Creative Facilitation Camp, 2022
May 13th – 15th, 2022 | Online through Zoom
Sliding Scale from $10-$500 | Register via Eventbrite
Maximum 35 Participants
Artists, arts facilitators and administrators: we’re bringing Creative Facilitation Camp back for its fifth year in a row, and we want you there! Join us for a series of online workshops to enhance your online creative facilitation practice, and gain other valuable skills to support your work.
Presented by East End Arts, in collaboration with Arts Facilitator, Tara Dorey, and Community Impact Consulting (Parul Pandya), Creative Facilitation Camp 2022 is a three-day professional development series taking place on Zoom, which supports artists, arts facilitators, and arts & culture workers in their creative facilitation skills. Over the course of three days, participants will learn how to:
- Create safe and welcoming spaces for participants from all backgrounds;
- Better understand the terminology used in Anti-Oppressive and Anti-Racist work;
- Master the technology used for online workshops;
- Allow the creativity of your participants to flourish;
- Build trust between you and your participants;
- Build confidence and feel empowered as a creative facilitator;
- Develop creative ways to transform your art and cultural practice into an engaging workshop and/or learning opportunity for community members;
- And more important, how to do it all ONLINE! You will learn advanced techniques for using Zoom to create powerful online experiences.
WHO IS CFC FOR?
This year’s Creative Facilitation Camp is for anyone who is wondering how to make magic happen in a digital space. This program is ideal for:
- Artists who have participated in previous versions of CFC in person, and those who already have a baseline of understanding how to facilitate workshops;
- Artists who are looking to develop into arts facilitators and educators, or practicing arts facilitators who are looking to improve their current skills and take their creative facilitation to the next level online;
- Arts & cultural workers who are looking to improve their professional facilitation skills for working with groups of people (community consultations, stakeholder groups, youth, etc.).
Why learn Creative Facilitation? It’s simple: revenue. By learning to better facilitate classes and workshops, you can leverage your art practice into a whole new revenue stream!
CAMP SCHEDULE & CURRICULUM
- Friday May 13, 5pm – Welcome & Flag Raising Ceremony (it’s camp, after all)
- Friday May 13, 5pm – 7pm – How to Effectively work with Communities Through an Equity Lens, with Parul Pandya, Community Impact Consulting
Workshop length: 2 hours
Description: Learn how to be a thoughtful community collaborator, project-maker and make positive transformation. Explore and learn 5 Key Practices in Applying Equity to Community Programming & Engagement and reflect on various arts equity techniques and approaches that will influence design, delivery and evaluation. Learn ways of applying anti-oppression in community work. This workshop will have interactive components and require self-reflection.
- Saturday May 14, 12pm – 2pm – Session 1: Enhancing Creative Facilitation Online
Workshop length: 2 hours
Description: Join fellow participants to learn, share, brainstorm as we explore the key considerations for planning and leading engaging online facilitation. Learn strategies and activities for increasing access, engagement, participation and feedback with online programs and for encouraging online group discussion, sharing and collaboration. Participate in a cross-exchange with fellow creative facilitators, as we share our collective knowledge and experiences of what has worked well, the specific challenges we’ve encountered and as we brainstorm solutions for moving forward.
- Sunday May 15, 12pm – 2pm – Session 2: Practicing Creative Facilitation Online
Workshop length: 2 hours
Description: Engage with concrete examples and hands-on opportunities to practice a number of facilitation techniques and tools specifically for online facilitation. Experience and practice these techniques and tools first-hand. Learn tips for planning and preparing for online workshops to run smoothly; practice harnessing visual collaborative tools like Zoom Whiteboard and Google Jamboards; instantaneous surveys and group check-in tools like Zoom Poll and Mentimeter, as well creative uses of the chat, emojis and reactions.
“I loved all of CFC this year, but the through-line of it all is how much care was put into everything and it was something that was always consistent through out the entire experience. I always felt at every moment, everyone was so well taken care of. Thank you,” – CFC Online Participant, 2021.
ABOUT THE FACILITATORS
Parul Pandya, Community Impact Consulting
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Parul Pandya has been skillfully working in non-profit in various roles through the past decade, including as a community builder, consultant, programmer and producer. She specializes in using arts for social change. After finishing managing in community granting for the largest government funder in Canada, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, she seamlessly transferred her knowledge, passion and skills to open her own consulting practice. Community Impact Consulting strategically enables community engagement and equitable innovation. She is also a Queer South Asian freelance writer/poet, and an activist for over a decade. She has a deep passion for ethics and social justice, and teaches arts education at Centennial College and Humber College.
