T.R.A.I.N – Training Respectful, Adaptive and Inclusive Networks in the Arts, seeks to congregate a nationwide community of arts workers and artists who wish to contribute towards an equitable and sustainable professional sector. The program will provide free online workshops across eight learning streams covering a range of timely topics based in Mass Culture’s research: Equitable evaluation; Navigating the Canadian arts ecosystem; Ethical practices in the arts; Emerging governance models and anti-oppression; Civic engagement; Arts Advocacy and Activism; and Artists rights.
Workshop 1: THE BIG PICTURE
Date: March 21, 2023 [10AM-11AM ET]
The first of three modules, “The “Big Picture” leads participants through some of the terminology and statistics surrounding Indigenous, Black and Persons of Colour (IBPOC), and looks back at events, both contemporary and historical, that help us understand where society is today in terms of racism, and why EDI work is so necessary.
Workshop 2: THE IMPACT OF PREJUDICE
Date: March 23, 2023 [10AM-11AM ET]
This module examines the lived experiences of discrimination and exclusion for marginalized persons. First participants explore the broad themes of exclusion–such as discrimination, bias, and intersectionality–followed by a look at how these realities can impact the daily life of racialized persons.
Workshop 3: TOWARDS A GENERATIVE APPROACH
Date: March 28, 2023 [10AM-11AM ET]
“Towards a Generative Approach” explores how to actively bring Equity, Diversity and Inclusion into our work environments and personal lives. The module first examines the challenges and responsibilities of being an ally to the EDI cause and continues with concrete practices to improve the level of inclusion in our companies and our lives.
Workshop 4: HOLDING SPACE IN DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS
Date: March 30, 2023 [10AM-11AM ET]
Guest Speaker: Dr. Lisa Ndejuru
Led by Postmarginal facilitator, psychologist Dr. Lisa Ndejuru, and accompanied by Peter Farbridge, this training workshop speaks to the compassion, patience and courage necessary to shepherd the challenging conversations of EDI work. Designed for those who are more advanced on their EDI journey and would like to add some more skills to their toolbox.