In the Industry Series – Roster of Workshops!


Posted on October 19th, by scararts in Recent News. Comments Off on In the Industry Series – Roster of Workshops!

As a part of the Scarborough Arts’ ongoing “COMMUNITY+Connects: Online” programming, we are pleased to present our newest program in our roster, the “In The Industry” series. “In The Industry” series is an online BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color) youth-focused wellness program led by creative industry professionals in Scarborough and the GTA. “In the Industry” series will foster the creative talents, professional careers, and overall wellbeing for youth interested in being involved/entering the creative industry. “In The Industry” series is focused on providing learning and networking opportunities for youth between the ages 16-29.

BIPOC creative industry professionals will lead workshops that focus on mentorship, professional development, and financial literacy. Please check out the full roster of programming below, and sign up today! 

This program is supported by funding through the Emergency Community Support Fund Grant through the United Way of Greater Toronto and the Government of Canada

 

WEEK 1: Music - In The Industry

 

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020, 6-7pm

Performing Live During the Lockdown (A 2-Part Series)

with Dynesti Williams

More information and sign up here: https://bit.ly/2SHet5G

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

Live performances have been the glue that solidifies the connection between the artist and their audience, but with the Covid-19 lockdown prohibiting artists from hitting the stage, we all have to learn how to perform for an online audience. In this workshop, Toronto’s music & money coach, Dynesti, will help you revisit the roots of creating an epic live performance, and will challenge you into finding a style that can bring that live stage energy to the live feeds of your online audience.

Friday, October 30th, 2020, 6-7pm

NEW DATE: NOVEMBER 18th, 2020 6-7 pm

Performing Live During the Lockdown (A 2-Part Series)

with Dynesti Williams

More information and sign up here: https://bit.ly/3dbzPlj

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

Live performances have been the glue that solidifies the connection between the artist and their audience, but with the Covid-19 lockdown prohibiting artists from hitting the stage, we all have to learn how to perform for an online audience. In this workshop, Toronto’s music & money coach, Dynesti, will help you revisit the roots of creating an epic live performance, and will challenge you into finding a style that can bring that live stage energy to the live feeds of your online audience.


WEEK 2: Grant Writing for Emerging Artists - In the Industry

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020, 6-7pm

Grant writing for Emerging Artists: Artist Bios

with The Wave Collective‘s Sampreeth Rao and Kevin Ramroop

More information and sign up here: https://bit.ly/2I3D0jh

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

As an emerging artist, writing grants is difficult. They can be long, daunting, and unfamiliar. Despite the challenges however, grants are attainable. Filmmaker Sampreeth Rao and musician Kevin Ramroop, from Scarborough’s Wave Art Collective, will be facilitating two in-depth grant writing workshops based on the Ontario Art Council’s creation project grant format. The first workshop will focus on developing a strong artistic biography, while the second will outline a structure for describing your artistic project. In addition to providing an organized approach to these topics, Sampreeth and Kevin will also unpack their own Toronto Arts Council and Ontario Arts Council applications to give participants real-life examples of what successful and failed grant applications look like. Along the way, they will discuss the small nuances and lessons they have learned through their experiences with the granting process.

Friday, November 6th, 2020, 6-7pm

Grant Writing for Emerging Artists: Explaining Your Project

with The Wave Collective‘s Sampreeth Rao and Kevin Ramroop

More information and sign up here: https://bit.ly/3ls1bXa

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

As an emerging artist, writing grants is difficult. They can be long, daunting, and unfamiliar. Despite the challenges however, grants are attainable. Filmmaker Sampreeth Rao and musician Kevin Ramroop, from Scarborough’s Wave Art Collective, will be facilitating two in-depth grant writing workshops based on the Ontario Art Council’s creation project grant format. The first workshop will focus on developing a strong artistic biography, while the second will outline a structure for describing your artistic project. In addition to providing an organized approach to these topics, Sampreeth and Kevin will also unpack their own Toronto Arts Council and Ontario Arts Council applications to give participants real-life examples of what successful and failed grant applications look like. Along the way, they will discuss the small nuances and lessons they have learned through their experiences with the granting process.


