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Disability Pride Month
Reimagining Community Engagement Panel Talk
This event is presented by STEPS as part of the 2022 CreateSpace Public Art Residency and Shaping Space: Culturally Responsive Public Spaces.
Interview with Yasmeen Nematt Alla
Read the first artist interview in the STEPS Thought Leadership Blog Series and learn about the inspiration behind Yasmeen Nematt Alla’s CreateSpace Residency project, Commuting and Other Lonely Thoughts.
In conversation with Cultural Content Writer Eva Morrison, the 2021 artist-in-residence discusses her interactive work and the importance of public art that facilitates community-building, connection, and storytelling.
Register: Hair and Art Workshops!
Join STEPS and project partner and founder of Empress Mane, D’Andra Montaque and fellow artists and stylists in The Mane Event, a community arts series in Toronto’s Little Jamaica that speaks to the importance of hair in Black culture. Register to the final family-friendly workshops of the series on August 7 that will culminate in a community art exhibit and new public mural!
Deadline: Today MIDNIGHT (EDT)!
Hiring: Public Art Assistant
Apply to this opportunity to support the work of artists and the development of community arts collaborations!
Deadline: August 8, 2022
Apply: STEPS Board of Directors
We’re expanding our Board and seeking up to five Members at Large with diverse skill-sets and passion for transforming public spaces into vibrant places!
August 13, 2022 @ 11 to 4 PM ET
From Weeds We Grow Park Event
Join the community in Toronto’s Panorama Park for free creative workshops, storytelling, and exploration of community-based approaches to public space.
Public Art Near You!
ArtsPark Art Wall
(Parkdale Park, Ottawa)
CreateSpace artist-in-residence Stephanie Babij collaborated with Wellington West BIA and MASC on a community-engaged mural representing the natural environment and energy flow in nature.
Fun is Important
(2181 Queen St. E, Toronto)
This 4,000 square foot public art project by Bareket Kezwer includes two murals that were inspired by the excitement and joy shared during the 11 arts workshops and 14 hours of community engagement conducted with youth in The Beach community.
Resources For You
Supporting artists and arts workers, especially those who face barriers in accessing public art opportunities, is at the core of STEPS’ mandate. Below are resources and current opportunities on our radar. You can also visit Community Resources for additional learning opportunities.
- Arts in the Parks Summer Programming (Multiple Dates)
- Summer Arts Workshops, Full Spectrum Nymark (Multiple Dates)
- Portfolio Making, Augusta Studio (Jul 19-21, 2022)
- Tataki Zome Dyeing Workshop, East End Arts (Deadline: Jul 23, 2022)
- Art+ Showcase, Multicultural Artists’ Coalition (Deadline: Jul 23, 2022)
- Call For Text Based Artists: Arts In Wincott Park (Deadline: Jul 24, 2022)
- iAM Painting Program, JAYU (Deadline: Jul 27, 2022)
- Vancouver ProPride Panel Discussion (Jul 28, 2022)
- Artist Call: Awakenings Artist Mentorship (Deadline: Jul 29, 2022)
- Artist Call: Labour Arts Catalyst 2nd Edition (Deadline: Jul 29, 2022)
Building Community During COVID
Thanks to contributions from community members like you, STEPS has supported over 150 public art initiatives and made over $895,000 in direct payments to Canadian artists and designers since the start of the pandemic, including $315,000 in 2022 alone.
Consider making a donation to support this important work!
Thanks to our funders and supporters