Critical Writing Index

Artists learn to work with community

by Cathy Malayas

The Toronto Clarion, Dec. 1983, v. 3, no. 19, p. 13

This article discusses a collaboration between A Space and several Toronto-based songwriters, playwrights, poets and artist-activists to lead three public workshops at the gallery examining the need to form stronger connections between artists and community groups. In order to combat the notion that artists prefer to work alone, all involved spoke of the need for artists to provide Toronto's marginalized communities with a voice and place in cultural production.

ITEM 1983.059 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Rosie's SongArlene Mantle

Life on the LineAllan Booth

Robin Endres

Lillian Allen

Clifton Joseph