Violence Prevention Grey Bruce is recruiting 60 community participants for a free arts initiative inspired by the theme “Into the Open – Preventing Sexual Violence in Grey Bruce”. Participants DO NOT need to be survivors of sexual violence. Anyone who wants to bring the issue of sexual violence into the open is welcome.
Participants will work in groups of 10 with a pair of mentors in a one day workshop on April 9th, 2016. Facilitators will include a trained artist and a survivor mentor to help participants develop their ideas and abilities with the goal of preparing a piece or presentation for a public showcase in May. The artist mentors will represent a range of disciplines including dance, drama, creative writing, and visual arts.
VPGB hopes to use art to bring conversations about sexual violence into the open where they can raise awareness and decrease stigma. This free workshop is open to all ages and levels of experience. We are especially hopeful that youth will participate. Registration is first come first served. Artist mentors and their mediums will be announced in February.
Materials, food, and good company will be provided.