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  • Nov 26, 2021

    8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (To)

    Toronto

    V/IRL

    conference

    RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM: DIY Culture, Alternative Spaces, and Collaborative Place-Making

    With NIMEC, IAE Rouen, Toronto Arts Foundation, Université de Rouen.

    Together Apart is an in-person academic symposium meant to facilitate international knowledge exchange and encourage further research on DIY culture and cultural and creative “third places”. Conducting and promoting research on the pursuit of creative solutions and opportunities for social and cultural benefit holds valuable lessons, and applicability, for many other sectors. As such, this symposium seeks to explore the value and exceptionality of these spaces through a range of disciplinary lenses.

    Presented by NIMEC, IAE Rouen, Toronto Arts Foundation, Université de Rouen

    Lula Lounge is an accessible venue. If you have any questions about accessibility needs, please reach out to us at torontolongwinter@gmail.com.

    Location: Lula Lounge

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  • Nov 26, 2021

    16h - 17h (Pa)
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (To)

    Virtual

    conference

    MUSIC CONFERENCE: B2B Meetings

    With Collectif MU / La Station-Gare des Mines (Paris), Long Winter (Toronto).

    ON x France B2B meetings between DIY / alt / underground labels, bookers, agents, musicians, organizers, et al.

  • Nov 26, 2021

    19H10 - 19H55 (Pa)
    1:10 - 1:55 p.m. (To)

    Virtual

    V/IRL

    conference

    PANEL: Building and Sustaining DIY Performance and Cultural Spaces

    With Natalia Bobadilla (ADAIR).

    In our current landscape, creating DIY community spaces is difficult. Keeping them open is even harder. This panel features leaders in spaces around the world, on strategies for long-term opportunities.

    Jesse McKee (221A)
    Jesse McKee is a leader in the Culture Industries, a Curator of Contemporary Art and Design, and he is the Head of Strategy at 221A. 221A works with artists and designers to research and develop social, cultural and ecological infrastructure. There, he leads the Organization’s advancement, communications, research, and programming. The organization develops and operates 14 000 m2 of cultural-use commercial and residential real-estate across a portfolio of properties that are sub-tenanted according to a cost-recovery operating model. 221A’s artistic program hosts long-term Fellowships for artists and designers, as well as producing public realm art and design projects, and develops education and learning programs, which work with communities to improve the public amenities and reduce barriers at the organization’s cultural infrastructures and beyond. From 2019-24, McKee is the lead investigator on 221A’s Blockchains & Cultural Padlocks Digital Strategy, which is developing a digitally cooperative culture by “recommoning” land, data and objects.

    CÉLIA COËTTE (Le Houloc - Soleil Nord Est)
    Célia Coëtte is a multidisciplinary artist based in Paris. Since 2017, she's member of Le Houloc, a shared fine arts studio gathering 19 artists in the northern suburbs of Paris. In this context, she participates in Soleil Nord Est” work group that round up people and programme of independent places around Paris.

    LINE GIGS (Collectif Mu)
    Line Gigs works on the elaboration of experimental spaces with artists. Each of her proposals activates notions of neighborhood and cohabitation.

    This panel will be broadcast live through our conference platform. It will also be streamed live at Lula Lounge for interested audiences.

    Lula Lounge is an accessible venue. If you have any questions about accessibility needs, please reach out to us at torontolongwinter@gmail.com.

    ASL interpretation will be available for this session.

  • Nov 26, 2021

    20h55 - 20h25 (Pa)
    2:00 - 2:25 p.m. (To)

    Toronto

    V/IRL

    conference

    KEYNOTE: Dreaming pragmatically: Building Trust and Advocacy for the DIY and Independent Culture Sector

    With Tiffany Fukuma, Trans Europe Halles.

    Are you and your community dreaming of investing in a space and transforming it into a vibrant, independent arts, culture and community centre - but the real estate market, weight of official cultural institutions, and the complexity of the regulations seem like a dead end for your dream?

    Don't stop dreaming. Trust yourself as true agents of change in your community and your city. Organize and build trust in your vision, connect with other initiatives internationally, fundraise, convince your elected officials, learn the urban planning and real estate finance lingua - summon the fire and prove yourself right. You can do it because others have been doing it for years, globally, and are still doing it.

    Trans Europe Halles is a major European cultural network representing over 135 grassroots, independent arts, culture and community centres in over 35 countries. It started in 1983, as an informal gathering of 3 grassroots centres in Belgium, Switzerland and the Netherlands sharing the same values and the same issues. It has grown exponentially ever since and played a great role in shifting policies in the European culture sector in the past 40 years, and in building trust in DIY (or DIT-for Do It Together) initiatives as triggers of urban, economic, cultural and social transformation at a European level. This is the very pragmatic story of how to keep the dream alive.

    This event will be broadcast virtually using our event platform and streamed live from Lula Lounge in Toronto.

    Lula Lounge is an accessible venue. If you have any questions about accessibility needs, please reach out to us at torontolongwinter@gmail.com.

    ASL interpretation will be available for this session.

  • Nov 26, 2021

    18h35 - 19h05 (Pa)
    2:35 - 3:05 (To)

    Paris

    V/IRL

    conference

    KEYNOTE: Making Visible - Creating Space Within a Space

    With Coucou Crew .

    "For some years now, migrants have been invisible. Because of their shared territories, cultural spaces can be a refuge for these communities. This is what Coucou Crew has done by founding the day shelter at La Station Gare des Mines in Aubervilliers."

    Juliette Delestre is a Clinical Psychologist and coordinator of Coucou Crew in Paris. Since her graduation in June 2017, she has turned to the transcultural approach and work with people in migratory situations. In 2019 she co-founded Coucou Crew to develop mediated, transcultural support groups and multidisciplinary (artistic, culinary, and language) activities at the Station Gare des Mines. She is currently participating in the co-design and co-construction of a new space dedicated to the Coucou Crew: l'Air de Repos, a daytime shelter for migrants.

    This keynote will be delivered virtually but available for live viewing at Lula Lounge in Toronto.

    Lula Lounge is an accessible venue. If you have any questions about accessibility needs, please reach out to us at torontolongwinter@gmail.com.

    Paris - La Station - Gare des Mines

  • Nov 26, 2021

    20H30-21H (Pa)
    2:30 - 3:00 p.m. (To)

    Toronto

    V/IRL

    conference

    SESSION: Honouring Indigenous Stories

    With Aqua .

    Aqua will create a circle for us to learn together. She decolonizes the process of sharing, teaching, and receiving, touching on the land she currently inhabits and how she honours the mother we all share through ancient teachings, practices, and her expression of art. This circle will enlighten those who haven’t walked in a traditional world and connect those who have. All Nations, all genders, and all walks of life welcome.

    Aqua Nibii Waawaaskone is a free spirit, interdisciplinary artist, and activist. Though she is a proud Anishinaabe Kwe~original life giver of the land, she is also of mixed ancestry; Anishnaabe Métis with Irish/Scottish, and French heritage and identifies as a 2Spirit genderless being. Through this difficult time Aqua has continued to perform her original medicine music as a solo artist and as the creator and lead singer of her IndigiBlues band, Red Rhthym & Blues. She provides a safe space in her sacred circles and performances so the community can grow together, stronger, forever as a whole, as music truly is the universal language of love.

    This panel will both be broadcast virtually and streamed live from Lula Lounge in Toronto.

    Lula Lounge is an accessible venue. If you have any questions about accessibility needs, please reach out to us at torontolongwinter@gmail.com.

  • Nov 26, 2021

    2:30 - 5:00 p.m. (To)

    Toronto

    IRL

    conference

    WORKSHOP: Intro to Ableton: How to Start a Track

    With Ciel.

