Join Us for the Reception and Publication Launch on Nov. 30, 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.

Join us on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 from 6-8pm at the CSI Community Living Room (on the main level at Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St E, Toronto, ON M5A 2B7)


This Gathering Divergence (GD ) Multi-Arts Festival and Conferenc 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.

The reception and publication launch will feature:

  • Preview of our new publication
  • Refreshments and cash bar
  • Meet and network with artists and arts administrators

Vaccination is not required to attend the reception and publication launch at CSI Community Living Room, all are welcomed to attend who do not have Covid symptoms, did not test positive for Covid or traveled outside of Canada within the last 14 days. Masks are encouraged when not actively eating/drinking. Registration and providing full contact information is required for contact tracing.

Tickets $5 – $10 | Register to attend in-person on Eventbrite

If you have any questions please email:

Living In the Skin I Am In publication is available for purchase

Image of the book cover: an abstract pattern on the right side and on the left side white text on black background, the text is: Living in the Skin I am In, Experiential Learnings, Approaches and Considerations Towards Anti-Black Racism in the Arts

Living in the Skin, I am In: Experiential Learnings, Approaches and Considerations towards Anti-Black Racism in the Arts, continues the conversation on anti-black racism in the arts, it’s impact on black artist’s use of digital technology and the implications one’s artistic / organizational practices. The featuring articles previously published or written along with articles from invited contributors working in all performing arts disciplines including visual arts, digital / media arts and arts administration. Offering resources, toolkits and an annotated bibliography readers will find value in the international, national and local scope of its contents.
Living in the Skin, I am In publication is available for purchase in print and pdf: All payments are processed through PayPal, you do not need a PayPal account to complete the payment, click the “Pay with Debit or Credit Card” option to complete the payment with a credit/debit card.
After completing the payment you will be redirected to download the publication, please do so right away. If you have any difficulty downloading it email info [at]
Print: $20 
Special offer on the printed version for a limited time the shipping is on us! The regular shipping cost within Canada ($6) is included in the purchase price.

For more information about the publication:
View the Table of Contents here.

Living In the Skin I Am In Book Release (December 10, 2021)

CPAMO Publication Draft Review (May 20, 2021)