SAVE THE DATE: Gathering Divergence is Dec. 8-10

The Gathering Divergence  Multi-Arts Festival and Conference Fall 2021    Art in the Time of Healing:  The Importance of IBPOC Arts in Planetary Renewal
SAVE THE DATE

Gathering Divergence Multi-Arts
Festival & Conference Spring 2021

 December 8 – December 10, 2021
In-person at Aki Studio (Toronto) and via Zoom

The Gathering Divergence Multi-Arts Festival and Conference has been a powerful, positive and supportive convening of arts practitioners geared towards sharing strategies in the engagement of indigenous, racialized, deaf, disabled and mad, women and other historically – marginalized artists and communities. This year, Gathering Divergence Multi-Arts Festival & Conference Fall 2021 | Art in the Time of Healing: The Importance of IBPOC Arts in Planetary Renewal will explore the role of IBPOC artists and organizations in the time of healing and renewal as our society emerges and reopens from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Held over three days, the festival and conference will feature panel discussions, showcase performances, workshops and networking opportunities for arts organizations, artists and arts sector professionals asking the same questions about anti-black racism in the arts, digital technology, its intersections with one’s artistic / organizational practices all grounded within the EDIP (Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity towards Pluralism). The sessions will be aimed at investigating systemic challenges, providing professional development while building organizational and artistic capacity. We aspire to explore the many ways in which the arts and healing will support cultural impact, civic engagement and deeper understanding of emerging digital frameworks with a focus on planetary renewal.

Stay tuned for the full schedule and registration in the upcoming weeks! 

The Gathering Divergence May 20th videos are available for viewing!

The Gathering Divergence Multi – Arts Festival and Conference |  What Have We Learnt: Approaches, Lessons and Future Strategies towards Anti Black Racism, Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity and Digital Support in the Arts

The video recordings from The Gathering Divergence Multi – Arts Festival and Conference |  What Have We Learnt: Approaches, Lessons and Future Strategies towards Anti Black Racism, Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity and Digital Support in the Arts on May 20, 2021 are now available:

Festival Planning / COVID19 Implications: IBPOC / Equity Seeking Artists / Arts Programming Perspective
https://youtu.be/juQUs4V5xZo

Keynote by Mark Campbell
https://youtu.be/0AP9hxtHVQU

Strategies Towards Achieving Financial Health in the Arts
https://youtu.be/4jvbCXWHob8

CPAMO Publication Draft Review
https://youtu.be/WUkM3Rv08fM

Stay tuned for videos from May 21 in the upcoming weeks!

The Gathering Divergence May 19th videos are available for viewing!

The Gathering Divergence Multi – Arts Festival and Conference |  What Have We Learnt: Approaches, Lessons and Future Strategies towards Anti Black Racism, Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity and Digital Support in the Arts

The video recordings from The Gathering Divergence Multi – Arts Festival and Conference |  What Have We Learnt: Approaches, Lessons and Future Strategies towards Anti Black Racism, Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity and Digital Support in the Arts on May 19, 2021 are now available:

Land acknowledgement by Aria Evans and keynote by Dori Tunstall
https://youtu.be/hq51GdgQ4Z0

Taking the Reins: Organizations Doing The Work in Developing Policies for Conflict Mitigation / Crisis towards Change. 
https://youtu.be/wuek1d72Qq8

Mass Culture – State of Emergence: Artists Influencing Equitable Diverse Cultural Policy and Funding 
https://youtu.be/cBmTeu3VOaw

Stay tuned for videos from May 20 and 21 in the upcoming weeks!