    This is an introductory workshop for DJs and enthusiasts alike who have always wanted a crash course in Ableton but have found it largely confusing and inaccessible. We will build a drum rack from scratch and go through the basic elements of an electronic composition. Students will be given the opportunity to share their work after.

    This workshop is open to all but is geared towards women, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA folks.

    Ciel is a Xi'an-born and Toronto-based producer, DJ, pianist, and radio host. She is the creator of Work in Progress, a women-artist-prioritizing concert series in Toronto; a co-founder of the immersive multidisciplinary events platform It's Not U It's Me; and a co-owner of Toronto electronic music label Parallel Minds. She hosts a monthly radio show on Rinse FM in London, UK and is a member of the internationally-renowned women & LGBTQIA+ DJ collective, Discwoman. Her first EP came out on UK label Peach Discs in 2017 to acclaim. She followed that up with the ‘Hundred Flowers’ EP on London's Coastal Haze and a 4-tracker on Ghostly International's sister label, Spectral Sound. Her next record, ‘Trojan Horse', was released on NYC label Thanks for Enlightening Me, and she released her first collaborative EP as Psychedelic Budz with Berlin-based artist D.Tiffany on Planet Euphorique in 2020. She released her second collaborative EP as Cloudsteppers with Toronto-based Dan Only on X-Kalay Records in 2021. She debuted a live PA of all original production at Mutek 2021 and will write her debut album this winter

    Located at InterAccess - 950 Dupont St Unit 1, Toronto, ON M6H 1Z2.

    We regret that InterAccess is not a barrier-free venue. Attendees must enter the building through several stairs. If you have any questions around accessibility, email togetherapartconference@gmail.com

    Note: Proof of vaccination is required to attend this workshop

  • Nov 26, 2021

    3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (To)

    Toronto

    IRL

    conference

    WORKSHOP: Surveying the State of Toronto’s Creative Spaces and Imagining Potential Futures

    With It's OK.

    This community consultation and visioning process will engage local artists and cultural practitioners in a critical and forward-looking discussion about the state of creative spaces in Toronto, exploring existing barriers, gaps, and shortcomings as well as uncovering creative possibilities and potential pathways to new and more inclusive spaces.

    Presented by: It's Ok*

    This is a limited-capacity, invite-only session. If you fit the description of the communities we are targeting, and would like to attend, or to hear more about the space-in-development, please contact Said at said@itsokworld.com.

    It's Ok's broad mandate is to support and nurture the Black arts ecosystem of artists and arts workers in Toronto and across Ontario. Our artistic vision is to provide innovatively curated and presented well-attended performance opportunities for Black artists. We also want to support and inspire Black presenters, and lead by example in showing that they can succeed in a challenging industry through creative thinking and execution which includes thinking beyond the landscape of static concert experiences in traditional live music venues.

    St. Anne's Roseneath (at St. Anne's Parish Hall)

    We regret that St. Anne’s Parish Hall is not a barrier-free location, but attendees will have ongoing access to fully accessible bathrooms in the church. There are several steps from the street to the front door and interior steps leading to the Main Hall, upstairs, and downstairs. There is ample seating available, and washrooms between Skey Room and the Chapel (main floor) and outside Roseneath (upstairs) are gender neutral. St. Anne’s is a fragrance-free space (please don't wear perfumes or scented products).

    If you have any questions about accessibility needs, please reach out to us at torontolongwinter@gmail.com.

  • Nov 26, 2021

    3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (To)

    Toronto

    V/IRL

    conference

    PANEL: Private Spaces, Public Realms

    With Moderated by Daniel Rotsztain (ERA).

    "This panel will explore pragmatic and creative strategies for repurposing private spaces as essential parts of the public realm, from formal P3s (Public-Private Partnerships) to anarchic “taking back space”. How can re-purposing private space become a central strategy for safeguarding creative and social activities within a city?"

    MODERATOR
    This panel will be moderated by Daniel Rotsztain, the 'Urban Geographer', an artist, writer, cartographer and landscape designer whose projects seek to understand and support the diverse settings of the city’s public life. The author of All the Libraries Toronto and A Colourful History Toronto, his work has been featured in the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, and Now Magazine and exhibited at the Art Gallery of Ontario, and as part of Nuit Blanche. Daniel is the co-lead of plazaPOPS, a community-lead approach to transforming strip mall parking lots into free and accessible community gathering places.

    PANELISTS
    Ariel Stagni
    Ariel has merged professional experience as a touring skateboarder with a passion for city-building to become a seasoned contributor in the planning, design, construction, programming and management of skateparks across Ontario and abroad. He is a recognized driving force in the development of municipal skateparks, ever striving to deepen understanding between skateboarders, governments and the broader community, including serving as a founding and executive member of the Toronto Skateboarding Committee. Ariel continues to advocate for skateboarding as a powerful tool for youth engagement and community development, as well as play and creative expression, within skateparks and shared spaces.

    Melissa Daly-Buajitti
    Melissa Daly-Buajitti is a city-building enthusiast focused on creating new ways of approaching real estate strategy that prioritize culture, society, and community. She is sensitive to the ways in which systemic inequities manifest in a space-making context and is committed to tackling the barriers that prevent people from participating in conversations and accessing resources.

    Melissa has seven years of commercial real estate experience across the fields of brokerage, architecture and construction. She is a dedicated volunteer with the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Toronto. She co-chairs the Steering Committee of the East Scarborough Storefront.

    Layne Hinton
    Layne is an artist, fabricator, producer, project manager, curator, cultural connector and mediator. She works to shape public space, explore and reveal elements of the city and use art as a tool to bring people together and inadvertently became a city builder and urban explorer in the process. Layne has been Co-Director and Co-Curator with Art Spin since 2010, an organization with a focus on presenting temporary public art in unique and overlooked spaces. In 2016 she co-directed the in/future festival, an 11-day multi-disciplinary exhibition that animated the West Island of Ontario Place, a theme park closed to the public while undergoing redevelopment. In 2019 Art Spin curated 9 commissioned projects produced by the City of Toronto for Nuit Blanche as part of a major exhibition titled Creation:Destruction. Having worked on the public art program for Waterfront Toronto, as advisor on the City of Toronto’s External Advisory Committee on the Public Art Strategy, and in programming and production for Nuit Blanche, Layne knows the impact that art can have on a city. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for InterAccess, and was recently granted the OCAD University Alumni Trailblazer Award. Last year she was selected to join the Leader’s Lab residency, a mentorship program through the Toronto Arts Council to take place at the Banff Centre in 2022.

    This panel will be broadcast live through our event platform and available for live viewing at Lula Lounge in Toronto.

    Lula Lounge is an accessible venue. If you have any questions about accessibility needs, please reach out to us at torontolongwinter@gmail.com.

    Virtual + Lula Lounge (Toronto)

    ASL interpretation will be available for this session.

  • Nov 26, 2021

    4:10 - 4:40 p.m. (To)

    Virtual

    conference

    PANEL: DIY Outside the Core

    With Tristan Sauer, Jayden Prescod (Raging 20s, Scarborough), Pierre Bimwala (Mer des Dieux), Xavier King (Beyond Space).

    Making a scene outside of the scene: challenges and opportunities for DIY communities in the suburbs.

    Moderated by Tristan Sauer
    Tristan Sauer is a New Media Artist and Curator working with physical computing, wearables technology, and installation work. Sauer's practice is critically focused on technology and capitalism, viewing their relationship as a modern-day Pandora's box. He is interested in the intersections between our digital and physical worlds, and how technology affects the various facets of human existence. Often expressed through his own identity as an Afro-Canadian, Sauer explores these topics through both an Afro-futuristic and Afro-Pessimistic lens.

