PUBLIC EVENTS

BEING SCENE 2021 OPENING RECEPTION
THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 7 PM
FREE
PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE AT:
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Join us on March 4 at 7 PM for the Zoom opening reception, which includes a discussion with Executive Artistic Director Kelly Straughan, Workman Arts founder, Lisa Brown and To Speak Without Speaking guest curator Jacqueline Kok.

Opening Reception. Thursday, March 4, 7 pm.
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION - TO SPEAK WITHOUT SPEAKING CURATOR & ARTISTS
ON DEMAND MARCH 4-28, 2021
Online
An extended artist roundtable conversation around this year’s Being Scene exhibition To Speak without Speaking hosted by curator Jacqueline Kok to gain further insight into the experiences, challenges and pivotal moments of the artists included in the exhibition. This discussion will be prerecorded and available for viewing for the entire duration of Being Scene 2021, starting March 4.
To Speak Without Speaking Roundtable Discussion. On Demand. March 4-28.
Mental Health Check-In for Artists and Arts Workers: Adjusting to the New Normal
Monday, March 8, 6-7 PM
Online

This is a free, peer-support check-in, led by Workman Artist Lisa Anita Wegner.

Mental Health Check-in: Adjusting to the New Normal. Monday, March 8, 6pm–7pm.
Mental Health Check-In for Queer & Trans Artists & Arts Workers
Tuesday, March 9, 3-4 PM
Online

This is a free, peer-support check-in, led by Workman Arts member Vanden Boomen.

Mental Health Check-In For Queer & Trans Artists & Arts Workers. Tuesday, March 9, 3pm-4pm.
Mental Health Check-In For Artists & Arts Workers: Helping Yourself While Helping Others
Friday, March 12, 3-4 PM
Online

This is a free, peer-support check-in, lead by Workman Artist Amanda Lederle.

Mental Health Check-In: Helping Yourself While Helping Others. Monday, March 12, 3pm-4pm.
PANEL DISCUSSION - MOVING FORWARD: 2020-2030 PUBLIC ART STRATEGY
Monday, March 15, 4-6 PM
Online

This panel focuses on the 10-year Public Art Strategy for the city of Toronto.

Panel: Moving Forward: 2020-2030 Public Art Strategy. Monday, March 15, 4pm-6pm.
Mental Health Check-In for Black Artists & Art Workers
Tuesday, March 16, 6-7 PM
Online

This is a free, peer-support check-in, led by Carine Diverlus.

Mental Health Check-In For Black Artists & Arts Workers. Tuesday, March 16, 6pm-7pm.
PANEL DISCUSSION - SUPPORTING ARTISTS BY CLOSING THE MARGINS
Thursday, March 18, 2-4 PM
Online

The panel will address how art-based organizations and funding bodies currently support MAD, QTBIPOC and Deaf artists, and identifies areas in which more support is needed.

Panel: Supporting Artists by Closing the Margins Thursday, March 18, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
WORKSHOP - GRANT WRITING: FROM IDEATION TO IMPLEMENTATION
Tuesday, March 23, 3-5 PM
Online

In this interactive workshop, participants will be guided through the fundamentals of preparing a grant application to support their artistic/creative practices.

Grant Writing: From Ideation to Implementation, Tuesday, March 23, 3-5 PM
WORKSHOP - NEGOTIATING CONTRACTS & FEES FOR ARTISTS
Wednesday, March 24, 1-3 PM
Online

This workshop provides participants with foundational knowledge and practices when entering formal legal agreements and negotiations involving their artworks and services as artists.

Negotiating Contracts & Fees For Artists. Wednesday, March 24, 1pm-3pm.
68 - CLAUDE WITTMANN ARTIST ACTIVATION
Thursday, March 25, 2 PM
Online

This live action by To Speak Without Speaking artist claude wittmann will include an online discussion (via Zoom) of a series of requests to the City of Toronto shaped from claude’s own housing crisis and research through a survey of Toronto-based artists.

Cut and fold paper house bearing the words "All about housing in Toronto. My dream home does not look like this."
WORKSHOP - HOW TO WRITE & SPEAK ABOUT YOUR WORK
Friday, March 26, 1-3 PM
Online

In this interactive workshop, participants will be supported in further articulating their artistic/creative practices within written and verbal communication for public presentation and exhibition purposes.

How to Write & Speak About Your Work. Friday, March 26, 1pm-3pm.
BEING SCENE 2021 CLOSING - THE BRUISERS AT BEING SCENE: THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL
Sunday, March 28, 7-8 PM
Online

Workman Arts’ popular Bruised Years Choir offer their unique take on one dozen pieces of fine art from the 20th Anniversary Being Scene exhibition. Through music, of course!

THE BRUISERS AT BEING SCENE: THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL, March 28, 7-8 PM