Creative Café, Café Creatif … @ The Bronson Centre, Centre Bronson –PSO room # 211

              Next: 5:00pm Friday March 15, 2024         Prochain café: 17:00, vendredi 15 Mars, 2024              Next: 5:00pm Friday April 19 2024         Prochain café: 17:00, vendredi 19 Avril, 2024        Where: 211 Bronson avenue, room 211                      Où: 211 l’avenue Bronson, chamber 211      (between Laurier …

Diverse Ottawa Writers Invite All to an Inspiring Online Spoken Word Cafe

This interactive evening will feature writers from eight Ottawa-based workshops including Indigenous, BIPOC, Black, Caribbean and African groups as well as anglophone and francophone mental health peer support groups and a laid-back Sunday morning group that attracts writers from far afield. Audience members will be invited to offer comments, moderated …

Artists/creators discussion about homelessness and art

Our meeting aimed to prepare In the Wind artists and others for the Feb. 20 Alliance to End Homelessness Conference where we will be both selling art and having a table talk discussion on Recovery and Art.

We all introduced ourselves and our link to the arts and homelessness and how we see the links.  We discussed ideas about changing things: housing policy – noting

  • changes – usually are small to address poverty and that the important big changes don’t happen.;
  • one way of supporting homeless people to share their art is to help access to digital technology – a USB stick is practical
  • like to make a video on specific local situations, expose what that landlord was doing
  • produce a play on homelessness
  • want music/guitar lessons
  • experience with running an art class in an Ottawa Community housing building was negative as the power groups in the building spoke negatively, scared people away.
  • Mental Illness Care Giver Association (MICA) is having 20th Anniversary of Art in Strathcona Park in August and building towards the event by sponsoring other Art Sales events before then.
  • Learning and creating art everyday is valuable, needed, ________?
  • In the Wind Art collective focus’ a lot on: marketing, display – sharing approaches

Here is link to information about the conference – Thursday February 20th