday, Dec. 2 at 1:00pm
How does one prepare for transitioning in a sector where an artist or Director is dependent on their positions as creative and financial outlet to their career in not just presentation but also administration. Transitioning can be easy but they can also highlight the significant gaps in which IBPOC arts leaders and organizations are existing. Limiteds support and resources further exacerbate this reality. Invited IBPOC arts thinkers, leaders and creatives will begin to delve deeper into the topic of transitioning, succession planning and emerging opportunities. 

 The schedule is available here!

Registration: 

Tickets $5 – $10 | To register to attend in-person or over Zoom the day sessions:

Attend online via Zoom:  Register on Eventbrite

Attend in-person at Aki studio:
Location: Aki Studio
585 Dundas St E #250, Toronto, ON M5A 2B7

Register at Aki’s online box office (select [3] CPAMO on the left side menu). 
Covid protocols: People attending the event in peson need to follow Aki Studio’s vaccination and mask policy – please read before registration: 
www.nativeearth.ca/c19safety

To register to attend the Reception and Publication launch at the CSI Community Living Room: 

To register to attend the Reception and publication launch click here, please note the Covid policy is different for this event, for more information click here.

If you have any questions please email: info@cpamo.org 

The Gathering Divergence Fall 2022

The Gathering Divergence
Multi-Arts Festival & Conference Fall 2022

Visioning Canada’s IBPOC Artistic Transformation:
Then and Now

Nov. 29, Nov. 30 and Dec. 2, 2022
In-person at Aki Studio (Toronto) and via Zoom 

The multi-Arts Festival and Conference; a positively impactful  and supportive convening in the Arts sector. The festival’s specific focus is on Indigenous, racialized, deaf, disabled and mad, women and other historically – marginalized artists’ communities.  Geared towards meaningful conversations, professional development and sharing strategies in the Arts, this year’s theme for Gathering Divergence Multi-Arts Festival & Conference Fall 2022 | Visioning Canada’s IBPOC Artistic Transformation: Then and Now.

The festival / conference focuses on varying topics within the Arts sector grounded in the transformative change through a cross-sectoral understanding of Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity.  A varied offering over 3 days, the  festival and conference will feature performances, literary readings, online visual arts exhibition and creative investigations from diverse practices. Panels, workshops, exhibitions and showcases encouraging divergence across arts practices, collaboration and professional development shaped within the sensibilities of art making and networking of IBPOC artists and organizations.

The tentative schedule is available here!

Registration: 
 
General Admission: Tue. Nov 29 | 9:30am – 2:30pm | $10
Student/Accessibility Pricing: Tue. Nov 29 | 9:30am – 2:30pm | $5

General Admission: Wed. Nov 30 | 11:00am – 5:00pm | $10
Student/Accessibility Pricing: Wed. Nov 30 | 11:00am – 5:00pm | $5

Reception and Publication launch, General Admission: Wed. Nov 30 | 6pm – 8pm | $10
Reception and Publication launch, Accessibility Pricing: Wed. Nov 30 | 6pm – 8pm | $5

General Admission: Fri. Dec. 2 | 10:00am – 4:30pm | $10
Student/Accessibility Pricing: Fri. Dec. 2 | 10:00am – 4:30pm | $5

To register to attend in-person or over Zoom the day sessions: 

Attend online via Zoom:  Register on Eventbrite.

Attend in-person at Aki studio:
Location: Aki Studio
585 Dundas St E #250, Toronto, ON M5A 2B7

Covid protocols: People attending the event in peson need to follow Aki Studio’s vaccination and mask policy – please read before registration:
www.nativeearth.ca/c19safety

Register at Aki’s online box office (select [3] CPAMO on the left side menu).

To register to attend in-person or over Zoom the Reception and Publication launch:

To register to attend the Reception and publication launch click here, please note the Covid policy is different for the Reception and Publication launch, for more information click here.

If you have any questions please email: info@cpamo.org

CPAMO is supported by the Canadian Heritage, Ontario Arts Council, the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, Toronto Arts Council, English Testing Canada, Barrett and Welsh, and LeSageArts Management.

