The Gathering Divergence

The Gathering  Divergence offers an interactive space where arts organizations, artists and attendees dedicated to advancing equity, diversity, inclusivity and pluralism in the arts can share dialogue on common purposes and strategies in shaping how contemporary intersections in artistic practice influence diverse Canadian cultural expressions.

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Past Gatherings:

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
For more information: | Program Day 1 | Program Day 2 | Program Day 3

Gathering Divergence Multi-Arts Festival & Conference Spring 2022
Moulding The Future: Rethinking Strategies for the Arts Sector Now
May 10 – May 13, 2022
Via Zoom and Small World Music Centre (Toronto)
For more information:  |  Program Day 1 , Program Day 2 and Program Day 3

Gathering Divergence Multi-Arts Festival & Conference Fall 2021 
Art in the Time of Healing: The Importance of IBPOC Arts in Planetary
December 8 – December 10, 2021
In-person at Aki Studio (Toronto) and via Zoom
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Gathering Divergence Multi-Arts Festival & Conference Spring 2021
What Have We Learnt: Approaches, Lessons and Future Strategies towards Anti Black Racism, Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity and Digital Support in the Arts
May 19 – 21, 2021 via Zoom
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The Gathering Fall 2020
Exploring Anti-Black Racism in the Arts and Thinking Digitally: Integrative Strategies for IBPOC Arts Practices
December 9 – 11, 2020 Via Zoom
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The Gathering: Online June 6 – October 15, 2020 via Zoom. 

The Gathering: Online is a series of conversations exploring frameworks for understanding how Artists and Arts Organization are thinking about their work and programming given the COVID-19 pandemic and it’s ongoing impact on the Arts Sector. More information.

The Gathering: IBPOC Women and the Arts
Thinking and exploring the ways towards increased inclusion in the Arts Sector
December 2 – 8, 2019 | Exhibition Reception: December 4, 2019
918 Bathurst Centre
918 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M5R 3G5
December 5, 2019 |Panels and performances
Transac Club
292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 2M7)
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The Gathering: Celebrating 10 years of showcasing, convening and supporting equity and pluralism in the Arts
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Nia Centre for the Arts
May 27-29 at Aki Studio Theatre
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Check out our interviews with participating artists on our videos page

The Gathering – Intersections between Community Arts & Socially Engaged Arts Practices
Thursday, November 29, 2018 at Small World Music / Intergalactic Studios at Artscape Youngplace
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The Gathering – Pluralism in Arts Practices: Contemporary Intersections
May 29, 2018 at Aki Studio Theatre – Native Earth Performing Arts
May 30– 31 at OCAD University
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The Gathering: Pluralism in Aesthetics
Tuesday,  November 28, 2017 at Tranzac Club
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The Gathering: Measuring Impact of the Arts in the Context of Pluralism
Tuesday, 23-24 May 2017 at The Theatre Centre
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The Gathering: Arts Organizations Promoting Pluralism
Wednesday, May 11 and Thursday, May 12, 2016 at the Arts & Letters Club
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