When you visit a city or a town, what sorts of experiences do you seek out? Is the regional art gallery, for example, always a must-see? Do you track down the local concert listings? Or maybe you’re the type of traveller who hasn’t truly visited a place until you’ve sampled some of its specialty dessert (or perhaps its famous tipple).
How can we collaborate to highlight Ontario as the arts and culture destination we know it is? This symposium presents conversations, keynote presentations, and panels discussions featuring leaders in cultural tourism in Ontario and from outside Canada.
Our next Creative In Residence profile brings us in conversation with chef and instructor Tamara Green. Her work focuses on pre-contact ingredients and her personal chef company, Indigenesis, works to re-integrate Indigenous foods and cooking methods.
Creative in Residence Laura Rojas is a Colombian-born, Toronto-based artist who uses graphic design as a tool for education and activism. She tells us about her introduction to the world of zine-making as well as her upcoming project as part of the Ontario Culture Days 2021 Festival.
Kicking off the first of our Creatives in Residence profile series is Hiba Abdallah. A text and design-based artist, her work focuses on the intersections of collaboration, community and disagreement as productive frameworks for re-imagining public agency.
In conversation with Toronto-based artist and printmaker Jesse Purcell, 2021 Ontario Culture Days Creative in Residence Laura Rojas discusses the possibilities of radical graphics.