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Neighbourhood Arts Network: EMERGENCE - A Symposium on Community Arts Practice


The Emergence Symposium is an engaging, day-long conference that explores the direction and diversity of forms in the discipline of community arts, and features exciting guest speakers including international storyteller Laura Simms, amazing performances, facilitated networking sessions and much, much more. Join more than 190 community arts practitioners, artists, policy makers and community leaders for a day of collaboration, inspiration, engagement and action!

At this event, participants will:

Hear from international storyteller and keynote speaker Laura Simms on her remarkable experiences and the transformative power of community arts practice.

Participate in one of five panel discussions involving leaders in community-engaged arts.

Engage in one of five networking sessions opening with Anandam Dance theatre’s community-engagement and creation exploration.

Experience inspiring performances by artists from diverse and emerging communities of practice.

Make an important contribution to the ongoing discussion of the role, value and direction of community arts practice in Toronto and around the world.


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