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Free Virtual Series!

Welcome to the Arts Talk series, where we explore the deep links that tie the world of art to our community.  Join us for one, or all, of the upcoming three moderated panels featuring some of the brightest minds of our art community.  Questions and your insights welcomed after the presentation.

Please note that panels will be hosted over Zoom.

Arts Talk #1:

Arts Education and Children’s Mental Health

The effects of arts education on a child’s mental health is vital at the best of times. Over the past year, in-school arts programs have either been drastically scaled back or temporarily eliminated due to health and safety guidelines. Join the Aurora Cultural Centre and a panel of experts to discover the benefits of arts education to a child’s mental health and sense of community-building, how they view the challenges of the past year, and the way forward as we re-engage children in the arts.

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Arts Talk #2:

From an Artist’s Viewpoint: Art during- and emerging from- COVID

July 20, 2021 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm

The world pandemic stopped live performing and visual artists from meeting their public in person. This has been the largest crisis to hit a particular sector, and one that is reeling without clarity on when things will fully reopen. Join the Aurora Cultural Centre and a panel of artists to hear about their careers, how they changed during COVID-19 and what they see as the next steps to rebuild their career and place in the world’s stage. Questions and your insights welcomed after the presentation. Offered over Zoom.

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Arts Talk #3:

Lifting the Voices of Emerging Diverse Artists

August 17, 2021 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm

We live in a very diverse world, particularly in Canada, and there is a disparity and inequity in access for artists as they move through their career.  Join us in speaking with an emerging diverse artist as we discover the opportunities and challenges moving from local high school education to post secondary, and what they perceive they will need to emerge into the professional art landscape.  We open the conversation to what post secondary institutions are doing to welcome these students and how funders look for ways to lift up the voices of these artists through their programs.  Questions and your insights welcomed after the presentation. Offered over Zoom.

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