The AMY Project is thrilled to bring to Tkaronto a special training initiative for artists-facilitators working in community-engaged arts and theatre directors working with intercultural and collaborative contexts.  This is a unique opportunity in Canada, and a chance to be at the forefront of new training models for the arts that increase artists’ capacity to lead group-based community arts work in ways that are emergent, supportive of diversity and healthy conflict, and conducive to safe risk-taking.

Presented in partnership with Training for Change, Why Not Theatre, and Canadian Roots Exchange

The Artist Facilitator Training is an adapted version of Training for Change’s flagship workshop, “Training for Social Action Trainers”, designed for the context of community arts facilitators working in Tkaronto.
Facilitated by Matthew Armstead, Erika Thorne, and Nikki Shaffeeullah

Friday Nov 15 evening +
Saturday Nov 16 daytime and evening +
Sunday Nov 17 daytime

As a participant, you will …
– Gain greater awareness about yourself and your strengths as a facilitator;
– Get a chance to take risks, experiment and refine skills in a safe and supportive environment;
– Get the stimulation of fresh approaches and increased options;
– Receive personal guidance from experienced trainers in a small group setting ;
– Learn new tools that are easily adapted, principles of workshop design, skills for working with diversity and a better understanding of how to use experiential education methods effectively

– To enhance arts workshop facilitation and design skills
– To increase the training tools you can use effectively
– To gain greater awareness of yourself as artist-facilitator
– To meet and receive support from other directors/artist facilitators

Who should apply?
– Facilitators of community-engaged theatre/performance
– Theatre directors working with in collaborative, devised, and/or cross-cultural contexts
– Artist-activists engaged in creative organizing and movement-building
*Artists from equity-seeking groups are particularly encouraged to apply, including those who are BIPOC, LGBTQ2, disabled, working class/poor, women, etc.

Fee: The AMY Project is subsidizing the costs of this training. The workshop is offered on a sliding scale of $200-$500+ CAD, which includes tuition and meals. Please see the application for more information.

Applications open now

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There are limited spots available.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.   

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