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Arts Reflecting Our Times

Creation with Communities and Queer Arts Practices

September 3, 2020 | 1-4pm via Zoom

Newton Moraes is deeply honoured and thankful for the opportunity to be one of the panelists in Arts Reflecting Our Times: Creation with Communities and Queer Arts Practices

Link of the event it is down below! Please register and pass along your friends!

Creation in the Arts has for the most part supported practices with a vision for theatre based spaces. In a post COVID-19 environment, how can Community Arts practices be a beacon for unpacking the diverse experiences and performance models in our society?

How might Arts organizations rethink, shift and respond to the importance of creating with and supporting communities through the Arts while also addressing the inequities and realities of queer arts practices. In what ways have Queer arts practices understood creating in and for communities? What lessons, best practices can we share, develop and consider?



  • Tamla Matthews
  • Samson Bonkeabantu Brown
  • Dequan Clarke
  • Matthew Cumbie
  • Tom Truss
  • Ruth Howard
  • Newton Moraes
  • Amanda Newman
  • William Patrick Porter

About the organizers – CPAMO

Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario (CPAMO) is a movement of Indigenous and racialized artists engaged in empowering the arts communities of Ontario. CPAMO seeks to open opportunities for Indigenous and racialized professionals and organizations to build capacity through access and working relationships with cultural institutions across Ontario that will result in constructive relationships with Indigenous and racialized professionals and organizations.

About the series – The Gathering: Online

CPAMO has launched a series of conversations exploring frameworks for understanding how Artists and Arts Organization are thinking about their work and programming given the COVID-19 pandemic and it’s ongoing impact on the Arts Sector.  We are committed to being a supportive convenor of arts practitioners from the Indigenous, racialized, deaf, disabled and mad, women and other historically-marginalized artists and communities.

The Gathering: Online invites artists and organizations to speak about their work and the viewers to engage with the artists while having a forum for asking questions in real time.

We hope you can join us. It is our intent to offer further space for networking with artists and organizations, asking the same questions about IBPOC visibility, inclusion and their intersections with artistic/organizational practices while speaking to many perspectives in the arts and the changing demographics of audiences and participation within the Arts sector.

Please note:  the sessions will be via Zoom and you can join online or over the phone. All sessions will be recorded and the recording will be available for the participants and the general public. Zoom link will be sent 1 day before the session and a reminder 1 hour before the session.