Hello Art for Impact friends and fans everywhere!
Six years of Art for Impact has brought about many beautiful things – only made possible by your continued support, so THANK YOU.
The Art for Impact you've come to know and love likely conjures images of our bi-annual shows that raise funds for grassroots charity organizations. Rest assured, these shows will continue- but in the coming months we'll be shifting our focus towards the development of art for social change within the artistic community, connecting artists with causes and providing them with opportunities to talk about, practise, and workshop their ideas.
So, what will this transformation actually look like?! Here's what you can expect in the near future:
- "The Art of Change" workshop, aimed at empowering artists from all disciplines to view their practise in relation to art for social change, will be coming this spring and produced in partnership with The Dance Centre (TBA)
- We will be shifting from two major productions per year to one, held in late spring. This will allow us to allocate more resources and energy to the show, and give artists more time to develop their work. As a transition year, there will be no production this June as per usual- our next is slated for spring 2015.
- In lieu of a fall show, a smaller WIP (Work-In-Progress) showing will run in fall of each year. The WIP event will help foster experimentation and provide feedback for artists in the early development of their work
Stay tuned for details on these endeavours, we look forward to connecting with you soon!
As always, if you're interested in working with AFI's organizing team or have a particular skill, or point of view you'd like to offer, we'd love to hear from you.
All the best,
The Art for Impact Team