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A STEPS PROJECT

Safe Flight Home

A City of Toronto cultural hotspot signature project

Safe Flight Home is a community-based public art project, offering intergenerational engagement in free participatory arts workshops, resulting in a public art exhibition across North York.


PROJECT AT A GLANCE

Location: North York, Toronto 

Artist: Fatspatrol

Year: 2020

Services: Creative Placemaking, Artist Capacity Building

PROJECT DETAILS

Safe Flight Home is a community-based public art project, offering intergenerational engagement in free participatory arts workshops, resulting in a public art exhibition across North York. We will be joined by project partner, FLAP Canada, a global leader in protecting birds from the hazards of our urban environment, to learn more about how we can best protect migratory birds in our community.

Participants will learn mark-making techniques as they work alongside Lead Artist, Fatspatrol, exploring themes of local bird species, migration and life cycles, while fostering understanding and community connections. The work generated through the online workshops will be documented and turned into several temporary vinyl murals that reflect the community and protect select subway stations against bird collisions.

The workshops are open to participants who live, work or play between Sheppard Avenue West and Bathurst Street to Finch Avenue West and Weston Road and are free to register. Participants will require access to a computer with a webcam, as well as a Zoom account in order to create engagement while respecting physical distancing guidelines. All other materials will be provided. Live Closed Captioning and ASL Interpretation will be offered during the Tuesday, November 3, 6pm session. We request to hold space for d/Deaf community participants for this session.

    “We do not have a lot of public art projects that evolve within the communities and have social interactions – that is very important.”

    – Fatspatrol, Lead Artist

    WORKSHOP DATES:

    Monday, October 19, 2020 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm EDT
    Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm EDT 
    Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm EDT
    Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm EDT*

    *Deadline to register is Friday, October 23rd, 2020 at 4 pm EDT

    Tuesday, November 3, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm EDT
    (Closed Captioning, ASL Interpretation)*

    *Deadline to register is Friday, October 30th, 2020 at 4 pm EDT

    For more information on how to register, please reach out to renee@stepsinitiative.com

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