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7th Canadian Community Play & Arts Symposium


TRACKS: 7th Canadian Community Play & Arts Symposium

– Vancouver/Coast Salish Territory, May 10-12, 2015
– Enderby, BC/Secwepemul’ecw Territory, May 13-15

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A six day national symposium that brings together community-engaged Indigenous and settler/immigrant artists who are collaborating to create art with, for and about community.

Delegates include experienced and emerging community-engaged artists, community play producers, cultural planners, arts managers, programmers, cultural thinkers, educators and academics interested in community-engaged art practice and the ways we can/will/do live together in the shadow of colonialism.

Confirmed artist presenters and moderators to date include: Margaret Grenier/Karen Jamieson; Renae Morriseau/ Savannah Walling; Sharon Kallis/Tracy Williams (Vancouver); Cathy Stubington/Rosalind Williams; Will Weigler/ Krystal Cook (BC); Penny Couchie/Ruth Howard (Ontario); and moderators Mique’l Dangeli and Kamala Todd.

TRACKS is hosted by two BC communities, one urban (Vancouver/Coast Salish Territory, May 10-12, 2015) and one rural (Enderby, BC/Secwepemul’ecw Territory, May 13-15). Events will take place Vancouver at both the Ukrainian Hall in the Downtown Eastside, and at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre (Vancouver); and in Enderby/Grindrod (located just east of Salmon Arm, BC) at locations to be announced.

A special event of the symposium is the cultural feast The Big House, while travel between Vancouver and Enderby is by car or train (Tuesday night May 12) on the Train of Thought, the first leg of a national community arts journey from west to east coast Canada.

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