Tag: Arts

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    Interview: 2qtpoc-montreal show

    September 4th, 2012     by deb singh     Comments

    Hey Shameless Blog Readers, Having sadly been unable to attend the awesome 2qtpoc-montreal Show for the city’s Pervers/cite, I did get the opportunity to connect with one of the amazing artists from the show, Textaqueen. Their website reads: “Texta” is Australian for felt-tip marker and TextaQueen is Australia’s felt-tip super-hero. Renowned for use of the humble felt-tip marker to boldly re-interpret the tradition of the salon nude, TextaQueen explores politics of sex, gender and identity in tangent … READ MORE

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    Free media-arts and storytelling program for youth next week in Toronto!!

    July 31st, 2012     by Sarah Feldbloom     Comments

    Finding Words is a free media-arts program for immigrant and first generation youth (age 13-29) who identify as women. We’ll be running the second phase of our pilot project on the 7,8,&9 of August from 12-4pm at 10 Old Meadow Lane, right near Lawrence West subway station. We’ll be creating a blog which will feature stories told through sound, video and text about immigration, which will be used as a resource for organizations that serve immigrant … READ MORE

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    The Surprising Appeal of Brave

    July 30th, 2012     by Manisha Aggarwal-Schifellite     Comments

    Much was made of Pixar’s latest release, Brave, before and after its premiere, for a number of different reasons. Prior to the film’s release, viewers knew that this would be Pixar’s first animated film to feature a female protagonist (a slightly embarrassing admission considering how many great films have come out of that studio), and also the first film to really master the animation of human hair. After the film’s premiere, many critics complained that … READ MORE

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    Audition/Event: Spotlight on Summer Talent: Hot Talents Exposing Hot Issues

    July 6th, 2012     by Julia Horel     Comments

    On Sunday, August 19, we will be hosting “Spotlight on Summer Talent: Hot Talents Exposing Hot Issues.” FYI and Redwood Women’s Shelter have partnered to put on this amazing event! With female-only performances, we hope to raise awareness about violence and discrimination against women. Performances are meant to empower and inspire girls from all across Toronto and the GTA to showcase their talents in a female dominated space. We are inviting young women to come … READ MORE

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    The Greatest Band You’ve Never Heard Of: Fifth Column

    June 15th, 2012     by Guest Blogger     Comments

    Before Bikini Kill, before MEN, hell - before the Indigo Girls - there was Fifth Column. Fifth Column was a queer-as-hell punk band comprised of young art students from Toronto in the early 1980s, now immortalized in the recent documentary film, She Said Boom: The Story of Fifth Column directed by Kevin Hegge. Fifth Column was an all-girl band, which was just about the most political thing that could happen to the misogynist music industry of … READ MORE

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    UPDATED WITH GOOD NEWS: Sales team for independent Canadian book publishers defunded

    June 14th, 2012     by Julia Horel     Comments

    GREAT NEWS! Today, the Literary Press Group was given word that the Heritage Minister has overturned the decision and the sales force will be funded for this year! I’ll leave this post as an informational post about what indie publishers in Canada do and how precarious their survival is! The LPG’s statement is here. xo Julia Dear Shameless readers, Some of you may be aware that my day job is in book publishing. I work for the distribution arms of … READ MORE

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    Halifax teens: Write Now!

    May 30th, 2012     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Hey Teens! Are you interested in writing? Stories, song lyrics, journals, poetry, spoken word, graphic novels or whatever else you can think of? Are you creative? Do you love to express yourself? Why not join Write Now! Halifax this summer? WHAT A writing club that brings together creative youth and adult writers to learn, share and collaborate on creative writing of all kinds. WHO Youth ages 13-18 WHEN Tuesdays, 6-8 pm July 17 to August 21 WHERE Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax Bus tickets … READ MORE

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    Ad.ver.sary: Making a statement in the industrial music scene

    May 22nd, 2012     by Julia Horel     Comments

    PLEASE NOTE: The video discussed in this post contains racist and sexist language, as well as violent imagery. The video is not hosted on this page. A censored transcript is found here, with a link to the video. The Kinetik festival (May 17-20 this year in Montreal) is an international festival of electro-industrial music. Toronto-based act Ad.ver.sary (Jairus Khan) was scheduled to play his set ahead of two bands he has openly criticized for using highly … READ MORE

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    Call for participants: Komagata Maru Actor Call-out

    May 8th, 2012     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Brown Canada is looking to audition actors for a series of vignettes based on the Komagata Maru incident and related themes of exclusion, questions of belonging and unspoken/unknown histories, among others. Firstly, we are looking for actors to either perform at different venues across the province: 4 performances across Toronto, and 5 outside of Toronto. These projects will be performed at various times from May to July 2012. We are also looking for actors … READ MORE

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    Call for submissions: Brown Canada Komagata Maru theatre proposal

    April 23rd, 2012     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Application Deadline: April 26, 2012 Timeline: Immediate start date - June 29, 2012 Budget: $4000 allocated *Honorarium granted Project Background: Brown Canada is a community-led history project to encourage South Asian communities to create and document their histories in Canada creatively, through writing, video, interviews, art, theatre or other means. Our collective entry point for this project is through the Komagata Maru incident of 1914, when a ship of South Asian people was denied entry into Canada due … READ MORE

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    VANCOUVER call for auditions: One in Every Crowd

