BEING SCENE 2021

Welcome to the 20th Anniversary of Being Scene! We invite you to explore our first ever virtual Being Scene exhibitions and events from wherever you are.

TO SPEAK
WITHOUT
SPEAKING

ANNUAL
JURIED
EXHIBITION

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT THE RETROSPECTIVE CELEBRATING TWO DECADES OF BEING SCENE AND EXPLORE OUR SERIES OF FREE PUBLIC EVENTS. LEARN MORE ABOUT BEING SCENE 2021.

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Workman Arts would like to acknowledge the Indigenous land on which we are presently located; Toronto comes from the Kanien’kéha word Tkaronto, which can be translated as “where the trees meet the water.” It is part of traditional territories of many nations: the Huron Wendat, the Haudenosaunee, and the Anishinaabe and the Mississaugas of the Credit.

Workman Arts recognizes this is an ongoing dialogue; we are grateful to live and work on this land with all people—those Indigenous to Turtle Island and those from all over the world. We acknowledge that much more needs to be done by settlers, by our government, and by us as arts practitioners to educate ourselves and others, and to endeavor to end ongoing colonial violence.

ANTI-OPPRESSION STATEMENT

Workman Arts values inclusivity, anti-oppression and safety at all levels. Everyone has a role to play in maintaining that spirit. Please see our full statement and code of conduct here.