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Call for Submission: The Gathering Divergence

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Call for Submission

Gathering Divergence Multi-Arts
Festival & Conference Fall 2022

Gathering Divergence Multi-Arts Festival & Conference Fall 2022 is an impactfully positive and supportive convening in the Arts sector. The festival’s specific focus is on Indigenous, racialized, deaf, disabled and mad, women and other historically – marginalized artists’ communities.  Geared towards meaningful conversations, professional development and sharing strategies in the Arts, this year’s theme for Gathering Divergence Multi-Arts Festival & Conference Fall 2022 | Visioning Canada’s IBPOC Artistic Transformation: Then and Now.

The festival / conference is focused on varying topics within the Arts sector grounded in the transformative change through a cross-sectoral understanding of Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity, decoloniality and anti-racism.  A varied offering over 3 days, the  festival and conference will feature performances, literary readings, online visual arts exhibition and creative investigations from diverse practices. Panels, workshops, exhibitions and showcases encouraging divergence across arts practices, collaboration and professional development shaped within the sensibilities of art making and networking of IBPOC artists and organizations.

What is the overall concept? 
Gathering  Divergence Multi – Arts Festival and Conference

  • an interactive space where arts organizations artists and attendees share
  • dedicated to advancing performance, advocacy and pluralism in the arts
  • dialogue on common interests, experienced and strategies towards a better more equitable and inclusive arts sector.

Why are we doing it? 
We believe systemic change is more effectively achieved through collective, creative action, we seek to:

  • create, support and learn through open-source resources and toolkits
  • advance strategies to understand how we are influenced by issues of equity and digital technology in and out of
  • amplify the artistic practices and administration of IBPOC individuals

What do we hope to achieve?
We hope that everyone arrives at a better understanding of the many ways in which we support, create from and within the Arts sector as indigenous / ethno-racially identified artists with a pluralist lens.

APPLY NOW !

Deadline: October 17, 2022

When and where is the festival and conference?
Nov 28 – Dec 2, 2022
Online and In-Person events at Aki Studio (Toronto) following all CV 19 safety guidelines.

What we offer:

– Opportunity to display / showcase / facilitate a workshop to a wide range of artists/ audience, publicity, copy of performance. (No more than 15 minutes in length)

– Visual Arts and  Workshop Proposals MUST include:

  • Set up requirements
  • Estimated time for set up and striking of work
  • Whether assistance is needed or included

– Compensation Range varies:

  • Dance / Theatre  / Music Honorariums $400 – $1000 (based on the number of artists)
  • Literary Readings up to $300
  • Visual Artists will be based on CARFAC Standards (under section: A.1.6 Exhibitions in Other Public Places)
  • Workshops $300 (1 hour maximum)

Required for consideration:
– Brief explanation of how your proposed work. The explanation MUST relates to ONE OR MORE of the Conference’s Themes:

  • Broadening capacities for IBPOC Art makers
  • artist working / organizing for change
  • organizations Advancing Pluralism Through Equity, Diversity and Inclusive Learning,
  • critically Understanding the Nature of IBPOC Artists / Arts Organizations and their work
  •  perspectives on Succession Planning towards Artistic Transitioning.

– Works where contributors / artists or those self identify as IBPOC
– Works created by Black / IPOC artists and Organizations
– Artist / Organization Website URL, Social Media Info, Biography (150 words)
– Headshot / Company Image 300 dpi
– Links to previous work(s) or work proposed.

Selection Process: 
Administered by a Selection Committee (CPAMO Board member(s), Program Manager,
Executive Director, and Pluralism in Organizational Change (CPAMOPOC) members. The committee will consider the following:

  • Artistic Merit and with overall connection to CPAMO’s mandate and objectives
  • The Focus on the Gathering’s themes
  • Viability (overall programming cost, # of artists proposed, range / breath / depth of the submission)

Submission process:
New this year! Submit all information using our online form:
https://forms.gle/m48WpmQuKn6wPQtN7

If you have any questions or have difficulty submitting through the online form, please don’t hesitate to contact: Kevin A. Ormsby programming@cpamo.org

Applicants will be notified on Oct 24, 2022


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CPAMO is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Heritage, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, English Testing Canada, Barrett and Welsh, LeSageArts Management, and Randolph College for the Performing Arts.