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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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!