    Panelists:
    Jayden Prescod (Raging 20s, Scarborough)

    Pierre Bimwala (Mer des Dieux)
    Xavier King was born and raised in the GTA. They are an entrepreneur who takes specialty in fashion design. They operate & own a fashion label called Beyond Space where we showcase “higher-end” collections and capsules from a sustainable standpoint, taking great pride and joy in working hard, & embracing the simplicity of life. Growing up in the GTA has made him realize how special it is being Canadian and how blessed we truly are and how grateful we we should be.

    Xavier King (Beyond Space)
    Pierre Bimwala also known as "Disco Dash" is a multi-disciplinary artist. Using various art forms like music, fashion, acting and tech to reimagine the human experience for a better future. Founded in 2019; Mer Des Dieux (translated to Sea of Gods) uses imagery, nuance, and motion of the natural aquatic world to create contemporary pieces that, like the wondrous nature of the ocean, bridge the gap between mystery and functionality. Mer Des Dieux is inspired by aquatic nature and equipment to be worn on land, and we have been careful and patient in our roll-out given how different, and potentially challenging our style and aesthetic may be.

    Established through a process of eco-conscious fabrics & raw materials ensures that Mer Des Dieux's production and consumption have a minimal impact on the environment. Combining their passion for design and sustainability, Mer Des Dieux has pledged 10% of yearly sales from dedicated designed pieces to be donated to aquatic preservation, sanctuaries & ocean waste recycling organizations worldwide. March of 2022 Mer Des Dieux plans on launching their Spring/Summer collection post-COVID! Be sure to also look out for R.O.A.D, a Canadian drama series based on Street life and its impact on Toronto Culture, written and directed by Rashid Mckenley. Release date set for an early 2022!

  • Nov 26, 2021

    5:00 - 6:00 p.m. (To)

    Toronto

    V/IRL

    conference

    PANEL: “Human beings are more important than real estate”, or Why We Need a Gentrification Tax in Toronto

    With Gentrificaton Tax Action.

    This panel will be presented as part of Long Winter's November 26th show at St. Anne's Anglican Church (Dundas and Dufferin). It will also be streamed virtually!

    "In the conclusion of his 2021 book On Property, Rinaldo Walcott quotes James Baldwin’s essential prioritization of people over the speculative potential of land, in order to argue for the necessity of abolishing the racist, sexist and classist inequity of capitalist property. Walcott points out that abolition is fundamentally a creative project, of developing caring relations to the world, and especially to land as the foundation of all forms of life.

    Toronto needs to implement a gentrification tax, as one step toward building this world. This city is suffering a deep crisis of homelessness–from the erasure of tent encampments to overflowing shelters, to under-housing, precarious housing, and the psychic stress of paying too much rent, or living in mortgage debt. Real estate speculation is extractive. It takes value that is created collectively by a community, and privatizes it.

    A gentrification tax would take a percentage of this profit and keep it in common, by directing it toward the production of locally managed deeply affordable housing, in the form of land trusts and housing cooperatives. If the tax declined sharply from the first year after purchase over a number of years, it would have a number of effects on the property market: funding non-commodifed housing, slowing speculation, and lowering rents, as owners rent in lieu of selling.

    This roundtable brings together experts in the housing crisis, urban planning, land trusts and property to discuss a tax to fight gentrification in Toronto."

    PANELISTS:
    Rinaldo Walcott (Women and Gender Studies, University of Toronto)
    Rinaldo Walcott is Professor of Black Diaspora Cultural Studies in the Women and Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto. He is the author of The Long emancipation: Moving Toward Black Freedom (Duke, 2021) and On Property (Biblioasis, 2021).

    Martine August (School of Planning, University of Waterloo)
    Martine August is an Assistant Professor in the School of Planning at the University of Waterloo. Her research focuses on the political economy of housing and the pursuit of urban social justice, exploring themes related to gentrification, displacement, community organizing, public housing redevelopment, and the politics of social mix. Her current research focuses on the financialization of real estate in Canada, including multi-family apartments, student housing, and seniors housing. She was previously a postdoctoral fellow at Rutgers University, and worked as a housing policy advisor at the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, in the Housing Policy Branch and Homelessness Secretariat.

    Joshua Barndt (Executive Director, Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust)
    Joshua Barndt is a Community Land Trust specialist and has acted as the Executive Director of Parkdale’s Neighborhood Land Trust since 2015. Parkdale’s Neighborhood Land Trust is a community controlled organization that removes land from the speculative real estate market and stewards it in a community ownership model. The Land Trust currently stewards 3 properties with 51 units of affordable housing. In 2022 the Land Trust plans to bring an additional 82 homes and small buildings into community ownership through a planned transfer from Toronto Community Housing. Learn more at pnlt.ca

    Cheryll Case (Principal Urban Planner, CP Planning)
    Cheryll Case, founder, and principal urban planner of CP Planning nurtures relationships between the government, charity, private, and community sectors to develop programs that reflect housing as a human right. She was an advisor to Toronto's 2020-2030 Affordable Housing Action Plan, and is a co-chair of the knowledge mobilization committee of the UBC Balanced Supply of Housing program. In partnership with community, she implemented the Black Futures on Eglinton community research project that is now living through the Tenant Solidarity Program (TSP) where she and community organize for affordable housing in Little Jamaica, Toronto.

    Gentrification Tax Action (GTA) is a collective of artists and designers formed to campaign for a Gentrification Tax. Current members of GTA: Jane Mah Hutton teaches landscape architecture at the University of Waterloo; Sameer Farooq is an artist and documentary filmmaker; Kika Thorne is an artist; Adrian Blackwell is an artist and urbanist, teaching at the University of Waterloo.

    Toronto - St. Anne's Parish Hall (Main Space)

    We regret that St. Anne’s Parish Hall is not a barrier-free location, but attendees will have ongoing access to fully accessible bathrooms in the church. There are several steps from the street to the front door and interior steps leading to the Main Hall, upstairs, and downstairs. There is ample seating available, and washrooms between Skey Room and the Chapel (main floor) and outside Roseneath (upstairs) are gender neutral. St. Anne’s is a fragrance-free space (please don't wear perfumes or scented products). If you have any questions about accessibility needs, please reach out to us at torontolongwinter@gmail.com.

  • Nov 26, 2021

    5:00 - 6:30 p.m. (To)

    Toronto

    IRL

    conference

    WORKSHOP: Intro to DIY Podcasting, Radio Shows and Livestreaming

    With Roshanie.

    In this workshop, participants will learn how to share their message through the interconnected mediums of radio, live streaming and podcasting. Once you understand the software, gear, and soft skills involved with one medium, the others tend to feel like less of a mystery too. Roshanie will be sharing low cost and free tools that allow for DIY broadcasting, recording, and editing. Expect to learn some of her favourite audio editing functions in Audacity, workflow for talk-based content, and how to promote your project once you’ve brought it to life.

    Download Audacity here.

    Roshanie is a DJ, curator and radio host with a deep love for conversation, storytelling, and connecting dots. Her interest in radio began with internet radio station, ISO Radio, where she’s been a host of Solidarity in Sound since 2019. Until recently, she worked for community radio station CJRU 1280AM as a local journalist, reporting on public health, food justice, community organizing and much more. These days you can find her streaming music and chatting with viewers on Twitch every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

    Located at InterAccess - 950 Dupont St Unit 1, Toronto, ON M6H 1Z2.

    We regret that InterAccess is not a barrier-free venue. Attendees must enter the building through several stairs. If you have any questions around accessibility, email togetherapartconference@gmail.com

    Note: Proof of vaccination is required to attend this workshop

  • Nov 26, 2021

    6:15 - 7:15 p.m. (To)

    Toronto

    V/IRL

    conference

    PANEL: Long Night with Vish Khanna

    With Vish Khanna.

    Long Night with Vish Khanna will be presented as part of Long Winter's November 26th show at St. Anne's Anglican Church (Dundas and Dufferin). It will also be streamed virtually!

