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The Gathering: IBPOC Women and the Arts

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This Gathering will explore frameworks for understanding the potential of working toward the further inclusion of IBPOC women in the Arts.

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The Gathering Fall 2019 IBPOC Women and the Arts will explore frameworks for understanding the potential of working toward with the further inclusion of IBPOC women in the Arts sector. Held over a day, the convening will feature showcase performances, plenary sessions and networking with artists and organizations asking the same questions about IBPOC visibility, inclusion and their intersections with artistic/organizational practices. Aimed at providing professional development, building organizational and artistic capacity, we aspire to enliven the many ways in which IBPOC women in positions of leadership can speak to many perspectives in the arts, and how these intersect with and provide public impact.

The Gathering Fall 2019 | IBPOC Women in the Arts, December 2 - 9, 2019:

VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITION | December 2 – 9 | 918 Bathurst Centre (918 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M5R 3G5) - FREE and no RSVP required.

FREE EXHIBITION RECEPTION | December 4 | 6pm – 8pm | 918 Bathurst Centre (918 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M5R 3G5) - RSVP Recommended | Cash bar

PLENARIES, SHOWCASE, READINGS* | December 5 | 10am – 5pm | Transac Club (292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 2M7) - TICKETS: General Admission $20 | Students/Seniors/Under-employed $15

This convening features showcase performances by South Asian dance artists Mushtari Afroz and Deepti Gupta. Black poet Andrea Thompson and Asian writer, Vicki Zhang will offer literary writings and poetry, while an exhibition of visual artists from Asian to Indigenous backgrounds exhibit their work for a week at 918 Bathurst , one of the Pluralism for Organization Change (CPAMOPOC) participating organizations. Emily Jung, Vero Diaz, Diane Montreiul and Florence Yee visual arts investigations come from a diverse set of practices rooted in their identity as women IBPOC artists.

Diverse in its offering, The Gathering will also feature two plenary sessions focussed on the topics of (i) Programming / Artistic Direction / Community Engagement and (ii) Strategic Planning / Organizational and Sectorial Change. Pulling together from across the Arts Sector a wide range of women in these roles, the plenaries will feature women leaders of colour like Alica Hall (Nia Centre for the Arts), Vivine Scarlett (danceImmersion), Marjorie Chan (Theatre Passe Muraille), Tanisha Taitt (Cahoots Theatre), Sadia Zaman (Inspirit Foundation), Karen Tisch (Koffler Gallery), Camille Georgeson-Usher (Aboriginal Curatorial Collective) and Zainub Verjee (Ontario Association of Art Galleries).

The Gathering also offers a space for networking with artists and organizations asking the same questions about IBPOC visibility, inclusion and their intersections with artistic/organizational practices. Aimed at providing professional development, building organizational and artistic capacity, this edition of the Gathering Fall 2019 will animate the many ways in which IBPOC women in positions of leadership speak to many perspectives in the arts and the changing demographics of audiences and participation within the cultural sector.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: programming@cpamo.org | 416-899-9448

*Please note: lunch is not provided.

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