Join us each month on Zoom to meet with other BIPOC artists from across Canada and from across disciplines to discuss and explore a curated topic. The sessions give space for shared learning, dialogue, skills exchange, and co-support. This is an excellent opportunity to meet other BIPOC artists and to dive into some pressing questions for all artists but from a BIPOC-centred lens.
We invite everyone to bring snacks for yourselves to make this a brunch for a proper chat and chew. All sessions are loosely facilitated with a focus on group dialogue. You must be a BIPOC artist to attend.
While we require registration, all sessions are free for BIPOC artists. You do not need to be a CultureBrew.Art member to join, but promo codes for a free one-year membership will be available at each session should you decide to join our online community!
About the facilitators:
Anju Singh is a musician, media artist, sound artist, consultant, facilitator and arts administrator with an interest in the how and why of artistic work, including how to keep ourselves healthy and balanced while creating. Anju is a Co-Director of CBA.
Chris (C.E.) Gatchalian is an author, playwright, editor, dramaturge, consultant and workshop facilitator based primarily in Tkaronto (“Toronto") and is CBA’s Community Engagement Producer.
2022/23 Calendar of Events
All sessions are 90 minutes long and are limited to 20 participants.
Friday January 27th 2023 @ 11am PST / 2pm EST: Getting Organized for New Projects
New year, new projects! A group discussion about how to start new projects on the right foot so that you can stay organized.
Friday February 24th 2023 @ 11am PST / 2pm EST: To art school or not to art school?
A group discussion about training and learning options for artists.
Friday March 24th 2023 @ 11am PST / 2pm EST: Red Flags
A group discussion about seeing the flags and trusting your gut when you are offered or in progress in an opportunity.
Friday April 21st 2023 @ 11am PST / 2pm EST: Knowing Your Worth
A group discussion about compensation, negotiation, and how to ask for what you are worth.
Friday May 26th 2023 @ 11am PST / 2pm EST: Feast vs. Famine
A group discussion about overcommitment, taking on too much, missing opportunities, and saying no.
Friday June 23rd 2023 @ 11am PST / 2pm EST: Imposter Syndrome
It’s very real, especially for BIPOC artists. A group discussion about how imposter syndrome affects BIPOC artists and sharing strategies to move past it.
Friday July 21st 2023 @ 11am PST / 2pm EST: Burn Out and Taking Time For You
It’s summer, let’s take time for ourselves. A group discussion about burn out and the importance of rest and relaxation to rejuvenate as artists.
Wednesday December 21st 2022 @ 11am PST / 2pm EST: The Holidays Can Be Tough
A discussion about existing as artists during the winter holiday season.
Friday November 25th 2022 @ 11am PST / 2pm EST: Creating and Producing Through the Winter Blues
A discussion about how to push forward through the dark and cold months as artists and to take care of our mental health.
Friday October 21st 2022 @ 11am PST / 2pm EST: Your Artist Portfolio/CV
A group discussion about creating effective artist portfolios/CVs. Use this session to workshop and share ideas.
Friday September 23rd 2022 @ 11am PST / 2pm EST: So Many Grants!
A discussion to co-motivate and support with writing project grants and sharing how you prioritize which grants to tackle and when.