    We regret that St. Anne’s parish hall is not a barrier-free location, but attendees will have ongoing access to fully accessible bathrooms in the church. There are several steps from the street to the front door and interior steps leading to the Main Hall, upstairs, and downstairs. There is ample seating available, and washrooms between Skey Room and the Chapel (main floor) and outside Roseneath (upstairs) are gender neutral. St. Anne’s is a fragrance-free space (please don't wear perfumes or scented products). If you have any questions about accessibility needs, please reach out to us at torontolongwinter@gmail.com.

    Panelists (Complete bios coming soon!)
    Ruth Belay (Black Urbanism TO)
    Anyika Mark (Black Urbanism TO)
    Brian Borcherdt (Musician)
    Dorothea Paas (Musician)
    Ani Castillo (Artist)

  • Nov 26, 2021

    7:00 - 10:00 p.m. (To)

    Virtual

    conference

    WORKSHOP: Internet Choreographies: Performing for the Online Audience

    With James Knott.

    This workshop by James Knott looks at ways to creatively navigate the unique characteristics of performing for screen-based platforms.

    How does the mobile or computer screen affect performance? This workshop by James Knott looks at ways to creatively navigate the unique constraints and characteristics of performing for screen-based platforms. Find out all the different ways you can utilize and design performance work for online spaces, including Zoom, Instagram Live, and YouTube.

    Workshop Setup/Requirements

    Installed Zoom Client for Meetings
    A registered Zoom account
    A YouTube/Google account
    A prop of your choosing (an object, something you own, something you've made, something to make)
    If possible: a camera, tripod, or tripod with phone mount attachment
    Mobile phone
    It is recommended that participants join the workshop through a computer, as phones will be used as a tool during exercise demonstrations.

    Please make sure to prepare and test out this setup well before the workshop. If you run into any issues with installing or using this software, contact education@interaccess.org for troubleshooting advice.

    James Knott is an emerging, Toronto-based artist, having received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Integrated Media from OCAD University . Their performance-based practice combines theatre, video, and audio art to create immersive and emotionally resonant experiences for the viewer.

    Currently their practice looks to house personal narratives and queer experience through poetic retellings, self mythologizing, and auto-iconographic aestheticism. Explored themes include: paradoxical and queer identity, inner dialogue, mental illness, and camp theatrics. Recent projects have placed an emphasis on movement/gesture, queer personae, archetypes of desire, and the commodification of the femme body.

    An alumni of The Roundtable Residency, they’ve exhibited/performed at Xpace Cultural Centre, the Toronto Feminist Art Conference, The Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair, the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, and the AGO’s First Thursdays.

  • Nov 26, 2021

    5:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. (To)

    Toronto

    IRL

    art music

    SHOW: Long Winter Live Concert

    With Orphx, Odonis Odonis, Bernice, Carl Didur, Shn Shn, Tange, Not Dead Yet, ISO Radio Party, Karl Skene, Fezz Stenton, Fion Liu, Simon Fuh, Jeremy Bailey, Nicole Decsey, Heran Genene, Sarah Boo, Florence Yee, Gentrification Tax Action, Del Stephen's Concrete Creative Recollections Research Group, Camille Deléan.

    Location: St. Anne's Anglican Church - Parish Hall + Church (2 buildings, 3 floors)

  • Nov 27, 2021

    15h30 - 16h (Pa)
    9:30 - 10:00 a.m. (To)

    Virtual

    conference

    KEYNOTE: Always All Ages: The Vera Project and the Future of Youth-Driven Music & Arts Communities

    With Ricky Graboski.

    Ricky Graboski’s personal and professional history are intertwined with America’s underground DIY Scene. He is currently the Executive Director of The Vera Project, an all-ages music venue, arts incubator, and community center in Seattle. Before Vera, he coordinated grassroots initiatives in Detroit, worked in musician engagement in Harlem, and ran a national community organizing training center based in Houston. During that time, he also played in terrible punk bands and volunteered at influential DIY spaces Death by Audio and Shea Stadium in Brooklyn. At Vera, Ricky has dedicated his time to advocating for the DIY scene and community-centered cultural spaces, building all-ages programming at the intersection of art and activism.

    This keynote will be broadcast virtually on our conference platform but available to viewers live at Lula Lounge in Toronto.

    Lula Lounge is an accessible venue. If you have any questions about accessibility needs, please reach out to us at torontolongwinter@gmail.com.

  • Nov 27, 2021

    16h10 - 16h55 (Pa)
    10:10 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. (To)

    Toronto
    Paris

    V/IRL

    conference

    PANEL: Building Equitable Trade Routes

    With Moderated by Allison Outhit.

    Established international trade routes and booking/touring practices weren't built to favour DIY artists - especially not those who are racialized, queer, disabled, colonized, systemically marginalized and otherwise "othered" by the music industry's foundational exploit-and-exclude practices. But do we have the shared, transnational language and understanding to create transformation? In this panel we will discuss the challenges of developing equity principles for music and artists crossing borders, and how we can work to bring a fair-trade, equity lens into our collaboration and touring fundamentals.

    Moderated by:
    Allison Outhit (Alliance for Equity in the Music Industry)
    Allison Outhit has worked for over 30 years at the intersection of Art and Commerce, including administration, licensing, and international business development in the film/TV and music industries, in both the for- and not-for-profit sectors. She holds degrees in history and law, and is a Canadian Certified Inclusion Practitioner (CCIP). Recipient of the 2019 Brian Chater Industry Award, given by the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) in recognition of a transformative commitment to Canadian music, Allison is the founder of the Alliance for Equity
    in the Music Industry, advocating and developing championship for systemic change in Canada’s music industry.

    Panelists:

    ALANNA STUART (Musician and Researcher)

    DAVID 'CLICK' COX (President, CLK Creative Works)

    DIANE WURTZ (Le Socle, Culture For Liberty)
    Trans activist, visual artist, filmmaker, DJ and party organizer, Diane is an activist of the Parisian party scene within SOCLE (Syndicat des Organisateurs Culturels Libre et Engagés) and works on inclusive events within the collectives Roue Libre, Sous Tes Reins, Queer Working Class Heroes...

    SVÉA CAUQUIL (Band.She)
    Stage manager during 7 years, Svéa worked in several concert halls in Paris before going on the road for international tours where she became aware that gender inequalities are still very present, on and off stage. In 2019, she founded BANDSHE, an association working for parity, which has just launched its recruitment platform dedicated to female technicians and musicians in live music.

    Streamed live at Lula Lounge in Toronto

    Lula Lounge is an accessible venue. If you have any questions about accessibility needs, please reach out to us at torontolongwinter@gmail.com.

  • Nov 27, 2021

    17h05 - 17h50 (Pa)
    11:05 - 11:50 a.m. (To)

    Toronto
    Paris

    V/IRL

    conference

    PANEL: Inclusivity in the Queer Scene: Queer BIPOC, Migrant, and Immigrant DIY Spaces

    With Moderated by Rosina Kazi (Unit 2), Anne Cécile de Vellis, AMANDA (Décolonisons le féminisme), AUDE Le Moullec-Rieu (ARDHIS), SÄYE SKYE .

    Despite offering essential refuge and release for many, queer spaces can still be exclusionary -- an issue particularly relevant to queer migrants seeking community. This panel features guests who are active in intersectional scenes for immigrant and marginalized communities -- in France, Canada, and beyond.

    This panel will be broadcast virtually to our conference platform and streamed for live viewing at Lula Lounge in Toronto.

    Lula Lounge is an accessible venue. If you have any questions about accessibility needs, please reach out to us at torontolongwinter@gmail.com.

