CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS | THE E.W.o.C PROJECT

The E.W.o.C. Project - Turbulence II is an exciting paid, skill-building workshop series for youth, taking place this winter at UTSC.

Turbulence II is a free a mixed-media storytelling workshop series for emerging artists, who identify as Muslim women of colour. The 11 week (22 hours) series will guide 15 youth artists to create a collection of pieces through the interdisciplinary practice of: illustration, poetry, and painting, and will incorporate re-purposing materials (such as fabric, plates, and pottery). The series will conclude with a gallery exhibition, showcasing the stories of the diaspora experience and disrupting harmful narratives.

The workshop series is facilitated by The E.W.o.C. Project, alongside Oubah Osman, and Yara El Safi, in partnership with Art Reach and Toronto Arts Council. 

About the workshop series: Turbulence II

The E.W.o.C. (Equity for Women of Colour) Project is facilitating Turbulence II, a mixed-media storytelling workshop series for emerging artists, who identify as Muslim women of colour. The 11 week (22 hours) series will guide 15 youth artists to create a collection of pieces through the interdisciplinary practice of: illustration, poetry, and painting, and will incorporate re-purposing materials (such as fabric, plates, and pottery). The series will conclude with a gallery exhibition, showcasing the stories of the diaspora experience and disrupting harmful narratives. The workshop participants will be paid for the duration of the series. This is part 2 of a pilot project, which first took place in the summer of 2019, in partnership with Art Starts and Scarborough Arts.

Workshop Breakdown:

  • Illustration and basic digital media creation
  • Painting on re-purposed materials (fabric, plates)
  • Poetry

The workshop series will take place every Saturday, 2pm at University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC), from January 11-March 21, with a gallery exhibition to follow.

The workshop participants will be paid $15 an hour for the duration of the series.

To qualify for this workshop series, you:

  • Must be between the ages of 18 - 25
  • Must identify as Muslim and a woman of colour
  • Be available for the 11 weeks of the workshop
  • Must have less than 2 years of experience in the arts

*Priority will be given to those who are immigrants or refugees, particularly in Toronto’s east end.

Funding for this project has been provided by the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council and ArtReach.

Deadline: December 31, 2019

Apply: tinyurl.com/wmg9cde
 

Do you have any comments or concerns? Email theewocproject@gmail.com