BRAMPTON, ON (November 30, 2022) – The arts and culture scene in Brampton is thriving, and that is in large part due to the ongoing work of the Brampton Arts Organization (BAO). The organization, currently incubating within the City of Brampton, is focused on growing, celebrating, advocating for and connecting the arts and culture community in Brampton by offering resources, opportunities and programs to local artists.
“The holiday season is a great time to get involved locally, learn something new and connect with your community,” says Michael Vickers, Senior Program Lead, Brampton Arts Organization. “We invite artists and anyone who loves arts and culture to join us at one of our great upcoming events this December.”
Town Hall: Community Check-In and Holiday Social
November 30, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Brampton Entrepreneur Centre (41 George Street S)
Come learn what BAO’s been up to and what we’re planning for the New Year while celebrating the holidays! We also want to hear from you and your suggestions for programming that the arts and culture community in Brampton needs. Enjoy light refreshments and meet with the local arts community.
Field Trip: Rose Theatre
December 1, 6 pm to 7 pm
Take a peek behind the scenes and gain access to cultural institutions in the GTA that you may not have access to. This trip will focus on our very own The Rose Brampton. Past events included Art Toronto, Sheridan College's Screen Industries and Training Centre, as well as exclusive curatorial tours of the AGO and PAMA.
Arts Grant Writing Workshop Series
December 5, 7 pm
Brampton Library – Chinguacousy Branch
The last workshop in this series, this session will provide you with a unique opportunity to bring in a past grant application or one that you’re currently working on for review and feedback. Get invaluable customized advice from an expert in arts granting.
This series is part BAO’s Core Skills Programs, which are geared to local artists looking to elevate their practice and gain specific skills/knowledge to help them get to the next level of their career and practice.
Mental Health Workshops with Soch Mental Health
December 7, 7 pm
South Asian artists face unique challenges in the pursuit of a career in the arts. Faced with the cultural stigmas perceived by the South Asian community, along with the ongoing barriers in today’s society, this series of workshops aims to provide support and a safe space for all South Asians with a focus on mental health and the arts.
PIXEL: Brampton Reverb Digital Art Exhibition
Submission deadline: December 12
PIXEL activates the 24' LED screen in Garden Square with the work of local artists and provides an opportunity to showcase your art to a large audience. Currently recruiting for its fourth iteration and focused on Brampton musicians - Brampton Reverb, apply today to have your work featured in this exhibit.
Previously featured curated exhibits include Black artists (Black Artists Live Here), artists inspired by summer (Summer of Love) and artwork that explored the connection with digital technology and tools.
MOCA x BAO: Free Friday Night Collaboration
December 16, 6 to 9 pm
Join us at MOCA Toronto with Kwasi Obeng-Adjei and team as perform a choreographed interactive dance piece throughout the evening. His high energy dance style will connect to the nightlife themes of the exhibit and will engage and entertain the audiences as they move through the space.
Collaborations with GTA arts organizations and cultural institutions allow us to bring art, experiences, resources and expertise straight to Brampton artists. By tapping into these organizations, we are able to scale and provide our community with opportunities and expertise that might have been previously out of reach.
To register for an event and more details on all of BAO’s events and programs, visit www.bramptonartsorg.ca.
Media Relations, City of Brampton