Creating a Collective Action Plan

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 1:30am to 2:00pm
The Spire, Sydenham Street United Church, 82 Sydenham St
Kingston Arts Council

The next workshop in the Arts & Equity Project will have participants working together to develop a framework for taking action in our work, our organizations, and our communities to make the arts more equitable. The goal is to leverage the knowledge and experience of everyone present to take a critical look at how our organizations and collectives are structured and where changes can be made. The workshop will feature a  collaborative audit activity to identify key areas of development (ex. Audience, Programming, Board, HR, Strategic Planning, etc) and offer suggestions for how to make these areas more equitable. Participants will receive a resource package in advance of the workshop that will provide information on key concepts reviewed in the first two Arts & Equity workshops; these concepts and ideas will be reviewed briefly at the onset of the final workshop.

We are thrilled to welcome Camille Georgeson-Usher as our guest artist at the workshop. Camille is a Coast Salish/Dene/Scottish scholar and artist from Galiano Island, BC. She holds an MA in Art History from Concordia University with research focusing on Indigenous community-based artistic practices that bring forward conversations of fear, humour and sexuality as acts of cultural survivance that aim to reduce the rate of suicide in the Arctic. She continues her work as an artist in Toronto when time permits, where she also works as the Programs Coordinator at the Inuit Art Foundation.

Lunch provided.


The Arts & Equity Project is supported by an Ontario Arts Council Arts Service Project Grant and through collaborative partnerships with the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, Kingston Immigration Partnership, and H’art Centre.