Artists + Community Symposium: Train of Thought Winnipeg

Nigel Bart (Artbeat Studio founder and Studio Facilitator) was featured panelist for ‘Changing Tracks: The Impact of Community Arts in Winnipeg’

Train of Thought 2015

Changing Tracks: The Impact of Community Arts in Winnipeg. May 22, 2015.

Train of Thought is a creative expedition produced by Jumblies Theatre (Toronto) in collaboration with 40 organizations across Canada, and more than 60 travelers crossing the country by train to offer activities and spark relationships on-board and at 20 stops along the way.

Together, we – First Nations and all those who have settled and found refuge here – will discover ways to create, grieve, celebrate, shift tracks and see the land we share in new ways.

The Arts & Cultural Industries Association of Manitoba (ACI Manitoba) is excited to host its fourth Artists + Community Symposium: Train of Thought Winnipeg, in partnership with Jumblies Theatre, to coincide with the three-day stop of the Train of Thought in Winnipeg!

Train of Thought Winnipeg will take place at the Forks and in Winnipeg’s Historic Exchange District from May 22 – 24, 2015. The symposium is inclusive, accessible and open to the public, featuring several free and low-cost events. It is Manitoba’s foremost gathering of people working for social change using the power of the arts, including: writers; performers; visual artists; film makers; community service organizations; and extraordinary arts organizations who are leading the way in the field of community-engaged arts.

train of thought posterSymposium Highlights

Changing Tracks: The Impact of Community Arts in Winnipeg – Free opening panel and reception

  • Welcoming Ceremony and Blessing led by Two Spirited Elder Albert McLeod
  • How do Winnipeg artists address today’s issues such as racism, poverty, crime and inter-generational differences?
  • Rosanna Deerchild, Cree writer, broadcaster and Winnipeg personality – Moderator
  • Panelists –Eddie Ayoub & Josh Ruth, Art City; Columpa Bobb, Urban Indigenous Theatre Company; Stephen Wilson, Graffiti Art Programming; Nigel Bart, Artbeat Studio

visit the ACI Manitoba website