The CARE project is a new framework focused on the development, writing and sharing of monthly thematic workshops and the facilitation of community-centric and formative artistic events. Together we will explore concepts such as, but not limited to: anti-oppressive arts practice, the importance of self-expression and art for our health, appropriation and assimilation aesthetics in the creative sector, supporting survivors of violence through a trauma-informed framework, artists resisting tokenism as well as tokenism vs. invitation in an art space setting.

Through CARE we intend to create new space for collaboration, mentorship and peer-to-peer skill skare. We aim to reduce barriers that artists, community members, arts organizations face re: creating and attending arts-related events.

CARE is created in partnership with South House Sexual & Gender Resource Centre and supported by the Nova Scotia Culture Innovation Fund.

Consultation & Feedback:
Over December and January of 2018-2019, the Khyber held two public visioning events called Cozy Retreat, as well as an online form to garner interest, listen and exchange ideas for the CARE Project and its development.

Here are additional suggestions for workshop themes, based on the dreams and desires of those who participated:
– Healing through creation
– Music, vocal, sound or listening exercises
– Re-creating and re-imagining via sculpture, paint, projection, movement
– Decolonizing our art practices and spaces
– Creating with use of found objects and accessible materials
– Art with/by children and youth
– Collaborative art making
– Creating safer or braver spaces
– Tools, skills and resource sharing for combating burn out
– Re-visioning self-care
– Magic as part of a creative process
– Centering community care
– Creating without expectation
– Mental health
– Centering ourselves as experts

Join us in continuing to vision online by completing this form we’ve created. We’d love to hear your input on various ways that our space and outreach could be improved, as well as your ideas for programming you’d like to see take place as part of the CARE Project!

If you would like to propose an event or a workshop to the CARE Project, please visit our SUBMISSIONS page for details on how to apply!


Stay tuned for more information about calls, upcoming programming and other events!

Program Coordinator | BRIA MILLER | 902.817.6620 (text/call)

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