Events

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Kemetic Yoga on the Waterfront

May 25 - Session Three: Spirit

As part of the Earthseeds: Space of the Living project

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A series of Kemetic Yoga Sessions facilitated by Vonnette Forde from Higher Love Yoga for Earthseeds: Space of the Living. Earthseeds: Space of the Living is a public art project developed by BSAM Canada for the first Toronto Waterfront Artist Residency. 

Learn more about the Earthseeds Project

Session Two – Fire: This session will teach you Fire Breath Breathing, a rapid breathing that works as a way to help center and ground yourself. You will also learn 4 poses that focus on the solar plexus chakra. Fire is considered to be the first element that was born when the universe was created, and believed to have transformational and purifying powers.

Olamina Reveal

August TBD - Public Art Installation

As part of the Earthseeds: Space of the Living project

Inspired by the main character of Octavia E. Butler’s Parable series and the folklore surrounding the water spirit, Mami Wata, Olamina is an alternative take on a living wall. 

Olamina was created as part of the Waterfront Artist Residency offered by Waterfront Toronto and Waterfront BIA. 

Kemetic Yoga on the Waterfront

August TBD - In-Person Class at the Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto & Livestream

As part of the Earthseeds: Space of the Living project

A series of Kemetic Yoga Sessions facilitated by Vonnette Forde from Higher Love Yoga for Earthseeds: Space of the Living. Earthseeds: Space of the Living is a public art project developed by BSAM Canada for the first Toronto Waterfront Artist Residency. 

BSAM Canada will be offering the public the opportunity to participate in the Water Session of the Kemetic Yoga Series. This will take place at the Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, and will also be livestreamed. 

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. 

In the Moment

October TBD - Musical Performance

As part of The Festival of Authors

Inspired by the main character of Octavia E. Butler’s Parable series and the folklore surrounding the water spirit, Mami Wata, Olamina is an alternative take on a living wall. 

Olamina was created as part of the Waterfront Artist Residency offered by Waterfront Toronto and Waterfront BIA. 

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: