NOTE: This workshop series takes place over two sessions on July 7 and 13, 1:00-3:00 pm EDT.
Are you an emerging artist, organizer or activist? Or maybe all three at once? Join famed musician Lorraine Segato for a unique workshop that uses creative tools to uncover the real meaning and purpose behind your work.
Over two two-hour sessions, this training will help you to explore questions that can enrich and strengthen both you organizing and artistic practice: “Why do I create? What are my principles? What impact do I want from my audience, and what action do I want as a result?”
Our core values have all been influenced by pieces of music, poetry, film, murals, graphic arts and theatre. We’ll dive into those influences to help you locate what really drives your work. Together we’ll use the power of artistic expression to grow your abilities as a leader and ground your work in true self-knowledge and self-awareness.
As an organizer and activist, you will be encouraged to link your work to other dimensions of creative expression. As an emerging artist, you will awaken essential codes necessary for sustaining a lasting career. Creativity is a powerful tool for disrupting self-illusion as well as disrupting power.
WHEN: July 7 and 13, 1:00-3:00 pm EDT
WHERE: Online over Zoom
For over 40 years Lorraine Segato has earned a reputation as a charismatic and iconoclastic performer. Her unique voice is compelling and identifiable no matter what format or medium she creatively explores. Lorraine joins the Institute to add artistic and cultural training and practices into our curriculum. Lorraine draws on her extensive experience as an arts ambassador to teach organizers and emerging artists to utilize artistic expressions—including music, film, art, and performances—to tell their stories and motivate others to action. Her empowerment anthem Rise Up was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in November 2019.