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Critical Creativities: Policy, Performance, Diversity, and the Arts in the GTA

Critical Creativities: Policy, Performance, Diversity, and the Arts in the GTA
170 St. George Street room 100 / 569 Spadina Avenue
Time: Oct 23rd, 9:30 am End: Oct 23rd, 7:30 pm
Interest Categories: Visual Studies (UTM), Religion, Study of (FAS), Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (FAS), Jewish Studies, Islamic Studies, English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Drama, Theatre, Performance Studies (FAS), Diaspora/Transnational, Critical Theory, Comparative Literature (FAS), Canada, Book History/Print Culture, Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC), Art (FAS)
Community Research Workshop in conjunction with the exhibition "Beyond Calligraphy: Jewish & Muslim Artists Explore Texts & Contexts

The Religion in the Public Sphere Initiative is pleased to present

Critical Creativities: Policy, Performance, Diversity, and the Arts in the GTA

  • What does it mean to plan for artistic creativity?
  • To design a city as a site for artistic innovation?
  • Should art create sites of exclusively secular, civic expression -- or do art and religion become mutually useful resources in a region as diverse as that of the GTA?

The Community Research Workshop brings together scholars, students, policy-makers, and artists to discuss specific policy issues related to art, diversity, and youth in the city. Our evening Public Forum panel features researchers, policy-makers, and artists who will give short presentations, engage in mutual discussion and respond to questions from members of the audience.  Also featured is the exhibition, Beyond Calligraphy: Jewish and Muslim Artists Explore Texts and Contexts.


  • University of Toronto Scarborough
  • Religious Diversity and Youth Leadership initiative, Citizenship & Immigration Canada
  • Shema & Iqra', The Jewish-Muslim Text Project
  • Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement
  • University of Toronto Department for the Study of Religion

Community Research Workshop: 9:30 to 4:00 at 170 St. George Street

Public Forum:  5:30 to 7:30 at the Multi-Faith Centre, 569 Spadina Avenue

Registration is required.  Click HERE to register. For further information, please contact Dr. Shari Goldberg, Director of the Shema & Iqra' Project at (416) 894-0492.

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