About Awesome Arts

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Awesome Arts is a community engaged program that allows participants of all ages to explore issues important to their community through the arts. Held in partnership with community organizations, Awesome Arts offers an exciting series of workshops for different age groups that culminate in a public celebration. Participants express themselves via various art forms such as slam poetry, animation, music, theatre and video, all the while exploring issues important to them and their community. The Awesome Arts Festival brings the community together for an evening of celebration during which the participants share their creations. The Festival also features professional artists, inspiring the entire community to remain connected with the arts and the issues. The program has also been offered bilingually as Awesome Arts en folie.

To date Awesome Arts has been run in a number of communities around Ottawa with a variety of partners. Awesome Arts has provided 790 individual workshops to 1450 children, youth and seniors. Awesome Arts Festivals have featured performances from over 950 children, youth and seniors and 80 local professional artists to over 5600 Ottawa residents.

After a five-year history with One World Arts, Awesome Arts moved to MASC's banner as of July 1, 2013.
For more information as to how your school, organization or community can host an Awesome Arts program, please contact Awesome Arts Director Micheline Shoebridge at 613-725-9119
All MASC artists have undergone vulnerable sector screening.

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