    April 5th, 2012     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Please note the deadline has changed to April 28, 2012. Attention all queer and trans youth ages 14 to 20 years old: Award winning writer and storyteller Ivan Coyote has a new book coming out, and this one is FOR YOU. One in Every Crowd is a collection of short short stories collected from over fifteen years of Coyote’s work, along with a bunch of brand new never been in print stuff too, designed to help LGBT … READ MORE

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    Call for participants: I Do! Project

    March 9th, 2012     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Calling all Young Women!!! Interested in Graphic Novels? Want to learn how to create your own? Then join the I do! project Who? Young women and trans youth (13-18) interested in learning how to create their own graphic novel What? 8 week workshop series Refreshments and tokens provided VOLUNTEER HOURS Where? 4155 Sheppard Ave East, Suite 100 Toronto, Ontario M1S 1T4 When? TUESDAYS from 4-6pm Starting April 3th 2012 Why? Because only full consent means I do! TO REGISTER CONTACT Amna Siddiqui at samna@amfmcanada.ca The I do! Project’s goal is to raise awareness and broaden the discussion … READ MORE

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    Sins Invalid: ‘An unshamed claim to beauty in the face of invisibility’

    February 29th, 2012     by Julia Horel     Comments

    New College Speaker Series 2012, in collaboration with the Art Gallery of Ontario & The School of Disability Studies at Ryerson University, presents: Performance excerpts from Sins Invalid ‘An unshamed claim to beauty in the face of invisibility’ Featuring performances by: Alex Cafarelli, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Maria Palacios and Leroy Moore Saturday March 17 2012 - 7pm Art Gallery of Ontario, Weston Family Learning Centre 317 Dundas St. West Toronto, ON Beverly Street Entrance Facebook event link here. FREE admission ASL interpretation Wheelchair accessible Attendant care Sponsored by: … READ MORE

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    All-new Abstract Random

    February 28th, 2012     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Rap electro dub hop feminist group Abstract Random has released a new album, and we are stoked! (We’re big fans.) So stoked that we’re featuring a profile on the band in our upcoming issue (Spring 2012) - keep an eye out for that. From their website: “abstract random is a three human animal in facepaint and costume under a video projection. they call the wordsoundbeat electro dub hop bringing back feminist political cool.” If you don’t know … READ MORE

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    Montreal event: Rock out with Rock Camp March Break Party!

    February 27th, 2012     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Rock Camp for Girls Montreal fourth annual Community Day. Join past campers and volunteers for an afternoon dance party and hear the camper songs from 2011! WHAT: Rock Camp for Girls Montreal’s Community Day - Thinking about participating in Rock Camp for Girls? Want to volunteer? Come out to our fourth annual Community Day and get a chance to mix and mingle with campers, volunteers, and find out just how awesome Rock Camp is! WHEN: Saturday March 3rd, … READ MORE

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    Toronto event: International Women’s Day art show

    February 23rd, 2012     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Steam Whistle March Art Show: A month long art show in theme with International Women’s Day Please note: this event is ALL-AGES! VOICES & Exposed: the Female Perspective Steam Whistle Brewing has been supporting the artist community since 2000 by hosting monthly art exhibitions in their Gallery to showcase local creative talent. The March art exhibit is a collaboration of two artist groups exploring women’s issues in theme with the International Women’s Day (held this year on March … READ MORE

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    CALL FOR ARTISTIC SUBMISSIONS: Alliance of Multicultural Agencies Against Forced Marriage

    February 16th, 2012     by Julia Horel     Comments

    CALL FOR PARTICIPATION! Are you artistic? Got creative work that you want to showcase to a large audience of youth and human rights supporters? THEN GET IN TOUCH WITH US! AMFM Canada is looking for interested artists to contribute pieces of art to our 2012 “Happily Never After” Forum for Youth and “I DO…NOT” Forum for Service Providers. The focus of each is to raise awareness and to educate youth and service providers on the various aspects related to … READ MORE

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    Coco Riot featured in Bitch Magazine

    January 19th, 2012     by Team Shameless     Comments

    Friend, artist and big supporter of Shameless, Coco Riot, has been featured in Bitch magazine for their amazing art! We are so proud to work with you and to call you a friend, Coco! A queer hispanic migrant artist, Coco Riot believes that art is not a tool for social change but social change itself. In their work Coco Riot loves exploring the multiple social possibilities of drawing and language through installation, animation film, print media, … READ MORE

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    Putting together an alternative playlist

    December 21st, 2011     by Sarah Feldbloom     Comments

    Readers! Listeners! Shameless wants to put together a podcast of music by women, trans, genderqueer and non-binary folk that comes through non-mainstream channels, from parts of the world that often feel out of reach for those of us in Canada. Can you help us? Send songs through sendspace.com or another online file sharing program to sfeldbloom@shamelessmag.com, and email some notes about the artist - where they come from, who they are, and what’s awesome about them and … READ MORE

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    2011: A Shameless Retrospective

    December 20th, 2011     by Team Shameless     Comments

    What a year! People say that every year as they bid the previous one adieu but 2011 has been full of world events that have shocked and touched us. Worry is one of the words that comes to mind when we think about 2011. From worry over the economy to fretting about our political climate, it’s clear the past year was fraught with events that, despite the fast pace of our lives, has caused us … READ MORE

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