artists bloc


Ongoing Artists’ Bloc workshops and meetings, trainings and event preparation at the IWC (January 2014 – ongoing);

Offering public education and arts activism workshops as part of Engrenage Rouage Noir’s training series for prospective projects, including a report-back on the artists’ bloc work (April), and a presentation on starting up the artists’ bloc project given by members (in May)

Workshops and skills shares together continue until end of the year, as well as preparations of upcoming projects including a residency in Plaza Côte-des-Neiges to take place in early 2015 (October-December)

From Migrant Voices to Mayworks: developing a diversity of skills and co-facilitators, guiding participants through a creative process towards a production for the 2013 Mayworks festival. This workshops were as follows:
Wkp 1 // Saturday Feb. 9th – Intro to Project & Understanding Power
Wkp 2 // Saturday Feb. 16th – Image Theatre & Storytelling
Wkp 3 // Friday Feb 22 – Mapping migrations
Wkp 4 // Saturday March 2 –Telling our stories
Wkp 5 // Saturday March 9 – Newspaper Theatre & media interventions
Wkp 6 // Saturday March 16 – Physical theatre characters – El Teatro Campesino
Wkp 7 // Friday March 22 – The myth of the media’s neutrality
Wkp 8 // Saturday March 23 – Sarong & broom: telling our stories (with members from PINAY)
***The rehearsals for Mayworks 2013 took place from April through May.

June 6 – The politics of labour in arts activist community projects, workshop-discussion offered with Engrenage Rouage Noir (centre CEDA)

August 10 – The criminalization of immigration, arts activism workshop, CLAC Anti-Capitalist Teach-In Against Prisons (Park Lafontaine)

November 1 – No One Is Illegal conference, presentation (Ottawa-Gatineau)