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Making art is so much fun it's why we all continue to do it. But there's a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes in order to make things happen - and that's what our March workshops are all about! And for bonus points, all of these workshops are available to you in your own home.



March 3rd - Anastasia Maywood, Program Advisor, Arts Development and Investment from the Edmonton Arts Council will present their Equity & Access in the Arts Grant (creating a profile, the intentions, details on each Stream, how to do a budget, supporting materials, etc.) Mireille Rijavec will present the grants that are available to the community at the AFA and CC, as well as get into some detail about grant writing that people find most challenging: writing your own biography, going from your project vision to project description and budgeting.


Please register by emailing Rebecca at rebecca@cripsie.com to reserve your spot. Workshop link will be emailed to all participants the day prior to the workshop. Registration is by donation, with a minimum donation of $2.


March 10th - If you were unable to catch the fantastic production workshops offered by Brooke Leifso in the winter last year, you're in luck because she's back with even more wisdom about producing a show.


Please register by emailing Rebecca at rebecca@cripsie.com to reserve your spot. Workshop link will be emailed to all participants the day prior to the workshop. Registration is by donation, with a minimum donation of $2.



March 17th - Does your art come more in the form of words? Is there a tale to tell somewhere within you? Rebecca Bissonnette will support you in finding that voice to tell the story you want to tell. Have an idea started? Want to start from scratch? Happy to work with any idea in progress.


Please register by emailing Rebecca at rebecca@cripsie.com to reserve your spot. Workshop link will be emailed to all participants the day prior to the workshop. Registration is by donation, with a minimum donation of $2.



(Image is a group of dancers outside throwing paper hearts.)

 


We are looking to grow our CRIPSiE crew of producers, designers, stage managers, technicians, and performers, and we were wondering if you could please share our Skilled Creator Call Out link with your friends and community. OR perhaps you are a Skilled Creator that we are looking for!



Use this link to fill out the Google Form:


CRIPSiE (The Collaborative Radically Integrated Performers Society in Edmonton) is an Edmonton-based collective of artists that include people who experience disability and their allies. We challenge dominant stories of disability and other forms of oppression through high-quality crip and mad performance art, video art, as well as public education and outreach programs.



(Image is a group of dancers in mid movement on a stage.)

 


CRIPSiE Board is pleased to announce a new chapter in CRIPSiE, and introduce our new artists leadership and our decision making model.


After many years of AA collective programming leadership, The Artistic Associates and the Board of Directors have decided to place Alison Neuman in the Artistic Leadership role, as Co-Artistic Producer. She will be working with Krista Lin as Administrative Manager and Rebecca Bissonnette as Operations Manager.


Together, this team will be responsible for producing CRIPSiE programming and running day-to-day operations of the organization. The change is a result of increasingly limited capacity from Artistic Associates and a collective desire from both Alison, Artistic Associates and the Board to allow for great programming to be produced and created for CRIPSiE membership.  


Artistic Associates and the Board of Directors will be consulted to give feedback on season and workshop programming each year to ensure CRIPSiE leadership is creating what CRIPSiE members and dancers want. CRIPSiE will also be recruiting Disabled/Deaf/Mad/Neurodivergent creative talent across the country to work with us in producing impactful community-engaged performances. CRIPSiE will continue to build capacity within the local community.


To work with CRIPSiE, please contact alison@cripsie.com for questions regarding these changes, please contact info@cripsie.com 



(Image is the CRIPSiE logo - a white background with the blue and maroon CRIPSiE symbol. The words CRIPSiE Collaborative Radically Integrated Performers Society in Edmonton in black.)

 

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