SAVE THE DATE: Gathering Divergence is Nov 28 – Dec 2

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Gathering Divergence Multi-Arts
Festival & Conference Fall 2022

November 28 – December 2, 2022
In-person at Aki Studio (Toronto) and via Zoom

Arts Festival and Conference Provides Needed Support while
“Visioning Canada’s IBPOC Artistic Transformation”

(TORONTO, ON) CPAMO announces its 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.

GDMAF/C addresses ways of visioning  the sector from an IBPOC perspective through

  • 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.

Why Divergence?  CPAMO is curious about the intersection of thought, conversation and performance.  The Gathering Divergence Multi Arts Festival and Conference was conceived as a space to gather, diverge with diversity while intersecting on the many aspects of the Arts sector. We invite participants from the Canadian arts sector and across the world investigating intersections of artistic / organizational practices grounded in EDIP (Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity towards Pluralism). We consider divergence as a key component of critical thinking.

GDMAF/C features the publication launch of the Anthology of Visioning Canadian Cultural Transformation: Thoughts from Artists / Arts Workers / Organizations in the Canadian Arts Ecology continuing the conversation, featured articles from invited contributors will center the voice of IBPOC artists and administrators.

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

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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.