Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Some more great news

We just found out that we have received a Cultural Opportunities for Youth grant from the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage to offer the CREATIVE START OPEN STUDIO PROGRAM. This program will be offered in north end Halifax in 2012.

Programs to Watch For

This fall the Visual Connections Project will be offering two programs, the CREATIVE START OPEN STUDIO PROGRAM and the TIME FRAMES PROGRAM

The CREATIVE START OPEN STUDIO PROGRAM is a ten - week - long visual arts open studio program developed specifically for youth with disabilities, between the ages of 17 and 21.Through the CREATIVE START OPEN STUDIO PROGRAM participants will decide what kinds of art materials and processes they want to explore such as drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed - media, graphic story - telling, zines, and more.

DATES: Friday September 23rd - December 2nd, 2011
TIMES: 1:30 - 3:30PM
LOCATION: William Spry Recreation Centre, 10 Kidston Road, Spryfield

To register for this program click on the link below

The TIME FRAMES PROGRAM is a brand new 10 
week long program that provides a vehicle for adults 
55 and older with disabilities and seniors to express 
themselves through community based arts programs 
that will also addresses various issues facing the 
communities they live within. In effect this program is 
a community development program for under served 
communities that taps into the lived experiences of 
community elders. There will also be an inter 
generational component in the program in which 
elders and youth collaborate on a community based 
art project to address identified needs or issues 
within a community. The program is structured 
around three components that explore the past, 
present and future.

DATES: Thursday September 15th - November 17th, 2011
TIMES: 1:00pm - 3:30pm
LOCATION: Seniors Lounge, Bloomfield Centre, 2786 Agricola Street, Halifax

To register for this program click on the link below