    MODERATOR:
    Rosina Kazi
    Rosina Kazi is the lead singer of the protest electronic duo LAL, who were long listed for the Polaris Prize for 2019 for their album DARK BEINGS, a musical project that speaks to the natural world and human nature, addressing issues from environment to the experiences of Queer/2 Spirit/Trans and /or BIPOC experiences and community.

    They are a queer/gender fluid/ non-binary, culturally Muslim and Bengali identified artist. They/she helps run the alternative DIT (Do it Together) community and arts accessible (physically and financially) space Unit 2, a space dedicated to supporting QT2SBIPOC and friends in order to support an arts ecosystem verses industry. Rosina will releasing a new dance music album in 2022, called BASIC INCOME, co-produced with her music and life partner Murr.

    Rosina currently lives in Tkaronto that is on the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Lenni-lenape and the Wendat Nations. Rosina also co-curates shows, participates in theatre and collaborative arts making practices and runs workshops around sound, recording and poetry.

    PANELISTS:
    SÄYE SKYE (Musician and Activist)
    SÄYE SKYE is a transgender Iranian rap artist and LGBTQ rights activist at the forefront of a new hip-hop movement that has its basis in social consciousness. Currently based in Toronto Canada but born in Tehran Iran, SÄYE SKYE was forced into exile for daring to be the first person in Iran to openly speak about the Iranian LGBTQ community, their existence and struggle for freedom.

    SÄYE SKYE recently finished composing music for a queer television show called “Sort Of” which will be aired on HBOMAX in November 2021. His upbeat energetic soundtrack “ Sommerfest” for the award-winning German movie” Futur Drei” aka “No Hard Feelings” Landed him his first
    music award nomination fromPreis der Deutschen Filmkritik in Germany in 2020. He is excited to bring his new sound to the world and exchange energy with the audience after the pandemic period.

    SARGON YOUSEFIAN (Arist)

    AMANDA (Décolonisons le féminisme)
    Amanda is one of the founders of Décolonisons le féminisme (Decolonizing Feminism). Founded by 7 gendered and racialized people in May 2020, the collective aims to create spaces where people can freely express themselves about the oppressions they experience as well as spaces for sharing, solidarity, self-care and education.

    AUDE (ARDHIS)
    Aude Le Moullec-Rieu is president and activist since 2012 at Ardhis, which defends the rights of foreign LGBTI people and helps LGBTI asylum seekers.

  • Nov 27, 2021

    12:00 - 3:00 p.m. (To)

    Toronto

    IRL

    conference

    Guidance Council

    With Gendai.

    Since 2019, nine Toronto-based DIY collectives have gathered monthly for Gendai MA MBA: Mastering the Art of Misguided Business Administration. We tackled different topics of organizational management to learn institutional methods of arts administration, but also worked to reimagine them through our values of collectivity and collaboration.

    This inaugural cohort is piloting a new project called Guidance Council to share our misguided learnings with other BIPOC arts collectives. Guidance Council re-invents forms of corporate networking, workplace gossip, and leadership training to focus on developing friendship, investing in each other, and mapping collective knowledge. Guidance Council is a bi-monthly, casual drop-in for BIPOC collectives to solicit advice, gossip, and support from peers. Launching at Long Winter's Together Apart conference, drop in for FREE LUNCH (first come, first served) & FREE ADVICE.

    Note: Registration will grant you access to drop in to Guidance Council any time between 12:00 and 3:00 p.m.

    In attendance will be: Ali Areesh Somani (BAM Collective), Alex Hong (BUMP TV), Marina Fathalla (MICE Magazine, Whippersnapper Gallery), Marsya Maharani (Gendai, Younger Than Beyoncé), Petrina Ng (Durable Good, Gendai), Peter Rahul (BUMP TV), Arezu Salamzadeh (Rice Water Collective), and Florence Yee (Rice Water Collective).

    This pilot launch of Guidance Council is produced jointly by Long Winter and Gendai. Gendai acknowledges support from the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council.

    We regret that St. Anne’s Parish Hall is not a barrier-free location, but attendees will have ongoing access to fully accessible bathrooms in the church. There are several steps from the street to the front door and interior steps leading to the Main Hall, upstairs, and downstairs. There is ample seating available, and washrooms between Skey Room and the Chapel (main floor) and outside Roseneath (upstairs) are gender neutral. St. Anne’s is a fragrance-free space (please don't wear perfumes or scented products). If you have any questions about accessibility needs, please reach out to us at torontolongwinter@gmail.com.

  • Nov 27, 2021

    18h - 18h45 (Pa)
    12:00 - 12:45 p.m. (To)

    Toronto

    V/IRL

    conference

    PANEL: DIY in Ontario - Outside Toronto

    With Jen McKerral (Up Here), Becky Katz, Harina Mokanan, Rihkee Strapp, Rachel Weldon, Jimmy Wiggins.

    Local musical life - and touring opportunities - outside the GTA.

    Jen McKerral moderates dialogue between DIY leaders across Ontario -- forging independent music scenes, independently.

    MODERATOR
    Jen McKerral
    Jen McKerral is one of the co-founders of Up Here, a public art and emerging music festival in Sudbury, ON, which, in 2019, led the creation of Canada's largest mural. Jen is also an artist manager, grant writer, community organizer, and federal arts funding lackey.

    PANELISTS
    Becky Katz
    Becky Katz is a Hamilton-based artist, activist, musician, art educator, community arts practitioner, promoter, curator, and DIY Community Builder. Becky is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Strangewaves Music Festival, and has worked for Centre[3] for Artistic & Social Practice for the past 13 years--wearing many different hats, including the Director of Outreach. Becky is a post-medium artist whose practice cannot be pigeon-holed. In 2018, she took home the Hamilton Arts Award for Art Education and Community Art. In her "free" time, Becky involves herself in numerous creative community endeavors that have a particular focus on collaboration, and shine a spotlight on the peculiarities of human nature, including, but not limited to: CA$INO Artspace, Sourpussy, Square~Wear, Electric Eclectics, Fwee Twade, The Aluminum Quilting Society, Hamilton Encampment Support Network, and many more!

    Harina Mokanan
    Harina Mokanan is an Eritrean- Canadian entrepreneur, music selectress, cultural producer, and creative strategist. While working in the London, ON not-for-profit sector Harina began nurturing ideas about creative programming that in recent years have come to fruition. As founder of @empyreanproduct and co-creator of @rudegirlsldn and @plumpsessions, Harina has launched dance parties, discussion panels, intimate forums, and multi-arts events. As an entrepreneur and grassroots organizer, Harina’s practice is one of reimagining space — curating within different physical, virtual, natural, and poetical environments — to draw out settings where the magic of connection is sparked by the invitation to embrace your authenticity.

    Rihkee Strapp
    Rihkee Strapp entered the world from a sea of blood, fully grown wearing a gold set of armour. They are an Ayakwew Metis multi-disciplinary artist raised in Northern Ontario by nohkum’s dial-up internet and its dark vistas. Rihkee is an alumni of the Studio [Y] systems leadership fellowship at the MaRS Discovery District. Their highly collaborative work re-appropriates pop-culture, myth and nostalgia, playing with concepts of time and technology often using humour and character to animate their ideas.

    Rachel Weldon
    Rachel Weldon is a music programmer, event producer, and DJ. She is founder and producer for Debaser, an Ottawa-based DIY music presenter organization established in 2013, where she produces Pique, Debaser’s new quarterly series for forward-thinking music and art. Rachel also does programming and administration for SAW Centre, an artist-run centre that operates a venue, contemporary art gallery and artist studios, and consults with several artists and organizations on programming, production and project management. Prior to her current role, Rachel was at Kelp Music and MEGAPHONO festival, where she worked on day-to-day management for roster artists such as Lido Pimienta, Andy Shauf and U.S. Girls. At MEGAPHONO, she oversaw programming and general management for the annual festival and conference from 2016-2019. She is currently chair of the board of Halifax’s EverySeeker Festival (FKA Obey Convention).

