(re)conciliation: a workshop on integrating indigeneity and decolonizing performance practice


The land acknowledgement perfunctorily performed by rote will not serve the fraught, complex project of reconciliation; indeed, it may, at the end of the day, render such an endeavor an exercise in futility. How do artists go beyond the learning of names, or geography, or historical fact to begin decolonizing their practice? How do we re-imagine our relationship with this land upon which we create?

Cole Alvis (Métis) and Jill Carter (Anishinaabe-Ashkenazi) lead a workshop for artists on how we can more actively engage in (re)conciliation.

Registration details: Advance registration is full, but approximately 15 spaces will be made available 30 minutes prior to the start of the workshop on a first-come, first-served basis. Priority will be given to those arriving by accessible transit (i.e. Wheel Trans) or who wish to access ASL interpretation.

Participate online:We will be broadcasting the first hour this workshop via Facebook Live and live tweeting from @summerworks and @generatorTO using the hashtag #SLIPland.


Presented in partnership with Generator Facilitators Cole Alvis and Jill Carter

Part of the SummerWorks Intensive Leadership Program (S.L.I.P.), a series of public events that explore how we can remove barriers and dismantle systems of oppression through artistic practice.


ASL Interpretation Provided

Water will be provided for those who need it. Folks are welcome to bring their own snacks.

Artscape Youngplace has an accessible, gender-neutral washroom located on the 2nd floor.

image by SYSS Mouse, used under a creative commons license

Artscape Youngplace Studio 103
180 Shaw Street, Toronto, ON

Tuesday August 8th 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Ticket Price: Free