Tara Dorey, Visual Artist, Educator, and Curator
Tara Dorey (she/her) is a visual artist, educator and facilitator with a focus on community-based art. Tara’s work focuses on collaborative murals, arts engagement and public programming, and is grounded in the use of art as a tool for activating conversations, engagement and community building. She thrives facilitating the process of turning collective ideas and inspiration into action. Her practice as an arts educator explores accessible and playful art techniques like drawing, collage, DIY print and mixed media to facilitate collective brainstorming, sharing and storytelling.
For the past decade, Tara has worked engaging communities across Toronto and London, UK. She began working in community murals with the arts service organization Mural Routes, where Tara worked over the past decade in various roles behind the scenes with programming, as an artist and instructor and as Program Director. Tara currently works freelance as an arts educator, facilitator and project manager with organizations such as VIBE Arts for Children and Youth, Mural Routes, Scribble Me Silly, Lakeshore Arts, StreetARToronto and Humber College. Last year, Tara was a 2021 Artists in the Libraries Recipient and led ‘Pieces of Mimico’, an online collaborative mural program for community members of all ages to create together (virtually) during the COVID-19 lockdowns.
Tara is currently studying a Master of Education in Curriculum and Pedagogy, with an Arts in Education emphasis at OISE, University of Toronto. She also holds a Bachelor of Fine Art in Drawing & Painting from OCAD University, and a Community Arts Practice Certificate from York University.
REGISTRATION AND COST
Register for CFC 2022 on Eventbrite by clicking the button below!
It’s been a tough year for artists. Many of us have not been able to earn money in the ways we usually do, if at all. In recognition of this, we are offering this year’s CFC on a sliding scale from $10-$500. Please know that the cost of this program is approximately $400 per participant, but we recognize that not everyone may be able to pay that, and invite you to pay what you can. We ask organizations sending staff members, artists with professional development support, and those with means to pay as close to the total cost as they are able Payments through Eventbrite can be made with any major credit card, or through PayPal.
If you find you are having issues processing your registration via Eventbrite, or would like support during this process, East End Arts is here to help! Interested participants will be able to phone in their registrations as well. If you are not able to attend Creative Facilitation Camp and you’ve already registered, please contact East End Arts as soon as you are able at email@example.com
PLEASE NOTE: There is likely to be a waitlist for this program. Please try not to cancel after May 1st, so that we have time to contact those on the waitlist to take your place!
ALSO NOTE: If you require financial assistance, please contact EEA’s Office Coordinator Tyler, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Nobody will be denied participation due to lack of funds, but please note that there will be high demand, so if you require financial assistance, please reach out early!
In order to participate fully, and to allow for the highest level of connectivity, you will need to have the following:
- Laptop or desktop computer. Our trainings assume that each participant is joining on a desktop or laptop computer as the Zoom functionality is different for tablets and mobile devices. Our instructions throughout the training will be for how to use the Zoom features on desktop devices. Also, for the purposes of the training, a computer or laptop monitor will enable you to better see and engage with the workshop content, as well as with the other participants. It is also ideal to have a device with a physical keyboard.
- Zoom Desktop Client. Be sure that you have the latest Zoom desktop client installed in order to fully participate in all of the activities. Download Zoom: zoom.us/download
- Zoom account. Create an account for yourself with Zoom if you do not already have one.
- Webcam, speakers, and microphone. Mostly likely your device has these elements built in and ready to use. Make sure that they are working properly on your device and on Zoom.
- WiFi. When possible, connect to the internet with a physical cable connection, not just Wi-Fi. This will give you much greater speed and service.
- Power Source. Make sure that your device has power for the duration of the workshop.
If you require ASL or other accessibility accommodations, please contact us prior to April 29, 2022, and we will do our best to make arrangements for your accessibility need. Unfortunately, this workshop series will not be made available online with subtitles following the event, in order to protect the privacy of the participants.
SPONSOR AN ARTIST
Would you like to sponsor a local artist to participate in Creative Facilitation Camp? Any donation above $50 in the month of April will go towards supporting an artist who might not otherwise be able to join us!