Carla Soto and Sentir Venezuela are thrilled to announce that their project about the ‘Evil Dancers of Yare’ has been selected as one of the ‘Platform A’ artistic initiatives for 2016. Their thanks go out to the Toronto Arts Council and Arts Starts for their support. They will be facilitating multidisciplinary workshops for children to design costumes, learn story- telling, drama, dance, music and handcrafts related to this Venezuelan festivity.
Platform A is a collaboration between four of Toronto’s leading organizations in community-engaged arts: Arts for Children and Youth, Art Starts, Jumblies Theatre and SKETCH/CUE. These organizations have all emerged from grassroots initiatives to become key community builders in Toronto’s arts sector, engaging thousands of children, young people and adults annually through their diverse, innovative and accessible programming.
Art Starts is an award-winning charitable, not-for-profit organization that uses the arts as a vehicle to encourage social change in Toronto’s underserved neighborhoods. Bringing professional artists and communities together to work across all artistic disciplines. Art Starts combines the best practices of hands-on community consultation with a collaborative art-making approach and sound organizational and administrative support. www.artstarts.net