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Shoshana Wasser

Associate Director of Public Affairs and Communications
Toll-free in Ontario: 1-800-387-0058

New interviews on community engaged arts practice and projects

February 19, 2019

Have you ever wondered what makes a successful community arts project? What are the essential components to begin with? And how do all participants ensure that their needs and goals are met?


As a complement to our popular community-engaged arts workbook, Framing Community, the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) is pleased to release a new series of audio interviews with experienced practitioners. Four community-engaged artists share their experiences and advice:

  Maggie Hutcheson

Maggie Hutcheson on how to approach community-engaged arts projects.

  Emmy Pantin

Emmy Pantin of Community Story Strategies on digital storytelling at Toronto’s Four Villages Community Health Centre.

  Angola Murdoch

Angola Murdoch of Lookup Theatre on Talk to Youth Lately, a social circus program for youth focused on emotional well-being.


  Cheryl LHirondelle

Cheryl L’Hirondelle on Why the Caged Bird Sings, a songwriting and recording workshop she offers in correctional institutions.


There are three ways to access these interviews:


Feeling inspired after listening? Be sure to check out the full Framing Community workbook, and explore OAC’s programs that support engaging communities and schools through the arts.


For more information

Loree Lawrence
416-969-7425 | Toll-free in Ontario: ​​​​​​​1-800-387-0058 ext. 7425

Nasreen Khan
416-969-7428 | Toll-free in Ontario: ​​​​​​​​​1-800-387-0058 ext. 7428