Connect. Create. Unite.
The Communities Create Initiative empowers Canadians to express themselves using creativity, to build their skills, and find human connection during this unprecedented time. Participants are invited to engage in a series of free online workshops sponsored by the Canadian creative community, to help them convey how they are feeling through a variety of different mediums, and then share their work online.
This initiative is supported by a consortium of Canadian media and arts organizations that will host weekly creative workshops led by Canadian artists and makers across a variety of disciplines. The workshops are free and open to Canadians of all ages and levels of experience.
Be a part of #CommunitiesCreate
How are you feeling right now?
Each workshop will approach the question “how are you feeling right now?” in a number of different ways. Once complete, participants will be invited to share their creative works using the hashtag #CommunitiesCreate. The content will be compiled into a “time capsule” to form a collective look at how Canadians are feeling through the pandemic.
How to participate
Join a Communities Create Initiative workshop.
Create an expression of how you are feeling using the skills you learn.
Share your creation with the world using the hashtag #CommunitiesCreate
Every Monday at 12 pm EST, a new creative workshop will go live.
Each participatory, online workshop will last approximately 45 to 90 minutes.
In the Media
“This is a bigger piece to leverage the creative community to help support and unify Canadians.” – Ramona Pringle
This was the second week of #CommunitiesCreate and it was #PodcastingWeek, hosted by @torontolibrary. Creator @acupido made this trailer for a mini series of the amazing submissions created by participants, and my heart is bursting. Wow, everyone. You did this, together ❤️ pic.twitter.com/6At3rQtSk2— ramona pringle (@ramonapringle) May 15, 2020
Have a question? Want to get involved? Volunteer your organization to host a workshop, or organize a virtual “participation party” for your group or class. We’re here for you! ❤️