SummerWorks Exchange Day 3 – AUG 13

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The SummerWorks Exchange encapsulates our professional development and industry activities. Exchange events are included for Accredited Industry Pass Holders, and members of the general public can purchase a ticket that gives them access to all events during the day. For more information, visit summerworks.ca/exchange

Info Fair
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Venue: Toronto Media Arts Centre – Mezzanine

An opportunity to meet with and ask questions of funders before the next grant deadline as well as learn more about resources and initiatives impacting the community including. Coffee and snacks will be provided.


ASL Interpretation will be provided for this event.


Coffee will be provided.


Small Time Space
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Venue: Toronto Media Arts Centre – Dames Making Games
Presented in partnership with Generator.

“We haven’t got much time so we have to work slowly.” – Hungarian director George Tabori
Come consider the role time plays in space making. Take 15 minutes this morning for an experiential meditation on time and change. Designed by Kristina Lemieux and Elenna Mosoff.


Open Hours
12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Venue: Toronto Media Arts Centre – Gathering Space
Presented in partnership with Generator

Drop-in on creators and builders as they shape their ongoing projects: Beyond Silent Mode demonstrates new possibilities in performance with augmented reality. The Toronto edition of culturecapital brings Canada’s performing arts economy into the context of a new trading card game. ArtistProducerResource.com hosts an open wiki-thon.


Workshop – Creating Sign Language Magic
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Venue: Artscape Youngplace

Presented in partnership with Generator and Deaf Spectrum

Explore the possibilities of creating accessible sign language productions for d/Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, and sign language users. This workshop looks at multiple approaches, using selected excerpts to demonstrate interpretation, shadowing, and acting practices. In addition, you will have the opportunity to try your hand at what you have learned in small groups. Led with Sage Lovell, Thurga Kanagasekarampillai, Derek Kwan, and Suchiththa Wickremesooriya.


ASL interpretation will be provided for this event.


Live captioning will be provided for this event.


Workshop – Making Space for Conflict & Dialogue
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Venue: Artscape Youngplace
Presented in partnership with Generator’s Transform Dance project

What can we do when we hurt each other? How can we respond supportively to people who have been directly harmed in our community? Through experiential and Theatre of the Oppressed techniques participants explore ways of dealing well with conflict, making space for healthier dialogue and finding ways to treat each other better in arts spaces. Led by Karen B. K. Chan.

A group agreement to support safety and participation will be available online before the workshop. A therapist will be present to provide in-the-moment support to participants as needed.

This project is supported through Toronto Arts Council Strategic Funding as part of Generator’s Transform Dance project.


ASL Interpretation will be provided for select workshop.


Captioning will be provided.


photo by Henry Chan


Toronto Media Arts Centre - Dames Making Games
32 Lisgar St, Toronto, ON

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