    Jimmy Wiggins
    Jimmy Wiggins has been working in the Thunder Bay music scene since the early 2000s as a promoter for metal and punk bands. While initially working exclusively with local bands, he quickly began booking regional, national and international acts and expanding his focus to include all sub-genres of rock, pop, metal, punk and EDM. In 2004, along with a small crew of dedicated music lovers, he helped develop TBShows.com, a community website that heavily promotes live music and entertainment for Thunder Bay and the surrounding area. Jimmy has a background in both Business Marketing and Advertising which he has used to bring his company, Wiggins Productions to the forefront of the music scene in Thunder Bay. He is a monthly contributor in The Walleye, Thunder Bay's alternative arts & culture magazine. Jimmy is a member of the LGBTQ+ community and hosts the majority of the city's drag shows which showcase both local drag artists as well as international acts, including drag queens from the popular reality TV show, RuPaul's Drag Race. When he's not shamelessly promoting events, he likes to hang out with his dog, Fendi, binge crime docs and play drums.

    This panel will both be broadcast virtually and streamed live from Lula Lounge in Toronto.

    Lula Lounge is an accessible venue. If you have any questions about accessibility needs, please reach out to us at torontolongwinter@gmail.com.

    ASL interpretation will be available for this session.

  • Nov 27, 2021

    12:55 - 1:55 (To)

    Toronto

    V/IRL

    conference

    PANEL: Accessibility in DIY Spaces

    With Moderated by Rachel Romu.

    Full panelist bios coming soon!

    Moderated by Rachel Romu

    PANELISTS:
    Michelle Asgarali
    Michelle Asgarali is a documentary Series Producer exploring disability representation in media. As a Disabled Filmmaker herself, Michelle wants to make an impact in creating entertaining content that is accessible for all.
    Michelle was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a genetic disorder affecting her nervous system. She recognizes there are always highs and lows to the disability experience. Her first concert was seeing No Doubt at The Government. She was escorted in early from the lineup to park near the back-corner curtain, and avoid being crushed by a mosh-pit. A curtain her friend later pulled back to get high-fived by drummer Adrian Young as the band walked out after their encore.

    Sean Lee
    Sean Lee is an artist and curator exploring the assertion of disability art as the last avant-garde. His methodology explores crip curatorial practices as a means to resist traditional aesthetic idealities. Orienting towards a “crip horizon”, Sean’s practice explores the transformative possibilities of accessibility as an embodied politic and disability community building as a
    way to desire the ways disability can disrupt. Sean holds a B.A. in Arts Management and Studio from the University of Toronto, Scarborough and is currently the Director of Programming at
    Tangled Art + Disability. Previous to this role, he was Tangled’s inaugural Curator in Residence (2016) as well as Tangled’s Gallery Manager (2017). Sean has been integral to countless exhibitions and public engagements throughout his tenure at Tangled Art + Disability.
     
    In addition to his position at Tangled Art + Disability, Sean is an independent lecturer, speaker, and writer adding his insights and perspectives to conversations surrounding Disability Arts across Canada, the United States and internationally. Sean currently sits on the board of
    CARFAC Ontario, Creative Users Projects, and is a member of the Ontario Art Council’s Deaf and Disability Advisory Group and Toronto Art Council’s Visual Arts / Media Arts Committee.

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    Thomas Reid
    Shortly after becoming blind in 2004, Thomas Reid decided to re-ignite a dormant interest in audio production. After years of combining his interest in audio with advocacy, in 2014 he was selected as a New Voice Scholar by the Association of Independence in Radio. During that same year he began his podcast Reid My Mind Radio. A podcast featuring compelling people impacted by all degrees of blindness and disability. Occasionally, he shares stories from his own experience as a man adjusting to becoming Blind as an adult.

    Over the past seven years of producing the podcast, Thomas has developed a valued perspective on topics including adjustment, audio description, DEI (Diversity Equity & Inclusion) and media representation.


    This panel will take place virtually and will be broadcast to our conference platform and live to Lula Lounge in Toronto. Lula Lounge is an accessible venue. If you have any questions about accessibility, please email torontolongwinter@gmail.com

    ASL interpretation will be provided for this panel.

  • Nov 27, 2021

    1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (To)

    Toronto

    IRL

    conference

    WORKSHOP: TouchDesigner for Ableton Live Users: Incorporating Visuals into your Live Sets

    With Karl Skene.

    This workshop is intended for Ableton Live users who are also beginner-level TouchDesigner users, and wish to make real-time connections between sounds and visuals. We will explore various ways of sending data between Ableton Live and TouchDesigner using the tdAbleton component. The techniques learned can be used for live performance, music videos, and interactive a/v installations.

    If you are new to TouchDesigner, it is recommended that you go through this introduction to familiarize yourself with the basics prior to the workshop: Introduction to TouchDesigner - Ben Voigt

    Requirements:
    -- Laptop with the minimum system requirements to run TouchDesigner
    System Requirements - Derivative
    -- Ableton Live 9.7.2 or higher
    -- Max for Live 7.3.4 or higher
    -- Latest non-commercial build of TouchDesigner installed and keyed
    Download | Derivative
    -- tdAbleton system installed and working - see ‘Getting Started’
    TDAbleton - Derivative
    -- 3-button mouse or 2-button mouse with scroll wheel
    -- Headphones for your laptop

    _

    Karl Skene is a Toronto-based multimedia artist working primarily with generative video, lasers, and LEDs. His passion for electronic music led to an interest in VJing in 2014, and he continues to find creative ways to incorporate light into live music, dance, film, and interactive art installations. His work often combines simple patterns with chaotic elements, creating experiences that are both hypnotic and unpredictable.

    Located at InterAccess - 950 Dupont St Unit 1, Toronto, ON M6H 1Z2.

    We regret that InterAccess is not a barrier-free venue. Attendees must enter the building through several stairs. If you have any questions around accessibility, email togetherapartconference@gmail.com

    Note: Proof of vaccination is required to attend this workshop

  • Nov 27, 2021

    1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (To)

    Toronto

    V/IRL

    conference

    PANEL: Tune Up Toronto: Hip Hop & DIY: Building Community & a Career in Toronto’s Independent Music Spaces

    With Moderated by Josephine Cruz (Jayemkayem, ISO Radio).

    Tune Up Toronto is presented by MusicToronto.

    Toronto is overflowing with talented rappers, musicians, producers, beatmakers, and topliners who innovate in Hip Hop, Rap, R&B, and more – we’re on the map, and people around the world are looking to discover the next big artist out of the GTHA.

    Yet there’s a disconnect in opportunities and venues for communities to grow their networks, collaborate, perform, and create. This panel explores how to continue to build DIY spaces and leverage word of mouth, digital platforms, and partnerships to elevate the next gen of TO artists, because you shouldn’t have to leave the city to succeed here.

