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FEEDBACK/FEEDFORWARD - Artist Discussions with Integrate Art Society

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Oaklands Community Centre & Association

2827 Belmont Avenue

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Victoria, BC V8R 4B2

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Everyone’s a critic. But who is it for? The artist? The audience? Someone else? Who holds the power when we talk about art?

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Everyone’s a critic. But who is it for? The artist? The audience? Someone else? Who holds the power when we talk about art? What’s the role of writing, talking, tweeting, sharing about art?

Feedback/Feedforward is a series of two discussion groups to explore these ideas, so we can look back, see where we’ve come from and what we’ve done, and discuss ways forward. We’re inviting practitioners in poetry, filmmaking, art, writing, dance, and more, who each possess a range of experiences, cultures, languages, and creative practices, for a public discussion to explore the role and relevance of discussing, writing, and sharing about art in all its forms.

Join art historian, facilitator and lead researcher Kim Dhillon in a discussion with local artists:

- Sally Yue Lin

- Serena Bhandar

- Lindsay Delaronde

OUR PATH AHEAD

Integrate Arts is taking a step back from its annual festival - to spend more time looking around so we can move forward. With a special interest in artists, curators, and makers in the local area who are black, people of colour and/or Indigenous artists, Integrate Arts thought about making a magazine to document and share the work being produced in the region. But do we need another art magazine? What else is possible? Are all these forms inherited, and do they make sense for black, people of colour, or Indigenous artists? Is there another way forward? If so, what does it look like? Join us for our first of two sessions of our new project: Feedback/Feedforward.

The Integrate Art Society and its Feedback/Feedforward project is situated on traditional and unceded Coast Salish territories, specifically of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. We strive to remain mindful of the cultural impacts of ongoing colonialism and dispossession of Indigenous peoples as we continue to engage communities and hold events in this region.

ACCESSIBILITY AND SAFER SPACES STATEMENT:

Requesting Accommodations

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for specific requests, such ASL interpretation or an assistive listening device. Please email requests to rshrumm@integratearts.ca or phone 250-896-8266.

Always-Available Accommodations

  • The event is free.
  • The Oaklands Community Centre is on a ground-level floor, with no stairs throughout the building.
  • There are four single-stall gender-neutral bathrooms, two of which are wheelchair accessible and one offering a baby change table.
  • The Centre offers ample free street parking and is on the #4 bus route, with the closest stop being at Hillside and Gosworth.
  • Bus tickets are available during the event.
  • A certified Mental Health First Aider will be available to assist in case the conversation is triggering for individuals.
  • Free snacks and refreshments will be provided, with a range of foods to cater to a range of dietary needs (gf, df, vegan, nut-free). An ingredients list will be available.
  • Name tags with pronouns will be used for those who want to employ their pronouns.
  • A relief room is available if you need a quiet place.
  • Microphones will be used by speakers.
  • The event will be filmed and made available through Integrate’s social media and website at a later date for those who cannot attend physically.

Getting to the Oaklands Community Centre

Accessible Entrance

The main entrance on Belmont Avenue is wheelchair accessible.

Parking

There is able free street parking on Ryan Street, as well as some on Belmont Avenue and Hamilton Road.

Bus Transportation

The centre is located near the following bus stops:

· The Hillside and Gosworth bus stop serving line 4 and 9.

· The Shelbourne and Pearl bus stop serving line 22, 27, and 28.

All BC Transit buses are wheelchair accessible. For handyDART, BC Transit’s accessible, door-to-door shared transit service, please contact BC Transit.

Washrooms

There are four single-stall gender-neutral bathrooms, two of which are wheelchair accessible and one offering a baby change table.

SAFER SPACES POLICY

The Integrate Art Society is working to create safer, anti-oppressive spaces. Please be mindful of the following guidelines while you participate at our events:

  • Respect your own physical, mental, and emotional boundaries
  • Please communicate your needs and speak up if you are uncomfortable
  • Remember you are welcome to leave to another space if you need time alone/away/quiet
  • Respect the physical, mental, and emotional boundaries of others – ask for consent before engaging in any sort of physical contact
  • Avoid making assumptions about the identity, experiences, and/or histories of other people
  • Respect the confidentiality of information and narratives shared with you
  • Remember, everyone makes mistakes – Apologize and learn from it
  • Try to speak with “I” statements and avoid personal attacks when communicating with others about mistakes they made
  • Assume that others are acting and speaking from a place of positive intent
  • Be aware of the impacts of your own behaviour and take responsibility for what you say and do
  • Be open to being approached and talked with if you make a mistake
  • Remember that we are gathered to share an open and engaging environment

If you have suggestions about this statement or our accessibility services, please email rshrumm@integratearts.ca.

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