Art for Community-building, Wellness & Social Change
Community-engaged Arts |Arts Facilitation | Cultural Production
My creative practice centres around projects that improve mental health, prioritize gender & racial equality, share prosperity and promote environmental sustainability. I curate substance-free experiences centered around art, music, movement and dialogue that not only build community, but also increase our awareness of ourselves, others and nature.
'From parking lot into a vibrant community hub'
is a community-engaged placemaking project that will transform a shipping container into a unique community space in the Vanier neighbourhood.
During physical distancing, I continued to engage with the community by hosting:
- Monthly Women's Creative Circles
- Open Mic Events for Emerging Artists
- Virtual Dance Parties for Workplaces
- Music, Movement & Self-massage Wellness Events
Roles: Producer, Arts Facilitator, DJ, Emcee
'Girlfriends Women's Circle'
A monthly gathering for women to hold meaningful and vulnerable conversations and connect around artmaking.
- Inclusion & Racism
- The Environment & Wellness
- Femininity & Masculinity
Ottawa, Ontario & Zoom during distancing
Roles: Co-producer, Co-facilitator
Creative Placemaking Project | 2020
Physically Distant Online Events | 2020
Women's Art & Dialogue Event Series | 2020
'The Poverty Challenge' & 'The Mental Health Challenge'
Community-engaged education events whereby participants were assigned roles and asked to physically navigate simulated systems of care. They later found out that their experience was based on an individual's real story and spoke with the person in whose shoes they had just walked.
University of Ottawa
May 2018 & November 2019
Lead Producer, Emcee, Scriptwriter (2019), Co-producer (2018)
'Francophone Culture Conference & Flash Mob'
As part of a day-long French culture gathering for 250 French immersion high school students, I produced an unexpected flash mob to start their day, complete with original music created by an emerging French-second language artist.
University of Ottawa
Role: Lead Producer, Dancer
'Francophone Culture Event & Concert'
As part of the annual French for the Future conference to promote FSL studies to youth, I produced a field trip that included French culture workshops, a traditional sugar shack lunch and a musical performance by Mehdi Cayenne.