    MODERATOR
    Josephine Cruz aka Jayemkayem is a multidisciplinary creative currently based in Toronto. Since relocating from Calgary in 2015 she has made a name for herself around the city for her skills as a DJ, event producer and curator, as well as for her natural aptitude for community leadership and organizing. Her professional resume includes work with HYPEBEAST, Complex, Red Bull, and more; and the list of brands she has provided music for as a DJ includes Nike, adidas, Puma, Sephora, Lululemon, Google, Spotify, Vice and others. She also has a passion for knowledge sharing, and has taught workshops and seminars in branding, marketing and music business with organizations including Intersessions and Remix Project. In addition to her personal creative and professional pursuits, Josephine runs an independent record label, Bare Selection, alongside her partner Freeza Chin, and is the co-founder and director of community radio station, ISO. ISO is home to 50+ recurring shows hosted by local DJs, producers, journalists and cultural provocateurs and exists to platform underground music and forward-thinking discussions that are underrepresented in the mainstream media sphere

    PANELISTS:
    Brenden Hewko
    Brenden Hewko is the founder and director of SmashMouth Entertainment, a Canadian multifaceted entertainment company with divisions focused on live event production, promotions, artist bookings, artist management and artist development. Since it’s founding in March 2010, SmashMouth Ent. has been at the forefront of Canada’s live music scene, having worked with and developed over 60 international artists including hip-hop heavyweights Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller, Post Malone, 6LACK, Joey BadA$$ and more. Through it’s decisive booking strategies and initiatives, SmashMouth Entertainment has aligned itself with the current and future generations of Hip-Hop stars and cemented itself as one of Canada’s most innovative entertainment companies. Brenden and the SmashMouth Ent. team have also served as the long time management for Toronto artists DillanPonders, JiMMY BRiCKZ and most recently lemin. amongst many other former clients.

    Realije The Beatbox Emcee
    Realije The Beatbox Emcee is a multi-disciplinary artist from Toronto of Caribbean and Eastern European heritage who utilizes and combines beatboxing with rhythmic poetry. His live performances often contain improvised loops and samples that he creates with his voice and an RC505 Loop Station. He freestyles and recites verses on beats that he creates on the spot!

    He started rhythmically interpreting sounds in high school on his lunch breaks and after school programs. He has been a student of Hip Hop for over 13 years and is inspired by the Golden Era Beat Box greats such as Doug E Fresh, Buffy Love, Biz Markie, Rahzel and Scratch.

    Rosie Monday – Artist
    Rapper and community leader Rosemary Adjoa Marfo was born and raised in East Toronto. Her Ghanian parents gave her the name Adjoa (“Monday-born”): an apt moniker for Rosie, who embodies the bold, free-spirited energy these namesakes are said to inherit. As a first-generation Canadian, the intersections of her cultural identity are apparent in her musical range; she adeptly blends classic hip-hop, grime, and drill with rock, dancehall, and afro-beat.

    Rosie has been composing, recording, and performing professionally since 2012, her crisp, thoughtful rhymes and infectious energy winning over audiences nationwide. She’s been hand-selected to participate in competitive, high-profile professional activities, notably the Launchpad x RBC Music Entrepreneurship program which provided her with six months of industry mentorship and experience. She’s an alumna of Dalton Higgins’ Music Biz Bootcamp and Women In Music’s song camp, and was an invited panelist at Ottawa JazzFest’s music summit. Her most recent live appearance was at beloved Toronto institution Honey Jam’s 25th anniversary show, broadcast from the El Mocambo to over 10k virtual attendees. Meanwhile, her tracks “F*** a Like” and “Party By Myself” have racked up more than 16k streams on Spotify alone, and have been featured on esteemed playlists like Northern Bars.

    This panel will be broadcast virtually through our conference platform and will be presented live at Lula Lounge in Toronto.

    Lula Lounge is an accessible venue. If you have any questions about accessibility needs, please reach out to us at torontolongwinter@gmail.com.

    ASL interpretation will be available for this session.

  • Nov 27, 2021

    2:00 - 5:00 p.m. (To)

    Toronto

    IRL

    conference

    WORKSHOP: Xpace Presents - DJ Workshop with ANA LUISA

    With Xpace, ANA LUISA.

    This introductory DJ workshop is aimed for folks with little to no experience in the craft of DJing, or music in general, but who wish to learn in a safe setting. Participants will be introduced to Rekordbox using a laptop controller, and will learn basic terms and techniques such as BPM, Key, beatmatching and EQing. During the last hour of the workshop participants will have an opportunity to practice!

    Please note that no previous knowledge is required to join, and that we are prioritizing registration from folks that are susceptible to experiencing significant barriers when accessing the industry, including but not limited to: misogyny, racism, ableism, transphobia, queerphobia and financial barriers.

    ANA LUISA grew up getting down in house parties, clubs and minitecas in Caracas, Venezuela, and started DJing two years ago in Tkaronto (Toronto), where she's now based. Her music selection is eclectic and genre-bending, and she is known for her energetic sets that blend latin genres and rhythms with electrifying underground remixes, percussive club masterpieces and bouncy edits of your favourite nostalgic tracks. She is the co-founder of Cuarenteca, a party series and education platform, as well as the host of Dimensión Ideal: a monthly show on ISO Radio exploring the intersection of latin & electronic music in the underground, and highlighting emerging DJs from Latin America, the diaspora, and Tkaronto.

    Xpace Cultural Centre, 303 Lansdowne Ave Unit 2, Toronto, ON M6K 2W5

  • Nov 27, 2021

    2:45 - 3:55 p.m. (To)

    Toronto

    V/IRL

    conference

    WORKSHOP: Budgeting and Pricing a DIY Party

    With On Earth.

    This workshop will take a look at On Earth’s approach to budgeting and pricing DIY music events. This is a great starting point for new and veteran DIY facilitators to build skills around using Google Sheet templates to coordinate, track, and plan for their events while giving attention to their resources and mitigating financial risk.

    Specifics include projecting profits for DIY bars, setting tiered ticket prices, determining the range of artist fees you can afford with the expenses you have, paying staff, buying bar stock, and additional fees and logistics to consider. As participants, you will be put into groups and given different starting scenarios.

    You will be given templates and guiding principles and, with assistance, tasked with planning out a mock event and ultimately deciding whether or not it can be made financially viable. This workshop will be offered on a hybrid model - both in person and online.

    On Earth is a three piece community collective bringing boundary pushing dance music to Toronto. We focus on underrepresented groups and accessible, friendly environments.

    Toronto: Lula Lounge

  • Nov 27, 2021

    3:00 - 5:00 p.m. (To)

    Toronto

    IRL

    conference

    WORKSHOP: Building DJ Edits and Remixes with Serato Studio

    With Freeza Chin.

    Learn how to quickly and easily build your own DJ edits and remixes using Serato Studio.

    Located at InterAccess - 950 Dupont St Unit 1, Toronto, ON M6H 1Z2.

    We regret that InterAccess is not a barrier-free venue. Attendees must enter the building through several stairs. If you have any questions around accessibility, email togetherapartconference@gmail.com

    Note: Proof of vaccination is required to attend this workshop

  • Nov 27, 2021

    4:10 - 5:05 p.m. (To)

    Toronto

    IRL

    conference

    WORKSHOP: From Ideation to Activation: Attracting Resources to Bring Your Project to Life

    With ISO (Josephine Cruz) .

    "Discussing everything required to bring a community or DIY project to life including social capital, financial capital, tangible materials and passion/creativity. We’ll talk about how to package all those together to create your “pitch,” and how to then position your unique offering to sponsors and other partners in order to bring your idea to life.

    Note: This workshop will focus on private funding from brands and other sponsors versus public funding (grants etc.)"

    ISO is a community-minded radio platform based in downtown Toronto. We were founded in 2019 to showcase the diverse talents and perspectives of the DJs, producers, and collectives who create and curate music in our city. We are currently based at stackt Market and have worked with Luminato, NXNE, Red Bull and others.

    Roseneath Theatre (St. Anne's Parish Hall)

    We regret that St. Anne’s parish hall is not a barrier-free location, but attendees will have ongoing access to fully accessible bathrooms in the church. There are several steps from the street to the front door and interior steps leading to the Main Hall, upstairs, and downstairs. There is ample seating available, and washrooms between Skey Room and the Chapel (main floor) and outside Roseneath (upstairs) are gender neutral. St. Anne’s is a fragrance-free space (please don't wear perfumes or scented products). If you have any questions about accessibility needs, please reach out to us at torontolongwinter@gmail.com.

