What is this?

The Black Mosaic is a free community-based, peer-support project, stemming from the Creativity Everything lab, for Black people in Toronto and surrounding areas to come together and share creative works. It began in fall 2020, and is continuing in 2021.

Through bi-weekly virtual sessions, we talk about and exchange feedback on projects or ideas we are currently working on or hoping to get started — without the pressure to showcase “finished” work.

More info appears in this news article about the Black Mosaic.

How does it work?

Group Support: Through themed Zoom meetings, individuals have the opportunity to talk about and share works-in-progress, aspirations, and frustrations, in a group setting. This is a great way to connect with other Black creatives in and around Toronto!

One-To-One Support: For those who prefer one-to-one support, they can sign up for a slot to share in a more private setting. 

End Of Season Exhibition: Participants can submit audio, video or JPEG files of works in progress which are compiled in the End of Season Exhibition — in the form of a virtual zine.

How do I join?

Register here to be included in the mailing list for the upcoming sessions:

  • Sun Jan 24th: 3pm – 4:30pm
    Theme: Any Medium Of Your Choice
     
  • Sun Feb 7th: 3pm – 4:30pm
    Theme: Media Arts (Photography, Film, Animation, Videos, etc.)
     
  • Sun Feb 21st: 3pm – 4:30pm
    Theme: Visual Arts (Painting, Drawing, Collage Art, etc.)
     
  • Sun March 7th: 3pm – 4:30pm
    Theme: Music (Vocals, Instrumentals, Beats, etc.)
     
  • Sun March 21st: 3pm – 4:30pm
    Theme: Literary Arts (Poetry, Short Stories, Monologues, etc.)
     
  • Sun April 4th: 3pm – 4:30pm
    End of Season Group Activity (TBD)
    Theme: Any Medium Of Your Choice

A Zoom link will be sent to all participants.

Who leads this?

Mir Asoh, a Black (Cameroonian-Malagasy) multidisciplinary artist who specializes in poetry, collage art and zine making — with the support of the Creativity Everything lab at Ryerson University, led by David Gauntlett.

For further info on the first few weeks of the project, see this news story from the FCAD website.


One Comment

  • Art has always been part of the Black liberation struggle. I am always happy to see these types of community art projects.

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