WEEK 3: Curating, Community, and Exhibition Making - In the Industry

Friday, November 13th, 2020, 6-7pm

In The Industry: Curating Your First Exhibition

with Reynold Thomas

More information and sign up here: https://bit.ly/36PB3kL

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

Putting together an art exhibition is a lot of work and for your first experience, this may seem very daunting. Have no fear! This session will give you the necessary tools and insights on how to curate mount your first exhibition from to start to finish – including manoeuvring over all the hurdles you’ll run into along the way. If you are interested in showcasing your work, but confused about the next steps after your big idea, this session will help take you from concept to execution, resulting in a memorable experience like no other. HIGHLIGHTS: The Idea: Developing the concept for your exhibition and your body of work; Planning: Curating the aesthetic and vibe of the exhibition, along with logistics such as a location and team; Installation: Management of installation tasks including a list of tools and estimating installation time; Opening Night: Determine how you will market the launch of your exhibition, along with day-of logistics and team; The Show: The importance of engaging with the audience and a sales pitch; Wrap up: Management of the exhibition take down tasks and remembering to focus on the highlights

 Tuesday, November 10th, 2020, 6-7pm 

You In Your Community: Does Art Matter?

with Wayne Dunkley

More information and sign up here: https://bit.ly/36Ly64U

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

Let’s explore together whether engaging community actually makes a difference or not. How do you collaborate with others authentically and effectively? Participants should come ready to learn from everyone’s examples of great people doing work in our communities. This is a collaborative learning experience so participants will need to research ahead of the course and bring 3 examples of what they consider effective community-based art. Together we will build a list of projects, experiences and people we can all learn from. Some of the topics to be explored: What does working in community mean to you? Can art shape communities? Are our ideas of community arts open enough? How to approach creating accessible and inclusive artworks?


WEEK 4: You Have Options (That Are Not Just School) - In The Industry

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020, 6-7pm

In The Industry: Starting a Visual Practice Without Art School

with Esmond Lee

More information and sign up here: https://bit.ly/33M6zhX

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

Do you have an interest in visual arts but never went to art school? Do you want to take this
passion to the next level? This workshop will help you begin the journey of building your own
artistic practice. An overview of several key topics in becoming a successful artist will be
provided. Learn about resources and opportunities to support your art, such as accessing
grants, educational workshops, and exhibition open calls. You will also learn some important
tips in creating your curriculum vitae, portfolios, and managing your practice in your spare time.
Absolutely no experience necessary!

Friday, November 20th, 2020, 6-7pm

The Language of Design, or Why You Don’t Need to be a Graphic Designer

with Henrick Sales 

More information and sign up here: https://bit.ly/2SDwphJ

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

This 1-hour workshop is aimed to teach participants the basics of design. They will learn about the different elements of a poster and how those elements work together to communicate a central idea. For example, we will look at how elements in our design can be used to guide the viewer’s eye. We will be using Canva to demonstrate and show the ideas in this workshop but the skills learned are not inherent to the program and can be used in any design work regardless of what program they are using.


WEEK 5: Networking and Your Brand - In The Industry

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020, 6-7pm

PR for Artists by The Well Connected

with Jackie Clarke

More information and sign up here: https://bit.ly/30R8OhV

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

PR for Artist, will go over the do’s and don’ts for reaching out to journalists and what tools you need as an artist to sell your brand. We will discuss dm-ing and pitching etiquette, why you need a promotion plan for releasing your music, how to get brand deals and sponsorship support, why your STATs and how using all 5 pillars of Instagram will help push your algorithm to the top, and more.

Friday, November 27th, 2020, 6-7pm

From Network to Net Worth

with Meliza Hernandez

More information and sign up here: https://bit.ly/2FjrPSK

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

A resume can only tell so much. In this day and age, your voice matters more than a document of words describing who you are. Think about it for a moment–first impressions can make or break your connection with someone, so why not make it a positive one? Learn how to converse with industry professionals at events by finding the conversation piece that works for you. As we adjust to the ‘new norm’ and live in a world where technology plays a monumental role in our lives, we’ll tap into the digital side of things, and discover ways to make connections virtually. This workshop will aim to provide you with guidance in navigating your journey with networking. Tips on the conversational aspect, leveraging connections, and manifesting your goals will be discussed.





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