Artfare Essentials 2022 at Jumblies Theatre + Arts

Artfare Essentials Course

Jumblies Theatre + Arts
Ground Floor Studio, Toronto

December 10 – 16, 2022

Artfare Essentials, Jumblies’ foundational course about community arts practices, will be offered again this year in person at Jumblies’ studio, The Ground Floor, in Toronto! It’s a hands-on experience, weaving creative activities through a process of learning, sharing and reflecting.

Artfare Essentials is an immersive and playful orientation for artists and others actively interested in arts that engage with and create community. Together, we will cover the following topics:

  • Definitions, terms and guiding principles
  • Project visioning and planning
  • Partnerships
  • Arts-based research
  • Facilitation
  • Bridging diversities
  • Collaboration across disciplines, forms, traditions
  • Navigating conflicts and challenges
  • History and legacies of Jumblies
  • Evaluation, documentation, sustainability, legacy

Cost: $400, on a sliding-scale, please email us to discuss.

Support: ASL interpretation and translation between English and other languages can be arranged as well as other accommodations, with advance notice. Please ask.

Process: Please fill in the online application form, and we will respond as soon as we get your registration.

Location/Accessibility: The Ground Floor, 132 Fort York Blvd, Toronto. The Ground Floor is an accessible space (including ground- level step-free entry, automatic door openers, accessible washroom and wide, open space).

Dates/Times: Dec 10-12 and 14-16 starting at 10 am and finishing at 5 pm each day. Plus Dec 16 – 3:30-5:00 pm optional online closing questions and conversations.

Certification: Participants will receive a certificate of completion from Jumblies. This workshop is respected across Canada as a qualification for community arts employment and funding. However, it does not claim to cover all areas and topics integral to this work and is only one piece in a learning path or process.

For more information, please see our website here, or email

About Jumblies Theatre + Arts
For over 20 years, Jumblies has been making art in everyday and extraordinary places with, for and about the people and stories found there, creating transient utopias and far-reaching ripples. Everyone is welcome!

Jumblies engages in collaborations between professional artists and diverse people and communities, and mentors and supports others to do so. Jumblies expands where art happens, who gets to be part of it, what form it takes and which stories it tells. This imperative has led us outside of specialized art places, and to place participation and radical inclusion at the core of our projects. We say Everyone is welcome! and embrace the joys and challenges, social and aesthetic, of meaning or trying to mean it.

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