FIXT POINT Arts and Media
FiXT POiNT is a Toronto-based arts & media company with national reach. Our mandate is to inspire audiences and artists to imagine change, and our mission is to promote local culture and preserve local heritage through the telling of tales across multiple platforms. We endeavour to be leaders in public engagement, embedding training and outreach into our process of creation and dissemination. FiXT POiNT was founded in 2006 and incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 2011.
Find out more at www.fixtpoint.com
Thoughts About Art and Community
We believe in the power of audio storytelling. In the midst of global upheaval, isolation, and the search for social, class, and racial justice, FIXT POINT generates empathy-building dialogue through the collection of stories and interviews.
Oral storytelling forges connections between people and ideas, makes information more accessible, and helps us understand the ties that bind us. Oral history nuances the stories of the past and present, helps us understand how communities experience history, and allows us to learn together on the path towards a shared future.
By collecting stories and accounts from coast to coast, from every province and territory in Canada; by training and equipping young people with digital storytelling skills; we hope to change the minds and hearts of Torontonians and build resilient ties within communities.
To date we've interviewed over 3000 Canadians from every province and territory in almost 200 communities in our storymobiles (mobile recording studio on wheels). We have aired dozens of audio stories on CBC (Fresh Air, Podcast Playlist, Holiday Programming etc..), edited and posted hundreds of oral histories on our storymap, recently produced two seasons of a TV/Web Series for TVO and most recently we were awarded Touring Artist of the Year from CAPACOA (Canadian Arts Presenting Association).