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The Community Arts Guild makes art of all sorts with diverse artists and residents in East Scarborough: connecting those separated from each other because of distance, language, income, age, culture and/or ability; inviting everyone, especially those who face barriers to participation; discovering and celebrating the traditions we all bring along; and building inclusive community through artmaking. Working in Scarborough since 2012, we partner with local residents and organizations in the area to: -Research, develop, create and produce arts projects -Design activities and projects that respond to the requests and interests of collaborating community members, artists, and partners. -Share skills and develop arts practice amongst artists and community members through workshops, events, performances and celebrations. -Remove barriers to participation by: providing activities free of cost, taking them into accessible locations, helping with food, translation, transportation and childcare. -Participate in training and mentorship opportunities and offer placements and employment for learners in community arts. -Build and contribute to opportunities for people to come together across diversities through artmaking within our neighbourhood and beyond. Our artwork is often performance-based, and we collaborate across disciplines and traditions, particularly exploring intersections of performance and design. We draw on theatre, puppetry, projection and shadow play, installation (indoors and out) music, dance, culinary and textile arts, and film.


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