  • Nov 27, 2021

    5:15 - 6:15 p.m. (To)

    Toronto

    IRL

    conference

    WORKSHOP: Community Resource-Sharing in the DIY Rave Scene

    With Lukas Switlicki, Emily Murphy.

    This workshop will function as a thought experiment, asking: if a platform to facilitate greater resource sharing in our scene were to exist then what would it look like, and how would it operate? Drawing on the experiences of attendees we will discuss barriers to event organization, strategies for resource-sharing, and governance structures with the aim of collectively drafting a blueprint for a digital resource-sharing platform.

    This workshop is invite only and limited to active organizers in the DIY rave scene. If you fit this description and want to attend, email soak.to@gmail.com.

    Emily Murphy is a theorist, event organizer, and DJ operating under the moniker Venus in Foil. She is currently a PhD candidate and sessional instructor at Brock University, where her work focuses on DIY cultures, creative forms of resistance and aesthetics modes of survival. Emily is a passionate player in Toronto’s underground rave scene, where she seeks to foster imaginative potentials and anti-capitalist forms of organizing. She is also the co-founder of SOAK, a collective and club aimed at supporting people of marginalized genders at the experimental edges of electronic music.

    Lukas Switlicki is an electronic music artist and event organizer based in Toronto. Starting out with throwing DIY raves in the city’s west end, he became influenced by the city’s need for self-expression. Later kickstarting the Forth music collective and a record label for local artist to realize their ideas on an international stage. When he’s not dishing out raw off-the-cuff moments with his improved live techno, Lukas is actively sharing knowledge and providing resources that help get shows off the ground. His interests include building anti-capitalist networks around shared communal resource to give more people access to the city’s music scene and make it thrive.

    St. Anne's Roseneath (at St. Anne's Parish Hall)

    We regret that St. Anne’s Parish Hall is not a barrier-free location, but attendees will have ongoing access to fully accessible bathrooms in the church. There are several steps from the street to the front door and interior steps leading to the Main Hall, upstairs, and downstairs. There is ample seating available, and washrooms between Skey Room and the Chapel (main floor) and outside Roseneath (upstairs) are gender neutral. St. Anne’s is a fragrance-free space (please don't wear perfumes or scented products).

    If you have any questions about accessibility needs, please reach out to us at torontolongwinter@gmail.com.

  • Nov 27, 2021

    6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (To)

    Toronto

    V/IRL

    conference

    WORKSHOP: Keeping The Vibe Alive: Building Autonomous, Underground Communities Online

    With True Connection FM .

    This talk, hosted by True Connection FM’s core staff, will explore the mandate, procedures, aesthetics, operations and beginnings of the station in conjunction with the politics that guide our decisions and practices. This includes a discussion on motivations and methods for building autonomous online infrastructure that serves, enables, and uplifts local communities and underrepresented minorities, without the ongoing reliance of global technocapitalism and the permanence of urban city spaces. Space will be provided for the audience to participate in the discussion.

    True Connection FM is a 24/7 operating web radio station that features curated mixes or playlists created by musicians, composers, DJs, music curators and music fans. We are a genre agnostic station that amplifies the sounds and music from various communities local to Toronto and beyond. True Connection was devised to maintain and build bridges in Toronto and surrounding cities through music and mentorship. We believe music, as performance or product, is a means of uniting people; something we all undoubtedly need at present. Through this music and togetherness our aim is to continue the work necessary to improve equity in the music space by providing an accessible and meaningful stage for the voices of our marginalized and diverse communities.

    St. Anne's Roseneath (at St. Anne's Parish Hall)

    We regret that St. Anne’s Parish Hall is not a barrier-free location, but attendees will have ongoing access to fully accessible bathrooms in the church. There are several steps from the street to the front door and interior steps leading to the Main Hall, upstairs, and downstairs. There is ample seating available, and washrooms between Skey Room and the Chapel (main floor) and outside Roseneath (upstairs) are gender neutral. St. Anne’s is a fragrance-free space (please don't wear perfumes or scented products).

    If you have any questions about accessibility needs, please reach out to us at torontolongwinter@gmail.com.

  • Nov 27, 2021

    7:00 - 7:30 p.m. (To)

    conference

    Milkweed Collective in Dialogue

    With Bert Whitecrow, Kaya Joan, Charlotte Lombardo.

    Milkweed Collective is a mixed Indigenous collective that focuses on building relationships with Indigenous communities through art making workshops, facilitated conversation and permaculture.

    This dialogue will be presented as part of Long Winter's November 27th show at St. Anne's Anglican Church (Dundas and Dufferin), in the basement gallery.

    We regret that St. Anne’s parish hall is not a barrier-free location, but attendees will have ongoing access to fully accessible bathrooms in the church. There are several steps from the street to the front door and interior steps leading to the Main Hall, upstairs, and downstairs. There is ample seating available, and washrooms between Skey Room and the Chapel (main floor) and outside Roseneath (upstairs) are gender neutral. St. Anne’s is a fragrance-free space (please don't wear perfumes or scented products). If you have any questions about accessibility needs, please reach out to us at torontolongwinter@gmail.com.

  • Nov 27, 2021

    5:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. (To)

    Toronto
    Paris

    V/IRL

    art music

    SHOW: LW x MU x CLUB QUARANTINE x COLLECTIF ASCIDIACEA - DIFFRACTED SPACES (Performance, Live, Concerts...)

    With Savannah Taylor, Merival, Ziibiwan, Ceréna , New Chance, Besé, Tica Holiday, Asuquomo, Karim Olen Ash, blackwinterwells, Del Stephen, Raging 20s, CELIA GAULTIER, COUCOU GANG, DOMINIQUE GILLIOT, HEIMAT , JOHANNA ROCARD, OXYTOCINE , NATHAN ROCHE BAND, SENTIMENTAL RAVE, TIMOTHÉE NAY, CORBEILLE DALLAS.

    Long Winter x Club Quarantine x Collectif MU x Ascidiacea:
    Toronto / Paris bi-city program stream

    Toronto: 5pm - 2am
    Paris: 21:30 - 06:00

    Conceived during lockdown, when parties were clandestine or under surveillance, Diffracted Spaces is a hybrid performance, accessible in-situ and online. It proposes an impossible encounter between Paris and Toronto and their artistic communities.

    In-situ, the event forms a wandering path offering happenings and simultaneous atmospheres. Online, these scenes from the set of a film in the making, alternating scenes shot in Paris and Toronto. Between the proposals, Dominique Gilliot intervenes from Paris as a TV host.

    The whole is put in image by the collective Ascidiacea, mixing in real time video sources and situations.

    Music (TO)
    SAVANNAH TAYLOR (UNIT 2) • MERIVAL • ZIIBIWAN • CERÉNA (CLUB QUARANTINE) • NEW CHANCE • BESÉ • TICA HOLIDAY (SOU SOU) • ASUQUOMO (DEBASER) • KARIM OLEN ASH (CLUB QUARANTINE) • BLACKWINTERWELLS (CLUB QUARANTINE) • RAGING 20S PARTY

    Music & Performance (Paris)
    OXYTOCINE • NATHAN ROCHE BAND • HEIMAT • SENTIMENTAL RAVE • CORBEILLE DALLAS • COUCOU GANG • CELIA GAULTIER • DOMINIQUE GILLIOT • JOHANNA ROCARD • TIMOTHÉE NAY

    Art (TO)
    KARL SKENE • FEZZ STENTON • FION LIU • SIMON FUH • JEREMY BAILEY • NICOLE DECSEY • HERAN GENENE • SARAH BOO • FLORENCE YEE • KOFI ODURO

    La Station - Gare des Mines (Paris)

    St. Anne's Anglican Church - Parish Hall + Church (2 buildings, 3 floors)

    Online - Club Quarantine Zoom Party