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CREATE in Public Space: Toronto Session #1 - History & Aesthetics

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The Bentway

250 Fort York Blvd

TORONTO, Ontario M5V 3K9

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What is public space? Why do artists choose to work in unconventional places? How do they use these spaces around the world? What kinds of legislation and technical characteristics do professionals have to take into account?

Join Art of Festivals for an informal and convivial meet-up to share our knowledge and ideas about art in the public space. There will be 4 Toronto sessions to piggy-back on a free online course designed by a consortium of European arts & educational institutions - read on for details!

*** Please note that this session is not a course or a lecture - it's a facilitated co-learning and exchange opportunity to dream up the next wave of public art in Toronto ***


BACKGROUND

A consortium of European arts organisations and learning institutions specialised in art in the public space are launching a free 4-week online course, starting 9th September. Every Monday, 1 hour of short videos will be released, featuring hundreds of artists and projects, on 4 different themes:

Week 1 – Introduction to aesthetics, history and institutions (this session)
Week 2 – Specific dramaturgical issues
Week 3 – Site-visit and in situ writing methodology
Week 4 – Understanding issues related to the relationship with the audience

Art of Festivals - a ‘think-and-do’ consultancy for festivals and their ecology - is hosting a free weekly meet-up every Thursday between Sep 12 and Oct 3 (5-7pm) to come together, discuss the course content, hear perspectives and insights from leading local practitioners and, together, dream up the next wave of art in the public space in Toronto.

These sessions will be co-hosted by Creative Producers Bridget MacIntosh & Fanny Martin, with different special guests every week.

You don’t have to do the full course to participate, you don’t have to be there at 5pm sharp and you don’t have to come every week - this study group is an opportunity to form a community of practice, especially where performing arts, the built environment and participatory practices meet, so there are no rules, no fees, no barriers. Come if you can, when you can, bring a friend, and stay a bit longer for drinks after the session!


JOIN US!

- Sign up to CREATE (in EN or FR): https://createinpublicspace.com/

- Register here for this session to get reminders, notifications of location every week and special guests.

- Register for the next sessions! (see links below)


What
Weekly drop-in meet-ups to learn together and from each other about art in the public space (please note that this registration is NOT for the online course - it is for the first of 4 weekly "in-person" sessions in Toronto to complement this course).

When
5-7pm on Thursdays between Sep 12 and Oct 3

Where
For this first session, we'll meet at the Bentway (250 Fort York Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3K9), a new public space under the Gardiner where the beautiful MUSEUM OF THE MOON by British artist Luke Jerram will be on show! We'll get to know each other, discuss the course content and then experience together the MUSEUM OF THE MOON display and activities.

We are scouting for a different location each week to get to experience inspiring environments together. Please note that these are subject to change (eg adverse weather conditions) so make sure to register for each session to get updates and help us plan for numbers. You can also follow Art of Festivals on Facebook and Twitter.

What next?
This is just the start! Together we can build an extraordinary community of practice to transform Toronto’s public spaces. Hop on board!

Sign up to the other sessions: Week 2 (Thu 19 Sep) // Week 3 (Thu 26 Sep) // Week 4 (Thu 3 Oct) (coming soon!)


(header image: Les Gens de Couleur / Cie Ilotopie)

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