COMMUNITY ART ETHICS
Thursday, November 25
6:00pm-7:30pm MST on Zoom
View a recording of this webinar below
This webinar will provide an overview to Community Arts in theory with practical examples. It is geared for trained artists aspiring or beginning to work with Community and communities that are interested in Community Art.
This webinar will include:
- an introduction to the spectrum of practice in ways to engage community
- lecture/discussion around ethical questions in Community Arts and different points on the spectrum of practice
- exploring specific ethical dilemmas/challenges
- exploring power dynamics and informed consent
- basic considerations for initial community partnerships
The Community Art Ethics webinar has been adapted for Zoom from a popular in-person workshop last facilitated by Brooke Leifso in 2019.
Brooke (she/her) has a M.A. in Expressive Arts-Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding through the Swiss-based European Graduate School. Brooke is a founding member of the Edmonton Community Arts Network and has worked with the Edmonton Arts Council to provide training on Community Arts ethics and approaches across Canada. She also has worked within professional theatre organizations within Edmonton as an administrator and performer including CRIPSiE, Ground Zero Productions, Workshop West Playwright’s Theatre, Theatre Yes, Azimuth Theatre, and Edmonton Actors Theatre. She has also worked as the Festival Box Office Manager for the Edmonton International Fringe Festival. She is currently the Justice Artistic Director for the Spirited Arts Movement at Robertson-Wesley United Church. Through this outreach programming, Brooke has facilitated community art initiatives about social justice concepts through multiple art disciplines.