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Ripple of Love
August 22 - Online Workshop
As part of Power Kids by The Power Plant
Ripple of Love looks at water as a bridge to bring people together and to create healing connections. In conjunction with BSAM Canada’s artist residency with Waterfront Toronto and Waterfront BIA, artists Nico Taylor and Queen Kukoyi will engage families with a visual storytelling activity. Participants will draw inspiration from water ripples to visualize connections with people in their lives.
Kemetic Yoga - Earth Session
As part of Kemetic Yoga Series
We’ll be releasing the Earth session for the Kemetic Yoga Series soon, keep a look out for event details!
In the meantime, check out some of our previous sessions to see if this event will be right for you.
Vonnette Forde of Higher Love Yoga is the facilitator for this journey. Vonnette is a certified Kemetic Yoga and Reiki Practitioner. She is known for her Mind, Body, and Spirit Upliftment style of teaching.
In the Moment
October TBD - Musical Performance
As part of The Festival of Authors
“In The Moment” is an event curated by BSAM Canada and hosted by the ever charismatic, Toronto-born artist Levyi-Alexander Love. Levyi is passionate about the Black Queer and Trans community. This event seeks to create a space for Black LGBTQ2S+ folks and our allies to be free. It will focus on highlighting the vibrant and expressive vocals of three (3) artists that identify as belonging to the Black LGBTQ2S+ community. Each artist will perform a vocal set for 10-15min and participate in our version of song association and candid interviews that will enable the audience to get to know each artist. This performance will be pre-recorded and shown during the Festival of Authors event in late October 2021. Even though the event will be pre-recorded, our aim is to provide performances that will give the audience an intimate live show experience.
“In The Moment” will feature singing and spoken word. The idea is to have the show feel like the audience is sitting with us in their living room (with a futuristic set up) while we perform; a very intimate yet transcending performance.
2021/2020 Past Events
Grant Writing for BIPOC Artists
Occurred on April 6, 2021
The Grant writing Workshop for BIPOC artists was hosted by BSAM Canada in collaboration with Ryerson University’s Design Fabrication Zone (DFZ). This workshop focused on the Ontario Arts Council – Skills and Career Development Grant and featured strategies and tips for applying for arts funding from Bushra Junaid (OAC) and Paulina O’Kieffe-Anthony.
To apply to the Ontario Arts Council – Skills and Career Development: Indigenous Arts Professionals and Arts Professionals of Colour visit: www.arts.on.ca
Special thank you to Bushra Junaid from the Ontario Arts Council (arts.on.ca) and Paulina O’Kieffe-Anthony for their expert knowledge. You can access Bushra Junaid’s presentation by visiting: Grant Writing for BIPOC Arts Professionals
Resources for more art-related grants listed by Paulina:
- CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS : Explore and Create: Professional Development for Artists
- Supporting Artistic Practice: Professional Development for Arts Professionals
- ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL : Skills and Career Development: Indigenous Arts Professionals and Arts Professionals of Colour
- FACTOR: Artist Development Grant
- ACCESS COPY RIGHT : Professional Development Grant
- ARTIST RESIDENCIES: A number of artist residencies will pay to support you in the development of your artistic practice. You can find some great posting on the Toronto Arts Council Website