Prismatic Festival here we come!
We're thrilled to announce that Prismatic Festival has invited us to showcase Closet Freaks at their International Buyer's Market in Ottawa, this September.
Making Sector-Wide Impact
We're co-producing the 2020 NASO Days gathering in Ottawa, via a collaboration between DDMAAC, CAPACOA and MASS Culture.
Decolonizing Theatre of the Oppressed
Our collaboration continues, with Dr Cindy Jardine and lead researcher Laurie-Ann Lines, on the use of applied Forum Theatre as a community-driven, participatory research model. We are happy to be supporting this terrific team and their potent community partners, Frog Lake, Heart Lake, and Yellowknives Dene First Nations, and Lac St. Anne Métis.
Taking DDMAAC Public
We're getting ready to put DDMAAC in the limelight, starting in August, and are happy to again be focused again on national disability arts advocacy and on reintroducing arts services back into our programming roster.
updated July 2019
Decolonizing the Academy
On March 6, we had the great pleasure of working with a team of potent advocates from MRU's Office of Academic Indigenization and the Campus Equity & Meaningful Inclusion Team. We created and ran a Forum Theatre demonstration (in only 6 hours!), as a Faculty Development Activity, designed to support their capacity to decolonize the classroom.
We're winding down what started out as The Calgary Congress for Equity & Diversity in the Arts then became The Calgary Collective for Equity & Diversity in the Arts. Both we're arms-length initiatives we launched to meet specific needs in Calgary's arts & culture sector. As many of these needs still exist, we're integrating CCEDA into our regular operations. This program will now be called The Calgary Catalyst for Equity & Diversity in the Arts.
updated March 2019
Our first 20th Anniversary
Although the company wasn't formally incorporated as a not-for-profit public society until 2003, Michele Decottignies, our founder & Artistic Director, actually began developing the company and its unique practice in 1999 – through artist-community collaborations with artists with intellectual disabilities and street-involved youth, via our applied Theatre of the Oppressed and Epic Theatre practices.
Our new mailing address is:
Box 8007 CANMORE RPO
Canmore, AB T1W 2T8
updated January 2019