It's important to note that participation in Expansion workshop livestreams is reserved for Black creatives.
Expansion workshops are a unique space for Black facilitators and participants to address challenges, and identify strategies and opportunities specific to their experience. G101’s partner in this project, Full Femme, is a Black-led arts collective. This project is a result of their labour, for their community.
The need for a series like Expansion emerged in response to data revealing that Black artists are overwhelmingly un-represented within Ottawa’s visual art spaces. Expansion exists to create intentional space for Black artists, in a city where these spaces do not exist at an institutional level.
If you are a non-Black creative interested in learning from Expansion speakers, you can find their names and workshop topics listed at g101.ca/G101FullFemmePartnership. We encourage you to reach out to the facilitators individually to discuss consultation opportunities – please be mindful of their time, make sure you have a budget in mind to compensate them for their work!
We will also be posting recordings of all the workshops, accessible to all in both official languages, at a later date – everyone can register to receive links to the recordings when they’re ready. Thanks to all for your understanding and support!