Celestial Seeds

CELESTIAL SEEDS: ARTS, ADMIN & COMMUNITY ORGANIZING WORKSHOP SERIES

Unit 2 received funding from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council to do 14-18 workshops over the course of a year. These workshops are by QT2S/BIPOC and friends and for QT2S/BIPOC and friends wanting to learn arts and administrative skills in a safer and supportive environment. These workshops will primarily be online. We hope, if the city guide-lines change, we can have some of the workshops in person, with safety protocols in place.

We can pay up to 10 QT2S/BIPOC and friends participants in the GTA at $15 an hour per workshop. This is geared towards working class and working poor folks who really need the income and want to learn a new skill or continue some training. Please apply here: https://forms.gle/TQF1CUugCrFvDVPM7

We are partnering with Deaf Spectrum to provide ASL at 5 of the workshops selected by the Deaf QT2S community. If you are Deaf QT2S and are interested in attending the workshops, please pick your top 5 in this survey and we will do our best to provide ASL: https://forms.gle/5UMyhsssNpYqWWYm9

Our first workshop is Drag X with Nookie Galore and Franny Galore-Wngz for 5 Fridays starting April 9th and ending May 7th. FB event link here:
https://fb.me/e/3tTnBeSc4

We are still solidifying the other workshop dates, but want to announce the lineup for each month!

MAY:
*How to Write a Rap Song with Myst Milano (ZOOM)

JULY:
*Photographing Queer Bodies with Maxholio (IN PERSON) Thursday July 15th to Saturday July 17th

*Grant Writing for the Arts with Tom Cho (ZOOM)

*Community Power Mapping with Darian Razdar (ZOOM) 2 Tuesdays (July 20th and 27th) with a follow-up session TBA

AUGUST:
*Writing Dialogue: Character & Tension with Bilal Baig (ZOOM) 2 Saturdays (August 7th and 14th)

*The Art of Freestyle, a Cypher Segment with Eyeda Sophia (IN PERSON)

SEPTEMBER:
*General Intro to the Art of DJing with Sofia Fly (IN PERSON)

*Inclusive Virtual Spaces with Marisa Grant (ZOOM)

OCTOBER:
*Accounting, Taxes, and Finances for Artists, Art Organizers and Freelancers with Mohammad Rezaei (ZOOM)

*Long Term Vocal Care with Rflex (ZOOM)

*Making Art Sober with Claire Burns (ZOOM) 3 Thursdays (October 7th, 14th, 21st)

NOVEMBER:
*Transformative Justice through the Arts with Naty Tremblay (ZOOM)

JANUARY:

*Move Your Body with Hannia Cheng (IN PERSON)